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Post-Covid Cold War World Will Be Tough for China’s Ant: Opionion

Ensconced in a lucrative niche at home, Jack Ma’s Ant Group nevertheless has to look outward. And expanding overseas has never looked so difficult for China’s biggest payments app, even with the war chest from what may be a world-record …

Alibaba Unveils Management Changes Including CEO for Ant Financial

Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. and finance affiliate Ant Financial unveiled a series of management changes, including a new chief executive officer for Ant, as they seek to boost expansion overseas and tighten coordination between the two operations. Ant Financial, the …

China’s Ant Financial Provides Health Coverage to 65 Million Clients for Pennies a Month

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. employed about 1.4 million people to peddle policies last year. Yet it’s Jack Ma’s newest online disruptor that is stealing the show — with 50 workers and visions of serving 300 million customers. Ma’s Ant …

Ant Financial Aims to Disrupt Health Insurance with New Chinese Health ‘Collective’

Billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Financial has done more than perhaps any company to disrupt China’s gargantuan banking and asset-management industries. Now it’s trying to re-imagine health insurance. Ant’s Xiang Hu Bao, which means mutual protection, has attracted 50 million people …

Philippine Payments Operator Mynt, Backed by Ant Financial, Plans to Offer Insurance

Mynt, the Philippine payments operator backed by billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Financial, plans to roll out insurance products en route to becoming a sprawling financial services platform in its Chinese ally’s image. The operator of the GCash app is now …

China’s Ant Financial Buys UK Payments Company WorldFirst

Ant Financial, the Chinese financial services giant controlled by billionaire Jack Ma, bought London-based payments company WorldFirst in its biggest overseas deal since a U.S. expansion was thwarted. The acquisition marks the Chinese company’s first big move into the U.K., …

Stolen Apple IDs Used by Hackers to Steal Cash, Warn Chinese Digital Payments Firms

Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd. warned that cyber attackers employed stolen Apple IDs to break into customers’ accounts and made off with an unknown amount of cash, in a rare security breach for China’s top digital payments providers. …

Berkshire Invests $356M in One97, Parent of India’s Biggest Digital Payments Firm

Berkshire Hathaway Inc has acquired a 25 billion rupees ($356 million) stake in the parent of digital payments company Paytm, a source said, its first investment in an Indian startup as it moves into the financial payments sector. The conglomerate …

Reuters: China’s Ant Financial Raises $10 Billion at $150 Billion Valuation

Ant Financial Services Group, operator of China’s biggest online payment platform by market share, Alipay, has closed its latest funding round having raised $10 billion from a clutch of global and local investors, five people with direct knowledge of the …

Ant Financial About To Reap $10 Billion in Fundraising Round

Ant Financial, the Chinese payments giant controlled by Jack Ma, is expected to close a fundraising of at least $10 billion in the next few days, attracting Carlyle Group and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as first-time investors, according …