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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The People’s Bank of China Releases Financial Stability Report with Special Focus on Online Lending The People’s Bank of China (PBC) released the 2019 China Financial Stability Report lately, which gives a comprehensive review of the soundness of China’s financial system since 2018. While incremental… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The People’s Bank of China Releases China’s Green Finance Development Report (2018) In order to introduce China’s achievements and experience in green finance, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) has worked with relevant authorities and organizations to compile the annual China’s Green Finance Development Report… 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

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Alipay and WeChat Pay Open to International Visitors Previously, international tourists visiting China cannot enjoy the convenience of local mobile payment (Alipay & WeChat Pay) services if he/she did not have a Chinese mobile number and bank account. This changed this week. On November 7th,… Read More

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The 2019 Global Fintech Venture Competition Launched in Beijing On October 12th, the “2019 Global Fintech Venture Competition” (hereinafter referred to as “the Venture Competition”) was officially launched at the WDK Fintech Exchange Center in Beijing. The Venture Competition is a high-level fintech competition initiated… Read More

India’s Largest Mobile Payments Group Paytm to Raise $2 Billion from Ant Financial, Softbank to Expand Operations

Paytm, India’s largest mobile payments company, is planning to raise $2 billion from investors including Alibaba’s Ant Financial and Softbank in order to compete with other giant retailers such as Amazon and Walmart, according to sources familiar with the matter As reported by the Financial… Read More

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Partners With Bayer Crop Science to Develop Blockchain-based Agricultural Monitoring Product

Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate company of the Chinese Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), is teaming up with Bayer Crop Science to create a blockchain-enabled platform for monitoring agricultural product. Ant Financial and Bayer Crop signed a letter of intent to leverage blockchain technology to develop… Read More

Adyen Announces New Partnership With Alipay

Payments platform Adyen announced on Wednesday it has formed collaboration with Alipay, a payment and lifestyle platform to support payment methods for the AliExpress, Taobao, Tmall, and Alibaba.com brands globally. Adyen reported that the partnership with Alipay allows it to support Alibaba, operator of the… Read More

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People’s Bank of China Publishes Trial Regulatory Measures on Financial Holding Companies On July 26th, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) published the Trial Measures on Supervision and Regulation of Financial Holding Companies (Exposure Draft) (hereinafter referred to as the Measures) and sought for feedback… Read More

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Min Zhu: Libra is not Alipay. Its core concept is currency. On July 1st, the 13th Annual Meeting of the New Champions (also known as the Summer Davos Forum) in Dalian, China. Min Zhu, Chair of Tsinghua National Institute of Finance Research and former vice… Read More

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Beijing: unpaid parking fees may be included in your personal credit report Since January 2019, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport has introduced digital payments for all curb parking areas in Dongcheng District, Xicheng District and Tongzhou District, and is planning to extend it to… Read More

After Raising $10 Million, QEDIT Partners with Ant Financial, VMWare and RGAX on Enterprise Privacy Blockchain

QEDIT, a provider of zero knowledge proof blockchain, has announced a new partnership with Ant Financial, VMWare and RGAX – a subsidiary of the Reinsurance Group of America. The announcement follows a significant $10 funding round led by MizMaa Ventures with participation from Ant Financial,… Read More

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PBC Holds 2019 National Currency, Gold and Silver Work Conference On February 21, 2019, the 2019 National Currency, Gold and Silver Work Conference of the People’s Bank of China (PBC) was held in Xiamen, Fujian. The conference comprehensively summarized the achievements of the currency, gold… Read More

Ant Financial Acquires UK Payments Platform WorldFirst to Further Advance Global Expansion

Ant Financial Services Group (Ant Financial), a China-based tech company and the operator of Alipay, has reportedly acquired UK payments firm, WorldFirst, to further advance its global expansion efforts. This news comes less than a couple of months after Ant Financial began acquisition talks. It was… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Xiongan: the New Fintech Hub According to a guideline jointly issued by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, Xiongan New Area is set to become a new center for China’s financial innovation. The guidelines said that Xiongan will “take the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Another Fintech Incubation Center Officially Begins Operation in Guangdong Province On December 20th, the Fintech incubation center (hereinafter referred to as “incubation center”) of Guangdong Financial High-tech Zone was officially put into operation, which will provide office space, policy guidance, project financing supports for Fintech… Read More

Ant Financial Reportedly in Talks to Acquire UK Payments Firm WorldFirst For $700 Million

Ant Financial Services Group (Ant Financial), a China-based tech company and the operator of Alipay, is reportedly in talks to acquire UK payments firm, WorldFirst, for $700 million. According to Sky News, Ant Financial has been in talks to purchase WorldFirst for the past several months. … Read More

Alipay Announces New Partnership With the Union of European Football Associations

Digital payment platform Alipay announced on Friday it has formed a new eight-year global partnership for all Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) national team football competitions from 2018 to 2026. Alipay reported that it has become the official global payments partner for the UEFA and will be at all… Read More

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Online Brokerage Futu Securities Reported to File with U.S. Regulators for IPO Bloomberg quoted people familiar with the matter that Chinese online brokerage Futu Securities had secretly submitted an IPO application in the US, and the fundraising scale could reach at least $300 million. Futu… Read More

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Xiaomi Eyes Consumer Financing and B2B Lending in India Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi plans to enter the consumer finance and business-to-business (B2B) loan market in India. Xiaomi has followed the Indian company law and established a non-bank financial institution “Xiaomi Financial Services India” to apply… Read More

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