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Alipay+ Updates Cashier Product to Offer Merchants Integrated, Cost-Efficient Experience

Ant Group recently announced the launch of Alipay+ Unified Payment. This product upgrade “provides a unified, scalable technical solution to help online and brick-and-mortar merchants collect money through all digital payment methods supported by Alipay+ in a more convenient and effective way.” Alipay+ offers “a… Read More

Alipay+ Teams Up with ComfortDelGro to Enable Mobile Payments Acceptance from Malaysia, South Korea

ComfortDelGro Taxi and Alipay+ recently announced a partnership that enables mobile payments from Malaysia and South Korea, “namely the Touch ‘n Go eWallet and Kakao Pay, to be accepted as cashless payment options in all its Comfort and CityCab taxis.” Users of these mobile wallets… Read More

Virtual Banking: ANEXT Bank Soft Launches, as Singapore’s Digital “Wholesale” Bank

ANEXT Bank, a digital wholesale bank incorporated in Singapore and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ant Group, has announced its soft launch. The soft launch follows its receipt of MAS’ approval “to commence business on 2 June 2022.” The Singapore-based digital bank will focus on “providing… Read More

AntChain Introduces Video Copy Detection Solution to Protect Creators from Copyright Infringement

AntChain, the “flagship” tech brand of Ant Group, recently launched a new video copy detection solution “to help make copyright protection technologies more efficient and accessible to content creators.” With the recently developed algorithms, AntChain’s new solution can “precisely identify and localize infringements in video… Read More

Ant Group Partners with Payments Platform 2C2P, Will Become Majority Shareholder

Ant Group, an offshoot of Alibaba and the owner of the largest payment platform in China – Alipay, has partnered with 2C2P – a global payments platform. Simultaneously it was announced that Ant Group will become the majority shareholder of 2C2P upon completion of the… Read More

People’s Bank of China Now Supporting “Controllable” Risks in Fintech Innovation in Alibaba Group’s Zhejiang-based Offices

Financial regulators in China, including the nation’s reserve bank, and the Zhejiang provincial government are reportedly supporting “controllable risks” in the country’s digital commerce hub in order to promote Fintech innovation. This, according to a government update reviewed by the SCMP. The People’s Bank of… Read More

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HKEX Welcomes the First SPAC On January 17th, Aquila Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), submitted a listing application to HKEX. The sponsors of the company are CMB International Capital Corporation Limited (“CMBI”) and AAC Mgmt Holding Ltd. According to the preliminary prospectus,… Read More

Ant Group backed Personal Credit-Scoring Joint Venture Application Accepted by People’s Bank of China

China’s reserve bank confirmed on Friday (November 26, 2021) that it had accepted the application to launch a personal credit-scoring joint venture that is reportedly being backed by Alibaba‘s (NYSE: BABA) Fintech division Ant Group and various other companies. Qiantang Credit Rating Co Ltd will… Read More

Whale Cloud, Ant Group Team Up with Toka Fintech to Enable Greater Financial Inclusion for Consumers in Mexico

Whale Cloud, a tech firm offering software solutions and services for telecommunications and several other industries has formed a partnership with Toka Fintech, a Mexican financial group, in order to assist with creating its own virtual payment app with Alipay+ Digital Wallet Solution, providing consumers… Read More

Ascend Money Secures $150M at $1.5B Valuation, Making it Thailand’s First Fintech Unicorn

Ascend Money has reached a $1.5 billion valuation after finalizing a $150 million round, making it the very first Fintech Unicorn in Thailand. The proceeds will be channeled towards growing the firm’s client base (which includes its digital wallet app, TrueMoney Wallet) and to further… Read More

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CBIRC is Studying and Developing ESG Investment Guidance for Insurance Funds It is reported that China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) is accelerating research and development of ESG investment guidance for insurance funds. The guidance shall clarify relevant principles for product design, investment process,… Read More

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Data Security Law Comes Into Effect  On September 1st, the Data Security Law came into effect. Together with Cyber Security Law and Personal Information Protection Law, the three regulations shall lay the foundation for information security in China. The 29th session of the Standing Committee… Read More

BBVA and Alibaba Affiliate Ant Group to Work on Integration of Financial Services via DLT based Trusple

BBVA and Ant Group (Alibaba affiliate) have entered an agreement to work on the integration of financial services in their platform, Trusple. Based on blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT), this network aims “to accelerate the digital transformation and facilitate the financing of international trade… Read More

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Police in Changsha Receive Salaries in the Form of Digital RMB At present, digital RMB pilots have been conducted in various applications across China. On May 8th, employers at the Kaifu branch of Changsha Municipal Public Security Bureau received their salaries in the form of… Read More

CBDCs: Chinese Banks Introduce Central Bank Digital Currency Hardware Prototypes for Multiple Applications

Chinese banking institutions have introduced central bank digital currency (CBDC) hardware prototypes for several different use cases. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have introduced prototype hardware devices that aim to offer support… Read More

Fintech Ant Group Affiliate MYbank Is Planning to Expand Operations in China to Serve More Rural SMEs

China-based MYbank, an online private commercial bank and an affiliate of the Ant Group with a special focus on working with rural areas and SMEs, has revealed that it will be doubling the number of rural counties it serves in the coming years. MYbank and… Read More

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Fintech Companies Will Face Listing Restrictions on the SSE STAR Market  On April 16th, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) published the revised edition of “STAR Market Property Evaluation Guidelines”. According to the amendments, Fintech companies will be classified as “restricted” category when it applies… Read More

Chinese Fintech Ant Group Is Reportedly Considering Ways for Jack Ma to Make a Complete Exit from the Firm

China’s Ant Group is looking into potential ways for billionaire Jack Ma to make an exit as Beijing continues to increase its pressure and scrutiny of Fintech businesses in the country, according to a report from Reuters which cited sources familiar with the matter. According… Read More

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Huabei Announces Agriculture Promotion Plans On March 29th, Huabei, the consumer credit platform of Ant Group announced the launch of a series of agriculture promotion plans. For example, Huabei will offer consumption subsidies and platform traffic to help the farms sell more products. Besides, Huabei… Read More

Ant Group, the Fintech Division of Digital Commerce Giant Alibaba, Aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2030

Ant Group, the Fintech division of digital commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA), has made a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030. Ant Group’s management stated that to achieve the carbon neutral target within the coming decade will involve establishing a carbon… Read More

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