Tagged: china

China Credit FinTech Leads US$50M Series A in Singapore Life

Life insurance startup Singapore Life Pte Ltd announced it has raised over US$50 million in its Series A round of funding. The bulk of the investment came from a subsidiary of China Credit FinTech Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed company. UK-based investment firm… Read More

Now Available in China: Global Fintecher Payza Reveals New E-Wallet Options

Online payment platform Payza announced that its members in China can now utilize their Payza e-wallets using WeChat, UnionPay, and ePayLinks. Chinese Payza members may also now perform online transactions in Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CYR). The company has offered basic services in China since 2012, however, this is… Read More

GOKey: Details Revealed on Collapse of High Profile Indiegogo Hardware Campaign

This is a cautionary tale not just for backers of ostensible promising hardware presales campaigns but for hardware creators with little to no experience on manufacturing and shipping hardware from Asia. GOKey, a rewards based project posted on Indiegogo in 2014, raised over $1.2 million… Read More

Hong Kong Eyeing to Overtake Singapore as Asia’s Premier Fintech Hub

According to several reports, fintech in Asia reached record numbers in 2016. Singapore, in particular, has seen huge growth the last few years and has long proclaimed itself as the premier fintech hub in Asia. Some of the reasons why Singapore has been able to establish itself… Read More

BBD-FNB Partners with Crowdsurfer and Academy of Internet Finance on Global Crowdfunding Index

BBD-FNB Ltd., a China based big data provider has created a “Global Crowdfunding Index” in partnership with Crowdsurfer and the Academy of Internet Finance (AIF) at Zhejiang University and headquartered in Hangzhou. BBD (Business Big Data) is a founding member of AIF. The Index is said… 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

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Xiaomi Opens Xiaomi Lending to Android Users On April 11, Xiaomi Corp., China’s leading mobile phone maker, launched the mobile application Xiaomi Lending in Android market, signaling a strong ambition to expand in the country’s booming Internet Finance sector. When Xiaomi Lending was first launched… Read More

China and Switzerland Plan to Exchange Fintech Knowledge

Swiss Finance Minister Ueli Maurer has been touring China for the past week. On several stops along his trip, Maurer has given speeches and interviews detailing Switzerland’s hopes in strengthening financial ties with China and in sharing Fintech knowledge. Speaking with China Global Television Network, Maurer… Read More

Yirendai Announcement: Makes Incremental Progress in Facilitating Loan Products With Asset-Backed Security Structure

Chinese marketplace lending platform Yirendai (NYSE: YRD) announced on Thursday it has made incremental progress in facilitating consumer loan products with asset-backed security (ABS) structure. This news comes just a couple weeks after the online lender entered into an agreement of intent with the Beijing branch of… Read More

P2P Lender China Rapid Finance Sets Terms for US IPO

  China Rapid Finance, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lender based in Shanghai, China, announced that it has set the terms for its upcoming US IPO. The company plans to raise $105 million through the offering of 10 million shares priced between $9.50 to $11.50 a share. At… Read More

China is Cracking Down on Unscrupulous Financial Services

In a series of reports, ChinaNews is pointing to the increasing scrutiny of the Chinese government regarding financial fraud and over-all malpractice. In March there was the case of the “first and high profile” peer to peer lending fraud case where 41 people associated with Baiyin… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Wecash Nails Down Series C Funding with $ 80 million Big Data Company Wecash raised $ 80 million in series C funding led by China Merchants Capital, Fore Bright Capital and SIG. Two new investors – Dongfang Hongdao Asset Management and Lingfeng Capital joined the existing… Read More

LendIt China Event, Lang Di Fintech, Updates on PitchIt Competition

  LendIt, the global lending and Fintech conference, has announced the official launch of the Asian edition of their Fintech startup competition, PitchIt, in association with JadeValue, a Shanghai-based Fintech incubator. The competition is for all early stage Fintech startups in Asia-Pacific. PitchIt will take… Read More

The New Financial World Order: Singapore & China Strengthen Financial Relationship at Singapore – Shanghai Financial Forum

Global economic powerhouse Singapore is tightening its relationship with China as indicated by the 3rd Singapore-Shanghai Financial Forum (SSFF) in Singapore today.  The SSFF is an annual forum that seeks to bring together financial industry participants from Singapore and Shanghai to discuss pertinent market developments and… Read More

Chinese Fintech Startup Helps Mainlanders Invest Money in US Funds

China’s Concerns with Outflowing Money China has a money outflow problem on its hands. More than US $1.2 Trillion has left China since its yuan was devalued in August 2015, according to Bloomberg. Money has been leaving China in several ways: increase in repaying foreign… Read More

Chairman of Listed P2P Financial Information Service Co Gets Hit with Record 3.47 Billion Yuan Fine

Xian Yan, the Chairman of P2P Financial Information Service Company,  was fined 3.47 billion yuan (about $503 million USD) for stock market manipulation. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) levied that penalty that included penalties and forking over illicit profits, according to ECNS. The fine was… Read More

Tradeshift Forms Partnership With CreditEase to Launch Trade Financing App That Will Bring Low-Cost Financing to Chinese Businesses

Business commerce platform Tradeshift announced on Wednesday it has partnered with Chinese peer-to-peer lender CreditEase to launch a trade financing app, which is aiming to bring low-cost financing to millions of businesses in China. According to Tradeshift, the goal of this partnership is to help solve… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference Highlights Fintech: How will it Change Finance? Related: Boao Forum for Asia publishes “2016 Fintech Report” The four-day Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2017, themed with “Globalization & Free Trade: The Asian Perspectives”, was held from March… Read More

Yirendai Announces Agreement of Intent on Performance Bond With PICC P&C

Chinese marketplace lending platform Yirendai (NYSE: YRD) announced on Thursday it has entered into an agreement of intent with the Beijing branch of PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited (PICC P&C). Yirendai reported that under this new agreement, PICC P&C would provide Yirendai with a… Read More