East vs. East: A Comparison of Regional Fintech Trends

With our newest conferences– FinovateAsia and FinovateMiddleEast– back-to-back, we wanted to examine unique trends to those regions. Each place has its own distinctive culture, and with that comes not only individual financial needs, but also a particular set of regulatory rules. These factors not only create different fintech environments but also heavily influence the trends of each region.

With that, we’ve dissected both regions and the trends that are most popular to each area. While both of these geographical areas share most of the trends listed, this classification showcases which are most popular in each area.

Asia Pacific

Population of around 4.5 billion people

  • Regulatory environment
    Following the Ezubao ponzi scheme in 2016, regulators in Asia Pacific have increased their focus on regulating non-traditional fintech. The same is true for traditional banks, for which regulators have stepped up their stress testing requirements this year to include more intricate and diverse scenarios. According to a survey conducted at the Thomson Reuters ASEAN Regulatory Summit 2016, the 500 delegates cited three specific areas of focus on misconduct. A total of 56% cited mis-selling financial products, 24% cited money laundering and 12% cited market manipulation. Integrity, which is key to any regulatory outfit, seems to be lacking in this region, however. In the same survey mentioned above, 63% of delegates said they were “unhappy” with how regulators dealt with misconduct issues.
  • Unique trends
    • Mobile wallets
      In the U.S., consumers have failed to adopt mobile wallets, even after big players such as Apple and Google have made them accessible. In Asia, however, where shopping and technology are king and queen, the use of deals, offers, and promotion to speed mobile wallet adoption has been successful. In fact, a recent Forrester Research study found that 76% of metro Chinese consumers use mobile wallets or are interested in it. In rural regions, however, cash remains king.
    • Blockchain
      An increasing number of applications for the blockchain in fintech combined with a record amount of funding into the region have boosted the use and adoption of the blockchain in Asia Pacific. Currently, more than 80% of bitcoin transactions are made in Chinese Yuan. And don’t forget about Singapore, whose central bank recently announced plans to implement a tokenized Singapore dollar on an Ethereum-based Blockchain.
    • Leveraging AI
      Chinese companies are currently leading the global war for AI. Mega corporations such as Alibaba, Tencent, Ping An, and Baidu are leveraging the technology not only for payments and insurance, but also for personal loans, SME loans, credit ratings, wealth management, crowdfunding, and currency exchange. Additionally, more consumers in Asia embrace technology and are less likely to fear the loss of privacy that may come with the use of AI.

Middle East/North Africa (MENA)

Population of around 381 million people

  • Regulatory environment
    When it comes to bank ownership and capital disbursement, the MENA region has stringent requirements. On average, however the World Bank reports that central banks in MENA are weak when it comes to supervisory efforts. As an example, 69% and 79% of MENA countries reported having the power to suspend or remove either a bank director or a manager, respectively. These figures are generally in the 90th percentile when it comes to other emerging market and developing economies. However, as with any area with a wide range of economic freedom, there is a mixed regulatory picture in this region.
  • Unique trends:
    • Sharia-compliant banking
      The MENA region contains the highest percentage of Muslims in the world. This group faithfully adheres to Shariah Law, which prohibits usury. Banking models that circumvent the paying of interest include Mudarabah (Profit and loss sharing), Wadiah (safekeeping), Musharaka (joint venture), Murabahah (cost plus), and Ijar (leasing).
    • Cross-border transactions
      Internet usage and ecommerce activity are both on the rise in this region. In the United Arab Emirates, for example, the number of internet users has reached 99% and online shoppers represent 62%, which is 25% more than last year. Much of the online purchasing activity represents cross-border transactions. Outside of ecommerce, trade finance in the oil-rich region has long been important, and cross-border money transfers play a large role in this.
    • Underbanked technologies
      In the MENA region, 86% of adults don’t have a bank account. When compared to the 31% in Asia Pacific lacking access to traditional financial services and the 39% global average of underbanked individuals, there is a much larger opportunity for startups in the MENA region to serve this demographic.

You can get a closer look at fintech in Asia by taking a look at the demo videos (available soon) from FinovateAsia last week. And for fintech in the MENA region, check out our FinovateMiddleEast conference early next year.

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Rising in the East: Asian Fintech Startups Shine in Showcase

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From lending and P2P payments to the blockchain and AI, fintech companies and entrepreneurs in Asia are innovating in every area of fintech. The unique cultures of the Far East – increasingly mobile-friendly, cash-agnostic, and with fewer legacy financial institution incumbents and more willing government support – create a set of opportunities for businesses and technologies that are unlike those anywhere else in the world.

So who are the companies taking advantage of this new landscape for fintech in Asia? This year at FinovateAsia we highlighted some of the rising fintech startups from the Asia-Pacific region in our Startup Showcase. Through the lens of some of the area’s most engaged incubators and accelerators, we got a glimpse of what the future holds for fintech in Asia. Below are the four incubators and accelerators that participated in our Showcase, along with their respective portfolio companies.

Cyberport

With more than 900 technology companies, Cyberport is a Hong Kong-based digital community. Cyberport’s emphasis on fintech, ecommerce, IoT/wearables, and Big Data/AI is designed to help transform Hong Kong into a Smart City. Initially conceived in 1999, Cyberport is owned and managed by the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company, which is owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government.

Notable startups:

  • Galileo Platforms is an insurtech innovator founded in 2016 and headquartered in Hong Kong. The company leverages blockchain technology to connect all parties of the insurance agreement efficiently and in real-time. The company’s principals are co-founders Annette King, Jenny Sutton, and Mark Wales.
  • With more than $18 million in funding, InstaReM is a cross-border remittance and money transfer startup based in Australia. The company was founded in 2014 by Michael Bermingham (COO) and Prajit Nanu (CEO).
  • Kristal.AI is an asset management platform, based on artificial intelligence, that gives investors access to independent advisors and portfolio managers. Vivek Mohindra, Asheesh Chanda, and Vineeth Narasimhan founded the company in 2016. Kristal.AI has offices in Hong Kong, India, and in Singapore.
  • Starling Trust Sciences provides financial services companies with a predictive behavioral analytics engine that leverages “augmented management intelligence” to help managers mitigate risk. Starling was founded in 2014 by Stephen Scott, Alif Saleh, Jeff Kupfer, and Erich Hoeffer.
  • Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Hong Kong, Valoot Technologies helps consumers save on foreign exchange costs when shopping with credit cards overseas. Ovidio (Ovi) Olea is founder and CEO.

FinTechBase

FinTechBase Taiwan has more than 180 partners, more than 25 training teams, and 55 experts providing startups, financial professionals, and students with the counseling, guidance, and networking they need in order to become successful in fintech. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, FinTechBase is a collaborative effort between industry, government, and research initially conceived in 2015.

Notable startups:

  • FundPark offers a P2B trade financing for SMEs. The match-making platform connects funding sources in the form of wealthy families, funds, and licensed lenders with businesses looking for working capital. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company was founded by Anson Suen (CEO).
  • Quanffett Financial Technology Company is a robo advisor and trading platform for individuals and institutions. The platform uses financial engineering, algorithmic trading, and data science to help investors reach their goals with less risk and volatility. Chao-Yueh Liu is co-founder and general manager.
  • LnB, also known as Lend & Borrow, is the biggest P2P investment and lending platform in Taiwan. Founded in 2015 by Joanna Yang, LnB has acquired 26,000 members, and facilitated more than $120 million in loans within 18 months.
  • Leveraging gamification and competition to help users improve investment results, TOZZI’s platform enables new and inexperienced investors to develop a strategy and find top financial experts. Zac Yang is co-founder of the company.

SuperCharger

Founded by Janos Barberis, SuperCharger seeks to help develop the “next generation of change-makers” through a combination of better business sense and optimizing human capital. SuperCharger focuses on a wide variety of fintech categories and verticals – from payments to lending to insurtech – and has offices in both Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Notable startups:

  • Neat offers an alternative current account for underbanked startups and individuals in developing markets. Founded in 2015 by David Rosa (CEO) and Igor Wos, Neat also provides a free, prepaid Neat MasterCard. The Hong Kong based company is the recipient of the ICT Fintech award 2017.
  • KYC-Chain leverages distributed ledger technology to provide a digital identity platform that allows users to manage their digital identity securely, while enabling businesses and FIs to access customer data reliably and efficiently. Headquartered in Hong Kong, KYC-Chain was founded in 2013 by Edmund Lowell (CEO).

Chinaccelerator

Chinaccelerator has as its mandate helping startups succeed across borders – specifically the Chinese border. This means both helping companies around the world gain access to markets in China as well as enabling Chinese companies to better compete internationally. Chinaccelerator has accelerated 130 companies since inception, and includes early Paypal investor Peter Davison and 55tuan.com co-founder James Tan among its mentors.

Notable startups:

  • bitHolla develops cryptocurrecny financial tools to facilitate online trading, global money transfers and blockchain analysis. The company’s XRay Trade solution is a professional-grade trading station that enables access to some of the biggest cryptocurrency platforms in the world.
  • The CareVoice is the first, review-based social platform in China that helps consumers make more informed healthcare choices. The Shanghai-based company, founded in 2014 by Sebastien Gaudin, Neil Liang, and Jan Velich, includes AXA and Ping An among its customers.
  • With its pledge to help investors “outperform the property market with smart data,” Property Passbook’s data algorithms provide insights into 45 major real estate markets around the world. The company was founded in 2015 by Colin Bogar (CEO) and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

Tweets from the East: A Look Back at FinovateAsia 2017

FinovateAsia 2017 was a great success. On this, our second visit to Hong Kong, we learned a great deal about the growth of fintech in Asia, the rapid developments in specific fields like artificial intelligence and the blockchain, and how an interest in new areas like real estate and insurance will reshape what we have traditionally thought of as “financial services”.

In addition to more than 30 live technology demonstrations (congratulations to our Best of Show winners!), our keynote speakers and panel discussion participants added valuable insights that helped us keep all of these innovations in context.

We’re looking forward to coming back next year. For now, stay tuned for our demo videos from the conference, which should be available in a few weeks in our video archives. In the meanwhile, here is a quick look at some of the highlights of this year’s event via Twitter (@Finovate) as captured by the tweets from our attendees.

 

Welcome to Day Two of FinovateAsia!

FinovateAsia yesterday was packed full of the newest fintech and we’re excited to continue the excitement today with another day showcasing the newest in fintech. We’ll be intermixing our demo-only format with keynotes, panel discussions, and an accelerator showcase.

We’ll have coat and bag check available at registration today and don’t forget to download our mobile app in the app store to find the full agenda and more. Here’s an overview of today’s agenda:

Registration begins at 08:00

08:00 – 09:00: Registration & Breakfast

08:45 – 09:10: Welcome Remarks

09:10 – 10:10: Accelerator showcase
A showcase of the leading accelerators and incubators in Asia. Each accelerators will have a one minute intro and each startup will have a three minute pitch.

  • Mark Wales – Co-Founder, Galileo Platforms / Cyberport
  • Bass Chiu – Marketing Manager, InstaReM / Cyberport
  • Vivek Mohindra – Co-Founder & Responsible Officer, Kristal.AI / Cyberport
  • Erich Hoefer – Co-founder & Head of Growth and Strategy, Starling Trust Sciences / Cyberport
  • Ovidiu (Ovi) Olea – Founder & CEO, Valoot Technologies Ltd. / Cyberport
  • Shan Luo – Program Instructor, FinTechBase Taiwan
  • Anson Suen – CEO & Co-Founder, FundPark / FinTechBase Taiwan
  • Chao-Yueh Liu – C-Founder & General Manager, Quanffett Financial Technology Company / FinTechBase
  • Taiwan
  • Joanna Yang – Founder & CEO, Robo Web Tech Co., Ltd. / FinTechBase Taiwan
  • Zac Yang – Co-Founder & UX Director, TOZZI / FinTechBase Taiwan
  • Veronika Kuznetsova – Managing Director, SuperCharger
  • Brian Elders – Director, KYC-Chain / SuperCharger
  • David Rosa – Co-founder & CEO, Neat Ltd. / SuperCharger
  • William Bao Bean – Managing Director and SOSV partner, Chinaccelerator
  • Adrian Pollard – Chief Creative Officer, bitHolla / Chinaccelerator
  • Sebastien Gaudin – Co-founder & CEO, The CareVoice / Chinaccelerator
  • Colin Bogar – CEO, Property Passbook / Chinaccelerator

10:10 – 10:40: Keynote: How and Why China has pulled ahead of the US in the AI battle Royale
Paul Schulte – Founder & Editor, Schulte Research

10:40 – 11:10: Refreshment and networking break

11:10 – 12:00: Demo session #3

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch and Networking

13:00 – 13:30: Panel: Are Consumers Ready to Embrace P2P Payments?

13:30 – 14:40: Demo session #4

14:40 – 15:10: Refreshment and networking break

15:10 – 15:30: Panel: The AI Advantage

15:30 – 16:00: Panel: New Opportunities in Asia with Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Technologies

16:00 – 17:30: Reception and networking

Welcome to Day One of FinovateAsia!

FinovateAsia is back in Hong Kong for two days of live demonstrations and deep-dive keynotes and panel discussions on the themes that are driving innovation in fintech today. Whether you are interested in mobile banking or P2P lending, wealth management or banking for the unbanked, artificial intelligence or the blockchain, FinovateAsia is a great opportunity to see how the region’s most innovative and insightful companies are leveraging technology to help businesses and consumers better manage their financial lives.

With 17 demos, four panel discussions, a pair of keynote addresses, and a 90-minute end-of-day networking session, our schedule for Day One of FinovateAsia promises to be a great start to our annual, late autumn event. Whether you are here with us in person in Hong Kong, or catching up with all the action via Twitter @Finovate, we think you’re going to like what you see and here from our FinovateAsia 2017 innovators.

Here is the agenda for today.

Registration begins at 08:00

08:00 – 09:00: Registration & Breakfast

09:00 – 09:20: Welcome Remarks

09:20 – 09:50: Keynote: P2P Lending in China

09:50 – 10:10: Panel Discussion: The Future of Peer Lending

10:10 – 10:40: Networking Break with Refreshments

10:40 – 12:00 Demo Session #1

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch and Networking

13:00 – 13:20: Keynote: A Glimpse into Hong Kong’s Fintech Scene

13:30 – 14:50: Demo Session #2

14:50 – 15:20: Networking with Refreshments

15:20 – 15:50: Panel Discussion: Mobile Banking is Booming

15:50 – 16:10: Panel Discussion: Revolutionizing the Insurance Industry

16:10 – 16:30: Panel Discussion: Transforming Investment and Wealth Management

16:30 – 18:00: Reception and Networking
Best of Show winners will be announced tomorrow

All demo videos will be available for free in a few weeks in our video archives.

See Tomorrow’s Fintech Today at FinovateAsia 2017

FinovateAsia 2017 is almost here! And we can’t wait to show you the new features we’ve added to this year’s event.

In addition to our signature, 7-minute live technology demonstrations on Tuesday and Wednesday, FinovateAsia will also include keynote addresses and panel discussions. Topics covered range broadly from P2P lending and payments, mobile banking, wealth management, and the rise of artificial intelligence. We will also take a look at some of the leading fintech accelerators and incubators in Asia in a special showcase on Wednesday.

So if that sounds like a great opportunity to learn more about fintech in the Far East, here are a few last minute details to ensure you are able to make the most of your time at FinovateAsia this year.

First, know that FinovateAsia 2017 is a two-day fintech conference featuring some of the most innovative companies and technologies developing and marketing solutions for the Asia-Pacific market. With more than 450 attendees and more than 30 presenting companies, each day will feature a combination of both live fintech demonstrations as well as keynotes and panel discussions. Our single track format means you will be able to see every minute of every presentation. Check out our agenda for more information on what’s coming.

Second, this year FinovateAsia will be held at the JW Marriott, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong. Easily accessible via public transportation, including rail, the JW Marriott is a world-class venue located in the heart of Hong Kong.

The conference takes place on Tuesday, November 7 and continues through Wednesday, November 8. Registration begins at 8:00 on Tuesday, and the program begins at 9:00 with Welcome Remarks. There are two live demo sessions on Day One – the first beginning at 10:40 and the second at 13:30 – two keynote addresses and four panel discussions.

On Wednesday, Day Two, registration begins at 8:00, with Welcome Remarks at 8:45. The accelerator showcase starts the program at 9:10, followed by our first keynote of the day. The first live demo session on Wednesday begins at 11:10 and the second at 13:30. Day Two will feature a total of three panel discussions. See our agenda for more details.

Last but not least, be sure to join our FinovateAsia community on our event app. Search for “Finovate” at your preferred app store, download the app, and use the same email address you used to register for the conference to login. The FinovateAsia app provides access to the agenda, more information about our demoing companies, as well as our speakers, sponsors, and partners. You can also use the app to reach out to your fellow attendees, make connections, and schedule meetings. If you have any trouble with the app, please email us at asia@finovate.com or ask one of our Finovate staffers at the registration desk at the venue.

Remember FinovateAsia tickets are still available. If you’re interested in learning how innovative fintech companies are leveraging exciting technologies like artificial intelligence, the blockchain, machine learning and more, then FinovateAsia is the place to be this week. So be sure to pick up your ticket and save your spot. We’re looking forward to seeing you here in Hong Kong!


FinovateAsia 2017 is sponsored by: Invest Hong KongCeleritiFintechLleida.net, and Barlings Capital.

FinovateAsia 2017 is partners with: 500 StartupsAgorizeAite GroupAsia Cloud Computing AssociationBankersHubBayPayBanking TechnologyBeFast.TVBigData-MadeSimple.comBlockExplorerBreaking BanksByte AcademyCB InsightsCelentConventus LawEbankingNewsFemTechFinancial ITFINOLABFintech Association of Hong KongFintech FinanceFintech News Hong KongFinTechTimeForresterHeadcountHolland FintechHong Kong Economic TimesThe Hong Kong Foreign Financial Institutions AssociationIBS IntelligenceInnovate FinanceInsight AlphaLexisNexis Risk SolutionsMercator Advisory GroupNexChangeThe Nilson ReportOvumThe PaypersPlug and PlayPR NewswireRegulation AsiaRFi GroupSingapore FinTech AssociationSME Finance ForumSwiss Finance + Technology AssociationWHub, and World Fintech Association.

FinovateAsia Begins This Week– Are You Ready?

Fintech in Asia is hotter than ever, with Asian fintech startups seeing record funding this year. This week is your chance to see which new technologies are shaping the region. FinovateAsia launches on Tuesday, November 7 and extends through Wednesday, November 8 (tickets still available). The two-day conference will host demos showcasing the newest ideas in fintech, plenty of networking, and lots of interactive discussions with industry experts to answer your questions about the latest trends.

To keep you organized, here’s everything you need to know at-a-glance:

When
On Tuesday, November 7, registration opens at 8 a.m. and opening remarks will begin at 9 a.m. We will have refreshments and a continental breakfast available, so be sure to come early to save your seat.

Where
The show will take place at the J.W. Marriott Hong Kong. Check out our website to plan your visit.

Presenting companies
You can find a full list of presenting companies on the Finovate blog. And be sure to take a look at our Sneak Peek blog series which offers an inside view into the new technologies companies will demo on stage.

Full agenda
We’ve added keynote speakers, panel discussions, and more this year. Visit the agenda to catch the highlights.

And don’t forget to download our mobile app (search Finovate in the app store of your choice).  In case you missed it, check out which regional trends will rise to the top at FinovateAsia. For specific enquiries or customer service needs, please visit our website for contact information.


FinovateAsia 2017 is sponsored by: Invest Hong KongCeleritiFintechLleida.net, and Barlings Capital.

FinovateAsia 2017 is partners with: 500 StartupsAgorizeAite GroupAsia Cloud Computing AssociationBankersHubBayPayBanking TechnologyBeFast.TVBigData-MadeSimple.comBlockExplorerBreaking BanksByte AcademyCB InsightsCelentConventus LawEbankingNewsFemTechFinancial ITFINOLABFintech Association of Hong KongFintech FinanceFintech News Hong KongFinTechTimeForresterHeadcountHolland FintechHong Kong Economic TimesThe Hong Kong Foreign Financial Institutions AssociationIBS IntelligenceInnovate FinanceInsight AlphaLexisNexis Risk SolutionsMercator Advisory GroupNexChangeThe Nilson ReportOvumThe PaypersPlug and PlayPR NewswireRegulation AsiaRFi GroupSingapore FinTech AssociationSME Finance ForumSwiss Finance + Technology AssociationWHub, and World Fintech Association.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Chekk

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Chekk is a B2B2C digital identity ecosystem. For consumers, it offers a mobile app to own, manage, and share personal data. For businesses, it provides a web portal and API to request access to data at on-boarding and during periodic refreshes.

Features

  • Is easy, secure, and reusable consumer data wallet
  • Offers a business portal to manage customers, send new data requests, and refreshes
  • Has more coming including OCR, data and document verification, and secure messaging

Why it’s great
It enables the shift of personal data ownership from the businesses to the individuals, to the benefits of both, simplifying KYC cross-businesses, cross-industry (banks, insurers, etc.) and cross-borders.

Presenter

Benjamin Petit, Hong Kong Country Manager
After having co-founded a boutique M&A in Paris supporting SMEs and start-ups, Petit came to Asia and gained 13 years of experience in large scale, private-public utilities projects.

Trends Rise to the Top at FinovateAsia

FinovateAsia, our showcase of the newest technology from the Asia Pacific region, is coming to Hong Kong next week on November 7 and 8 (and there’s still time to register). Each of the 32 presenting companies will bring a unique set of technologies, focusing on a range of fintech trends.

So what’s hot in Asia Pacific in 2017? Here’s a look at the themes that will dominate the stage next week:

Top three trends:

  • Data analytics
    Many fintechs are leveraging big data about user behavior, transactions, and their online footprint in order to underwrite loans, provide a more personalized customer experience, or monitor app usage to authenticate the user even after they’ve logged into a session.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning
    These two trends go hand-in-hand and have proven to be the hottest ideas in fintech this year. Companies are leveraging these technologies to engage with customers via chatbots, to automate investing algorithms that learn over time to optimize returns, and to prevent fraudulent activity.
  • Personalization
    With so much consumer data already online, plus all the information created from daily transactions, banks have the opportunity to assist and engage consumers in new ways. Banks can help clients understand their spending habits, anticipate what’s next, and find new ways to save or pay down debt. In addition, banks can leverage customer information to assess their needs and offer them relevant products in the exact place and time they’ll need it.

Get a sneak peek of the specific technologies the companies will showcase and be sure to take a look at the extended agenda. We’re intermixing the company demos with keynote speakers, panel discussions, and an exhibition of fintech accelerators. We’ll see you next week at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong!


FinovateAsia 2017 is sponsored by: Invest Hong KongCeleritiFintechLleida.net, and Barlings Capital.

FinovateAsia 2017 is partners with: 500 StartupsAgorizeAite GroupAsia Cloud Computing AssociationBankersHubBayPayBanking TechnologyBeFast.TVBigData-MadeSimple.comBlockExplorerBreaking BanksByte AcademyCB InsightsCelentConventus LawEbankingNewsFemTechFinancial ITFINOLABFintech Association of Hong KongFintech FinanceFintech News Hong KongFinTechTimeForresterHeadcountHolland FintechHong Kong Economic TimesThe Hong Kong Foreign Financial Institutions AssociationIBS IntelligenceInnovate FinanceInsight AlphaLexisNexis Risk SolutionsMercator Advisory GroupNexChangeThe Nilson ReportOvumThe PaypersPlug and PlayPR NewswireRegulation AsiaRFi GroupSingapore FinTech AssociationSME Finance ForumSwiss Finance + Technology AssociationWHub, and World Fintech Association.

Revealed: The Full Presenter Roster for FinovateAsia 2017

We are in the home stretch of our return to Hong Kong for FinovateAsia. With less than a week to go, there’s still time to register and save your spot. If you’re looking to see the most cutting-edge innovations in fintech made from and for the Asia Pacific market, FinovateAsia is the place to be.

Today we’re thrilled to announce the full presenter roster for the event next week. Check out our 32 presenting companies below:

 

To get an inside look into our presenting companies and their innovations, check out our sneak peek blog series that we’ll continue to update before the event takes place on November 7 & 8.

For the first time, FinovateAsia will also include deeper dives into the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting financial technology. Stay tuned on our agenda page as more details become available.

We hope you’ll join us for Finovate’s second event in Hong Kong to witness these innovative companies and hear from some of the brightest minds in fintech. Tickets are on sale at the FinovateAsia website. The event is coming up quickly, so get your ticket soon!

FinovateAsia 2017 is sponsored by: Invest Hong KongCeleritiFintechLleida.net, and Barlings Capital.

FinovateAsia 2017 is partners with: 500 Startups, AgorizeAite GroupAsia Cloud Computing AssociationBankersHub, BayPayBanking TechnologyBeFast.TVBigData-MadeSimple.comBlockExplorerBreaking BanksByte Academy, CB InsightsCelentConventus LawEbankingNewsFemTechFinancial ITFINOLABFintech Association of Hong KongFintech FinanceFintech News Hong Kong, FinTechTime, Forrester, HeadcountHolland Fintech, Hong Kong Economic TimesThe Hong Kong Foreign Financial Institutions AssociationIBS IntelligenceInnovate FinanceInsight AlphaLexisNexis Risk SolutionsMercator Advisory GroupNexChangeThe Nilson ReportOvumThe PaypersPlug and PlayPR NewswireRegulation AsiaRFi Group, Singapore FinTech AssociationSME Finance ForumSwiss Finance + Technology Association, WHub, and World Fintech Association.