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FINANCIAL SERVICES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong
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HKMA relaunches career accelerator to nurture young fintech talent

The move is in line with the authority’s push towards an era of Smart Banking.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is collaborating with its industry partners Applied Sciences and Technology Institute, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (Cyberport) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation to offer a series of fintech talent building programmes that will equip the young talent pool with the right skills to meet the growing demands of the industry.

According to a press release, the Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme 2.0 is part of the HKMA’s push towards an era of Smart Banking by intensifying efforts at fintech research and talent development. 

"FCAS 2.0 presents rewarding career exposure for our young talents to learn the leading edge fintech developments locally and internationally. The HKMA will continue to work with the fintech community and other relevant parties to expand the talent pool and facilitate Hong Kong to move into the new era of Smart Banking," said HKMA Chief Executive Norman Chan. 

The talent building programmes include an entrepreneurship summer boot camp with Cyberport University Partnership Programme, a summer internship at Shenzen and a practical internship open to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the HKMA and 20 partner banks.
 

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