360 Finance, Inc. (NASDAQ: QFIN) (“360 Finance” or the “Company”), a leading digital consumer finance platform, today announced that its mobile application “360 Jietiao” was among the first batch of financial services apps from 33 companies to complete registration and file records with the National Internet Finance Association of China (“NIFA”), the national self-regulatory body for China’s internet finance industry backed by People’s Bank of China (PBOC).
360 Finance was one of the first companies to submit registration documents and receive a “FinTech Product Certification”, a key credential needed for app registrations launched by the PBOC, as Chinese regulators tighten scrutiny of mobile apps operated by financial institutions amid growing public concern over personal data collection.
Mr. Haisheng Wu, Chief Executive Officer and Director of 360 Finance, commented, “Regulators are cracking down in order to further protect consumers and have put in place a series of rules to strengthen personal data protection. As a company with strong cyber security capabilities in our DNA, 360 Finance places a high priority on providing robust data privacy protections and will never collect data without users’ consent. We have a strict code of conduct that guides our business operations and employee behaviors and we have a technology-driven infrastructure in place that secures our systems. We will spare no effort in safeguarding personal information.”
PBOC issued the notice on the promulgation of financial industry standards and the enhancement of mobile app security in September 2019, and designated NIFA to carry out the registration process. NIFA has required traditional financial institutions and fintech companies to submit self-inspection reports on their financial services apps and approved a list of apps which are in full compliance with the law. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank and Ant Financial are also among the first companies to complete the registration and receive a certification.
SOURCE 360 Finance, Inc.