1. Lufax—Chinese peer-to-peer lender
Value: $10 billion (£6.3 billion).
What it does: Chinese peer-to-peer loans and financing platform, one of the countries largest. As well as operating online, the company has around a hundred shops in 80 cities.
Why it’s hot: Lufax has financed 20,000 loans worth a collective $2.5 billion (£1.6 billion) since launch.
Raised: $485 million (£309 million).
2. Square—smartphone card readers, small business loans, and online payments
Value: $6 billion (£3.8 billion).
What it does: Originally focusing on smartphone debit and credit card readers, the company now has various different ...