Funding Societies Hosts Its First Tertiary Marketing Case Competition

Funding Societies First Case Competition

This year, Funding Societies organised our own Tertiary Case Competition for Singapore-based tertiary students. It’s also the first-ever marketing case competition by a Fintech startup! Students were required to devise a 6-month integrated marketing plan to drive our mission in helping to increase financial inclusion for SMEs in Singapore. We …

7 Expenses Restaurant Owners Can Expect to Face

Restaurant Owners

Whether you’re an experienced restaurant owner dreaming of Michelin stars or an aspiring café owner looking to open your own café, financing your F&B business can be extremely challenging in Singapore. How much does it cost to start a restaurant business in Singapore?   A restaurant business can be expected to …

5 Types of Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments

Stocks and bonds are not the only things you may invest in. There is a range of alternative investments available which fits one’s investment profile, risk appetite and investment capital. What are alternative investments? Alternative investments refers to any investment which does not fall under the traditional umbrella of stocks, …

How to Manage Your Working Capital During Peak Season

Working Capital Seasonality

How do you manage your working capital if your business is impacted by seasons? If you manage a seasonal business, you would concur that peak seasons can be quite overwhelming due to the sheer amount of work that is required. However, if you are able to plan and anticipate for …

Why (We Think) Millennials love Alternative Investments

Millennial

Millennials are the first generation to grow up with the internet. They are born after 1982 and before 2004 and they are used to relying heavily on the internet and digital technologies to do almost everything including online shopping via Qoo10, Amazon and Taobao, listening to music and watching media …

Debt vs Equity Crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding

Let’s say you’re a small business. You’re doing great, you’re turning a profit, but the bank just won’t give you the loan you need to expand the business. Does this sound like you? Well, the good news is that there are two alternative finance routes you can go down – …

What is an Escrow? How does it work?

Escrow

When conducting important transactions that involve numerous intricacies, it is essential that safeguarding measures are in place to protect the interests of both parties. One efficient and common approach is none other than utilising an escrow account. What exactly is an escrow account? Now what exactly does escrow imply, and …

An Overview of P2P Lending in Singapore

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending started in the US and UK slightly over a decade ago in 2005, and has since taken the world by storm. Its global value is expected to hit an astounding USD1,000 billion by 2050. In recent years, this form of alternative lending has been experiencing a steady shift …

Why Businesses Should Not Be Reluctant to Talk About Debt

Business owner pulling a heavy debt sign

In many cultures across Southeast Asia, it is common for debt to be thought of as a taboo. A common assumption made is that only people who spend irresponsibly take on debt. Traditional businesses owners, similarly strive for a debt-free business. However, there are many reasons why taking on loans …