Didi Chuxing Makes Move into Financial Services

China’s top ride sharing app Didi Chuxing has made the move into financial services by offering car insurance, personal loans and a crowdfunded medical insurance product; the new products are available through the ride sharing app or in a standalone app named Didi Finance; the move will put the company in direct competition with Tencent and Ant Financial; Didi plans to use their vast wealth of data collected to determine credit worthiness and what product is right for an individual person; the company had a tough 2018 with new regulations and violent incidents that put the company in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Source.

Todd is the Chief Product Officer of LendIt Fintech.

He is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists.

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