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Malaysia sees sturdy progress in P2P lending

Funding raised by way of peer-to-peer finance in Malaysia grew to RM1.58bn (£291m) in 2022, up from RM1.14bn in 2021, in keeping with the nation’s Securities Fee (SC).

In its annual report for 2022, the regulator stated the full variety of campaigns elevated by 71 per cent to 24,455, up from 14,301 in 2021. On the finish of 2022, the full variety of issuers stood at 6,913.

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“Fundraising was efficiently carried out by way of 24,455 campaigns,” stated the report. “Nearly all of issuers in 2022 had been based mostly in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, at 38 per cent and 16 per cent respectively, whereas technology-focused issuers fashioned two per cent of whole issuers.

“Marketing campaign sizes in 2022 continued to be smaller fundraising quantities, with 70 per cent of elevating RM50,000 and beneath.”

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The wholesale and retail commerce sector, together with motorcar and motorbike repairs, continued to obtain probably the most funds in 2022, value RM927.72m.

Whole funds raised because the inception of P2P financing stood at RM3.87bn by way of 54,791 campaigns, with 9 per cent by way of Shariah-compliant campaigns, the report stated.

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