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Soft Space and Partners Launch Tap to Pay on iPhone for Japanese Merchants

GMO Financial Gate (GMO-FG), Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company (SMCC), SMBC GMO PAYMENT (SGP), and Malaysian fintech company Soft Space have

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Why Are Southeast Asia’s Banks Struggling with Service Outages?

The rapid digitalisation of the banking sector in Southeast Asia has brought about unprecedented convenience for customers, allowing them to

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Malaysian Banks: Beware of Calls from Fake National Scam Response Centre Officers

Banks in Malaysia have issued a warning about scams involving fraudsters posing as National Scam Response Centre (NSRC) officers. These

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Bursa Malaysia to Host Country’s First Carbon Credit Auction

Bursa Carbon Exchange (BCX), a subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia, is set to host its first auction of Malaysian carbon credits

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TNG eWallet Offers Fully Digital Onboarding for New Amanah Saham Investors

TNG Digital, the operator of TNG eWallet, has launched a fully digital process for first-time investors to access Amanah Saham

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SC Malaysia Approves Sam Altman’s Worldcoin Token for Trading on MX Global

MX Global, an associate of Cuscapi Berhad, announced that it has received approval from the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to

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How Core Modernisation Is Paving the Way for Invisible Banking

In an era dominated by digital innovation, the banking sector is evolving rapidly to meet the modern consumer’s demands for

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Syahrul Ishak Takes Helm as CEO at Al Rajhi Malaysia

Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia, has appointed Mohd Syahrul Ishak as its new Chief Executive Officer, starting 13 May 2024. The

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BJAK Must Seek Formal Approval for Partnership, Says Transport Minister Loke

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) is open to strategic partnerships with private entities to enhance services provided by its agencies,

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Boost Bank Prepares for Official Launch, Opens Registration to Public

Boost Bank is now opening registrations for its upcoming digital banking services, inviting potential users to sign up and be

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Maybank Customers Can Now Use Google Wallet

Maybank has expanded its mobile payment options by integrating with Google Wallet, allowing customers to add both Visa and Mastercard-branded

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AmBank and CGC Commit Additional RM400 Million to Support SME Growth

AmBank, in partnership with Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia (CGC), has announced an additional RM400 million allocation to their SME Portfolio

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Inside Maybank’s Goal-Based Investment Strategy

In Malaysia, there’s a proverb that goes, “Sedikit-sedikit, lama-lama jadi bukit.” It translates to “Little by little, in time, it

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PolicyStreet Capitalises on Bjak’s Controversy to Highlight Its Own Offerings

Malaysian insurtech PolicyStreet has seized the opportunity to reassure consumers of its “compliance and reliability” following the controversy involving its

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BNM Fines 14 Malaysian Financial Institutions for Data Reporting Failures

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) imposed fines on 14 financial institutions on 30 January 2024, for not adhering to the Financial

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Bjak Not Approved for Road Tax Renewals, Seeks to Address JPJ Concerns

The Malaysian Road Transport Department (JPJ) has clarified that Bjak, a local insurance platform, is not authorised to provide road

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AEON Bank Taps Visa to Offer Shariah-Compliant Digital Payments

AEON Bank has entered into a strategic partnership with Visa to enhance the digital payment and cashless transaction experience for

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GXBank, Zurich Form 10-Year Partnership to Offer Insurance for Malaysia’s Underserved

Malaysia’s first digital bank, GXBank, in collaboration with Zurich General Insurance Malaysia and Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia, has announced a

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Microsoft to Build AI Centre in Malaysia as Part of US$2.2 Billion Investment

Microsoft has announced a major US$2.2 billion investment in Malaysia, aimed at enhancing the country’s digital and AI infrastructure over

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Touch ‘n Go eWallet Adds Currency Exchange Calculator for Overseas Travellers

TNG Digital, the operator of the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, announced that it has introduced a foreign exchange rate calculator

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MOF and BNM to Host Global Islamic Economics and Finance Forum in May 2024

Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) are set to host the Global Forum of Islamic Economics and

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PolicyStreet Introduces Professional Liability Coverage for Kiddocare Babysitters

Malaysian insurtech company PolicyStreet, in partnership with Kiddocare, a Khazanah-backed on-demand care services platform, has announced a new insurance initiative

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SC Malaysia and Islamic Development Bank Partner on Islamic Finance Initiatives

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group to

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InterSystems, Imagelink to Upgrade Document Management Systems in Malaysia

InterSystems, a data management solutions provider, has announced a partnership with Imagelink Software, a provider of enterprise content management solutions.

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GXBank, Grab to Create 400 Jobs with New Center, Part of RM1.5 Billion Investment

GXBank, Malaysia’s first digital bank, has announced plans to establish a Regional Center of Excellence (COE) for Shared Services in

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New Maybank Platform Enables Malaysians to Start Investing With RM200

Maybank Malaysia has launched a new digital investment platform called Goal-Based Investment, designed to cater to beginners and first-time investors.

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Malaysia’s First JCB Payment Gateway Launched via Soft Space Partnership

Malaysian fintech Soft Space and Japanese payments firm JCB International have launched the nation’s first JCB payment gateway. This development

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Ant International to Create Over 500 Jobs with New Malaysian Center

Ant International, a digital payment and financial technology provider, announced plans to open a new Digital Business Centre in Malaysia

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AEON Bank Gears Up for Q2 Launch of Malaysia’s First Islamic Digibank

AEON Bank is poised to launch its Islamic digital banking operations by the end of the second quarter, targeting tech-savvy

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Seedflex Expands Footprint to Malaysia With Seed Funding From 500 Global

Singapore-based fintech Seedflex Technologies has launched a new digital financing solution, “Pay-As-You-Sell Advance” (PAYS Advance), in Malaysia, with plans to

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