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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

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

2020 CB Insights China Fintech 50 List Released On June 29th, CB Insights China announced the first CB Insights China Fintech List (the List) at the “Future of Fintech China” summit in Shanghai. Fintech companies were evaluated based on a unique DPTC system, namely Depth,… Read More

Overseas Expansion Is Logical Step for Alipay as China’s Fintech Sector Continues to Expand Presence in Asia, McKinsey & Co Partner Says

The rise of Chinese Fintech firms as major industry participants across Asia is playing a vital role in transforming the region’s financial services ecosystem. Joe Ngai, partner at consultants McKinsey & Co, confirmed: “Chinese Fintech companies have been expanding overseas.”  In 2016, Ant Financial, the… Read More

Alibaba Adds Freight Service, Includes Trade Financing Solution as Part of the Package

Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), one of the largest tech firms in the world, has announced a new shipping service that includes a trade financing option. The financing is provided in partnership with MTS a Fintech that offers “credit as a service.” Alibaba Freight seeks to engage with… Read More

Fintech Firm Ant Financial Partners Myanmar’s Wave Money to Promote Financial Inclusion for the Underbanked

Ant Financial, the Fintech division of Chinese multinational e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), has teamed up with Digital Money Myanmar (Wave Money), in order to promote financial inclusion and help the country’s unbanked and underbanked population. Ant Financial will offer its expertise in mobile and… Read More

Blockchain Adoption: Nearly All of China’s Largest Financial Institutions are Using Distributed Ledger Technology

Over 70 Chinese financial services companies, including all state-managed banking institutions and the nation’s largest technology firms, are currently using some type of blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled financial applications. This, according to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), a multinational Chinese… Read More

HSBC Partners with Chinese Logistics Firm Cainiao to Offer Faster Trade Finance Loans via Alibaba’s Tmall Platform

HSBC, a British multinational bank and financial services holding company with over $2.5 trillion in total assets, has teamed up with Cainiao, a China-based logistics company, in order to provide faster trade finance loans to merchants via Alibaba’s Tmall platform in Hong Kong. HSBC will… Read More

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Alibaba’s DingTalk Builds International Medical Expert Communication Platform to Help Combat the Outbreak of COVID-19 On March 19th, Alibaba’s DingTalk launched the International Medical Expert Communication Platform. It provides a means of free communication, hosted on Alibaba Cloud, for medical workers all around the world… Read More

80% of Chinese Banks to Integrate Fintech Solutions from Cloud Market: Report

Approximately 80% of all Chinese banks will acquire and integrate Fintech solutions from the cloud market, according to International Data Corporation (IDC), a leading multinational market intelligence company.  China’s Fintech sector is known for quickly adopting a broad range of information technologies including cloud computing,… Read More

Indonesia E-Commerce Marketplace Tokopedia Set to Finalize $1.5 Billion Round from Softbank, Alibaba, Temasek

Tokopedia, an Indonesia-based e-commerce marketplace, is reportedly in the final stages of closing an investment round valued at around $1.5 billion from Japan’s Softbank, China’s Alibaba Group and Singapore-based Temasek. The Tokopedia marketplace, which is notably the largest of its kind in Indonesia, is now… Read More

Chinese Fintech Ant Financial Is Working with Several Banks to Revive its IPO Plans: Report

Ant Financial is reportedly working with several banking institutions in order to revive its plans for conducting an initial public offering (IPO). The Fintech company’s decision to go public has come more than a year after China’s leading mobile payments firm postponed the process after… Read More

Asian Fintech Firm Ant Financial Ranked China’s Fifth Most Valuable Private Company

Asian Fintech firm Ant Financial, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), has reportedly been ranked China’s fifth most valuable privately-held company. According to an inaugural rankings report released by Hurun, which is primarily known for publishing China’s list of wealth individuals, Ant Financial is… Read More

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46 Innovative Financial Services & Products From 77 Entities Accepted into Beijing Fintech Sandbox On December 7th, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Work held a Fintech seminar in Beijing. Zhicheng Zeng, an official from the People’s Bank of China, revealed in a speech that 46… Read More

Alipay is the Largest Mobile Payment Platform in the World and they Just Killed it on Singles Day

Alipay, part of Ant Financial / Alibaba, just had a gangbusters day as all of the transactions for Singles Day were processed through the payment platform. More than five years ago, Alipay topped PayPal to become the world leader in mobile payments – something that… Read More

Free Bitcoin: Lolli Partners with Alibaba on Singles Day to Provide Bitcoin Back on Purchases

Alibaba’s annual Singles Day has turned into a huge event in China. Headlines today indicate that singles day has delivered a record-setting amount of transactions as sales top a whopping $38 billion. According to Alibaba, $1 billion was settled via Alibaba’s Fintech platform Alipay within… Read More

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