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Online Marketplace Lenders Banned from Lending to College Students in China On September 6th, Zhao Jianjun, deputy director of the Department of Finance at Ministry of Education, announced at a press conference that online marketplace lenders are banned from lending to college students in China…. Read More

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Regulators in China are Said to Plan a Blanket Ban on Initial Coin Offerings In response of the ICO craze, regulators in China including PBC, CSRC and NIFA have held several internal meetings to discuss the best approach to regulate this emerging token creation events…. Read More

Apple is Now Partnering with WeChat Pay in China

In a local announcement, Apple added WeChat Pay, part of Tencent, for payments in its App store and online music. WeChat is a social network similar to Twitter that has evolved into providing additional services. Apple already accepts Alipay, part of Alibaba, for payments on… Read More

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China Issues Guideline on Artificial Intelligence Development Last week, China’s State Council has issued a guideline on artificial intelligence (AI) development, setting a goal of becoming a global innovation center in this field by 2030. The total output value of artificial intelligence industries is expected… Read More

Malaysian Bank CIMB Announces Partnership With Alipay for Mobile Wallet & Financial Services

Malaysia’s second-biggest bank, CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, announced this week its new equity joint venture partnership with Ant Financial Service Group’s Alipay to provide mobile wallet and related financial services.  According to Reuters, CIMB unit, Touch ’n Go Sdn Bhd, will be the majority shareholder… Read More

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CBRC Partners with 19 Banks to Establish Fintech Cloud Stack. By 2020, 60% of systems in China’s banking industry will be deployed in the cloud, most with the approval of the China Banking Regulatory Commission. According to the report, China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has… Read More

Stripe Launches in Hong Kong & Announces Partnership With WeChat & Alipay

On Monday, Stripe announced it is officially launching its services in Hong Kong. The payments startup revealed that local companies can now access the full Stripe features such as Stripe Radar, Connect with Custom accounts, and 3D Secure support. “While in preview, we’ve been able to work with many of the fastest-growing… Read More

dLocal Adds WeChat Pay, AliPay & Union Pay To Portfolio of Emerging Market Payments

dLocal, a fintech company specializing in cross-border payments for emerging markets, announced on Monday it has integrated WeChat Pay, AliPay, and UnionPay to its payment platform. According to dLocal, the three providers have collectively captured over 70 percent of the Chinese market, which notably translated into 2.9… Read More

3 Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

This article highlights three takeaways for Fintech firms from Mary Meeker’s 355-page-long report: 1) The Internet’s center of gravity shifts to Asia; 2) The biggest get bigger; 3) Fintechs must use gamification to improve customer engagement. Since 2001, Mary Meeker, a Partner at venture capital… Read More

The Inescapable Fintech Revolution

Big consultancies, such as PwC, Cap Gemini, KPMG, Deloitte and Accenture, research and analyze fintech developments to support the digital transformation of their banking customers. They promote this work through well-crafted free reports and white papers. The latest of such reports was published by Julian… Read More

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Chinese Tech Giant Baidu to Quit Crowdfunding Market Search engine giant Baidu Inc. is to quit crowdfunding market and pay more attention on artificial intelligence”]. Users will not see the “Baidu Crowdfunding” channel when they log in their Baidu Finance account, but will still be… Read More

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Bank of China and China Construction Bank to Offer Student Loans to University Students Since China Banking Regulatory Commission released regulations on P2P online lending market last month, the student loan market has stagnated. On May 17, Bank of China and China Construction Bank announced… Read More

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There May Come the JD Bank JD.com Inc., China’s second-biggest e-commerce player, announced its financial arm was about to launch its own direct bank. After acquiring the banking license, this internet giant announced to cooperate with a domestic traditional bank to open a direct bank,… Read More

Huge: Alipay & WeChat Payments Have Risen from $81 Billion in 2012 to $2.9 Trillion in 2016

The UN sponsored Better than Cash Alliance is out with an interesting report on Fintech and payments in China. The Alliance partners with governments, companies, and international organizations that are the key drivers behind the transition to make digital payments widely available around the globe…. Read More

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China Development Forum 2017 Talked About Systematic Risk in Fintech Industry The annual session of China Development Forum 2017, organized by the China Development Research Foundation, was hosted by the Development Research Center of the State Council of China on March 18-20, 2017 at the… Read More

Ant Financial, Part of Alibaba, is Raising $3 Billion. Expect More Acquisitions.

Ant Financial, part of Alibaba’s growing internet conglomerate, just announced the acquisition of MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) – a Dallas-based money transfer service – for $880 million. Now Ant Financial is apparently raising $3 billion to help fuel its global expansion. First reported in the Information, Ant… Read More

MC Payments Gains Control of Genesis Payment Solutions

Singapore-based MC Payments has acquired a controlling stake in Genesis Payment Solutions.  Genesis is a company that is used by Alipay, part of Alibaba, to acquire merchant accounts on its behalf. Genisis helps retailers process payments from Chinese tourists using Alipay – the country’s leading… Read More

Video from Davos: The Global Fintech Revolution

The 2017 World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland last week, will soon become a distant memory as participants and observers jet back to their day jobs. But one of the interesting topics tackled as the seminal gathering was the emerging environment of financial innovation… Read More

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Ant Financial Joins UNEP Sustainable Finance Initiative Ant Financial has signed the “Declaration on Environment and Sustainable Development” and joined the United Nations Environment Programme Sustainable Finance Initiative as a full member of the organization. In fact, China Merchants Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank… Read More

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Suning.com Receives Authorization from CBRC to Set Up a New Private Bank On the 21st December, Suning.com, one of China’s leading e-commerce platforms, announced it had received authorization from the CBRC (China Banking Regulatory Commission) to set up a new private bank, named Suning Bank…. Read More