Tagged: jack ma

China Restricts Micro-Loans; Alibaba’s Ant Financial Halts Asset-Backed Securities Lending

Following China’s decision to restrict micro-loans, Alibaba’s Ant Financial has reportedly halted its consume loan lending. According to Bloomberg, the company has not sold any asset-backed securities since early December, which was around the time that Chinese officials announced they were requiring micro-lenders to consolidate… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

People’s Bank of China Official Shares Opinions About Fintech Sandbox During the third development forum held by Shanghai Payment & Clearing Association, Li Wei, head of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) science and technology division, highlighted the importance of setting up trial-and-error mechanisms for… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CBRC Issues Official Information Disclosures Guidelines for P2P Lending Platforms On August 25th, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) officially unveiled the final version of Guidelines on Online Lending Information Disclosure Requirement. The document was released based on a pilot tighter information disclosure initiative announced… Read More

Alibaba Must Acquire Starbucks, WeWork, Airbnb, Uber, Tesla & PayPal

During July 2016, I was part of a delegation of US Fintech executives visiting our counterparts in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, China. We toured and visited some of the most exciting Fintech platforms in China such as LuFax, CreditEase, Tencent (the creator of WeChat),… Read More

Alibaba Continues its Push for Global Dominance with Stake in Paytm

Alibaba has been roaming the globe acquiring or investing digital businesses. The most recent investment lands in India – marking an important entrant for Jack Ma’s firm. According to multiple reports, Alibaba has led a funding round in Paytm, an Indian ecommerce and payments platform. A… Read More

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Launches Integrated Investing App. Funds, Money Management, Loans & More

China’s population lands somewhere around 1.4 billion. Within this group there are around 740 million mobile internet users.  In China, basically just about everything is happening on a mobile phone these days.  The internet moguls have quickly migrated from selling products to providing services and… Read More

Alibaba Hires Former Goldman Vice Chairman as President of Alibaba Group

Alibaba continues to expand its strategic push into financial services with the significant hire of Michael Evans as President of Alibaba Group. According to the company, Evans will direct international growth strategy for the fast growing internet conglomerate.  Evans was already a member of the… Read More

Alibaba Partners with British Lenders as it Expands Financial Platform Reach

Alibaba, the Chinese internet conglomerate, has formed another strategic alliance to provide loans to businesses. Earlier this month Alibaba inked an agreement with Lending Club to facilitate loans to US businesses seeking to purchase goods from China manufacturers. Now Alibaba has created a similar arrangement with… Read More

Brief: Alibaba & Tencent Founders Buy Shares in Ping An

Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Pony Ma, founder of Tencent Holding have purchased shares in large China insurer Ping An.  According to a report in the FT (subscription), the pair participated in a private placement by Ping An where the company raised $4.7 billion this past… Read More