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HLISB introduces financing for underserved micro-entrepreneurs
10 Nov 2022 | Thursday Source: The Star
With social finance slated to play a greater role in advancing financial inclusion and enabling social development in the country, Hong Leong Islamic Bank (HLISB) has rolled out a brand new social finance programme, Hong Leong Bank (HLB) Jumpstart – Micro Business as part of its value-based intermediation offerings.
This programme will provide funding to individuals who may not have the opportunities and means to secure full-time employment or to aspiring entrepreneurs who lack credit history and the opportunity for them to start their own small businesses.
With this new social finance initiative, HLISB will disperse funding through its two partners – MadCash and AlfieTech, and provide zero-profit financing and capital opportunities to start a business, as well as mentorship and training on how to manage the business.
The ultimate goal is to help underserved micro-entrepreneurs, which can include gig economy workers, homemakers, and thin-file individuals, improve their livelihoods by having a sustainable source of income.