- The Hong Kong Monetary Authority signs an agreement with a People’s Bank of China (PBoC) subsidiary
- Both central banks will be shown off by other businesses
- Artificial intelligence in the banking sector
Earlier this week on the 6th November, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) posted a news post confirming that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a subsidiary of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC).
The deal looks to come up with a Proof-of-Concept for a trading finance platform from the first quarter of next year via linking up two current projects including the HKMA’s eTradeConnect and the PBoC’s Trade Finance Platform.
Both of the central banks will be shown off by other business affiliated with the Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited and the Institute of Digital Currency of the PBoC.
“Once the connection has successfully been established, it will provide firms in both places with more convenient trade finance services and enable banks in Hong Kong to expedite the expansion of their trade finance business,” the post adds.
The post also talks about artificial intelligence in banking a it states:
“The HKMA is conducting a study on the application of AI technology in the banking industry and will release a series of publications. To begin with, the HKMA published today a fact sheet to highlight the key facts and figures revealed in an industry-wide survey conducted in Q3 2019.