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TransferWise Customers in Indonesia Can Now Send Remittance Payments to 80 Different Countries

Fintech firm TransferWise recently announced that Indonesians and ex-pat workers will now be able to send money from Indonesia to 80 different countries, which includes Australia, Singapore, Japan, US, UK, China (Alipay) — and across Europe as well. TransferWise users are now able to send… Read More

Fintech Platforms in Indonesia to Support Expected Rise in Investments, especially from Young Investors following COVID Outbreak

The Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI) has noted that Fintech platforms are expected to support the rise in the number of Indonesia’s retail investors in the foreseeable future, especially as the country’s younger consumers begin to seriously explore investment options after the COVID-19 outbreak. As… Read More

Indonesian Digital Credit Platform Kredivo Closes Up To $100 Million Warehouse Financing Facility With Victory Park Capital

Kredivo, an Indonesia-based digital credit platform, announced on Tuesday it and Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC (VPC), a private credit specialist, announced closed a committed debt facility of up to $100 million to fund consumer loans for Kredivo’s borrowers in Indonesia. Kredivo reported that the… Read More

Indonesian President Joko Widodo Says Local Fintechs Must Adopt Good Governance Practices to Support Rapid Tech Developments

Indoensian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo recently requested Fintech firms in the country to adopt good governance practices and become more accountable so that they can reduce the risks associated with rapid tech developments in the financial services sector. President Widodo noted during the recently-held Indonesia… Read More

Ride Hailing Firm Grab, a Diversified Business that Includes Financial Services, Leads $100 Million Round for Indonesia’s LinkAja

Ride-hailing service Grab, which has diversified its business and includes Grab Financial Services, has reportedly led a $100 million Series B investment round in Indonesia-based e-money institution LinkAja. LinkAja’s digital wallet and merchant services businesses are notably the flagship product of PT Fintek Karya Nusantara… Read More

Indonesia’s Social Security Program Provider, KMSB, Partners Logiq to Offer Microlending Services to Local Residents

Logiq, Inc., a multinational provider of digital commerce and Fintech solutions, has been chosen to offer mobile micro-lending services to 48 million Indonesian residents. The loan services will be provided through a partnership between Logiq and Koperasi Mona Santoso Berjaya (KMSB), which is Indonesia’s social… Read More

Southeast Asia has Emerged as Fintech Hotspot with CAGR of 55% in Equity Funding: Report

  Digital challenger banks have adopted several different business models in order to establish operations in the Fintech and banking sector. They’ve experienced a threefold growth (over 300% growth) during the past five years, according to a new report from the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA)…. Read More

Fintech Lending in Indonesia Might Not be Able to Fully Support Participation from Retail Investors

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) recently filed an 8-K with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating its intent to stop offering retail notes by the end of the year. The leading marketplace lender in the US started as a peer to peer lender but over the… Read More

P2P Lender Robo.cash Provides Updates on Performance of its Loan Originators, May Launch Operations in Sri Lanka

Robo.cash, a peer to peer (P2P) lending marketplace, has provided an update on the performance of its loan originators in Q3 2020. The Robo.cash team revealed that its Spanish loan originator, Prestamer.es, has managed to record “one of the best results in the whole group.”… 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

Southeast Asian Countries are Increasingly Adopting Digital Payments, but Regulatory Issues May Slow Adoption, Fintech Exec Argues

Fady Abdel-Nour, Head of Global M&A and Investments at PayU, a Fintech firm that provides payment technology to online merchants, has noted that regulators in Southeast Asia are working hard to ensure that digital payments are adopted by consumers. Abdel-Nour has pointed out that UPI,… 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

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