Gobear launches unsecured-loan awareness page

GoBear Vietnam is to launch unsecured loan awareness page on website gobear.com/vn/campaign/vaytienmat. GoBear is Asia’s first and only metasearch engine in insurance and banking products The new awareness page from GoBear Vietnam provides users with a tool to quickly search for unsecured loan offers from professional finance companies in Vietnam, with simple procedures and rapid disbursement time. This tool is designed mainly to help unbanked users, who account for 70 per cent of Vietnam’s population, to save time and efforts when searching for unsecured loan offers that best fit their needs. On this occasion, Tran Nhat Khanh, GoBear Vietnam country director, said: “Unsecured loan is a feasible financial product for most Vietnamese users, especially those who are unbanked or being cash salaried. They cannot access traditional banking products that require proof of income. By launching unsecured loan awareness page with a tool to search for unsecured loan offers from professional finance companies for these underprivileged users, we are trying to provide them a quick, convenient, unbiased search solution so that they can independently select the products that benefit their own needs.” Website gobear.com/vn/campaign/vaytienmat provides users with a tool to quickly search for unsecured loan offers from professional finance companies in Vietnam It is also a fact that GoBear is one of the first webpage in Vietnam that offers users a free, personalised and unbiased tool…... [read more]

Financial comparison has now made easier than ever. GoBear, Asia’s first and only comprehensive and transparent MetaSearch engine for insurance and banking products, is now available in Vietnam. GoBear Vietnam is the brand’s sixth market in Asia to offer financial product comparison that is online, easy to use, unbiased, personalised and free of charge. GoBear was first launched in Singapore in 2015, since then it has extended its pawprint to other major Asian countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, and now Vietnam. Not even two years into its operation, more than 4.5 million users have put their trust in GoBear when it comes to comparing insurance and banking products such as credit cards and personal loans. As one of the fastest growing fintech startups in Asia, GoBear is leading the way in simplifying financial shopping experience which is often complicated and full of jargons. GoBear founder cum CEO, GoBear Vietnam country director and Truc Diem – John Tu couple share the benefits that GoBear brings to users According to GoBear founder and CEO Andre Hesselink, the search engine was formed on the idea of the need for an online tool to help users search for complex financial products in a transparent and unbiased way. “The unique and powerful proposition of GoBear is that we provide a transparent overview of the market and with our personalised search and filtering functions, consumers can have a side-by-side comparison easily based on their needs. “This new way of searching for financial products is…... [read more]

GoBear Unveils in Vietnam GoBear, Asia’s first and only comprehensive and transparent metasearch engine for insurance and banking products is now available in Vietnam. GoBear Vietnam is the brand’s 6th market in Asia to offer financial product comparison that is online, easy to use, unbiased, personalized and free of charge. GoBear was first launched in Singapore in 2015, since then it has extended its pawprint to other major Asian countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, and now Vietnam. Not even two years into its operation, more than 4.5 million users have put their trust in GoBear when it comes to comparing insurance and banking products such as credit cards and personal loans. Mr. Andre Hesselink, GoBear Founder and CEO and MrMr.TranNhatKhanh, GoBear Vietnam Country Director Mr. Vo Tan Thanh, Vice President of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry (VCCI) speaks at the GoBear launching ceremony“GoBear was formed on the idea of the need for an online tool to help users search for complex financial products in a transparent and unbiased way. The unique and powerful proposition of GoBear is that we provide a transparent overview of the market and with our personalized search and filtering functions, consumers can have a side-by-side comparison easily based on their needs. This new way of searching for financial products is new to Asia.” says, Mr. Andre Hesselink, GoBear founder and Chief Executive Officer. GoBear Founder cum CEO, GoBear Vietnam Country Director and couple Truc Diem – John Tu share the benefits that GoBear…... [read more]

(Cinet)- Ha Noi, the capital city of Vietnam, is second in a list of 100 international cities with the good hotels services, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by the well-known tourism website Trivago, asked tourists to rate their satisfaction of hotel services in 100 cites around the world. The survey studies hotel reviews from more than 140 accommodation booking sites found London came last in a list of 100 cities that had at least 135 hotels and 60 reviews. It did not include TripAdvisor postings. The German city of Dresden came top with its hotels receiving the highest ratings and most positive reviews from guests. it is followed by the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi. "Users praised Dresden hotels for their value for money, whilst London hotels were criticised for their prices," said a spokeswoman for Trivago. "In particular, reviewers felt the minibars were overpriced and breakfast service was both overpriced and disappointing, whilst hotels in Dresden were praised for their delicious and well-valued breakfasts." She said London hotels were also criticised for overcrowding at breakfast, long queues at check-in, inability to cope with large groups of people, small rooms and poor views. On the other hand, hotels in Dresden were praised for their exceptional service, efficiency, helpful staff, as well as their spacious rooms with excellent views. Close behind Dresden and Hanoi in the list of cities with good hotels were Tokyo, Chicago, and Krakow in Poland. Joining London in the bottom five were Rio de…... [read more]

Hanoi is in the top three while London is marked as the worst in a list of 100 cities for best hotel rooms, according to a survey released on Friday. Global visitors to London have marked its hotels as the worst due to overpriced minibars, lousy breakfasts and slow service, stated a studyby travel metasearch website Trivago. The survey studies hotel reviews from more than 140 accommodation booking sites found London came last in a list of 100 cities that had at least 135 hotels and 60 reviews. It did not include TripAdvisor postings. The German city of Dresden came top with its hotels receiving the highest ratings and most positive reviews from guests. it is followed by the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi. "Users praised Dresden hotels for their value for money, whilst London hotels were criticised for their prices," said a spokeswoman for Trivago. "In particular, reviewers felt the minibars were overpriced and breakfast service was both overpriced and disappointing, whilst hotels in Dresden were praised for their delicious and well-valued breakfasts." She said London hotels were also criticised for overcrowding at breakfast, long queues at check-in, inability to cope with large groups of people, small rooms and poor views. On the other hand, hotels in Dresden were praised for their exceptional service, efficiency, helpful staff, as well as their spacious rooms with excellent views. Close behind Dresden and Hanoi in the list of cities with good hotels were Tokyo, Chicago, and Krakow in Poland. Joining London in…... [read more]

Corporate news Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Ten leading Thai exhibition organisers will come to Hà Nội for a business-to-business forum to meet Vietnamese enterprises, trade promotion organisations and associations this Friday. The forum, organised by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), aims to boost trade activities between the two countries, as well as between other countries in the ASEAN region. The forum will discuss business opportunities within the ASEAN region through exhibitions in Thailand; commercial linkages among Thailand, Việt Nam and other countries in the region and from the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community and the potential and cooperation opportunities between the two countries as well as ASEAN countries. This forum is a new form in the Connect Business campaign of TCEB. The bureau expects the campaign will attract Vietnamese businesses to Thailand to attend international exhibitions by strengthening relationships with organisations, associations, chambers of commerce, unions and non-profit corporations. Thailand expects to welcome 208,000 international trade visitors, creating a total value of US$500 million dollars this year and will continue to support businesses which want to expand their activities through exhibitions in Thailand. - VNS... [read more]

2030 Businessmen Club marks 3rd anniversary of Happy Friday Kieu Giang Members of the management board of the 2030 Businessmen Club, the editorial board of the Saigon Times Group and guests are seen at the 3rd anniversary celebration of the Happy Friday program in HCMC last week. Happy Friday, which is among the major activities of the 2030 Businessmen Club under the Saigon Times Club, aims to create a chance for entrepreneurs to share business opportunities and moments of relaxation after working days. The program is held monthly with different topics presented by invited speakers who are writers, historians, psychiatrists and poets. There are also celebrations for members’ birthdays and music performances. The 2030 Businessmen Club has attracted more than 1,000 members since its establishment in 2002. Its chairman for the 2014-2016 term is Ha Xuan Anh, CEO of Son Viet Garment Corporation. - News: Kieu Giang... [read more]

Market crashes as bear returns By Thuy Trieu - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The market opened the week down a sharp 3.34% as jaw-dropping investors became more cautious in the absence of supporting news. The VN-Index on Monday lost as many as 18.55 points from the previous session to 537.29, bidding adieu to investors' buoy of the 550-point level. The main index lost a mild 3.92 points in the first matching phase. However, offers strongly increased in the second matching phase, inducing a lot of stocks to plunge to the floor prices. Investor sentiment was further shaken given the sudden change, leading to the selling volume to rise continuously and forcing the VN-Index down 18.23 points in the second phase. The index kept trading at that low until the end of the day. Among 186 stocks and fund units on the bourse, only nine stocks closed higher while up to 169 ended lower. Of which, there were 67 stocks hitting the floor prices and two rising to the ceiling prices. REE Corp. (REE), the most actively traded stock on the bourse, dropped 4.7% to VND50,500 per share with 2.25 million shares traded. Sacombank (STB) was the second most traded stock, falling 2.94% to VND26,400 with trading volume of 2.24 million shares. Other financial stocks such as Vietcombank (VCB), Saigon Securities Inc. (SSI), and PetroVietnam Finance Corp. (PVF) also declined. Foreign investors were patient to be net buyers on the market but their participation was very modest. They bought…... [read more]

Market barely inches up, trade low By Phuong Thao - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – The southern stock market made a fractional gain in the second straight rising session on Thursday, in line with rallies in the world, but liquidity remained depressed. The VN-Index rose a mere 0.96 point, or 0.21%, from the day earlier to 458.66. Demand on the Hochiminh Stock Exchange dropped 13.7% against the previous session to nearly 49 million shares while supply rose 6.3% to 49.4 million shares. Closing the day, only 23.2 million shares worth VND597 billion changed hands, falling by 7.2% and 14.5% against the session earlier respectively. The market opened higher and quickly jumped to above 460 points before sellers stepped in, pushing the index down to 457.88 at the end of the continuous matching phase. The market then recovered slightly and finally closed in the positive territory. The number of losers was still higher than that of gainers at 105 to 84, of which six stocks ended the day at their ceiling prices and nine others plunged to the floor prices. Vietnam Mechanization Electrification & Construction (MCG) became the biggest traded issue, jumping 4.7% to VND17,900 per share with over one million shares traded, followed by Société De Bourbon Tay Ninh Co. (SBT), which closed flat at VND11,800 on the volume of 717,000 shares. Foreigners were still net buyers as they bought 3.1 million shares worth VND115 billion and sold two million shares worth VND40 billion, accounting for 19.4% and 6.7%…... [read more]

Market plunges, investors snap up cheap stocks By Phuong Thao - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – The local market lost big ground in the second straight losing session on Tuesday, but liquidity improved sharply as foreign investors stepped in to buy cheaper stocks. The VN-Index shed 7.73 points, or 1.69%, from the previous day to 449.4. The market opened weaker and subsequently lost ground gradually during the day and then suddenly dropped three points right at the close. On the southern bourse, bids continued to dip 1.8% from the session earlier to 50.7 million shares while offers gained 3% to 61.7 million shares. Ending the day, there were nearly 42 million shares worth VND1.1 trillion changing hands, both surging by around 40% against the previous day. Up to 231 stocks declined on Tuesday while 22 others managed to gain grounds, of which two stocks shot to the ceiling prices and 50 issues plunged to the floor prices. Sacombank (STB) was the most actively traded issue but it fell 1.9% to VND15,500 per share with 1.9 million shares changing hands, followed by Ocean Group Co. (OGC), which also fell 4% against the day earlier to VND24,000 on the volume of 1.3 million shares. Ca Mau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corp. (CMX) debuted on the bourse on Tuesday and it closed at the reference price of VND15,000 with over 97,000 shares traded. Foreign participation surged strongly on Tuesday as the investors acquired 13 million shares worth VND547 billion and offloaded…... [read more]




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