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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 […]
October 15, 2017

It is the journey and not the destination

Since I was young, I have always been passionate about classic sports cars.  I was particularly drawn by the simplicity of its design and its singular […]
October 10, 2017

Crowdfunding: Your questions answered

“Tua Pek, what do you do for a living?” my 7-year old niece asked me during our family’s Chinese New Year holidays in Vietnam recently.  I […]
October 4, 2017
Welcome to Minterest – Our CEO’s Journey
A very warm welcome to Minterest and thank you for visiting our website. I am Charis Liau, Co-Founder and CEO of Minterest. It’s an honour to […]
September 6, 2017

What is P2P lending and borrowing: All you want to know about Digital marketplace for loans

Peer-2-Peer platforms offer access to first-time loan applicants, small business owners or SME employees to get credit on easy terms when required. In layman’s terms, Peer-2-Peer […]
August 4, 2017

Our CEO was selected as a leading female tech founder in Singapore

With close to 400 FinTech and InsurTech startups in Singapore, the country has become a brew pot for innovation. Spearheading this wave of innovation are some very inspirational […]
June 9, 2017

SME Financing Made Different – Charis Liau

Charis Liau is our very own Co-founder and CEO. Minterest is a peer-to-business lending platform that connects SME borrowers with investors around the region. Besides helping SMEs to […]