SeekCap, Investree Philippines partner to extend financing services for Filipino MSMEs

The Philippines’ first digital lending marketplace SeekCap partners with Philippines’ first SEC approved crowdfunding platform Investree Philippines to extend financing services to Filipino MSMEs. Investree brings two lending solutions to the SeekCap marketplace online: purchase order financing and invoice financing.

Business owners can simply log in to SeekCap and apply for any of Investree’s financing products online with financing amounts ranging from PHP100k – PHP15M. With invoice financing, funds are provided through receivables such as invoices or billings. This provides SMEs a means to access working capital while waiting for payments from partners. With purchase order financing, funds are provided on the basis of contract or purchase orders from a listed company, an MNC, or GOCC to help SMEs fulfill larger orders, deliver goods and services on time, and pay suppliers without compromising cash flow. 


About Investree Philippines –Investree is on a mission to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), seeing their great potential in leading and driving the economic growth of the country. The B2B lending marketplace pioneered in Indonesia has championed the provision of capital access to entrepreneurs, augmenting business financing gaps through a digital-powered ecosystem of trusted Lenders and Investors, and the SMEs we help. We are steadfast in replicating the same success story with Filipino business owners, bringing financial options tailored to their needs and growth goals. Through our innovative infrastructure and fair business practices, Investree will provide quick, secure, transparent, and supportive financing options to the entrepreneurs. To learn more about Investree, visit www.investree.ph, or contact cs@investree.ph.

SeedIn and SeekCap provide financing opportunities for Filipino MSMEs

SeedIn Technology Inc., the largest P2B crowdfunding platform in the Philippines and SeekCap, the first online lending marketplace in the country, celebrate almost a year of partnership. The collaboration between the two companies empower Filipino entrepreneurs nationwide to gain better access to financing.

Through SeekCap, borrowers can sign up online and apply for a SeedIn Business Loan worth up to PHP 10M with payment terms as long as 12 months. Since the launch of the partnership, thousands of loans have been processed and over 45,000 SMEs have been reached on SeekCap. This is only the start. With SeedIn’s effective alternative financing platform and SeekCap’s engaged customer base, the partnership will be setting new milestones in the future.

About SeedIn – Seedin is one of Southeast Asia’s leading Business Financing Platform where local businesses seeking short-term financing connect with individuals and businesses seeking short-term investments. SMEs can apply online and achieve their potential through Seedin’s alternative financing platform by reducing cash-flow gaps and enhancing their capital growth. For investors, Seedin provides alternative investments with annualized returns starting from 5% to 12% which come in the form of monthly repayments, and provides a platform for investments review and monitoring of crowdfunded projects.

About SeekCap – SeekCap is developed by UBX, the fintech subsidiary of UnionBank of the Philippines. SeekCap is the country’s first same-day, digital lending marketplace made for micro, small, medium sized enterprises (MSMEs). SeekCap works closely with lenders, credit bureaus and fintechs making applications seamless and approvals instant.

UBX’s BUX recognized as Best Digital Payment Facilitator in the Philippines

Bux Best Payment Facilitator Award

Global Brands Magazine (GBM), a UK-based organization that honours excellence by identifying the top brands across various industries, recognized UBX’s BUX as Best Digital Payment Facilitator – Philippines for 2021. More than 7,000 companies were evaluated in GBM’s latest study.

BUX, launched by UBX in 2019, is an end-to-end payment gateway for e-commerce. BUX offers a single payment platform, unifying various payment channels including over-the-counter, online banking, cash on delivery, e-wallets, installments as well as debit and credit cards.

To date, BUX has signed up close to 100,000 SMEs and individual users. As of February 2021, sign ups have increased by 14x, and transaction count has grown 57x versus the same period last year – proof of an increasing rate of digital transactions.

BUX continues to be a game changer for Filipino entrepreneurs as it simplifies and addresses the needs of MSMEs. For one, little to no programming experience is required because BUX is embeddable. Business owners can integrate BUX into their e-commerce website – whether they are using Sentro, Shopify, WooCommerce, or PrestaShop, with more being added. There are no set-up fees involved, only competitive transaction fees whenever a customer checks out depending on the chosen payment channel.

MSMEs can accept payments from over 50,000 payment locations nationwide including 7-Eleven, Bayad Center, SM, Robinsons, Rustan’s, LBC, Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop, and many more. They can also receive payments via GCash and GrabPay as well as banks, debit and credit cards. MSMEs can easily send BUX payment links via chat, text, email or Universal QR codes, making it convenient for customers to pay for products and services. Online sellers and business owners can simply track the payment status of their customers across multiple payment channels from their BUX dashboard.

By listening to and understanding the challenges of Filipino MSMEs, BUX continues to create MSME-centric solutions that help improve the chances of a business venture’s success, with more features and functions slated to be released in 2021.

Read original article by Manila Bulletin here.