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Ant Financial to Host Major Fintech Conference in Shanghai

Ant Financial best known for its payments platform Alipay, today announced the launch of the INCLUSION Fintech Conference, an event that aims to bring together the global financial and technology community, to envision the future of a world that’s more

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Ant Financial and US-Based Vanguard to Offer Investment Advisory for Retail Consumers

Vanguard, the $5.9 trillion U.S.-based asset manager, and Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba’s fintech arm, announced a partnership to bring a new streamlined and broadly-available investment advisory service to retail consumers in China. Combining Alipay’s technology and Vanguard’s expertise in

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How China’s Virtual Banks Are Offering Loans to Micro-Businesses Within Minutes

In China, online lenders are filling the credit gap, leveraging cutting edge technology including artificial intelligence (AI) to make lending decision in just a second. E-commerce giant Alibaba’s MyBank and Internet conglomerate Tencent’s WeBank, have dramatically changed the domestic financial

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China’s Top 10 Fintech Startups and Companies

China continues to be the world’s undisputed fintech leader, with about 600 deals completed in 2018 and a fintech adoption rate of 69%, the highest in the world, according to EY’s 2017 Financial Technology Adoption Index. Out of the world’s

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Competition Heats up for Japan’s Mobile Payments Market

Mobile payments is rapidly becoming a dynamic market in Japan as the government pushes to increase cashless payments to 40% of transactions by 2025 from 20% in 2016. Japan is a highly cash-dependent society with cash in circulation amounting to

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How China’s Fintech Giants are Tapping into a US$ 600 Billion Market

China’s tech giants Alibaba and Tencent are going after global remittances, a market that sees more than US$600 billion being moved around the world annually, according to the World Bank. The two firms recently launched cross-border money transfer services to

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AlipayHK Will Be Offering QR-Based MTR Payments By 2020

After a fierce battle, AlipayHK wins the ability to provide QR code payment solutions for Hong Kong’s MTR, with the new payment system to be rolled out to 91 MTR stations by mid-2020. AlipayHK will serve as an extra option

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IFC and Alipay Announce 10×1000 Tech for Emerging Market Inclusion Programme

International Financial Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, and Ant Financial,  the operator of Alipay, jointly announced the 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion programme at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

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First Australian Bank To Integrate With Alipay

Tyro, Australia’s business-only bank announced it had entered an agreement with the world’s largest mobile and online payment platform, Alipay, to become the first Australian bank to offer a seamless, all-in-one EFTPOS solution with Alipay for Tyro’s merchants and improve

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MYbank Will Share Its Risk Management & AI Data With 1K Financial Institutions In China

Alibaba-backed MYbank, a Chinese online bank with a focus on lending, announced that it will be opening up its artificial intelligence, computing and risk management capabilities to financial institutions in China, in what is called their Star Plan. Through these

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