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Companies

AmEx Deepens Its Ties in China Via an Acquiring Agreement With Leshua Technology

“U.S. payments networks continue to cultivate their connections to what is for them a potentially massive market in China. In the latest development, Leshua Technology announced early Friday it will support acquiring for American Express Co.’s joint venture in China. AmEx last year became the first foreign payments company to win approval to clear domestic transactions […]
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Global

China Says Measures Applied to Ant Group to Be Imposed on Other Payment Firms

“China’s central bank said on Thursday that anti-monopoly measures applied to e-commerce giant Alibaba’s (9988.HK) financial technology affiliate Ant Group will also be imposed on other payment service companies. China suspended the planned $37 billion listing of Ant Group in November amid growing concerns over banks using third-party technology platforms like Ant for underwriting loans […]
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Global

China Warns Large Tech Firms As Industry Faces Rising Oversight

“China is reining in the ability of the country’s internet giants to use big data for lending, money-management and similar businesses, ending an era of rapid growth that authorities said posed dangers for the financial system. On Thursday, China’s central bank and other regulators ordered 13 firms, including many of the biggest names in the […]
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Global

China Fintech Curbs That Hit Ant Were No Surprise: Ping An

“China’s curbs on fintech that thwarted a massive stock sale by Ant Group Co. have been under consideration for years and weren’t a surprise to those in the industry, according to an executive at China’s biggest insurer by market value. Like Ant, Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. was in the midst of planning a public […]
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Domains

Chinese Consumers Now Make Three Mobile Payments Every Day

“Chinese consumers made an average of three mobile payments a day during 2020, while 98% of the Chinese population consider mobile payments to be their most frequently used transaction method, an increase of five percentage points on last year, a new survey reveals. The number of consumers making mobile payments using a QR code also […]

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Global

PayMyTuition Supports Strategic Expansion in China With Selection of Fiserv to Enable Local Payment Methods for Overseas Services

“PayMyTuition, a leading provider of technology-driven global payment processing solutions for tuition payments, is supporting a strategic expansion in China with the selection of Fiserv to facilitate tuition payments for Chinese students attending colleges and universities overseas. Fiserv will enable PayMyTuition to accept payments using locally preferred methods and then settle the payment with the […]