The Story of Neat Hk Developing in Hong Kong to Help the Banking Market with David Rosa and Igor Wos

Michael MicheliniBanking, Corporate, Podcast2 Comments

GFA228. This week’s show we have a hot FinTech startup here – Neat HK – I call them a “bank” but they won’t say they are. They have been working hard on a personal and business financial services solution in HK for years and today we have 2 of the founders on the show to talk about the story and explain their solution more. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode228.

Using Paypal in the Philippines

Michael MicheliniBanking, Blog, Corporate1 Comment

Nowadays more and more Filipinos are opting to work online rather than tied to a physical office, this actually gives an amazing opportunity for businesses to be able to offer products and services in the global market. More and more people in the Philippines are opting to use Paypal Philippines to get paid. In case, you are recently employed and is now about to transfer your first paycheck, here are the steps on how you can withdraw your money from the PayPal site.

The DV Lottery Guide

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, Immigration0 Comments

The DV lottery is a great opportunity for individuals from different qualifying countries to grasp their dream green card and take advantage of a permanent residency in the US. Reading through the rest of article will teach you how the does diversity visa application work.

Becoming An English Teacher in China

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, HR and Legal0 Comments

If you are an aspiring teacher, or if teaching is your passion, and you have the necessary skills to teach English, then why not consider getting a teaching job in China? This English teacher China post will give you tips on and ways on how to find an English teaching job in China.

The Further Tightening of Hong Kong Regulations: New Policies In Place

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, Incorporation0 Comments

Quite a few updates the last month with regards to Hong Kong incorporation and upkeep that we need to catch you up on. It further strengthens the reason why Global From Asia partnered with Unipro Consulting Limited about a year and a half ago – to have a proper license and dedicated team on these policies has been critical. Read this article about HK Regulations 2018.

How to Open a Chinese Bank Account

Michael MicheliniBanking, Blog, Corporate5 Comments

Opening bank in China is not a hard as one would think. In case you are a foreigner or a resident of the country and needs to open either a personal or business account, the process is not that difficult. All you have to provide is your passport and do not forget to bring some money, of course. Get a few tips here.

USA Virtual Address Options

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, Incorporation1 Comment

The most common dilemma for a web-based business owner is not having a physical business address. In the United States, federal guidelines require businesses to acquire and maintain a physical address, even if it’s a web-based business, to avoid potential legal consequences. For small business owners and international sellers, getting a physical USA address may be a pain. Nevertheless, there are still a few options to obtain an American address.

USA Incorporation for Foreigners

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, Incorporation4 Comments

Looking to set up a US company as a non-citizen? This is a guide in response to the huge response we received on how to open a US bank account from overseas. The best way to open a US bank account as an overseas non-resident is to register a US company, and today we will go through that process, enjoy!

Top ICOs In Asia

Michael MicheliniBanking, Blog, Corporate2 Comments

Cryptocurrencies are the hottest topic nowadays in the business industry. Last year, Bitcoin made a huge buzz by achieving a huge milestone that surprised everyone. The leading cryptocurrency has proven to all its critics its value. What are the leading initial coin offerings in Asia? Here is a list of the leading ICOs in Asia in no particular order.

Hiring & Managing Chinese Staff with Monica Chao

Michael MicheliniCorporate, HR and Legal, Podcast1 Comment

GFA211. We had a blog about this one and we thought of making a Hiring Chinese Staff podcast as well. Had the pleasure to get Monica Chao on the podcast who has a wealth of experience from running a tech startup in Shanghai to working with ecommerce in San Francisco. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode211.

Developing News – Hong Kong Banking May Get Easier & Tax Reductions For SMEs

Michael MicheliniBanking, Blog, Corporate5 Comments

I’ve never been so excited – after years of frustration – I remember back in March 2016 as this banking nightmare started – seems Hong Kong regulators are loosening up. And developing news that the Hong Kong banking system may ease up with not requiring local HK residential address proof, combined with tax reductions from 16.5 to 8.25% if profit … Read More

How To Get Declined For Your HK Bank Application

Michael MicheliniBanking, Blog, Corporate3 Comments

Want to get declined for your bank account application in Hong Kong? Then you’re in the right place! Of course you don’t want to get rejected when applying for your Hong Kong business bank account, but today I want to have some fun and give you some tips on how to get a declined HK bank application.

How To Add New Shareholders To Your Hong Kong Company

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, Taxes, Upkeep1 Comment

Business booming for you in Hong Kong? Want to add a new business partner or shareholder to your limited company? This is something that is common in business, and it is an exciting time. But how do you change owners in your business? You may be curious the methods and steps needed – so today is a treat for you. Let’s dig into how to update your shareholders for your Hong Kong business. Read more of adding shareholders in HK.

Using HSBC HK overseas

Michael MicheliniBanking, Blog, Corporate3 Comments

All set with your Hong Kong company and HSBC bank account? Congratulations, it can be quite a feat, especially in today’s rather strict KYC – “Know your Customer” world. So after you have the bank account, you may want to make some changes. This is where it gets a bit complicated, especially if you are living and working outside of Hong Kong. Learn some tips on using HSBC HK overseas.

Setting Up a Business in Labuan

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, Incorporation0 Comments

Setting up an offshore company can be a complicated process, but also a terrific idea if you want to reduce your tax burden. Little known to many of us is this thriving tax haven in Asia called Labuan. Find out more about labuan incorporation.

Comparing Online Accounting Software

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, Taxes, Upkeep0 Comments

Set Up a Hong Kong company and wondering what is the best online accounting software? We’re tech geeks too, and we want to keep everything “in the cloud”. Not only because we’re geeks, but because we have team members around the world. Today, let’s dig into the top accounting solution and see what is the best one for you.

What Is Chinese Fapiao (and Do I Need It?)

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, Taxes6 Comments

One of the first words you will learn inside Mainland China is fapiao! This took me a while to figure out as well – and often business people in China tell foreigners to not even try to figure it out. If you want to learn what fapiao is, read on!

Cross-Border Payment Providers Review and Comparison

Michael MicheliniBanking, Blog, Corporate6 Comments

The Internet has helped global trade grow rapidly over the years; hence, most financial institutions and payment providers have developed to ease cross-border payments. Cross border payments works through financial institutions that are typically linked to send/receive money. Today, there are numerous websites that provide easier cross-border payment options.

Making Your First Hire in HK

Michael MicheliniBlog, Corporate, HR and Legal0 Comments

Hire in HK
Looking to setup your Hong Kong company and find a good local Hong Kong staff to build up the business? Not sure what you need to submit to do that, or if it is even legal? Today we’ll dig into the logic on how to Hire in HK and keeping your company compliant and of the curve!