About Fintech

The concept of Fintech – the integration of finance and technology in modern-day style – has evolved to become a vibrant industry. While Fintech may carry different meanings, it is now commonly considered to cover areas such as payments, big data analytics, applications, platforms and cybersecurity.

Revolutionised by disruptive technologies like blockchain, the use of smartphones and the internet, traditional financial marketplaces have undergone dramatic changes like never before. While fintech poses great challenges to financial institutions and intermediaries, at the same time, it also offers great opportunities to those who manage to adopt and transform.


Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme ("FCAS") is a talent development scheme initiated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to nurture talents to meet the growing needs of Fintech in Hong Kong. Students from participating universities are invited to join this scheme via a full-time, semester-based internship which interns will be co-supervised by the banks, the HKMA and ASTRI on Fintech projects.

Key Objectives:

To expand the talent pool for the development of the Fintech sector in Hong Kong by giving students an early exposure to the sector:

  • - To nurture Fintech talents with real industry experience through internships;
  • - To provide opportunities for the industry to identify and recruit young talents.

To learn more about the FCAS Information Day, please go to the link below:

Current Intake

Current Intake

Scheme Structure

Through a structured Fintech internship programme, interns will receive intensive training support from the HKMA, ASTRI and banks.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

The HKMA will provide regulatory briefings to students, including regulatory regimes under the purview of the HKMA including those related to cybersecurity and the supervisory sandbox, as well as any other relevant developments in Fintech regulations locally and internationally.

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute

ASTRI will provide core Fintech technologies training to students, including cybersecurity, blockchain, big data analytics and artificial intelligence.


While technology has gone disruptive as one would not have imagined before, Fintech has been changing the traditional financial industry like never before. Being the major Fintech users in the ecosystem, banks will provide students with on-the-job training and exposure in Fintech that they could never obtain from university courses.

Application Process


Application Procedures

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How to Apply

Applicants can download the “HKMA-ASTRI Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme Application Form” from the link below.

Interested candidate should send his/her CV with the completed excel application form to fcas@astri.org by 12noon, 4th Feb 2017.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified by respective organisation(s) by 30 Apr 2017 for interview arrangements. If applicants have not been invited for interviews by respective organisation(s) by 30 Apr 2017, they may assume their applications to be unsuccessful.

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