At the end of the day, the answer of the question “virtual banks: to be or not to be? to benefit or not to benefit?” depends on whether they can make the most of technology to tackle the pain points of the current financing banking system. The question follows then that is: are we solving a purely technical problem or a system one? If it is a system issue, can virtual banks generate additional value? If not, why would Hong Kong people open virtual bank accounts when they already own traditional or even electronic banking accounts? If not, are we setting up virtual banks just for the sake of it? (continue reading……)
The journey to Hong Kong’s bright future is long and rugged, but FinMonster still believes that — tomorrow will be better and 2020 will be another fulfilling year…… (continue reading……)
You may be familiar with this banking experience: people jostling one another, snakelike queues moving slowly and staff unhurriedly handling paper documents. For most people, this probably won’t be a pleasant experience. But have you ever wondered why we have to go to a branch banking in person, hand over stacks of paper documents and wait for the enduring review process?……(continue reading)
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On November 27, 2019, US President Donald Trump passed the PROTECT Hong Kong Act and the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Although the immediate effect of the two bills on Hong Kong will be little, Hong Kong’s long-term economic development can be at stake if Hong Kong becomes a battleground between the US and China. The Chief Executive Carrie lam said the bills could be detrimental to creating a favorable business environment in Hong Kong, given it is particularly difficult for Hong Kong to assess the impact of them on industrial development and to predict what actions the US would take at this stage. (continue reading……)
Thanks to the HKU iDendron and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC), we are delighted to be one of the exhibitors at the Hong Kong SmartBiz Expo from 4-6 December 2019. It is a golden opportunity for entrepreneurs to know more about FinMonster’s services and ideas……. (continue reading)
In previous articles, we talked about Working Capital Loan and Trade Finance in Corporate Banking. Those are short-term financing products for small and medium enterprises. For the more sophisticated enterprises or even investment consortium, they may borrow longer term for various loan purposes like Capital Expenditure, Refinancing and even for Merger & Acquisition…..(continue reading)
As business owners or financial controllers, have you ever experienced the below? For the similar facility size and borrowing terms, various banks make their indicative pricing quite differently. This even happens among different bankers in the same bank. On the other hand, the competition in retail banking is fierce and price setting is relatively transparent. How could this happen? How SMEs can reduce their bank interest cost by the application of financial technology?