Tag "Hong Kong"

Two of Asia’s Biggest Fintech Hubs will Deepen Relationship in 2019

Singapore has shown massive support for the Belt and Silk Road initiative by the more recently economically open Chinese government, which has impacted many industries in Singapore including fintech. And Singapore has been quite cosy with the Chinese government in making

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6 Upcoming Fintech Hackathons in Singapore and Hong Kong

Hackathons, design sprint-like events in which programmers and others collaborate intensively on software projects, are surging in popularity in the fintech and blockchain spaces as banks and firms are looking for bright minds to help them build innovative products and

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Top 10 Fintech Accelerators In Southeast Asia And Hong Kong for 2018

In 2017, Asia Pacific attracted the largest amount of investment in fintech with a total of US$14.8 billion, according to a report by PwC and Startupbootcamp Fintech. The region represented 56% of the world’s total fintech funding, highlighting Asia’s growing

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ICO Report: Singapore, Hong Kong and Switzerland are leading

Initial coin offerings (ICOs), a fundraising method used by an increasing number of blockchain startups, have surged in popularity in 2017 with investment volumes growing exponentially. More than US$4.5 billion was raised through ICOs in 2017, or nearly 20 times

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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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