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Top 5 Crowdfunding Platforms in Philippines 2018

The emergence of crowdfunding activities in the Philippines in recent years now valued to millions has compelled the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to craft rules and regulations that will govern them. In fact SEC announced last December that it

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Singapore’s P2P Lending Platforms and Industry: an Overview

Southeast Asia’s alternative lending space, although relatively small when compared with the likes of the UK, the US, or China, has witnessed significant growth in recent years, led predominantly by increased activity Singapore. Alternative lending refers to financial channels and instruments

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The State of Equity Crowdfunding Malaysia

Equity crowdfunding is a mechanism that enables the general public to invest in typically early stage businesses. In return for the investment the investors are typically given a small piece of equity in return (think Kickstarter but instead of rewards

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Peer-to-Peer Lending in China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has become a global phenomenon. In Asia in particular, alternative financing has experienced an explosive growth. Asia’s large population of smartphone-savvy and unbanked makes it a prime market for alternative lenders. These leverage digital platforms and technology

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Opening Shot For International Regulation For The Fintech Industry

There is a Chinese saying that roughly translates to ‘A Tall Tree Catches The Wind’ (树大招风) and this is an adept saying for the Fintech industry. The fintech industry had grown from its nascent stage in 2005 and it is

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3 Alternative Ways for Singapore SMEs to Get Funding

Singapore’s economy faced strong headwinds in 2016 and most key business indicators and economists have expressed pessimism for 2017. The Singapore economy is “in for a tough period that will last for a while,” said deputy prime minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in

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Singapore’s Crowdfunding Scene

In Asia, crowdfunding is still relatively new and in early stages of development when compared with the likes of Europe or North America. In Singapore, however, crowdfunding appears to have taken off, becoming a popular way for entrepreneurs to raise

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Asia’s Top 7 Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is the loan of money to individuals or businesses through online services that match lenders directly with borrowers without going through a traditional financial intermediary such as a bank. P2P lending first appeared in 2005 with the

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Zidisha: Crowdfunded Microloans to Reduce Poverty

In the context of financial inclusion, fintech holds boundless potential. Fintech players, who use software and digital platforms to deliver financial services to consumers, are helping in making financial products and services more attainable than ever. According to Julia Kurnia,

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An Introduction To Fintech

Fintech, an abbreviation for financial technology, is most certainly one of the hottest new trends in the digital age. Why? Well, because it comes with the promise of radically changing the way we live and conduct business. These fintech firms

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