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Episode Info: Barry Freeman is a co-founder of PINTEC Group. Barry has lived and worked in China since 2009. Barry has worked extensively in China’s credit markets, investment fund distribution, financial technology and in partnering with existing business and financial institutions. Prior to co-founding PINTEC in 2012, Barry was CFO and Executive Director of Credit Heng, the largest privately funded lending platform for small and medium-sized enterprises in China’s Yunnan Province.In this episode, Barry talks to us about:How PINTECs technology platform is enabling online businesses and institutions to offer innovative financial services at scale in China. How PINTECs digital lending technology provider Dumiao works with online partnership businesses to offer credit to their existing consumers. How PINTECs investment management technology business Xuanji provides robo-advisory and wealth management services for customers at multiple banks and financial institutions. PINTECs online mutual fund distribution business, Hongdian Fund. PINTECs first successful RMB 240 million ABS issuance via the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The developing regulatory environment around fintech in China. We hope you enjoy this Q & A with Barry Freeman.PINTEC Group is a leading end-to-end fintech solution provider to businesses and financial institutions in China. PINTEC was founded in 2012. The name PINTEC derives from chip pin and technology, meaning the company is connecting finance with digital technologies. With its “Powered by PINTEC” strategy, the company provides innovative digital financial services solutions to institutions and their customers. PINTEC’s wholly owned subsidiaries include Dumiao, a digital lending technology platform; Xuanji, a digital wealth-management and robo-advisory; Hongdian Fund, online mutual fund distribution; and Muffin Insure, an online insurance brokerage.Connect with Barry Freeman  LinkedIn | TwitterDetailed show notes* With thanks to Xuan Shi.Introducing Barry Freeman. (00:51) How Barry came to fintech in China. (1:37) Barry's early experience in running a micro-credit business in Yunnan Province, China. (2.30) The emergence of internet finance in China from 2012 and the founding of PINTEC. (3.30) How China became a global leader in fintech market development. (4:45) The driving forces behind the growth of internet finance and fintech in China. (5:10) How China s low friction payments infrastructure has driven the fintech revolution in China. (6:25) How China s regulatory trend has favoured the growth of fintech. (7:23) Why PINTEC calls themselves an enabler for online businesses and institutions by allowing them to offer innovative online financial services to their customers. (9:18) Dumiao, PINTECs digital lending technology business. (10.35) Xuanji, PINTECs robo-advisory and wealth management business. (10.40) Hongdian Fund, PINTECs online mutual fund distribution business. (10.50) Muffin Insure, PINTECs online insurance b...
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