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

Validus Capital Eyes Digital Banking License in Singapore

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

DealStreetAsia: Validus Seeks Digital Banking Licence

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

SME Financing Platform Validus Applies for Banking License

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 […]

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

e27: Validus to Apply For Singapore Digital Banking Licence

As published on e27:  Singapore’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) financing platform Validus Capital has announced that it is applying for a digital banking licence with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to help meet the unmet financing needs of SMEs. Read more →

  • 4 July 2019
  • Asean|fintech|SME financing|VCs

Southeast Asian Dark Horses Attract USD 4.24B Investment

As published on EqualOcean:  Considering that regions vary in economic and industrial development status, entrepreneurs and investors make great efforts to summarize regular patterns from developed countries, by analyzing multiple factors such as resident income, labor cost, communication and internet infrastructure, policy and political environment, and so on. These specialists are trying to figure out what factors enable […]

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

BT: Validus to Apply for SG Digital Banking License

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

P2P Lending: A Prime Investment Opportunity | Validus

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 […]

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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.

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