Funding History
Round Size Investors Date
US$1200m Bank of China, China Minsheng Bank, Guotai Junan Securities 19 Jan 2016

Latest Editorial11

Banking Beyond The Hype - Fintech Investment Levels Off

Fintech continues to be one of the most exciting and well-funded spaces in tech. Potentially huge profits are attracting startups and investors to take on banks and major financial institutions. From currency conversions to lending there’s a whole...

Read More28 Oct 16
Online Lenders Need To Get Their Act Together To Survive

Online lenders are in trouble. LendingClub is mired in a scandal that’s already claimed its CEO, Prosper Marketplace is laying off 28% of its workers and Avant is seeing its loan volume tumble. To make matters worse, after a long period of ignoring...

Read More12 May 16
European Fintech Taking On The US

In an important milestone for fintech, Germany’s Raisin just reached EUR1bn (USD1.1bn) in assets on its platform. It’s the first European fintech startup to do so and the third in the world after Wealthfront and Betterment - both of which are from...

Read More26 Apr 16
Fintech Investment Doubles, But Focus Shifts

Fintech is changing fast. Lending and blockchain are 'in' when it comes to investment, while payments and bitcoin are 'out'. Investors are increasingly seeing bitcoin as a pipe dream while the disruption of payments is far enough along to make it...

Read More13 Apr 16
Quarterly Deal Book – VC Funding Steady At USD18bn, But Cracks Appearing

There’s a lot of talk among investors and global tech communities about a slowdown in the levels of VC funding and massive valuation rises seen over the past couple of years. However, the first quarter of 2016 saw funding levels remain flat from the...

Read More12 Apr 16
Borrowed Money - 5 Most-Interesting Recent Lending Deals

It was a mixed start to the year from fintech. For fintech firms in China it’s a strong start to the year, with several picking up huge USD1bn+ rounds, while other fintech-focused regions saw falls in funding levels. Lending firms continue to pick up...

Read More12 Apr 16
London Bids To Be Fintech World Capital

What are London’s chances of becoming the world’s leading fintech capital? Well if you ask London’s financial executives pretty good. In fact, 92% of them say that they are confident the UK can become the world leader in fintech. "Fintech has...

Read More05 Apr 16
7 Significant Fintech Investments in 2016

Online lenders in China, a New York robo-advisor and a UK challenger bank. These were the most important fintech deals in a very impressive Q1. Fintech Q1 At A Glance > Fintech companies raised USD2.6bn in Q1 > Average round size was USD24m > Median...

Read More01 Apr 16
Like It Or Not, Banks Will Help Fintech Startups Grow

People working at fintech startups often take great pains to talk up how different they are from the rest of finance. It’s a way of distinguishing themselves from the still unpopular banks. When Christian Faes of LendInvest describes banking as “a...

Read More18 Mar 16
January Deal Book - Global Investment Rockets 244% For Strong Start To 2016

After December suggested a marked slowdown in venture capital investment January experienced a surge in funding. Total global investment reached almost USD12bn, the largest total for a single month tracked in recent years. It represents a year-on-year...

Read More16 Feb 16

Live Global News 10

Chinese-backed fintech startup Mioying takes robo-advisory suite to Hong Kong
Read More09 Mar 17 Finextra - Lastest Headlines
Accenture/CB Insights Report: Asia-Pacific Fintech Financing Eclipsed North American Investment in 2016
Read More28 Feb 17 Crowdfund Insider - RSS Feed
Report: P2P Lender Lufax Moving Away from Loans & Into Wealth Management
Read More25 Feb 17 Crowdfund Insider - RSS Feed
Fintech VC Backing Dipped 13 Percent in 2016, Mirroring Rest of Tech
Read More15 Feb 17 Xconomy
Credit China Fintech is Making Waves with $30M Bitfury Deal Following Ping An Investment
Read More26 Jan 17 Crowdfund Insider - RSS Feed
China’s fintech industry shows where the rest of the world is heading
Read More21 Jan 17 Tech in Asia