Financing

SME Corp to disburse US$2.3 million to pandemic-stricken SMEs through microLEAP
Shariah-compliant peer-to-peer financing platform microLEAP has been appointed by SME Corporation Malaysia as the financial intermediary under its Digital Financing Initiative pilot project. 
Mastercard launches BNPL commercial card for SMEs in APAC
Mastercard has launched a buy now, pay later (BNPL) commercial card for small and medium enterprises.
Funding Societies, Foodpanda unveil pre-approved SME financing options
Funding Societies and foodpanda have unveiled a new initiative for SMEs to get financing without repayment of principal for the first three months.
Pace's BNPL solution gets nod from Valiram, aims to grow further
Fintech company, Pace Enterprise (Pace), has announced an exclusive regional partnership with luxury goods and retail specialist, Valiram.
Majority of Malaysian SMEs Expect Recovery in 2021: Mastercard
A Mastercard survey of 452 small Malaysian business owners who were surveyed online in Q4 2020 came up with various data points that indicates SME owners are a tough breed.
Funding Societies expands to Thailand
The SME-focused digital financing platform was awarded an SEC license earlier, and will be able to extend its funding services to Thai SMEs
MVCA's ‘Startup Support Squad’ to provide advisory support in Malaysia
Malaysia Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (MVCA) hopes its 'Startup Support Squad' will help bring more knowledge and value to local businesses and attract oversea opportunities into the country.
Dropee is second Malaysian startup to be accepted into Y Combinator
Dropee which was birthed from the drop-shipping concept where local independent retailers are able to discover the right suppliers, joins famed Silicon Valley accelerator, Y-Combinator's Winter 2020 cohort.
Funding Societies, SGeBIZ partner to help under-served SMEs in Singapore
Innovations in SME working capital financing to see 20% growth annually Customers can enjoy extended credit terms or collecting payments within 2/3 days  
Codeathon participants track the bad guys with team work, motivation
Participants at the codeathon on Counter-Terrorism Funding share their thoughts on the event.
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