25Apr/20

Interview and magazine report on Recruit

FundingReach CEO William Lam had a special interview with the leading job recruitment media, and shared his insights with graduates on how to stand out from the hiring market. The interview was published on a special issue of Recruit, a well-known recruitment magazine in town.

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IT Industry Bucking the Trend, FundingReach Welcomes Business Talents  

Job recruitment in the IT industry continues to surge in the falling market. Though traditionally defined by technical expertise, recent years have seen the IT industry opening up for business talents. Graduates without IT-relevant educational background can still flex their muscles in the IT industry. 

FundingReach is among the leading FinTech enterprises from Cyberport. CEO William Lam pointed out: “Out of the pressure to cut cost in the grim market, companies are gradually turning to automated solutions, which provided us great opportunities. We are in increasingly need to diversify our team.” 

“…………… We are in great need of talents to help build up the four panels of our core business: 1. technical talents to lead in the R&D of machine learning and big data 2. Credit talents with a strong skill for data analysis. 3. Sales and Marketing talents to connect with customers 4. Business planners to magnify Greater China Area market penetration and further to the globe……”

William Lam further emphasized that for talents with self-motivation and savvy, IT major is not a necessity to be part of our R&D team. “Compared with large enterprises, startups like FundingReach enjoy the more interactive and inclusive atmosphere. We are more interested in a candidate’s enthusiasm and diligence rather than purely plays on credentials!”

05Apr/20

Cyberport Career Fair 2020

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The Cyberport Virtual Career Fair 2020, held from 3rd April to 5th April by Cyberport, has been a fruitful event for promoting tech entrepreneurship. As an active enterprise in the Cyberport FinTech family, FundingReach was a prominent presence in this two-day live recruitment platform. We received overwhelming responses from industry veterans as well as young and talented applicants. In a few hours, we received over 300 applications aiming at technical as well as business positions. Members of FundingReach family shared with applicants their insights into industry dynamics and career development.

FundingReach was proudly awarded by Cyberport “The most active participation to the live-chat with candidates” for our contribution to the webinars and live talks. We appreciate the opportunity to bring out the best of our company to ambitious youngsters with the aspiration and the capacity to innovate. FundingReach is happy to have talents on board to create infinite possibilities!

15Jan/20

Asian Financial Forum 2020 : Outlook on Inclusiveness

Fundingreach has kick-started a new decade with an eventful January. On 13th and 14th, we as a leading Fintech startup that focuses on credit and compliance assessment and monitoring, is proud to bring our innovations to the exhibition hall at the 13th Asian Financial Forum (“AFF”), with the support of Cyberport and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The forum brings the most influential financial and business leaders in joint discussion on the theme “Redefining Growth: Innovation. Breakthrough. Inclusiveness”.

Our leading products, AI enhanced engines “iFinGate, iFinHealth and iFinPulse”, have attracted investors and corporate leaders from various industries around the world. The three engines operate in a mutually reinforcing way to form an all-in-one solution to manage the credit and compliance risks smarter for the professional users.

We are looking forward to 2020. FundingReach team would be bringing our innovations to the border communities through expanding the footprints progressively to the vast territory of Asia, especially the belt and road countries. Riding on the beauty of technology, we aspire to make financial service ever more inclusive across the whole industry, and at the same time, across the Asian territory.

FundingReach Team wishes you the best in the coming Lunar New Year!

30Oct/19

London FinTech Mission Tour

We are one of the privileged few invited (and sponsored) by Cyberport to join the FinTech Mission to the UK led by the HKSAR Government’s Financial Secretary, Mr. Paul Chan, on Oct 28-30, 2019. Although the schedule of this 3-day FinTech Tour to London is very intensive (on top of the jet lag!), it offers an eye-opening overview of UK’s latest fintech’s trends and ecosystem development and aspiration through highly informative presentations, networking and interacting with industry leaders (Accenture, Dun & Bradstreet, etc.), consultants (KPMG), and government officials of both world’s leading financial centres including Invest Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London, and the UK Department for International Trade.  This is a very effective and fruitful pollination to strengthen innovation ties and facilitate the two-way investment flows between the two cities.

11Sep/19

ADB Senior Delegation to Cyberport

FundingReach is greatly honoured to be introduced to a 6-executive delegation of the East Asia Department of Asian Development Bank (“ADB”) on Sep 11, 2019 jointly arranged by HKSAR Financial Services Branch and Cyberport’s Entrepreneurship Team.  Besides briefing ADB of our Group’s profile, business model, and product development milestones and road-map, a discussion of one of our visions of enhancing quality lending to SMEs through process automation was especially of interest to ADB which has been a long-established, prominent, and influential social development organization dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific.  A major conduit for ADB to achieving poverty eradication in the region is through loans and grants to the micro, small, and medium enterprises especially in the Asian developing countries.  Our integrated product proposition of AI and machine learning well trained by solid financial and technology experts had laid down a very promising lead of future cooperation between ADB and FundingReach.

 

10Jul/19

HKU EEE – FundingReach FinTech Summer Program

Innovation and education go hand-­­in-hand.  Being a caring corporate citizen, FundingReach has just kick-started a 5-day Summer Program with HKU’s Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department for HK’s S4 and above secondary school students on July 4-10 at both HKU Campus and FundingReach’s base at Cyberport.

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Mr. Peter Yan, CEO, Cyberport

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Dr. CH Ng, Chairman, Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association

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Ms. Ivy Au Yeung, CEO, ANZ Hong Kong

Objective of this Summer Program is to inspire the innovation and entrepreneurship of our future leaders with the latest FinTech development through introducing the technical skills such as Machine Learning, Python Programming, and other computing technologies applying to automation in financial analysis.  In order for these young people to better understand the challenges in this automation process and the beauty in its end-product, a full-day session was dedicated to fundamentals of credit assessment and financial analysis conducted by FundingReach’s corporate banking experts.

Such a ‘trendy’ and exciting program has attracted overwhelming response with all 40 seats instantly grabbed once it’s posted for online enrollment.  Participating schools include Christian Alliance International School, Diocesan Boys' School, Heep Yunn School, Island School, Marymount Secondary School, Queen's College, St. Clare's Girls' School, St. Francis Xavier's College, St. Joseph's College, St. Paul's Convent School, St. Paul's Co-educational College, Victoria Shanghai Academy.

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Mr. Poon Siu Chi, Principal, St. Paul’s Co-educational College

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Mr. William Lam, CEO, FundingReach

“It’s our great honour to be a close partner to HKU-EEE, not just in our Research & Development efforts but also in this highly fulfilling initiative for our future leaders in HK,” said William Lam, founder and CEO of FundingReach.

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Mr. Chiu Sin Hang, Assistant Principal, Queen’s College

“We are very excited and pleased with such overwhelming responses from students of many prestigious schools.  The feedback we received from the participants is so encouraging that we just can’t wait to have our next Summer Program with FundingReach in 2020,” commented by Professor Edmund Lam, Associate Dean of Engineering, EEE, HKU.

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Professor Edmund Lam, Associate Dean of Engineering, EEE, HKU

18Mar/19

A refreshing morning – Welcome HKU students to Cyberport

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We are glad to have the Master and Undergraduate students from the Faculty of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong to visit us, under the leadership of Ir Dr. Wilton Fok and Dr. Yuen. It is excited to know that the students have strong aspirations in contributing to the success of Hong Kong as a major Fintech hub.

After the briefing from Cyberport, FundingReach’s CEO William Lam brought up the exponential potentials of Fintech and illustrated with cases around the globe. Mr. WK Yip, CTO of FundingReach highlighted how AI and other technologies can help in developing our proprietary innovations, iFinHealth and iFinPulse. 

Fion Lai, Head of Client Excellence and Lolita Yew, Director Credit Analytics of FundingReach Group shared their experiences on how to master ‘Client Excellence’ in Fintech world and inspired the students in preparing the way for their future success.

We are pleased to have the chance to arouse the awareness of innovation, creativity and flourish opportunities in the Fintech world.

To experience our AI Credit System “iFinHealth”: www.ifinhealth.com

26Feb/19

Welcome QC students to Cyberport

February 26, 2019

How are Fintech & Technologies going to impact our future? FundingReach and our honourable speakers were delighted to bring the insights to our future leaders, the youngsters from Queen’s College.

During the visit, Mr. William Lam, CEO and Mr. WK Yip, CTO of FundingReach Group shared about how technologies revolutionize the traditional banking and finance industry, and why technologies are essential to our proprietary innovations, iFinHealth and iFinPulse systems.     

We were honoured to have Mr. Howard Cheng, the COO of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited and Mr. Jacky Yeung, the member of Advisory Committee Panel of Cyberport, Chairman of the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) Advisory Committee as our speakers, to enlighten the next generation, paving the way for their ‘Tech’ future.

We are looking forward to the upcoming visit of HKU students. Stay tuned.  

To experience our AI Credit System “iFinHealth”: www.ifinhealth.com

29May/19

Cyberport Incubatee​

iFinGate(a subsidiary of FundingReach Holdings Limited) has successfully been accepted in the June 2019 Intake of the Cyberport Incubation Programme. The acceptance to this prestigious incubation programme is a recognition of the market viability, management team and product innovativeness of iFinGate. Thanks for the support and recognition of Cyberport!

21Feb/19

2019 Economic & Technology Outlook, and AI Risk Management Seminar

January 21, 2019

FundingReach collaborated with The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association (‘HKEIA’), co-organised a “2019 Economic & Technology Outlook, and AI Risk Management” seminar for the members of HKEIA and financial institutions.

Mr. William Lam, CEO and Lolita Yew, Director Credit Analytics of FundingReach Group, shared about how AI technologies and Fintech assist businesses to make smarter sales decisions and better manage their financial risks. We announced the launch of our proprietary AI automated credit analysis system,  ‘iFinHealth’, shared how’s this latest Fintech innovation inhouse could help along the credit evaluation process in this digital era.

We are honoured to have Ms. Betty Wang,  Senior Economist of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) as our guest speaker, shared insights on the economic environment and prospects of this year. Mr. Basil Wai, CEO of HKEIA, also brought insights to the audiences about technology trends in CES 2019 and 2019 NEPCON.

We are glad to receive a positive feedback from the audiences and looking forwards to future collaborations with HKEIA.

To experience our AI Credit System “iFinHealth”: www.ifinhealth.com