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UOB Launches an App That Matches Property Buyers with Mortgage Bankers

UOB Bank just launched an app that matches prospective property buyers with the bank’s team or mortgage specialists. Named UOB

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Singaporean Fintech Launches Operations in Malaysia Following Investment from OSK

TurnKey Lender, a lending and loan origination company announces the opening of a new office Kuala Lumpur. Its main goal

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12 Fintech Events Happening in Malaysia You Need to Check Out in 2019

Malaysia is a home to a small, but robust fintech community, ranging from startup founders to bankers with a keen

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How is Malaysia’s Equity Crowdfunding Scene Doing in 2019?

Equity crowdfunding in Malaysia was brought to the mainstream when Securities Commission Malaysia became one of the first within the

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Malaysian Blockchain Company Named One of APAC’s Top 10 In its Field

Celebrus Advisory, a consulting firm for blockchain technology has been named one of the Top 10 Best Blockchain Technology Consulting/Service

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UOB Sees Double Digit Growth in Digital Payments in Malaysia

UOB Malaysia today reported that its customers’ use of digital payment methods in 2018 has grown by almost 50 per

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AIA Director Quits His Job to Build Blockchain That Could Finally Simplify Selling Cars

  “Buying a [car] is such a long and frustrating process,” lamented Arnold Aranez, CEO and founder of Cendol Technologies.

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Securities Commission Malaysia Seeks Feedback for ICO Regulation

In recognition of the growing public interest in ICOs, its increasing popularity among business seeking to raise funds and a

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22 Crypto Exchanges Now Seeking Approval from Securities Commission Malaysia

Securities Commission Malaysia has unveiled the list of crypto exchanges that have opted to continue operations following its earlier imposed

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Maybank Aims to Convert Its 4.5 Million Mobile Users to Their New E-Wallet MAE

Maybank officially launched its new e-wallet MAE today, though many e-wallet enthusiasts would have already gotten their hands on it

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Curlec Raises Seed Round from Captii Ventures

Curlec, an online Direct Debit payments company has announced the completion of their seed funding round, led by Captii Ventures.

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What Razer’s Malaysian Headquarters Launch Means for its Fintech Ambitions

Razer today announced the official opening of its new country headquarters in Malaysia, housing over 280 employees within The Vertical

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Meet the 56 Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Malaysia Registered with BNM

Bank Negara Malaysia has published the list of cryptocurrency exchanges in Malaysia that has registered itselves as a reporting entity

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Malaysians Will Soon Be Able to Use Their Boost E-Wallet in Singapore and Thailand

Thanks to a partnership agreement signed between Axiata Digital’s Boost e-wallet and Singtel’s VIA alliance, Malaysians will soon be able

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How Cashless is Malaysia Right Now?

Between Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) ICTF and the more recently announced Real-Time Retail Payments (RPP) system, an ecosystem rife with Malaysians with

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GHL Enables Singaporeans to Use Their Debit Card Scheme NETS in Malaysia

Singaporeans visiting Malaysia will now be able to make card payments using NETS ATM cards thanks a recent collaboration between

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HelloGold Expands Blockchain Gold-Savings Platform into Africa

Gold-based savings platform HelloGold has announced their expansion into Africa, with the help of a digital financial inclusion group Baobab as

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MyCash Online Expands Remittance Service to Australia

MyCash Online is a marketplace designed to help the massive swaths of migrants in Malaysia and Singapore that do not have

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Boost E-Wallet’s CEO Chris Tiffin Steps Down

Last Friday, Boost’s CEO Chris Tiffin announced the end of his tenure as Boost Malaysia’s CEO. He has held that

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Silicon Valley Payments Darling Arrives in Malaysia

In a tweet by Silicon Valley-based Stripe’s CEO, Patrick Collison, he seemed to confirm that the company has commenced with

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The Dark Side of Malaysia’s Quest into a Cashless Society

It’s no secret that Malaysia is gung-ho about cashlessness. Bank Negara Malaysia itself expressed as much, within the policies and guidelines

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SC Finally Reveals its Anticipated Regulations for Crypto Exchanges

January has been no picnic for Malaysia’s crypto-exchanges, with the possibility of RM10 Million fine and 10 years jail time looming

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CIMB’s Trump Card for the Philippines is a Neo-Bank Inspired Strategy

CIMB just announced its formal expansion into the Philippines, and seemingly taking advantage of the blank slate there to launch

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Sydney Startup Hub: What Malaysia Can Learn from Australia’s Mega-Hub

Recently I had the pleasure of joining the ASEAN Tech Challenge which was organised by The Australian Trade and Investment

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Malaysia’s Blockchain Industry Responds to SC’s Stance On Crypto

They say it’s always darkest before the dawn. That is just an enigmatic way to say that industry confusion is

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Suprisingly, Malaysia Outperforms China in Government E-Payment Adoption

When one thinks about the most advanced countries in the world in the payments space, countries like China, Sweden and

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88% of Malaysians Believe That New Fintechs Are as Trustworthy as Traditional Banks

Ten years away from the global financial crisis and in the aftermath of the 1MDB scandal, consumer confidence in Malaysia’s

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