IFTA to offer internship and mentorship opportunities to students of new PolyU degree programme

IFTA announced yesterday that it will offer internship and mentorship opportunities to the students of PolyU’s new FinTech/AI degree programme.

Full-time internships for up to 50 students will last for six to eight months.

Graduates of the new degree programme will also be exempt from the Level 1 examination of the Certificate in Finance and Technology.

Media Coverage (Chinese only):

HK01 【理大推金融科技及人工智能主修 提供長達8個月FinTech全職實習】

ON.cc 【緊貼新趨勢!有大學開設首個金融科技及AI學位課程】

NOW TV 【理大推金融科技及AI學位課程】

星島日報【理大擁人工智能優勢 新推金融科技學士】 




AM730 【理大推人工智能及金融科技學位課程】

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IFTA Speaks at the 11th Mainland-Hong Kong Services Industry Symposium

Wilson Kwok, Founder of the IFTA, spoke to a roomful of government ministers and business leaders about “Leveraging Hong Kong’s FinTech to promote the development of the Greater Bay Area and Shenzhen-Hong Kong trade” (利用香港金融科技促進粵港澳大灣區建設和深港服務貿易業的發展) at the the 11th Mainland-Hong Kong Services Industry Symposium (第十一屆中國(香港)國際服務貿易洽談會).

IFTA was a supporting organisation of the Symposium, which was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 23 November 2018.



IFTA debuts at Singapore FinTech Festival 2018

IFTA made a debut at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2018 (12-16 November), the world’s largest FinTech festival attended by 30,000+ participants from more than 100 countries. The event was organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

We were among the Hong Kong FinTech companies featured at the Cyberport Pavilion, aimed to showcase Hong Kong’s FinTech achievements to the world.

Many fair visitors were keenly interested in the CFT programme and the IFTA FinTech Achievement Award.


Cyberport is one of IFTA’s Founding Corporate Members. Dr Toa Charm (right), Cyberport’s Chief Public Mission Office, heads the IFTA’s Big Data Special Interest Group.


IFTA and Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts Sign MOU, Co-host FinTech & Blockchain Series

On 10 November, IFTA signed an MOU with the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts (HKSFA) to promote FinTech to the members of the HKSFA.

At the event, the two organizations also announced the launch of a “FinTech and Blockchain” series of training that will run from December 2018 to March 2019.

The “HKSFA-HSUHK-IFTA FinTech & Blockchain Series – Blockchains and the Fundamentals” is co-organised by the HKSFA, the Executive Development Centre of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK), and IFTA.

The series aims to update professional financial analysts on the latest developments in blockchain and cryptocurrency and the ways these transformative technologies could reshape businesses in the future.

Participants will also learn to apply blockchain technology to various business verticals.

The first training of the five-part series will be held on 14 December 2018.

Other trainings include:

All participants who successfully complete the one-day course will obtain a “Certificate of Attendance” issued by HKSFA, HSUHK-EDC, and IFTA. Upon successful completion of any of the 4 courses of the FinTech & Blockchain” Series will obtain a “Certificate in FinTech & Blockchain” issued by HKSFA, HSUHK-EDC, and IFTA.

Event flyer: https://www.hksfa.org/upload/events_detail/original/568768164198.pdf

For details and registration, visit: https://www.hksfa.org/event_details_identity.php?id=885

IFTA Fintech Achievement Awards 2018

Inaugural IFTA Fintech Achievement Awards Announced

The Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia is proud to present our IFTA Fintech Achievement Awards 2018, co-organizing with PR Asia. Our founding member, Deloitte China, will be the Honorary Auditor to ensure the confidentiality, independency, and professionalism of the inaugural award.

The IFTA Fintech Achievement Awards 2018 celebrate outstanding achievements attained by individual, NGO, and corporates. The ability to sustain its business model, nurturing leaders, and aligning with ethics and government expectation will be strongly valued.

Please view the following link for applications and details of the Inaugural event!



IFTA 金融科技成就大獎2018表揚個人,初創企業,非政府組織及企業於金融科技領域所獲得的傑出成就。參賽者能否推動可持續發展,培育人才及遵守道德操守,將是本次獎項所重視的要素。


IFTA 金融科技成就大獎2018報名和相關資料,請參閱以下連結:




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IFTA at HK FinTech Week 2018 Pre-launch Night

IFTA Founders and representative attended HK FinTech Week 2018 Pre-Launch Night! Founder of IFTA, Mr. Paul Pong & Mr. Wilson Kwok, supporting upcoming Fintech Week organized by Invest HK & Finnovasia.

Great night to kickstart one of the most exciting Fintech event in Hong Kong! This is going to be the first cross-border FinTech event from Hong Kong to China’s silicon valley ShenZhen !




IFTA and PolyU attracted 100+ participants at Fintech & Blockchain Seminar

Fintech & Blockchain Seminar at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was a great success! Thank you again for all the distinguished guests and speakers. It was great meeting enthusiastic students from PolyU, industry leaders, and our corporate founding members on the night as well. We look forward to seeing you all again!


Miranda Lou
| Executive Vice President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Paul Pong
| Founder of Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia


David Chung
| Under Secretary of Innovation and Technology Bureau


Qin Lu
| Interim Head of Department of Computing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Sanjay Bhandari
|Co-Founder of Certificate of Finance and Technology, UK

Lawrence Ma
| President of Hong Kong Blockchain Society

Fred Sheu
| National Technology Officer of Microsoft Hong Kong