The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) has welcomed six virtual banks as Corporate Members, reads the press release from January 2.

Carrie Leung, CEO of HKIB, founded in 1963 non-profit organization that offers training and certification services in Hong Kong banking sector, has highlighted the importance of virtual banks for future banking community development:

“Launching virtual banks has marked a new era in the development of Hong Kong’s banking sector and underlines that professional training must advance to keep pace”

The first ever six virtual banks to join HKIB are Airstar Bank Limited, Fusion Bank Limited, Livi VB Limited, Ping An OneConnect Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, SC Digital Solutions Limited, WeLab Bank Limited.

Carrie Leung also ensured that the organization will continue to actively contribute to Fintech development “to help local professionals sustain their competitiveness”.

Previously the organization has held new qualification courses and training programmes focused on blockchain, risk management, cybersecurity and other topics relevant for banking industry of the 21st century.