Ep217 – EY’s James Lloyd: China’s Not Just Mobile First – Often It’s Mobile Only

Episode 54 · February 24th, 2017 · 33 mins 54 secs

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We talk to James Lloyd about the incredible FinTech innovation and uptake happening not only in China, but across Asia. James is the Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader at EY, and our point of reference for most of the phenomenal stats coming out of the region. Did you know that during Chinese New Year – which is only 6 days – 46 billion transactions happened on WeChat alone? That’s 46 billion “red packets” – the money you send as gifts. 46 billion!

“In London, getting access to a bank account or a credit card or a basic investment or savings product is relatively straightforward,” James says. “In China, traditionally the banks have focused on supporting corporates and state-owned enterprises. So there has been this unmet need, this market gap, that the big technology players have really moved pretty aggressively to fill.”

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