In this post, we will be covering how our company, Helicap, uses AWS and Gitlab to create a CICD solution to build and deploy our applications, for a grand total of 57 cents/month.

For those who do not know Helicap, we are a FinTech investment firm specialising in the alternative lending space in the Asia Pacific region. We help people improve their livelihoods by driving financial inclusion and enabling our partner platforms to transform the way consumers and SMEs access credit today.

What is CICD?

To better understand the importance of such a pipeline, we need to delve into the concept of what…


In this post, we will be covering how our company, Helicap, uses MongoDB’s change streams to track any real time data changes, as well as implement audit trails.

For those who do not know Helicap, we are a FinTech investment firm specialising in the alternative lending space in the Asia Pacific region. We help people improve their livelihoods by driving financial inclusion and enabling our partner platforms to transform the way consumers and SMEs access credit today.

Being in the financial space, trust and accountability is paramount, and one of main and earliest concerns, was to set up an audit…


Welcome to the first post from Helicap’s engineering team, where we will try to bring you through our tech stack, and explain how we ended up with the choices that we made.

For those who do not know Helicap, we are a FinTech investment firm specialising in the alternative lending space in the Asia Pacific region. We help people improve their livelihoods by driving financial inclusion and enabling our partner platforms to transform the way consumers and SMEs access credit today.

To build a startup, the first step is always the hardest; and this goes double for any tech enthusiast…


Introduction

FinTech.

For better or worse, this is probably one of the more popular buzzwords of this decade. A shorthand for some form of digital revolution, poised to sweep away antiquated banking practices. Or so, that is what the mainstream media told me. But what they also conveniently left out about FinTech startups is the Catch-22 at the heart of its popularity.

Trust is the key currency for all financial institutions. Lose trust, and you will lose customers faster than you can cope. Earn trust, and you will gain customers faster than you can cope as well.

In the StashAway backend…

Lim Yi Sheng

Writes code here and there

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