Financial Technology

Financial Technology

Hong Kong financial technology (fintech) market's largest segment is Digital Payments - with a total transaction value of $114 trillion HKD in 2019. 

​Money has been part of human history for the last 3,000 years and comes in many different forms. Whether in the shape of a metal coin, or a number on a computer – money is constantly evolving. Contrary to popular belief, Hong Kong’s startup community is one of the fastest-growing ecosystems in the world, with multiple records to its name. SenseTimeWeLab, Lalamove, Tink Labs, BitMEXGoGoVanKlook, TNG Wallet and AirWallex are the 8 homegrown stars in Hong Kong confirmed as unicorns. 

Given the significant number of start-ups involved in the fintech sector, it is not surprising to discover substantial growth is occurring. Hong Kong-based fintech investment jumped to $4.27 trillion HKD in 2017 (2016: $1.69 trillion HKD; 2015: $842 million HKD). The largest fundraising in Hong Kong in 2018 was by the mobile lending company WeLab ($1.72 trillion HKD). Hong Kong’s financial secretary has covered in his 2018 budget that he would allocate $500 million HKD to the development of financial services over the next five years, including fintech. 

Employment in the sector will continue to grow. With the high usage of mobile devices and technology-based solutions, the demand for financial and banking solutions through personal devices is increasing. This is the key growth driver for the global financial technology market. 

FinTech Talent

The potential for fintech is unlimited. Banks and firms are cravings for fintech professionals who can help to bring their digital solutions forward. At Selby Jennings, we worked with clients to identify business-critical fintech professionals. We make sure they join your businesses instead of competitors. Reach out to our team on more fintech talent and vacancies information.

Contact us

Financial Technology Jobs

Backend Software Engineer
Negotiable, Miami

One of the world's top hedge funds is looking to bring on Software Engineers with financial exper...

Apply now
Cloud Engineer
US$160000 - US$200000 per year, Boston

Summary Are you interested in working for one of the top global life science consulting companies...

Apply now
Senior Full Stack Engineer
US$150000 - US$275000 per year, New York

Our global multi-strategy $14 billion hedge fund partner based out of NYC is seeking a Senior Ful...

Apply now
Lead Fullstack Software Engineer (Python/AWS)
US$200000 - US$250000 per year, Boston

The Senior Fullstack Engineer will be responsible for Analyze and modify existing software while ...

Apply now
Market Data Analyst
Negotiable, London

I am working with world leading hedge funds and systematic investment managers with $15 billion A...

Apply now
Senior Rust Engineer - DeFi
Negotiable, New York

We are working with a globally distributed firm who exist to make DeFi protocols valuable, solvin...

Apply now
Data Scientist Lead (M/F/D) NLP
Negotiable, Munich

One of Germany's leading online companies is currently looking for a Senior Data Scientist to hel...

Apply now
Head of Compliance
Negotiable, London

A rapidly growing FinTech is hiring a Head of Compliance in London! Our client is known as an inn...

Apply now
Python Developer, Global proprietary trading, Singapore
Negotiable, Singapore

My client is a leading Singaporean proprietary trading firm and looking for a senior python devel...

Apply now