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  • 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 →

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

sgsme and The Business Times: Vertex-backed Validus to apply for Singapore digital-banking licence

As published in sgsme and The Business Times:  SINGAPORE’S largest peer-to-peer lending platform Validus Capital will apply for a digital banking licence here, joining a growing chorus of non-bank challengers looking to edge into this new space. sgsme → The Business Times →

  • 18 June 2019
  • alternative investing|alternative lending|p2p investing|p2plending

Crowdfund Insider: Why P2P Lending is a Primary Investment Opportunity

As published on Crowdfund Insider:  The Fintech space has seen significant investment growth in recent years. Out of 310 private companies valued at over US$1 billion globally, 10 percent are in the Fintech sector, according to CB Insights. Only two other sectors claim a larger share of the unicorn pie, and they’ve both been around longer—internet […]

  • 17 June 2019
  • alternative lending|p2b lending|sme lending Peer Lending Activities Stay Vibrant In ASEAN

As published on  Although the US-China trade tensions could cause banks to scale back loans towards small-medium enterprises, the region’s fintech operating in the peer lending space continue to grow their loan books. Read more →

  • 10 June 2019
  • VFTT|Views from the top

The Business Times: It starts from the top

As published on The Business Times:  THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: As a business leader, how do you “get the organisation’s culture right” – and ensure the values preached are practised on the ground? Read more →

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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.