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Chinese Fintech Ant Group’s Business Restructuring May Impact its Revenue and Profit Growth, Could Force Firm to Raise More Capital

After facing increasing pressure from Chinese authorities, billionaire Jack Ma’s Fintech firm Ant Group is now focused on restructuring its business operations in order to serve as a financial holding company. The Ant Group has also been focused on positioning itself as an Internet-tech firm… Read More

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Ban US Transactions with Chinese Fintech Apps like Alipay, Tencent’s Digital Wallets

US President Donald Trump has signed an order that aims to place a ban on US transactions with eight major Chinese apps – which reportedly includes Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings’ online wallets. Notably, this order has arrived just days before the Trump administration… Read More

China’s Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission Orders All Local Firms to Investigate their Fintech Businesses

China’s banking and insurance regulator stated on December 31, 2020 (Thursday) that all Internet-based platforms in the country should investigate their Fintech-related businesses to ensure that they’re following regulatory guidelines and must also address any shortcomings. China‘s financial regulators have held discussions with Alibaba’s (NYSE:BABA)… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2021

Fintech enthusiasts welcome back to my 5th annual “Top Ten” Fintech prediction series. This year I’ve met a lot of powerful movers and shakers in the Fintech space. My take away from these meetings and interactions is how little do I know about this ever-expanding… Read More

Chinese Regulators Order Billionaire Jack Ma’s Fintech Ant Group to Return to its Payments Services Business, Place New Restrictions

Chinese regulatory authorities have ordered billionaire Jack Ma’s Fintech firm Ant Group Co. to return to offering payments services, instead of attempting to expand its operations into consumer loans or wealth management. China’s reserve bank officials recently held discussions with Ant Group’s management and instructed… Read More

Alibaba Under Investigation. Will Ant Group Ever IPO?

Chinese regulators are said to be investigating whether Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) has been engaging in non-competitive practices. Simultaneously, Ant Group – a top Fintech, is receiving additional scrutiny. Ant Group is the parent company of Alipay, China’s largest mobile payment platform. Additionally, it has been widely… Read More

Chinese Regulators to Introduce “Special” and “Innovative” Regulatory Guidelines for Fintech Giants like Ant Group, Tencent Holdings

China is reportedly planning to introduce “special” and “innovative” regulatory guidelines for  Fintech giants like billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co., which is a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA). Regulators in China aim to create new policies so they can eliminate monopolistic practices… Read More

Chinese Fintechs Must Realize that their Products can Subject Consumers to Financial Risk, Analyst Says following Sector-Wide Crackdown

Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s plans to establish Fintech companies like Ant Group and launch IPOs in China were recently put on hold when the country’s regulators decided to make updates to regulatory requirements. As reported recently, Daniel Zhang, Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), noted… Read More

Daniel Zhang, Chairman of Alibaba Group, Says China’s Move to Create New Fintech Regulations Is “Timely and Necessary”

The management at Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) has stated that they are planning to comply with China’s updated Fintech regulations after the nation’s changing regulatory environment led to Ant Group‘s initial public offering (IPO) getting suspended. Daniel Zhang, Chairman of Alibaba Group, noted during a… Read More

Translated: Shanghai Stock Exchange Statement Suspending Ant Group’s IPO

In a crushing move by the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Ant Group’s highly anticipated listing on the exchange was suspended, hitting pause on what was poised to be the largest public offering of a Fintech ever. Ant Group was planning to simultaneously list on both the… Read More

Pushing Pause: Ant Group Listing on Shanghai Exchange Postponed

Following a meeting with Chinese regulators, Ant Group’s listing on the Shanghai exchange has been postponed. Poised to become the largest ever Fintech IPO at $34 billion, the hurdle is a disappointing twist for founder Jack Ma – one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the… Read More

Alibaba Group’s Fintech Firm, Ant Group, Gets Approval from Chinese Authorities for Registration of its Shanghai Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Ant Group, which was previously known as Ant Financial, the world’s most valuable Fintech firm and a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), has reportedly received approval from China’s top securities regulator for the registration of its Shanghai offering. As reported by Reuters, the… Read More

Alibaba Group’s Fintech Firm, Ant Group, Gets Approval from Chinese Authorities for the Hong Kong part of its Upcoming IPO

Ant Group, which was previously known as Ant Financial, the world’s most valuable Fintech firm and subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), has reportedly received approval from Chinese regulatory authorities for the Hong Kong leg of its planned initial public offering (IPO). The Ant… Read More

Alibaba Cloud Computing Now Ranked Third-Largest Infrastucture as a Service Provider, Right Behind Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s (NYSE:BABA) cloud services business may now be on track to generate profits as it continues to receive support from China’s evolving digital economy. Last year, Alibaba Cloud had been ranked as the third-largest infrastructure-as-a-service provider, which is right behind Amazon… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Cloud Computing PaaS Startup BoCloud Completes Series D Round of financing On September 17th, cloud computing PaaS [platform as a service] and multi-cloud management startup BoCloud announced the completion of its series D round of financing. The investment was provided by Guoxin Venture Capital, Xinhuan… Read More

Temasek Holdings and Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Fund Reportedly Considering Investments in Ant Group’s Planned IPO

Temasek Holdings, a major Singapore state investor, is reportedly looking into making a potential investment in the planned initial public offering (IPO) of Chinese Fintech giant Ant Group, which might be the world’s largest iPO. GIC Pte Ltd, which is Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund (one… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Cybersecurity Insurance Provider Yuanbao Tech Completes A Round of Financing led by GL Ventures On August 28th, cybersecurity insurance service provider Yuanbao Tech announced that it had completed a ¥ 10-million-level A round of financing. The investment was led by GL Ventures, with participation from… Read More

UK Fintech Paysend Teams Up with Alipay to Streamline Cross-Border Money Transfers and Promote Financial Inclusion

UK-based Fintech firm Paysend, which focuses on global payments, has revealed that it will be working with Alipay to offer new cross-border money transfer options that aim to bring more seamless and inclusive financial services to consumers throughout the world. Paysend claims that its agreement… Read More

Fintech Giant Ant Group’s Profits Increased 560% Year-Over-Year to an Estimated $1.3 Billion, Dual IPO Listings Forthcoming

Chinese Fintech Unicorn Ant Group, which is part-owned (33%) by digital commerce giant Alibaba, is currently planning dual IPO listings in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Established by billionaire Jack Ma’s Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), Ant Group, which includes AliPay, earned 9.2 billion CNY (appr. $1.3 billion) in… Read More

Massive Fintech Ant Financial Planning Hong Kong IPO, Valuation Expected to Top $200 Billion

  Ant Financial, part of the mega-tech group Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), is planning an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong that will value the firm at a massive $200+ billion valuation, according to a report. Earlier this year, the company changed its legal name in… Read More

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