Category : Singapore

Jun 09, 2016

New Regulations, Quick Adaptations

At Funding Societies, we would have preferred, and have indeed submitted a stricter 10-point regulatory proposal to MAS a few months back, as we are concerned about the potential destructive competition which we expressed on the Sunday Times. While we are still clarifying certain details with MAS, we believe the new regulatory announcement is a step towards the right direction.

Jun 08, 2016

MAS simplifies regulations for securities-based crowdfunding platforms

Among other changes, the central bank will be simplifying checks on investors and reducing financial requirements for platform operators, in an effort to improve companies' access to securities-based crowdfunding while enhancing investor safeguards.

Jun 01, 2016

8 Steps to Creating a Smart Financial Plan

For the next four weeks, your friends at Funding Societies have prepared a “Financial Planning” series. We will walk you through the basic concepts of a personal financial plan. We will cover budgeting, types of investment, portfolio building, and insurance.

Mar 09, 2016

My Greatest Takeaways From the 12-week Internship at Funding Societies

‘Skin-in-the-game’ philosophy is widely practiced at Funding Societies. This resonates with my personal beliefs the most. I know what I am working on has a positive impact on society and I am proud to be part of the solution. As such, I have started investing in our platform alongside other investors. I have been enjoying good returns so far and an exciting experience because I know that it means the funded SME is growing well enough to repay as well as investors’ money is deployed into efforts that not only result in stable returns, but make a difference in Singapore’s economy as well.

Jan 15, 2016

Kickstarting Our New Year - Top 7 Resolutions from Funding Societies

As we make our way into the second weekend of 2016, reflections of 2015 occurred amongst us with a resolve to excel further. What do we want to aim for this year, what have we learned in the past? In our typical crowdsourcing fashion, our team at Funding Societies collated seven of our most compelling resolutions for the year. For your benefit, we are sharing all of these with you!

Jan 11, 2016

Interview with Kelvin Teo and Reynold Wijaya, Founders of Funding Societies

As investors ourselves, we believe returns, convenience and security are critical. Therefore we offer an alternative investment that gives investors a much better return than traditional fixed income, through the convenience of a fully-online and hassle-free investment approach, with funds handled by a professional escrow agency for security.

Dec 07, 2015

Filling the gap between investors and SMEs

THE recent Financial Stability Review report by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) stated that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) could face financing challenges as banks were expected to be tightening their credit terms and conditions in response to economic uncertainties.

Nov 19, 2015

Fight For Your Dreams: Q&A With Reynold Wijaya, Co-founder Of Funding Societies

A co-founder of Funding Societies in his 20s, Reynold Wijaya is now the peer-to-peer lending company’s chief operations (Singapore) leader, and has helped bring the company’s funding to near $1.25 million. Funding Societies was among the first homegrown P2P lending companies to bring in a trustee registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), making for a safer way of undertaking crowdfunding.

Sep 29, 2015

Saving On Food & Travel With Technology

Tips for everyone on how to save money with the use of Technology

Sep 24, 2015

Last stops on the Tech in Asia tour: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo – startups, get ready!

The Tech in Asia tour is making its last stops in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo. These stops have traditionally produced some great competition in our past tours – no surprise, considering how these cities are known to be startup hotbeds.

November 02, 2016    Funding Gap: SMEs in Malaysia
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