Lending

Fintech CEO Pitch: We Challenged Turnkey Lender with 8 Questions

We recently interviewed Dmitry Voronenko, the CEO and Founder of Turnkey Lender, a Singapore based Lending Software provider. This is our first ever Fintech CEO Pitch series. A challenge for Fintech CEOs who think they have what it takes to

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Philippines’ Digital Lenders Pledge to Weed Out Predatory Behaviour

Members of the FinTech Alliance.ph have agreed to adopt a code of conduct for responsible online lending. This was after 48 online lenders have been cited for alleged unethical collection practices leading to data privacy violation. Over 400 harassment complaints

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Singaporean Personal Loan Startup Helps to Fill up Tedious Application Loans for You

As part of a pilot by the Ministry of Law, a Singaporean fintech startup Credit Culture has just launched its cloud-based loan platform, the first pilot licensee to launch its platform for customers. Based on the Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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An Indonesian Plot Twist: Fintech Akulaku Buys Stake into a Bank

Alibaba-backed Akulaku is the top funded fintech startups in Indonesia, and now a shareholder of a local bank as reported by Katadata. Akulaku reportedly made an Rp 500 billion (approximately SG$48 million) stake into PT Bank Yudha Bhakti Tbk (BBYB),

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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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