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Curve, the ‘over-the-top’ banking platform, raises $55M at a $250M valuation

Curve, the London-based “over-the-top banking platform,” has raised $55 million in new funding. The startup lets you consolidate all of your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending and access other benefits.

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Libra — initial thoughts

Facebook just released a White Paper and did a code dump for their Libra project. Code dumps are usually a bad sign. It means that code was developed in private, and you always need to ask exactly why that is.

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冀課程媲美CFA獲認可 IFTA連結金融與科技

原文刊於信報財經新聞專欄「StartupBeat創科鬥室」 香港作為國際金融中心,近年中大、理大等高等院校針對金融科技(FinTech)先後開設本科學位課程,為本地業界培育新血。2017年底創立的亞洲金融科技師學會(IFTA)亦從英國

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金管局研電子錢包實名制 新開戶須身份認證 冀明年10月推

原文刊於信報財經新聞 金管局將推出優化儲值支付工具的賬戶架構及開戶流程措施,並已諮詢業界。(資料圖片) 隨着儲值支付工具(SVF)即電子錢包的使用日趨普及,金管局擬加強電子錢包的保安及嚴防洗黑錢活動。消息

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Hong Kong’s small businesses were owed HK$13.339 billion last year due to late payments, finds Xero

A total of HK$13.339 billion worth of invoices were paid late to small businesses in Hong Kong in 2018, according to the global small business platform, Xero. Xero’s data also found that last year: – Only slightly more than half (56.

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平安金融壹账通拟在港上市,或6月递交申请,估值80亿美元

据IPO早知道消息,平安集团拟最快于6月就分拆其金融科技子公司金融壹账通在港交所上市递交申请,集资最多10亿美元,估值目标为80亿美元,最早9月挂牌。

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Oddup | Most Trusted Startup Rating System | UnicornHunt

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微众银行和港科大成立首个粤港合作银行业联合实验室

  中新网深圳5月20日电 (记者 郭军)微众银行与香港科技大学(以下简称“港科大”)20日正式宣布成立“香港科技大学—微众银行联合实验室”。据悉,这是首个粤港合作银行业联合实验室。

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虛擬保險下月發一牌

原文刊於信報財經新聞,此為節錄版本。 保險業監管局繼去年底發出本港首個經「快速通道」(Fast Track)申請的虛擬保險牌照後,消息透露,該局有望於第二季內、即下個月底前再批出一個虛擬保險牌照,亞洲保險獲批的呼聲

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虛擬保險下月發一牌

原文刊於信報財經新聞,此為節錄版本。 保險業監管局繼去年底發出本港首個經「快速通道」(Fast Track)申請的虛擬保險牌照後,消息透露,該局有望於第二季內、即下個月底前再批出一個虛擬保險牌照,亞洲保險獲批的呼聲

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電子錢包初創YouTrip 完成2億港元Pre-A輪融資

多貨幣電子錢包初創YouTrip宣佈完成新一輪融資(YouTrip提供圖片)

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Hong Kong insurance tech startup extends series A, raises over $30m

Hong Kong-based insurance tech startup OneDegree said it has extended the second tranche of its series A and has now raised more than US$30 million. Fintech-focused BitRock Capital, which is backed by warehouse operator GLP, was the lead investor in the A2 round, according to a company statement.

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Ant Financial receives virtual bank license from Hong Kong authorities

Alibaba Group’s affiliate online payment service company Ant Financial has secured a virtual bank license from Hong Kong authorities, according to a statement.

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Hong Kong Insurtech OneDegree Closes Over US$ 30 Million in Extended Series A

OneDegree, a Hong Kong-based insurance technology start-up under Cyberport Incubation Programme, extends its Series A round to above US$30 million, subject to regulator’s approval.

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無現金社會(二):德國人對現金的執迷

據科隆貿易研究所調查,德國人在商店購物最愛以現金付款,比例高逾五成。 (法新社資料圖片) 昨天談及電子支付在中國、印度、非洲國家特別流行,自然與這些國家地方的後進環境有關。由於他們昔日的信用和金融體系沒

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8 Reasons Why You Should Read the Hong Kong FinTech White Paper

The White Paper explains how the FinTech evolution is characterised by a fusion of finance and technology and has become an engine of growth for global financial markets and economies.

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Airwallex擬申儲值支付牌

原文刊於信報財經新聞 Airwallex劉月婷表示,融資所得資金將用於擴展國際市場及增添人手。(董曉沂攝) 跨境支付初創企業Airwallex,早前夥拍東亞(00023)申請成立虛擬銀行,但至今未在獲批名單。總裁兼聯合創辦人劉月婷(

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Project Libra: Facebook to launch stablecoin-based payments network

Facebook’s long-rumored stablecoin will be at the center of a brand new payments network, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Project Libra, as the blockchain initiative is called internally, will reportedly involve a stablecoin backed by government currency.

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Skype創辦人攻東南亞信貸 Oriente服務無銀行賬戶基層

東南亞逾6.5億人口當中,逾七成人沒銀行戶口;圖為印尼首都雅加達。(法新社資料圖片)

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Hong Kong’s 4 Fintech Unicorns: Download the Newest Whitepaper on Hong Kong’s FinTech Ecosystem Now!

WHub’s FinTech Whitepaper presents the key findings and facts as well as a comprehensive analysis of the contributing factors in the ecosystem that have solidified Hong Kong’s position as a leading global Financial Hub and its evolution into a competitive FinTech Hub.

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虛銀新勢力顛覆傳統 (香港智慧城市聯盟陳家豪)

原文刊於信報財經新聞專欄「StartupBeat創科鬥室」 渣打香港、電訊盈科、香港電訊及攜程金融合組的財團成功獲金管局發虛銀牌照。(法新社資料圖片) 金管局早前批出3個虛擬銀行牌照,分別由中銀香港(02388)、京東、 怡

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陳茂波︰虛銀省租金回饋客戶

陳茂波認為虛擬銀行將方便基層市民。(財政司司長網誌圖片)

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked for $13 Million in Suspected Insider Job

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has had around $13 million in the EOS cryptocurrency stolen in a hack it suspects was an insider job.

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked for $13 Million in Suspected Insider Job

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has had around $13 million in the EOS cryptocurrency stolen in a hack it suspects was an insider job.

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3虛銀獲發牌 最快半年後開業

金管局昨宣布首批3個虛擬銀行牌照名單,分別是中銀(02388)為大股東的Livi VB、渣打香港控股的SC Digital Solutions,以及眾安在綫(06060)為首的眾安虛擬金融,將在發牌後6至9個月開業,即今年第三季開始推出服務,3間機構初期

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龜兔賽跑又一案例 (陳家豪)

本文作者陳家豪為智慧城市聯盟金融科技委員會主席,為《信報》撰寫專欄「科網人語」。 內地的公共交通相繼可以接受手機支付及銀行卡拍卡入閘。(新華社資料圖片) 香港一直引以為傲的是有幾乎全城也可以使用的八達

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網險商Blue瞄準大灣區年輕客

孔德秋說,大灣區的保險機遇龐大,灣區內保險滲透率平均低於6%。(何澤攝) 網上壽險公司Blue行政總裁兼執行董事孔德秋指出,該公司未來5年將投放最少3億元作科技創新發展,未來亦會把握粵港澳大灣區業務的機遇。

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Activating your Apple Card will be insanely simple

One thing I’ve long loved about Apple products is how easy they are to setup. There’s no scouring incomprehensible user manuals. Simply turn a new device on and you’ll be using it within minutes.

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Xfers is the first startup approved by the Singapore gov’t to run a large e-money service

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has approved fintech startup Xfers’ application to become a widely accepted stored value facility (SVF). It is the first startup to get this approval. It joins the ranks of four other SVFs: EZ-Link Card, Nets CashCard, Nets FlashPay, and CapitaVoucher.

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八達通虛擬預付卡可網購 夥萬事達支援電子錢包

原文刊於信報財經新聞 八達通宣布與萬事達卡(Mastercard)合作,推出「O! ePay Mastercard」預付卡,支援電子錢包「O! ePay」客戶作網購支付,支付會由「O! ePay」直接扣賬,並支援接受Mastercard支付的網購商戶。八達通行政總裁張耀

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