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Overseas Expansion Is Logical Step for Alipay as China’s Fintech Sector Continues to Expand Presence in Asia, McKinsey & Co Partner Says

The rise of Chinese Fintech firms as major industry participants across Asia is playing a vital role in transforming the region’s financial services ecosystem. Joe Ngai, partner at consultants McKinsey & Co, confirmed: “Chinese Fintech companies have been expanding overseas.”  In 2016, Ant Financial, the… Read More

Airwallex Launches New Payment Acceptance Service in Australia, Hong Kong, & Singapore With WeChat Pay

Airwallex, an Australia-based fintech company, recently announced it has launched a new payment acceptance service in Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore with WeChat Pay. The company reported that the service is allowing merchants to add WeChat Pay as an additional payment option on the e-commerce… Read More

Contactless Smart Payment Card Developer Macau Pass S.A. Introduces Alipay HK and WeChat Pay HK Integration

Macau Pass S.A., the developer of a contactless smartcard (previously called Transmac IC Card), first launched the Transmac over 20 years back (in 1999). The card may be used to conveniently pay for bus fares, everyday shopping, and dining with many more retailers expected to… Read More

WeChat Pay to Expand Operations and Services in the UAE Following Agreement with Tencent Holdings, Network International

WeChat Pay is planning to expand its operations and services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), after an agreement was finalized between Tencent Holdings and UAE-headquartered solutions developer Network International. Merchants that use Network International in the UAE will soon have the option to set… Read More

Cashless Payments Have Become Popular, But Demand for Cash Still Strong in Rural and Unbanked Communities: Report

Cashless or digital payments have become increasingly popular, however, cash still remains a widely-used payment method in most nations, especially in rural communities and jurisdictions with a large unbanked population. Following many years of steady growth, the total number of cash withdrawals made via ATMs… Read More

As Crypto Ban Persists in China, Binance Exchange Enables WeChat and Alipay

Changing Zhao (CZ), CEO of Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency trading platforms, has confirmed on Twitter that the platform will begin accepting money transfers via Chinese payment giants WeChat and Alipay. The news is very significant because China has been pursuing a progressively… Read More

BBVA Partners With Dufry Launches First WeChat Facilities in Spain at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport

BBVA announced on Monday it has teamed up with Dufry to launched the first WeChat Pay facilities in Spain in travel retail operator’s World Duty Free stores at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport. According to BBVA, the move is a “hugely significant shift” within the… Read More

RiverPay Now Enabling Alipay & WeChat Pay Transactions at Brooks Brothers Brand Stores

Integrated payments and marketing platform RiverPay Inc. announced on Wednesday it recently began facilitating payments through Alipay and WeChat Pay, two mobile payment platforms most favored by Chinese consumers, at Brooks Brothers brand stores in key North American travel destinations, including the brand’s flagship store… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

HKEX Will Introduce Blockchain and AI to Increase Automation HKEX will announce its three-year strategic plan for 2019-2021 early next year. Charles Li, chief executive of HKEX, said that there were still many business procedures in HKEX relying on manpower. In the future, HKEX will… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Financial Authorities Ban STOs in Beijing On December 1st, at the 2018 Global Wealth Management Forum, Huo Xuewen, director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Work, warned that STO activities in Beijing would be seen as illegal. He said: “A new concept called STO… Read More

Russian Online Payments Platform Yandex.Checkout Announces Integration With WeChat Pay

Yandex.Checkout, an online payments service based in Russia, announced on Thursday it has integrated with WeChat Pay. According to Yandex.Checkout, the new feature will notably be well suited for merchants who are working with Chinese tourists in Russia or looking for an opportunity to start… Read More

Payment Service Partner SafeCharge Teams Up With World Duty Free to Offer WeChat Pay At London Heathrow Airport For Chinese Travelers

UK-based payment service partner SafeCharge announced on Thursday it has teamed up with World Duty Free at London Heathrow Airport, enabling Chinese travelers to conveniently pay for their goods using WeChat Pay. World Duty Free now reportedly relies on SafeCharge’s new mobile POS application, which… Read More

Mobile Payment Specialist CANCAN Partners With WorldFirst to Launch Alipay & WeChat Payments Across Europe

Mobile payments specialist CANCAN announced on Monday it has teamed up with international payments specialist WorldFirst to launch payments and marketing platform that enables Chinese payments methods Alipay and WeChat Pay across Europe. Founded in 2015, CANCAN enables payments and promotions globally through its omnichannel platform,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

51 CreditCard (u51.com) is Planning to List in Hong Kong in 2018 51 CreditCard (u51.com), a leading online platform for credit card bill management, is reported to be listed on Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) in 2018, aiming to raise at least 500… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund is Making a New Investment. Guess Who the Fund is Interested in?  Last week (September 18th -24th), CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, a venture committed to investing growth-stage Fintech startups in China and globally, announced a new round of investment to three… Read More

dLocal Adds WeChat Pay, AliPay & Union Pay To Portfolio of Emerging Market Payments

dLocal, a fintech company specializing in cross-border payments for emerging markets, announced on Monday it has integrated WeChat Pay, AliPay, and UnionPay to its payment platform. According to dLocal, the three providers have collectively captured over 70 percent of the Chinese market, which notably translated into 2.9… Read More

Did Know that 80% of Wealth Managers in China Use WeChat?

This is kind of interesting. A report provided by MyPrivateBanking in Switzerland entitled Digital Wealth Management in Asia: Focus on China and India, states that 80% of leading wealth managers in China use WeChat. In India, 40% of leading Indian wealth managers connect clients to advisors through mobile… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

WeChat Enters the U.S. Market WeChat Pay, one of the biggest mobile payment platforms in mainland China, has boosted its cross-border business by entering the U.S. market. With the backing of China’s largest social networking app WeChat, which now claims more than 889 million monthly… Read More

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