Navigating the tech talent crunch

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According to a report commissioned by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Singapore alone will need 1.2 million additional digital workers by 2025 to remain competitive. The tech talent crunch is further intensified as Chinese tech giants expand into Singapore after facing pressures at home. Worldwide, 149 million new digital jobs in …

Are you sure you’re not being scammed? Part 1

What is a scam? Why is cybersecurity important to me? You might ask. Well, nowadays, there are many incidents of scams around us, whether we are existing customers of financial services organisations or not. Since the start of 2022, over S$2.7 million has been swindled from hundreds of people in …

Global Tiger Day: How Saving Tigers Helps Humans So Much More?

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Tigers and their habitats provide vast benefits to the climate, people and wildlife. Throughout history they roam freely across Asia, and are seen in Asian cultural traditions. Sadly, wild tigers are now endangered and can only be found in 10 countries (4 in where FSMK operates), where their numbers have …

How to Use Elevate?

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99% of Singapore’s 291,600 enterprises are Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), making them a huge pillar of the country’s economy. Despite contributing 71% of total employment amounting to 2.4 million jobs in 2021, and 44% of the country’s Gross Value Added amounting to S$213 billion, SMEs still face pertinent challenges …

#MakingHERStory: Women in Leadership

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In this issue of #MakingHERStory, we sat down with Modalku’s Senior Manager for Micro Finance, Sri Ayu Puspasari. Demure and soft spoken in appearance, Ayu has taken Funding Societies | Modalku by storm in her command of the Micro Finance team. Let’s hear from Ayu on what it takes to …

Don’t underestimate the impact of a simple idea

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Well it started when we saw the call to participate in Funding Societies | Modalku’s (FSMK) virtual Hackathon. After years of joining FSMK, I think it’s time for me to participate. I was also keen to learn from other participants as cross-functional knowledge is beneficial to my role as Credit …

#MakingHERStory: Women in Leadership

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Influence and inspiration Tell us about a leadership lesson that you’ve learnt that’s unique to being a female leader.  The value of teamwork, building relationships with a focus on strong collaboration, sharing ideas and trust building. I strongly believe that different people can bring unique perspectives to jobs and issues, …

The Basics about SME Loans for Business Startups in Singapore

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Do you know that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for nearly half of the total gross domestic product (GDP) in Southeast Asia? Local businesses have become the pillar of Singapore’s economy. Despite that, there is a staggering US$300 billion funding gap for SMEs in Southeast Asia. Loans for business …

A Crash Course on NFTs

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For the uninitiated, trending news of NFTs’ high prices can seem bewildering. People are buying a single tweet or memes as NFTs, and you may be wondering why. If you have no prior understanding of NFTs, and only happened to read a news article on the topic, or if you …