Members’ Night at The Screening Room – 7 May 2019

On 7 May 2019, we held our third Member’s Night at The Screening Room. This coincided with Minterest operations turning 2!

Thank you Members for joining us in your investment journey and we were very glad to connect with our members through this event.

Setting Up

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The strong men at work!

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After completing the set up, we proceed on with the registration and guided the new members through the signing up process.

Starting It Off

welcome speech by CoF and CEO, Charis Liau Team Minterest

Firstly, we started off with a welcome speech by our Co-Founder and CEO, Charis Liau as she shares about our Minterest story. We hope you enjoyed the short video regarding Minterest in general and get a glimpse of what we do.

Next, we have our Co-Founder and COO, Ronnie Chia to introduce the Minterest team.

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Following, we had our talented client ambassadors – Rong Yao, Rick and Arnold to share with everyone the future of the financial services industry, our borrower’s journey as well as an investor’s journey on Minterest.

introducing QianNow

Last but not least, we shared about our auto invest allocation algorithm and FAQ. We also introduced our NEW consumer financing arm – QIANNOW during the presentation. We hope you have a better understanding of who Minterest is and what we do. Qiannow is commencing operations 1 June 2019 so stay tuned for new updates!

After The Presentation

After the presentation, we mingled around, and enjoyed the food and drinks!

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Thank you to all members who came down for this event. We hope to see more of you at our next member’s night!

Don’t forget to follow us on social media to keep up to date with the latest news and see what we’re doing.

 

Minterest Gives Back – Meals-on-Wheels for the Elderly in Singapore

Minterest’s first volunteering experience with TOUCH Home Care! On 30 January 2019, our team decided to spend our afternoon out of office to participate in the Meals-on-Wheels programme. As Chinese New Year is approaching near, we also brought along some mandarin oranges to wish our beneficiaries a very Happy New Year.

Background

Meals-on-Wheels is a meal delivery programme to meet the daily needs of the home-bound elderly. The elderly, who usually live alone, depend on volunteers from TOUCH Home Care’s Meals-on-Wheels to deliver their meals every day.

Before we start…

Let’s take a team picture! And now we’re ready to go!

The delivery experience

Our boys preparing the food and moving off for delivery! All beaming with joy and excitement to make a difference.

 

The ladies are also working hard! Everyone is eager to contribute back to society!

And we are all done after 2 hours! Hope the elderly enjoyed their meals!

Time for team drinks!

After we complete all of our assigned deliveries, we gather back and reward ourselves with some team drinks! This has certainly been a meaningful experience for the whole of Minterest team!

If you are interested to volunteer in such initiatives, do get in touch with TOUCH Home Care.

Member’s Night at Chef’s Table – 5 Nov 2018

Another night we get to enjoy with our members. It has been 9 months since our last investor’s night, and we are glad to be able to connect with our members once again through this event. What a coincidence as it so happens to also be our 18-months anniversary!

 

Without further ado, let us complete our set up and have some fun!

Starting it off

Firstly, we start off with a speech by our very own Co-founder and CEO, Charis Liau as she shares about our Minterest story and the future of the financial services industry. We hope you have also enjoyed our 18-months anniversary video as we bring you along our journey since our incorporation.

Then, our Co-founder and COO, Ronnie Chia shared about his (love for fried rice,) what you should look out for when making an investment and the investors’ journey with Minterest, which everyone who decides to join our platform as an investor will be able to experience.

The owner of Chef’s Table, Chef Stephan, who was a borrower on our platform, also spoke about his borrower journey with us.

  

After the presentation

Now it’s time – let us all mingle around and enjoy!

Thank you to all members who participated in this event. We hope to see more of you at our next member’s night, till then!

Minterest at official launch of Networked Trade Platform (NTP)

Minterest is honoured to be a part of the official launch on 26 Sept 2018 of Singapore’s Networked Trade Platform (NTP) and the opportunity to meet with our very own Finance Minister Mr. Heng Swee Keat to share about how we help fill the financing gaps for our Singapore corporates.

 

Jointly developed by Singapore Customs and the GovTech Singapore, the NTP is a one stop digital trade and logistics platform connecting players across the world, digitising paper trail, achieving greater economic integration and expansion of intra-Asean and intra-Asia trade.

Enterprise Singapore – Borrower Event

Minterest participated in an event held by Enterprise Singapore earlier today from 9am to 12pm. The event covered various topics, such as preparing your SME for debt financing, alternative SME financing, etc.

Not just that, there were also many chances for networking. We were delighted to be able to interact with the attendees during the tea break and Q&A session. The Minterest team enjoyed our time there as we were able share our knowledge and thoughts with one another.

  

If you missed out on this event or have any other queries, fret not – just drop us an email at [email protected]

Singapore Fintech Association subcom launch – Marketplace lending

The Singapore Fintech Association has launched a new subcom – Marketplace lending! Our Co-founder and CEO, Charis Liau is part of this sub committee.

The objective of this sub committee is to:

  1. To represent the Marketplace Lenders through coordinated and catalysed actions to support common interests of the industry.
  2. To nurture and build relationship among Marketplace Lenders, financial institutions, regulators and other stakeholders.
  3. To design and promote best practices guidelines and codes of conduct in a collaborative and open manner encouraging transparency between market participants.
  4. To educate, inform and communicate by developing a connected Marketplace Lending ecosystem and channeling effective and relevant information among members and externally.
  5. 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.

Lending Landscape in Singapore

On 18 April 2018, the sub committee hosted an event at THE GREATROOM from 6.30pm to 8.30pm – in which they spoke about the “Lending Landscape in Singapore”.

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