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Malaysia’s OneCENT Mobile Fintech Platform to Help Businesses Transition to Cashless Digital Transactions

TFP Solutions Bhd, a provider of business productivity solutions and services for large enterprises, is planning to market the OneCENT mobile-based Fintech platform to local consumers in Malaysia after the Movement Control Order (MCO) has been lifted. Datuk Hussian A Rahman, managing director and board… Read More

Shariah-Compliant Fintech: Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia Corridor has Made Substantial Progress in Establishing Islamic Finance Services

Vinnie Lauria, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who established Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage VC company managing more than $250 million in assets, notes that his Singapore-based company has been watching emerging tech sectors across the Southeast Asia region. Lauria reveals that he’s seeing significant… Read More

Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority to Temporarily Suspend New Registrations from Fintech Firms to Review Existing Ones

Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK) has reportedly suspended new applications being submitted by local Fintech companies in order to focus on guiding and regulating firms that have already been issued an operational license. The OJK confirmed that it has temporarily halted registrations of all new… Read More

IBM’s Indonesia Division Confirms that Country’s Directorate General of Customs and Excise is Using Tech Giant’s DLT-enabled Shipping Software, TradeLens

New York-headquartered tech giant IBM’s Indonesia division has confirmed that the nation’s Directorate General of Customs and Excise has begun using the blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled shipping platform, called TradeLens. This news has come after months of platform development, with the country’s Customs… Read More

ASEAN Exchanges, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to Use Refinitiv’s Digital Solutions

ASEAN Exchanges, a group which consists of six major exchanges based in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, have reportedly chosen to integrate Refinitiv’s digital solutions onto their online platform. The solution offers critical data and insights to institutional and retail clients, and assists… Read More

Indonesia’s State-Owned Pawnshop, PT Pegadaian, to Work with Local Fintech Firms to Develop Digital Financing Solutions

Indonesia-based PT Pegadaian, a state-owned pawnshop, is reportedly planning to work with several Fintech firms in order to create digital financing solutions, which will help the pawnshop expand its business operations. PT Pegadaian’s management realizes the potential of the growing digital finance ecosystem and intends… Read More

Indonesia E-Commerce Marketplace Tokopedia Set to Finalize $1.5 Billion Round from Softbank, Alibaba, Temasek

Tokopedia, an Indonesia-based e-commerce marketplace, is reportedly in the final stages of closing an investment round valued at around $1.5 billion from Japan’s Softbank, China’s Alibaba Group and Singapore-based Temasek. The Tokopedia marketplace, which is notably the largest of its kind in Indonesia, is now… Read More

Indonesia’s Private Lending Institution PT Bank Yudha Bhakti Partners Fintech Firm Akulaku to Support Bank’s Digital Transformation Strategy

Private lending institution PT Bank Yudha Bhakti Tbk (BYB) has revealed that its partnership with Fintech solution provider Akulaku has enhanced the bank’s digital transformation strategy by delivering several key outcomes or results. The two organizations have developed BYB’s Hands-on Application by Yudha Bhakti (HAY)… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China to Enact Personal Information Protection Law and Data Security Law in 2020 On December 20th, the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee held its third press conference. According to the Legislative Law of the People’s Republic of China, the Standing Committee of… Read More

Chinese Fintech FinVolution Receives Technology & Information Based Financial Lending Institution License From Financial Services Authority of Indonesia

FinVolution Group, a China-based fintech that connects underserved individual borrows with financial institutions, announced on Monday it received a license for Technology and Information-Based Financial Lending Institution (peer-to-peer lending license) from the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia.  As previously reported, FinVolution claims to be a pioneer… Read More

Singapore-based Fintech Firm FinAccel Raises $90 Million via Series C Round Led By Asia Growth Fund, Square Peg

Singapore-based FinAccel, a Fintech firm that allows Indonesian consumers to purchase items online and make payments later under the Kredivo brand, has secured $90 million via a Series C equity funding round. The funds will be used to expand the firm’s operations in Indonesia. According… Read More

Peer to Peer Lending Firm Amartha Finalizes Series B Funding Round Led by LINE Ventures

Peer to peer lending firm Amartha has finalized a Series B investment round led by LINE Ventures, the venture capital division of giant messaging app LINE. The funds raised will be used to further expand Amartha’s operations to include more women and underprivileged families based… Read More

NIUM, formerly InstaReM, Expands into Indonesia

The recently-rebranded NIUM, formerly InstaReM, has received the Fund Transfers license from the Bank Indonesia and will now offer cross border digital payments. NIUM’s Indonesian operations will be headed by Vadyo Munaan, who comes with experience in financial services and payments industry at organizations including… Read More

Kapital Boost Receives Regulatory Approval in Indonesia to Provide P2P Crowdfunding for SMEs

Kapital Boost, an Islamic peer-to-peer crowdfunding platform for SMEs, has received regulatory approval from the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK). Kapital Boost described the approval as “validation that its business model and processes are in accordance with Indonesia’s financial services regulatory requirements, which has gotten… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Platform Ethis Receives 3rd Regulatory Approval, Gains Indonesia Authorization

Ethis has received regulatory approval to operate in Indonesia marking the third market this year where the platform may now provide online capital formation. Ethis received approval to provide peer to peer crowdfunding as authorized by the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia. Prior to this… Read More

There are 249 Fintechs in Indonesia with Peer to Peer Lending and Payments Leading the Way

Indonesia is the is 16th largest economy and the 4th largest by population in the world. Both of these numbers are expected to grow in the coming years. There are around 45 million Indonesians who are considered middle class – a number that is joined… Read More

Report: Southeast Asia’s Growing Internet Economy Is Driving Fintech Adoption

Southeast Asia’s internet and e-commerce economy is growing steadily due to the widespread use of mobile phones. The region’s middle class has also been growing, according to a recent report compiled by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company. Published earlier this month, the e-Conomy SEA… Read More

Indonesia’s State-Owned Pawnshop PT Pegadaian to Invest $35 Million in Local Fintech Firms

The state-owned pawnshop PT Pegadaian in Indonesia is reportedly planning to invest Rp 500 billion (appr. $35.26 million) in several local Fintech firms this year. President director Kuswiyoto noted on September 30 that the investment would go toward funding the operations of five Fintech companies…. Read More

Southeast Asia’s Largest Online Travel Startup Traveloka Is Getting Into Fintech

Traveloka, the largest online travel startup in Southeast Asia, is planning to issue a credit card, called the PayLater card, via a partnership with PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Persero Tbk, which will be connected to its booking services. Traveloka’s travel app aims to target users… Read More

UNDP Partners With 500 Startups to Invest in Indonesia’s Evolving Startup Ecosystem

United Nations Development Program (UNDP), an organization that provides expert advice, training, and grants to developing countries, is partnering with Silicon Valley venture capital firm and project accelerator 500 Startups, in order to make investments in Indonesia’s emerging startup ecosystem. The UNDP will be working… Read More

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