Yixin Drives Out From Fintech Maelstrom

Former auto lender issues upbeat first-quarter guidance after its transition to loan facilitator Key points: Tencent-backed auto-financier Yixin’s strong first-quarter update shows it’s making progress in transforming from lender to loan facilitator Company’s position remains tenuous as China reportedly considers new regulations on such loan facilitators By Ben Livesey Yixin Group Ltd. (2858.HK), the online auto financier backed by internet giant Tencent, has given investors reason to cheer after recently posting a bullish first quarter update. The announcement provided a lift for the much-scrutinized fintech sector, as well as for…

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