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Gemini Earn Is Now Available for Hong Kong Clients

The team at digital assets firm Gemini are pleased to announce the launch of Gemini Earn in Hong Kong, enabling users to earn as much as 8.05% APY on their crypto-assets. With Gemini Earn, interest is earned and compounded on a daily basis, and you… Read More

Digital Insurer Bowtie Secures $22.6M to Expand Operations across Asia, with Mitsui leading Series B1 Round

Bowtie, which claims to be Hong Kong’s first digital insurer, announced earlier this week the completion of a $22.6 million Series B1 round that was led by Mitsui & Co., Ltd., with participation from existing investor Sun Life Hong Kong Limited. Mitsui is one of… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Enterprise Data Search Engine Arctic Data Completes 20-million -yuan Pre-A Round Financing Enterprise Data search engine Arctic Data has recently completed a 20-million-yuan pre-A round of financing. The investment was led by Vitalbridge, and participated by Plum Ventures and Incapital. Established in 2018, Arctic Data… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority and People’s Bank of China Join Together on Fintech Innovation and Supervision

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the People’s Bank of China have solidified their relationship in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that seeks to combine innovation and supervision regarding Fintech. The MOU seeks to implement the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao The Outline of the Development Plan… Read More

Asian Fintech WeLab Introduces Subscription Program for Buying Apple Products

WeLab, an established Fintech firm in Asia, has introduced an innovative subscription program for buying Apple products with Apple authorized resellers, Subscribe+ for Apple Products. Clients are able to purchase Apple products via the subscription program using the newly launched WeLab Pay that’s powered by… Read More

Digital Banking: Hong Kong’s ZA Bank Enhances Financial Management Experience with New “Fixed-Rate” Tax Loan

ZA Bank has announced that it aims to streamline the financial management experience with a “fixed-rate” tax loan at a “guaranteed 1.58% APR.” Driven by the motto of “Be the Game Changer”, Hong Kong’s virtual banking platform, ZA Bank, has introduced another tax loan with… Read More

Board of Mox Bank Ltd Confirms Appointment of Barbaros Uygun as CEO of Mox

The Board of Mox Bank Limited has confirmed the appointment of Barbaros Uygun as the  Chief Executive Officer of Mox and Executive Director of the Board “with effect from 27 September 2021.” After establishing a solid foundation for Mox over the past 3 years, Deniz… Read More

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd Introduces Updated Mobile Data Subscription Service

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) revealed on Friday (September 9, 2021) that it has made an enhancement to its suite of market data offerings, with the launch of an updated mobile market data subscription service. The newly introduced service, which is set to… Read More

Digital Wealth Management Platform StashAway Expands Business Operations into Thailand

StashAway, a digital wealth management platform, has officially launched in Thailand, which marks a completely new overseas market for the Singapore-headquartered Fintech firm. StashAway, which mainly offers Robo-advisory services, has already established operations in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. The StashAway platform, currently accessible to… Read More

Hong Kong Insurtech OneDegree Secures $28M via Series B1 from Sun Hung Kai & Co., Others

Hong Kong-based OneDegree, an Insurtech firm under the Cyberport Incubation Program, revealed on August 30, 2021 that it has secured $28 million in capital through a Series B1 round. The company has secured more than $70 million, to date. As noted by its management: “In… Read More

93 Fintech focused Initiatives Approved for Proof-of-Concept Subsidy Scheme, Cyberport in Hong Kong Reveals

Cyberport recently confirmed that the application stage for Phase 2 of the Fintech Proof-of-Concept Subsidy Scheme, commissioned by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB), had been closed at the end of June 2021. As mentioned in a release, dated August 26, 2021: “Together… Read More

Trade Finance Network Contour Partners Global Shipping Business Network to Offer All-Digital Trading, Financing, Shipping Solution

Online trade finance network Contour has teamed up with the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) in order to provide an all-digital solution for participants involved in trading, financing and shipping goods across the globe. As mentioned in the announcement: “Pandemic-induced lockdowns and the subsequent explosive… Read More

Interest-Free Early Payday Option Introduced by Hong Kong’s Digital Banking Platform ZA Bank

Hong Kong-based digital bank ZA Bank has introduced “Salary FastPass,” which is an interest-free early payday option in Asia that lets people access their monthly salary up to 7 days in advance. ZA Bank‘s management noted that the Salary FastPass option aims to give employees a… Read More

Xiaomi and AMTD’s Digital Banking Platform Airstar Introduces Pilot to Offer Improved Loan Experience to Hong Kong SMEs

Xiaomi and AMTD’s digital banking platform Airstar has introduced another stage of its pilot which reportedly features the SME Easy Pay Loan offering in order to provide a quicker and more accessible loan experience to SMEs. This new announcement has come after an initial pilot… Read More

Hong Kong based Virtual Banking Platform WeLab Bank Reports Solid Growth and Adoption of Digital Financial Services

WeLab Bank, a digital bank that’s licensed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), is celebrating its first anniversary with solid results. Since it began offering services in July 2020, WeLab Bank claims that it has raised “public expectations” of banking services with the launch… Read More

NFT Platform Animoca Brands, Valued at $1 Billion, Quickly Fills Securities Offering on AngelHub

Animoca Brands has easily completed a securities offering on AngelHub, a Hong Kong-based firm that is the only investment crowdfunding platform regulated by the Securities Financial Commission (SFC). Animoca raised USD $2.3 million on AngelHub as part of a larger USD $139 million funding round…. Read More

Singapore Wealth Management Platform iFAST Corp’s iFAST Capital Unit Introduces New Trading Options

Singapore-based wealth platform iFAST Corporation recently revealed that the Group’s Malaysian division, iFAST Capital, has introduced trading services in US as well as support for Hong Kong-listed securities for Malaysians. The new offerings will reportedly include stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on FSMOne, its B2C online… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Airwallex Launches New Venture Capital Fund, Capital 49

Airwallex, a cross-border payments firm, recently revealed its plans to form a new venture capital fund that is set up by its founders. The Capital 49 fund will aim to make investments into early-stage, high-growth tech-enabled companies that will be supported by Airwallex’s infrastructure. The… Read More

Digital Banking: Hong Kong’s Mox Bank Introduces Buy Now Pay Later Service via its Max Credit Product

Hong Kong-based digital bank Mox has introduced a new Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service via its Mox Credit product, called “Split purchase.” Mox Credit clients are able to split their eligible or qualified transactions of HKD 400 or more into more manageable, equal monthly… Read More

Hong Kong Wealth Rates to Resume Climb

Hong Kong’s wealth market is poised for a rebound after a pandemic-affected 2020, new research from GlobalData suggests. The number of affluent, mass affluent and high net-worth investors is expected to grow 7.8 per cent to reach 3.9 million this year. Sixty per cent (60.6)… Read More

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