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February 22, 2018

Minterest Group Chairman Interview on The Breakfast Huddle with Elliot Danker and Yasmin Jonkers (MONEYFM 89.3)

CL Interview – The Curve with Michelle Martin & Desmond Wong (MONEYFM 89.3) Charis Liau, Lim Cheng Teck, Ronnie Chia Digitalisation and fintech are major disruptives […]
February 14, 2018

Minterest appoints former StanChart Singapore Chief Executive as Chairman

Mr. Lim retired as ASEAN Vice Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank in May 2017. He was with the bank for over 28 years and had held […]
February 12, 2018

Peer-to-business lending platform Minterest sets sights for series A round in 2019

The company has completed over $10m worth of deals in the eight months to the end of 2017. When Banama Corporation was seeking financing to pay […]
January 19, 2018

Money Sitting In Savings Account? Time To Start Investing!

When it comes to personal finance, most of us usually lock up all our cash in a Savings Account. Even the well-paid lot are averse to investing, […]
January 4, 2018

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Business Loan

Businesses will require an additional injection of capital, big or small, several times throughout their cycle. Business loans are one of the options companies can look into to […]
December 31, 2017

Minterest: Top 25 fintech companies in 2017 in Asia Pacific

The global financial industry is undergoing digital transformation with FinTech startups creating a paradigm shift in the financial sector through digital innovation. This innovation is addressing […]
December 15, 2017

Nine in 10 Singapore SMEs successful in securing debt financing: survey

About 13 per cent of Singapore’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sought external financing in the past year and a bulk or 90 per cent of […]
December 13, 2017

Minterest: Top 5 platform lending players in Singapore

South East Asia (SEA) is finally embracing financial technology and marketplace lending is at the heart of this boom. The breadth and depth of solutions across FinTech […]
November 30, 2017

Challenging the world of finance – What changes will digitalisation bring? What’s in for Fintechs?

“We need banking, but we don’t need banks” this was famously quoted by Microsoft’s Co-Founder, Bill Gates. Interestingly, 20 years after that statement was made, digitization […]
November 27, 2017

All for one and one for all

As the saying goes, in any team sport, it is always the weakest link that makes even the very best team lose its home ground match.  […]
November 14, 2017

Alamak, not fried rice again!

My grandma used to refer to me as a “bee tang”.  In Hokkien, it means rice bin or 米桶 in Chinese – referring to someone who […]
October 30, 2017

My secret weapon to investing

“Hey, Ron, share with us your investment strategy leh!”, I get that a lot from friends often.  Yes, I have made a fair number of investments […]