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Feb 28, 2022 06:43 PM
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China Merchants Bank to Join Greater Bay Area Testing Ground for Fintech

China Merchants Bank and one of its subsidiaries have won approval to conduct pilot trials of its AI-backed verification product in a fintech regulatory sandbox in the Greater Bay Area. Photo: VCG
China Merchants Bank and one of its subsidiaries have won approval to conduct pilot trials of its AI-backed verification product in a fintech regulatory sandbox in the Greater Bay Area. Photo: VCG

China Merchants Bank Co. Ltd. (CMB) and one of its Hong Kong subsidiaries have won initial approval to conduct product trials as part of a cross-border fintech pilot program in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).

An artificial intelligence-backed identity verification tool developed by CMB and CMB Wing Lung Bank Ltd. will be used when the latter’s Chinese mainland customers open a Hong Kong-dollar account on its app, according to a product description released by the Shenzhen branch of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC).

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