NZ Fintech Companies Have Sights Set on Hong Kong
“As a small country and market by population, it is second nature for New Zealand businesses to explore and expand into new geographies,” New Zealand Trade Commissioner for Hong Kong and Macau Kiwa Whatarau writes in an article for the South China Morning Post.
“Even during the worst of the pandemic, we were still seeing a huge interest from New Zealand’s top fintech start-ups looking to expand in Hong Kong,” Whatarau writes.
“Unlike in larger markets, many of our fintech start-ups have designed their business models to go global from day one. However, in these challenging times, it is the strong and resilient foundations of Hong Kong’s fintech sector that have made expansion into the city a priority for many of our fintech companies.
“New Zealanders are known for stretching themselves, going beyond the accepted wisdom, and following good ideas wherever they lead. From what I can see across the fintech landscape, our intuition and ambition has led us to Hong Kong.”
Original article by Kiwa Whatarau, South China Morning Post, March 4, 2021.
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