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Indonesian Fintech PAYFAZZ Reportedly Secures $53 Million Through Series B Funding Round

PAYFAZZ, an Indonesia-based fintech startup, has reportedly secured $53 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by B Capital Group and Insignia Ventures Partners with participation from Tiger Global Management, Y Combinator, ACE & Company, BRI Ventures, and Quiet Capital. Founded in… Read More

University of Indonesia Study Reveals that Borrowers Using Local P2P Lender Investree Were Able to Generate More Revenue

Borrowers that use Indonesia’s peer to peer (P2P) lending platform Investree, which mainly includes local SMEs, had reported a considerable increase in their earnings. They were also able to better scale their business operations after obtaining loans from Investree, according to a recent study conducted… Read More

Indonesia based Amar Bank, the First Fintech Bank in the Country, Launches Google Cloud based Banking Solution

Indonesia-based Amar Bank, which is part of the Tolaram Group and reportedly became the first Fintech bank in the country with the launch of its digital product, Tunaiku, has introduced an app-only banking service that resides completely in Google Cloud. The app-only service uses proprietary… Read More

Indonesian Fintech JULO, which Supports P2P Lending, Introduces Programs to Help Businesses During COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a negative impact on the economies of countries throughout the world including Asian nations such as Indonesia. PT JULO Teknologi Finansial (JULO), an Indonesian Fintech firm that supports peer to peer (P2P) lending, has introduced several programs that aim to… Read More

Akulaku Is Reportedly Set to Launch Digital Banking Services in Q4 2020 in Asia

Fintech firm Akulaku confirmed recently that it’s planning to offer digital banking services in Southeast Asia. The company was launched around four years ago and is now focused on expanding its operation into the digital banking sector. As reported in November 2018, Akulaku, a leading… Read More

Indonesian Fintech Investor, BRI Ventures’ CEO Says Digital Tech Investments Now Focused on Sustainable Growth Initiatives

Digital technology startups need venture capital or some other type of reliable funding to grow and expand their operations. Several foreign investors have been supporting Indonesian startups which are a critical part of the trillion-dollar economy. Investors have been investing in selected qualified Indonesian start-ups,… Read More

There are Now 127 Islamic Fintech Firms Globally, According to IFN Islamic Fintech, a “One-Stop-Shop” for Info on Shariah-Compliant Services

IFN Islamic Fintech, a “one-stop-shop” for industry knowledge, networking and communication in the global Islamic financial technology space, revealed on June 26, 2020 that there are now at least 127 Fintech firms globally that reportedly provide a Shariah-compliant product. IFN says that it will soon… Read More

Malaysia: Fintech BigPay Adds Australia and Vietnam to Global Remittance Service, will Add China Soon

Asian Fintech firm BigPay announced on June 19, 2020, that it has added Australia and Vietnam to its global remittance service, and will be adding China soon. The company added Bangladesh and India in January of this year. BigPay’s management noted that they’re committed to… Read More

Fintech Adoption: Mobile, Digital, and Contactless Payments Increasingly Being Used in Indonesia due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has created significant socio-economic challenges, which have impacted individuals and businesses across the globe. More people are now spending time at home due to government-enforced nationwide lockdowns. Certain segments of the Fintech industry, including digital, mobile, and contactless payments,  have seen increased… Read More

SIX Swiss Exchange listed Indonesian Fintech Achiko to Move to Switzerland to Offer Payments Services to European Markets

Switzerland listed Fintech firm Achiko is reportedly planning to offer payment services to European businesses. Based in Indonesia, the company is now moving to Switzerland after its shareholders supported the decision during a recent meeting. Established in 2018, the Jakarta-headquartered company currently offers payment services… Read More

Indonesian Tech Giant Gojek’s Digital Wallet GoPay Introduces Gold Investments via GoInvestasi through Partnership with Fintech Pluang

Indonesian tech giant Gojek’s electronic wallet GoPay has introduced a gold-investment feature, GoInvestasi, through a partnership with investment Fintech firm Pluang. Budi Gandasoebrata, MD at GoPay, noted that the rising demand for making investments via digital wallets had led to GoPay providing the new investment… Read More

P2P Fintech Lending Sector in Indonesia May Struggle Due to Risky Loans, as Lenders Rejected Over 50% of Restructuring Requests

The Fintech sector in Indonesia is reportedly struggling due to potentially risky loans as lenders on local peer to peer (P2P) lending marketplaces rejected over half of loan restructuring requests from debtors. This, according to a recent survey which revealed that Indonesia’s residents and businesses… Read More

The Majority of Indonesia’s Shariah-Compliant Fintech Firms are Using the P2P Business Model

The steady rise and adoption in Sharia Fintech has transformed Indonesia’s trillion dollar economy, as the nation’s Muslim residents seek financial services that follow Islamic law and guidelines. Indonesia is notably Southeast Asia’s largest emerging market. It has turned into a hub for new companies… Read More

Here’s Why Indonesia could be Ideal for Fintech Lending Platforms as Many Residents are Underbanked, and within Working Age

Indonesia’s Fintech sector has been growing steadily, however, the majority or over 70% of the country’s adult population is unbanked or underbanked, according to the latest e-Conomy SEA Report. This suggests that Fintech businesses in Indonesia have a good opportunity to provide modern financial services… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Largest Lender, the Bank Central Asia, Reports 91% Annual Increase in Mobile Banking Transactions Following COVID-19

Bank Central Asia, or BCA, (PT Bank Central Asia Tbk), an Indonesian bank that overtook Singapore’s DBS Bank (in 2016) as Southeast Asia’s largest lender by value, with a market cap of about $24.5 billion, has reported a significant increase in its digital banking transactions… Read More

Indonesian P2P Lender KoinWorks Secures $10 Million Additional Funding From UK Lending Platform Lendable

KoinWorks, an Indonesia-based P2P lender, has reportedly secured $10 million in additional funding from UK lending platform Lendable. Founded in 2015, KoinWorks claims to be the leading P2P Fintech Lending in Indonesia and the first Indonesian P2P Lending company to be registered, as well as… Read More

Singapore’s SME Financing Plaform Validus Secures $14 Million, with $20 Million in Committed Capital via Series B+ Round

Singapore-headquartered Validus, a financing platform focused on SMEs, has secured more than $14 million in funding, with $20 million in committed capital, from a Series B+ investment round. Validus’ round was co-led by Kuok Group’s Orion fund (managed by K3 Venture Partners) and the Vertex… Read More

PT Cashlez Worldwide Indonesia, the Nation’s First Fintech Payment Firm to be Publicly Listed, Makes Strategic Acquisition

PT Cashlez Worldwide Indonesia, which is reportedly the nation’s first Fintech payment company to be publicly listed, saw its share price increase from Rp 350 (appr. $0.23) to Rp 384 within minutes after trading began on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). Cashlez said it will… Read More

Indonesian Insurtech QOALA Secures $13.5 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Centauri Fund

QOALA, an Indonesia-based insurtech, announced earlier this week it secured $13.5 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Centauri Fund with participation from  MDI Ventures, Sequoia India, Flourish Ventures, Mirae Asset Daewoo’s Mirae Asset Venture Capital and PT Mirae Asset Sekuritas Indonesia. Founded in… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

People’s Bank of China Held 2020 Anti-Money Laundering Work Virtual Conference On April 15th, the 2020 PBC Anti-Money Laundering Work Virtual Conference was held in Beijing. The conference fully recognized AML achievements made by the People’s Bank of China (PBC) in 2019, analyzing the current… Read More

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