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  • 24 December 2018

PORTFOLIO Magazine: Fearless Forecast

December 2018 As published on PORTFOLIO Magazine‘s Fearless Forecast article: Read more →

  • 20 December 2018
  • Economy|Singapore SME|SME financing

MONEY FM 89.3: What’s the 2019 outlook for SMEs

US-China trade tensions – on top of perennial concerns like cash flow and talent retention – are among what’s causing SMEs to expect a decline in turnover this year. But what’s in store for 2019? Our CEO and Co-founder Ajit Raikar shares his insights with Michelle Martin & Bernard Lim on MONEY FM 89.3’s The […]

  • 26 November 2018
  • Singapore SME|SME financing|SME funding|SME loans

The Business Times: Empowering the Unbanked and Underbanked

As published on The Business Times:  THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: How might fintech exclude, just as it includes, if not done right? What other market segments need improved access to financial services? Read more →  

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

P2P Lending: Rise in Southeast Asia | Brink 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: 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 […]

  • 9 October 2018
  • Singapore SME|SME financing|SME funding

Midday with Howie Lim, Money FM 89.3

In a radio interview on MONEY FM 89.3’s Midday with Howie, our CEO and Co-founder Ajit Raikar, discussed the latest Validus-NUS Credit Brief and the outlook for Q3 and Q4 for Singapore SMEs. Here are key excerpts: Important tips for SMEs in managing their finances well: Know how much you have to borrow Know how […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 August 2018
  • business financing|business loans|p2b lending|Singapore SME|SME financing|SME loans

Digi News Asia: Validus Capital Funds Local SMEs

As published on Digital News Asia: SINGAPORE-based SME financing platform Validus Capital (Validus) has surpassed over S$100 million (RM73.44 million) in funding for local SMEs and businesses.

  • 2 August 2018
  • business financing|business loans|p2b lending|Singapore SME|SME financing|SME loans

Fintechnews: Validus Surpasses $100M Funding Milestone

As published on Validus, co-founded by former DBS Bank SME head Ajit Raikar is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform that helps connect Singapore’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to accredited investors and financial institutions

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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.

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