China's Lenders Want to Check Your Social Media

Want a mortgage? Try unfriending your deadbeat pals.

Nothing to hide.

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There have generally been two ways to get a bank loan in China: You either have lots of assets already, or you know somebody powerful enough to pull some strings. That may be about to change -- although, at first glance, the shift might not seem for the better.

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