Posts Tagged: finance



MergePay is Mint for business, making bookkeeping easier

Running a small business isn’t that simple. One of the most challenging parts is keeping track of the company’s cash flow, receipts, and...

  • March 22, 2014
  • at 1:00 am
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Alibaba will hand out 1 million virtual credit cards next week

Alibaba’s third-party payment system Alipay next week plans to issue one million “virtual credit cards,” according to the company&...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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Chinese online retailer Jingdong offers shoppers up to $2,500 credit line

What if Amazon offered you a loan to buy products on its website? Consumer credit lines are the latest promotion from one of China’s b...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 6:06 pm
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P2P lending service Renrendai handed $130 million to get a head start in China’s budding microfinance sector

Chinese online peer-to-peer lending service Renrendai announced its parent company, Renrenyou, received $130 million in Series A funding,...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Dianrong is first of many Chinese P2P lending sites to get funding in 2014

Chinese peer-to-peer lending service Dianrong raised “tens of millions of dollars” in a series A funding round from Northern Light Ve...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Tencent and Netease to join the personal investment race against Alibaba and Baidu

Following the success of Alibaba’s Yuebao and Baidu’s Baifa online savings fund, Tencent (HKG:0700) and Netease (NASDAQ...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 12:40 pm
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After massive seed funding, Japan’s Moneytree plans to leap into pockets around the world

Moneytree app is all about knowing where you’re spending. The app’s makers, too, are being careful how they’re spending th...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 2:59 pm
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PlayMoolah’s growing up, launches WhyMoolah to teach young adults about finance

Singapore-based financial literacy startup PlayMoolah has today launched a new mobile app that’s sort of a cross between The Game of L...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 5:02 pm
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Bitcoin will change the world, but no one knows how

On a Friday morning in Singapore, an eclectic group of misfits gathered in a room to discuss Bitcoin, a digital currency that’s making...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 2:01 pm
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Virtual credit cards boom in China as Tencent issues one for WeChat users

Within 24 hours of Alibaba announcing it would hand out one million “virtual credit cards”, rival web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) reveal...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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2 of China's web giants want to become banks as China reforms banking industry

2 of China’s web giants want to become banks as China reforms banking industry

China is set to launch a trial program to shake up the nation’s state-owned banks, allowing five new private banks to be set up in the...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 6:55 pm
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WeChat leaps into banking, lets users set up online investment fund

Tencent (HKG:0700) has just joined China’s personal finance race alongside Alibaba and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) with the latest addition to Ch...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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Get your new year finances in shape with budgeting app Saved

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to manage your money better, you might turn to an app like Saved. It’s a new and very s...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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8 tech trends to watch in China for 2014

The new year is a time for reflection, but it’s also a time for looking forward. In this regard, we’ve taken a broad look at some of the...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Ex-Rocket, Groupon guys start CompareHero, a finance comparison site in Malaysia

Comparing prices on loans is useful when planning your finances. Yet, this proves to be an arduous process since you have to manually go to ...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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WeChat to launch banking platform by mid-December

WeChat‘s upcoming financial services platform will be launched in mid-December this year, according to Yicai (article in Chinese). ...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 11:43 am
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Alibaba doubles down on NFC payments as Alipay partners with major Chinese retailer

Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant that’s quickly expanding into financial services, announced on Saturday that it would partner with Yin...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 2:20 pm
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4 ways China’s web giants will beat state-owned banks in consumer finance

In recent months, China’s web giants – namely Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), Alibaba, and Tencent (HKG:0700) – have been applying for f...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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