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Finance firms eyeing bigger slice of the SME pie

Singapore's three listed finance firms are poised to reap benefits from regulatory changes that will boost their customer reach and capacity to lend.

A leg up for SMEs in the financing stakes

The only issue that seemed to concern the stock market over a recent freeing up of rules regulating finance firms is the possibility that the...

New co-investment fund to help businesses go overseas

UP to S$600 million in government capital will be co-invested with Singapore-based enterprises in a new International Partnership Fund (IPF) to help them scale up and internationalise.

Changing the game for SME and startup financing

The own-goals of the Trump administration continue to provide grist for the journalistic mill. The latest snafus include the sudden resignation this week of President Donald Trump's National...

MAS relaxes rules on finance companies to help SMEs, start-ups obtain funds

SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore is relaxing some of its rules on finance companies from this year onwards, to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start...

Leveraging change in financial services landscape for SMEs

THE inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in November last year was significant on multiple fronts, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs)...

Well-capitalised companies outlast tough times

THERE are several business considerations that keep entrepreneurs up at night. Customer service, product quality, talent retention, and competition are but a few of them. But the most critical aspect...

Delinquent debts down but SMEs feel cashflow squeeze

DELINQUENT debts have steadily declined in the last six months, as small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) demand faster payment from customers when they agree to do business on credit.

OCBC, Maybank offer new solutions to small businesses

EVEN as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue their uphill climb in today's rough business conditions, banks are clamouring to tap this segment with more product offerings to meet their...