Tagged: china

Another One Bites the Dust: Chinese Police Shut Down P2P Lending Platform Esudai

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Add Esudai to a growing list of fraudulent Chinese P2P lending platforms that are being shut down by the Chinese government.  Today Reuters reported that police in the Huizhou, Guangdong province, had detained 13 executives including legal representative and chairman Jian Huixing from the Guangdong Huirong… Read More

Lending Club Finally Gets a Break as Tianqiao Chen Takes Stake in Marketplace Lending Firm

Tenquiao Chen

Lending Club (NYSE:LC) has been pounded by bad news this month. Following the announcement that founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche had resigned for alleged improprieties at the online lender, the bad news avalanche began.  One day it was a subpoena, the next it was a… Read More

DreameGGS Wants to Brink China Money to American Filmmakers

DreameGGs Films Funding May 2016

  There is a tidal wave of Asian money that wants to head to North America and diversify into different asset classes.  Yet Chinese officials have made it challenging for many individuals to move money out. DreameGGs is a relatively new platform that is seeking… Read More

Wealthroll Owner Xu Qin Confesses Ponzi Scheme: Online Lender Defrauded $6.1B. World Capital Market Caught in Pyramid Scheme

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As Chinese authorities continue their hunt for unregulated online lending and investment firms, more fraudulent fintech platforms are bound to be nabbed for unseemly and illegal behavior.  Today Bloomberg News reported the latest Ponzi scheme that separated 39.9 billion yuan ($6.1 billion) from 25,000 investors. Crowdfund… Read More

China Update: Guidelines, Not Rules Quite Yet for Alternative Finance

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  China is the largest market for alternative finance in the world. According to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), China delivered over $100 billion in alternative finance, including peer to peer lending and crowdfunding, in 2015.  This was more than a 3X jump… Read More

After Bold Transition, Fincera Reports Full Year Results

CeraPay Management

Fincera (OTCQB: AUTCF), formerly a commercial vehicle leasing company that has now migrated into internet finance for SMEs in China, reported full year results for 2015.  According to the company release, the internet finance based portion of the company (launched in 2014) continues to grow rapidly…. Read More

China: A Fast Growing but Chaotic Internet Finance Industry

Chinese Peer to Peer Lending

China’s internet finance industry continues to grow while encountering ongoing challenges as fraud remains prevalent in the loosely regulated sector of the finance industry. Dominated by peer to peer lending (the largest in the world), as of March over 3900 platforms were counted by WDZJ (other… Read More

Yirendai Announces Issuance Completion of RMB 250M Asset-Backed Securities & Chief Technology Officer Resignation

Ning Tang LenditUSA 2016

Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD), an online consumer finance marketplace in China, announced on Monday the completion of issuance of RMB 250 million asset-backed securities (“ABS”). Last month,  Yirendai announced this week it will be considered as the first online consumer finance marketplace in China facilitating consumer loan products with the… Read More

Wealth Migrate Set to Open New Shanghai Office

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On Friday, real estate crowdfunding platform, Wealth Migrate, announced that it was officially opening its new Shanghai office, which will be located in the Pudong Pilot Free Trade Zone district.  Wealth Migrate China CEO, Aling Gong, declared that the Shanghai opening is considered a milestone for the crowdfunding movement… Read More

Brief: China Rapid Finance Announces Broadline Capital’s Investment Honored As “Technology Deal of the Year” at International M&A Awards

China Rapid Finance

On Wednesday, China Rapid Finance Limited announced that an investment by global private equity firm Broadline Capital in the company was honored as “Technology Deal of the Year” at the 2016 International Financial Forum’s 8th Annual International M&A Awards. This event recognizes excellence in deal-making and celebrate the… Read More

Brief: China Rapid Finance’s CEO Speaks About China’s Market Huge Online Lending Potential

Zane Wang

Offering up an insight on China’s market growth, China Rapid Finance’s CEO, Dr. Zane Wang, spoke at the LendIt USA 2016 conference that China has become the largest and fastest-growing online lending market in the world. Wang explained that the China market has huge potential and growth opportunities,… Read More

LendIt Announces: China Event to Be Held in Shanghai This Summer

LendIt China

On Monday, organizers of the online lending conference, LendIt, announced the launch of LendIt China 2016, its inaugural Chinese conference, which will take place in Shanghai on July 17-18, 2016. According to LendIt, the event will bring together the marketplace lending platforms from all over the world… Read More

Standard Chartered & SuperCharger: Hong Kong’s FinTech Accelerator Update

Anju Patwardhan

Standard Chartered and SuperCharger announced the successful completion of Hong Kong’s first home-grown Financial Technology accelerator programme.  The programme was launched in October 2015 to find top FinTech start-ups to participate in a 12-week structured curriculum which aims to help them grow in Asia. “Standard… Read More

Delegation from “Chinese Crowdfunding Capital” to Work with City of Liverpool

Ellen Cutler

  A Chinese delegation from Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province in China described as the “capital of crowdfunding” in the country, is visiting the City of Liverpool to explore potential areas of collaboration such as tourism, big data and crowdfunding.  The 24 delegates from… Read More

What does Taiwan’s Cash Card Crisis Mean for Consumer Finance in Mainland China?

Taiwan Broken Money

  A decade ago, bank salespersons were seen at almost every street corner in Taipei. Apart from credit cards, they also offered unsecured micro-loans to ordinary people. As long as you didn’t have a criminal record and could provide your basic information such as ID… Read More

CreditEase Leads Creation of the National Internet Finance Association of China

CreditEast National Internet Finance Association of China

Late last month the National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA) was launched during a ceremony in Shanghai. CreditEase, the first (and largest) peer to peer lender in the country, was elected as an Executive Director to the new entity. Former People’s Bank of China Deputy… Read More

Real Estate Related Crowdfunding & P2P Lending Surge in China: Opportunity or Crisis? 

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The property prices in China’s major cities has surged in recent months, first in Shenzhen, then Shanghai and Beijing. The rapid appreciation of property is drawing people’s attention back to the concept of real estate crowdfunding. Four types of real estate crowdfunding Real estate crowdfunding… Read More

Crowd2Fund Opens for Business in 163 Different Countries

Crowd2Fund China Delegation

  Crowd2Fund has just revealed it is going global. According to information provided by the crowdfunding platform, Crowd2Fund has opened its platform to investors in 163 different countries to create accounts and invest in UK SMEs.  Crowd2Fund is an FCA regulated platform that offers both… Read More