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Ant Group and Mastercard Launch International Consumer Friendly Zones in Shanghai

Ant Group and Mastercard, along with 12 overseas payment partners of Alipay+ and other major international card organisations, have launched the International Consumer Friendly Zones programme in Shanghai. This initiative aims to enhance the travel experience for global travellers and

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Ant Group Advances Global Expansion with Alipay+

Ant Group, a Chinese tech giant Alibaba affiliate, announced the expansion of its cross-border payments solution, Alipay+, into new global markets, including Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Introduced in 2020, Alipay+ facilitates international transactions by allowing users to

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Alipay+ Integrates 14 Global E-Wallets for Seamless Payments in Hong Kong

Alipay+, operated by Ant International, has announced a significant expansion in Hong Kong, enabling users from 14 popular e-wallets across nine countries and regions to make payments using their home apps.  This development integrates approximately 1.2 billion users into Hong Kong’s

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Ant Group Rolls Out International Zones with Global E-Wallets and Card Partners

Ant Group, in collaboration with 11 overseas payment partners of Alipay+ and major international card organisations, launched a programme in Beijing to establish International Consumer Friendly Zones across significant tourist and commercial cities in China. This initiative, supported by relevant

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Two Million Japanese Merchants Now Accept Global E-Wallets via Alipay+

Ant International announces that it is integrating its Alipay+ service with two million merchants in Japan, aiming to address the payment challenges international visitors face. This development seeks to provide a more inclusive payment ecosystem, enabling visitors to use their

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China’s Ant Group Increases Transaction Limits for Overseas Travelers

Ant Group, in response to new policies by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) aimed at facilitating international visits, has announced an increase in transaction limits for international travelers using its cross-border payment services. Effective immediately, the single transaction limit

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Kakao Pay Seeks to Raise US$1.4 Billion in Upcoming IPO

Kakao Pay, a fintech subsidiary of Kakao which is the South Korean firm that runs the KakaoTalk messenger app, announced that it has kicked off its initial public offering (IPO) filing, planning to raise up to 1.632 trillion won (US$1.4

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5 Fast Growing FinTechs in South Korea According to IDC

IDC Financial Insights today released the 2020 update of its FinTech Fast 101 research which details a list of fast-growing FinTechs in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) from 11 key markets. IDC’s FinTech Fast 101 research refers to fast-growing fintech players

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Top 10 Fintechs in South Korea

South Korea’s fintech industry remains small compared to the likes of China or Singapore but the sector is expected to grow significantly in the years to come supported by the government’s commitment to boost development and establish a favorable environment

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Top 5 Fintech Startups to Watch in Korea in 2019

South Korea is well-known as one of the most wired countries in the world with good education and a top global economy. First, a quick look at why Korean fintech startups have blossomed and then five startups to watch in

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