P2P grows into an adolescent in Malaysia as Kristine Ng, CEO of Fundaztic, gives an overview of the industry and a comparison against equity crowdfunding.
Indonesian startup focuses solely on providing student loans.
Bank Sinarmas has partnered with P2B lending startup Modalku, allocating about US$760,000 for the latter’s platform to fund micro and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Singapore-based Funding Societies, which has secured US$7.4 million in Series A funding, will be using part of the additional funding to meet with regulatory requirements in the three markets it currently operates in.
How should fintech be regulated in Indonesia? DNA gives you an exclusive sneak-peak at direct online lending startup UangTeman’s policy paper.
Banks have the credibility, while fintech startups have the innovation – combine the two and you have a killer formula, says a senior banker.
Fintech players should be cautious, because the increasing digitalisation of the financial services industry brings with it an extra element of risk, warned the Securities Commission Malaysia.
It is in these turbulent times that entrepreneurs thrive, seeing opportunity with the shifting tides and pushing ahead, whilst larger companies contemplate and study outcomes, write Anwar Jumabhoy & Srikrishna Vadrevu.
Singapore fintech startup InvoiceInterchange seeks to solve SMEs’ cash flow issues with peer-to-peer factoring.
Skolafund aims to be the biggest education financing platform in Asia by helping underprivileged students pay their fees via crowdfunding.