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Airwallex vs Statrys [2023 Comparison]

Airwallex vs Statrys

You are exploring the opportunity to open an account with Airwallex. Or you have one already, and you are looking for an alternative.

In both cases, finding the answers to your questions may be time consuming.

First thing first, if you are still trying to understand what products are offered by Airwallex, we have you covered in our in-depth Airwallex review.

If you are past this stage, you may want to check if any other offer is available. That’s why we have developed a full comparison of Statrys and Airwallex. It’s worth reading as we have set out as much information as possible so you can make an informed decision.

The purpose of this comparison is not to come to any definitive conclusion. Determining which option is the best fit for your company will depend on the payment needs of your business.

In a market that lacks transparency, we have used our best efforts to put together a comparison that may help you make your choice. And if anything is missing, please let us know so we can better help other entrepreneurs by adding relevant information. You can contact us on the website or send us an email at support@statrys.com.

Now, let’s move to the comparison:

Accounts & Payments

  Statrys logo Airwallex logo
Multi-Currency Business Account In Hong Kong checkmark checkmark
Local Payments in Hong Kong
i.e., payments received from or made to another account in Hong Kong
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Supported Currencies for Local Payments HKD, USD, CNY, EUR HKD, USD, CNY, EUR
International Payments (Swift)
i.e., payments received from or made to an account outside of Hong Kong
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Supported Currencies HKD, USD, EUR, GBP, CNY, JPY, SGD, AUD, NZD, CAD and CHF HKD, USD, EUR, GBP, CNY, JPY, SGD, AUD, NZD, CAD, CHF and THB [1]

Statrys and Airwallex both offer a multi-currency business account in Hong Kong that can be used to receive and make payments locally and internationally (via SWIFT). Local and international payments must be in the respective currencies set out in the above chart.

 

Airwallex introduces their account solution in Hong Kong as the combination of a “Global Account” and a “Wallet”. In practice, this combination provides the clients of Airwallex Hong Kong with benefits similar to a multi-currency business account.

  Statrys logo Airwallex logo
EUR IBAN Account checkmark checkmark

EURO IBAN accounts can be used to receive and make payments in EURO from/to all the countries of the SEPA Zone

SEPA Zone
Eurozone Countries
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Vatican City State.

Non-eurozone countries
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Jersey, and Isle of Man.

  Statrys logo Airwallex logo
Local Collection Accounts Hong Kong, EU Australia, Canada, EU, Hong Kong, UK, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, US [2]

Local collection accounts can be used to collect funds from various platforms such as PayPal, Amazon or merchants via SWIFT and/or domestic payment method.

  Statrys logo Airwallex logo
Local Payout Hong Kong, Euro Countries Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Euro countries, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, US, Vietnam

Local payout is a solution that allows you to pay your service providers locally in their local currency. Local payouts are not processed via SWIFT (i.e. the international payment system) but via the local payment system of the country where your supplier is based.

For example, local payout in Vietnam allows you to pay your Vietnamese supplier in Vietnam in Vietnamese Dong.

Foreign Exchange Services

  Statrys logo Currenxie logo
Currencies available USD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, CNY, CHF, CAD, AUD, NZD and JPY USD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, CNY, CHF, CAD, AUD, NZD, JPY
+ 35 other currencies[3]
FX Services Spot and Forward Spot

Cards

  Statrys logo airwallex logo
Card Program Mastercard VISA
Company Card checkmark Virtual Card Only
Employee Card checkmark
Physical & virtual cards
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Physical & virtual cards
Card base currency HKD AUD, SGD, HKD, GBP, USD, EUR, JPY, CAD, NZD, and CHF
Payment limit 500,000 Hong Kong Dollars per card/year
10,000 US Dollars [4]
Cards per account Multiple Multiple
Card mobile application checkmark checkmark
Instant notification of spending checkmark checkmark
Control over spending limits checkmark checkmark
Lock/Unlock Card checkmark checkmark
Reward Program checkmark checkmark

Customer Support

  Statrys logo airwallex logo
Dedicated Account Manager checkmark checkmark
Communication Channels Website, Email, Phone, Whatsapp, Wechat Email / Phone
Working Hours 9am to 6pm
Hong Kong Time
Monday to Friday
(except on public Hong Kong holidays)
9am to 6pm
Hong Kong Time

Pricing

As of the date of this comparison, there was no pricing page for the services provided by Airwallex Hong Kong - unlike there is one when you use Airwallex services in other countries (UK, Singapore, EU).

Still, to help you compare Statrys and Airwallex, we have used the pricing information for an account opened with Airwallex in Singapore [5].

Accounts & Payments Pricing

  Statrys logo airwallex logo
Account Opening Fee  No* No
Account Monthly Fee HKD88
(with dedicated account manager)
No
Receive local payments Free Free
Receive international payments (SWIFT)     HKD55 N/A
Send local payments   Free
Local Payment sent out of the EURO IBAN Account


HKD5**
Local Payment sent out of the Multicurrency Business Account in Hong Kong
0.10%
For local payments in CNY in China


Free
For all local payments other than CNY in China
Send international payments (SWIFT)     HKD75 SGD20
(equivalent to HKD112)***
* Account opening fee may apply for companies not registered in Hong Kong or Singapore, companies with complex shareholding structure, and companies with high-risk business profiles.
** A fee of 25HKD applies for outward local payment exceeding 500,000HKD.
*** Actual cost in HKD will vary from time to time based on the SGD/HKD exchange rate.

Foreign Exchange Pricing

  Statrys logo airwallex logo
FX Rate As low as 0.1%
(based on exchange volume)
Lower spread guaranteed: save 20% on FX commission applied by your other FX providers
0.40%
For exchanging with any of these currencies:
AUD / USD / HKD / CNY / JPY / EUR / GBP / CAD / CHF / NZD / SGD
0.60%
For exchanging with any of these currencies:
MYR/ IDR/KRW/ PHP/ THB/ VND/ INR/ NPR/ PKR/ BDT/ TRY/ LKR
0.60%
For exchanging with any other currency

Cards Pricing

  Statrys logo airwallex logo
Card Transaction in a Currency different than the card base Currency
(for example using the card for a transaction in EUR)
FX fee based on Mastercard exchange rate + 1.5% FX fee based on Visa exchange rate
ATM Withdrawal 1.99%
Minimum HKD31
TBC

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Disclaimer

This publication is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended to cover every aspect of the topics with which it deals. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content in this publication. The information in this publication does not constitute legal, tax or other professional advice from Statrys Limited or its affiliates. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content in the publication is accurate, complete or up to date.

Airwallex and the Airwallex logo are trademarks of Airwallex (Hong Kong) Limited, registered in the Hong Kong SAR China and other countries and regions.

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