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2017 Onwards: FinTech as the Future of Inclusion

2017 Onwards: FinTech as the Future of Inclusion

2016 was a year of surprises, a year mostly remembered for two political upsets: the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Observers noted that 2016 was characterized by rising anti-globalization. Yet despite the retaliation towards globalization, the genie can’t be wished back …

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Choosing the Right Crowdfunding Product

Choosing the Right Crowdfunding Product

Interested in raising capital through crowdfunding? We’re not surprised. After all, crowdfunding comes with some pretty sweet advantages. The crowdfunding process is quick and simple – often entirely online. Because crowdfunding requires no collateral, it is a great alternative to traditional financing products. There are three major forms of crowdfunding: …

4 Advantages of Crowdfunding and P2P Financing

4 Advantages of Crowdfunding and P2P Financing

Crowdfunding and P2P financing have recently gained popularity as alternatives to funding options from more traditional financial institutions, especially for SMEs and small businesses. Both crowdfunding and P2P financing are new methods to gain capital. Despite the relative newness of both these financing models, it seems they are here to …

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5 Lessons for Small Business Growth

5 Lessons for Small Business Growth

Are you thinking of growing your business to the next level but don’t know where to start? Here are 5 lessons to help you grow your business effectively. Lesson #1: Conduct market research Never enter a war zone unless you know it well. Strong words, we know. But taking a …

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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. …

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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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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 …