As an international financial centre, Hong Kong is an ideal place for Fintech business to grow. The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) attaches great importance to the development of Fintech, and works closely with relevant Government departments, financial regulators and the industry to advance the development of Fintech sector through a variety of measures. Our work include:
- Promoting Hong Kong’s advantages in Fintech;
- Refining the regulatory regime to facilitate the sector’s development;
- Improving Fintech infrastructure;
- Providing funding to nurture Fintech talent
We will continue with our concerted efforts to promote and support Fintech development on all fronts and take it to the next stage.
InvestHK’s vision is to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the leading international business location in Asia. Our mission is to attract and retain foreign direct investment which is of strategic importance to the economic development of Hong Kong. It has a dedicated Fintech team in Hong Kong with correspondents located in London, San Francisco and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). It aims at attracting worldwide innovative Fintech enterprises, start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders to expand and scale their business via Hong Kong to the Mainland China, Asia and beyond.
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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) puts great efforts in striking a right balance between retaining appropriate flexibility for innovations and ensuring that customer interests are properly safeguarded during the course of fintech development. The Fintech Facilitation Office, established by the HKMA in 2016, facilitates the healthy development of the Fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong and promotes Hong Kong as a Fintech hub in Asia.
The Insurance Authority (IA) has established the Insurtech Facilitation Team to enhance the communication with business involved in the development and application of Insurtech in Hong Kong, as well as to promote Hong Kong as an Insurtech hub in Asia. The Team aims at facilitating the Insurtech community's understanding of the current regulatory regime, act as a platform for exchanging ideas of innovative Insurtech initiatives among key stakeholders, and provide advice on Insurtech-related topics as appropriate.
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has established the Fintech Contact Point to enhance communication with businesses involved in the development and application of Fintech which intend to conduct regulated activities in Hong Kong. Under the Securities and Futures Ordinance, no person shall carry on a business in a regulated activity without a licence granted by the SFC. The purpose of the Fintech Contact Point is to facilitate the Fintech community's understanding of the current regulatory regime, and to enable the SFC to stay abreast of the development of Fintech in Hong Kong.
FINNOVASIA is Asia's largest and most active FinTech community. Since 2015, we have hosted a number of regional conferences in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Kuala Lumpur attended by over 40,000 senior-level FinTech executives, founders, investors, and entrepreneurs from more than 130 countries. We create, organize, and run some of the most renowned financial technology conferences, FinTech startup incubation programmes, workshops, hackathons, executive training and networking nights in Asia.
AMTD Group is a diversified conglomerate in Asia, with businesses in investment banking, institutional asset management, digital solutions, real estate and hospitality, and education. AMTD Group is a global Strategic Partner Associate of the World Economic Forum, and has been the Grand Sponsor to the SingaporeFinTech Festival since 2017 and Sole Strategic Partner to the Hong Kong FinTechWeek since 2018. AMTD International (NYSE: HKIB; SGX:HKB), a subsidiary of AMTD Group and dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Singapore Exchange, is a leading independent investment bank in Asia and one of Asia's largest independent asset management companies, and is also a leading investment house in the financial and new economy.AMTD Digital, a one-stop comprehensive digital solutions platform in Asia underAMTD Group, operates in businesses covering digital financial services, digital media, content & marketing, SpiderNet ecosystem solutions, and digital investment. Airstar Bank, one of the eight licensed virtual banks in Hong Kong, is the joint venture between AMTD and Xiaomi and a portfolio under this platform and is also one of the earlier virtual banks launching its service.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding member of the HSBC Group. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 64 countries and territories in its geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of $2,976bn at 30 June 2021, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited. This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (QME), in China, in 2018.HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.www.hkexgroup.com
HashKey Group is Asia’s leading end-to-end digital asset management and finance house. Headquartered in Hong Kong and with operations in Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo, HashKey empowers institutional investors to capture high-potential investment opportunities in digital assets and blockchain technology. The company’s core businesses include an SFC to-be-licensed digital asset exchange, a full-service brokerage platform, an institutional-grade custody service and a venture capital fund invested in blockchain companies and digital asset projects globally.
HashKey’s sister company and strategic partner Wanxiang Blockchain provides unparalleled access to blockchain research, developers, and technologies. Both are subsidiaries of Wanxiang Group, a global financial services conglomerate and the world’s second largest automotive components manufacturer. HashKey also has extensive partnerships with leading FinTech ventures, academic institutions and industry associations.
With a top senior leadership team bringing decades of investment and trading experience, strong business execution and deep market insights, HashKey has a firmwide commitment to upholding the highest compliance and regulatory standards in the digital assets economy.
TransUnion is a global information and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern economy. We do this by providing a comprehensive picture of each person so they can be reliably and safely represented in the marketplace. As a result, businesses and consumers can transact with confidence and achieve great things. We call this Information for Good®. TransUnion provides solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people in more than 30 countries. Our customers in Hong Kong include some of the top banks and money lenders, and as Hong Kong’s leading consumer credit information company, we maintain credit records on over 5.5 million consumers.
China Securities Credit Investment Co., Ltd. is a leading Chinese credit-tech serviceprovider. It is jointly founded by 35 domestic first-class enterprises. A few examplesinclude Soochow Securities, Guotai Junan Securities, GF Securities, EverbrightSecurities, Orient Securities, Essence Securities, Zhongtai Securities, GuoyuanSecurities, PICC Group, CPIC Life, Hundsun Technologies, EastMoney.com andQianhai Financial Holdings. It has a registered capital of RMB 4.58598 billion. ChinaSecurities Credit Investment owns 8 majority-owned tier-1 subsidiaries. It also has acredit rating of AAA with a stable outlook issued by leading domestic credit ratingagencies.Empowered by its technology, China Securities Credit Investment aims to build aninfrastructure that serves the entire life cycle of credit assets (asset generation - assettrading and exchange - asset management). We provide integrated services that coverthe entire credit value chain, from credit risk management, credit enhancement, tocredit asset trading services and management, which help to reduce the cost of creditrisk management, accelerate credit asset circulation, and mitigate the risk of creditasset investments.
As of today, China Securities Credit Investment has provided professional ratingservices, customized credit risk solutions and credit-tech based asset managementservices to more than 8,000 institutional clients respectively, including industrial andcommercial enterprises, financial institutions, new economy companies, onlineplatforms and regulators. Over 60% of the company’s staff are comprised oftechnology and credit rating personnel.
AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR (1) , Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (China), Vietnam, Brunei and Macau SAR (2) , and a 49 per cent joint venture in India.
AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients.
AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).
1. Hong Kong SAR refers to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
2. Macau SAR refers to Macau Special Administrative Region.
Atome is Asia’s leading buy now pay later brand, partnering online and offline retailers to increase conversions and grow average orders and customer segments. Atome partners over 5,000 retailers in 9 markets (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand and mainland China). For consumers, Atome offers choice, convenience and flexibility in how they choose to shop and pay. Atome is part of Advance Intelligence Group, a Series-C AI-driven technology company in Asia-Pacific. Founded in 2016, it leverages innovative technology and partnerships to build an ecosystem of products and services serving consumers, enterprises and merchants. The Group is headquartered in Singapore and has presence across Southeast Asia, India and Greater China.
Founded 25 years ago, BPC (Banking, Payments, Context) has transformed over the years to deliver innovative and best in class proven solutions which fit with today’s consumer lifestyle when banking, shopping or moving in both urban and rural areas, bridging real life to digital. With 350 customers across 95 countries globally, BPC collaborates with all ecosystem players ranging from tier one banks to neobanks, payment service providers (PSP) to large processors, ecommerce giants to startup merchants, government bodies to local hail riding companies. BPC’s SmartVista suite comprises of cutting-edge banking, commerce and mobility solutions including digital banking, ATM & switching, payments processing, card and fraud management, financial inclusion, merchant portals, transport and smart cities solutions. The group’s customer-oriented structure allows innovative and fast-moving transformation to anticipate customers’ rapidly changing needs. As a result, BPC launched a series of specialised fintechs:
• Radar Payments, a fast-growing European paytech which delivers end-to-end payment as a service, to banks, PSPs and fintechs www.radarpayments.com
• O-City, a smart city payment platform adopted in over 130 cities worldwide, dedicated to digitalising public transport and mass transit payment and city attractions www.o-city.com
• Safal Fasal, an agritech marketplace launched in India that has created an ecosystem for farmers to find buyers and source partners such as financial institutions or logistic partners to successfully grow their business.
Babel Finance is a global leading crypto services provider specialized in serving institutional clients and professional investors worldwide who seek high-quality crypto asset management solutions and customized services. Its core businesses span across crypto lending, crypto asset management, and crypto prime financing. The company is backed by prominent investors and partners including Zoo Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Dragonfly Capital, BAI Capital and Tiger Global Management. As of now, Babel Finance’s crypto total assets exceed US$500 million.
Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 70 years, enables our 13,000 people across 77 offices in 46 countries globally to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instil confidence in our clients.
Baker McKenzie is one of the leading firms for cross-border transactions, providing strategic advice on deals involving leading financial institutions and multinational companies.
Ranked as Band 1 Firm by Chambers FinTech Global, we have been at the forefront of advising the entire value chain of the financial technology industry, including financial institutions, global digital leaders, technology incubators and startups — across a broad range of subsectors, including crowdfunding, e-payments, digital assets, digital banking, robo advice, platforms and exchanges, and peer-to-peer lending. We help clients address issues relating to market entry, product innovation and licensing, and assist them in spotting and mitigating regulatory, IP and contracting risks that can dilute the value of a company's innovation.
Collinson is a global leader in customer loyalty. By combining our AI-powered technology, global network of data scientists, and more than 30 years of loyalty expertise, we empower your brand to thrive through disruption by delivering insights-powered customer experiences that in turn yield year-on-year growth. It’s why we’re chosen by the world’s leading payment networks, 1,400+ banks, 90+ airlines and 20+ hotel groups to craft experiences that serve to acquire, engage and retain the most profitable and demanding of customers. Our clients include American Express, Cathay Pacific, Mastercard, UnionPay and Visa. To view a range of case studies regarding the work we're partnering with our clients on today, please click here.
Haven Technologies Asia is a HK headquartered enterprise SaaS company.
Founded in 2019, Haven Technologies Asia is backed by proven life insurance technology from Haven Life, LifeScore Labs and MassMutual. Haven Technologies Asia’s mission is to empower insurers and financial services companies in Asia to protect more people and reduce costs by selling insurance 100% digitally.
Haven Technologies Asia offers a modular, end-to-end, direct-to-consumer platform, an underwriting platform powered by data science models designed for Hong Kong, and a digital agency distribution solution.
Haven Technologies Asia has built a diverse and talented team of professionals in Hong Kong. Our team comprises of product managers, product designers, data scientists, software engineers, test engineers, and site reliability engineers. We are currently 40+ strong and growing. We are hiring!
Our offices are in Wanchai. Come chat with us about the digital future of life insurance.
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions provides customers with solutions and decision tools that combine public and industry specific content with advanced technology and analytics to assist them in evaluating and predicting risk and enhancing operational efficiency.
We use the power of data and advanced analytics to help our customers make better, timelier decisions. Our innovative solutions enable organizations to manage risks like identity theft, fraud, money laundering and terrorism, and prevent financial crimes, and insurance and government benefit scams. We help those without traditional credit histories obtain access to funds, assist agencies to find uncollected revenue, and research ways to improve business outcomes for healthcare companies. We also work with law enforcement to solve crimes.
By bringing clarity to information, we ultimately help make communities safer, insurance rates more accurate, commerce more transparent, business decisions easier and processes more efficient.
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions is part of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Group (RSG), a portfolio of brands that span multiple industries providing customers with innovative technologies, information-based analytics and decision tools and data services that provide market-specific solutions. Approximately 8,700 employees in offices throughout the world support RSG brands by serving customers in more than 180 countries. RSG is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
Hong Kong based, livi bank is backed by BOC Hong Kong (Holdings), JD Technology and the Jardine Matheson Group, which together bring to livi a unique range of benefits in terms of financial strength, technological expertise and marketing excellence.
With the goal to foster digital innovation, promote financial inclusion and enhance customer experiences, livi brings a unique, brand-new and different banking experience to Hong Kong. Taking an innovative approach, livi provides customers with flexible solutions anytime and anywhere and the benefits of ecosystem partnerships that complement their everyday lives.
livi’s outstanding service to its customers has received widespread industry recognition. The bank was voted as ‘Best Virtual Bank’ at the Hong Kong Living Awards 2021 by Hong Kong Living; earned a ‘Gold Certificate’ at the Privacy-Friendly Awards 2021 from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data; won the ‘Outstanding Customer Reward Programme in Virtual Banking’ from ET Net’s FinTech Awards 2020; and was named ‘Excellent Brand of Fintech (Virtual Bank)’ by Metro Finance’s Hong Kong Leaders’ Choice Brand Awards 2021.
Launched in March 2019 by a team of Alibaba alumni, Longbridge is a social-driven online brokerage firm by perfecting the users' investment path on "Discovery → Learning → Trading". We are staying at the frontier of FinTech and harness the power of cutting-edge technology to deliver safe, rich, stable and efficient global investment experiences to leading Hong Kong Fintech revolution. Our company Long Bridge HK Limited (Central Number: BPX066), is a holder of Type 1, 4, and 9 licenses issued by the Securities & Futures Commission Hong Kong ("SFC") and we are currently pioneering the business including Securities Brokerage, Social Community, Wealth Management and Corporate Services.
Tencent Cloud is Tencent’s cloud services brand, providing industry-leading cloud products and services to organizations and enterprises across the world. Leveraging its robust data center infrastructures around the world, Tencent integrates cloud computing, big data analytics, AI, Internet of Things, security and other advanced technologies with smart enterprise scenarios. At the same time, we provide a holistic smart enterprise solution for sectors including finance, education, healthcare, retail, industry, transport, energy and radio & television.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device, for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit https://www.visa.com.hk/en_HK.
Worldpay from FIS (NYSE:FIS) is a leading payments technology company that powers global commerce for merchants, banks, and capital markets. Processing 79 billion transactions topping $10T for 20,000+ clients annually, Worldpay lifts economies and communities by advancing the way the world pays, banks, and invests.
We create secure and scalable innovations that connect commerce across all geographies and sales channels. The company’s integrated technology platform offers a unified and comprehensive solution set to help clients run, grow, and achieve more for their business.
With a 50+ year history in financial services, we remain ahead of the curve to outpace today’s competitive economic landscape. By delivering simple, streamlined, and secure experiences for all of our clients and their customers, we embody commitment to every aspect of the financial services industry.
ConsenSys is the leading Ethereum software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. Our product suite, composed of Infura, Quorum, Codefi, MetaMask, Truffle and Diligence, serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients, and has handled billions of dollars in digital assets. Ethereum is the largest programmable blockchain in the world, leading in business adoption, developer community, and DeFi activity. On this trusted, open source foundation, we are building the digital economy of tomorrow. To explore our products and solutions, visit http://consensys.net/.
R3 is a leading provider of enterprise technology and services that enable direct, digital collaboration in regulated industries where trust is critical. Multi-party solutions developed on our platforms harness the "Power of 3"—R3's trust technology, connected networks and regulated markets expertise—to drive market innovation and improve processes in banking, capital markets, global trade and insurance.
As one of the first companies to deliver both a private, distributed ledger technology (DLT) application platform and confidential computing technology, R3 empowers institutions to realize the full potential of trusted direct collaboration. We maintain one of the largest DLT production ecosystems in the world connecting over 400 institutions, including global systems integrators, cloud providers, technology firms, software vendors, corporates, regulators, and financial institutions from the public and private sectors. For more information, visit www.r3.com or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
SWIFT is a global member owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and regulatory compliance.
Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories. While SWIFT does not hold funds or manage accounts on behalf of customers, we enable our global community of users to communicate securely, exchanging standardised financial messages in a reliable way, thereby supporting global and local financial flows, as well as trade and commerce all around the world.
As their trusted provider, we relentlessly pursue operational excellence; we support our community in addressing cyber threats; and we continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies. Our products and services support our community’s access and integration, business intelligence, reference data and financial crime compliance needs. SWIFT also brings the financial community together – at global, regional and local levels – to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest or concern.
Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.