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Hong Kong Fintech Update

Invest Hong Kong Appoints New Head of Fintech King Leung has been appointed Head of Fintech at InvestHK which took effect in early May. Leung will lead a specialist Fintech team with the objective of attracting top innovativeFfintech companies, entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators and R&D institutions… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority & Bank of Thailand Sign MoU on Fintech Collaboration, Seek to Investigate CBDCs

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on Fintech innovation between the two regulatory authorities. The MoU was signed between Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the HKMA, and Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Grants Four New Virtual Banking Licenses

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has issued four more virtual banking licenses. The newly minted digital banks include: Ant SME Services (Hong Kong) Limited, Infinium Limited, Insight Fintech HK Limited, and Ping An OneConnect Company Limited. HKMA said that the four newly licensed virtual… Read More

Hong Kong is Aggressively Developing itself as a Leading Fintech Hub

Late last month, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the issuance of the very first virtual banking licenses. While many jurisdictions around the world are pursuing policies that encourage Fintech innovation and digital banking what was unique about the HKMA’s announcement was the rapidity… Read More

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Parent Company of Shuidi Crowdfunding Receives nearly ¥500 million B-round Funding led by Tencent Shuidi, the parent company of Shuidi Crowdfunding and Shuidi Mutual Insurance, announced this week that it had received a nearly ¥500 million B-round financing. This investment was led by Tencent, and… Read More

InvestHK Issues Statement on “First of Its Kind” Virtual Banking License Issuance

InvestHK (Invest Hong Kong) commented on the news this week that the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) had approved the first three virtual banking licenses. InvestHK’s vision is to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the leading international business location in Asia. Their mission is to… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Grants First Virtual Bank Licenses, Reinforces Hong Kong as “Premier International Financial Centre”

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has announced the first three virtual bank licenses. Applications were opened at the end of 2018 as aspiring digital banks moved quickly to complete the process. The HKMA said the three licenses were granted to: Livi VB Limited, SC Digital… Read More

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority Launches Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform TradeConnect The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (hereinafter referred to as the HKMA) announced on October 31st that it had launched a blockchain-based trade finance platform TradeConnect, in order to facilitate cross-border trade and related research. TradeConnect… Read More

Ping An Launches Blockchain-Powered Trade Finance Platform in Hong Kong

Ping An Insurance Group announced on Wednesday the launch of its blockchain-based international trade finance platform, eTradeConnect, in Hong Kong. According to Ping An, the new platform is initiated by seven founding banks in Hong Kong and facilitated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). OneConnect,… Read More

Hong Kong is Rocking Fintech

Later this month, Hong Kong will host their annual Fintech Week. This year’s event is being billed as the “world’s first” cross-border Fintech event. The multi-faceted conference will straddle Honk Kong and Shenzen – the relatively new metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. Macao… Read More

29 Apply for Hong Kong Virtual Banking License, More to Follow with First Approvals as Soon as Years End

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Multiple reports have indicated that 29 firms have made the cutoff for the first batch of virtual banking licenses in Hong Kong. Announced in September 2017, the push for digital banks in Hong Kong was designed to “bring Hong Kong into a New Era of… Read More

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The PBOC Sets Up a Financial Technology Company in Shenzhen On September 5th, the Digital Money Research Institute of People’s Bank of China established “Shenzhen Financial Technology Co., Ltd.” in Shenzhen. People familiar with the project said the company was involved in the development of… Read More

Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi Business and Monetary Authorities Cooperating on Fintech and Distributed Ledger Technology

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced June 26th that it has signed a Fintech agreement with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), “to enhance collaboration between the two authorities with a view to encouraging and enabling innovation in… Read More

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International Tuition Payment Platform Easy Transfer Receives Tens of Million Yuan in Series A Financing This week, Easy Transfer announced that it has won tens of millions yuan in Series A financing, which was led by Zhen Fund and followed by IDG Capital. It is… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Signs MoU With Polish Financial Supervision Authority to Enhance Fintech Collaboration

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on Friday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU to enhance fintech collaboration between the two authorities, with a view to strengthening co-operation between… Read More

Dubai Financial Services Authority & Hong Kong Monetary Authority Sign Fintech Cooperation Agreement

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) have signed a Fintech Co-operation Agreement today to boost collaboration between the two regulatory authorities, with a view to facilitating financial innovation in the two jurisdictions. The Co-operation Agreement was signed by… Read More

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority Has Launched a Fintech Chatroom

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has launched a “Fintech Supervisory Chatroom” designed to provide regulatory feedback to Fintech firms and authorized institutions. This is part of Hong Kong’s push to become the leading Fintech hub in Asia and part of their young Fintech Sandbox… Read More

Competing Fintech Hubs Singapore & Hong Kong Sign Cooperation Agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen Fintech ties between the two Asian financial centers. There was a signing ceremony organized by HKMA today in Hong Kong. As part of the Agreement,… Read More

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Tencent Received License to Sell Insurance on WeChat and QQ This week, China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) announced that it had grant an operation license to Shenzhen Wei Min Insurance Agency Co. Ltd. Tencent owns a majority stake (57.8%) of this new insurer. Fubon Property… Read More

Hong Kong Resurgence: Asian Financial Center Targets Fintech Dominance

A Discussion with Charles d’Haussy, Head of Fintech, InvestHK. Hong Kong has been a definitive leader in global finance and trade for many decades. Yet when it comes to Fintech, embracing financial innovation has been slower than some other centers of alternative finance. But recently Hong… Read More

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