Industry News and Views Archives - Minterest

Find insights into the latest developments in the financial and peer-to-business lending industry, and Minterest’s own views about matters that concerns investors and borrowers.

July 13, 2020

Who are the best investors and fund managers?

Congratulations to ARA Asset Management! We are proud to announce that our partner has won the prestigious “Real Estate Investor of the Year” for Asia award […]
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。
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 […]
February 11, 2020

Payment performance further weakened in Q4 2019

The retail sector saw the highest increase in delayed payments. The payment performance of Singapore firms have continued to deteriorate in Q4 2019 from the previous […]
July 2, 2019

Singapore chosen by Bank for International Settlements for innovation hub centre

SINGAPORE – The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), dubbed the central bank for the world’s central banks, will establish an innovation hub centre in Singapore in a […]
July 2, 2019

Singapore to issue up to 5 licences to digital banks in liberalisation push

SINGAPORE will issue up to five new licences to digital banks and begin taking applications from August, in one of the biggest liberalisation steps taken by […]
December 11, 2018

Borrowers who repay loans early to benefit from new moneylending business model

Six companies in Singapore will pilot new business models for moneylending, which would grant borrowers better terms if they repay their loans early or on time, said the […]
September 26, 2018

New trading platform to digitalise paper-based trade processes, grow trade opportunities

A single trade today can involve more than 25 parties, generating 30 to 40 documents and requiring 60 to 70 per cent of the information to […]
April 19, 2018

Minterest is the founder member of Singapore Fintech Association’s marketplace lending sub-con

The Singapore Fintech Association announces the launch of the Marketplace Lending committee in response to the rapid growth in the sector. Minterest is proud to be […]