HONG KONG, Jan. 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Tiger Brokers (HK) Global Limited (“Tiger Brokers (HK)”) today announced that it has officially upgraded its Type 1 license to include virtual asset dealing service, making it one of the first mainstream online brokerage firms in Hong Kong to receive approval for such a license upgrade. This successful upgrade opens the door for providing cryptocurrency trading services to Professional Investor clients in Hong Kong through its flagship platform, Tiger Trade. By integrating Tiger Brokers’ technology-driven brokerage expertise, the company aims to offer Professional Investors in Hong Kong an unparalleled convenience of seamless trading of both traditional securities and cryptocurrencies on a unified platform. In the future, the Company also plans to open virtual asset trading to retail investors, subject to authorities’s approval.
Seamless Trading Experience with Expanded Access
After this upgrade, eligible clients, including Hong Kong residents with over HKD 8 million in investable assets or corporate with assets exceeding HKD 40 million, can seamlessly incorporate cryptocurrency trading into their portfolios alongside other asset classes available on our flagship platform Tiger Trade. In the future, residents of Hong Kong can conveniently trade virtual assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum alongside stocks, options, futures, funds, and ETFs—all in one place. With centralized investment management, this enables local clients to measure their risk exposure across different asset classes.
John Fei Zeng, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Tiger Brokers, emphasized the significance of this move, stating, “Investor demand for digital assets continues to grow in Hong Kong and around the world, and we are pleased to expand our business scope to meet the growing demand of clients in this important market. Eligible clients will benefit from our low costs and the ability to trade crypto alongside many other global products from a single unified platform without needing to open an extra account. “
Over the past year since entering Hong Kong market, Tiger Brokers (HK) has garnered popularity among Hong Kong users with its optimized product offerings and one of the most competitive pricing. We charge zero commission and platform fee for Hong Kong equity trading, and launched Tiger Vault, our wealth management product, in the Hong Kong market, which offers USD and HKD denominated money market funds to help our users manage their liquidity. In terms of infrastructure, we have achieved fully self-clearing for U.S. and Hong Kong cash equities, which brings down our total clearing expense to an industry leading low level. We are also one of the few brokers that offers recurring investment and fractional shares trading feature for both U.S. and Hong Kong shares.
Looking ahead, Tiger Brokers is committed to closely observing regulatory and policy requirements, ensuring constant compliance with the laws and regulations of Hong Kong. We aim to satisfy the needs of various asset allocation and trading, by offering a safe, high-quality and compliant access to virtual asset investments to users.
For more information about Tiger Brokers (HK), please visit: https://www.tigerbrokers.com.hk/
About Tiger Brokers (HK)
Tiger Brokers (HK) Global Limited (Central number: BMU940) holds type 1, 2, 4 and 5 licenses of the SFC. Starting from 30th November 2022, with Tiger Trade, Tiger Brokers’ flagship app, Hong Kong users can trade financial products from major markets around the world, such as Hong Kong stocks, warrants, options, US stocks, US fractional shares and ETFs, etc., providing a one-stop solution to their investment needs. In the future, we will continue to expand our trading markets and categories to better serve Hong Kong investors.
About Tiger Brokers
Tiger Brokers (Nasdaq: TIGR), founded in 2014, is a leading online brokerage group with a focus on redefining global investing with technologies for the next generation.
Since our inception, the company has relentlessly offered a superior user experience to let everyone enjoy efficient and smart global investing, by bringing a multitude of quality financial products and services across brokerage, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) management, investment banking, wealth management, investor community, and investor education in our pursuit of becoming a world-leading online brokerage group.
We strive to elevate financial technology R&D to a new level. While we inherit the best traditions from the financial sector and blend them with the best minds of tech experts, we develop our own technology infrastructure—an aggregation that enables multi-currency trading of various products across markets, guaranteeing our reliable, secure, and scalable services accessible to all with low latency.
Currently, we serve over 10 million users and over 2 million account holders worldwide on our flagship platform “Tiger Trade”, own 77 licenses and qualifications in different markets, and have over 1,000 employees on the team in Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, the US, Australia, and Mainland China. In 2019, the company was listed on Nasdaq as UP Fintech Holding Limited under the ticker TIGR.
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