Internet and mobile payment services have spread like wildfire in China over the last two years, filling the gap which existed in the formerly cash-dominant society for the safe and secure transfer of money and electronic payments. China has only a very limited credit and debit card infrastructure, offering an opening for mobile payments unseen […]
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China, in just a few years, has made the leap from a nearly unwired country to one of the most wired on earth. This incredible transformation has resulted in one of the most internet-driven economies, and because of China’s sheer size, its e-finance and e-commerce companies are among the world’s largest. Users and economic activity […]
Digital or electronic payments have become the go-to method for many consumers in China to pay for purchases and transactions, online or offline. Coming into the digital age with only a limited credit and debit card infrastructure outside major cities, China leapfrogged straight to mobile payments from cash, pushing the trend further than is seen […]
China is leading the way on this front. Only 25% of respondents from China cited cash as the most often used form of payment, compared to 48% who cited e- or mobile wallets as being their top preference according to PayPal.
China’s third-party online payment market had total transactions of over US$820 billion in Q1 2017, led by Alipay (34.7%) and UnionPay, while mobile payment transactions reached US$2,761.78 billion in China, led by Alipay (53.7%) and Tencent Finance. The total transactions of China’s third-party online payment market were 5,584.831 billion yuan (US$820.03 billion) in the first […]
In 2017, China’s travelers are expected to take more domestic trips. “features of the attractions” is the top factor to decide where to visit. Alipay and WeChat appear to be the top payment options for future ticketings. Total transactions of China online holiday booking market reached 96.29 billion yuan (US$13.98 billion) in 2016 and are […]
Over 45 million post-90s users in China signed up Alipay’s Huabei or Just Spend for online shopping payment according to a recent report by Alipay. This payment option serves as a virtual credit card for Chinese online shoppers on Alibaba’s Tmall and Taobao e-commerce sites. That 45 million post-90s represent 47.25% of total Huabei users according […]
Starting on 29 April 2017, users can easily rent a bicycle from one of the six leading bike-sharing companies in China via Alipay without installing additional mobile apps.
Yu’E Bao grows by over 40% QoQ in the first quarter of 2017 and totals 1.14 trillion yuan (US$170 bn).
The rapid growth of social networks and e-commerce platforms has transformed the way people communicate and transact around the world. Integrating digital payments into these growing networks and platforms has presented vast opportunities to drive economic opportunity, financial inclusion, transparency, security, and growth. In practically all countries individuals, businesses, and policymakers are recognizing these opportunities […]
The total transactions of third-party online payment in China totaled 19.2 trillion yuan (US$2.79 trillion) in 2016 with an increase of 62.2%; the growth is slowing down but will continue to grow to 26.9 trillion yuan (US$3.91 trillion) in 2019.
Alipay is in the stage of internal testing its own mini apps following the launch of WeChat Mini Apps on 9 January 2017.