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Alipay is an electronic payment system developed and operated by Ant Group, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group. It is the largest payment system in China, with more than 1.2 billion active users as of 2023.

Alipay was founded in 2004 as a means of payment for transactions on Taobao, China’s largest online marketplace. It has since expanded and is now used to pay for goods and services online, in physical shops, as well as for money transfers and other financial services.

Alipay offers a wide range of features including:

  • Payment for goods and services online and in physical shops
  • Money transfers
  • Investments
  • Insurance
  • Loans
  • Savings accounts
  • Instalment Payments

Alipay is available in more than 100 countries and regions of the world. It can also be used to pay for goods and services in Chinese shops, as well as for money transfers from China to other countries around the world.

Here are some interesting facts about Alipay:

  • In 2022, the volume of transactions through Alipay totalled $17.8 trillion.
  • Alipay is the world’s largest mobile payment service provider.
  • Alipay uses advanced security technologies to protect user data.

Alipay is an important player in China’s e-commerce and financial services market. It helps people shop and pay for services more conveniently and securely.

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