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March 6, 2020

总商会圆桌会议 黄山忠吁中小企业主动寻求援助管道

2019冠状病毒疾病对本地企业造成冲击,政府和商界纷纷为受影响企业伸出援手,新加坡中华总商会会长黄山忠呼吁中小企业主动寻求各项援助管道,以应对资金周转不灵和筹资问题。 黄山忠是在中华总商会于昨天(3月5日)举办的中小企业圆桌会议上,发表上述意见。这场会议主题为“如何应对短期资金流动问题”,共吸引了200人出席。 中华总商会上个月针对会员进行一项调查,了解冠病疫情如何影响本地企业。调查显示,本地企业面对的三大挑战是营业额下降、资金周转不灵和供应链遭破坏的问题。令人感到欣慰的是,除了政府之外,各大银行和私人业界也纷纷挺身而出,帮助中小企业渡过难关。 黄山忠说:“这些事态进展都很好,意味着中小企业能寻求不同的援助管道。我希望呼吁那些正在面对或预期将遇到资金流动和融资问题的企业主动接洽银行或非银行业者。在这时期,你可能想要重组贷款计划,或是想向供应商要求更长的信用期。你可能因为一般融资方式受到影响而想探索不同选择,或是想降低融资成本,或是希望更快取得资金以应付流动资金需要。” 昨天参与圆桌会议的代表分别来自华侨银行、网络金融服务供应商Minterest集团、金钟财务服务(Goldbell Financial Services)以及就业与职能培训中心(e2i)。他们各自介绍了为中小企业提供的各项援助配套。 以Minterest集团为例,公司通过旗下网络平台让企业申请由亚腾资产管理公司(ARA Asset Management)、海峡贸易(Straits Trading),以及JL家族企业集团联手设立的中小企业资助基金(SME Help Fund)。 该集团联合创办人廖尚莹接受《联合早报》访问时透露,基金至今接获约250份贷款申请,其中超过一半符合资格。大部分申请者来自零售或餐饮业,占了总申请者近三成,其余是资讯及通信、建筑或工程和其他服务等领域。 原文链接:https://www.zaobao.com.sg/sme/news/story20200306-1034706 来源:zaobao.sg 本文著作权归新加坡报业控股所有。商业转载请联系我们获得授权,非商业转载请注明出处。
March 6, 2020

Covid-19: SMEs across various industries facing liquidity crunch as lenders try to ease pressure

SINGAPORE — Unable to fulfil customer orders, one precision engineering firm is now seeing the backlogs snowball as flight cancellations and mandatory leave of absences wreck […]
February 27, 2020

P2P lenders face big test amid virus outbreak

FINTECHS such as peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders have burst onto the scene in the past few years to address a credit gap that they say is untouched […]
February 27, 2020

From cash flow to marketing, help for businesses flow in amid virus outbreak

LOCAL crowdfunding platform FundTier is the latest to join a number of companies in offering support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, which have […]
February 27, 2020

SME Help Fund upsized to S$8 million

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) – Over 100 businesses in Singapore have applied for loans from a fund set up by Singaporean property tycoon John Lim’s family […]
February 13, 2020

John Lims Family Office, ARA, Strairs Trading to offer S$5m in loans to help SMEs amid outbreak

SINGAPOREAN property tycoon John Lim’s family office, JL Family Office, ARA Asset Management and Straits Trading Company have set up a S$5 million fund to extend short-term […]
June 11, 2019

Launch of QianNow – The consumer financing arm of Minterest Group

The Minterest Group is pleased to announce the opening of our consumer financing business, QianNow. Selected and regulated by the Ministry of Law to pilot new […]
May 28, 2019

Banking on the unbanked

TECHNOLOGY, and in particular Financial Technology or Fintech, has the ability to accelerate access to financial services for the unbanked and significantly reduce costs for businesses. […]
April 30, 2019

Charis Liau: Top 100 Fintech Southeast Asia Influencers 2019

Our Co-Founder and CEO, Charis Liau was named one of the Top 100 Fintech Southeast Asia Influencers 2019 by LATTICE80. LATTICE80 is a global Fintech Hub […]
March 30, 2019

Minterest won Dun & Bradstreet Business Eminence Awards 2019

Minterest is honoured and humbled to be a recipient of the Dun & Bradstreet Business Eminence Awards 2019 which was held on 15 March 2019. Background […]
January 2, 2019

New consumer finance model using psychometric and social media in Singapore

An algorithm that reads your social media feed, gets a fix on your digital personality and analyses your online interactions with friends and family may now […]
December 13, 2018

P2P Lending and Digital Lending Fintechs Active in Southeast Asia

The size of the Southeast Asian alternative financing market grew from US$46.65 million in 2015 to a whopping US$215.9 million the following year. That’s almost a fivefold leap […]