China

One of China’s Largest Bank Is Now Using FICO’s Big Data Solution

China Construction Bank (CCB), one of the leading banks in China, announced that it has significantly lifted its approval rate and increased the automation rate in its credit card business using the FICO® Score X Data and FICO® Scorecard solutions

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Sequioa-Backed QFPay Raises US$20 Million to Fuel Its Global Expansion

QFPay, a China based digital payment technology company has received a new round of USD20 million funding. This funding round is joined by the likes Rakuten Capital, VentureSouq, MDI Ventures and existing investors like Sequoia Capital China and Matrix Partners.

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China is Issuing its Own Cryptocurrency Answer to Facebook’s Libra

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is close to issuing its own cryptocurrency, Shanghai Security News reports. This is in line with earlier public statements made by China stating that they are eyeing to release their cryptocurrency soon Better known

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Shenzhen Has Issued 6 Million Blockchain Invoices in a Year

Shenzhen has demonstrated its willingness to experiment with innovative technology when it issued its first digital invoice on the blockchain last year. Part of the Greater Bay Area, Shenzen has issued close to 6 million invoice according to a report

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Digital Insurance Grown 20 Times but Traditional Channels Still Dominant in China

The insurance industry is on the brink of a major transformation, driven by factors such as macroeconomic development, changing consumer expectations, technological innovation and increased competition, according to a recent insurtech report by jointly published by ZhongAn and KPMG. In

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Standard Chartered Launched eXellerator Innovation Lab in China

Standard Chartered Bank announced the launch of the eXellerator innovation lab in China, that brings together employees, corporate clients and fintechs to develop innovative solutions that meet the evolving banking needs of clients. Located in Shanghai, the eXellerator in China

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Mobile Money Transfers to Exceed 200 Billion Transactions in 2024

New data from Juniper Research has found that the volume of domestic money transfers via mobiles will exceed 203 billion in 2024, up from 130 billion in 2019. Domestic P2P payments will drive this growth; accounting for 80% of all domestic

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Once Notorious for Copying, China’s Tech Giants Are Now Being Copied by the West

As China emerges as a tech powerhouse, successful concepts from Chinese tech giants are being studied and replicated by Asian and Western counterparts, according to a new report by South China Morning and its tech-focused news site Abacus. In the

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When It Comes to Payments, Its Risky to Use Your Face

In China, platforms and services like Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay have brought facial recognition payments to online and brick-and-mortar retail stores. But as biometrics and facial recognition technologies become mainstream, experts and regulators are concerned about the privacy

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Shake-Up in ZhongAn’s Senior Leadership Team

ZhongAn, a leading insurtech company in China, today announced new senior leadership appointments. Former General Manager and Joint CEO Mr. Jin Chen has resigned his positions, whilst continuing his role as an Executive Director, Chairman of the Investment Strategy Committee

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