Tagged: china

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

‘It’s A Lot Of Money….Enough For Us To Build What We Wanted To Build”: Dianrong.com CEO On New Valuation of ‘About’ $1 Billion

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A major Chinese peer-to-peer lender, Dianrong.com, now claims a valuation of “around” $1 billion, due to its latest round of fundraising, according to the company’s CEO, Soul Htite, in a conversation with CNBC (Reuters also contributed to the story). U.S. investment firm Tiger Global was the source… Read More

NetEase Partners with HNA Group, Everbright Securities on Crowdfunding


NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES), one of China’s leading Internet and online game services providers, has announced that is subsidiary Ujia E-commerce Co., Ltd., has signed an agreement with Everbright Securities Co., and HNA Group to form a joint venture company. The joint venture is described as having a primary… Read More

Brief: K-Lend Updates Loan Originations

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Auto China’s K-Lend, a peer to peer lending platform for vehicle financing, has just published an update for Q1 2015 operations. The Company announced that it recorded 1,180 new leases of commercial vehicles (primarily Class 8 heavy trucks) as part of the Company’s sales-type leasing… Read More

China Rapid Finance Provides Over 1.1 Million Loans in Just 3 Months

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Peer to peer lender China Rapid Finance has originated an astounding 1.1 million in loans to Chinese borrowers in just three months time – as of April 30th. The impressive number is indicative of the demand for capital in the largest P2P lending market in… Read More

UPDATE: Launch of New Zealand P2P Lender LendMe Delayed By Alliance Talks With Local Bank


A New Zealand peer-to-peer lender recently dubbed the first P2P lender in the country to specialize in secured lending has delayed its launch, according to Interest.co.nz. The delay is due to the company, LendMe’s, planned talks aimed at forming an alliance with a New Zealand bank. LendMe founder… Read More

Cogobuy Unveils First Quarter Unaudited Operation Results


Cogobuy Group (Stock code: 400.HK), an e-commerce service platform for the enterprise procurement of electronics manufacturing industry in China, is pleased to announce its unaudited operation summary for the three months ended March 31st. The total GMV of the Cogobuy’s operations was RMB2,491.0 million, representing an increase of 62.9%… Read More

Shanghai Listed Real Estate Developer Changes Company Name to Include P2P. Boosts Investor Interest. Exchange Halts Trading

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Just another sign that internet finance is hot, and probably too hot, in the largest peer to peer lending market in the world. According to a report, Shanghai Doulon Industry announced it would be changing its business name to P2P Financial Information Service.  An announcement… Read More

HAX Unveils 15 New Hardware Startups: Disrupting IoT, Health and Wellness Industries


Technological Innovation in Health Tech, Robotics and Smart Sensors Take Stage at HAX’s Accelerator Demo Days 15 hardware startups culminated an intensive 111-day accelerator program by revealing their products at HAX’s sixth annual Demo Day (formerly known as HAXLR8R). Each company  spent three months in Shenzhen, China,… Read More

China Banking Regulatory Commission Said to Ban High Risk P2P Products


With final regulations expected this coming June, details continue to trickle out regarding the approach the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) will take in cracking down in a rather chaotic peer to peer lending industry in China. China is presently the largest peer to peer… Read More

CreditEase CEO: Thoughts on Internet Finance

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Ning Tang, CEO and founder of CreditEase – the first peer to peer lending platform in China, recently shared “ten thoughts” about the evolution of P2P lending and online finance. CreditEase was founded in 2006 prior to P2P lending becoming a popular term, the CreditEase… Read More

AutoChina’s P2P Lending Platform K-Lend Has Originated 500 Million Yuan

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AutoChina International just reported 4th quarter 2014 financial resorts. AutoChina is a “leading provider of innovative financing solutions for China’s transportation industry”. The spread between quarter close and results may be slow for the US, but is typical for China. AutoChina (OTCBB: AUTCF) announced decent… Read More

Dodgy Peer to Peer Lending Platforms Proliferate in China as New Regulations Near

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The number of complaints regarding peer to peer lending fraud in China continues to escalate, according to a report published by government officials. According to Tech QQ (part of Tencent), the Ministry of Public Security states that 8,700 cases of illegal fundraising were reported in… Read More

FOR SALE: OUYA Is Officially On the Market


Last September, Crowdfund Insider revealed that OUYA was rumored to be making its way to the sale block. The Android gaming startup rocketed to fame and potential fortune back in 2012 during a 29-day Kickstarter campaign, which it raised $8,596,474 from over 29,000 backers.  Unfortunately, the device consistently… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Scanadu Secures $35M in Series B Financing Round

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Scanadu, a health tech startup that is known for creating the “The Worlds First Medical Tricorder,”announced this week that it has raised $35 million during a series B financing round. According to TechCrunch, the round was led by Chinese investment firms Fosun International and Tencent Holdings Limited,… Read More

CreditEase CEO Ning Tang Introduces Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury (Video)

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  Former Secretary of Treasury Larry Summers delivered a solid and well received speech at LendIt last week where he criticized the failures of traditional finance while lauding the innovations of internet finance – one that will remove banking from the shadows of the past… Read More

P2P Lender Lufax Valued at $10 Billion as Ping An’s Stake Declines

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Peer to peer lender Lufax raised equity late last month. Crowdfund Insider reported the China based direct lender raised approximately $483 million or 3 billion yuan. Now a report in WSJ.com places a valuation of the P2P lender at nearly $10 billion making it one… Read More

Lending Platform China Rapid Finance Reaches New Milestone With 800,000 Loans To Chinese Borrowers


China Rapid Finance, a Chinese marketplace that specializes in lending and credit decisioning, announced that it has reached a new milestone – in the first two months since it launched the service, the company has provided more than 800,000 loans to Chinese borrowers over its… Read More

Chinese P2P Platform Yirendai Said to Plan $300 Million IPO

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Beijing-based peer-to-peer lender Yirendai.com plans to raise about $300 million in a U.S. initial public offering, notes a recent BloombergBusiness story, citing people with knowledge of the matter. If the IPO takes place, Yirendai could become the first Chinese online-loan platform to list overseas, following the likes of offerings by U.S…. Read More