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Fintech Adoption will Increase During “Regulatory-Driven 2.0 Era” According to Dennis Gao from KPMG Southern China

Dennis Gao, partner of Management Consulting at KPMG Southern China, recently noted that Fintech is preparing to enter the “regulatory-driven 2.0 era,” and opportunities are now greater or outweigh potential challenges for Fintech due to COVID-19. Gao, whose comments came during “Financial Digitalization & Fintech… Read More

Singapore’s OpenNodes to Work with Chinese Digital Bank WeBank to Develop Apps on the FISCO BCOS Platform

Leading Chinese digital bank, WeBank, has teamed up with OpenNodes, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform developed by the Singapore-based Infocomm Media Development Authority, a statutory board of the nation’s government, under the Ministry of Communications and Information. WeBank will provide the FISCO BCOS blockchain-enabled… Read More

Malaysia’s Telecommunications Firm Packet One Networks to Help the Financially Underserved after Acquiring Digital Banking License

C.C. Puan, the CEO at Packet One Networks (P1), a major wireless broadband provider focused on becoming an established mobile telecom by making access to the Internet a great experience for Malaysian residents, is planning to acquire a digital banking license. Puan remarked: “Getting the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

PBC, CBIRC, CSRC and SAFE Release Opinions on Providing Financial Support for the Development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area To fully implement the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, upon the approval of the State Council, PBC, CBIRC,… Read More

Digital Bank WeBank to Explore Using DAML, an Open-Source Smart Contract Programming Language for Meeting Regulatory Requirements

WeBank, one of China’s first all-digital challenger banks, has revealed that it will begin exploring  the potential integration of DAML, which is an open-source smart contract programming language developed by Digital Asset (the company). The DAML software has been developed in order to help software… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Chinese Banks Seek Technology Talents for Digital Transformation The outbreak of the COVID-19 has accelerated the digitalization process of the financial industry. In order to respond better to future challenges, banks in China are seeking more technology talents. For example, Postal Savings Bank of China… Read More

Chinese Digital Bank WeBank Announces New Partnerships With Mila & Tencent

Chinese digital bank WeBank announced on Wednesday it has formed new partnerships with cloud computing platform Tencent Cloud and deep learning research Mila. According to WeBank, the partnerships will seek to protect data privacy while enabling cross-organization collaborations in both AI and fintech, which is… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

People’s Bank of China and the State Administration for Market Regulation Jointly Incorporate Fintech Products into the National Certification System To implement the policy of “pushing for the establishment of a management system based on government supervision and led by standards where corporate responsibilities are… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tencent-backed WeBank Fined ¥2 million for multiple violations WeBank, China’s first internet bank, was fined for ¥2 million for multiple violations against Law of the People’s Republic of China on Commercial Banks. In an inspection last year, the Shenzhen branch of the China Banking and… 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

China: Weiyangx Fintech Review

Qudian.com announced to exit from campus installment market in which it used to be the leader, and turned their focus on consumer finance. Qudian.com (previously named Qufenqi.com) announced this week that they would exit from the campus installment loan market, and made consumer finance for… Read More

Are Chinese Platforms Abandoning the Peer-to-Peer Model?

Following in the footsteps of Chinese internet giants such as Alibaba, Tencent, and JD.com, leading Chinese P2P platforms have begun evolving into one-stop wealth management platforms. Alibaba’s Ant Financial, Tencent’s WeBank, and JD.com’s JD Finance (for some background on these platforms, please refer to a… Read More

In China, Baidu + Citic Bank To Launch New Online Bank

China’s Internet search giant Baidu will partner with China Citic Bank, part of state-owned conglomerate Citic Group, to launch an online bank, according to the Financial Times. The FT notes that Citic Bank, suspended its shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong on Monday pending announcement… Read More

China Central Bank Defends Online Payment Rules, Critics See Rules Stifling Industry Innovation

“China’s central bank has moved to defend draft rules that would force online payment processors to channel large payments through traditional bank accounts, a requirement that industry observers say will stifle innovation while protecting the interests of incumbent banks,” reported FT’s Gabriel Wildau. “The People’s Bank of China… Read More

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