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Blockchain Based Letter of Credit Processed by HSBC on Voltron Trade Finance Platform

HSBC has processed a Yuan-denominated letter of credit using the Voltron platform. According to a report in Reuters, this is the first transaction of its type to use Yuan and the first to utilize the Voltron platform. Voltron explains their application as follows: “[Voltron] will… Read More

HSBC Debuts Next Generation Virtual Accounts For Corporate & Institutional Clients

HSBC announced on Monday the launch of its new Next Generation Virtual Accounts to help wholesale clients increase their cash management efficiency by consolidating bank accounts and centralizing transactions. HSBC reported that through the accounts clients may consolidate hundreds of bank accounts into a handful… Read More

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

HSBC Announces Opening of Global Data & Innovation Lab in Toronto

HSBC announced on Wednesday it has opened its Global Data & Innovation Lab in Toronto, citing the city’s interest, investment and development of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced machine learning. According to HSBC, the 3,376 square foot energy efficient lab will soon employ over 50… Read More

LendInvest to Move into Regulated Home Loan Mortgages, Raises £200 Million from HSBC for Significant Expansion of Lending Services

LendInvest, one of the most successful online lending platforms in the UK, has raised £200 million from HSBC UK to help fuel expansion into the regulated home loan market. In a release, LendInvest said this marks the company’s next step towards achieving its ambition of… Read More

HSBC Teams Up With Fintech NepFin For Commercial Banking Services

HSBC US Commercial Banking announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with fintech firm, Neptune Financial (NepFin). According to the banking group, the collaboration will firms that are doing business with NepFin will now be able to tap HSBC for commercial banking services and… Read More

HSBC Says Its New DLT System for Forex Trades 25% Faster

An executive at HSBC has claimed the global bank’s new distributed ledger system for settling Forex trades is 25% more efficient than previous systems, Reuters reports. The system, HSBC FX Everywhere, is reportedly handling 3500-5000 foreign currency trades per day, though HSBC would not confirm what… Read More

HSBC Canada Forms New Partnership With Biz2Credit to Give Canadian Small Business Owners Financing Quicker & Easier

Biz2Credit announced on Monday it is working with HSBC Bank Canada to give Canadian small business owners quicker and easier access to apply for business financing through HSBC eCredit. According to the duo, HSBC eCredit is a digital-first approach to lending, which will allow small business… Read More

HSBC Partners with Avant’s End-to-End Tech Amount to Launch Digital Lending Platform

U.S. banking and financial service HSBC announced on Wednesday it has partnered with Avant’s end-to-end technology platform Amount to launch a new digital lending platform, which will U.S. consumers, including existing HSBC customers, with a simple way to apply for personal loans online. HSBC reported is… Read More

HSBC Commercial Banking Announces Women on the Rise in FinTech Initiative Launch

HSBC Commercial Banking announced on Wednesday the launch of its Women on the Rise in FinTech initiative, which is described as a program aimed to celebrate and encourage gender diversity by honoring the industry’s preeminent women. The initiative will also provide resources and guidance to help… Read More

Regtech is Hot and IBM’s Watson is On It

IBM’s Watson, an artificial intelligence initiative (AI), is moving into Regtech. This should really come as no surprise to anyone as Regtech and AI are a perfect match. All of financial services will be digitized and fueled by the internet. Fintech is the future. But… Read More

Finastra Teams Up With R3 & Seven Banks to Create Distribute Ledger Technology Platform

UK-based fintech firm Finastra announced on Thursday it has teamed up with R3 and seven banks to create an online marketplace to drive transparency and efficiency in the syndicated loan market. Finastra reported that R3’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) based platform, Fusion LenderComm exposes real-time credit agreement, accrual… Read More

First Proof of Concept: KYC Blockchain Created by ASEAN Banks

OCBC Bank, HSBC and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), along with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), have successfully completed a proof-of-concept for a Know Your Customer (KYC) blockchain. OCBC Bank is the longest established bank in Singapore formed in 1932 from the merger of three… Read More

Twitter Brawl: R3 Takes Some Heat on Whether it is Blockchain. Or Not.

This is kind of interesting. R3, the big bank funded distributed ledger technology initiative, has been in a bit of a dust up as it “repositions” its services. The controversy is not anything new but things continue to simmer a bit as there is an… Read More

FinTech Association of Hong Kong Launches to Advocate & Promote Innovations in Finance

Yesterday there was a well attended event in Hong Kong to announce the launch of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK). The FTAHK is an independent, not-for-profit, member-driven organisation that is now the voice of the Fintech community in Hong Kong. Members range from Fintech… Read More

The Inescapable Fintech Revolution

Big consultancies, such as PwC, Cap Gemini, KPMG, Deloitte and Accenture, research and analyze fintech developments to support the digital transformation of their banking customers. They promote this work through well-crafted free reports and white papers. The latest of such reports was published by Julian… Read More

Indian AltFin Startup OpenTap Aims to Create Greater Access to Short-Term Loans

Alternative finance startup OpenTap is aiming to disrupt an environment where many creditworthy borrowers do not have access to short-term personal loans from the traditional financial services sector.  Founded in 2015, OpenTap is based in Chennai, India and seeks to grant access to short-term credit for… Read More

Brief: HSBC & ASTRI Launch RDI Laboratory in Hong Kong

  Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) and Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company (ASTRI) have jointly launched the HSBC-ASTRI Research and Development Innovation Laboratory (RDI Lab). The Lab seeks to boost research and technology implementation within the financial industry as… Read More

“We Must Adapt”. HSBC Commits £10 Billion in Lending to SMEs

According to multiple reports, HSBC is committing £10 billion in lending to UK SMEs. This announcement comes on the heels of a notice that HSBC has introduced its virtual platform that cuts business loan application and approval times – in half. Richard Davies, COO of… Read More

Former HSBC Executives Join RateSetter Team

On the eve of the launch of the IF ISA, RateSetter has announced the appointment of two senior executives; Jim Gunner has joined the RateSetter board ad Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee and Nigel Wilkinson is now Head of Commercial Credit. Both… Read More

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