FTAHK is organised and led by the community, for the community. It gives us an unique position to speak on behalf of the FinTech community. It is led by a volunteer group of board members who care about the future of FinTech in Hong Kong, Greater China and Asia.

The Association aims to support the development of Hong Kong as a leading fintech centre by:

Advocate – create the unified voice for the Hong Kong FinTech ecosystem

  • encouraging the development of proportionate and effective regulation
  • attracting greater investment and talent into Hong Kong fintech

Collaborate – bring together the diverse parts of the community

  • engaging in community collaboration and co-creation to promote innovation in financial services
  • supporting the creation of better financial experiences through the development of robust, reliable technology

Educate – learn from existing leaders and nurture the next generation of talent

  • championing an open, inclusive and diverse fintech community
  • committing to support and nurture the next generation of fintech talent in Hong Kong

Startups and entrepreneurs

  • Education via workshops, meetups and panel discussions
  • Introductions to investors, accelerators and the wider global fintech community
  • A platform to highlight successes alongside a social and networking hub

Investors and accelerators

  • Access to the breadth and depth of the Hong Kong startup community in one place
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Networking and promotional opportunities

Financial institutions and educational institutions

  • Access to the breadth and depth of the Hong Kong startup community in one place
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Networking, promotional and internship hiring opportunities
Hong Kong is poised to lead fintech development owing to its natural strengths.  

It is one of the world’s most influential and active financial centres, located at the intersection of China, Asia and the rest of the world. It already houses a broad and diverse fintech community and exports fintech developments globally.  It is one of the most connected and sophisticated cities in the world with a well-educated, increasingly affluent population and a long tradition of entrepreneurship.

Hong Kong’s growing fintech ecosystem is expected to grow significantly in the next five years.

This will be spurred by initiatives such as the regulatory sandbox and fintech innovation hub jointly developed by Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI).

Although advances are being made, further work is needed to gain the maximum benefit.

A crucial next step will be adjusting the city’s regulatory framework both to give greater clarity to businesses looking to set up in the city and to update rules in order to bring them into line with new business practices while continuing to offer strong investor and consumer protection.

All the ingredients exist in Hong Kong for a world-leading fintech industry.  

With the strengths of all the different participants being harnessed by the Association, the industry is creating the catalyst for sustained future development.


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