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Asian Fintech WeLab Introduces Subscription Program for Buying Apple Products

WeLab, an established Fintech firm in Asia, has introduced an innovative subscription program for buying Apple products with Apple authorized resellers, Subscribe+ for Apple Products. Clients are able to purchase Apple products via the subscription program using the newly launched WeLab Pay that’s powered by… Read More

Hong Kong based Virtual Banking Platform WeLab Bank Reports Solid Growth and Adoption of Digital Financial Services

WeLab Bank, a digital bank that’s licensed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), is celebrating its first anniversary with solid results. Since it began offering services in July 2020, WeLab Bank claims that it has raised “public expectations” of banking services with the launch… Read More

Digital Banking: Hong Kong’s WeLab Bank Surpasses 100,000 Clients, Reports Strong Q1 2021

Hong Kong based WeLab Bank, a newly-launched digital bank, reports that its total number of clients has exceeded 100,000 (registered users). As noted in a release shared with CI: “Riding on the strong momentum in customer growth in the first half of 2021, the Bank… Read More

Asian Fintech WeLab Finalizes $75M Series C-1 Funding Round led by Allianz X

WeLab, an established Asian Fintech firm, has finalized its Series C-1 $75 million funding round, which was led by Allianz X. Allianz X is the digital investment division of Germany’s Allianz Group, one of the world’s largest insurance service providers and fund managers. Since launching… Read More

China Fintech 50 Report Updated to Reflect Financial Tech Industry’s Rapid Growth, includes AirWallex, JD Digits, OneConnect, WeLab, Others

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Big Four auditing company KPMG recently published its annual selection of China’s top Fintech firms. This year, the China Fintech 50 report was updated to include 100 companies to showcase the financial technology industry’s rapid growth and fast-evolving landscape. The 2020 China Fintech 50 list,… Read More

Hong Kong based Digital Bank WeLab Opens 10,000 New Customer Accounts Just 10 days After Launch

WeLab Bank recently confirmed the public launch of its digital banking services. It’s notably the only stand-alone firm to acquire a virtual bank license from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the city-state’s de facto central bank that’s also responsible for promoting the efficiency, integrity… Read More

Chinese Fintech WeLab Secures $156 Million Through Series C Financing Round

Chinese fintech WeLab announced on Thursday it secured $156 million through its Series C funding round. According to WeLab, the investment attracted new investors, as well as five existing investors including Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund and China Construction Bank. Founded in 2013, WeLab claims… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Grants Four New Virtual Banking Licenses

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has issued four more virtual banking licenses. The newly minted digital banks include: Ant SME Services (Hong Kong) Limited, Infinium Limited, Insight Fintech HK Limited, and Ping An OneConnect Company Limited. HKMA said that the four newly licensed virtual… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Implements First National Standard for Insurance Sector On April 11th, China has implemented its first national standard for the insurance industry. The national standard incorporates 817 entries of professional terms, serving as a fundamental standard for various terms in the insurance sector, according to… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Approves Virtual Bank License for WeLab Digital Limited

Welab Digital Limited (WDL) has been approved by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to receive a virtual banking license. This is the 4th license for a virtual bank which is now approved to operate in Hong Kong since a consultation on digital banking took… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Launches a 100-billion-yuan technology investment fund: Chinese Version of the Vision Fund? On July 2, China Merchants Group, Beijing Asset Management Corporation SPF Group and London’s Centricus Corporation announced to launch a 100-billion-yuan investment fund – “China New Era Technology Fund.” The fund aims… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Financial Stability Committee established in Beijing On November 8th, the China Financial Stability Committee was officially launched. This is a subordinated department under the State Council, of which Vice Premier Ma Kai will serves as the head. To be specific, the committee will be… Read More

Huge: Mobile Lending Company WeLab Raises $220 Million with Backing from Alibaba

One of the fastest growing Fintech’s in China has raised USD $220 million. WeLab, a Hong Kong-based mobile lending platform founded in 2013, has closed funding round of $220 million including both strategic debt and equity funding with the backing of Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund,… Read More

Hong Kong Fintech WeLab Announces Upcoming SE Asia Expansion

Hong Kong-based fintech startup WeLab has revealed it is set to launch in Southeast Asia within the next year. According to Dealstreet Asia, the mobile lending platform is currently looking into strategic partnerships in the region and is expected to roll out products by 2018’s first… Read More

Chinese Fintech Company WeLab Secures $25M Credit Facility from ING Bank to Help Fuel Hong Kong Growth

WeLab, a Hong Kong-based fintech company, announced last week it has secured a credit facility of $25 million from ING Bank as part of its expansion and enable the company to meet rapidly growing demand for its loans in Hong Kong. Sharing details about the credit facility, WeLab… Read More

ING Lead Investor in $160M in Series B Funding for Consumer Loan Provider WeLab: Aims to Improve Consumer Experience

Fresh from its October 2015 investment in US marketplace lender Kabbage, Dutch bank ING has taken a stake in WeLab, a non-bank provider of consumer loans in China and Hong Kong. ING participated in a Series B $160 million (RMB1 billion) fundraising in the three-year old… Read More

WeLab Raises $20 Million for WeLend P2P Site

Hong Kong’s first peer to peer lending platform WeLend has now closed a Series A funding round topping off at $20 million. The funding round was originally started in June when WeLab raised $14 million.  The additional $6 million was just added as new investors… Read More

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