This article showcases our top picks for the best Taiwan based Fintech (Financial Technology) companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Fintech (Financial Technology) industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Taiwan Fintech (Financial Technology) Companies
Bitfinex is a digital asset trading platform offering state-of-the-art services for digital currency traders and global liquidity providers. Founded in 2012, Bitfinex was one of the first professional platforms set up to accommodate for the booming interest in cryptocurrency trading.
Since then, our team has gained invaluable experience whilst cementing our spot as the go-to platform for digital asset traders and institutions. Starting as the only P2P based margin trading service, Bitfinex has since cemented its spot as the most liquid BTCUSD exchange in the world, boasting some of the most advanced trading features in the industry.
It is the exchange with the highest digital asset trading volume in the world to date. Bitfinex’s strategy focuses on providing unparalleled support, tools, and innovation for professional traders and liquidity providers around the world..
HiHedge is a platform that offers you the most out of your investments. At much lower cost than financial advisers and no conflict of interest, they offer tailored investment advice based on hedge fund-style strategies.
HiHedge will notify you when strategies give investment signals, letting you invest intelligently.. .
FaceHeart Inc. is an AI artificial intelligence company that integrates artificial intelligence, deep learning, and physiological information measurement.
FaceHeart provides services to different users, including smart care, smart transportation, smart finance, smart security, and so on. Through FaceHeart’s technology and products, users can instantly learn about physiological information and help the society to have a healthier and safer living environment in medical care, transportation, and life..
Cathay Financial Holding
Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd. (www.cathayholdings.com.tw) is the largest financial holding company in Taiwan and a leading provider of financial products and services.
The company’s primary subsidiaries include Cathay Life Insurance, Cathay United Bank, Cathay Century Insurance, Cathay SITE and Cathay Securities. As of June 30, 2014, the company had total assets of over US$200 billion and over 11 million customers.
In recent years, Cathay Financial Holdings has also increased its presence in Asia, including in China and Southeast Asia. Cathay Life Insurance Company (www.cathayholdings.com.tw/life) is the largest insurance company in Taiwan.
As of June 30, 2014, the company had total assets of over US$146 billion and serves over 7 million customers through over 20,000 tied agents. Cathay Life has also established life insurance companies in China and Vietnam..
Crypto-Arsenal is a cloud-based automated crypto-trading platform, exclusively tailored for quantitative strategy developers to program, backtest, simulate their algorithmic trading strategies and eventually launch trading bots for live-trading with our proprietary StrategyBot Engine. Also it is effectively designed for general crypto traders/investors to quickly adopt proven strategies and initiate live tradings to exchanges without being charged before take-profit point is achieved.
We are aiming at creating values for crypto quant strategy developers to maximize their productivity, allowing their strategies to be monetized, and for daily crypto traders/investors to minimize their time for strategy adoption, increasing their profitability with less risk.. .
Sinopac Financial Holdings
SinoPac Holdings is a publicly listed financial holdings company on the Taiwan Stock Exchange with subsidiaries in banking, securities, leasing, bancassurance, venture capital, management consulting, commodity,… etc. SinoPac Holdings has operating outlets world-wide, including Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Macau, Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Vietnam and London.
SinoPac Holdings’ asset to date exceeds NT$1.5 trillion with NT$94.7 billion in capital; foreign institutional investors (FINI) hold approximately 35% of its shares. In 2014, SinoPac Holdings’s accumulated net profit after tax amounted NT$12.9 billion, ROE 11.2%, and among all subsidiaries, Bank SinoPac and SinoPac Securities are the two major profit contributors.
To take full advantage of financial deregulation across the Taiwan Strait, SinoPac Holdings continue pushing its Five-year strategic plan. Giving priority to “new market, new currency, new channel” (China and related area, Renminbi, virtual platform), the Company is set to become recognized as the most flexible and convenient financial service provider cross-strait; also achieves “content shareholders, happy customers, proud employees, and public respect” at the same time.
Besides integrating its product, channel, and operational platforms, the Company draws on its diversity and comprehensiveness across Greater China, Europe, the U.S., and Southeast Asia to come up with innovative financial products. Emphasis will also be placed on integrating physical and virtual channels seamlessly to provide customers with a most refreshing experience in the financial world.
Above all, the Company is committed to deliver cross-border a full array of convenient financial services with regard to cash management, capital markets, and investment and financing. Ever since the launch of its Five-year Strategic Plan, Bank SinoPac has become an essential driving force behind novel cross-strait financial activities.
Bank SinoPac has launched USD/RMB One-Day Remittance Service with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, allowing Bank SinoPac’s clients to omit unnecessary intermediaries’ fund transfer fees and making global remittance practice more efficient, cost effective and user friendly. To better serve the clients, Bank SinoPac has also become the first to accommodate remittance instructions written in Mandarin Chinese when wiring to and from Mainland China.
Rookie Fund is where investors and entrepreneurs start their careers. We are a student-run venture fund, powered by Rookie Fund management team and mentors.
We are proud to support the strongest community of student investors and entrepreneurs across the Asia region. Rookie Fund currently runs in three locations, Taiwan, Xiamen, and Hong Kong..
BSOS, the crucial participant of global blockchain technology, is dedicated to circulating real-world assets on blockchain, and has had numerous successful going into production use cases among supply chain finance, InsurTech, IoV industry. We offer two products: SUPLEX, a polycentric ecosystem that unlocks the liquidity of account receivables and enterprise tool matrices for blockchain best practices (LedgerVault, CredID, Dataship, ChainPad).
We took it upon ourselves to contribute to the blockchain open source community, and received certification from ConsenSys Quorum, R3 Corda and Hyperledger Fabric, the global top 3 Consortium Blockchain.. .
Tixguru is a financial services company that offers an AI-powered software to provide a solution on decision making in the financial industry. it provides a financial solutions for startups and small to medium firms.
Tixguru is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.. .
Fusion$360 was founded in 2016 to lower barrier for inclusive data, analytics and financial services. It helps enterprises and SMEs get access to cross-industry data, accelerate digital transformations, develop and share applications, and promote cross-domain data fusion and value sharing.
Fusion$360’s API-based eco-system platforms integrates AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Big Data, Ecosystem (ABCDE) technologies to provide a value sharing mechanism for ecosystem collaboration. Fusion$360’s founder, Dr.
Ko-Yang Wang, helped Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission develop Taiwan’s FinTech strategy in 2015 and then recruited sea-soned professionals to realized his vision on building a FinTech ecosystem. Fusion$360 was named one of the 25 Hottest FINTECH COMPANIES 2018 and was featured as the cover story of the Oct.
2018 Special Issue on FinTech by the APAC CIO Outlook Magazine. Fusion$360’s block-chain based payment solution Fusion$CityCoin was selected by 2017 Global Payment Summit at Singapore as 1 of the 3 FinTech Showcases..
ThinkCloud Technology Co., Ltd.
ThinkCloud was founded in 2012 focusing on development of Mobile app solutions and has obtained several invention patents in Taiwan among them, “Selfie Video Signature” (SVS) has also obtained USA and China patent. In search of the last piece of jigsaw to enter total paperless era we proposed an innovative solution in SVS.
This revolutionary eSignature solution can meet Fintech’s need for safety during mobile transactions. With combination of e-signature and selfie video record, SVS is able to add visibility, transparency and traceability for e-commerce thus offer defense against financial fraud and dispute.
ThinkCloud is planning to integrate SVS with Blockchain to improve safety for electronic documents signed with SVS.. .
Fugle Rich Fruit
Fugle Rich Fruit is an online platform that provides information to help investors to make to build investment strategies. Its platform allows young investors to build investment strategies based on their goals.
Fortuna Intelligence was founded in June 2014, and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.. .
Addweup provides financial services to help users from all over the world to exchange cash into digital currency. Addweup provides three service selections: deposit, mileage conversion, and donation.
Passengers can choose to deposit the amount to their own online payment account, or transfer it into mileage points to accumulate flight mileage. Currently, the payment accounts provided include Paypal, Alipay, Wechat, and Visa.
Aside from that, Addweup lists the videos and total fundraising amount of dozens of charities. After well-understanding, passengers can donate the leftover money to the specific charity.
Moreover, it takes less than one minute to complete all the process above. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Taipei, T’ai-pei, Taiwan..
TransferHelper is a Taiwanese startup, focuses on solving international money transfer problems (delays, overcost and inefficiency) with tools such as AI Chatbot for customer service, Security Databases, and 24h Q&A to provide the best solution to the customer. Due to the lack of FinTech companies which can provide excellent money transferring service in the Asian market, different types of currencies (such as NTD, IDR or PHP) are complicated to exchange.
For this reason, Asian customers are feeling the void of an integrated system which can provide a wide range of Asian currencies to exchange instantly. TransferHelper emerges as the solution to cover the needs of the Asian population in general, and the Taiwanese citizens in particular.
Providing an automatic peer‐to‐peer matching platform, without any need to install additional software, and with the highest parameters of security, TransferHelper will bring to the users the solution that they were waiting for. Our system relies on instant communication with the customer, with an automatic tool (Chatbot) that can be used to realize the transactions almost instantly.
The chatbot is an automatic bot which works in a Facebook API, which means that any additional app has to be downloaded. This system also can be integrated with other apps such as LINE or Whatsapp..
Shacom is a savers and borrowers around the world by continuously developing web-based financial and insurance products that benefit the masses. Founded in 2000 by their Chairman Mr.
Chien Yung Sung, they started the first ever web-based P2P lending platform in Taiwan to great success. Soon after, they partnered with Bank SinoPac in Taiwan to bring this to the wider public.
Now, with the growing need for alternative forms of financing, they are again bringing their new and refined E-Bidding Platform to investors and borrowers globally. In 2009, they launched their subsidiary Intercare Inc.
to develop their P2P insurance platform. By bringing low cost coverage to the previously uninsured, they are helping households across Taiwan to regain personal control of their finances.
Today, Shacom’s pioneering and innovative spirit remains well and alive, with more than a hundred patents developed and filed across the globe. By drawing inspiration from traditional microfinance mechanisms, they hope to provide a transparent and accessible platform that efficiently allocates money to where it’s needed most..
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