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The 5 Best Funding Options for SMEs

5 funding options useful for SMEs

55% of Malaysian SMEs require more funds to operate their businesses. While bank financing can be a good option for SMEs to gain more working capital, there are now alternative funding options. Such alternatives are helpful for small businesses; if they are rejected by one investor, they can try another …

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A Short Guide to FinTech in Malaysia

A Short Guide to FinTech in Malaysia

Prior to mid-2015, FinTech was hardly talked about in Malaysia. Sure, a select few discussed the subject, but there was little interest in financial technology. That is changing; FinTech has become the hot topic among Malaysian businessmen, especially as the sector paves the way forward for innovations in financial services. …

Funding Societies Malaysia Celebrates Official Launch of Its P2P Financing Platform

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Kuala Lumpur, February 22, 2017 – We are happy to have finally launched! Funding Societies is the first P2P financing platform to launch in Malaysia. We provide alternative SME financing and investment opportunities. Globally, peer-to-peer financing is a proven concept. The crowdfunding model has paved the way for SMEs to …

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How P2P Financing Can Support Malaysian SMEs

Malaysian SMEs contribute to 33% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and 58% of the national workforce. By 2020, Malaysia also aims to push SME contribution to GDP to 41% and SME contribution to national exports at 23%. Despite being the backbone of the economy and government ambitions to …

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Crowdfunding vs. P2P Financing

Crowdfunding vs. P2P Financing

If you are looking to raise financing for your small business or startup, there are a lot of routes you can explore. Two of them include crowdfunding and peer-to-peer financing. Generally, both financing models are well-suited to grow and develop SMEs. Where people make the mistake, however, is in believing …

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The Myths and Misconceptions about FinTech

Ever since FinTech shook up the financial world, misconceptions about the sector have entered public thinking. We can’t deny that FinTech is indeed disruptive and revolutionary, but is it honestly going to destroy traditional financial institutions? We don’t think so, thus we invite you to take a look at these …

Funding Societies Malaysia’s 1st Investor Seminar

Funding Societies Malaysia’s 1st Investor Seminar

P2P Financing is an exciting investment opportunity, with (1) high returns, (2) low entry barriers, and (3) a simple and accessible process. Investment risk can also be minimized by diversifying your portfolio. With P2P Financing, a double-digit investment return is certainly possible! We hosted our first investor seminar on 15 February …

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P2P Financing: An Alternative Source of Capital for SMEs

P2P Financing: An Alternative Source of Capital for SMEs

According to a recent study by Deloitte and Visa, around 55% of SMEs in Malaysia need more capital to grow. Moreover, 58% of them decided to put off their financing proposals because they lack the bank requirements. Yet the bank funds available are not enough to cover the national need …

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The SME Funding Gap in Malaysia

The SME Funding Gap in Malaysia

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) throughout ASEAN still have the same problem: limited financing access. This classic issue also haunts Malaysian SMEs. Although SMEs significantly impact national economic development, many financial institutions still find it risky to facilitate loans for potential SMEs. The situation causes SME development to stunt. How …

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The Easy Guide to Crowdfunding

The Easy Guide to Crowdfunding

Any business, no matter how small, needs capital to grow. However, financing is not easy to obtain. Many Malaysian SMEs rely on bank funds to gain capital, but there is a better choice: crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a financial solution that is especially suitable for new and small businesses. The financing …