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China Fintech Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 140 Pages
  • March 2023
  • Region: China
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5176282
China Fintech Market has generated a revenue of USD 85 Billion in the current year and is poised to achieve a CAGR of 18.05% for the forecast period. Payment platforms, which largely derive their user base from thriving e-commerce and social media platforms, by far dominate the fintech space in China. Digital payment is the leading market segment in terms of transaction values. The technologies used or fintech solutions offered in China are not something unique but a more successful adaptation compared to other countries. China has now publicly voiced its desire to be the leading country in financial technology development and adoption. After a few fraudulent practices in fintech, especially in marketplace lending, regulations started becoming more stringent. China’s economy is largely cashless, and it has the highest penetration rate of fintech services among major economies, at 87%.

Almost half the world’s digital payments were made in China through apps, such as Alipay (owned by Ant Financial, an affiliate of e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba) and WeChat (owned by Tencent Holdings). Digitally savvy Chinese consumers, who have few reservations about sharing personal information, are ready to embrace FinTech offerings, creating opportunities for FinTech firms and incumbents willing to take on digital transformation. These opportunities will come initially from the under-banked or unbanked populations of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and consumers with unmet needs. FinTech firms are also targeting the maturing demands of the burgeoning middle class for wealth management, insurance, and private banking.

As a result of the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous industries, including FinTech and markets around the world, were forced to either shut operations or start re-strategizing. The interaction between FinTechs and NBFCs/MFIs accelerated, customer outreach expanded, while partnerships for digitalization, credit underwriting, and loan collections came into being. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital technology adoption in the financial sector and the role of financial technology (fintech) firms in supporting households and businesses during the crisis and beyond.

China Fintech Market Trends

SMEs Fintech Adoption Trends

SMEs are at a different point in their adoption journey compared to consumers. Companies are actively seeking technology solutions to increase efficiency and achieve cost efficiency across their business. They are also subject to regulatory requirements in some markets, which necessitate the adoption of products and services such as bookkeeping tools for audit and tax purposes or business liability insurance. FinTech challengers are rapidly becoming reliable vendors for SMEs in these spaces, which have been historically underserved by incumbents.

Fintech Companies in Financial Industry in China is Driving the Market

Fintechs in China is playing a crucial role in the financial services industry. Segment-wise distribution within the financial services sector, the B2C mode of credit witnesses the highest proportion of fintech companies, followed by consumer finance and third-party payment. Earlier, the fintech market in China is flooded with P2P lending startups. As the government has tightened its control over internet finance due to increased fraudulent business models in marketplace lending, the fintech is shifting to insurance, reg tech, and other B2B models rather than settling for the B2C field.

China Fintech Market Competitor Analysis

The report includes an overview of fintech companies operating across China and within one or a few countries. The report provides detailed profiling of a few major companies, which covers product offerings, regulations governing them, their headquarters, and the sector of operations. Currently, some of the major players dominating the market are Ant Financial, ZhongAn, Du Xiaoman, Tencent and Lufax

Additional Benefits:

  • The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format
  • 3 months of analyst support

Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.1.1 Market Size and Growth Rate of the Fintech Market in China
4.1.2 History of Fintechs in China
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Insights on Various Regulatory Trends Shaping the Market
4.5 Insights on impact of technology in the Market
4.6 Fintech Adoption Across Various Sectors in China
4.7 Role of SMEs in Fintech Growth in China
4.8 Funding Statistics - Investment Flow Into Fintech Companies in China
4.9 Insights into Blockchain and Other Technologies' Adoption Into the Market
4.10 Industry Attractiveness - Porters' Five Forces Analysis
4.10.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.10.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.10.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.10.4 Threat of Substitutes
4.10.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.11 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market
5.1 China Transaction Volumes
5.1.1 Digital Payments
5.1.2 Personal Finance
5.1.3 Alternative Lending
5.1.4 Alternative Financing
6.1 Market Concetration Overview
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Ant Financial
6.2.2 ZhongAn
6.2.3 Du Xiaoman
6.2.4 Tencent
6.2.5 Lufax
6.2.6 JD Finance
6.2.7 Dianrong
6.2.8 Ping An Technology
6.2.9 Tiger Brokers*

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ant Financial
  • ZhongAn
  • Du Xiaoman
  • Tencent
  • Lufax
  • JD Finance
  • Dianrong
  • Ping An Technology
  • Tiger Brokers