Smart Banking for Start Ups & SMEs
11 Sep 2018 06:30pm - 08:00pm
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Smart Banking for Start Ups & SMEs

11 Sep 2018 06:30pm - 08:00pm

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Are you aware of the changes coming in September that could affect your business? Faster Payment System to be launched will bring us into a new era of smart banking. Join us at Campfire Creative, Tuesday 11th September to hear from Susanna Poon, Global Liquidity and Cash Management of HSBC to prepare; take action and be ahead of the game. 

Moderated by Jaff Lau, Director, Innovative Business & Ecosystem Partnership, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from the experts in banking for start ups and SMEs from HSBC.

Xero’s Strategic Partnerships Manager – Therese Le will share useful tips on how start-ups should best be managing their cash flow and what factors contribute to the financial health of their business. Thinking of going cloud-based? Find out which tools facilitate and streamline start-ups and SMEs financial management. 

Event Details:

Accounting for startups
· Managing cash flow at ease
· Understanding the financial health of your business
· Cloud-based tools that help grow your business

Faster Payment System
· What is the Faster Payment System?
· How can the Faster Payment System change customers’ payment behaviour
· New digital solution to be launched along the Faster Payment System
· Case studies on different businesses
· The benefits of the Faster Payment System for merchants


Ms. Susanna Poon, Senior Vice President, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, Hong Kong, HSBC

Susanna is currently Senior Vice President, Regional Sales of Global Liquidity and Cash Management at HSBC. She has been advising global corporate clients for over 8 years on transactional banking services including cash management and trade finance solution in both HSBC Hong Kong and HSBC Singapore offices. She specializes in tailoring customer-focused global liquidity and working capital solution for different customer segments. Prior to joining HSBC, Susanna spent 8 years in the engineering industry focusing on sales proposition strategy development.

Mr. Jaff Lau, Director, Innovative Business & Ecosystem Partnership, Commercial Banking HK, HSBC

Joined HSBC in 2002, Jaff has more than 15 years of commercial banking experience in various areas including strategy implementation, product development, cross-border collaboration and client coverage. Currently, Director of Innovative Business & Ecosystem Partnership, his team drives Commercial Banking’s proactive engagement with the technology ecosystem builders, with an ultimate goal to help aspiring entrepreneurs and startups to realize their hopes and dreams by offering them with the most suitable banking solutions.

Ms. Therese Le, Strategic Partnerships Manager – Financial Services

Therese is Xero's Strategic Partnerships Manager for Financial Services in Asia. Recently joining the Xero family, she helps Xero's growth in Asia through building and developing Xero's relationships with financial institutions. The team encourages collaboration between small businesses, banks, add-on partners and accountants so as to increase connectivity in the ecosystem and supercharge the accounting platform.

Born and bred in Melbourne, Therese has more than 8 years' experience in the banking industry spanning a variety of areas including marketing, digital security and digital sales. She is passionate about supporting and encouraging diversity in thinking and cultivating a change embracing the culture.

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