Land Bank Hackathon "2019 Fintech Creative" Results Revealed, Displaying Limitless Creativity
The Bank co-hosted the first Hackathon competition, "2019 Fintech Creative," with the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance to call for youngsters to participate beyond the limit of schools, departments, and grades, encouraging them to exert their creativity and positively think of how to use Fintech to solve problems, so as to promote the convenience of Fintech.
The Hackathon competition has received great attention from teachers and students in general and vocational high schools as well as institutions of higher education since its debut in mid-March, which has attracted more than 200 teams to register for the competition within a short period of time. Through an intense first trial by the judges, there are five teams from each "Future Star Group" for general and vocational high schools and "Challenge Group" for institutions of higher education selected to participate in the final. On May 22, 2019, the final took place at the Fin & Tech Innovation Village. All participants from across Taiwan have gathered to compete for the winning prizes of NT$340,000 and roundtrip tickets to Singapore. The innovation topics for the final include wealth management, savings for house purchase, APP design, foreign currency, seniors’ consumption, mobile payment, and financial services for remote villages, manifesting incredible thoughts and ideas.
At the awarding ceremony today, Bor-Chang Hwang, Chairman of the Bank, and Chung-Shu Wu, Chairman of the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance, announced the steaming hot results of the final. Except for recognizing the ambition and creativity of participating students toward Fintech, they also awarded the trophies and certificates in person to show their recognition. The most expected gold award for the "Future Star Group" went to the team "Maxed Out Your Black Card" from Ginling Girls' High School, rewarded for the combination of parent-child account and mobile payment. The team from Tamkang University won the biggest award of NT$100,000 and roundtrip tickets to Singapore for "Challenge Group" through housing saving strategy of Fun 2 pay ~ credit score.In response to the development policies and trend of Fintech, the Bank has always been intending to expand our customer base through the diversification of innovative services. Facing the financial environment with constant changes and increasing competition, the Bank continues to develop its core niche business and actively promotes digital financial services and expands the offshore financial business. At the same time, the Bank accelerates the overseas market layout, vigorously cultivates talents to improve profitability, global competitiveness, and corporate value, striving toward the target of being a comprehensive premium bank.