WeBank, founded in late 2014, is the first private internet bank in China. Tencent owns a 30% stake in WeBank, while investment firms Baiyeyuan Investment (Not listed) and Liye Group (Not listed) each own 20%. The entity as a whole has registered capital of Rmb3 bn (US$482 mn). WeBank’s scope covers personal banking, corporate banking, and international banking.
In May 2015, WeBank launched its first product ‘Weilidai’, providing personal credit lines to users without the need for guarantee or collateral, (more…)