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Virtual Banking in Hong Kong and China (Updated)

This alert summarises all you need to know about virtual banking in Hong Kong, and also the latest HKMA requirements.

05 June 2018
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First Hong Kong crypto regulatory action: Black Cell halts KROPS token sale

Our view on SFC's regulatory action regarding a token sale for possible contraventions of the Securities and Futures Ordinance.

22 March 2018

Virtual banking in Hong Kong and China

Our analysis on HKMA's published Guideline on the authorisation of virtual banks.

27 February 2018
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ICOs – A Dripping Roast for Disputes Lawyers?

Despite the current trends in digital token sales, investors should take note of some potential risks involved.

08 January 2018
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FATF Plenary: 8 things you should know

Key takeouts from the Financial Action Task Force, the global standard-setter on anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing's, plenary meeting.

01 August 2017

Hong Kong Monetary Authority releases White Paper on Distributed Ledger Technology

The continued development of Fintech is changing the way that banks and other financial institutions do business with each other and their clients.

07 December 2016

“Making Hong Kong great again” – HKMA clarifies AML/CTF expectations to promote financial inclusion and entrepreneurialism

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has stepped up efforts to balance its messages of compliance with the need to ensure Hong Kong remains globally competitive.

30 September 2016

10 things you need to know about decentralised autonomous organisations

DAOs are a re-imagined form of business vehicle, somewhere between a collective investment structure, a partnership, a venture capital fund, and a crowdsourcing platform.

16 August 2016
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China's 13th Five Year Plan: the land of opportunity

China's 13th Five Year Plan has significant implications for businesses in China and around the world across key sectors.

14 April 2016

KWM breaks new ground in the international bond market

The first-ever issuances of RMB-denominated (so called “Panda”) bonds by foreign sovereigns into the Chinese domestic market.

30 March 2016

New Hong Kong stored value facilities regime – the countdown begins to the next wave of fintech regulation

Key features and impacts of Hong Kong's SVF regime and the next wave of fintech regulation

04 December 2015

Asian funds passporting: who will become the Luxembourg of Asia?

Asia Region Funds Passport, ASEAN CIS Framework and Mutual Recognition of Funds to shake up Asian retail funds market

17 September 2015

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