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  • 16 August 2019
  • alternative investing|p2b investing|p2b lending|p2p investing|P2P Lending

Maximizing Returns: Long-Term vs. Short-Term Investments

The pros and cons of long and short term investments, and how they both can work for you.  Harry Markowitz, the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economic Sciences, once said, “I only have one piece of advice: Diversify. And if I had to offer a second piece of advice, it would be: Remember that the […]

  • 16 August 2019
  • p2b investing|p2b lending|p2p investing|P2P Lending|REITS|stocks

P2P Lending vs Stocks vs REITs

Analysing new investment opportunities in P2P lending. Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is a relatively new investment opportunity for Singaporeans. As such, local investors may not realise its full potential, especially when savvy investors are more familiar with more popular stocks and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Here’s how P2P lending compares to stocks and REITs.  P2P […]

  • 11 August 2019
  • p2b investing|p2b lending|p2p investing|P2P Lending

P2P: SME Debt as Must-Have for Investor Portfolios

As published on Crowdfund Insider:  Thanks to the rise of peer-to-business (P2B) lending, the concept of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) debt as an asset class has altered for the better. With low risk of default and high-interest rate returns, it is now possible to invest in SME debt at low minimums. A forward-looking investor […]

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

e27: Validus Uses ML and AI to Enhance 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

P2P Lending: Lessons from Asian Governments | Brink Asia

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

Invoice Financing Driving Singapore SME Growth | Brink Asia

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

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 […]

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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.