Lending

10 Fintechs That Are Transforming SME Lending

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are innovative, agile and drive competition. However, they’re often shuffled to the back of the line when it comes to accessing credit. Lending to SMEs can be risky and time-consuming. Traditional financial institutions often require

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GHL Rolls Out Grab’s BNPL Service PayLater for Physical Stores

Payment solutions provider GHL Systems will continue the rollout of Grab‘s Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service for its in-store merchants following the enablement of PayLater back in 2021 for online purchases. PayLater by Grab gives consumers the flexibility of

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Will Ablr’s Ethical Approach to BNPL Stand The Test of Time?

”The “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) phenomenon has taken the world by storm. The concept is simple: customers can purchase and pay for items later, in installments, without accruing interest. BNPL has been a godsend for many people, allowing them

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Earned Wage Access Firm Paywatch Bags US$9M to Expand in Malaysia and Beyond

Earned Wage Access (EWA) service provider Paywatch has raised US$9 million in a Pre-Series A funding round led by returning investor Third Prime. The round also received participation from Hana Ventures which is the venture arm of Hana Financial Group

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3 Ways Machine Learning Can Enhance Your Lending Process

A vast majority of the populations in the emerging markets of Southeast Asia, Latin America, and India are at the cusp of financial inclusion, thanks to the growing availability and adoption of digital lending services. The fintech-as-a-service market is predicted

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Funding Societies to Provide Financing for Proton’s Second Hand Car Dealers

SME digital financing platform Funding Societies Malaysia will provide credit facilities for PROTON dealers to finance the purchase of second-hand cars for floor stocking. Dealers who wish to apply for financing may do so via Funding Societies’ online platform. Funding

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KPJ Healthcare Partners Pine Labs to Offer BNPL Payment Option

KPJ Healthcare Berhad (KPJ Healthcare) is collaborating with Pine Labs, a merchant commerce omnichannel platform, to offer flexible payment options for its patients. This service allows payments for KPJ Healthcare’s medical services to be made at Pine Labs’ point-of-sale terminals

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Traditional Banks Woo Malaysian SMEs With Digital Banking

The COVID pandemic has forever changed how businesses operate, from digitising operations, and remote working, to loan financings and banking digitally. While the impact of the pandemic has been felt across sectors of various sizes, Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises

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Funding Societies Appoints M’sia Country Head, Wong Kah Meng Now Group COO

SME digital financing platform Funding Societies Malaysia announced that it has appointed Chai Kien Poon as Country Head of Malaysia. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations of Funding Societies in Malaysia, as well as

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UOB Malaysia Partners SJPP to Provide RM1 Billion in Green Financing to SMEs

UOB Malaysia is partnering Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan Malaysia (SJPP) to launch the U-Green Financing programme, which will support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in embracing sustainability. The bank has allocated RM1 billion for this programme, and SJPP will be

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