All Fintech China Property Financial Sector Other Coverage Weekly Global Fintech Biweekly Vol.18 Aug 28, 2020 Global payment giants 2Q20 results: the pandemic accelerates payment digitalization Global Fintech Biweekly Vol.17 May 22, 2020 The Re-rating of Fintech Infrastructure Global FinTech Biweekly Vol.16 Mar 25, 2020 FinTech ambitions of global smartphone giants Global FinTech Biweekly Vol.15 Feb 26, 2020 Global FinTech Industry at an Inflection Point Global FinTech Weekly Vol.14 Jan 21, 2020 VISA acquires open banking startup Plaid for US$ 5.3bn Global FinTech Weekly Vol.13 Dec 13, 2019 US Neobank Chime quadruples valuation in 9 months Global FinTech Weekly Vol.12 Nov 27, 2019 PayPal to acquire shopping and rewards platform Honey for US$ 4bn and this would mark PayPal’s largest acquisition ever. PayPal’s press release explains this move as “to reach consumers at the beginning of their shopping journeys”. Global FinTech Weekly Vol.11 Oct 25, 2019 WeChat quietly launched a new function “Bank Deposit” in its main portal. What’s unusual about this function is that for the first time, Wechat connects users to a bank’s deposit product, and it starts with one of the largest SOE banks in the country. Global FinTech Weekly Vol.10 Oct 10, 2019 While majority of FinTech activities target consumer market, SME FinTech may become the next wave of focus. Lack of historical data, high servicing costs and difficulty in underwriting and pricing and high failure rates are the key reasons that traditional financial institutions are unable to serve SMEs. Global FinTech Weekly Vol.9 Sep 27, 2019 From Tech to Fin vs from Fin to Tech; the line between Tech and Financials is blurred Global FinTech Weekly Sep 13, 2019 HKEx invests in a multi-party computation (MPC) startup founded by Professor Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, the guru of MPC technology Global FinTech Weekly Aug 22, 2019 Digital RMB ready for launch? On Aug 10, at the China Financial 40 Forum(CF40), Mu Changchun, Deputy Director of the People's Bank of China's (PBOC) Payment Department, confirmed the potential launch of digital Rmb, which has been studied for five years. Global FinTech Weekly Aug 8, 2019 Highlight of the week –Time to modernize China Rmb 40trn personal wealth management market: According to CBRC, the outstanding wealth management products (WMPs) reached RMB32trn at YE18. We estimate the personal wealth management market size to be at about RMB40-50trn, which is currently scattered in bank WMPs, mutual funds, insurance, trusts, P2P, etc. Global FinTech Weekly July 25, 2019 Highlight of the week – Facebook’s Libra in dilemma: Facebook has 2.7 billion users and Libra claims to serve 1.7 billion people without banking services worldwide. If Libra could use its stable coin feature as a selling point, it will have the potential to cover this large group by offering cross-border micro payments initially, and gradually nibble away US dollar’s international reserve currency status. Global FinTech Weekly Jul 12, 2019 Highlight of the week – China P2P platforms facing regulatory challenge. Since the launch of the Special Campaign against Peer-to-peer Lending Risks, as of Jun-19, the number of operating P2P platforms fell to 863, down 55% from the beginning of 2018; the outstanding loans is down by 48% from the peak in 2018. Global FinTech Weekly Jul 8, 2019 Mutual insurance: healthcare utopia sparks fresh controversy. Mutual insurance/peer-to-peer insurance has gained popularity globally. Global FinTech Weekly Jun 28, 2019 Highlight of the week – The challenger bank brand magic. Challenger banks (or Neo banks) became venture capitals’ darling in the past 12 months. These are digital only banks that tend to focus on a few simple but competitive products with ultimate user experience that caters to millennials. 7 of them have crossed the US$ 1bn valuation hurdle. Global FinTech Weekly Jun 20, 2019 Highlight of the week – Facebook’s blockchain solution for global payment market. With 2.7 billion Facebook/Whatsapp/messenger/Instagram users, and some very powerful partners to onboard merchants, it could extend to a wider acceptance where even Bitcoin has not been able to reach. China Online Consumer Finance Industry December 19, 2017 The online consumer lending industry in China has played an indispensable role in providing consumer finance to the underbanked population. However, recently the fast-rising untamed payday loan lenders have caught regulators’ attention. In this report, we try to have a deep looking on the China consumer finance industry’s competitive landscape. Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and ICO 101 October 2017 Blockchain and cryptocurrency has been a hot topic for a long time while people's interest in it surges again since 2017 along with ICO. We will cut through the hype and see how blockchain, cryptocurrency and ICO really work. Global FinTech Survey Report August 20, 2017 Global FinTech industry is entering an era of globalization, driven by FinTech players’ ambition of going global through overseas investments and partnership. In this report, we try to identify important trends investors should pay attention to through conversations with global FinTech leaders and surveys with Asian FinTech investors.