Oren Rose, Co-founder
Oren Rose: A Brief Background
With a financial business career that
spans over 25 years, Oren has championed company management, economic development, and investment assistance to thousands of individuals and corporations across the globe. Furthermore, Oren is a serial entrepreneur and an accomplished author of several successful wealth management and investment books written in Japanese and published in Japan. In addition, Oren is a board member of one of the UK’s fastest growing card issuers (PFS Ltd UK), winning several fintech awardssuch as the prestigious Queen’s Award and Europe’s Digital Technology Award, over112,000 entrants from 34 countries. He is also a board member of 1291 group Private Wealth Solutions, Zürich, Switzerland. And on behalf of LiriHolding, he is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization).
As one of the founders of Liri-Holdings, he provides a steady hand in the business development and innovation and strategic acquisition and is mostly focused now on the EU development and growth of the group.
“We have always believed that the success of our organization is anchored on a sense of shared responsibility. Exciting teamwork is, therefore, bedrock of corporate stability, profitability and sustainability.”
As the presence of fintech in various industries keeps growing, its impact on some industries is getting harder to ignore. Financial services, in particular, have benefited a lot from the integration of various modern financial technologies in their work, and we’re likely only seeing the tip of the iceberg, with more coming up not too far on the horizon. In view of the above-mentioned scenario, we are thrilled to present Liri Holdings Limited.
“Payedge is an innovative remittance service designed for customers who find existing remittance services inconvenient and overseas banking complicated.” – Liri Holdings Group CEO, George Ito
Liri Holdings is a FinTech company that offers international money platform solutions. It aims to help corporates and individuals expand into the international market with creative international wire transfer and settlement solutions with less complicated procedures and minimal costs.
The company was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. It has additional offices in Shanghai, Philippines, Singapore, Seoul, Taiwan, Hoch Minh Ho Chi Minh, UK, Zurich, Hungary, Ireland and Dubai.
Oren Rose, Liri Holdings Limited Co-founder and Executive Director, spoke exclusively to The Silicon Review. Below is an excerpt.
Why was the company setup?
The main motivation was that we discovered there was a need forthis particular service for our own clients. That’s how Liri Holdings Limited was established.
How successful was your first project roll on? Share the experience.
The first project was actually overwhelmingly successful. We had large institutional clients signing up with us, which made us think that it’s-all-happily-ever-after. However, in this type of business, you cannot take anything for granted. Laws and regulations may change, and you need to stay on top of this for your business to continue to thrive.
A company’s behavior is as important as its economic performance or the quality of its products. How do you interpret this saying?
I think it’s obvious that one should strive to do ethical business, as well as economically performing well and delivering quality products. If one of these three is underperforming, you are setting up for a future downfall.
Dee Hock founder of the VISA Credit Card Association said: “If you look to lead, invest at least 40percent of your time managing your company behavior – your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30percent managing those with authority over you, and 15percent managing your peers.” Therefore, I would agree that leading in economic performance is 40percent related to a company’s behavior.
Is your company a ‘leader or follower’?
We follow Steve Jobs trait that: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”, but Aristotle once wrote: “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” As one of the fastest growing fintech group company in Asia, we consider ourselves both innovator and a sheep if that’s the right term. We are a market- driving company which likes anticipating trends, taking risks, constantly innovating to surprise our partners and customers with delivered product value. At the same time, we also learn and capitalize on our competitors’ errors to help us with ourcompany’s direction and focus.
‘Leaders cannot optimize results by themselves; they need employees’ support and assistance.’ How does your company interpretthis saying?
When employees join executives in truly owning the responsibility for business success, an exciting new sense of teamwork take its place. We have always believed that the success of our organization is anchored on a sense of shared responsibility. Exciting teamworkis, therefore, bedrock of corporate stability, profitability and sustainability.
Trust is a difficult attribute to measure and a delicate dynamic to maintain. How do you maintain this with your employees?
It is important that companies win the trust of employees first, then customers. It is hard for employees to trust in the leadership of a company who is half-heartedabout their purpose, or only sporadic in focus or enthusiasm.
TTell us about your services:
Our core business includes:
* Payedge which is our online payment platform, similar to an Internet Banking platform
* Prepaid Debit Card solutions (MasterCard, Visa & China Union Pay)
* Merchant Account solution for your online business in order to receive payments by credit/ debit cards
* Forex Trading Platform designed by our IT experts that can be tailor-made forany Forex Broker or Forex Trading company
* Business consultancy including the incorporation of companies in offshore jurisdictions including Seychelles, Mauritius, Dubai amongst others
What do you feel are the reasons behind your company’s reputation?
Many years of operation, strong networks, good relationships and excellent client relations. Our clients are our sales force.
Where do you see your company a couple of years from now?
We see further growth potential in Europe and the Americas. We are seeking to extend our licensing in other continents. Many new products are in the pipeline and we think the future looks bright.
CCR Markets LTD, in partnership with LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED, has launched the newest cryptocurrency exchange platform called Lively Exchange. Designed to be accessible, reliable, and instant, it allows new and experienced traders to work around the platform for easy trading.
Lively Exchange is a platform that allows users to exchange their existing cryptocurrency to other types of cryptocurrencies.
The platform will support BTC, LTC, ETH, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, and XRP trading. At least 10 more cryptocurrencies will be added this year.
Users of Lively Exchange are offered better rates. Compared to other cryptocurrency platforms, those using Lively Exchange as an exchange platform receives a rate 1% more than that offered by other cryptocurrency platforms.
Lively Exchange operates 24/7. This means that exchange requests can be processed in as fast as 5 minutes regardless of the time the request was made. This is to ensure easy and fast transactions.
Invalid transactions can easily be resolved under Lively Exchange. If an exchange transaction fails, users will be requested to provide a refund address so as not to inconvenience them.
Lively Exchange offers up to 30% commission for those who can refer and encourage people to use the trading platform. It has also partnered with multiple affiliates. (You can check them out by accessing this link: https://lively.exchange/#/info/partners)
Lively Exchange aims to help users trade at favorable rates during favorable times. This is to ensure that the trading platform satisfactorily meets user standards and requirements.
The world’s most promising cryptocurrency margin trading platform is finally here! iLexExchange Margin Trading is the newest function of iLexExchange that allows traders to leverage margin up to 10 times. Hedging is also possible in the margin trading feature to protect crypto assets from sudden price fluctuations. Trade U.S. dollars to several cryptocurrency pairs like BTC/USD, ETH/USD, and XRP/USD.
Officially released on October 19, 2018, iLexExchange Margin Trading allows its users to access MetaTrader4 (MT4) for a convenient and safe trading experience. MT4 is a professional online trading platform trusted by more than 100 brokers and banks. The potential to earn more is possible with iLexExchange Margin Trading because traders can purchase cryptocurrencies up to 10 times the amount of their capital and the spread is also low.
Depositing funds to iLexExchange Margin Trading is convenient for existing iLexExchange account owners because they can simply transfer balance directly to the margin trading feature. Before users can use the margin trading feature, they need to deposit funds to iLexExchange via i-Account, iWallet, and other types of cryptocurrency wallet.
This margin trading function also gives affiliate marketers a chance to earn money. iLexExchange Margin Trading offers attractive commission fees to the top-tier affiliates who wish to sign up today. Top-tier affiliates can earn lifetime commissions from the second-tier affiliates that they will recruit. Steady income flow happens once newer affiliates recruit new traders or affiliates. Top-tier affiliates can earn as much as 1.25 pips while second-tier affiliates can earn 1 pips.
To start iLexExchange Margin Trading, level 3 iLexExchange account holders simply need to sign up without providing proof of identity (KYC) and other documents. Interested margin traders need to sign up first with iLexExchange and provide a proof of identity for verification purposes.
iLexExchange is a thriving cryptocurrency margin trading service provider. In the future, iLexExchange Margin Trading will continue to innovate and adapt to new technologies to give users a great trading experience.
LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED partner, TILA EXCHANGE OÜ with licensed no. FVR000200 has officially launch iLexExchange, an advanced cryptocurrency trading platform that gives customers a multitude of trading options in a secure environment, plus an opportunity to earn for affiliates.
The platform allows people to trade fiat currencies like USD and EUR or cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ripple XRP and Ethereum. iLexExchange allows people worldwide to trade in the platform using their local currencies. Currencies such as Japanese Yen (JPY) and Philippine Peso (PHP) are also accepted in iLexExchange. Soon, people can trade pairs of other fiat currencies and emerging cryptocurrencies in the platform.
iLexExchange is developing its very own prepaid card to allow traders immediately withdraw funds anytime they want. Right now, traders can deposit and withdraw funds using i-Account, iWallet, and other cryptocurrency wallets. This is a great news for existing i-Account and iWallet account holders who are interested in trading digital assets. Soon, iLexExchange will also accept deposits from VISA and MasterCard credit card, local bank.
Behind iLexExchange is a team of financial and cryptocurrency experts who work hard to ensure a safe and convenient trading experience. Industry standard security measures is integrated to the platform to possibly prevent and eliminate hackers. iLexExchange monitors and detects any illegal transaction attempts to protect the digital assets of traders.
iLexExchange also offers attractive commissions to affiliates who want to promote the cryptocurrency trading platform. Affiliates worldwide who are well-versed in fintech and cryptocurrency niche may sign up and earn high commission rates.
Based in Estonia, iLexExchange sees itself as the most advanced trading platform in the future. Traders are confident using the platform because they know that their digital assets are completely protected. iLexExchange will continue to improve traders’ experience by adding new currencies, deposits, and withdrawal methods.
An established fintech company, Liri Holdings LTD. revealed in the recent issue of CIO Advisor Magazine that they consider integrating blockchain technology into their payments solutions. The company, known for providing cutting-edge fintech solutions, is once again among the Top 25 Companies that will be featured in the magazine’s June 11, 2018 issue.
To meet the growing demand of providing convenient fund transactions, LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED was happy to announce that they consider incorporating blockchain technology and plans to invest in cryptocurrencies; such technologies will further streamline fund transactions between businesses. LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED keenly observed the shortcomings experienced by traditional banking systems in keeping consumers satisfied with their services. Many of today’s banks have to deal with impractically strict regulations compliance and inefficient systems.
The company’s Vice President for Global Strategy, Samuel Appadoo, said that the company is constantly improving its strategies to satisfy more customers. By hosting its own payment gateway, LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED was able to offer e-wallet and remittance solutions to businesses, enabling them to have a secure and robust transaction processes. The company’s money platform is a front-end interface allowing businesses to efficiently access multi-currency and multi-channel collection and payment worldwide. Known for implementing the latest technologies, LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED see itself expanding to continents like Africa, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the U.S.
In 2017, LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED was also among the top 25 FinTech companies in the Asia-Pacific region as recognized by the APAC CIOoutlook Magazine.
The CIO Advisor June 2018 issue observed the ultra-fast “changing paradigm of technologies.” The magazine’s Managing Editor, Selena James clearly described how the world is overwhelmed by technology advancements. One of the notable advancements cited by James is when the tech giant Google introduced its breakthrough, Google Assistant, which allows an artificial intelligence to speak to a human over the phone.
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LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED was included among the top 25 FinTech companies of 2017 in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the APAC CIOoutlook Magazine on their December 2017 issue, pages 15-17 . With the proliferation of new and re-established financial institutions focusing on digital technology, the Magazine aims to identify organizations that are working towards customer satisfaction, excellence in product development and innovation.
Annie Johnson, Managing Editor of the Magazine, wrote that “the list is a mix of traditional and new age Fintech service providers that have marked meritorious presence in the industry and impacted their clients’ businesses.”
“As the Fintech sector is innovating new products and services, it is essential to keep track of the emerging financial solutions providers. The list highlights some of the most significant firms who are efficient in assisting their customers towards a path of excellence,” says the Magazine feature article.
In the same magazine issue on page 47, LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED was also featured in one of its pages, discussing the “unique possibilities of FinTech” that LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED explores – including in-demand remittance transactions, virtual banking, prepaid cards, foreign exchange and even digital currencies trading such as Bitcoin – offered economically by utilizing its global network of banks and payment partners – ultimately providing bespoke financial services to individuals and corporate organizations.
Amidst the speed in which technology advances, there are still traditional financial institutions that have not yet realized the full potential of digital technology. This was addressed by Samuel Appadoo, Senior Vice President of LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED, in his statement that “[Fintech industry] will have an effect [to the banking industry] in the next 5 or 10 years…hopefully the banks will change their philosophy one day and adapt.”
The APAC CIOoutlook Top 25 Fintech Companies of 2017 were listed alphabetically and in no particular order.
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PAYEDGE LIMITED of LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED Group, a financial company that offers international money platform solutions, announced that it is embarking on a major upgrade to its payments and cash management modules. As part of this upgrade, iAccount collaborated with Kyriba, the global leader in cloud treasury solutions, delivering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) treasury technology to corporate CFOs, Treasurers, and Financial Professionals.
Leveraging the functionality, scalability, and robust performance characteristics of Kyriba will enable iAccount to enhance its delivery of international wire transfer and settlement solutions with less complicated procedures and minimal costs to corporates and individuals expanding into international markets.
iAccount specializes in money transfers, currency diversification, and remittances. It has shown to be a favoured choice on top of having low, flexible rates. iAccount operates in more than 200 countries and in 25 currencies.
“We are growing our company around the world, and accepting payments in multiple currencies. To ensure the best security and scalability, we selected Kyriba to enable our cash management team with a best-in-class solution so we can conduct business planning transactions at a faster rate and offer further competitive advantages to our customers,” said Steven Liu, Treasury Manager of iAccount.
More than 1,500 global organisations use Kyriba to deliver global cash visibility, improve financial controls, and increase productivity across their cash and liquidity, payments, supply chain finance, and risk management operations. Kyriba is headquartered in New York, with offices in San Diego, Paris, London, Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Rio de Janeiro.
“We are pleased to have iAccount select Kyriba for its liquidity management as our expansion continues in Asia,” said Jean-Luc Robert, Chairman and CEO of Kyriba. “We are serving the demand from multinationals and regional corporates who are embracing the shift from spreadsheets to more secure platforms and investing in cloud-based treasury technology, particularly for payments and cash management.”
Utilising a fully virtualised cloud solution, iAccount will enjoy the benefits of 100 % SaaS. Kyriba delivers a total business continuity solution and is audited to the SOC 2 Type 2 standard to ensure that their clients are in conformity with their own data security policies and external regulations.
LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED VP Samuel Appadoo said, “FinTech is the future of the banking and financial industry. We, as a money infrastructure provider, are supporting the most convenient and cost-effective path to transfer money globally for commercial enterprises and corporate organizations.”
For this selfsame reason, LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED has always been innovating and extending its reach. It is a financial technology company offering e-wallet solutions, money transfer services, prepaid debit cards, merchant account services, business consultancy, and offshore incorporation globally. It holds offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Ireland, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and the UAE. Designs to put up new offices in Africa and the Pacific region to live up to the demands of their worldwide clientele are being undertaken.
The company began with 10 founding members from Japan and Europe. Aspiring to build cross-border business simpler and less expensive, they embarked on building up a money platform brand which is i-Account.
“After careful listening to our clients’ demands and total understanding of their requisites, we tailor-made a resolution for each client. It has been a Liri Holding’s recipe for success,” says Appadoo.
The company’s mission is to extend services with more convenience and a lot cheaper than that of a traditional bank.
LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED has three main pillars: a money platform which is a secured e-wallet/remittance solution known as i-Account where individual or corporate clients can receive funds and make remittance transactions within a secured web-based solution or through a mobile app; a prepaid debit card called i-Card in which funds or payment of salaries can be transferred instantly from the client’s wallet to the card and can be used to withdraw from ATMs worldwide, point-of-sale and online payments; and a payment gateway to allow clients to process credit card transactions for their online stores – the i--Payments based in the UK and IAC Payment Services Provider which is based in Dubai, UAE. They too furnish a white label solution which incorporates all the above.
Carrying such a commercial initiative is a worthwhile challenge because it comprises of so many facets of engineering, management, finance, and compliance altogether.
That’s why LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED invests wisely in their IT infrastructure. Ensuring the systems are up-to-date is critical, since they deal with client data with extreme confidentiality. The company leaves no stone unturned to have their security system in tip-top shape -- depending on their standard encryption SSL technology and a cutting-edge firewall system to prevent unauthorized access. Ensuring as well that client information is safeguarded from data theft, prevention of unauthorized access through an international standard server. Maintaining anti-phishing strategy based on VeriSign EV SSL, and compliance on Strict User Authentication Procedures.
Since all their services are duly licensed, there is also the fact that they are liable not only to their clients, but also to their regulators in Hong Kong, UAE, Philippines, UK, New Zealand, Singapore, among others -- the reason why LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED is exceedingly cautious in their choice of IT infrastructure and software for their IT park.
While the customer base for LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED mainly consists of banks, corporate organizations and payment service providers, they focus more on B2B and proudly put themselves as a money infrastructure for corporate and financial establishments, which is their competitive edge.
In general, it is understood that inter-bank transfer is established on a SWIFT transaction, but apart from this, there are many other money transfer methods existing independently. It is necessary to incorporate all these methods together for the customer’s convenience and welfare. Additionally, small companies and a heap of people are not satisfied with existing bank services. There is a timely need to provide an alternative banking and financial solution to such clients.
“At LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED, we trust that open innovation and collaboration will enable and empower FinTech startups and corporations to not only address changing customer needs, but to do so at a faster rate with a more meaningful impact,” Appadoo stressed.
Shanghai will play host for the China Offshore Financial Summit to be held on November 4-5th, 2015, which is such a great honor for LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED to be invited and be part. Onshore and offshore financial, compliance experts as well as government officials will flock to the center of Lujiazui Financial Center in Pudong to share their valuable insights and experience.
Day Two of the summit will have Chinese advanced financial intermediaries, professional associations, international trust companies, bankers, lawyers and company service providers to comprehensively discuss investment, trading and wealth management and so on.
LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED will introduce four of our services - i-Account Service, Prepaid Card Service, Online Merchant Service and Forex Broker Package, which all aim to provide the perfect financial solution to corporations who need them.
Through this summit, we hope to meet more counterparts and clients, create more business opportunities, master more real time information and corporation needs, and to constantly develop and improve our products and service.
China Offshore Summit official website: http://shanghai.chinaoffshoresummit.com.hk
i-Account is an innovative remittance service designed for customers who find existing remittance services inconvenient and overseas banking complicated.Group CEO George Ito.Read more
i-Account is an innovative remittance service designed for customers who find existing remittance services inconvenient and overseas banking complicated.
The founders of LIRI HOLDINGS LIMITED had the opportunity to remit funds to foreign countries 10 years ago, and in that process, they devoted much effort interacting with banks to define compliant cross-border processes.
Since the traditional banks’ online specifications were established in accordance to a particular country’s language and requirement, local banking has also become difficult for foreigners. The delays within the remittance process, the high remittance fee, transaction charges, and the uncertainty in exchange rates has increasingly resulted in make customers dissatisfaction.
Furthermore, discrepancies in online banking systems due to cut-off windows - or fixed hours of operation - combined with the lack of ability to get a real time FX rate (out of bank opening hours) meant that the exchange rates were irregular and markedly imbalanced.
In that case, even if financial analysts foresee that it would require a big sum of money and would need to undergo a complicated process for international businesses to thrive using an international remittance service, they have to resolve the issue right away. From then on, i-Account established the concept of becoming a “bank alternative” and portraying as a “single international account.” i-Account became a trailblazer in the fintech industry seven years ago. In fact, i-Account has been doing fintech before the word fintech was even born. The customers’ need for a better online banking experience led to i-Account’s establishment.
Currently, i-Account is able to advance many partnerships with financial institutions around the world. And as a money platform, it is continuing its efforts to cut borders for remittances and settlements.