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Getting a Home Loan as a Business Owner

Getting a mortgage can be a huge step for anyone, but for business owners it can be significantly more challenging. Typical wage earners go through a simple process to secure a mortgage. Lenders usually look at payslips, banks statements and tax returns to establish an individual’s financial position, but for business owners the process can… Read More>>

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4 times in your life when you need a mortgage broker

According to research, 3 in 10 aspiring home buyers start their financing journey by going to a mortgage broker for help in securing a loan.     Kate, a HashChing mortgage broker, says, “Mortgage brokers add a lot of value to a homebuyer’s financing journey by offering seasoned insights and more savings through greater choice.”… Read More>>

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Matched Crowdfunding for Arts, Culture and Heritage Projects

Several entrepreneurs have harnessed the power of the community to raise capital to get their ideas off the ground. However, entrepreneurs are not the only ones to benefit from the concept. Crowdfunding also opens up several possibilities for people and institutions to work together on culture and heritage products through a concept known as matched… Read More>>

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How to transform your idea into reality with crowdfunding

Think you have an awesome idea that could turn into a transformative business, if only you had the funding?     Well, there are several ways of financing your dream project, starting with self-funding (or bootstrapping) or asking your friends and family to invest in the business. Another lucrative source could be to seek funds… Read More>>

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HashChing seeks funds via crowdfunding for innovation in tech

Until recently, fledgling businesses in Australia could only access finance through two core channels – debt funding through banks or venture capital / angel funding (an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up). Fortunately, that’s not the case anymore. The recent crowdfunding legislation passed by the Senate enabled hundreds of Australian businesses to… Read More>>

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Green Crowdfunding

According to the statistics shared by UNDP, crowdfunding has “become one of the largest sources of financing for SMEs, second only to venture capital. The industry is expected to reach an annual volume of US$100 billion by 2025, becoming the leading financial channel for SMEs.”     Crowdfunding can be defined as many people pooling… Read More>>

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What crowdfunding means for the economy

Crowdfunding has helped many entrepreneurs raise necessary funds to build their businesses as well as provided SMEs with the capital to expand and innovate. Especially in the current times when global economies are generally growing at a sluggish pace, crowdfunding offers entrepreneurs and SMEs a chance to stay afloat by enabling them to showcase their… Read More>>

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What are the benefits of crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding has emerged as a popular method for raising funds to launch a unique idea or service. An interesting alternative to the traditional methods of financing, entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to raise “small amounts of money from a large number of people”* by reaching out to them online, primarily through social media.     How is… Read More>>