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Indonesian P2P Lender Amartha Acquires $28M in Capital from Women’s World Banking Capital Partners II, MDI Ventures

Indonesian peer to peer lender Amartha has acquired $28 million (appr. IDR 405 billion) in capital from Women’s World Banking Capital Partners II (WWB) and MDI Ventures. Amartha‘s round also received contributions from existing investors Mandiri Capital Indonesia and UOB Venture Management. WWB Capital Partners… Read More

Indonesia based Bibit, a Digital Investment App Provider, Secures $65M via Round led by Sequoia Capital India

Indonesia-based Bibit.id, a digital investment app provider, has reportedly secured $65 million in capital via a round led by Sequoia Capital India. Bibit’s investment round was also joined by Prosus Ventures, Tencent and Harvard Management Company. Existing investors AC Ventures and East Ventures also took… Read More

Binance Smart Chain Reaches All-Time High Transaction Volume, Binance Launchpad Announces Support for Tokocrypto

The blockchain-based decentralized applications (dApp) industry has seen “tremendous” growth, according to a report from DappRadar. There’s been a 639% increase in active wallets across all blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled platforms during Q1 2020. The report reveals that there were around 458,000 daily… Read More

Atome Financial, Parent of BNPL Company Atome, Finalizes Acquisition of Indonesia’s PT Mega Finadana Finance

Atome Financial, the parent firm of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) company Atome, has reportedly finalized its acquisition of financing service provider PT Mega Finadana Finance in Indonesia. The terms of the deal have not been shared publicly. The acquisition should help Atome Financial with… Read More

Indonesia based Validus Subsidiary Batumbu Obtains Regulatory Clearance to Provide Digital Financing

Indonesia-based Validus’ subsidiary Batumbu has obtained regulatory clearance to serve as a licensed and authorized online financing platform. The approval has been given by the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK). Since it first began offering services in 2019, Batumbu has reportedly issued more than S$207… Read More

Indonesian Online Wallet Platform LinkAja Selects Indian Software Firm PureSoftware’s Arttha Digital Payments Suite

Indonesia’s digital wallet platform LinkAja has chosen Indian software firm PureSoftware’s Arttha digital payments suite which will be powering the wallet provider’s core systems. The move is said to be consistent with LinkAja’s goal to further expand and strengthen its market presence as a payment… Read More

Asian Fintech WeLab Finalizes $75M Series C-1 Funding Round led by Allianz X

WeLab, an established Asian Fintech firm, has finalized its Series C-1 $75 million funding round, which was led by Allianz X. Allianz X is the digital investment division of Germany’s Allianz Group, one of the world’s largest insurance service providers and fund managers. Since launching… Read More

Indonesian Fintech PAYFAZZ Invests $30M into Singapore’s Xfers to Enable Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia

Indonesia-based Fintech firm PAYFAZZ has revealed that it invested $30 million in Xfers, a Singapore-headquartered business. The investment was made to establish a new financial entity, known as the Fazz Financial Group (FFG). PAYFAZZ stated that the companies will be keeping their respective names while… Read More

Indonesia-Based Digital Payment Infrastructure Xendit Secures $64.6 Million Through Series B Investment Round Led By Accel

  Xendit, an Indonesia-based digital payment infrastructure, announced on Wednesday it secured $64.6 million through its Series B investment round, which was led by Accel with participation from YCombinator. Founded in 2014, Xendit is a fintech that provides payment solutions and simplifies the payment process… Read More

Asia: P2P Lending Investment Outlook for HNWIs and Institutional Investors

The ASEAN economy is expected to become the fourth-largest economy in the world by 2030, growing at a pace of over 5% per year. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the biggest contributors to this regional growth — they account for between 89% and 99%… Read More

Indonesia: Crowdo Launches Incorporates Digital Banking with SME Services

Crowdo has announced the launch of a new platform in Indonesia that is described as the first “SME digitalization platform powered by Neobank technology.” According to Crowdo, the platform seeks to help businesses digitalize their operations that improve supply chain operations with financial and banking… Read More

P2P Lender Amartha Partners with Lendable, Receives $50 Million Commitment to Lend to Women MSEs

PT Amartha Mikro Fintek a peer-to-peer lender that provides access to capital to micro and small entrepreneurs (MSEs). Founded in 2010, Amartha pivoted into a peer-to-peer lending platform in 2016 and is now one of the biggest P2P lenders in Indonesia. According to Amartha, the… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Funding Societies, an Online Capital Formation Platform, Reports S$2 Billion in Business Financing Disbursals

Southeast Asia-based Funding Societies, a digital financing platform, has revealed that it has made S$2 billion (appr. $1.5 billion) in disbursals of business financing to SMEs across the region as the company enters its sixth year of offering loans. Funding Societies’ management noted that the… Read More

New Money Market Mutual Fund Is Being Offered via Indonesia’s OVO Mobile App through Partnership with Local Firms

Indonesian digital wallet provider OVO has teamed up with Manulife Aset Manajemen Indonesia (MAMI) and its partner Bareksa in order to introduce an instant redemption mutual fund. OVO stated that the new offering is the first of its kind in the Southeast Asian country. The… Read More

New Digital Banking Services to be Offered by Standard Chartered and Indonesia’s Bukalapak via the Nexus Platform

Standard Chartered has teamed up with Indonesia’s Bukalapak in order to offer digital banking services which will be hosted via the Nexus platform, an established Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) solution by SC Ventures. Standard Chartered and Bukalapak will be working closely so that they can provide innovation… Read More

Fintech Firms in Indonesia Attracted Substantial Funding throughout 2020 Along with Digital Commerce and SaaS Platforms: Report

Indonesia-based Fintech platforms and services have continued to receive substantial investments despite the COVID outbreak. These Fintechs have acquired a significant portion of the total funds invested in Indonesian startups throughout 2020. According to reports, Fintechs in the country have acquired more capital than software-as-a-service… Read More

Indonesia based Fintech Firm BukuKas Secures $10 Million in Funding via Series A led by Sequoia Capital India

A major part of Indonesia’s economy is supported by SMEs, which represent approximately 60% of the nation’s GDP. Many of the small businesses depend on a lot of manual processes and bookkeeping, however, the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has led to SMBs becoming more… Read More

Southeast Asia Region Experienced Significant Digital Commerce Growth and Online Payments Adoption by Consumers: Report

The economies of Southeast Asian countries performed quite well in 2020 despite the COVID-19 outbreak and related challenges. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected a contraction of 3.8% for the region during 2020, which doesn’t seem too bad when compared to the Eurozone’s at… Read More

Indonesian Peer-to-Peer Lender Alami Reportedly in Talks to Finalize More Than $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By AC Ventures

ALAMI, an Indonesia-based peer-to-peer lender, has reportedly finalized more than $10 million through its Series A funding round. According to DealStreetAsia, the investment round was led by AC Ventures. Founded in 2017, ALAMI describes itself as a peer-to-peer finance platform that connects funders to SMEs. “We… Read More

How the Regulatory Framework for Crowdfunding Platforms in Southeast Asia will Benefit SMEs and Investors

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has come a long way since its early days as a casual crowdfunding platform. Today, individual borrowers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can access loans without the hassle of going through banks and lengthy financial assessments. Still, P2P lending is a… Read More

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