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Kredivo, a Digital Consumer Credit Platform in SE Asia, to Become Publicly Traded Firm via Merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II

FinAccel, the parent of Kredivo, an AI-powered digital consumer credit platform based in Southeast Asia, and VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II (NASDAQ: VPCB), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Victory Park Capital, revealed on August 2, 2021 that they have finalized a definitive agreement… Read More

Southeast Asian Workforce Management Platform Workmate Secures Debt Financing of up to $10 Million from Lendable

Workmate, a Southeast Asian Workforce Management Platform and marketplace for informal workers, has reportedly acquired a senior secured loan of “up to $10 million” from Lendable Inc., a provider of debt to Fintechs in emerging and frontier markets. As mentioned in the announcement: “A committed… Read More

Real-time Payments Becoming Widely Adopted across Southeast Asia, with Consumers Preferring Digital Transactions: Survey

Real-time payments are becoming increasingly common as cash as a payment solution or method for consumers in Southeast Asia, according to research from ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW) and YouGov. Three out of five or around 60% of consumers residing in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore… Read More

Indonesian Digital Wallet Provider OVO Introduces Shariah Compliant Mutual Fund Product

Indonesia’s digital wallet provider OVO has introduced a Shariah-compliant mutual fund product, which reportedly offers a fairly low buy-in for a product of its kind (less than $1). It lets investors instantly cash out their funds in real-time. The Syariah Syailendra OVO Bareksa Tunai Likuid… Read More

Online Lending Platform for Personal Loans Introduced by Bank CTBC Indonesia

Bank CTBC Indonesia, which operates as a special unit of CTBC Bank, an established private bank in Taiwan, recently revealed that it has introduced a digital lending platform for a personal loan product, known as KTA Dana Cinta. The KTA Dana Cinta product lets you… Read More

Open Banking: Indonesian Fintech Brankas Exceeds 10M Monthly API Calls with Over 80 Network Partners

Indonesia-based Brankas, an Open Banking services provider, recently revealed that it has managed to exceed 10 million monthly API calls with more than 80 network partners. The Brankas platform currently operates in over six different countries and has teamed up with over 30 financial institutions… Read More

Indonesian Fintech Finantier, an Open Finance API Platform, Finalizes Seed Round from Global Founders Capital, East Ventures

Indonesia-based Finantier, an open finance API platform, has secured an undisclosed 7-figure sum through a seed round that was led by Global Founders Capital and East Ventures. Finantier’s latest investment round was oversubscribed. The capital was raised at a post-money valuation of over 20 times… Read More

Digital Banking: Line Introduces Virtual Bank Platform via Partnership with PT Bank KEB Hana Indonesia

Line has reportedly introduced its third digital banking platform in Southeast Asia through a partnership with PT Bank KEB Hana Indonesia. The introduction of the smartphone-only bank in Indonesia has come after similar launches in Taiwan and Thailand. The partnership between Line and Hana Bank… Read More

Mambu Teams Up With Google Cloud to Enable Launch of New Indonesia-Based Digital Bank “Bank Jago”

  Mambu, a Germany-based SaaS banking platform provider, announced earlier this week it has teamed up with Google Cloud to power Bank Jago, a Indonesia-based digital bank. Mambu reported that Bank Jago is considered the first organization to benefit from the Bambu-Google Cloud collaboration. Jago… Read More

Indonesia’s BRI Argo Partners Fintech PayFazz to Expand Digital Banking Services

PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia Agroniaga (BRI Agro) has teamed up with local agent-based Fintech firm Payfazz. Using the API of its digital lending app Pinang, BRI Agro’s online savings and lending solutions will be offered to 250,000+ Payfazz agents. Agents can provide the same service… Read More

Indonesian Fintech BukuKas Raises $50 Million Through Series B Funding

  BukuKas, an Indonesia-based fintech, announced this week it secured $50 million through its Series B funding round, which was included participation from Gokul Rajaram, Director and Board Member at DoorDash, as well as Taavet Hinrikus, Co-Founder and CEO of  Wise (formerly TransferWise). Founded in 2019, BukuKas describes… Read More

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

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