The Role of Fintech and Financial Literacy on SMEs Sustainability

Winarsih, Winarsih and Mutoharoh, Mutoharoh and Tahar, Emisa and Aziz, Inayah Abdul (2020) The Role of Fintech and Financial Literacy on SMEs Sustainability. In: ICIC 2020, 27th August 2020, Semarang, Indonesia.

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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is a worldwide economy whose development is still constrained in various fields. One of the obstacles is in the financial sector. In this digitalization era, financial technology (fintech) can be widely used because of the increasing penetration of internet users. Nevertheless, SMEs actors are expected to be selective in choosing fin-tech. This aims to avoid losses, so that the SMEs sustainability is created. This study determined the effect of financial technology (fintech) used by SMEs actors on business sustainability mediated by financial literacy. This study used purposive sampling method and involved 300 respondents who are SME actors in Semarang, Kudus and Surakarta. The results of this study indicated that financial technology (fintech) is proven to have a positive effect on financial literacy. Likewise, financial literacy is proven to mediate the relationship of fintech on business sustainability. Thus, SME actors must understand knowledge in the field of financial literacy in order to make the best decisions and the business can develop properly. As the result, the business continuity can be maintained.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: fintech financial literacy smes sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 09:30
Last Modified: 06 May 2021 09:30

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