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WSJ News Exclusive | Chinese Regulators Try to Get Jack Ma’s Ant Group to Share Consumer Data

“China’s regulators are trying to get Jack Ma to do something the beleaguered billionaire has long resisted: share the troves of consumer-credit data collected by his financial-technology behemoth. Mr. Ma has little room to bargain after the business empire he has built over decades has landed in the crosshairs of regulators and even President Xi […]
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Jack Ma’s fintech giant tops 1.3 billion users globally

“Alipay, the brand of Ant’s consumer finance app, claims to earmark 1.3 billion annual active users as of March. The majority of its users came from China, while the rest were brought by its nine e-wallet partners in India, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Pakistan.”
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Alipay Sets Out Plan for Open Financial Services Platform

“Chinese mobile payments giant Alipay has announced a three-year plan to evolve its current offering into an open financial services and digital lifestyle platform — and has set a target of attracting 40m service providers by 2030. “The plan marks a major milestone as Alipay continues to strengthen its positioning in China, evolving from a […]
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China’s Alipay Users Will Get Financial Advice for the First Time

“Thanks to smart phone apps like Alipay and WeChat Pay, hundreds of millions of Chinese have quick and easy access to financial services. Those offerings are becoming increasingly sophisticated: For the first time, ordinary Chinese investors will also have access to watchdog-approved financial advice. The service will be available through a partnership between Ant Financial […]
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China’s Alipay Sets 5-year Goal to Serve 10M SMEs in Europe

“Alipay, the digital wallet from Ant Financial Services Group, announced a new target to support 10 million small and medium-sized businesses in Europe over the next five years, which will be able to serve more than 2 billion potential consumers traveling there from across the globe. Alipay announced the agreement during its Alipay Partners Global […]
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A World of Opportunity: Shopify Launches Partnership with Alipay to Help Merchants Access New Global Consumers

“Today, we’re announcing a partnership with Alipay, Asia’s leading digital wallet platform, unlocking the power of cross-border commerce for Shopify’s merchants. The new payment gateway will allow Shopify merchants to seamlessly accept payments through Alipay from more than one billion annual active users in China alone — and, in the future, hundreds of millions more […]
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Alipay Unveils Enhanced AI-Powered Risk Engine AlphaRisk to Safeguard Businesses Amid Accelerating Digitization

“Alipay unveiled the enhanced version of the AI-powered risk engine AlphaRisk, the core of its world-leading risk and security technologies. Backed by AlphaRisk, Alipay’s fraud loss rate has been kept under 0.64 in 10 million. This means that for every $10 million worth of payments, fraud induced loss is less than $0.64, which is significantly […]
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