Global Payments Fintech Airwallex Secures China Online Payment License

Global payments and financial platform Airwallex has secured a payment business license in China, following the successful acquisition of “a 100% stake in Guangzhou Shang Wu Tong Network Technology Co., Ltd., an information and online payment services company. Shang Wu Tong Network Technology has a license for online payment services.”

The acquisition “received approval and endorsement from all relevant China regulatory authorities.”

Kai Wu, Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager of APAC at Airwallex, said:

“We are excited to achieve this milestone, and to have completed the acquisition. Looking ahead, we can now significantly enhance our capabilities to empower entrepreneurs and modern businesses to leverage technology and grow without borders.”

This latest approval “adds to Airwallex’s existing licenses across major markets around the world, including Australia, the European single market, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.”

With this license, Airwallex is now “a third-party payment provider in China and has greater access into the local market.”

Kai adds:

“To better address the pain points encountered in cross-border transactions between China and the rest of the world, our team will work towards integrating our platform. This means we can support even more secure, straight through, effective, efficient and affordable solutions, introducing products and services in China for businesses of all sizes in their global expansion plan.”

As covered, Airwallex is “a global payments and financial platform for modern businesses, covering more than 150 countries, and making US$50 billion in annualized transactions.”

Its global financial infrastructure and platform “helps businesses manage payments, treasury, as well as card and expenses, and provides an embedded finance offering for global, digitally native businesses.”

As noted in the update, Airwallex aims to “remove the unnecessary friction and cost inherent in the traditional financial system to help entrepreneurs achieve their global ambitions.”

Leading companies around the world reportedly “trust Airwallex to manage everything from payments, treasury, and spend to embedded finance – all in one single platform.”

Their purpose is “to connect entrepreneurs, business builders, makers and creators with opportunities in every corner of the world.”

With an international footprint across the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, they empower businesses “to grow without borders.”

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