Global payments network Thunes announced plans to significantly accelerate the expansion of its operations in Greater China, spanning mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau.
This news follows the recent appointment of Daphne Huang, Senior Vice President for Greater China, who will leverage her deep market expertise to spearhead Thunes’ growth strategy.
Taking into consideration China’s flourishing digital economy, Thunes will intensify its focus on building local partnerships with local digital payment leaders to enable businesses and consumers to make faster and cheaper payments to and from China, supporting business payments, global collections, and virtual accounts setup.
Thunes will also expand its China team, tripling its total headcount in the next 12 months and localising all major functions to ensure better customer service and quality of support.
Additionally, the company will also pilot its virtual account service to connect China-based payment service providers to Indonesian e-commerce buyers.
The ability to issue virtual bank accounts makes it significantly easier for Chinese cross-border sellers to join Southeast Asia marketplaces, and allow them to receive money in their local currency from buyers via local bank transfers.
“This is an exciting moment for me personally and for Thunes as a company, as we plan to dramatically expand our presence in Greater China.
China’s strong standing in digital payments and ecommerce makes it only natural for Thunes to come in and provide the payments infrastructure connecting this dynamic market with the rest of the world,”
said Daphne Huang, SVP for Greater China, Thunes.
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