Tagged: china

Shadow Banking In China: Tighter Regulations Slowing Core Shadow Banking Activity, But Others Expanding More Quickly, Says Moody’s

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  Moody’s Investor Service on Monday said that tighter regulations in China, which is Aa3 stable, have been successful in slowing the growth of core shadow banking activity. However, other shadow banking activities have been expanding more rapidly–a situation akin to pushing down on an inflating air mattress and watching the surrounding… Read More

Internet Finance+ Beijing Summit

The traditional finance could not meet the needs of ever-increasing SMEs, and China is no exception. In March 2014, the words “internet finance” first ever appeared in the official report of Chinese government with the objective to drive entrepreneurships and spur employment. Soon it became… Read More

Just Released: China’s New Guidelines For Online Finance Market

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    With China’s stock market crash still recent, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) released guidelines for the country’s rapidly burgeoning online finance market at the start of this weekend, outlined in a document published by the PBC.  The peer to peer lending industry in… Read More

Jide Tech Returns to Kickstarter With New Android PC Remix Mini; Secures Over $360,000 in Two Days

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Earlier this year, Beijing-based Jide Technology hit Kickstarter with a mission to raise funds for its laptop, Remix. The device was described as an Android 4.4.2 based, 11.6” ultra-tablet that provides “the best” mobile productivity and communication experience for all of its users. During its funding round, Remix… Read More

China’s First Crowdfunding Platform for Fashion & Lifestyle Lands RMB 10 Million in Seed Funding

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Luxe.Co & Fashion.VC have announced raising RMB 10 million (USD $1.6 million) via equity crowdfunding. According to the company, investors included ZhenFund led by Xu Xiaoping plus 12 angel investors.  Xiaoping is the founder of New Oriental a publicly traded company on the NYSE. Luxe.Co… Read More

‘Legal Risk Is the Biggest Risk’ When Using Crowdfunding, Says Country Garden CFO Wu Jianbin

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  China has still not issued crowdfunding regulations, leading big developers to seek out legal advice when employing crowdfunding, according to a recent article in the South China Morning Post. Given that the mainland authorities have also not licensed any crowdfunding platform, industry experts suggest that the… Read More

MYBank, a Privately Owned Internet Bank in China, is Set to Challenge Traditional Banks

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MYBank, a new online only bank, is poised to challenge China’s state owned banks with its 100% digital, branchless banking operation that will serve customers 24 hours a day. This is one of China’s first privately owned internet banks as China pushes forward in the… Read More

Back this “Gravity Board” on Indiegogo & Wait Until September OR Buy a Similar Board on Alibaba Now

Gravity Board Indiegogo and Alibaba

Crowdfund Insider recently published an article about a worrying issue in the crowdfunding space: Crowdfunding campaigns that are not really innovative and new but simply re-packaged products already for sale elsewhere – typically on Alibaba.  Since all things tech are mostly manufactured in Asia – many… Read More

Peer-to-Peer Lender Lufax Achieves New Milestone: Registered 10 Million Users

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Lufax, China’s finance marketplace, announced today that its flagship P2P marketplaces have reached 10 million registered users. Gregory Gibb, Chairman and CEO of Lufax, stated: “We are excited to achieve this significant milestone. Our growth continues to accelerate as Lufax users experience the security, innovation and convenience… Read More

JD.com & ZestFinance Partner on Consumer Credit in China

Shengqiang-Chen

One of China’s largest direct sales platforms JD.com (Nasdaq:JD), and US based ZestFinance, a have formed an agreement to launch a joint venture called JD-ZestFinance Gaia.  This new partnership is designed to support the development of consumer credit in China.  The combined initiative will incorporate ZestFinance’s… Read More

Brief: Big Data is China’s New Tool Against Illegal Fundraising

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China’s crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending markets have frequently featured in the news, as China seeks to decrease fraud in its rapidly expanding Internet finance world. Now, Beijing’s financial supervision agencies are using big data to crack down on illegal fundraising, with an online pre-warning platform already… Read More

Fundrise Sizes Up China Market for Possible Expansion

joseph Chen

Fundrise, a trailblazer in the real estate crowdfunding space, is looking to expand and China is high on the list.  It is a natural step for the platform as the largest investor in Fundrise is Renren, a publicly traded social media platform based in Beijing…. Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Woodies Micro-Manufactures Fitted Shirts, Ola Fingerprint Lock & Bartesian, the Nespresso of Cocktails

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With the implementation of Title IV of the JOBS Act, otherwise called Regulation A+, we have entered a new step in the leveling the playing field for investors gaining access to early stage companies and companies ability to raise capital in a “mini-IPO” type structure. Previously… Read More

Wanda Group’s New App “Stable Earner No. 1″ Generates 5 Billion Yuan During Crowdfunding Initiative

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Wanda Group, China’s commercial developer by sales, is trying its hand at internet finance in the form of their crowdfunding app “Stable Earner No. 1,” which launched earlier this month and succeeded in raising RMB5 billion in just three days, reportedly smashing a global crowdfunding record in the process. On Thursday, the… Read More

Standard Chartered Plc. Among Investors in $150 Million Fundraising Round for China’s Dianrong.com

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Update on a $150 million fundraising round in progress: Chinese online lender Dianrong.com is raising funds in a round that values the startup at about $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, notes BloombergBusiness. Investors include Standard Chartered Plc, a British multinational banking and financial services… Read More

LendInvest Receives Investment from Beijing Kunlun. Gets £22 Million Boost

Christian Faes

Leading peer to peer lending site LendInvest has received a £22 million investment from Chinese internet firm Beijing Kunlun. This is according to an article in the FT but was also referenced in a Board Meeting release from earlier this week. Christian Faes, co-founder and… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Holis Holigraphic Display, Technical Weatherproof Outerwear & An Activity Tracker for Under $30 – Trasense

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One of the risks of writing about crowdfunding campaigns is that I regularly read (and sometimes write) about products that I want.  The reality is I cannot (or should not) back every project that I covet. But I have do admit that I am starting… Read More

Chinese P2P Renrendai Delays IPO: Going Public May Hinder Innovation

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An initial public offering may be the ultimate goal for many internet start-ups, but not for Chinese peer-to-peer lender Renrendai, reported Kwong Man-ki of the South China Morning Post. “We will go for an IPO eventually, but we don’t have a timeframe. We’ll probably do… Read More