Finance & Insurance

In today’s evolving financial services landscape, new opportunities and challenges emerge every day.

Make a real impact on the financial industry from the heart of Asia’s financial centre. Leverage HKSTP’s  support for deep tech startups to invent the next industry-transforming fintech solution. The future of finance will be forged here, will you join us?

Our Programmes and Initiatives 

FinTech @ InnoCentre

Innovate, upskill and grow at our InnoCentre, built to support collaboration and R&D in fintech. We offer a wide range of community events, from sharing series and learning workshops to solution days and FCAS training, to help you fasttrack your innovation.

Global Acceleration Academy (GAA)

Develop fintech and insurtech solutions with respected industry partners in our acceleration intensive. Over the course of ten months, you’ll meet with industry leaders, identify market challenges, co-create and commercialise solutions.

Banking Open API at Data Studio

Through our Open API partnership with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, glean insights from untapped financial datasets in mortgage, insurance, investment and beyond. Get access to over 180 API from 15 banks. Learn more about Data Studio.

Bank of China Hackathon

Exchange innovative ideas and envision future solutions at the Bank of China Hackathon, hosted at Hong Kong Science Park. In 2019, participants used fintech innovation to improve the bank branch experience, help people live healthier and achieve their dreams.

Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme

Jointly organized with HKMA to provide opportunities for the industry to identify and recruit students from local universities for internship opportunities for full-time or semester-based period. Opportunities are available from banks, SVF (Stored Value Facility) operators and virtual banks.

Project LionRock-Inthanon

Working with the HKMA and the Central Bank of Thailand, we are conducting research on the use of Central Bank Digital Currency in cross border payments.

Strategic Alliances with Leading Enterprises

We partner with leading organisations so startups and SMEs can collaborate and co-create ground-breaking Fintech solutions:

  • Hang Seng Bank: Harness Hang Seng Bank’s financial services expertise to develop, refine and deploy Fintech solutions.
  • Mizuho: With support from Mizuho, tap into one of Japan’s largest financial services customer bases to get your startup off the ground.
  • Tencent: Unlock Tencent’s specialist knowledge and resources in payment systems, data security, IoT and cloud computing through our collaboration.
  • UK Department of International Trade: In October 2019, we signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK Department of International Trade to encourage cross-border collaboration in Fintech. Discover opportunities and develop business both in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

HKMA-HKSTP Fin+Tech Collaboration Platform 

Put emerging technologies in practice to develop groundbreaking solutions. Through the Fin+Tech Collaboration Platform, get the opportunity to advance your R&D and apply AI, blockchain, cybersecurity and data analytics technology to your ideas. The space will support solution showcases, business matchmaking, talent development, competitions and community events.

HKMA-ASTRI Fintech Innovation Hub

Collaborate to innovate at The Hub, a workspace for fintech entrepreneurs located in our InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong. Run proof-of-concept trials and validate ideas in our laboratory. Get access to a range of resources, including technology consultation, co-working spaces, solution showcases and development tools.

Fusion Bank @ InnoCentre

Dive deeper into the world of virtual banking at Fusion Bank’s experience centre, headquartered at Innocentre. Learn more about best practices, operations and data management from one of Hong Kong’s first virtual banks.

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