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12th September, 2019 - Velotrade joined 2019 Belt and Road Summit at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Belt and Road Summit is a premier international platform for promoting business collaboration along the Belt and Road. Velotrade's CEO was invited to share views on how Fintech can help to shape a better Belt and Road on the Trade Finance ecosystem.
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1st August, 2019 - [Greater Bay Insight]: Cross-border Trade Financing in China made easier by Velotrade.
Greater Bay Insight has written about Velotrade that performed its first cross-border trade financing transaction in China through cooperation with QEX on May of this year. Read more

21 May, 2019 – [PRNewswire]: Velotrade is the first international platform to execute cross border transactions into China.
With the help of QEX owned by PING AN, Velotrade creates a new opportunity for international investors to access Chinese invoice financing. Reach out if you need your invoices to be financed or are looking to invest in this type of asset. Read more

2 February, 2019 – [Trade Finance Global] Velotrade is the first invoice trading platform located outside of China allowing foreign investment on Chinese receivables
The year of the pig is starting and it looks to be an auspicious one in the world of invoice discounting, especially for Velotrade: we have become the first foreign invoice financing company able to execute a factoring transaction in China with a pay-as-you-go solution through our online platform. Read more

15 January, 2019 – [The Corporate Treasurer] on Velotrade: Hong Kong accounts receivable platform chases speed and safety
Financing cash-flow needs with unpaid invoices may be nothing new, but Hong Kong-based fintech Velotrade has plans to use regulation to revolutionise them as an alternative asset class Read more

14 January, 2019 –Velotrade joins Asian Financial Forum (AFF)
This year's Asian Financial Forum (AFF) is probably twice as big as last year's event. Along with traditional financial institutions we are seeing a larger presence of fintech companies.
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7 January, 2019 – Velotrade, an "alternative finance player"
According to PYMNTS(Payments News & Mobile Payments Trends) News Website, in an ecosystem of disruption such as China–United States trade war, the gaps in trade finance availability become an attractive target for "alternative finance players": Velotrade is one of them. Read more

January 7, 2019 – [Mingpao news] Founders of Velotrade: "Solid entrepreneurial foundation, but lacks of entrepreneurial atmosphere in Hong Kong“
The two co-founders of Velotrade, Gianluca and Vittorio comment: " Hong is a breeding ground for entrepreneurship, but its entrepreneurship trend clearly fails to reach the level of Mainland China. The main reason is that Hongkongers are more likely to look for stable jobs than become entrepreneurs. Read original text here in Chinese
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7 January, 2019 – Mingpao News on Velotrade
Receivables financing platform Velotrade helps SMEs to receive money "in advance", giving at the same time the  chance to investors to purchase percentage of big amount invoices and "reduce their risk" See original text here in Chinese

4 January, 2019 – Ejinsight on Velotrade
From the article published today on Ejinsight, the online English language news website of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, it's clear to see how Velotrade makes it easier for SMEs to get trade finance. Read more

31 December, 2018 – [The Paypers] News:Velotrade launches account receivables financing platform
Velotrade provides  short-term alternative investment for yield-seeking institutional investors, drawning interest from institutional investors, including global long-only institutions, hedge funds, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Read more

28 December, 2018 – [Asia Asset Management] Magazine on Velotrade
The renowed magazine published an article in which explains that Velotrade is the first account receivables financing platform in Hong Kong to provide a short-term alternative investment for yield-seeking institutional investors. Read more

24 December, 2018 – Bloomberg interview with Velotrade's CEO
Our CEO Gianluca Pizzituti joins a TV interview with Bloomberg broadcasted live in "Bloomberg Markets Asia", where he discusses about the gap in the trade finance in Asia and how Velotrade helps to establish a fintech regulated market in invoice financing. See original text and video here  
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16 December, 2018 – [Digfin]Online magazine: Why did Velotrade spend 20 months on a securities license?
Last month, our company obtained a Type 1 license from the Securities and Futures Commission, enabling us to deal in securities. Velotrade Chairman Vittorio explains: “It takes regulation to make this a recognized asset class. We are the first trade-finance platform to have an SFC license." Read more

14 December, 2018 – [The Asset] Magazine: "Technology plugs SME finance gap" and "Velotrade model is to attract sizeable companies to discount a decent slice of receivables".
The Asset, Financial magazine for Asia's decision makers, explains that "lack of finance" is a perennial challenge for small companies. However, the slow emergence of a plethora of technology tools is playing a part in helping these neglected companies:  Velotrade takes centre stage as a potential financing revenue for companies. See original text here (you need to be registered on The Asset.com)

12 December, 2018 – Mergermarket on Velotrade: Trade financial platform operator aims Series A fundraise next year
We are aiming our Series A round of capital raise next year, as we set out to expand our business in the biggest Asian markets, including Vietnam, Shenzhen and Taipei. See original text here (you need to be registered on Mergermarket.com)

12 December, 2018 –“Velotrade obtaining the SFC licence” -- news released by [PRNewswire's press].
Velotrade, the first Account Receivables Financing Platform in Hong Kong to obtain a Type 1 Regulated Activity licence by the Securities and Futures Commission, is now ready to provide leading institutions with access to new investment opportunities in this steadily developing alternative asset class. Read more

11 December , 2018 – Apple Daily states: ‘Alternative Investments Financing Platform Velotrade got Licensed, Accounts Receivable Annual Rate up to 9%’
After 20 months we have obtained the first Type 1 Regulated Activity licence from the Hong Kong's SFC. Our Co-Founders Gianluca and Vittorio explained that Velotrade can provide financing at annual interest rate up to 9% and have a portfolio of target customers which goes from Hong Kong local companies to Taiwan and Vietnam SMEs. Read original text here in Chinese

7 and 8 December , 2018 – Velotrade joins Taipei Fintech 2018
Very successful event for Velotrade at the Taipei Fintech 2018. Taiwanese alternative financing market has its unique attributes that makes it a very promising target segment for our business model.
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21 November, 2018 – Interview: Velotrade Chairman on Banks versus Fintech in Asia
Our Chairman Vittorio made a full analisys of SMEs funding situation in Asia and explained why to choose a fintech instead of a bank, showing advantages and benefits of receivables financing. Read more

29 October, 2018 – Velotrade attends the Hong Kong FinTech Week
This large-scale event attracts every time a big portion of Asian Fintechs and many visitors from all over the word. Velotrade had a  booth, as well as the pleasure to share its innovative services.
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17 October, 2018 – We've got chosen for the first batch of Ping An Accelerator
Velotrade was proud to join this  noteworthy project, and we are honoured to be one of the 10 innovative companies selected by Ping An out of 120 applicants coming from 30 different countries. Read more

10 October, 2018 – Velotrade participate in ICC event
Our Chairman made a speech in an interesting event organized by Italian Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong and Macao on cash management solutions.

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05. October 2018 – APEC Symposium on Fintech and Supply Chain in Ha Noi, Vietnam.
Our CEO Gianluca Pizzituti presented at a conference organised by The World Bank and Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam.
               Our solution focused on Supply Chain Programmes with large corporates to help smaller suppliers to obtain fast and affordable financing.

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12. July 2018 – RISE Conference 2018
Velotrade attended RISE 2018, Asia’s largest tech conference, which attracted participants from over 100 countries during the four-day event.
Velotrade was proud to host a booth where we were able to showcase our platform.

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11. June 2018 – Presentation at the GTR Asia TradeTech Forum
We were pleased to be on stage at the Global Trade Review event in Hong Kong, a key event for the trade industry that discussed and debated the influence of technology on the trade finance sector and its players.                        

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13. April 2018 – Presentation at the International ICT Expo
Velotrade presented at the forum on "Cultivating Fintech entrepreneurship and Innovation for Hong Kong" jointly organised by HKTDC and Cyberport.                

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23. March 2018 – Presentation to delegates of China Banking Association
Velotrade presented to delegates of prominent regional banks in Mainland China as part of an annual training seminar hosted by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and China Banking Association.                

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16. January 2018 - Velotrade presented at the Asian Financial Forum
Organised by the HK Government, this event attracted many distinguished leaders from government, finance and business globally. We were invited to present during the Financial Technology session                

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8. November 2017 - Velotrade presented at Finovate Asia 2017
We showcased our platform, both the web-based and the mobile app interfaces                

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23. October 2017 - Velotrade was in Fintech Week Hong Kong 2017 for the first time
Velotrade was in Fintech Week Hong Kong 2017 for the first time with CEO Gianluca Pizzituti as one of the panel speakers of the Start-up pitching workshop. We also secured a booth to showcase our latest version of Velotrade platform to Mr. James Lau, JP ,Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of HKSAR and Director General of InvestHK, Mr. Stephen Philips and they both had shown great interest in our offerings.

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27. September 2017 – VParty of Velotrade at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
On September 27th, 2017, if you weren’t at the V party by Velotrade, you missed a great night. The party was hosted by Velotrade in association with Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao (ICC). The party was attended by over 80 guests with a broad range of professions such as key executives from HKSMEGA, InvestHK, Cyberport, WHub, NexChange, Belt and Road Global Development Alliance, FHKI, Euler Hermes, MSCI, Hedge Fund, Investment Manager, Foreign Bank, Accountancy firm, Head Hunter, Trading and logistic company, entrepreneurs, etc.

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News from Hong Kong SME General Association, on 27 Sep 2017’s activities.

8. September 2017 - Velotrade to deploy VASCO's e-signature solution
Following top U.S. banks and financial services firms, Velotrade has deployed eSignLive™, VASCO's e-signature solution to securely sign and process documents for digital client onboarding and account opening. (Read more).

6. September 2017 – Velotrade is one of the presenters amongst the First Wave of FinovateAsia 2017 Presenters
Velotrade is proud to be chosen by FinovateAsia 2017. We will be the first wave of companies to showcase our platform. (Read more).

20. July 2017 - Velotrade chooses GBG to speed up business financing
GBG today announced its identity verification and ongoing monitoring technology has been selected by invoice discounting service, Velotrade (Read more).

5. July 2017 - InvestHK event in Milan
Our CEO spoke at an event in Milan hosted by InvestHK about the opportunities in Hong Kong for Italian Startups and FinTechs (Read more).

29 June 2017 - Velotrade becomes first member of FTAHK
Velotrade becomes one of the first members of the newly established FTAHK (Fintech Association of Hong Kong)

20 April 2017 - Seminar event at the French Chamber of Commerce in HK
Our CEO to+E264:E302gether with our senior advisor Emmanuel Pitsilis presented in front of the FCC Fintech group meeting (Read more).

 

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    1. These terms are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
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      The law of arbitration shall be Hong Kong law and the place of arbitration shall be Hong Kong. The number of arbitrators shall be one, except where the amount in dispute exceeds USD 50,000, in which case the number of arbitrators shall be three. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English.

      For the avoidance of doubt, any arbitration under these Terms will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted.

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PRIVACY POLICY

This policy sets out:

  1. the information we collect about you when you visit our website, use our products or services, or otherwise interact with us;
  2. how we use, share, store, and secure the information; and
  3. how you may access and control the information.

In this policy, " Velotrade" or " we" refers to Velotrade Management Limited of Room 24, Units 405-414, Level 4, Core E, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong (together with our holding company) and " Platform" means our website at www.velotrade.com and our software, namely Velotrade Mobile.

In this policy, " personal information" refers to any data, information, or combination of data and information that is provided by you to us, or through your use of our products or services, that relates to an identifiable individual.

  1. What information we collect about you
    1. We collect the following types of information about you:
      1. account and profile information that you provide when you register for an account or sign up for our products or services, for example your name, email address, job title, telephone number (collectively, " Account Data");
      2. information you provide through support channels, for example when you report a problem to us or interact with our support team, including any contact information, documentation, or screenshots (collectively, " Support Data");
      3. communication, marketing, and other preferences that you set when you set up your account or profile, or when you participate in a survey or a questionnaire that we send you (collectively, " Preference Data");
      4. details of any transactions, purchases, or orders that you’ve made with us (collectively, " Transaction Data");
      5. payment information, for example your bank account details (collectively, " Financial Data");
      6. information about your device or connection, for example your internet protocol (IP) address, log-in data, browser type and version, time-zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access our products or services and information we collect through cookies and other data collection technologies (please read our Cookies Policy for details) (collectively, " Technical Data"); and
      7. Information about your use of or visit to our Platform, for example your clickstream to, through, and from our Platform, products you viewed, used, or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), or methods to browse away from the page (collectively, " Usage Data").
    2. We collect the above information when you provide it to us or when you use or visit our Platform. We may also receive information about you from other sources, including:
      1. our personnel, agents, advisors, consultants, and contractors in connection with our operations or services, for example our staff engaged in the fulfilment of your order, processing of your payment, and provision of support services;
      2. other users of our products or services, for example details of trade transaction(s) posted by users;
      3. our group companies or overseas offices that provide information technology services, system administrative services, and marketing services; and
      4. our business partners and service providers who provide technical, payment, delivery services, advertising networks, analytics, market research, and search information services.
    3. We do not collect sensitive data or special category data about you. This includes details about your race, ethnic origin, politics, religion, trade union membership, genetics, biometrics, health, or sexual orientation.
  2. How we use information we collect
    1. We only use your personal information where the law allows us to. We use your personal information only where:
      1. we need to perform the contract we have entered into (or are about to enter into) with you, including to operate our products or services, to provide customer support and personalised features, and to protect the safety and security of our Platform;
      2. it satisfies a legitimate interest which is not overridden by your fundamental rights or data protection interests, for example for research and development, and in order to protect our legal rights and interests
      3. you've given us consent to do so for a specific purpose, for example we may send you direct marketing materials or publish your information as part of our testimonials or customer stories to promote our products or services with your permission; or
      4. we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
    2. If you have given us consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent any time by contacting us (please refer to paragraph 9 for contact information), but please note this will not affect any use of your information that has already taken place.
    3. We do not share your personal information with any company outside our group for marketing purpose, unless with your express specific consent to do so.
    4. For visitors to or users of our Platform who are located in the European Union, we have set out our legal bases for processing your information in the Legal Bases Table at the end of this policy.
  3. How we share information we collect
    1. We share information with third parties that help us operate, provide, support, improve, and market our products and services, for example third-party service providers who provide website and application development, data storage and backup, infrastructure, billing, payment processing, customer support, business analytics, and other services.
    2. Third-party service providers have access to your personal information only for the purpose of performing their services and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We require these third-party service providers to maintain confidentiality and security of all personal information that they process on our behalf and to implement and maintain reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your personal information.
    3. We take reasonable steps to confirm that all third-party service providers that we engage process personal information in the manner that provides at least the same level of protection as is provided under this policy. Where any third-party provider is unable to satisfy our requirements, we will require them to notify us immediately and we will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop non-compliant processing.
    4. We may share personal information on aggregated or de-identified basis with third parties for research and analysis, profiling, and similar purposes to help us improve our products and services.
    5. If you use any third-party software in connection with our products or services, for example any third-party software that our Platform integrates with, you might give the third-party software provider access to your account and information. Policies and procedures of third-party software providers are not controlled by us, and this policy does not cover how your information is collected or used by third-party software providers. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of third-party software providers before you use the third-party software.
    6. Our Platform may contain links to third-party websites over which we have no control. If you follow a link to any of these websites or submit information to them, your information will be governed by their policies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of third-party websites before you submit information to them.
    7. We may share your information with government and law enforcement officials to comply with applicable laws or regulations, for example when we respond to claims, legal processes, law enforcement, or national security requests.
    8. If we are acquired by a third party as a result of a merger, acquisition, or business transfer, your personal information may be disclosed and/or transferred to a third party in connection with such transaction. We will notify you if such transaction takes place and inform you of any choices you may have regarding your information.
  4. How we store and secure information we collect
    1. We use data hosting service providers based in [where are your hosting services providers based] to host the information we collect.
    2. We have adopted the following measures to protect the security and integrity of your personal information:
      1. information is encrypted using TLS/SSL technology;
      2. your account is password-protected, with the requirement(s) that The password must be at least 8 characters in length and it must contain: a minimum of 1 lower case letter [a-z] and a minimum of 1 upper case letter [A-Z] and a minimum of 1 numeric character [0-9];
      3. access to your personal information is restricted to personnel or service providers on a strictly need-to-know basis, who will only process your information on our instructions and who are subject to a duty of confidentiality; and
      4. our information collection, storage, and processing practices are reviewed regularly.
    3. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected privacy breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
    4. While we implement safeguards designed to protect your information, please note that no transmission of information on the Internet is completely secure. We cannot guarantee that your information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or processed by us, is absolutely safe and secure.
    5. We only retain personal information for so long as it is reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. [specify our data retention policy]. We periodically review the basis and appropriateness of our data retention policy.
  5. How we transfer information internationally
    1. We collect information globally and primarily store that information in [where are your hosting services providers based]. We transfer, process, and store your information outside your country of residence where we or our service providers operate for the purpose of providing our products and services to you.
    2. Some of the countries in which our companies or service providers are located may not have the privacy and data protection laws that are equivalent to those in your country of residence. When we share information with these companies or service providers, we make use of contractual clauses, corporate rules, and other appropriate mechanisms to safeguard the transfer of information.
  6. Your rights
    1. You have the right to:
      1. be informed of what we do with your personal information;
      2. request a copy of personal information we hold about you;
      3. require us to correct any inaccuracy or error in any personal information we hold about you;
      4. request erasure of your personal information (note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for record keeping purposes, to complete transactions, or to comply with our legal obligations);
      5. object to or restrict the processing by us of your personal information (including for marketing purposes);
      6. request to receive some of your personal information in a structured, commonly used, and machine readable format, and request that we transfer such information to another party; and
      7. withdraw your consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal information (although this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent).
    2. You may opt out of receiving marketing materials from us by using the unsubscribe link in our communications, by updating your preferences within your account on our Platform, or by contacting us. Please note, however, that even if you opt out from receiving marketing materials from us, you will continue to receive notifications or information from us that are necessary for the use of our products or services.
    3. As a security measure, we may need specific information from you to help us confirm your identity when processing your privacy requests or when you exercise your rights.
    4. Any request under paragraph 6.1 will normally be addressed free of charge. However, we may charge a reasonable administration fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive.
    5. We will respond to all legitimate requests within one (1) month. Occasionally, it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or if you have made a number of requests.
  7. Changes to this policy
    1. We may amend this policy from time to time by posting the updated policy on our Platform. By continuing to use our Platform after the changes come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised policy.
  8. Policy towards children
    1. Our products and services are not directed to individuals under 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 16. If we become aware that an individual under 16 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to delete such information. Contact us if you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected information from an individual under 16.
  9. Contact us
    1. Please contact us at contacts@velotrade.com or submit any written request to:
    2. Velotrade Management Limited
      Room 24, Units 405-414, Level 4, Core E, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
    3. Please contact us in the first instance if you have any questions or concerns. If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to file a complaint with a data protection authority in the country where you live or work or where you feel your rights have been infringed.

COOKIES POLICY

    1. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by a web server when you access our Platform. We use cookies to identify your access and monitor usage and web traffic on our Platform to customise and improve our products and services.
    2. We use both persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by us when you return to our Site or a partner site that uses our services. Session cookies only last for as long as the session lasts (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
    3. We use the following types of cookies:
      1. Strictly necessary cookies – these are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
      2. Analytical/performance cookies – these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are easily finding what they are looking for.
      3. Functionality cookies – these are used to recognise you when you return to our site.
      4. Targeting cookies – these cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed.
    4. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the use of all or some cookies. However, if you do so, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

LEGAL BASES TABLE

Processing purpose Type of data processed Legal basis
To register you as a user on our Platform Account Data To perform our contract with you
To enable you to use our products and services Account Data, Transaction Data, Support Data, Technical Data and User Content To perform our contract with you
To process your payments Account Data, Transaction Data, Financial Data To perform our contract with you
To collect overdue amounts Account Data, Transaction Data, Financial Data Legitimate interest to recover debts due to us
To notify you about changes to our products, services, or terms Account Data To perform our contract with you
To administer and maintain safety and security of our Platform Technical Data To perform our contract with you
To study usage of our products or services Transaction Data, Support Data, Technical Data,Usage Data Legitimate interest to improve our Platform, products, and services
To gather feedback on our products, services, or features Account Data Legitimate interest to improve our Platform, products, and services
To provide information on products or services that may be of interest to you Account Data, Preference Data Consent, which you may withdraw any time

Last updated: 25 May 2018