Alternative Financing

Fintech can help bridge the SME financing gap, but there’s still room to play: Top in Tech
Cash flow remains an issue during the Covid-19 era. Can this be a gap that fintech can fill? The latest Top in Tech Talk finds an answer.
Fintech momentum has only grown during Covid-19, and is set to accelerate
In a recent Top in Tech webinar, fintech players in Malaysia show how Covid-19 accelerated their platforms for investors, and talk about the industry going forward.
SCxSC 2020: ECF and P2P platforms in Malaysia breach US$240 mil raised in 2020
In his welcome remarks to the SCxSC Fintech Conference 2020, securities commission chairman Syed Zaid Albar talks about the success of alternative funding platforms, the increase in digital investment, and fascinating trends within the Malaysian fintech scene.
MDEC partners ECF & P2P platforms to promote alternative financing to MSMEs for COVID-19 cash flow relief
MDEC announces a partnership with seven ECF and P2P platforms to promote alternative financing options for MSMEs, which include companies like Ata-Plus, PitchIN.
Regional equity crowdfunding platform launched
The CrowdPlus.asia equity crowdfunding platform has been launched across five Asian markets, with its operator describing ECF as an alternative, if not downright disruptive, avenue for startups and SMEs to raise funds.
Singapore’s ApexPeak acquires Dubai tech startup Cashnomix
Singapore-headquartered non-bank capital provider ApexPeak said it has acquired tech start-up Cashnomix, which has a cloud-based platform – currently in beta – that enables small businesses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ease short-term cash by receiving early payment on invoices.
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