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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Ant Financial and Bank of China Collaborate on Blockchain-based House Leasing Project in Xiong’an New Area On April 20th, Ant’s Xiong’an Digital Technology Co., Ltd. and the Xiong’an branch of Bank of China, signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Xiong’an New Area. In the future,… Read More

Chinese Consumer Finance Platform LexinFintech Plans to Invest ¥1 Billion in PartnerCooperations Over The Next Three Years

China-based consumer finance platform LexinFintech announced on Thursday it is planning to invest a total of ¥1 billion in partner cooperations over the next three years in order to better save its customers and expand its credit services. According to LexinFintech, Jay Wenjie Xiao, the company’s… Read More

Alibaba Music Chairman Gao Xiaosong Defends Cryptocurrencies on Talk Show

According to 8btc, Gao Xiaosong, host of the #1 talk show in China and Chairman of Alibaba Music, defended cryptocurrencies in an episode of “Morning Call” aired last Friday. “I cannot figure out why so many people are mean to virtual currency. (After all) currencies… Read More

Chinese AI Company SenseTime Secures $600 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Alibaba Group

SenseTime, a Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced on Monday it raised $600 million during its Series C round of funding, which was led by the Alibaba Group with participation from  Temasek and Suning. This round of funding comes less than a year after the company raised $410 million through its… Read More

Xiaomi Launches Crowdfunding Platform in India

Chinese smartphone developer Xiaomi announced plans to launch a new crowdfunding platform in India called Mi Crowdfunding. India is reportedly the second country Xiaomi has introduced crowdfunding to test new products. Through the new funding portal, Xiaomi can fund and sell the products launched. Xiaomi… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Cross-Border Payment Company iPayLinks Wins Hundreds of Million-Yuan B1 Round of Financing led by Tencent On March 28th, cross-border payment company iPayLinks announced that it had completed, at the beginning of this year, a hundreds of million-yuan B1 round of financing led by Tencent and… Read More

Dianrong & Sino Guarantee Announces Lenders Protection Plan Launch

Dianrong and China United SME Guarantee Corporation, known as Sino Guarantee announced the launch of a new lenders protection plan for Dianrong customers. According to the duo, this new protection plan went into effect at the beginning of 2018 and is designed to provide third-party… Read More

One Infinite Loop: Apple App Store Said to be Blocking Chinese Peer to Peer Lenders from Updating Apps Due to Regulatory Disconnect

We have received some information from an insider regarding Chinese peer to peer lending platforms being unable to update their Apps in the Apple App store due to a regulatory disconnect. From what we have been told, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is enforcing a rule that requires… Read More

Report: China to Have Dynamic Approach to Fintech Innovation

A recent report in ECNS indicates China wants to have a “dynamic approach” regarding Fintech or internet finance. The report was referencing a press conference following the 13th National People’s Congress that was held earlier this month that involved the Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People’s… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China is Setting Up a National Online Contract Filing Platform On March 21st, the National Committee of experts on Internet Financial Security Technology (hereinafter referred to as the “Special Committee”) announced that it has jointly set up the national online contract filing platform with SIC… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China to Combine CBRC and CIRC According to a State Council reform plan that was presented for deliberation during the National People’s Congress on March 13, China will abolish China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) & the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC). Instead, it will establish… Read More

InvestHK: Hong Kong Fintech Week will Expand from Hong Kong Into Shenzen

The 2018 Hong Kong Fintech Week, hosted by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), will put a new spin on their annual, week long event. According to InvestHK, the 3rd annual Hong Kong Fintech Week, which runs from 29 October to 2 November 2018, will become a… Read More

Chinese Fintech Yirendai Unveils Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2017 Financial Results

Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) (“Yirendai” or the “Company”), a leading fintech company in China, announced on Thursday the release of its unaudited financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017. The company reported that in the fourth quarter of 2017, it facilitated RMB 13,438.5 million (US$2,065.5 million)… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

  Fintech Remarks and Proposals from 2018 Two Legislative Sessions March 3rd saw the opening of “2018 NPC & CPPCC: annual legislative and political advisory sessions” in China. Here are some fintech related remarks and proposals that we summarized from this year’s sessions. (Source: 01Caijing)… Read More

Wemerge Announces New Blockchain Incubator

Wemerge Ventures Ltd, a Blockchain project that brings together entrepreneurs, angel investors, blockchain experts and top management with MNC experience from the US, China, India, Lithuania, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, has launched a community blockchain incubator. During an event in Malaysia, the group announced their… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Issues its First Personal Credit Rating License On February 22, the People’s Bank of China published an announcement about setting up personal credit rating agencies. According to the document, Baihang Credit Rating Co., Ltd., was granted the first personal credit rating license in China,… Read More

Chinese Fintech Wecash Raises $160 Million During Series D Funding Round Led By ORIX Asia Capital & SEA Group

Wecash, a China-based fintech and big data tech company, announced on Friday it secured $160 million during its latest Series D funding round, which was led by ORIX Asia Capital and SEA Group, with participation from SIG, Sagamore, Forebright, Lingfeng Capital and Hongdao Capital.  Founded… Read More

Bankorus Partners with New Blockchain Accelerator AI Catapult, Part of JD.com

Bankorus (formerly MiCai), a provider of Robo-advisor solutions to wealth management companies and individuals with a combined AUM of $30 billion, is partnering with AI Catapult, the new Blockchain and AI accelerator created by JD.com. JD.com is one of the largest digital commerce platforms in… Read More

Chinese Fintech Jianpu Appoints Xiaoyan Zhang As New Independent Director

Jianpu, a unit of Chinese fintech company Rong360 Inc, announced on Monday it has appointed Xiaoyan Zhang As its new Independent Director. According to the company,  Zhang is currently Assistant Dean and Xinyuan chair professor of finance at the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University with a research… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

WeChat Bans 1,000+ “Cash Loans” Mini Programs On February 6, WeChat released an official announcement about its ongoing move to clear up illegal mini programs (or mini apps) on its platform. According to the announcement, WeChat has permanently banned over 1000 “cash loans” mini programs… Read More