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Hong Kong’s Digital Tech Supporter Cyberport Reports Approval of 54 Applications for Fintech Proof of Concepts

Hong Kong-based digital technology park Cyberport has revealed that the application stage for the initial phase of its Fintech Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Subsidy Scheme has now closed. The initiative reportedly received more than 80 applications. The scheme has been commissioned by the Financial Services and the… Read More

Digital Banking: WeLab Bank to Offer Apple Pay Option to Clients across Hong Kong

WeLab Bank, a homegrown digital bank that has been authorized by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), reveals that it’s offering its customers Apple Pay, which is described as a safe, secure and private way to make payments. It allows clients to not have to… Read More

Nomura has Chosen Refinitv, a Financial Market Solution Provider, to Support Wealth Management in Singapore, Hong Kong

Nomura has reportedly chosen Refintiv, a multinational provider of financial market data and infrastructure, in order to leverage the Fintech firm’s wealth management solutions across Hong Kong and Singapore. The Refinitiv Workspace for Wealth Advisors will be used as the main platform to provide up-to-date… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

National Internet Finance Association of China: Standardized Cosmetic Surgery-Related Financial Products and Services The past few years have seen the rapid development of cosmetic surgery in China. In order to better serve their customers, some financial institutions have cooperated with third-party cosmetic surgery agencies to… Read More

Osome, an Accounting and Regtech Super App for SMEs, Secures $16M via Series A

Osome, a three-year-old Super App that digitizes accounting and compliance services for small businesses, has secured $16 million through a Series A round that received contributions from a group of investors including Target Global, AltaIR Capital, Phystech Ventures, S16VC, and Peng T. Ong (who joined… Read More

Innovation and Ventures Division at Standard Chartered and Franklin Templeton Introduce Wealth, Health, Lifestyle Platform

The innovation and ventures division at Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) has teamed up with fund manager Franklin Templeton in order to introduce a “wealth, health and lifestyle” consumer platform for Singapore residents. Excited to announce our partnership with @FTI_Global to launch Autumn in SG, a… Read More

Hong Kong’s ZA International Introduces IPOGo, Allowing Clients to Benefit from Booming IPO Markets

ZA International has introduced a new integrated financial brand, called ZA One, which provides the IPOGo service, allowing people to take advantage of lucrative investment opportunities in initial public offerings (IPOs) space. IPOGo mainly focuses on capturing the significant growth of IPOs of Hong Kong-listed… Read More

Fintech 2025 Strategy Announced by Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Includes Comprehensive CBDC Plan

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on Tuesday (June 8, 2021) the updated “Fintech 2025” strategy for promoting financial tech development in the Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Eddie Yue, CEO at HKMA,  has outlined Hong Kong’s new Fintech strategy,… Read More

Digital Banking: Hong Kong’s WeLab Bank Surpasses 100,000 Clients, Reports Strong Q1 2021

Hong Kong based WeLab Bank, a newly-launched digital bank, reports that its total number of clients has exceeded 100,000 (registered users). As noted in a release shared with CI: “Riding on the strong momentum in customer growth in the first half of 2021, the Bank… Read More

Google Cloud enabled, AI enhanced Cantonese Chatbot to be Offered by Hong Kong Insurer YF Life

Hong Kong-based insurance firm YF Life has partnered with HKBN Enterprise Solutions (HKBNES) in order to offer a Google Cloud-enabled Cantonese voice chatbot. The chatbot will be supporting insurance services and is expected to be introduced in early 2022. The chatbot uses Google Cloud‘s AI… Read More

Financial Planning: TransUnion Survey Reveals Hong Kong Residents are Facing Financial Pressure due to COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Hong Kong residents’ financial situation with many people now worried about whether they’ll still be able to settle their bills, according to a recent TransUnion survey report. TransUnion’s Consumer Pulse study reveals that Hong Kong consumers’… Read More

Financial Technology Firms UP Fintech, Sea, Huobi, Razer Added to MSCI Global Index

Financial technology companies UP Fintech (NASDAQ:TIGR), an Asian online brokerage firm focusing on global investors; Sea, a digital commerce business; Huobi Technology, a blockchain-focused company; and Razer, a multinational gaming and financial services provider, were among the firms that have been added to the MSCI global indexes… Read More

Hong Kong Authorities Release Findings, Feedback of Consultation Paper on Digital Asset Regulations

Hong Kong’s Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) has published a paper that reveals the key findings and conclusions reached after a consultation on a proposed licensing requirement for digital asset trading platforms. Hong Kong‘s government has reportedly proposed certain regulatory changes in order… Read More

Hong Kong: Virtual Bank Airstar Launches SME Banking

Airstar, one of a select few digital banks approved by Hong Kong regulators, has announced SME banking services. AirStar states that following its launch in the summer of 2020 it has experienced a steady increase of both deposit accounts and loan customers and it is… Read More

Digital Banking: Hong Kong’s ZA Bank and Mox Account for Around 70% of Region’s Virtual Banking Customer Deposits

ZA Bank and Mox are reportedly leading Hong Kong’s digital bank market,  accounting for around 70% of all virtual banking customer deposits (as of the end of last year). This, according to a report from Reuters that referenced annual reports from banks in the city…. Read More

Hong Kong’s Digital Life Insurance Firm Blue Introduces Campaign for Free Post-Vaccination Protection Until July 31, 2021

Digital life insurance provider Blue has introduced the #WeSupport initiative to offer its clients with free post-vaccination protection from April 8, 2021 to  July 31, 2021. As noted by Blue’s management: “Blue is Hong Kong’s first digital life insurer – in fact we are more… Read More

Airwallex Launches Online Card Payments Solution in Hong Kong

    Airwallex, a digital payments fintech, announced on Thursday the launch of its online card payment acceptance solution in Hong Kong. According to Airwallex, the solution will allow local merchants to accept online card payments made around the world using Visa and Mastercard. According… Read More

Fintech Innovation Lab Asia Pacific Returns in 2021, Aims to Help Early-Stage, High-Potential Startups

The Fintech Innovation Lab Asia Pacific program has now returned for its eighth edition this year with additional opportunities for early-stage and high-potential startups. Cyberport, a founding partner, will be giving finalists from the 2021 cohort the chance to take part in the 2-year (or… Read More

Ping An Reports Successfully Completing Initial Close of $200M Fintech and Healthtech Venture Fund

Ping An Insurance recently revealed that it has completed the initial close of Ping An Voyager Partners, LP, which is a growth stage venture fund. Approximately $200 million in commitments have now been made toward the planned $475 million target. The deal it intended for… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Reveals Implementation Roadmap for Ongoing Development of Open API Framework

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), which is Hong Kong’s central banking institution that reports directly to the Financial Secretary, has announced the implementation plans for the third and fourth stages of its Open API framework. The next steps in the Open API Framework include… Read More

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