Opinion on Financial Services in China

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Competition between Tencent and Alipay set to intensify

Tencent and Alipay have had their biggest showdown so far over digitization of the traditional monetary gifts given in red envelopes for Chinese New Year. With both companies now holding a banking license their battle will escalate in 2015.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015
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Alibaba looks to credit space for growth

Alibaba's financial arm Ant Financial Services (AFS) is set to target the Chinese credit space. By leveraging its roots in e-commerce, the company understands where its strengths lie and how to leverage them to capture market share.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Feb 2015
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Lending Club justifies the hype

The US peer-to-peer (P2P) provider Lending Club's new tie-up with Alibaba, just weeks after its successful initial public offering (IPO), offers proof that P2P lending is evolving from a niche concept into a mainstream source of finance.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Feb 2015
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Renminbi products a necessity for the HNW market

Being able to provide HNW individuals with access to renminbi investments is no longer a competitive advantage but a necessity for the HNW market.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Feb 2015
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Alipay's foreign expansion strategy will pay off

Alipay is aiming to expand into foreign markets and is in talks to acquire a payment provider in India. The strategy is a smart move and confirms Alipay is seeking to target companies and markets with the greatest potential for payment provision.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2015
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Chinese HNW expats: Hong Kong's loss is Australia's gain

The suspension of Hong Kong's Capital Investment Entrant Scheme and the launch of a new investor visa in Australia will directly lead to a large influx of cash-up Chinese expats down under.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2015
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Chinese equities: outlook remains positive

China's recent share market rally was interrupted by the country's securities regulator cracking down on margin accounts to curb excessive speculation. However, our view on Chinese equities remains positive.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2015
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Alipay must push its international relevance

Alipay will need to effectively communicate its relevance to overseas markets, before it is branded as just another payment company for Chinese consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Nov 2014
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Business advisory services key in China

Starting up a business is the most common reason that HNW individuals emigrate to China, suggesting that assisting clients during the start-up phase is critical. Yet few wealth managers offer targeted services.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2014
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Ant Financial shakes up Chinese banks

Having received approval to set up its own banking entity by the Chinese regulator, Ant Financial Services has several advantages on its side when it comes to shaking up a market that has been dominated by the state banks.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2014

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