[This article is contributed by Carlo Pandian who is a business graduate interested in finance, start-up and technology. He also writes tutorials on Intuit QuickBooks Online and has previously contributed to tech blogs such as Under30CEO, Startup Malaysia and Bisnis Startup. Carlo loves to investigate new media trends and share his thoughts with online tech communities.]

For many, Hong Kong has been synonymous with finance for decades, and it is still one of the world’s leading international finance sectors. According to official government statistics in 2008, the financial services sector contributed 16% of Hong Kong’s GDP, while the Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the world’s sixth largest. The territory is home to a great many institutions and organisations providing products and services to customers and investors throughout the world, and the sector continues to grow.

In our increasingly technological age of mobile technology and social media, the finance sector too is rapidly developing a technological element, and this is reflected by many of the financial services start-ups currently coming out of Hong Kong.

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