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Chinese P2P Dianrong Announces Acquisition of Quark Finance

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Dianrong announced on Wednesday it has acquired Quark Finance’s asset-origination operations. According to the online lender, the transaction will expand and strengthen its existing asset generation capabilities across Asia. Dianrong reported that Quark Finance currently operates 71 borrower service centers in 47 Chinese… Read More

Chinese P2P Lender Dianrong Links with Maggie Ng to Launch Global Fintech Marketplace

Chinese P2P lender Dianrong announced a new technology agreement with Maggie Ng, a leading consumer banking executive in Asia Pacific, to launch a global fintech marketplace connecting Asian investors with high-quality, low-volatility and largely untapped asset classes, including U.S. consumer lending. Founded in 2012, Dianrong originates… 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

Dianrong Announces New Financial Leadership Appointments

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform, Dianrong, announced on Tuesday the following financial leadership changes, effective immediately: Xuxia Kuang, the lender’s CFO, has been named COO. Yawen Cui has joined Dianrong as the new CFO. Kuang and Cui will report to Dianrong founder and CEO Soul Htite…. Read More

Seen & Heard at LendItUSA 2017: An Industry Built to Last

LendItUSA, the annual event that jumps between New York City and San Francisco everu 12 months, opened up to larger audiences and an industry sector that endured a challenging year. The online lending sector received a two-punch assault in 2016; a battle that left the… 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

Sign of a Bottom? Hanwha Life Buys 4.1% of Lending Club

A report in the Korean Herald has pointed to Hanwha Life Insurance purchasing a 4.1% equity stake in Lending Club (NYSE:LC).  Hanwha Life spent 75 billion won or approximately USD $66.25 million as they believe its stock is undervalued. PulseNews reported last year that Hanwha… Read More

Dianrong Points to Department of Commerce Report Labeling it the P2P Leader in China

Dianrong, a very large peer to peer lender in China (far bigger than any platform in the US), did some chest pounding yesterday.  In a release, Dianrong claimed the US Department of Commerce named the Chinese online lender the “Leader in China’s P2P Lending Segment.”… Read More

P2P Lender Dianrong Launches Partnership with Hanwha

Hanwha, one of the largest conglomerate companies in South Korea, has launched a partnership with Dianrong a leading peer to peer lender in China. The as of yet named entity will open an office in Singapore later this month. Hanwha is a Chaebol that formed an technology… Read More

Dianrong & Hanwha Signs MOU to Begin Global Expansion

Dianrong, a leading Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, and Hanwha S&C announced on earlier this week that that both have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which formalizes the intention of a strategic partnership to pursue a FinTech solution business and other businesses related to internet… Read More

Dianrong May Raise $500 Million this Spring. Will Expand Into Other Markets

Dianrong, a leading peer to peer lending platform in China, raised a respectable $207 million a couple months back.  Now the online lender is considering its next funding round which may hit half a billion dollars as the Chinese P2P market continues to outpace traditional… Read More

Brief: Credible Closes $10M in Series A Funding Led By Dianrong & LendingClub Co-Founder Soul Htite

Credible, a multi-lender student loan marketplace that allows borrowers to receive competitive loan offers from its vetted lending partners, announced on Wednesday that it has closed its recent $10 million Series A funding round. This round was led by Soul Htite, founder and CEO of Dianrong.com/ co-founder… Read More

The Rise Of P2P Lending Companies Will Complement Conventional Banking: Soul Htite, CEO of Dianrong.com

  Recently, Soul Htite, co-founder and CEO of Dianrong.com, one of China’s fastest-growing peer-to-peer lenders, did a little debunking of P2P and conventional banking assumptions. In a recent exclusive interview with FinanceAsia, he noted, One of the common misconceptions of P2P lenders is that they go head-to-head with… Read More

P2P Lender Dianrong Receives $207 Million Investment led by Standard Chartered

Dianrong, a Chinese peer to peer lending platform, has received a new funding round in the amount of $207 million led by Standard Chartered with  participation from China Fintech Fund and Bohai Leasing.  The Series C funding was declared the largest ever for the direct… Read More

Standard Chartered Plc. Among Investors in $150 Million Fundraising Round for China’s Dianrong.com

Update on a $150 million fundraising round in progress: Chinese online lender Dianrong.com is raising funds in a round that values the startup at about $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, notes BloombergBusiness. Investors include Standard Chartered Plc, a British multinational banking and financial services… Read More

Soul Htite: “We want to bring US Capital to China”

China is the largest peer to peer lending market in the world with one estimate placing total loans at over $53 billion for all of 2014. Last week we reported that loan originations were near $10 billion – for just the month of May.  The space… Read More

‘It’s A Lot Of Money….Enough For Us To Build What We Wanted To Build”: Dianrong.com CEO On New Valuation of ‘About’ $1 Billion

A major Chinese peer-to-peer lender, Dianrong.com, now claims a valuation of “around” $1 billion, due to its latest round of fundraising, according to the company’s CEO, Soul Htite, in a conversation with CNBC (Reuters also contributed to the story). U.S. investment firm Tiger Global was the source… Read More