Ant Financial: the iconoclast the world needs to watch

Chen Long, chief strategy officer at Ant Financial, talks about the fintech firm’s plans to rebuild finance to fit in with customers’ needs

Ant Financial, the private company behind China’s largest digital payment service provider Alipay, has plans to shake up financial services globally.

In a wide-ranging conversation with FinanceAsia, its chief strategy officer, Chen Long, covered topics from the direction of financial regulation in China at a time when Beijing is looking to secure more control over the Big Tech to the firm’s overseas expansion plans.

Long, a former finance professor who joined Ant Financial in 2014, also delved into controversial areas such as customer privacy in the era of big data, as well as how the firm defends itself against cyberattacks and what China’s ban on...

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