With less than 90 days before the Hong Kong FinTech Week, we are excited to update you on our latest news. This year we are bringing to Hong Kong a number of fantastic FinTech companies from all over the world. Among them are Nubank (Brazil), Fidor (Germany) and WeBank (Greater China). These banks have zero branches and they dare to challenge the way traditional banks work.
Digital-only banks are going to be one of the most discussed topics during the FinTech Week since Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has recently announced so-called 'virtual bank licenses'. Don't miss an opportunity to meet and learn from founders and executives of the most successful neobanks.
You can see the full lineup of speakers at the main conference here.
Gabriel Silva, CFO at Nubank
With headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil, Nubank is the leading FinTech unicorn in Latin America with total funding of over $500M. Nubank challenged an outdated and bureaucratic system by building a simple, safe and 100% digital environment that addresses Brazilian customer's needs- with no paperwork, bank branches or inefficient callcentres. It created a 100% free-of-charge credit card that has been requested by over 13 million people so far. Stanford University graduate with over 15 years of experience in finance, Gabriel is a CFO and one of the co-founders of Nubank.
Matthias Kröner, Co-founder & CEO, Fidor Group
Fidor Bank is a digital bank founded in Germany in 2009. It’s a neobank with the unique positioning of ‘Banking with Friends’. Fidor Bank reflects Matthias’s vision of digital and social banking whereby customers become active advisors on community forums; they help co-create products and get rewarded for their contribution. In Germany, Fidor currently has more than 750,000 community members. Before founding Fidor Bank, Matthias co-developed the first continental European online broker known as DAB Bank and served as a CEO at Direkt Anlage Bank.
Henry Ma, Vice President & CIO of WeBank
WeBank was co-founded by China’s tech giant Tencent and is the first private online bank with a license to open in China. Stanford University graduate in Computer Science, Henry spent ten years in Silicon Valley before moving Shenzhen. Before WeBank, he served as a General Manager of Ping An Technology.