Funding Societies Malaysia’s 3rd Investor Seminar

Funding Societies Malaysia's Third Investor Seminar

On 22 April 2017, approximately 70 participants took part in Funding Societies Malaysia’s 3rd Investor Seminar. This time, we brought together investors and local SMEs. At the seminar, Funding Societies Malaysia’s CEO, Wong Kah Meng, had the opportunity to address questions from both investors and SMEs on the type of …

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself before Applying for Business Financing

8 Questions to Ask Yourself before Applying for Business Financing

These days, there are more resources available for business financing – from bank financing to crowdfunding and P2P financing. But while the options exist, receiving funding is never easy, especially if you are part of a small business. Then there’s the evaluation bit. Financial institutions and investors review your application …

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4 Steps to Optimize Your Chance for SME Financing Approval

4 Steps to Optimize Your Chance for SME Financing Approval

No matter the economic climate, whether bright or gloomy, SME owners should always manage their working capital well; sufficient working capital is the key to business development. But gaining more working capital is not easy, especially if you were thinking of applying for SME financing. Rejections may be a reality …

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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. …

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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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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 …