30 May 2018

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Asian Development Bank Institute and Academy of Internet Finance, Zhejiang University have teamed up to launch the Third Asia-Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Survey. The research initiative will review all forms of alternative finance including crowdfunding, peer to peer (marketplace) lending, reward based and other new forms of finance outside of the traditional financial system across the Asia-Pacific region...

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Lending Landscape in Singapore

Event Details:

Date: 18 April 2018
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Centennial Tower, Level 18, 3 Temasek Ave, Singapore 039190



To represent the Marketplace Lenders
through coordinated and catalysed actions to support common interests of the industry.


To nurture and build relationship
among Marketplace Lenders, financial institutions, regulators and other stakeholders.


To design and promote best practices
guidelines and codes of conduct in a collaborative and open manner encouraging transparency between market participants.


To educate, inform and communicate
by developing a connected Marketplace Lending ecosystem and channeling effective and relevant information among members and externally.


To raise awareness
of the industry and to promote Marketplace Lending industry as a trusted, credible and viable mode of financing for businesses in Singapore.


Definition of Default Rates

The rate at which debt holders default on the amount of money that they owe. It is often used by credit card companies when setting interest rates, but also refers to the rate at which corporations default on their loans.

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Coming Soon.

We are in the midst of working on a fair and transparent definition of Default Rates for within the industry. It will be reflected in this Best Practices and Guidelines section once concluded.

Your feedback is very much welcomed and appreciated. Get in contact with us at hello@singaporefintech.org

Do check back for updates!

Definition of Interest Rates

Interest rate is the amount charged, expressed as a percentage of principal, by a lender to a borrower for the use of assets. Interest rates are typically noted on an annual basis, known as the annual percentage rate (APR).

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Interest rate is the amount charged, expressed as a percentage of principal, by a lender to a borrower, typically on an annual basis (i.e., 12% means 12% per year or 1% per month). However, there are two most popular conventions: simple and effective interest rates.

Simple interest rate is also commonly known as the flat rate or nominal rate. The key difference is that simple interest does not take into account the compounding periods (in our setting i.e., re-investment of repayments you receive). Effective interest caters the compounding periods. Both are correct, but may be meaningful for different parties.

In general, for the same loan/ invoice, effective interest rate typically shows a (much) higher number than simple interest rate. Hence for a $ 1,000 loan investment with a tenure of one year, simple interest of 10% and equal monthly repayment, you get $ 1,100 at the end of the year. For the same loan, the effective interest rate would be about 19%.



Eddie Lee

Head, Marketplace Lending

Group CEO, New Union


Kelvin Teo

Co-Chair, Marketplace Lending

CEO, Funding Societies


Vikas Nahata

Co-Chair, Marketplace Lending

Co-Founder, Validus Capital


Charis Liau

CEO, Minterest

Nicola Castelnuovo

Co-founder & Group CCO, CROWDO


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