Tagged: china

Report: Majority of China P2P Lenders Could Fail in 2017

China is the largest market in the world when it comes to peer to peer lending. The Chinese online lending market has also earned a reputation for fraud and a wild-west type environment as many platforms operate with little regulatory oversight. But this is changing… Read More

Alibaba Subsidiary Ant Financial Invests in Mynt

Ant Financial Services Group, a leading digital financial services provider and part of the Alibaba family of businesses, has invested in Mynt or Globe Fintech Innovations – part of Globe Capital Venture Holdings (GCVHI). Mynt is part of Globe Telecom the leading Philippine mobile operator. Ayala Corporation,… Read More

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Monash Business School & Tsinghua University, Join on 2016 – 2017 Asia Pacific Alternative Finance Industry Study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Australian Centre for Financial Studies at Monash University and Tsinghua University Graduate School at Shenzhen have teamed up to launch the 2016-2017 Asia-Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Survey.  The consortium has gained the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

PBOC Becomes the First Central Bank to Issue Digital Currency Just at the start of 2017, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) took a big step in the area of digital currency. According to its announcement, PBOC has managed to test digital bill trading with beta-digital… Read More

On the Lam: Manager of P2P Lending Platforms Disappears as 1 Billion Yuan in Funds Frozen

Platforms controlled by Beijing Qiyuan Fortune Network Technology Co. are in a tight spot as an executive is accused of mismanagement and has reportedly disappeared. According to a report in China News, the following peer to peer lending platforms; cmtouzi.com, naipinglicai.com, zaodianlicai.com, wanerjialicai.com, qianguan360.com, lexinglicai.com, xjinfu.com… Read More

Ant Financial, Part of Alibaba, is Raising $3 Billion. Expect More Acquisitions.

Ant Financial, part of Alibaba’s growing internet conglomerate, just announced the acquisition of MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) – a Dallas-based money transfer service – for $880 million. Now Ant Financial is apparently raising $3 billion to help fuel its global expansion. First reported in the Information, Ant… Read More

China Report Says Almost Half Million Cases of P2P Lending Problems

A report in China News says there was a “surge in problematic peer to peer online lending” during 2015 and 2016. Referencing financial news portal Finance.ifeng.com, the report said there were 478,000 cases at the end of January of individual investors filing complaints against problematic… Read More

China-New Zealand Payments Service Latipay Raises $3M

Latipay is an online payments service between China and New Zealand, and it has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Jubilee Capital Management, a Singaporean VC firm.  New Zealand VC firms Tuhua Fund and Zino Fund also participated, according to e27. The company intends to… Read More

Ireland Wants to be European Fintech Gateway for Chinese Firms

Earlier this month, Ireland sent a delegation of public officials to visit Hong Kong and advocate on behalf of the country as a “gateway” for China to the European market.  The delegation participated in the 10th Asian Financial Forum. Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister of State for… Read More

MC Payments Gains Control of Genesis Payment Solutions

Singapore-based MC Payments has acquired a controlling stake in Genesis Payment Solutions.  Genesis is a company that is used by Alipay, part of Alibaba, to acquire merchant accounts on its behalf. Genisis helps retailers process payments from Chinese tourists using Alipay – the country’s leading… Read More

Citi Report: Continue to Watch China & FinTech in 2017

Citi’s latest report, “Digital Disruption – Revisited: What FinTech VC Investments Tell Us About a Changing Industry”, explores the evolving fintech industry.  In exploring different regions around the world, the report concludes: China’s rapid digitalization and rise of the middle class — combined with declining… Read More

Wecash Forms JV with Kresna Investments & JAS Kapital to Enter Indonesian Market

Wecash Group, one of China’s top Fintech firms, has entered the Indonesian market via a joint venture with JAS Kapital and Kresna Investments. Wecash is a big-data credit evaluation platform. Founded in 2014, Wecash was the first Chinese startup to leverage data to detect fraud and appraise consumers credit…. Read More

CoAssets Announces RMB 1 Million Strategic Investment Fujian’s Da Xian Bing Internet Technology

CoAssets Limited, a Singapore-founded Fintech firm that is listed on the ASX (ASX: CA8), announced over the weekend it has invested RMB 1 Million (approx. A$194,000) in Fujian’s Da Xian Bing Internet Technology Ltd (“Da Xian Bing”).  The company stated that the investment, for 10% of Da… Read More

Credit China FinTech Named a Founding Member of the Global Blockchain Business Council

Credit China FinTech Holdings Limited, an integrated fintech service provider in China, was announced as a founding member of the newly developed organization, Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). Credit China FinTech is reportedly one of the 25 founding members of the GBBC and is considered the only… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Ant Financial Joins UNEP Sustainable Finance Initiative Ant Financial has signed the “Declaration on Environment and Sustainable Development” and joined the United Nations Environment Programme Sustainable Finance Initiative as a full member of the organization. In fact, China Merchants Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank… Read More

Dianrong Reports: Cumulative Trading Amount Exceeds RMB 16.2 Billion in 2016

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform, Dianrong, announced on Tuesday its 2016 annual results. The company revealed that the cumulative trading amount exceeds RMB 16.2 Billion, which is notably a year-on-year increase of 148%, and growth in loans issued was funded by 3.62 million investors. Dianrong CEO,… Read More

Stable Growth, Multiple Awards: China Rapid Finance Named to Hurun Report

China Rapid Finance Limited, a large Chinese consumer lending marketplace launched in 2001, added to its recent haul of awards and recognitions by being named to Hurun Report’s “2017 China New Finance Top 50.” CRF’s inclusion on the list reflects the company’s stable growth in consumer… Read More

Shanghai Office Vacancies Rise as P2P Lending Declines

Apparently, the slowdown and consolidation of the Chinese peer to peer lending industry is having an impact on the real estate market. Colliers International is reporting that Shanghai Grade A office space experienced a rise in average vacancy due to the widespread withdrawal from peer to peer… Read More

Seedrs & Interbridge Venture Capital to Host China Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Competition

Investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has partnered with InteBridge Venture Capital to host the upcoming China Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition (IEIC). The two companies have joined to launch the UK division of the IEIC competition where £1 million of equity free capital will be awarded. The… Read More

The China P2P Lending Market is Finally Slowing

The peer to peer lending market in China is the largest in the world. Thousands of platforms populate the online lending sector. The lack of appropriate regulations has allowed many platforms to set up operations quickly and easily. It has enabled incredible acts of fraud…. Read More