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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

Hexindai-Backed Musketeer Completes Registration For P2P Platform With the Indonesian Financial Services Authority

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Hexindai (NASDAQ: HX) announced last week its invested Indonesian online lending platform, Musketeer Group, Inc. (Musketeer) has completed registration for its peer-to-peer lending platform with the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK). Hexindai notably acquired a 20% equity stake in Musketeer in… Read More

Unicorn GOJEK Receives Investment from Visa

GOJEK, a Southeast Asian unicorn, has received backing from global credit and payments provider Visa. According to a release, Visa participated in GOJEK’s ongoing Series F funding round for an undisclosed amount.  Other investors include Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, and investment from Mitsubishi UFJ… Read More

P2P Lender Validus Capital Announces Expansion Into Indonesia Following $15.2 Million Investment

Singapore based online lender Validus announced this week that following its $15.2 million fundraise the lending platform has formally launched in Indonesia through its domestic business entity, Batumbu, in partnership with Indonesia’s Triputra Group. As previously reported, Validus was launched in 2015 and claims to… Read More

PINTEC-Backed Avatec to Participate in Indonesia’s Digital Financial Innovation Sandbox Program

Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd. (PINTEC; Nasdaq: PT), an independent platform enabling financial services in China, announced on Monday PT. Avatec Services Indonesia (Avatec Indonesia), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avatec.ai (S) Pte. Ltd (Avatec), has been approved by the Indonesian regulator to be a credit scoring… Read More

Robocash Expands into Islamic Finance with Lending Service in Indonesia

Online lending company Robocash Group has moved into the Islamic finance sector via a partnership in Indonesia with Reliance Finance. Robocash has launched a new Fintech service providing personal financing in full compliance with the Shariah law. Robocash said the new service has been labeled… Read More

SE Asian Fintech Akulaku Set to Acquire Indonesian Lending Bank Yudha Bhakti For Rp 158 Billion

Akulaku, a SE Asia-based fintech, is reportedly set to acquire Indonesian lending bank Yudha Bhakti for Rp 158 Billion ($11 million). Founded in 2016, Akulaku is a fintech company that is focused on providing financial services to the underserved. The company has established offices in five countries/regions,… Read More

Ping An’s Fintech Subsidiary OneConnect Commences Operations in Indonesia

OneConnect, a subsidiary of China’s insurance giant, Ping An, announced on Thursday it has commenced operations in Indonesia to enable local banks and financial institutions to accelerate their efforts in digitization of financial services and move towards a more inclusive financial industry. This news comes just a few months… Read More

Indonesia Requiring Crypto Futures Brokers to Maintain Minimum Deposits of $71.17 Million

Regulators from the Indonesian Commodity Futures Trading Agency, Bappebti, have passed a law requiring individuals and firms brokering cryptocurrency futures products to maintain minimum balances of 1 trillion rupiahs ($71.17 million). According to Reuters, the rule has been implemented, “To encourage trade and protect customers.” The requirement,… Read More

Pundi X Partners With HARA to Bring Blockchain POS Devices to Indonesian Agriculture Industry

Pundi X (CURRENCY: NPXS), an Indonesia-based global developer of blockchain-powered devices, announced on Thursday it has partnered with HARA, an Indonesia-based company that is dedicated to revolutionizing global agriculture with data, to deploy thousands of blockchain-based point of sales (POS) devices to farmers to facilitate data collection… Read More

Ethis Wins Two Awards at Islamic Fintech Awards

Fintech Ethis, via its two online crowdfunding platforms, EthisCrowd and GlobalSadaqah, topped 135 nominees at the recent World Islamic Fintech Awards to win The Best Islamic Peer-to-Peer Finance Platform and The Best Social Impact Islamic Fintech Firm respectively. Ethis states that both platforms were established to cater… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs Fintech MOU with Indonesia

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Financial Services Authority of the Republic of Indonesia, or “Otoritas Jasa Keuangan” (OJK), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to boost Fintech cooperation and foster innovation in financial services between the two countries. The MOU is… Read More

Tokenomy Exchange Launches with Trading in Four Digital Currencies & 53 Trading Pairs

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Singapore based Tokenomy has announced the full launch of Tokenomy Exchange, a cryptocurrency token exchange that is described as addressing the “:challenges associated with launching an ICO.” Tokenomy Exchange now provides a trading platform for four digital currencies; BTC, ETH, USDT and its own TEN Token,… Read More

E-Commerce Platform KinerjaPay Launches P2P Lending Platform “KFUND”

KinerjaPay Corp., (OTCQB: KPAY), a digital payment and e-commerce platform, announced on the launch of its new peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, KFUND. According to Kinerjapay, PT. Kinerja Simpan Pinjam has been officially registered and will manage KFUND brand as an online lender that focuses on micro-lending activities. Kinerjapay… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

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Beijing Launches Internet Court, Accepting and Hearing Cases of Online Lending On September 9, Beijing unveiled its Internet court. The court, located in Fengtai District, mainly accepts cases regarding the Internet and intellectual property rights, including disputes caused by online loans, online shopping contracts, and… Read More

Asian Fintech MC Payment Launches Instapay Services in Indonesia

Singapore-based fintech MC Payments announced on Thursday the soft launch of Instapay, a B2C payment platform targeting Indonesian Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) market. According to MC Payments, the payment platform enables merchants and their customers to simplify payment transactions, by using social messaging apps such as Whatsapp and Line to… Read More

Huobi Group Announces Expansion into Indonesia

Huobi Group, a digital asset marketplace, announced on Friday it is planning to expand into Indonesia with its exchange, which will list 123 tokens and incorporate a two-factor authentication (2FA) to secure each digital asset. According to Huobi, the Indonesian digital currency exchange will be built on Huobi Cloud platform and will cover… Read More

Chinese P2P Lender Hexindai Announces Equity Stake Acquisition in Indonesian Online Lending Platform Musketeer

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Hexindai (NASDAQ:HX) announced on Tuesday it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a 20% equity stake in Musketeer Group Inc., an Indonesian online lending platform that offers consumption installment loans, for approximately $1.6 million, and simultaneously completed the acquisition.  As… Read More

Experian Invests in Asian Fintech C88 in Oversubscribed Funding Round

Experian, a financial data firm, has led a $28 million funding round in C88 Financial Technologies Group. C88 is described as one of the largest Fintech firms in Southeast Asia, having served over 50 million customers in Indonesia as CekAja.com and The Philippines as eCompareMo.com. C88 is also… Read More

Digital Payments & E-Commerce Platform KinerjaPay Announces Plans to Enter Microlending Business in Indonesia

KinerjaPay Corp., (OTCQB: KPAY), a digital payment and e-commerce platform, announced on Friday it is set to launch its own application for microlending business with peer-to-peer platform to facilitate credit facility. The company reported it will mainly target consumer sector to provide microlending facility in… Read More

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