Since January this year, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued 8 new virtual banking licenses, with the latest batch released last week.
In Hong Kong and Singapore, credit cards continue to dominate as the payment method of choice for almost all online transactions. This makes sense as unlike other payment methods (eg. cash, bank transfers, checks) credit cards come with a unique combination of security, rewards and convenience.
Reap allows you to pay any recipient using any credit card, sending funds securely from the card directly to the recipient’s bank account, without the recipient needing to set up any kind of merchant account, processor, payment gateway or point-of-sale device. We have received a lot of questions in the past months about how this works, and so today I wanted to explain more about the model behind the scenes.
Let’s be honest, remembering to pay your recurring bills and expenses is not the most exciting task in the world. What if there was a way to automate your large business expense payments similar to the way your phone bill, Netflix or Spotify subscription are paid?
If you have an immediate cash flow problem, then the quickest fix might be a short-term financing solution. It’s the fastest way to get money in your bank account if you don’t plan on receiving any large revenue payments within the next day. Find out in this article, the 3 best options for your business in Hong Kong for short-term cash flow solutions.
Automation is the way of the future, allowing companies to focus on running their business rather than spending time with manual processes. Whether you are looking to increase the efficiency of your accounts payable department or if you are just getting started in business, the benefits of automating your A/P far outweigh the costs.
For companies that accept credit and debit card payments, a breach of confidential customer data is among the most serious risks they face. Failure to protect data leads to financial costs, customer defections and loss of reputation all of which affect bottom line and public perception.“Tokenization” is a super-buzzy payments term and what it does is pretty simple adds an extra level of security to sensitive credit card data.
For a large number of small to medium businesses here in Hong Kong, cross-border or international commerce is a large part of their day-to-day operations. This includes both selling and buying from international counterparties. What this means for businesses, is that they will constantly face issues with FX, remittance, transfers and dealing with foreign payment costs that are not always be clear. So it becomes important to understand what the options are when it comes to sending money overseas for business purposes.
Digital payments remain at the forefront of tech progress in the banking industry. But with the advancement of payment tools, a variety of payment platforms, and hundreds of payment providers, the security of digital payments remains a top priority for consumers.
The 1st FinTech Award to an online Credit Card Payment Platform that allows all businesses to pay any operating expenses using credit cards to improve cash flow, maintain liquidity and grow their business.