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  • 6 August 2019
  • AI|fintech|fintechsg|Machine Learning

e27: Building trust in Machine Learning and AI in digital lending

As published on e27:  From fraud prevention to investment predictions and marketing, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are recent cutting edge developments in the finance industry. Read more →

  • 25 February 2019
  • fintechsg|P2P Lending|Singapore SME|SME financing

Brink Asia: P2P Lending: Lessons from Asian Governments

As published on Brink Asia:  By Ajit Raikar, CEO and C0-founder This is the first article in a weeklong series on fintech. The digital transformation that has swept industries from retail to transportation has now set its sights firmly on the financial services industry. Though financial services have been computerized for several decades, a true transformation has […]

  • 8 February 2019
  • p2b lending|P2P Lending|Singapore SME|SME financing|SME Insights|SME loans

Brink Asia: How Invoice Financing Is Driving Singapore’s SME Growth

As published on Brink Asia:  By Vikas Nahata, Executive Chair and Co-Founder Small and medium-sized enterprises or SMEs are the driving force behind Singapore’s economy. They comprise 99 percent of the country’s 220,100 businesses, employ two-thirds of the workforce, and contribute 49 percent of gross domestic product. Read more →

  • 15 November 2018
  • p2b lending|P2P Lending|Singapore SME|SME financing|SME Insights

Brink Asia: Sustaining the Rise of P2P Lending in Southeast Asia

As published on Brink Asia:  By Ajit Raikar, CEO and C0-founder Peer-to-peer (P2P) business loans have fast risen to complement more traditional financial institutions, helping small and medium enterprises grow. Asia is no exception to the global influx of P2P lending platforms, particularly in Southeast Asia and China. Read more →

  • 25 October 2018
  • alternative financing|alternative lending|fintech|p2b lending|P2P Lending|Singapore SME

Singapore: The Tiny City-State Leading Southeast Asia’s FinTech Charge

by Vikas Nahata, Chairman & Co-founder Globally, FinTech solutions are on the rise, transforming financial ecosystems and the lives of people across borders. Such solutions have attracted companies and capital in the US, India, and China. In Q1 2018, VC-backed fintech companies around the world raised $5.4 billion across 323 deals, with the largest increase […]

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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.