by PRIYA VASU / pic by TMR FILE
AXIATA Digital’s fintech arm Boost Holdings Sdn Bhd, heats up the race for regional digital financial services offerings with a 68.75% equity acquisition in an Indonesian licensed entity, PT Creative Mobile Adventure.
PT Creative Mobile Adventure operates a telco supply chain model financing business under the brand KIMO with the limited number of peer-to-peer full digital financing licenses issued by OJK (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, Indonesia).
In a statement today Boost noted the acquisition of the peer-to-peer licensee that operates a lending platform in Indonesia is a key growth engine for Boost Holdings to widen its reach to the underserved micro and small enterprises regionally.
“The acquisition is part of our regional digital financial service rollout plans. KIMO shares our aspiration to support the growth of micro enterprises through simple and convenient solutions powered by technology.
“This significant milestone allows us to scale our operations regionally and rapidly through an established entity and access a larger ecosystem of merchants and retailers who are already familiar with micro-financing. Indonesia is an important market for us as we already have 550,000 merchants on the ground and disbursed more than 26,000 loans since 2019 via partner platforms,” said CEO of Boost Holdings Sheyantha Abeykoon.
Boost Holdings provides regional inclusive financial solutions for the unserved and underserved segments, underpinned by robust risk frameworks and financial strength.
This is done through more than 60 Partner ecosystems.
“Countries all over have seen accelerated digital transformation over the last year, such that digital financial services are a necessity rather than an option. Having built, and scaled several digital financial services businesses since 2014, Axiata Digital is in the position to deliver real value by bringing innovative financial products to our customers and this acquisition further strengthens our ambitions towards providing regional digital financial services” said CEO of Axiata Digital and Chairman of Boost Holdings, Mohd Khairil Abdullah (picture).