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TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 5:23 AM

Go-Jek snags investment from Thailand’s largest lender

Ride-hailing giant Go-Jek has secured an investment from Siam Commercial Bank Pcl, the Thai lender that counts King Maha Vajiralongkorn as its biggest shareholder, according to people familiar with the matter.

TECH 28 Aug 2018 | 9:30 AM

Google teams with banks to launch digital lending for India

Alphabet Inc’s Google is partnering with four Indian banks to grant consumer loans online, as the fight for a US$1tril (RM4.09tril) digital finance market intensifies.

TECH 24 Oct 2017 | 10:00 PM

China court uses social media to shame debtors

A local court in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou is using social media to shame people into repaying their debts.

TECH 13 Apr 2017 | 2:30 AM

China live streaming: Would-be Internet stars boost billion-dollar market

Jing Qi, a part-time presenter on the live streaming platform Huajiao, underwent cosmetic surgery in March to improve her chances of becoming an Internet celebrity.

TECH 10 Apr 2017 | 6:59 AM

British lender Wonga warns customers of personal data hack

British lender Wonga has warned customers in Britain and Poland that their personal data may have been stolen in the latest major corporate security breach.

TECH 03 Apr 2017 | 6:59 AM

Ride-hailing firm Grab agrees to buy Indonesian payment startup Kudo

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab said it has agreed to buy Indonesian online payment startup Kudo, marking the first investment under a recently announced plan to commit US$700mil (RM3bil) to its largest market.

TECH 15 Dec 2016 | 3:30 AM

Meet the Ma family: How millennials are changing the way China thinks about money

Ma Yiqing, 24, is typical of China's younger generation – he uses his credit card frequently and borrows from online platforms to fund his shopping habits. In a pinch, he is happy to fall back on a lender closer to home – his mum and dad.

Technology 11 Jun 2015 | 4:26 PM

Automated lenders threaten to eat banks' lunch

When Kevin Pereira needed a loan last year for his shaving gear business, his bank, Wells Fargo, considered his application and turned him down.