Hong Kong Financial Services Corpus

Welcome to the HKFSC developed by the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The HKFSC is a large collection of texts collected from the financial services sector of Hong Kong.

There are currently 7,341,937 words in the HKFSC.

  • You can search for a word, e.g. bank, not, or a phrase, e.g. annual report, a lot of, and find examples of its use in its context.

  • You can also search for an additional word in combination with your search word, e.g. equity (search word) and profit (additional word), or search phrase, e.g. financial institutions (search phrase) and banks (additional word).

Please select corpus/corpora (max. 90 items)**
Input search word/phrase

Additional word/phrase

Search span
Extended span*

  • You can search for a word or a phrase (e.g. success, governance, growth, regulations, federal.).

  • You can adjust the span width on the left and right of the concordances (10-40 characters).

  • * and specify the number of characters displayed on the left and right of the Search span (20-80 characters)..

  • ** Hold down the Ctrl (MS Windows) / Command (Mac) button to select multiple sub-corpora in the corpus. Maximum 90 items can be selected.

  • *** System allowed maximum number of search results is 10,000 instances.




Honorary consultant: Mr Jackson Yeung, MPA MA(ArbDR) FCPA FAIA MHKSI  FHKIoD FHKRFP MHKIM MCIM, CFO Solutions Ltd.

The work to compile the HKFSC was substantially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Project No. 5480/06H). This support is gratefully acknowledged.



Every effort has been made to contact all the copyright holders to obtain their permission to include the texts contained in the HKFSC.  We are very grateful to the many organisations that have given their support to the HKFSC.  For relevant details of the copyright holders click here.

Please note that the contents in the HKFSC do not represent the views of the organisation and/or writer.