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Chinese authorities mulls Tencent Holdings payments overhaul

The potential move would present a fresh hurdle for Tencent, which along with other internet firms was told in 2021 to cordon off financial services from its main business.

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Chinese authorities are considering requiring Tencent Holdings to include WeChat Pay in a newly created financial holding company, part of an overhaul that may necessitate a new license for the ubiquitous mobile payments service, according to people familiar with the matter.

The potential move would present a fresh hurdle for Tencent, which along with other internet firms was told in 2021 to cordon off financial services from its main business. Similar to requirements imposed on Jack Ma’s Ant Group, Tencent needs to fold its banking, securities, insurance and credit-scoring services into a financial holding company that can be regulated like a

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First Published: Mar 19 2022 | 2:44 AM IST

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