Ant Financial Changing Name to Ant Technology Group

China’s fintech behemoth Ant Financial is changing its name; Ant Financial Services Group has received approval to change its name to Ant Technology Group Co., with the company saying it wants to be known in English as Ant Group Co.; they are deemphasizing the financial services piece as they see themselves as more of a technology company today; they have often preferred to be known as “techfin” rather than fintech and this name change makes that point clearly. The Wall Street Journal.


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    Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.

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