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Credit China FinTech Named a Founding Member of the Global Blockchain Business Council

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Credit China FinTech Holdings Limited, an integrated fintech service provider in China, was announced as a founding member of the newly developed organization, Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). Credit China FinTech is reportedly one of the 25 founding members of the GBBC and is considered the only… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

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Ant Financial Joins UNEP Sustainable Finance Initiative Ant Financial has signed the “Declaration on Environment and Sustainable Development” and joined the United Nations Environment Programme Sustainable Finance Initiative as a full member of the organization. In fact, China Merchants Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank… Read More

Dianrong Reports: Cumulative Trading Amount Exceeds RMB 16.2 Billion in 2016

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Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform, Dianrong, announced on Tuesday its 2016 annual results. The company revealed that the cumulative trading amount exceeds RMB 16.2 Billion, which is notably a year-on-year increase of 148%, and growth in loans issued was funded by 3.62 million investors. Dianrong CEO,… Read More

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Launches 2.0 Program At Cyberport Fintech Smart Space

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SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator announced the launch of its 2.0 program on January 9th in the newly opened Cyberport FinTech Smart Space. The accelerator welcomed the program’s eight fintech start-ups and scale-up participants, which are Bambu, Clare.ai, Entersoft, FinChat, Foris, KYC Chain, Squirro, and Xnotes Alliance. The companies… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Launches Essay Competition on Disruptive Technologies

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched an essay contest on “The Impact of Disruptive Technologies.” Coming from a securities regulator that theme most certainly includes the impact of Fintech innovation. The essay competition is open to all pre-university students studying in Singapore regardless… Read More

Postal Savings Bank of China Partners With IBM For Blockchain-Based Asset Custody System

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Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with IBM to launch its blockchain-based asset custody system. As part of its work, the bank has also successfully executed more than 100 real business transactions on the blockchain since the system… Read More

CoAssets Launches New Real Estate Subsidiary for Full Spectrum of Real Estate Services

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CoAssets Limited, a Singapore-founded Fintech firm that is listed on the ASX (ASX:CA8), has launched a newly incorporated subsidiary, CoAssets Real Estate (Care) Pte Ltd. CoAssets described the new subsidiary as part of the company’s long-term growth strategy. The new CoAssets subsidiary will provide “a… Read More

China Rapid Finance Announces Partnership with Tencent Licaitong For Investment Products

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Marketplace lending platform, China Rapid Finance, announced on Sunday it has teamed up with Tencent’s wealth management platform, Licaitong, to provide new investment products for individual investors. The online lender stated that with it as the screening party for the underlying assets, the first-phase products on… Read More

Reg CF Crowdfunding Platform Mr. Crowd Launches Chinese Language Version

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Mr. Crowd is a FINRA approved Reg CF crowdfunding portal. Created by founder Allen Au, Mr. Crowd is a part of the US incorporated Ksdaq corporation.  While incorporated in the US, Ksdaq’s primary place of business is Hong Kong making it a bit unique. Today, Mr…. Read More

Silver & Gold: P2P Lender Silver Bullion Passes $20M in Secured Lending

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Silver Bullion is a one of a kind online lender. The peer to peer lending platform based in Singapore is a secured lender that backs up each loan with gold or silver bullion. Launched in mid-2015,  Silver Bullion has just announced it has surpassed S$20… Read More

Credit China Fintech Creates M&A Fund with $1.44 Billion

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    Credit China FinTech Holdings Limited, along with China Huarong International, Shanghai Xinhua Publishing Group, Jilin Province Investment Group have launched the Asia Fintech Merger and Acquisition Fund with more than RMB 10 billion (approximately $1.44 billion) in value. In addition to the aforesaid state-owned… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

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Shanghai Launches New Regulatory Rules for Online Micro-Lending On 30th December 2016, Shanghai Municipal Financial Service Office published its first local regulatory rules for online micro-lending. According to this regulation, natural persons may borrow up to ¥200,000, while upper limit for lending to a legal… Read More

China Establishes Asia Fintech Fund of Funds to Focus on M&A

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China’s Global Times has reported that the country established a foundation focused on financial and technology mergers and acquisitions throughout Asia.  Asia Fintech Fund of Funds (FOF) is based in Beijing and has 10 billion yuan (approximately $1.44 billion) in funding. Asia Fintech is the second… Read More

CreditEase Anointed “Best Non-Bank Private Wealth Product”

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CreditEase has been recognized as the  “Best Non-Bank Private Wealth Product” by The Asian Banker, a Singapore-based provider of strategic intelligence on the financial services industry. The “Best Non-Bank Private Wealth Product” award was created to recognize the institution with the ability to meet the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

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Suning.com Receives Authorization from CBRC to Set Up a New Private Bank On the 21st December, Suning.com, one of China’s leading e-commerce platforms, announced it had received authorization from the CBRC (China Banking Regulatory Commission) to set up a new private bank, named Suning Bank…. Read More

Credit China FinTech Announces Southeast Asian Headquarters in Singapore

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Credit China FinTech Holdings Limited, an integrated fintech service provider in China, announced on Friday it would establish its Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore by the end of the first quarter of 2017 to speed up the expansion of its business overseas. According to Credit… Read More

Deloitte: 2016 Economic & Political Upheavals Challenge Financial Services Companies

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Weapons present in the South China Sea.  The U.S. backs out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. South Korea’s president facing impeachment.  Duterte wins the Philippines presidential election. These are just a few of the explosive economic and political events that have continued to unfold in the… Read More

Tima Claims to be Vietnam’s First P2P Lending Platform, Raises Series A

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Tima says that it is Vietnam’s first P2P lending platform, and it has recently secured Series A funding from a Singaporean investor.  The amount is unclear but is a reported “US dollar seven-figure” amount.  The Singapore fund is also unnamed. An unnamed co-founder of Tima… Read More

KPMG & CB Insights Report Suggest FinTech Growth is Slowing

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During the first half of 2016, regulators feared that Fintech would become all too powerful.  Then, in November, they concluded that the Fintech sector was not threatening.  At the cusp of 2017, it also appears that other observers have concluded that the FIintech boom is… Read More

Microsoft Announces Support for Asian Consortium Blockchain Network on Azure

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Earlier this month, tech giant Microsoft announced it formed a partnership with AMIS and the Industry Technology Research Institute of Taiwan to create Asia’s consortium blockchain network on Azure. The company also revealed it is collaborating with banks such as Fubon Financial, Cathay Financial Holdings, MegaBank, KGI, Taishin,… Read More