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  • 5 July 2019
  • banking|digital|Financial Inclusion|Singapore SME|sme lending

The Asian Banker: Validus Capital to apply for a digital banking license

As published on The Asian Banker:  Singapore’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) financing platform Validus Capital (Validus) has announced that it is applying for a digital banking licence with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) when applications open, to help meet the unmet financing needs of SMEs. This follows MAS’ recent announcement to offer five digital […]

  • 5 July 2019
  • banking|digital|Financial Inclusion|Singapore SME|sme lending

Verdict: Singaporean P2P lender Validus Capital eyes digital banking licence

As published on VERDICT:  Validus Capital, a P2P lending platform headquartered in Singapore, is looking to apply for a digital banking licence next month, reported Business Times. Commenting on the move, Validus co-founder and CEO Ajit Raikar said: “We are ready to evolve into a full-service digital bank to connect communities and millennials who are digitally savvy […]

  • 5 July 2019
  • banking|digital|Financial Inclusion|Singapore SME|sme lending

finews.asia: DBS: Incumbents Hold Edge Over Virtual Challengers

As published on finews.asia:  DBS Bank is confident that it will hold its own against challenger banks that are set to shake up Singapore’s banking landscape when digital bank licenses will be issued. Read more →

  • 4 July 2019
  • banking|digital|Financial Inclusion|Singapore SME|sme lending

Dealstreet Asia: Singapore Digest: Validus to seek digital banking licence; ConsoliAds raises Series A

As published on Dealstreet Asia:  Singapore-based P2P lending platform Validus Capital will apply for a digital banking licence in August while digital advertisement optimization platform ConsoliAds has raised $1 million Series A led by 47 Ventures Investments. Read more →

  • 4 July 2019
  • banking|digital|Financial Inclusion|Singapore SME|sme lending

e27: These tech companies are eyeing for Singapore’s digital banking license

As published on e27:  On Friday, June 28, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Chairman Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced that the government is set to issue up to five digital banking licenses to provide an opportunity for non-bank finance industry players to enter the banking scene, which is currently dominated by traditional banking institutions. Read more →

  • 4 July 2019
  • banking|digital|Financial Inclusion|Singapore SME|sme lending

IBTimes SG Desk: Singapore’s SME Financing Platform Validus Capital Applying for Digital Banking Licence

As published on IBTimes SG Desk:  Singapore’s leading small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) financing platform Validus Capital (Validus) has announced that it is applying for a digital banking licence with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) when applications open, to help meet the unmet financing needs of SMEs. This follows MAS’ recent announcement to offer five […]

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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.