In Q4 2018, China’s third-party mobile payment grew by 7.78% to US$7 trillion in Q4 2018. Alipay (53.78%) and Tencent Finance (38.87%) combined had a total of 92.65% market share. The third-party internet payment market shrank by 3.48% quarter-on-quarter to US$0.94 trillion. The top 3 players accounted for 56.42% share of this market. 3rd-party mobile […]
China’s top 3 online banking players accounted for 36.7% of the total monthly active users of the online banking industry in December 2018. UnionPay QuickPass saw a high growth of 289.9% in monthly active users. Alipay’s daily active users grew by 20.2% to 320 million thanks to its Wufu campaign. Both online banking and payment & […]
Alipay announced yesterday it will start charging for its service of credit card repayment from 26 March. Alipay users can still enjoy the service for free for up to 2,000 yuan credit card repayment every month.
Singapore emerged the 3rd largest market in Southeast Asia for Chinese tourists spending over Chinese New Year, with an increase of 34% in average spending per Chinese tourist, according to findings from Alipay on overseas spending and mobile payment behavior of Chinese consumers across the 54 markets where Alipay is accepted during the 2019 Lunar […]
Alipay and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) have deepened their strategic partnership to enhance the travel experience of Chinese visitors with the launch of a new RWS mini-programme available on the Alipay mobile application platform – the first of its kind in Singapore. RWS is also the first integrated resort outside of China to offer a […]
The third-party comprehensive payment market picked up in Q3 after its sluggish start this year, which reached 54.94 trillion yuan (US$8.01T) with a growth of 7.99% quarter-on-quarter. Alipay, Tencent Finance, and UnionPay combined accounted for 87.5% of the total. China’s non-financial institutes that provide payment services processed around 54.94 trillion yuan-valued transactions in Q3 2018, an […]
The third-party internet payment market in China showed no signs of picking up after its slump in Q2, which had been down from 6.96 trillion yuan (US$1.02T) in Q1 to just 6.54 trillion yuan (US$0.95T) in Q3. Alipay, UnionPay, and Tencent Finance combined accounted for 56% market share. China’s third-party internet payment market slid by […]
China’s third-party mobile payment grew by 11.52% to 43.8 trillion yuan (US$6.39T) in Q3 2018. Alipay (53.71%) and Tencent Finance (38.82%) combined accounted for 92.53%, leaving a small space for other players.
92% of mobile internet users in China used mobile payment in Q3 2018, a little decline compared with 92.4% in May, according to the report from Ipsos. The penetration rates of Tenpay (WeChat Pay + QQ Wallet) and Alipay were 84.3% and 63.6% respectively. Around 24% of Tenpay users never used Alipay while only 3.5% […]
The mobile payment transactions totaled 14.92 billion with an amount of 62.88 trillion yuan (US$9.09T) in Q2 2018, an increase of 73.09% and 60.24% year-on-year, respectively. The mobile payment users were expected to reach 650 million by the end of 2018. The young are the major users of mobile payment. 59.9% of mobile payment users […]
92.4% of mobile internet users in China used mobile payment. The penetration rates of Tenpay (WeChat Pay + QQ Wallet) and Alipay are 85.4% and 68.7% respectively. In personal transactions, mobile payment was most frequently used in phone top-up (69%), money transfer (63%), and red envelope sending (60%). Check out more usage scenarios below. The […]
Alipay announced the overseas transaction summary for this year’s Golden Week (October 1-7). It processed 2.2 times as many overseas in-store transactions during this year’s holiday compared to last year. Top destinations by transaction volume are Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan.
Some mobile apps have developed mini-apps in China, which requires no installation and allows instant usage on their platforms by users. The leading ones are WeChat, Alipay, and Baidu while Huawei, Vivo, Xiaomi and 9 other major applications have also developed their own. While WeChat Mini-Programs leads the game, Alipay mini-apps also shows some potential. […]
Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Alibaba Group this week announced a comprehensive strategic collaboration aimed at enhancing the customer experience for travelers. The collaboration encompasses several players in Alibaba Group’s ecosystem including Fliggy, Alibaba Cloud, Alipay and Cainiao Network.
Alipay announced its partnership with Global Tax Free (“GTF”), a tax refund agency, to launch the world’s first paperless mobile tax refund function in South Korea. It simplifies the process by enabling Chinese tourists to apply for and claim tax rebates on their mobile phone app.