Malaysia 4G Telco, U Mobile announced its partnership with Funding Societies, Southeast Asia’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform, to offer business financing solutions for Malaysian micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as well as small office/home office (SOHO) customers via its digital payment acceptance solution GoBiz.
By collaborating with Funding Societies, U Mobile said it aims to empower local micro, SMEs, as well as SOHO Malaysia business owners to address a common need of growing businesses, which is the lack of working capital to expand the business. Now available on the U Mobile GoBiz’s website, customers will be able to access Funding Societies’ P2P financing assistance platform which will enable them to increase their revenue growth, bridge short-term liquidity gaps as well as overcome seasonal revenue fluctuations, especially in this challenging economic period. There is also flexibility in terms of loan range as Funding Societies is able to offer loans from RM3,000 to RM1 million.
The companies said the application is “extremely seamless” as applicants may carry out the entire process online via GoBiz website. On top of that, applicants who are U Mobile or GoBiz customers will not need to provide collateral or retention sum. Applicants will also receive rapid notification of their application status within just two working days upon full submission of documents. GoBiz customers have the added ease of not having to provide additional documents to prove income if they have at least 6 months of active monthly transactions with GoBiz.
Eligible businesses that submit their applications via the GoBiz platform will be able to enjoy the following benefits from Funding Societies:
- Financing amount of up to RM100,000 for Micro Financing and up to RM1 million for Business Term Financing
- Fast disbursement with approval as fast as within 2 working days
- Flexible tenure between 3 to 18 months
- Minimal documentation requirement
- Retention sum requirement waived
- Competitive interest rates
- No collateral requirement
Jasmine Lee, Chief Marketing Officer of U Mobile, shared that this partnership with Funding Societies is aligned with U Mobile’s commitment to unleash the unlimited potential of their customers. “Through U Mobile’s collaboration with Funding Societies, we will be making business financing accessible to micro, SMEs and SOHO Malaysian business owners. This is particularly beneficial for businesses finding it hard to secure a conventional bank loan and especially relevant in these challenging times due to the global pandemic. The new service is also extremely seamless and convenient as the entire process will be conducted online via our GoBiz website and it takes less than a minute. We hope this service will also help SMEs and SOHO Malaysian business owners to be less bogged down by admin and have more time and resources to grow their business.”
Wong Kah Meng, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Funding Societies Malaysia, highlighted how digital financing has been gaining traction in recent years, with P2P financing helping to narrow the SME funding gap by providing an attractive source of capital for local SMEs to fund business expansions and meet other financial requirements. “Whilst SMEs play an instrumental role in contributing to our nation’s economy, a large number of SMEs are still under-served by traditional financial institutions. Our mission is therefore to help these SMEs to grow through business financing. Our partnership with U Mobile will enable their customers to gain greater access to a variety of financing options via the GoBiz platform. This is made possible by leveraging on our proprietary technology infrastructure to seamlessly connect with U Mobile, thereby digitising and simplifying the application process by SMEs, leading to greater access to financing. Through this partnership, we will be able to provide greater opportunities for under-served businesses to obtain our tailor-made financing products to support their business financing needs.”
For more information, please visit the GoBiz website.