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Indonesia Startup Bags $50M for Lending to Rural Women

Amartha will use the funds from US-based Lendable to encourage women micro entrepreneurs.

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IFC and PasarPolis Partner Amid Pandemic to Boost Microinsurance Safety Nets for Indonesia’s Most Vulnerable

Under an agreement, IFC will provide PasarPolis with $5 million in equity finance to develop infrastructure to connect insurers, digital platforms and customers unserved by the traditional insurance sector.

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BRIBrain Uses AI to Speed Up Loan Approvals, Helps More MSMEs Survive Pandemic

Indonesia's BRI Group has reduced the loan approval process for MSMEs in Southeast Asia from two weeks down to two minutes. The move comes at a critical moment when millions of businesses in the region are struggling to survive amidst the pandemic-driven economic recession.

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$500 Million ADB Loan to Expand Financial Inclusion in Indonesia

Financial inclusion will play an important role in Indonesia’s recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Fintech Firms Offer To Help Disburse Government COVID-19 Funds

The Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association has offered to help accelerate the disbursement of national economic recovery program funds as the government struggles to amass the data needed to deliver the money to the right places. 

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JULO Support for Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic

PT JULO Teknologi Finansial (JULO), an Indonesian based Fintech P2P Lending, initiated several programs to help individuals affected by the pandemic. 

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Fintech Adoption: Mobile, Digital, and Contactless Payments Increasingly Being Used in Indonesia Due to COVID-19

Certain segments of the fintech industry, including digital, mobile, and contactless payments,  have seen increased adoption in recent months, since the pandemic began.

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Hong Kong Alt-Lender Oriente Raises $50m as It Looks to Step up Efforts in a Highly Competitive Sector

Oriente will use the money to boost its growth in existing markets and further new developments in places like Vietnam. 

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COVID-19 Puts Focus on Social Responsibility in Asia Pacific

The coronavirus pandemic has magnified and exposed social imbalances in the region – underscoring the importance of financial inclusion as well as environmental, social and corporate governance.