Articles with tag: hong kong monetary authority

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority selects ConsenSys for CBDC project

28 Sep 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has selected ConsenSys, a US-based blockchain company, to develop a central bank digital currency (CBDC) project.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority, HKMA, ConsenSys, blockchain, CBDC, central bank digital currency, cross border payments, Singapore

WeLab Bank launches virtual bank services

03 Aug 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

WeLab Bank has launched of virtual banking services, making it the third virtual bank in Hong Kong to do this.

WeLab Bank, banks, banking, virtual banking, virtual banks, Hong Kong, banking licence, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, HKMA, fintech, Fintech Supervisory Sandbox, debit cards, cards, payments, Faster Payment System, numberless card, Mastercard

BIS Innovation Hub to expand to new locations in Europe and North America

01 Jul 2020 | Payments General

BIS Innovation Hub has announced plans to extend its reach with new centres over the next two years in collaboration with central banks from Europe and North America.

BIS Innovation Hub, Europe, North America, central banks, BIS Innovation Hub, fintech, Bank of Canada, Bank of England, European Central Bank, Eurosystem, Danmarks Nationalbank, Central Bank of Iceland, Central Bank of Norway, Sveriges Riksbank, Federal Reserve System, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Swiss National Bank

PayMe sees massive increase in usage due to consumers shifting to online payments

25 May 2020 | Online Payments

HSBC's digital payment platform PayMe has reported an increase in usage, as consumers go online shopping for everything from face masks to virtual social games.

PayMe, HSBC, online payments, transactions, online shopping, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, HKMA, COVID-19

SFC fines Mega International Commercial Bank with almost EUR 850.000

11 May 2020 | Payments General

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has announced that it has reprimanded and fined China-based Mega International Commercial Bank (MICBC).

SFC, Mega International Commercial Bank, MICBC, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, HKMA, CISs, banks, China

The Paypers, Innopay release white paper on the global state of play in Open Banking

04 May 2020 | Online Payments

The Paypers and Netherlands-based financial consultancy firm Innopay have released a white paper researching the latest developments in regulatory frameworks in key geographies.

Open Banking, PSD2, The Paypers, Innopay, Open Banking Report 2019, Europe, UK, Australia, United States, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, India, and New Zealand. Standardisation, regulatory framewrok, third party providers, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Consumer Data Right, Mexico Fintech Law, Scope of services, open banking commercial model,

Open Banking - Global State of Play White Paper

04 May 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Individual white paper containing all the latest updates to the Open Banking Global State of Play. Research conducted by The Paypers and Innopay

Open Banking, PSD2, The Paypers, Innopay, Open Banking Report 2019, Europe, UK, Australia, United States, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, India, and New Zealand. Standardisation, regulatory framewrok, third party providers, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Consumer Data Right, Mexico Fintech Law, Scope of services, open banking commercial model, David Mintjes, Mountaim Cortet, Alexandra Constantinovici, Oana Ifrim,

20-30% of bank branches estimated close temporarily in Hong Kong

03 Feb 2020 | Payments General

Hong Kong Monetary Authority has introduced measures to prevent coronavirus spread, predicting 20-30% of bank branches are expected to be closed temporarily.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association of Banks, coronavirus, bank, China, Asia, APAC,

Hong Kong's ZA Bank offers 6% deposit rate, challenging incumbents

13 Jan 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Hong-Kong-based challenger ZA Bank has announced its arrival with an introductory rate of 6% or higher for deposits.

Za Bank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, interest rate, deposit rate, challenger bank, digital bank, online banking, Hong Kong, Asia, APAC, banking, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Ant Financial, Tencent

Hong Kong and mainland China partner on blockchain project for trade finance

08 Nov 2019 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Hong Kong and mainland China have partnered on a blockchain project to improve their trade finance operations.

Hong Kong, mainland China, blockchain, trade finance, The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, eTradeConnect

Hong Kong grants four more virtual bank licenses

14 May 2019 | Payments General

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has granted virtual bank licences to Ant Financial, Xiaomi and AMTD Group, PING AN’s OneConnect and Tencent.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, bank licence, banking, Ant Financial, Xiaomi, AMTD Group, PING ANs OneConnect, Tencent

HKMA, PBOC team up on cross-border mobile payments and other financial services

20 Feb 2019 | Payments General

The HKMA and PBOC have reportedly decided to work together on the introduction of cross-border mobile payments and other financial services.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority, HKMA, Peoples Bank of China, PBOC, cross-border payments, digital wallets, mobile payments