FAQs

Is membership open to companies outside Hong Kong?

FTAHK works with key international partners to foster a more connected global FinTech ecosystem. Our association is global in scope, and membership is open to international businesses and individuals.

Can I attend events if I am not a member?

Most of our events and activities (from committee meetings to educational sessions) are only open to members, there will be some events open to non-members.

How many events does the FTAHK run?

We organise around 3-5 events per month, 60-70 events per calendar year, ranging from committee meetings to monthly networking drinks and flagship events.  

Upcoming events

How to join our slack workspace?

Our member exclusive slack workspace is for receiving news, instant networking and sharing. 

 

  1. To join, please refer to step 2 in the welcome email.

    The email was sent by FinTech Association of Hong Kong <no-reply@glueup.com> at the time of membership activation.
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    The welcome email

     

  2. Continue with email.

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How to stay updated about FTAHK's activities?

For non-members:

  • Follow us on LinkedIn
  • Bookmark ftahk.org by pressing Ctrl + D
     

For members:

  • Ensure you are receiving our eDMs by whitelisting event@ftahk.org in your email settings.
  • Join our slack workspace - See the welcome email sent to you at membership activation.
  • Download the My Glue App

Why become a member?

For Startups and Entrepreneurs:

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

For Corporates and Large Institutions:

  • Access to the breadth and depth of the Hong Kong startup community in one place
     
  • Collaboration through symbiotic partnership opportunities to collaborate with organisations who share similar goals and/or complementary business models
     
  • Drive discussions and help influence the regional FinTech landscape together with other thought leaders on one of FTAHK’s many committees
     

For Individuals

  • Education via workshops, meetups and panel discussions
     
  • Access to the breadth and depth of the Hong Kong startup community in one place

Who are our members?

Our members come from all walks of the FinTech life, ranging from Individuals to Start Ups, SMEs to Tech Firms, Banks, Insurances and VCs. Whilst most of them are based in Hong Kong we also have a growing number of international ‘FTAHK afficionados’.

 

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Who is Fintech Association of Hong Kong?

Founded in 2017 by a group of passionate professionals, the FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) operates in principles of not-for-profit and “by the community for the community”. 

FTAHK is dedicated to being the “Voice of Fintech in Hong Kong” by maintaining trusted partnerships across government bodies, regulators, and other industry associations.

Learn More Here

Will there be any refreshments served at the Annual General Meeting?

Canapes and drinks will be served at the AGM at no cost to the physically attending members and proxies.

Where can I get a copy of the Articles of Association?

A copy of the Articles of Association can be provided to you by Consec Services Limited upon request by email to Iris Chan under iris.chan@deacons.com or by the Association upon request by email to admin@ftahk.org.

What are the next steps for the candidates who are successfully elected?

The successful candidates will need to attend the office of Deacons - the Association’s legal advisor - to document their appointment. Successful candidates will need to bring their identification proof and address proof for verification. 

When will the successful candidates assume office?

While the results of voting will likely be announced after the AGM, successful candidates will assume office from the conclusion of the AGM. 

When will the results of the voting be announced?

The Association will work with Lumi the e-voting provider as well as with our scrutineer of the AGM, to tally the votes on the day of the AGM. The Association’s aim is to announce the results of voting as soon as possible after the AGM.

How does the Proxy Voting work?

A member of the Association entitled to attend and vote at the meeting convened by the above notice is entitled to appoint one proxy to exercise all or any of its/his/her rights to attend, speak and vote for and on its/his/her behalf at the annual general meeting.

All submissions are made via e-proxy using a link sent to members (and in case of corporate members, the company representative of fronting the relationship with FTAHK).

Proxy notice, which may specify voting instructions, must be completed and received by the Association and Consec Services Limited no less than 48 hours prior to the AGM. The scrutineer will collect all proxy votes and will, together with the e-voting provider collect all votes, both the proxy votes as well as the votes given at the AGM. 

How many votes does each voting member have?

Each voting member of the Association will have 1 vote, for each resolution, to be cast by themselves, their designated representative or appointed proxy (as applicable).

How will a nominated and recommended candidate be appointed as a Director of the Association?

A person who is willing to act as a Director, and is permitted by law to do so, will be appointed as a Director by ordinary resolution at the annual general meeting (“AGM”) of the Association.

A person is eligible to act as a Director, if he or she has ordinary residence in Hong Kong with a valid identity card for verification. 

Who can attend the AGM (in-person or virtually)?

Anyone that is eligible to vote, be it an individual member or a corporate member.

How to lodge a complaint?

If you wish to file a complaint against our staffs or a member of the leadership team, please submit your message on our complaint page. 

Your complaint will be sent to the Chair and the General Manager (Our Team), and be treated with strict confidentiality.

For general enquiries, please see our FAQ

Lodge an Anonymous Complaint

How to collaborate with FTAHK?

The easiest way to collaborate with FTAHK is to become a member. Members are encouraged to take an active role in the association, contribute to knowledge sharing and advocacy works.

 

As a company:

Our co-branded event sponsorship offers corporate members a way to co-host events with FTAHK. This end-to-end event solution is a catalyst for achieving your marketing goals, by leveraging on the power of FTAHK's network and its trusted reputation on thought leadership.

Contact us to learn more

How to become a member of the board?

A board director is elected by members at the Annual General Meeting ("AGM"). Every FTAHK member is eligible to self-nominate to become a candidate for election.

The directorship has a two-year term, and a two terms limit. Upon the end of the first term, the outgoing director is eligible to be reelected at the AGM.

How do I join a committee?

Members have access to all 8 committees, they can pick and choose to participate in activities of their favorite committee, or they can participate in activities of all 8 committees if time allows.