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Indonesian Fintech Investor, BRI Ventures’ CIO Says Company will Use $250 Million Fund to Create “Real Value,” Not Just High Valuations

Indonesia is one of Southeast Asia’s largest markets for digital platforms and services. The country offers an attractive business environment and opportunities for investors who are interested in projects that aim to take advantage of fast-growing economies. BRI Ventures, the investment division of Indonesia’s oldest… Read More

Triyono Gani, Head of Digital Finance Innovation at Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority, Compares Fintech with Traditional Banking

Triyono Gani, the head of digital finance innovation at Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK), notes that it may have taken a long time for people to understand one of Bill Gates’ quotes, “Banking is necessary, but banks are not.”  Gani points out that Gates actually… Read More

Indonesia based Digital Commerce Marketplace Provider Tokopedia Wins “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” Award

Indonesia based Tokopedia, an e-commerce marketplace that had announced a $1.5 billion funding round from Softbank, Alibaba, Temasek back in January 2020, has reportedly won the HR Asia Award 2020. The tech firm has been recognized as one of “The Best Companies to Work for… Read More

Financial Inclusion Rate in Indonesia Reaches Record Highs, but Over 2,500 Illegal Fintech Businesses have been Shut Down

The role of Fintech platforms and services in supporting public services in Indonesia has become more prominent and relevant due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. Fintech service providers are now offering more digital payments options which allow Indonesians to pay for everyday expenses, instead of… Read More

Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association Establishes Task Force to Help P2P Lending Firms Deal with Rising Number of Bad Loans

The Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) has reportedly decided to establish a special task force to assist peer-to-peer (P2P) Fintech companies with the significant increase in bad loans – which may have resulted from the socioeconomic challenges created due to the Coronavirus crisis. Adrian Gunadi,… Read More

Indonesian Fintech BukuWarung Raises Additional Capital From Big Name VCs

BukuWarung, a Fintech based in Indonesia, has received over 8-figure US dollars in funding, spread over three rounds in 2020, according to a note from the company following its graduation from Y-Combinator. Investors in this round include Partners of DST Global, GMO Venture Partners, Soma… Read More

Indonesian Regulators and Fintech Firms are Focused on Balancing Regulations with Responsible Innovation

Indonesia’s regulatory authorities and local Fintech firms have been focused on creating a balance that will support innovative projects in the country, while maintaining regulatory guidelines that ensure consumer protection. Triyono, the head of Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK), stated on September 25, 2020, that… Read More

Fintech Lenders in Indonesia to Support Government with Disbursing Loans to SMEs as Part of COVID Relief Effort

Asosiasi Fintech Pendanaan Bersama Indonesia (AFPI), which is an association of 156 Fintech lenders, is reportedly planning to work cooperatively with the Indonesian government to distribute funds that are meant to offset the economic problems and challenges created due to COVID-19. As of September 2020,… Read More

Low Financial Literacy Is a Major Challenge Keeping Rural Area Residents in Indonesia from Accessing Modern Fintech Services

Industry professionals in Indonesia are calling on Fintech firms to expand their operations outside of Java and partner up with the nation’s government in order to cater to the requirements of the unbanked population. Only 23% of Fintech firms in the country have a reach… Read More

Asian Countries like India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand have One of the Fastest-Growing Digital Asset Markets: Report

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology adoption continues to rise, with banks, institutional investors, and everyday consumers now using these platforms to engage in everyday transactions or to implement various business use cases. According to Chainalysis, the “patterns of cryptocurrency usage” vary widely across the globe. The… Read More

Indonesia’s Fintech Lenders Association Offers to Assist with Disbursing Funds Allocated to COVID-19 related National Economic Recovery Program

Indonesia’s Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) has reportedly offered to help with disbursing funds that have been allocated to the country’s national economic recovery program (PEN). As first reported by the Jakarta Post, the Indonesian government has been struggling to obtain the data required to provide… Read More

Tokopedia Introduces P2P Lending Platform, As Indonesian Government Investigates How Millions of Company’s Customer Data Records were Compromised

Indonesia based Tokopedia, an e-commerce marketplace that had announced a $1.5 billion funding round from Softbank, Alibaba, Temasek back in January 2020, has introduced Dhanapala, a standalone or independent peer to peer (P2P) Fintech lending platform. The Dhanapala app is currently available for download to… Read More

Indonesia’s Rapidly Expanding Fintech Sector May Create New Opportunities for Switzerland based Businesses: Report

Indonesia has a population of around 270 million residents, and most of these people are underbanked or financially underserved. Businesses in the fast-growing economy also don’t yet have access to modern financial services, like the kind we’d typically find in many of the developed Western… Read More

Over 240 Fintech Firms Operating in Indonesia, a Leading Southeast Asian and Global Economy: Report

Indonesia, which has one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia and also ranked high globally, has emerged as a fast-growing Fintech hub. It’s estimated that in the next five years, digital financial services revenues in Indonesia will reach $8.6 billion, meaning they’re increasing at… Read More

Indonesian Digital Wallet Providers GOPAY, Dana, LinkAja, OVO Ranked the Highest with the Most Active Users: Report

Local service providers continue to dominate the digital or e-wallet market in Indonesia, according to a recent report. iPrice Group recently teamed up with App Annie, an app market data and insight firm, to provide the latest developments related to digital wallets in Indonesia (during… Read More

Fintech Sector Participants in Indonesia Reveal that Millennials are Only Saving 10% of Income due to Low Financial Literacy

Fintech industry participants in Indonesia have noted that the nation’s residents have been slow when it comes to adopting the latest technologies in the finance sector. This may be due to relatively lower levels of financial literacy in the country, according to researchers and analysts…. Read More

Indonesia’s Vice President Says Digital Technology and Online Payments have become “Absolutely Necessary” due to COVID-19

Bank Indonesia (BI), the nation’s central bank, introduced the seventh Indonesia Sharia Economic Festival (ISEF) this past Friday. The event took place virtually or online, which was notably the first of its kind in the country. Established in 2014, ISEF is an international event that… Read More

UOB Indonesia Launches TMRW, its Digital Bank, OVO Now Claims it’s the Country’s Largest Fintech Service Ecosystem

UOB Indonesia has introduced TMRW, its virtual bank to serve the local market as part of its strategy to accelerate growth of its business operations in the region. The launch of the digital bank has come after UOB established its business in Thailand in 2019…. Read More

Indonesian Fintech Ayoconnect Raises $5 Million Through Pre-Series B Funding Round

Indonesia-based fintech Ayoconnect announced on Wednesday it raised $5 million through its pre-Series B financing round, which included participation from BRI Ventures, Tokyo Exchange-listed internet company Kakaku.com, Inc., and Brama one Ventures. Existing investors that also participated in the round were Finch Capital and Amand… Read More

Digital Transformation: Indonesia’s Bank BRI Focused on Leveraging Open Banking to Streamline Operations of MSMEs During COVID-19

PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Tbk (Bank BRI), one of Indonesia’s largest financial institutions, is reportedly integrating three core ecosystems (market, digital, village), in order to accelerate the digital transformation of the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector. Bank BRI is a 70% government-owned… Read More

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