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Ant Group CEO is Out as Fintech Attempts to Mollify Regulators: Report

Ant Group CEO  Simon Hu has resigned from the Fintech according to multiple reports. Ant Group has seen its trajectory diminish in recent months following the decision of securities regulators to halt a pending initial public offering. Some reports linked the halted IPO to comments… Read More

Chinese Fintech Ant Group’s Business Restructuring May Impact its Revenue and Profit Growth, Could Force Firm to Raise More Capital

After facing increasing pressure from Chinese authorities, billionaire Jack Ma’s Fintech firm Ant Group is now focused on restructuring its business operations in order to serve as a financial holding company. The Ant Group has also been focused on positioning itself as an Internet-tech firm… Read More

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Ban US Transactions with Chinese Fintech Apps like Alipay, Tencent’s Digital Wallets

US President Donald Trump has signed an order that aims to place a ban on US transactions with eight major Chinese apps – which reportedly includes Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings’ online wallets. Notably, this order has arrived just days before the Trump administration… Read More

Chinese Regulators Order Billionaire Jack Ma’s Fintech Ant Group to Return to its Payments Services Business, Place New Restrictions

Chinese regulatory authorities have ordered billionaire Jack Ma’s Fintech firm Ant Group Co. to return to offering payments services, instead of attempting to expand its operations into consumer loans or wealth management. China’s reserve bank officials recently held discussions with Ant Group’s management and instructed… Read More

Chinese Regulators to Introduce “Special” and “Innovative” Regulatory Guidelines for Fintech Giants like Ant Group, Tencent Holdings

China is reportedly planning to introduce “special” and “innovative” regulatory guidelines for  Fintech giants like billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co., which is a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA). Regulators in China aim to create new policies so they can eliminate monopolistic practices… Read More

Chinese Fintechs Must Realize that their Products can Subject Consumers to Financial Risk, Analyst Says following Sector-Wide Crackdown

Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s plans to establish Fintech companies like Ant Group and launch IPOs in China were recently put on hold when the country’s regulators decided to make updates to regulatory requirements. As reported recently, Daniel Zhang, Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), noted… Read More

Straight From the Top: Chinese President Xi Jinping Said to Personally Hit Pause on Ant Group IPO

Ant Group was expected to be the largest Fintech initial public offering (IPO) ever at a valuation of around $35 billion. With just days until a listing on both the Shanghai Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, regulators in China slammed the breaks on… Read More

Ant Group Is Reportedly Moving Forward with Digital Banking License Application in Singapore, Despite Halted IPO Plans

Ant Group, which was previously known as Ant Financial, the world’s most valuable Fintech firm and a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), will be moving forward with its application for a digital banking license in Singapore. This, despite the Fintech giant’s (potential) record… Read More

Translated: Shanghai Stock Exchange Statement Suspending Ant Group’s IPO

In a crushing move by the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Ant Group’s highly anticipated listing on the exchange was suspended, hitting pause on what was poised to be the largest public offering of a Fintech ever. Ant Group was planning to simultaneously list on both the… Read More

Pushing Pause: Ant Group Listing on Shanghai Exchange Postponed

Following a meeting with Chinese regulators, Ant Group’s listing on the Shanghai exchange has been postponed. Poised to become the largest ever Fintech IPO at $34 billion, the hurdle is a disappointing twist for founder Jack Ma – one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the… Read More

Chinese Fintech Ant Financial Is Working with Several Banks to Revive its IPO Plans: Report

Ant Financial is reportedly working with several banking institutions in order to revive its plans for conducting an initial public offering (IPO). The Fintech company’s decision to go public has come more than a year after China’s leading mobile payments firm postponed the process after… Read More

Alibaba Acquires Kaola for $2 Billion from Entertainment Giant NetEase, Creates China’s Largest International E-commerce Platform

Chinese multinational conglomerate Alibaba Group has acquired Kaola for approximately $2 billion from Hangzhou-based entertainment giant NetEase. The acquisition has created the largest cross-border e-commerce platform in China, according to Alibaba’s management. Commenting on Alibaba Group’s latest acquisition, company chief executive Daniel Zhang said:  “With… Read More

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

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