small medium enterprises (SMEs)

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Visa and Global Payments launch mobile tap payments in Singapore

The feature, mobile tap, allows merchants to accept contactless payments without the need of a point-of-sale terminal.

Environmental, Social and Governance

Players old and new find new room to grow in regional waste industry

As ESG has managed to gain more traction in recent times, new players are now better able to differentiate themselves in the field

Disruption and Digitalisation

OCBC Bank launches one-stop digital business dashboard for SME customers

SINGAPORE (Jan 14): Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) has officially launched a digital business dashboard to provide its small-medium enterprise (SME) banking customers access to a number of popular digital apps, such as Facebook and MailChimp,

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

UOB and NTUC launch digital innovation awards programme for SMEs

SINGAPORE (Oct 5): United Overseas Bank (UOB) and labour movement initiative NTUC U SME on Wednesday launched the SME Digital Leap Awards at the Winning in the Digital Economy for SMEs event, which saw the attendance of more than 200 SMEs.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Temasek-backed Validus Capital raises over $120 mil in business funding

SINGAPORE (Sept 11): Validus Capital, a Singapore-based SME financing platform, has raised more than $120 million in funding for Singapore-based SMEs and businesses through its platform.

Singapore economy

Singapore SMEs are region's top exporters thanks to its 'thriving digital economy', finds study

SINGAPORE (Aug 1): Singapore’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are playing a leading role in driving export in Asia Pacific, according to the latest study commissioned by FedEx Express.


UOB to hold monthly dedicated digital clinics for small businesses

SINGAPORE (May 31): United Overseas Bank (UOB) says it will be holding dedicated digital clinics on a monthly basis, through which the bank intends to teach small businesses to improve their processes with technology via one-on-one guidance.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

UOB to offer start-ups, SMEs up to 20% off co-working rental rates across Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE (May 2): United Overseas Bank (UOB) says it has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with a number of co-working spaces – namely Singapore’s 80RR Fintech Hub SG, Common Ground and WORQ in Malaysia, and Indonesia’s EV Hive – to offer

Broker's Calls

IFS Capital poised to gain from growing pool of cash-strapped SMEs: CIMB

SINGAPORE (Apr 5): CIMB likes IFS Capital, a financing institution catering mainly to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), given its opportunity to tap on a growing pool of SMEs with financing issues.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

FinLab launches third cycle of acceleration programme for SMEs

SINGAPORE (Feb 12): The FinLab, a joint venture between UOB and state-owned firm SGInnovate, has launched the third cycle of its acceleration programme which aims to help local small medium enterprises (SMEs) grow and digitalise.