Lending

SC and SME Corp to Boost MSMEs’ Access to Capital Market Financing

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and SME Corporation Malaysia will collaborate to ease micro, small and medium enterprises’ (MSMEs) access to capital market financing. The three-year MoU signed by both parties aims to build a strong pipeline of capital market-ready

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Thought Machine’s Modern Core Enables Nikel to Close the Small Business Credit Gap

Thought Machine, a cloud-native banking technology company, has empowered Nikel, a fintech startup that unlocks credit for millions in Southeast Asia, to streamline its lending process and develop new products more quickly. Founded in 2018, Nikel which rebranded from Impact

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Why Digital Lending is the Next Frontier for This Malaysian Payments Giant

Closing in on 30 years as a groundbreaking payment solutions provider in Southeast Asia, GHL Systems Berhad today can lay claim to an expansive payments footprint comprising over 452,800 touchpoints across Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia. Now, GHL

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HSBC Sets up RM500M Lending Fund for Malaysian Series B Startups and Beyond

HSBC Malaysia has launched a RM500 million lending fund for the local tech-led businesses and emerging startups from Series B stage and beyond. The bank said that the ‘HSBC New Economy Fund’ is part of its commitment to support the

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CTOS Acquires Telco Credit Scoring Firms in Indonesia and Philippines

Credit reporting agency CTOS Digital has acquired 100% of the Philippines-based FinScore and 80% of PT Prime Analytics Indonesia in deals worth US$ 5.9 million and US$ 475,000 respectively. The acquisition of these two telco scoring companies in ASEAN marks

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Funding Societies Partners With CGC Digital to Empower Malaysian MSMEs

SME digital financing platform Funding Societies has partnered with CGC Digital, the fintech subsidiary of Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia (CGC) to empower MSMEs in the country. Through the partnership, CGC Digital developed a new digital credit guarantee product for CGC

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Capital A, UnionDigital Bank Offer Fly Now, Pay Later for AirAsia Flights

Capital A has inked a partnership with Philippines’ UnionDigital Bank that includes its three subsidiaries; AirAsia, airasia Superapp, and its fintech arm BigPay. UnionDigital Bank will be providing embedded finance in partnership with BigPay within the airasia Superapp, the main

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Atome’s BNPL Payment Option Now Available on Malaysia’s TikTok Shop

TikTok Shop has integrated Atome‘s buy now, pay later (BNPL) payment option to bolster the e-commerce landscape in Malaysia. Consumers will have the flexibility to make purchases and spread deferred payments over three or six months with Atome now live

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CapBay Surpasses RM1 Billion in P2P Financing

CapBay, a Malaysian multi-bank supply chain finance and peer-to-peer financing (P2P) platform, announced that it has disbursed over RM1 billion in P2P funding to more than 400 underserved SMEs in Malaysia. The firm attributed its P2P’s success to its advanced

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