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MYbank Deepens Push for Business Big Banks Won't Touch

  • Lender to keep expanding its customer base, president says
  • Online bank started two years ago focuses on small businesses
Jack Ma.

Jack Ma.

Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

MYbank, the two-year-old Chinese online lender that already has 3.5 million small-business customers, plans to push deeper into a segment that’s long been shunned by the country’s largest banks.

MYbank wants to capitalize on its links to billionaire Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. by offering loans to the more than 10 million smaller merchants that use the company’s e-commerce platforms, MYbank President Huang Hao said in a June 29 interview. Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliate, owns 30 percent of the online lender.