Tagged: hong kong

Invoice Trading Platform Qupital Receives $2 Million in Seed Funding Led By Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund & MindWorks Ventures

Qupital, an online invoice discounting exchange, has received $2 million in seed funding led by Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund and MindWorks Ventures. Several other VCs participated including DRL Capital and Aria Group. Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund is a not-for-profit initiative launched by Alibaba Group in 2015 to help… Read More

Chinese P2P Lender Dianrong Links with Maggie Ng to Launch Global Fintech Marketplace

Chinese P2P lender Dianrong announced a new technology agreement with Maggie Ng, a leading consumer banking executive in Asia Pacific, to launch a global fintech marketplace connecting Asian investors with high-quality, low-volatility and largely untapped asset classes, including U.S. consumer lending. Founded in 2012, Dianrong originates… Read More

Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council Publishes Report on Blockchain

As part of a broader initiative to encourage Fintech innovation, the Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong has published a report on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) or Blockchain. Recently, we shared a report on Fintech in which the FSDC chastised officials for not moving… Read More

Hong Kong Report on Status of Fintech

Hong Kong has been sizing up the Fintech sector of finance for awhile now. But while Hong Kong is a regional financial powerhouse, when it comes to Fintech innovation they have ceded ground to Singapore.  Yet authorities recognize that Fintech has the potential to deliver… Read More

Alibaba Invests In Its First Fintech Company In Hong Kong

As reported by Forbes today, Alibaba has invested in online invoice exchange marketplace Qupital, marking the Chinese e-commerce giant’s first foray into fintech investment in Hong Kong. Qupital raised a total of $2 million in its seed round. Accounts Receivable Marketplace Qupital bills itself as Hong Kong’s… Read More

Sun Hung Kai Seeks to Expand its Investments to US $2 Billion Focusing on Fintech

According to an article in Bloomberg, Hong Kong-based financial investment and services firm, Sun Hung Kai & Co., intends to expand its principal investments portfolio to over US $2 billion with an emphasis on investing in fintech. The firm currently has about US $1.4 billion… Read More

FCA Inks Fintech Cooperation Agreement with Hong Kong

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed a co-operation agreement with the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. The intent of the agreement is to encourage collaboration that supports Fintech innovation. According to the document, the FCA and SFC will co-operate on information… Read More

Hong Kong Eyeing to Overtake Singapore as Asia’s Premier Fintech Hub

According to several reports, fintech in Asia reached record numbers in 2016. Singapore, in particular, has seen huge growth the last few years and has long proclaimed itself as the premier fintech hub in Asia. Some of the reasons why Singapore has been able to establish itself… Read More

CoAssets Expands into Hong Kong with Fintech Pte Ltd Investment

ASEAN crowdfunding platform CoAssets (ASX: CA8) is pushing into Hong Kong as part of a growth and “internationalization strategy”. CoAssets announced a Memorandum of Understanding this past March. CoAssets announced it has entered into a Share Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with the shareholders of Fintech Pte… Read More

Crooked Crowdfunders: Prominent Crowdfunding Marketing Firm “Funded Today” Gets Fleeced But Fights Back & Wins

First Successful Arbitration Settlement Against a Crowdfunding Scofflaw Prominent crowdfunding marketing firm Funded Today is perhaps the most successful agency in their space today. Having helped to direct more than 300 perk-based crowdfunding campaigns to financial success, Funded Today has now been instrumental in raising… Read More

CoAssets Signs MOU with Fintech Pte Ltd as it Expands into Hong Kong

CoAssets (ASX: CA8), a crowdfunding platform specializing in facilitating funding for real estate and SMEs, has signed a non‐binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to invest in Fintech Pte Ltd, a Hong Kong-based Fintech company. Following due-diligence, the two companies expect to formally announce an investment… Read More

P2P Lender Monexo Announces Undisclosed Strategic Partner Following Kolkata Launch

Hong Kong’s peer-to-peer lending platform Monexo announced on Monday it now has an undisclosed strategic partner. Founder and CEO of the online lender, Mukesh Bubna, reportedly stated that the new partner may be a domestic private equity fund. Bubna shared: “In 2017, our aspiration is… Read More

Candidate for Hong Kong Chief Executive Crowdfunds Over $583K

John Tsang, a former Financial Secretary of Hong Kong who has had a long government career, declared last month that he is running for Chief Executive of Hong Kong.  His crowdfunding campaign launched five days ago on FringeBacker, and he has raised thus far HK$4,519,604 (approximately $583,000)… Read More

Ireland Wants to be European Fintech Gateway for Chinese Firms

Earlier this month, Ireland sent a delegation of public officials to visit Hong Kong and advocate on behalf of the country as a “gateway” for China to the European market.  The delegation participated in the 10th Asian Financial Forum. Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister of State for… Read More

Ayannah Named Best in Show At Next Money Fintech Finals 2017

Philippine-based startup Ayannah, a provider of affordable and accessible digital financial services for the world’s unbanked, was named Best in Show by the judges at the Fintech Finals 2017 (FF17) pitch competition at PMQ in Hong Kong on Thursday night. The second annual event, which was… Read More

Reg CF Crowdfunding Platform Mr. Crowd Launches Chinese Language Version

Mr. Crowd is a FINRA approved Reg CF crowdfunding portal. Created by founder Allen Au, Mr. Crowd is a part of the US incorporated Ksdaq corporation.  While incorporated in the US, Ksdaq’s primary place of business is Hong Kong making it a bit unique. Today, Mr…. Read More

Hong Kong Set to Host Next Money Fintech Finals 2017 As Part of the StartmeupHK Festival

Hong Kong is set to host the Next Money Fintech Final 2017 as part of the StartmeupHK Festival. The event, which is brought to the community by credit card giant Visa, will be held on January 18-19th 2017 at the PMQ and is expected to host… Read More

African Fintech: Visa Links with Hong Kong VC/Incubator Nest to Launch Bootcamp

Visa has partnered with the Hong Kong-based VC firm and incubator Nest to run a four-day fintech bootcamp in Nairobi for innovative startups in Africa, according to a release. Nest mentors will join executives from Visa’s teams in Kenya, South Africa, and the UAE to coach selected… Read More

UK FCA & Hong Kong Monetary Authority to Collaborate on Fintech Innovation

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed a new collaboration agreement. This time the FCA has formed a co-operation agreement with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).  The arrangement is for the two securities regulators to collaborate on promoting financial innovation and is similar… Read More