Fintech Market Overview

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Banking in Hong Kong


A currency exchange control does not exist in Hong Kong, but other laws and regulations may prohibit or restrict the flow of funds into and out of Hong Kong, including the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance (Cap 575) (UNATMO) and the United Nations Sanctions Ordinance (Cap 537). In Hong Kong, foreigners have no restriction on owning companies.1

Securitisation laws do not exist in Hong Kong, except for those pertaining to capital treatment and disclosure requirements for 'authorised institutions' as defined in the Banking Ordinance (Cap 155) (e.g., banks).1

According to the AMLO, any person or entity operating a money service must obtain a MSO licence from the Commissioner of Customs and Excise.1

Lending in Hong Kong

Fintech in Hong Kong

Fintech in other countries

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  1. https://thelawreviews.co.uk/title/the-financial-technology-law-review/hong-kong