Lufax Becomes Profitable Ahead of Planned IPO

Ping An Insurance Group’s online lender Lufax reported that it is now profitable and is hoping to keep that trend for the rest of the year; “Lufax’s development is extremely robust. It actually turned around in the first half. We are very confident that it could stay profitable for the full-year,” said Jessica Tan Sin-Yin, Ping An’s chief operating officer and chief information officer, during the Chinese insurance group’s earnings announcement; Lufax is the largest P2P lending platform in China with $225 billion of outstanding loans; according to their latest funding round in January the company is valued at $18.5 billion with 43% being held by Ping An; the company is planning to go public soon and according to CEO Gregory Gibb they have done a lot of homework for Hong Kong ahead of the potential listing. Source