Financing the Underfinanced

Online Lending in China

  • Jiazhuo G. Wang
  • Hongwei Xu
  • Jun Ma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jiazhuo G. Wang, Hongwei Xu, Jun Ma
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jiazhuo G. Wang, Hongwei Xu, Jun Ma
    Pages 17-85
  4. Jiazhuo G. Wang, Hongwei Xu, Jun Ma
    Pages 87-107
  5. Jiazhuo G. Wang, Hongwei Xu, Jun Ma
    Pages 109-118
  6. Jiazhuo G. Wang, Hongwei Xu, Jun Ma
    Pages 119-138
  7. Jiazhuo G. Wang, Hongwei Xu, Jun Ma
    Pages 139-148
  8. Jiazhuo G. Wang, Hongwei Xu, Jun Ma
    Pages 149-158
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 159-167

About this book


This book, as a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of one of the fastest-growing industries in China, covers all the most important areas and issues in the country’s online lending industry. It includes, but is not limited to, the history of online lending, the scale of the online lending market, the basic business models in and a risk analysis of online lending, the characteristics of typical online-lending borrowers and investors/lenders, the root causes of bankruptcy among failed online lending platforms, a comparative analysis of online lending platforms inside and outside China, the overall ranking of online lending platforms in China, and, finally, the outlook for the online lending industry in the future. The integration of Internet and finance has, in recent years, been among the most notable topics discussed in the media, the business community and academia, both in China and worldwide. The chapters are supplemented with detailed case studies, which include illustrations and tables, and the book combines theoretical analysis with conceptual discussions of and best practices in the online lending industry. It will be of interest to a variety of readers worldwide, including: (1) existing and potential online borrowers; (2) existing and potential online lenders; (3) investors and professionals running online lending platforms; (4) traditional bankers and major shareholders in traditional financial institutions; (5) staff in regulatory government agencies; (6) academics; and (7) the general public.​


Comprehensive Ranking System Internet Finance Online Lending P2P Lending SME Finance Small Loans

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiazhuo G. Wang
    • 1
  • Hongwei Xu
    • 2
  • Jun Ma
    • 3
  1. 1.MetuchenUSA
  2. 2.ShanghaiChina
  3. 3.ShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-46524-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-46525-7
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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking