FundedByMe Malaysia announced on Thursday it is kicking off 2017 with the P2P forum entitled “Let’s Talk about P2P Financing” that will gather nine Malaysian registered market operators from the equity crowdfunding and P2P financing space under one roof this coming January 19th at The Gardens Hotel, Mid Valley City.
According to the funding portal, the forum aims to build awareness on the potential of P2P financing and equity crowdfunding as an alternative method to raise funds, highlight new innovative businesses with high growth potential and as a channel to discover these alternative investment opportunities. The forum is expected to be three hours long and will have more than 200 participants. Angelld Quah, Chief Operating Officer of FundedByMe Malaysia, stated:
“We are delighted to have created this platform for all Malaysian registered market operators to come together as a collective group. The group aspires to educate the public and provide insights of what all the operators are doing and use this initiative to grow further the P2P industry in Malaysia.”
The P2P forum will have three-panel sessions, which are Risk and Opportunities in P2P Financing, P2P Financing vs. ECF Investment in Malaysia, and Impact of Crowdinvesting on SME Financing. Kristine Ng, CEO of Peoplender Sdn Bhd, which is one of the six P2P financing registered market operator, explained:
“P2P Financing offers a simple, quick and seamless method for SMEs to raise funds virtually anywhere within the country as long as they have access to the internet. This would enhance access to financing especially for the micro businesses and start-ups. Through forums like these, there’s open communication and face-to-face interaction and therefore, we can educate the SMEs as well as investors better with regards to this fintech.”
“This P2P forum is an excellent opportunity to create market awareness among the public and financial space for this alternative investment option. P2P Financing is a great financial innovation as an alternative to traditional financing options and we look forward to seeing its growth in the Malaysian financial landscape.”