Tag "Hong Kong"

Peer-to-Peer Lending in China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has become a global phenomenon. In Asia in particular, alternative financing has experienced an explosive growth. Asia’s large population of smartphone-savvy and unbanked makes it a prime market for alternative lenders. These leverage digital platforms and technology

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Top 9 Wealthtech Startups in Singapore and Hong Kong

Over the last years, the growth of fintech has gained significant momentum globally, attracting US$19.1 billion in investment in 2015 alone. In Asia, fintech funding reached an all-time high, quadrupling 2014 total with US$4.54 billion in investment across 130 deals,

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Ant Financial Worth US$75B, Considers IPO in HK Next Year, All Facts you Have to Know about Alipay

Ant Financial, Alipay’s parent company and Alibaba’s financial-services affiliate, is said to be worth US$75 billion, according to Elinor Leung, the head of telecom and Internet research at CLSA in Hong Kong. According to a Bloomberg report, Leung estimates that

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Hong Kong’s Top 11 Fintech Influencers

With financial services accounting for 16% of its GDP and employing 236,000 people, or 6% of total employment in Hong Kong, it comes with little surprise that the region has made fintech one of its top priorities. Hong Kong, one

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Fintech Regulation in Asia: How Singapore, HK, Korea, Japan, China, India Are Doing it

In 2015, Asia’s fintech startups attracted US$4.5 billion in venture capital funding through 130 deals, making the region the second biggest player in terms of venture capital following North America with US$7.7 billion through 378 deals. According to a report

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Hong Kong’s Fintech Industry: Opportunities, Challenges and Success Stories

In the race to become Asia’s fintech hub, Singapore and Hong Kong are undeniably the two most well placed to claim the title. Singapore and Hong Kong, two of the Four Asian Tigers, are global financial centers which rely on

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20 Upcoming Fintech and Digital Banking Events in Singapore and Southeast Asia

Tired of crawling the Internet to find the hottest fintech events in your region? Need not worry. Today we’ve compiled a list of the 20 most important upcoming fintech and digital banking events and conferences in Singapore and Southeast Asia,

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Fintech Finals 2016 Heads To Hong Kong / The Semi-Final Winners

On January 25 and 26, the 2016 Fintech Finals conference and pitch competition will be held in Hong Kong featuring 40 Fintech Finals finalists who will exhibit. 24 chosen startups will have the opportunity to demo and pitch their product

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SuperCharger Accelerator Aims To Help Fintech Startups And Established Companies Expand In Asia

Standard Chartered, Baidu and co-working space operator Tuspark Global Network (TGN) have teamed up to launch SuperCharger, an 12-week accelerator program dedicated to fintech startups and established global companies looking to expand in Asia. Based in Hong Kong, SuperCharger seeks

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Apple Pay Teams Up With Amex To Launch In Singapore

Apple is partnering with American Express to bring Apple Pay to “key global markets,” Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during the earnings call for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2015. According to Amex, Apple’s digital wallet and mobile payment service

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