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Lexin Fintech offers personal loans to consumers of ages between 18 and 36, and matches these with various funding sources. Photo: Bloomberg

China crackdown snares IPO by online micro lender

Lexin Fintech Holdings, a Chinese online micro lender backed by, sharply cut the amount it hoped to raise in a planned US initial public offering, after shares in its rivals declined broadly on the heels of a crackdown by Beijing on online consumer loan platforms.