Tagged: china

P2P Lender Hexindai Names Citi As Depositary Bank for American Depositary Receipt Program

On Wednesday, Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Hexindai announced it has appointed Citi’s Issuer Services business as the depositary bank for its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. According to the online lender, the program was established through an initial public offering of its American Depositary Shares (ADSs), priced… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Financial Stability Committee established in Beijing On November 8th, the China Financial Stability Committee was officially launched. This is a subordinated department under the State Council, of which Vice Premier Ma Kai will serves as the head. To be specific, the committee will be… Read More

PPDAI IPOs at $13 Share

Chinese online lender PPDAI traded on the NYSE under ticker PPDF today after pricing shares at $13 each for their initial public offering. The IPO raised $221 million for the peer to peer lending platform with Credit Suisse and Citi acting as lead managers.  PPDAI… Read More

Huge: Mobile Lending Company WeLab Raises $220 Million with Backing from Alibaba

One of the fastest growing Fintech’s in China has raised USD $220 million. WeLab, a Hong Kong-based mobile lending platform founded in 2013, has closed funding round of $220 million including both strategic debt and equity funding with the backing of Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund,… Read More

Online Lender Fincera Announces 2 For 1 Stock Split

Fincera (OTCQB:YUANF) , a China based peer to peer online lender targeting small and medium-sized businesses and individuals in China, has announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 2 for 1 stock split of the Fincera’s outstanding shares of common stock in the… Read More

Australia & China Partner on Fintech as ASIC and CSRC Agree to Cross Promote Innovations in Finance

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has inked an agreement with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to cross promote Fintech firms in their respective markets. Australia has targeted Fintech as strategic for their economy. China is the largest Fintech market in the world…. Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China is Reported to Shut Down Illegal Cash Loan Platforms Bloomberg, citing sources close to the situation, reported that regulators in China has started to consider strengthening supervisions towards cash loan platforms, with high probability of shutting down illegal ones. This round of inspections will… Read More

Singapore & China Strengthen Capital Markets Cooperation as MAS & CSRC Meet

The Monetary Authority of Singapore and China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) met this week in a roundtable meeting to discuss closer cooperation. This is the second meeting of its kind with the first taking place in Chongqing, China in April 2016. MAS and CSRC discussed how… Read More

P2P Lender Hexindai will Ring NASDAQ Bell Today as Shares Trade in IPO

Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ: HX) a peer to peer lending platform operating in China, priced and closed its initial public offering (IPO) of 5,000,000 American depositary shares at $10 per ADS raising $50.0 million. Each ADS represents one ordinary share of the Company. The shares commence trading on the… Read More

Blockchain Credit Bureau MicroMoney Announces Token Distribution Campaign Expansion in China & U.S.

Blockchain credit bureau MicroMoney announced over the weekend it is expanding its token distribution campaign into China and U.S. markets. This announcement comes just after the campaign generated $7.8 million. As previously reported, MicroMoney describes itself as a company that is focused on micro-financing in the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

51 CreditCard (u51.com) is Planning to List in Hong Kong in 2018 51 CreditCard (u51.com), a leading online platform for credit card bill management, is reported to be listed on Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) in 2018, aiming to raise at least 500… Read More

Ant Financial Puts IPO on Hold; Plans More Startups & Artificial Intelligence Investments

Chinese fintech and Alibaba-affiliated Ant Financial revealed this week it is putting its Initial Public Offering (IPO) plans on hold and is now focused on investing in more startups and artificial intelligence (AI). The news of Ant Financial’s plans comes less than a year after… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

  The State Council of China Encourages the Development of a Smart Supply Chain The State Council on October 13, 2017, released a guideline on promoting the innovation and application of the supply chain. The document was aimed at establishing a smart supply chain system… Read More

Fincera Reports $1 Billion in Loans for Q2 2017

Fincera Inc. (OTCQB: YUANF), a provider of online financing and e-commerce services for small and medium – sized businesses and individuals in China, has reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30 , 2017. According to their numbers, loan transaction volume across both… Read More

Fosun RZ Capital Expands Presence in Silicon Valley, Targets Fintech as an Investment Focus

  Fosun RZ Capital (formerly called Fosun Kinzon Capital) is a leading China based venture capital firm that is part of the Fosun Group which is based in Shanghai. Fosun Group, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, spent “billions” acquiring global companies… Read More

PINTEC Debuts Digital Wealth Management Technology Services in Southeast Asia

Chinese fintech company PINTEC Group announced on Wednesday the launch of its new digital wealth management technology services, PIVOT. The company revealed that PIVOT is its first venture outside of China and is in part backed by pan-Asian life insurer, FWD Group and angel investors…. Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund is Making a New Investment. Guess Who the Fund is Interested in?  Last week (September 18th -24th), CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, a venture committed to investing growth-stage Fintech startups in China and globally, announced a new round of investment to three… Read More

Dr. Garrick Hileman on ICOs, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency in China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has just published their first benchmarking report on the emerging global Blockchain market. Earlier this year, CCAF published a benchmarking report on the global cryptocurrency markets.  CCAF has established themselves as the leading research in the alternative finance… Read More

CCAF Asia-Pacific Report Shows Dramatic Rise for Alternative Finance in Australia

China is the biggest kid on the block when it comes to the emerging alternative finance market in the Asia Pacific region. In fact, China has the largest alternative finance market in the world driven by a fast growing economy, a highly connected population via… Read More

Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Rises to a Quarter Trillion Dollars in 2016 led by China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their 2nd annual report quantifying the growth of alternative finance for the Asia Pacific Region in 2016. Entitled, “Cultivating Growth,” the benchmarking report shows an emerging industry that grew dramatically versus year prior as it… Read More