China Disrupted – How Fintech is Changing the Way That 1.5 Billion People Bank

At LendIt USA 2017, Lang Di CEO Gabriel Hai hosted a panel themed how fintechs are changing the way that Chinese people bank; one approach is to use big data technology to reach the individual credit market; panelists agree that China’s fintech platforms are more willing to cooperate with traditional banks, as the banks have a more friendly regulatory environment and sufficient cheap money, whilst platforms are at advantages of bringing new technologies to the cooperation; however, Zhou Xinming, CEO of Hexindai, pointed out that China’s fintech companies’ customer base is more of individual investors rather than institutional investors, and the former are still not financially sophisticated. Source