In China only prime consumers have credit cards with just 21% of the population carrying one; the delinquency rate on these credit cards is just 1%; consumer credit is more readily available from online lenders where rates are often much higher than they are for credit cards; the credit scoring system in China is getting better and with the ability to package credit card receivables into asset backed securities there is demand on the capital markets side; but banks in China are notoriously risk averse and have yet to expand their credit card offerings. Source.
Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Nexus, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.