Online banking in China has suffered badly at the hands of online and mobile payment providers over the past few years. In the second quarter of this year, transaction volumes fell for the first time ever.
China Payment Market (Online & Mobile Payment)
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 […]
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 […]
Total transactions of China mobile banking clients totaled 55.63 trillion yuan (US$8.44 trillion) with an increase of 5.1% QoQ. China Construction Bank (26.1%) and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (21%) combined account for close to half of China’s mobile banking market in Q2 2017. Check out mobile payment usage report here…. Log in or […]
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.
Chinese consumers spent US$5.5 trillion via mobile payment platforms in 2016, about 50 times more than their American counterparts. By the end of 2016, Tencent alone saw its active mobile payment accounts exceed 600 million users per month.
“Direct model” payments on online and mobile payment platforms will be replaced by a “network model” operated through the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) network platform, with all direct payments to cease by June 30, 2018, according to a new notice promulgated on August 4th.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) views the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market and industry in China with increasing optimism going into the second half of 2017. On the backs of China’s ongoing supply side reforms, MOFCOM sees an upswing in innovation and internal market development. 2016 saw a rapid increase in the number of […]
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 […]
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.
China internet users totaled 731 million as of Dec 2016, an addition of 42.99 million from Dec 2015. Internet penetration rate reached 53.2%, up 2.9 percentage points from 2015.