Financial technology may be evolving at a rapid pace, but well, so is financial crime — meaning that the security of online and mobile payments is a constantly developing area and nowhere more so than biometrics. This is obviously of interest to financial institutions across the globe, like the companyRead More
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Aim big, they say. Ant Financial did just that. The Alibaba affiliate that operates the digital payments platform Alipay, Ant Financial said this week it will sign up 2 billion users in 10 years for the pipeline of its fintech businesses. Those include digital payments, wealth management, financing, insurance, andRead More
Uber’s deal with Alipay is more than just a win for riders of black cars. The deal moves Alipay further toward its goal of becoming a “global lifestyle super app” — Alipay’s words, not ours. Ant Financial, which operates Alipay, recently raised $4.5 billion in what is being called the largestRead More
HONG KONG — The numbers are in “holy *$#%” territory. “The numbers” are for e-commerce sales in China, and they are astounding. In the first two months of 2016, China’s online retail sales hit $98.2 billion, an increase of 27% over the previous year. That puts it on pace to hit around $590Read More
PayPal is to eBay as Alipay is to Alibaba. Only on steroids. To heck with Super Bowl ads — the coolest alternative payments company on the planet is Alipay. So China’s economy is stalling. So regulation gives Alipay advantages over even MasterCard and Visa. Alipay is a payments startup onRead More
Where are mobile financial services most popular? Try your wrist. Finance apps proved to be among the most popular on wearable devices, according to App Annie’s 2015 Retrospective report. On smartphones and tablets, finance apps didn’t make the Top 10. There was one market, however, that proved an exception: China. In China,Read More
There are still Christmas leftovers in the refrigerator, but already it looks like the 2015 holiday season will go down as a momentous one for digital payments. Amazon reported today that nearly 70% of Amazon.com customers shopped using a mobile device this holiday season, while customers shopping on the company’s mobileRead More
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When China’s largest payments processor makes partnership overtures, they deserve notice. That’s what happened today, when Alipay, which has about 700 million registered accounts, said it wants to partner with PayPal, in addition to its ongoing talks with Apple to join Apple Pay.
Bits don’t stop at borders. Bits also don’t stop at category boundaries. Retailers and banks both serve consumers and process payments. For most of the 20th century retailers and banks were partners. In the 21st century digital age, both have to get used to the more complex cooptition reality. BankersRead More