As an international financial centre, Hong Kong is an ideal place for Fintech business to grow. The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) strives to promote 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 includes:
- Building the Fintech ecosystem
- Nurturing Fintech talent
- Improving Fintech infrastructure
- Promoting Hong Kong’s advantages in Fintech
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.
Finoverse (formerly known as FINNOVASIA), founded in Hong Kong in 2015, is Asia's largest and most active FinTech community of more than 35,000 FinTech and Web3 senior executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers.Since 2015, Finoverse has delivered over 60 large-scale global conferences, exhibitions and business programmes in Hong Kong, China and Kuala Lumpur, attracted 40,000+ senior-level FinTech executives, founders, investors and entrepreneurs from more than 130 countries.Finoverse creates, organizes and runs renowned FinTech conferences, FinTech startup incubation programmes, workshops, hackathons, executive training and networking events globally.
AMTD Group is a leading comprehensive financial services conglomerate, with businesses spanning across corporate finance and advisory, asset management, digital financial solutions, insurance brokerage, and other sectors including hospitality and real estate investments, arts and culture, talent development and education, and digital economy investments.AMTD Group’s subsidiary in the financial services sector — AMTD IDEA Group (NYSE: AMTD; SGX: HKB), a leading independent investment bank in Asia, specialising in corporate finance and advisory and asset management, is the first company ever dually listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Singapore Exchange, and the first company featuring dual-class shares (DCS) listed on SGX.AMTD Digital Inc. (NYSE: HKD), another subsidiary listed on the NYSE, is one of the most comprehensive digital platforms in Asia with businesses spanning multiple verticals, including digital finance services, digital media marketing and data intelligence, digital connectors and ecosystem, digital investments, and global arts and culture.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding member of the HSBC Group.HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 63 countries and territories in its geographical regions:Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,985bn at 30 June 2022, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations inthe world.
Citi's mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients. We have 200 years of experience helping our clients meet the world's toughest challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities.
With 119 years of history in Hong Kong, Citi has been enabling growth and economic progress for our clients and the financial industry in the city by providing responsible financial services and innovative banking solutions. By sponsoring this year’s Hong Kong Fintech Week, Citi will continue to collaborate with stakeholders within the ecosystem to help Hong Kong play a pivotal role in the development of the Fintech value chain within the Greater Bay Area.
We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 85. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good.Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.The history of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong dates back to 1859. It is currently one of the Hong Kong SAR’s three note-issuing banks. Standard Chartered incorporated its Hong Kong business on 1 July 2004, and now operates as a licensed bank in Hong Kong under the name of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered PLC. For more stories and expert opinions please visit Insights at sc.com. Follow Standard Chartered on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 156 countries with over 295,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details. PwC China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore work together on a collaborative basis, subject to local applicable laws. Collectively, we have over 800 partners and more than 20,000 people in total. We provide organisations with the professional service they need, wherever they may be located. Our highly qualified, experienced professionals listen to different
points of view to help organisations solve their business issues and identify and maximise the opportunities they seek. Our industry specialisation allows us to
help co-create solutions with our clients for their sector of interest. We are located in these cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenyang, Tianjin, Dalian, Jinan, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Nanjing, Hefei, Suzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Chongqing, Changsha, Kunming, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, Haikou, Zhuhai and Guiyang. Website: https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/about/pwc-asia-pacific/asia-pacifics-time.html
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.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) is one of the largest commercial banking groups and the sole clearing bank for Renminbi business in Hong Kong, with strong market positions in all major businesses. In line with its strategic goal of building a first-class regional banking group, BOCHK capitalises on its unique advantages to increase local market penetration and expand its business in the Southeast Asian region. We remain committed to providing customers with comprehensive, professional and high-quality services.
Entering into a new era of smart banking, we continue to promote digitalisation, technology-driven transformation, as well as deepening our digital customer engagement. By creating an ecosystem with diverse finance scenarios in areas such as payment, wealth management and home purchase, we are dedicated to elevating customer experience by serving their daily needs.
Hong Kong Digital Asset Exchange (HKD.com) aims to accelerate the growth of digital asset adoption. HKD.com has harnessed over 100,000 registered users since established in 2019. We offer spot trading and OTC platform with a wide variety of coins . HKD.com provides leading services that such as fiat on-off ramp, staking, NFT marketplace, digital asset ATM and POS machines. HKD holds regular seminars on different blockchain centric topics, and aims to create a vibrant crypto community in Hong Kong, and then go global according to our progressive roadmap.
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a global technology company serving the capital markets and other industries. Its diverse offering of data, analytics, software and services enables clients to optimize and execute their business vision with confidence.
Investment Intelligence, being one of the core businesses of Nasdaq, aims to empower the global investment community to make smarter decision with powerful insights, data and transparency on a modern technology platform with solutions as follows:
Data – Providing the exact exchange-traded data together with alternative, fund and other unique data to power a range of investment functions. It is designed for investors of all sizes and at every stage of the trade lifecycle. Analytics – Supporting investors’ iterative process of researching investment opportunities, evaluating
decisions and evolving portfolios. Index – Powerful and relevant index and benchmark families that are in sync with the continually
changing market environment.
Mission of RD ezLink
By adopting remote onboarding solution, digitizing customer information and implementing secure data repository with block-chain technology, to solve the
following pain points:
- For corporate account opening and ongoing information updating with banks – difficult, slow and expensive.
- For banks and financial institutions’ initial and ongoing maintenance of customer information – slow processing, high customer due.
About RD ezLink
This is an electronic Customer Information Repository (eCIR) using blockchain technology for corporate to provide, store and manage its own entity data, with built-
in verification mechanism according to prevailing regulatory CDD standards, making it ready for consent-based sharing with banks and regulated financial institutions for
account opening and service applications. diligence cost and involving lost of manual operational flow.
Mission of RD Pay
To address pain points of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in cross-border trade through the provision of an innovative payment solution supported by state-of-
the-art technology. We aim to promote regional trade and strengthen Hong Kong’s position as an international trading and settlement hub. We aspire to become a
world-class corporate payment solution company based in Hong Kong.
About RD Pay
- It is an e-Wallet system that facilitates payments and transfers between RD Wallet holders on a real time basis.
- It offers efficient payment and transfer services to outside RD Wallet system.
- It supports major currencies commonly used in regional trade, including HKD, USD, JPY and offshore RMB. Convenient and competitive foreign exchange (FX)
conversion service is avail- able on a 24/7 basis.
- It also offers Round Dollar (RD), which is a composite unit of account made up of RMB, JPY and HKD. The weighting of each currency in a RD is determined in
accordance with advice from experts. RD is an innovative means of settlement that allows for more effective mitigation of FX risk for SMEs.
WeLab, a leading fintech company in Asia, operates one of the first licensed digital banks in Asia - WeLab Bank, as well as multiple online financial services with leading positions in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Indonesia, with close to 50 million individual users and over 700 enterprise customers. WeLab uses game-changing technology to help customers access credit, save money, and enjoy their financial journey.
Powered by proprietary risk management technology, patented privacy computing techniques, and advanced AI capabilities, WeLab offers mobile-based consumer financing solutions and digital banking services to retail individuals and technology solutions to enterprise customers.
WeLab operates in three markets under seven key brands, including WeLend and WeLab Bank in Hong Kong, WeLab Digital (我来数科), Taoxinji (淘新机), Wallet Gugu (钱夹谷谷), and Tianmian Tech (天冕科技) in Mainland China and Maucash in Indonesia.
WeLab is backed by the most renowned investors including Allianz, China Construction Bank International, International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group), Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad, CK Hutchison’s TOM Group, and Sequoia Capital.
To learn more about WeLab, please visit: www.welab.co, or follow WeLab on LinkedIn and Facebook.
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.
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 624,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.
For more information about Accenture, please visit its corporate homepage www.accenture.com and its Greater China homepage www.accenture.cn.
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 see https://www.collinsongroup.com/en/case-studies?page=1
Founded in Hong Kong in 2014, Currenxie’s cross-border payments and business account solutions offer businesses of all sizes a seamless online alternative to traditional banking, breaking down the financial barriers that prevent them from growing their operations on the world stage. Currenxie has built one of the largest virtual account networks in the B2B fintech space, spanning 10 jurisdictions, 30 countries and 18 currencies. The Currenxie Global Account® platform – the company’s cloud-based core banking system – allows funds to flow freely across its banking network, in real-time, without costly cross-border fees. Access global commerce with us: www.currenxie.com
Haven Technologies Asia is an insurtech platform offering end-to-end solutions for life insurance companies to accelerate revenue profitability growth through tech-enabled commercial excellence.Developed by technologists and experienced insurance operators, the advanced digital insurance solutions help insurers adopt a digital-first model by digitising complex, advisor-driven businesses to launch new products with speed and immediacy. Our SaaS model caters to driving new business, optimisation of workflows and risk selection. We lead insurers to deliver sustainable growth by leveraging data-driven technologies, deep domain expertise, and impactful insights across the industry. We are committed to helping insurers across Asia succeed on their digital transformation journey with the most advanced life insurance technology available by providing them ready-to-go solutions that enable them to focus on their businesses. The solutions are cloud-native with open API, allowing for faster setup, easier integration and are highly configurable. Haven Technologies Asia is backed and wholly-owned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company(MassMutual), one of the leading life insurance companies with a proven track record of more than 170years in the United States. Together with the domain expertise in life insurance by MassMutual, HT Asia develops distinctive products that are built for insurers with proven technologies from HavenLife, a digital insurance agency, and LifeScore Labs, that offers data-driven underwriting powered by AI. We are headquartered in Hong Kong with a presence in Singapore.
Huobi Technology Holdings Limited (“Huobi Tech”, formerly known as “Pantronics Holdings Limited”, Stock Code: 1611.HK) was listed on the MainBoard of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in November 2016. Actively developing the blockchain and virtual asset ecosystem, Huobi Tech is committed to becoming the leading one-stop compliant virtual asset service platform in Asia. Huobi Tech currently offers data centre services, cloud-based services, SaaS, virtual asset management, custody, trust, and other related services. In May 2021, the company was included in the MSCI Hong KongSmall Cap Index.At the same time, Huobi Tech is applying for virtual asset and finance-relatedl icenses in major markets around the world. Up to now, Huobi Tech’s subsidiaries have successfully got the approval to conduct Type 4(advising on securities) and Type 9(asset management) regulated activities from Hong Kong SFC, the Trust or Company Service Provider License (Hong Kong), theTrust Company License (Nevada USA), and successfully registered as HongKong trust company.
Klaytn is an open-source enterprise-grade blockchain developed by Ground X, a subsidiary of Kakao, South Korea’s leading online conglomerate with a market share of 98% and a market capitalization of over US$44 Billion.
Klaytn delivers high throughput of 4,000 Transactions Per Second (TPS) with its 1-second block generation time and immediate finality by utilizing a hybrid governance structure and an optimized Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance (pBFT) consensus mechanism. The Governance Council of Klaytn comprises over 33 global conglomerates across key industries where blockchain can be applied to, from Consumer Electronics (LG Electronics), Finance (Worldpay), Media (Korean Economic Daily) to Blockchain (MakerDao).
Klaytn launched its Cypress mainnet back in 2019 and continued to expand its ecosystem exponentially - currently supporting over 70 dApp and partners with over 11 million users. KLAYswap, the largest dApp on Klaytn, has a Total Valued Locked of US$1.1 Billion and over 200,000 active users each month. Klaytn’s proprietary KakaoTalk-integrated digital assets platform, Klip, boasts more than 875,000 active users.
Klaytn is continuing to expand its team and partners globally, in the pursuit of providing more value to the entire blockchain ecosystem and pushing blockchain towards mass adoption.
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.
OSL is the world’s first and only insured and SFC-licensed digital asset platform, providing prime brokerage, custody, exchange and SaaS services for institutional clients and professional investors.
Backed by Asia’s leading public fintech and digital asset company, BC Technology Group (stock code: HK 863), OSL is the region’s most comprehensive licensed digital asset platform.
Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. Through our work with clients we fulfil our vision of helping to make the world more resilient. Our mission is to apply deep knowledge, intelligent data and capital strength to anticipate and manage risk. Partnership is at the core of our strategy. We have long term engagements with our clients and partners to insure against large losses through risk transfer. We embrace new technology, specifically data and analytics capabilities, to further our ability to offer services and risk insights that help our clients and partners make more data-driven business decisions. Finally, through strong partnerships, we create platforms to process, transfer, and distribute risks. That's how Swiss Re powers progress for our clients, helping the world rebuild, renew and move forward. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. Our approximately 13,200 employees provide a wide range of technical expertise, enabling us to develop unique solutions and drive growth.
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.
Twitter is what’s happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, see every side of the story.
Twitter can help your business target influential audiences worldwide. Unlike other platforms, Twitter enables brands to integrate themselves into current conversations and trends. The biggest brands from the world have integrated Twitter as part of their marketing campaign.
To learn more, visit https://www.goglobalwithtwitter.com/en or follow WeChat Official Account@Twitter_Ads.
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.
FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, financial institution and business of all sizes and across any industry globally. We enable the movement of commerce by unlocking the financial technology that powers the world’s economy. Our employees are dedicated to advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests through our trusted innovation, proven performance and flexible architecture. We help our clients use technology in innovative ways to solve business-critical challenges and deliver superior experiences for their customers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS ranks #241 on the 2021 Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. To learn more, visit www.fisglobal.com. Follow FIS on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@FISGlobal).
In 2019, FIS acquired Worldpay, a global leader in e-commerce and payments, greatly expanding FIS’ capabilities by enhancing its acquiring and payment offerings and significantly increasing Worldpay’s distribution footprint.
Blue Prism is a global leader in enterprise robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligentautomation, transforming the way work is done. We have over 2,000 customers in over 170countries and 70 industry verticals, 30% in the Forbes Global 2,000, creating value with newways of working by unlocking efficiencies and returning millions of hours of work back intotheir businesses. Our enterprise digital robots offer high-scale automation that is secure,smart, accessible to all, enabling centrally managed human and digital workforces of thefuture and freeing up humans to re-imagine work. Blue Prism has been named a Leader forthe third consecutive year in Gartner's 2021 Magic Quadrant for Robotic ProcessAutomation Software Report based on our ability to execute and completeness of vision.
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/.
Hong Kong CyberportAs the leading digital technology hub of the city, Cyberport has been endeavouring to spearhead Hong Kong’s FinTech development and establishing the city as a vibrant FinTech flagship of Asia. Today, Cyberport is home to the largest FinTech community in Hong Kong, with nearly 400 FinTech start-ups and companies, accounting for two-thirds of all FinTech companies in the city. Apart from two “unicorn” start-ups, WeLab and TNG, Cyberport houses Hong Kong’s four virtual insurers, namely Bowtie, OneDegree, ZA Life and Avo Insurance, and two virtual banks, WeLab Bank and ZA Bank. Cyberport’s FinTech community specialises in an ever-growing range of businesses under the FinTech umbrella, including Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency, InsurTech, PayTech, RegTech, WealthTech as well as ESG.Many of these financial innovators have come from overseas, spanning more than 30 countries/regions of origin. Besides offering dedicated support to FinTech start-ups, Cyberport has engaged industry players, enterprises, investors and regulators in Hong Kongand around the world to provide a sophisticated ecosystem to catalyse FinTech innovation and adoption.
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world.
Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney, “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker and “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney and the world’s “Most Innovative in Digital Banking” by The Banker. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Safest Bank in Asia” award by Global Finance for 12 consecutive years from 2009 to 2020.
digiXnode empowers developers and enterprises to leverage the power of next generation blockchain technologies to build innovative business models.
As the exclusive operator of Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN) gateway in Hong Kong and Macau, digiXnode enables direct connectivity into BSN-China, providing our partners a unique gateway for cost effective onboarding to accelerate cross border deployments of blockchain initiatives. Blockchain application developers and enterprises can subscribe to blockchain infrastructure in both mainland China and global blockchain infrastructure, services and chains through BIaaS subscriptions (Blockchain Infrastructure as a Service). BSN was founded by the Chinese government’s State Information Center (SIC) along with Red Date, China Mobile and China UnionPay. The Chinese network supports enterprise blockchain technologies such as Hyperledger Fabric and makes them publicly accessible, whereas the international network additionally supports numerous public blockchains such as Ethereum, Algorand and Tezos. A key focus is to try to create interoperability between
different blockchain offerings.
We believe data trust and privacy will play a key role in the business market going forward, especially across the Greater Bay Area. The Blockchain technology, providing a practical and secure data trust framework, will contribute great value and benefits on data exchange in the day-to-day business between enterprises, users and partners. digiXnode is the one-stop access to trust infrastructure for cross-border digital trade between Belt-and-Road economies. We strive to innovate the most secured and trusted marketplace for digital assets and services.
Digital Asset is a software and services provider that helps enterprises build economic value through interconnected networks. The company designs and delivers technology that reshapes legacy systems and workflows into efficient, secure, and interconnected applications. Daml, our technology, works across traditional boundaries, creating interconnected networks where information and value flow freely. Daml is a platform for building multi-party applications. It extracts and simplifies business processes to make data accessible and optimizes workflows using smart contracts. Leading organizations from financial services to insurance and healthcare partner with Digital Asset to create new multi-party solutions that transform disparate silos into synchronized networks.
To learn more about Digital Asset, please visit www.digitalasset.com and for more information about Daml, please visit www.daml.com . Click here to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Digital Realty owns, acquires, develops and operates data centers. The company is focused on providing data center, colocation and interconnection solutions for domestic and international customers across a variety of industry verticals ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and consumer products.
EQONEX Group is a digital assets financial services company focused on fairness, governance, and innovation. The group encompasses cryptocurrency exchange EQONEX as well as an over-the-counter trading platform. It also offers a front-to-back integrated trading platform, Access Trading, a securitization advisory service EQONEX Capital, market leading hot and cold custodian Digivault, and asset manager Bletchley Park.
For more information visit: https://group.eqonex.com.
The Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) was established in 2013 by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government as a high-level, cross-sectoral advisory body to engage the industry in formulating proposals to promote the further development of financial services industry of Hong Kong and to map out the strategic direction for the development.
The FSDC has been incorporated as a company limited by guarantee with effect from September 2018 to allow it to better discharge its functions through research, market promotion and human capital development with more flexibility.
Lu International (Hong Kong) Limited (“LU Hong Kong”) is incorporated in Hong Kong and licensed by the SFC to carry on the regulated activities of dealing in securities, advising on securities and asset management (CE: BIN669). LU Hong Kong’s parent company Lufax Holding (NYE:LU) is NYSE-listed and an associate company of Ping An Group. The LU Hong Kong mobile application “LUHK App” is an online wealth management platform launched on 8 August 2020 to offer around-the-clock wealth management services.LU Hong Kong also rolled out its first open robo-advisory platform in July 2021, offering new solutions for retail investors to build resilient investment portfolios in alignment with their financial profiles, risk appetites and investment objectives. LU Hong Kong also provides cloud computing and operational solutions to empower financial institutions in hope that we can seize the opportunities to advance in the Greater Bay Area financial market together.Official website: http://www.lu-hk.com
Norton Rose Fulbright is one of the world’s leading FinTech and blockchain law firms. Our multidisciplinary Tier 1-ranked practice comprises over 250 lawyers
across the globe and advises clients on the legal, regulatory and policy challenges related to the development and deployment of new technologies including
blockchain, cryptocurrencies and tokenisation, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and artificial intelligence.
Bringing together lawyers collaborating across our IP/IT, data privacy, corporate, competition, disputes, employment and tax practices, we advise a wide range of
clients on high profile cross-border and first-of-their-kind FinTech-related matters including multi-national corporates, financial institutions, leading startups,
technology companies, regulators, governments, industry associations and investors.
We are at the forefront of new legislation, having advised a number of governments and regulators on the drafting of new blockchain- and cryptocurrency-related
Our FinTech expertise is widely recognised:
- Tier 1: FinTech | Legal 500 UK 2020-2021
- Tier 2: FinTech | Legal 500 China 2021
- Tier 2: FinTech | Chambers UK 2020-2021
- Chambers FinTech Guide Global-wide 2020-2021
- Tier 3: FinTech | Chambers Canada 2021
- Technology Advisor of the Year | Central Bankings Fintech; Regtech Global Awards 2020
- FinTech Law Firm of the Year | Legal 500 UK 2019
- Band 3: Chambers FinTech Guide, Global-wide 2021
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.
Red Date Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in September 2014 and is one of the four founding members of the Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN).
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Red Date Technology is the technical architect behind the BSN and is responsible for the BSN’s research & development, daily operations, and maintenance.
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.
Established since year 2002 Sunline is the leading banking software and technology services company in China. Public listed in year 2012 and ranked in IDC China Top 50 Fintech, Sunline has more than 5000 employees worldwide serving beyond 800 banking and finance customers. As the global financial technology leader, Sunline is continuously reinventing our solutions by integrating latest technology trends with industry best practices to provide comprehensive and secure financial solutions.Sunline's accolades for our continuous innovation and accomplishment includes the latest IDC China Top 50 Fintech, Global Brand Award Most Innovative Fintech Company, Forbes China 50 Most Innovative Companies, CB Insights China's Top 50 Fintech in 2020, recognized as the top 3 Banking Platform Vendors for Asia Pacific in Forrester's Global Banking Platform Deals Survey 2019 and the only China Fintech Brand featured in IDC Financial insights report in 2018.Headquartered in Shenzhen, Sunline has established international offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Philippines to expand our wings in the growing financial IT market of the Asia Pacific region.
Tyme is a multi-country digital banking group, focused on bridging the digital divide in emerging markets, by integrating into physical retail ecosystems. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in Hong Kong and Ho Chi Min City, Tyme designs, builds, and commercializes digital banks for the mass market, with a particular expertise in serving under-served and under-banked populations. Tyme recognizes the unique challenges of digital banking in emerging markets and builds financial education, a high tech – high touch approach, and efficient cash management solutions to meet the needs of the emerging mass market in these countries. Our first deployment, TymeBank in South Africa, will hit 4m customers by year end 2021, and our second deployment, GOtyme in the Philippines, just secured its digital banking license in August 2021 for launch in spring 2022.
Zühlke is a global innovation service provider with over 50 years of leading expertise in quality software and data engineering, digital strategy, and business innovation. We empower clients on digitalisation and innovation efforts – from the initial vision through development to deployment, production and operation.
Founded in Switzerland in 1968, Zühlke operates in 16 locations worldwide, supported by a talent pool of over 1,300 technologists and innovation experts. Groupwide, we support businesses on over 10,000 successful projects, working with clients from large Forbes 100 companies to innovative start-ups across diverse industries: from banking and finance, to insurance, healthcare, medtech and more.