Lending

Finaxar Wins the Visa Everywhere Initiative with its Financing Solution

Visa announced Finaxar as the winner of the Visa Everywhere Initiative (VEI) 2019 during the Singapore finals. Finaxar is perhaps best known for partnering with Lazada to offer financing for its merchants. It was chosen from a group of ten

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Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Says It Will Be Piloting P2P Lending Soon

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue announced during a ministerial meeting recently that the Vietnamese government will soon issue a decision to allow a pilot implementation of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending before officially developing a regulatory framework for the new fundraising

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Grab Launches “Buy Now Pay Later” and an Online Store Checkout Plugin

During Money 20/20 today, Grab made a few announcements along the fintech vertical, focusing particularly on areas that have historically proven to show high potential in the SEA region. Two of those efforts, like SME micro-loans and insurtech is already known

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UOB Expands Their 15-Minute Loan Approvals for SMEs with OctoRocket

With the signing of a memorandum of understanding, UOB will enable small businesses that use OctoRocket for at least six months to apply for financing directly on the platform itself. Instead of relying on a small business’ financial statements, the UOB

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Rely Nets 7-Figure Funding for Enabling Online Payments in Installments

Rely just announced a seven-figure Pre-Series A funding led by Goldbell Financial Services. Additional funding comes from Octava, a family office based in Singapore among other strategic investors.The exact figure was not disclosed. Rely is a local fintech company that

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P2P Lender Validus Raises Over $US 14 M in Oversubscribed Series B Funding

Validus a P2P lending platform announced today that it has successfully raised $US 14 Million in an oversubsribed series B funding round. Investment in Validus’ Series B round was led by FMO, Netherlands’ public-private development bank. FMO has over 300 investments

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Serial Entrepreneurs Can Now Apply for Loans with OCBC Before Even Incorporating

OCBC Bank has officially launched a new business dedicated to supporting serial entrepreneurs as they establish and grow new businesses. The bank claims that this is the first offering of its kind for small businesses in Singapore. According to OCBC

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P2P Lending and Digital Lending Fintechs Active in Southeast Asia

The size of the Southeast Asian alternative financing market grew from US$46.65 million in 2015 to a whopping US$215.9 million the following year. That’s almost a fivefold leap in market value in just the span of a year, according to a study

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It’s Not Just the Ride Hailing Fight That’s Begun with Go-Jek’s Entry into Grab’s Hometown

Go-Jek just announced the launch of its beta app in Singapore, which means that Singaporeans will be able to download Go-Jek on Android and iOS stores starting today. Since Uber’s exit of Southeast Asia, this will be a significant competition

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6 Proudly Singaporean Companies in KPMG’s Fintech100 This Year

The 5th iteration of KPMG’s annual Fintech 100 list has come out recently, in a bid to highlight dynamic fintechs from around the world that are doing something right in the financial services industry, be it digital payments, lending, insurtech,

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