Singapore SMEs remain cautiously optimistic about business prospects in the next six months, with key economic sectors showing a slight uptick in reading, according to the latest SBF-Experian SME Index. The ongoing trade tensions between US and China has cast a shadow over the...
To leverage Singapore’s global trade connectivity, DBS Bank and Trafigura, in collaboration with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Enterprise Singapore and tradetech Perlin, have come together to develop an open-sourced blockchain trade platform (ICC TradeFlow platform) to connect trade partners across...
OCBC Bank has offered targeted support measures to assist customers across its core markets that are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These include Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Macau. The tailored measures have been put in place to ensure that they are able to manage their...
Come 30 June 2020, OCBC Bank expects the quantum of the government-assisted SME loans it lends out to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic to hit the S$1 billion mark. This fully utilises the support given by the Monetary Authority of Singapore under its low-cost SGD...
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on 28 May that the first phase of the Veritas initiative - a framework for financial institutions to promote the responsible adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) - will commence with the development of fairness metrics in credit...
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore want continued financial support from the Budget 2021 to help them to retain their employees while they continue to build back their businesses, according to the UOB SME Outlook 2021 Study. More than half of SMEs want...
Sage, a company offering cloud business management solutions, and Standard Chartered announced on 8 November a new partnership to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with access to tools, knowledge and funding that will simplify SME banking and support them in making more timely and insight-driven financial decisions at critical stages...
HSBC Singapore has launched an exclusive full suite of banking services and tailored solutions to select small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Operating on a per invitation basis, the accelerator programme titled Pioneer will provide tailored business solutions, flexibility, support and expertise for SMEs who are not able to access banking services...
In the first edition of Xero Community, organised by accounting software company Xero, small and medium businesses in Singapore got together to decode the 2019 Budget. The Xero Community is a quarterly series of events to provide a platform for local SMEs to learn, connect and take...
Global small business platform Xero has revealed that a total of S$4.1 billion worth of invoices were paid late to small businesses in Singapore in 2018. Data from the platform also indicated that last year only 39% of payments to Singapore small businesses...