News & Insights

  • 7 March 2019

How invoice financing can help drive SME growth and Singapore’s economy

Consider this scenario: you close a major contract with an enterprise client. This is your big break as an SME—the deal that will propel your profits to a level you’ve so far been unable to reach. You make a list of materials you need to buy and a timeline for production. Then you consult your […]

  • 4 January 2019
  • p2b lending|P2P Lending|Singapore SME|SME|SME financing|SME funding|SME Insights|SME loans

How to increase working capital and grow your business

Happy New Year! The start of the year is a great time to sit down and decide on your business goals for 2019. In doing so, it’s important to first take stock of what you set out to accomplish last year, and also check in on your business financial health with these simple questions: Has […]

  • 4 October 2018
  • Singapore SME|SME financing|SME funding|SME loans

An SME owner? Here’s how to get paid faster

Late payments are every SME’s bugbear. No business likes having to chase after payments because it takes up a fair bit of time and resources. Cash flow often becomes an issue that impacts operations and taking on new projects could become tricky. It’s a costly affair that can be mitigated, and here are some of […]

  • 1 August 2018
  • SME|SME financing|SME loans

Questions to ask before seeking financing

Getting a loan for your small business may be a daunting task when the need arises. The bad news? Conventional business loans from traditional financial institutions could be nearly impossible. The good news? You may very well qualify for alternative financing by accessing funds for your business through peer-to-peer lending instead. With a myriad of […]

  • 24 July 2018
  • business loans|SME financing

How much will a business loan cost you?

How much does a business loan really cost you? Taking a loan requires consideration of a number of factors. It is a financial decision that should not be taken lightly. There are three main aspects to factor in how much a business loan will really cost you: Loan Amount Interest Rate Repayment Terms Different types […]

  • 18 July 2018
  • business loans|short term financing|SME financing

How you can better manage business cash flow

Behind every successful business is not just a great idea. One of the most important aspects to ensuring a successful business is proper money management. No matter how profitable your business is, inadequate cash flow management will cause poor business performance. These are the four tips you can follow to better manage business cash flow. […]

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Download our exclusive SME Financing Economic Impact Study

We’re proud to share the findings of an independent study by Steward Redqueen, on the economic impact of Validus’ business financing activity in Singapore. By empowering SMEs through accessible financing, there was a considerable impact in GDP creation, and job growth across these SMEs in Singapore.

Through this report, we hope to highlight the financing challenges SMEs currently face, drive greater awareness on alternative credit sources available to help fuel SME growth and foster ecosystem collaboration.