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FATCA: UK follows in US's footsteps

The Cayman Islands has announced that it will implement a FATCA Model 1 intergovernmental agreement with the US and that it will seek similar automatic exchanges of information with the UK. The announcement marks the latest major offshore jurisdiction to enter into a FATCA agreement with the US and, unsurprisingly, also with the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2013
Expert View
Expert View

Fidelity's SmartFund Account: first Hong Kong, then Asia?

Fidelity's new execution-only asset management product will find a receptive market among Hong Kong's retail investors, making it a good test for a wider Asian rollout.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2013
Expert View
Expert View

HKAB's standards crucial to NFC's future

HKAB's move to issue a set of standards and best practices for NFC payment service providers addresses major challenges facing the industry. It should be a key stepping stone towards a unified ecosystem for NFC and its future within payments.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2013
Expert View
Expert View

Hong Kong Monetary Authority lowers barriers to entry, keeping competition up for private banks

The Hong Kong Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau has submitted a revision to the region's banking ordinance that makes it easier for domestic and international institutions to operate as fully licensed banks. The implications are most direct for the private wealth management sector, where not all players take substantial deposits and are likely to attract additional boutiques from abroad.

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2012
Expert View
Expert View

Hong Kong wealth managers must drive social media

Lack of regulation is the principle hindrance to relationship managers using social media to engage with HNW clients. Wealth managers should devise an internal code of conduct to encourage usage and reap the benefits the channel has to offer.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Oct 2013
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Hong Kong wealth: $1 million-plus population getting richer at 7% per annum

Published By Datamonitor
19 Dec 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Hong Kong wealth: $1 million-plus population grows 7% from 1999 to 2004

Published By Datamonitor
09 Feb 2006
Expert View
Expert View

Hong Kong: strong consumer demand but a lack of developments in the mobile payments sector

The uptake of mobile payment tools is highly varied on a global level. In Hong Kong, consumer demand is strong, but a lack of developments is threatening to inhibit the sector's growth. Further investment is needed if the industry is to move forward under a unified infrastructure.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

HSBC: moving towards improving investor protection

HSBC is following Hong Kong Monetary Authority advice on how to improve investor protection, dividing its retail banking and wealth management departments in its Hong Kong branches. Although the advice should prevent Hong Kong banking customers from being mis-sold speculative investments, sales are expected to decline in the short term as customers remain reluctant to buy such products from banks.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

HSBC: playing a waiting game

By taking a stake in China's third-largest insurer, HSBC hopes to gain a foothold in the country's huge financial services market. Although the restrictions on foreign institutions are currently harsh, the 'floodgates' look set to open soon. In the meantime, HSBC is gaining valuable experience that should help it target Chinese investors' $1.4 trillion of assets.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2002

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