(Fully booked) BDO seminar: Applying for MCRA membership - Money lenders getting prepared for the independent assessment

(Fully booked) BDO seminar: Applying for MCRA membership - Money lenders getting prepared for the independent assessment

25 April 2023 - 26 April 2023

25th Floor, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road CentralHong Kong

In 2022, led by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), multiple credit reference agency (MCRA) model is being implemented to enhance financial infrastructure. 

Money lenders are required to apply for the MCRA membership in order to continue using the credit checking-related facilities. In this connection, money lenders shall submit an application form together with an interim independent assessment report for HKMA’s vetting purposes. Once approval is obtained, a final independent assessment report will need to be submitted for HKMA’s evaluation. 

In this seminar, BDO will share our insights from an independent assessor’s perspective through some pilot cases of the independent assessment, challenges identified and what money lenders shall pay attention to and how to overcome them. 


About the speakers

POKIT LOK, Principal of Risk Advisory, BDO

Pokit possesses over 20 years of extensive experience in IT Audit & Risk Advisory and Enterprise Applications (eg RPA, S&OP, PLM, CRM and ERP) Implementation gained in sizable organisations and business technology consultancy firms. He specialises in providing IT related advisory services including IT Governance, IT General Controls & IT Application Controls and business process re-engineering for various types of clients.

In professional area, he has been a CRISC RM SME Reviewer of ISACA and a public course instructor of Hong Kong Productivity Council and Vocational Training Council. 

Currently, he provides the consultancy services, such as:  ITGC / ITAC review, System Risk Assessment and Audit, Information Security Management Assessment (based on ISO27001, C-RAF and etc), Privacy Impact Assessment, IT system Vulnerability Scan, Advisory on IT Governance, Policies and Procedures, Advisory on Data Management and Analysis and Advisory on Digital Transformation.

Pokit is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer, Certified ISO27001 Lead Auditor, Certified Lead Forensic Examiner, Certified in Production and Inventory Management, Automation Anywhere Certified Advanced RPA Professional (V11), UiPath RPA Developer Foundation and Solution Architect and SAP Certified Development Associate (ABAP). He also has SAP Consultant Certification (FI/CO) and Certificate in Business Accounting.

EMILY SIN, Senior Manager of Risk Advisory, BDO

Emily has over 10 years of working experience providing broad range of assurance and advisory services that includes audit, risk assessment, internal control review, corporate governance, regulatory compliance review and IT general control review for regional and international clients in Hong Kong, China and the United States.

Emily has worked with a diverse group of clients from non-governmental organisations to multinational public and private companies across several industries in providing corporate governance, risk management, internal audit and regulatory and compliance review.

Emily is a Certified Practising Accountant Australia (CPA AUST) and Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Details are as follows:

Date : Tuesday, 25 April 2023
Time : 15:00 - 15:30 (registration)
    15:30 - 17:00 (seminar session)
Venue : BDO Limited
    25th Floor, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong    
    (Sheung Wan Wing On Department Store’s building)
Language : Cantonese & English, supplemented with English materials
Target audience  : Banking, Securities, Finance 
Fee : Free of charge
CPD Units* : 1.5 hours (*The recognition of CPD hours by your professional organisations is subject to their CPD policies.)
Remarks : 1. For any enquiries, please contact contact Ida Cheung at +852 2218 3714 or idacheung@bdo.com.hk. 
    2. Confirmation of successful registration will be sent by email few days before the seminar
    3. BDO reserves the final right of acceptance of registration.