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Securities Commission Malaysia Announces 8 New Licenses for Crowdfunding and P2P Lending

Securities Commission Malaysia today announced 3 new licenses for equity crowdfunding and 5 for P2P lending. This new batch sees

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BFM Founder Malek Ali Co-Founds Insurtech Startup, Fi Life

Fi Life, an insurtech startup co-founded by BFM radio founder Malek Ali and Tan Jiann Meng went live today. The

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A Sneak Peek into Prudential’s New AI Powered Health App, Pulse

The insurance industry is changing, and its changing fast. The forces driving the change in insurance include skyrocketing healthcare costs,

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Bursa Malaysia Taps Hong Kong Based Company to Build Blockchain Proof-of-Concept

Bursa Malaysia is right now utilising blockchain in a proof of concept geared towards greater transparency and smoother operations in

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What Celcom and Digi’s Potential Merger Could Mean for Boost

In an announcement that took many by surprise, it is reported that Axiata and Telenor are in talks to merge

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GHL to Enable GrabPay QR Payment at 70,000 of its Payments Channels

GrabPay’s mobile QR payment will be accepted at GHL’s payment touchpoints soon according to an announcement issued by GHL today.

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Why are Malaysian Proptech Companies Looking into Fintech?

There’s seems to be a trend emerging in Malaysia, in 2019 we’re seeing a surge of proptech firms embracing fintech.

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Hackathons are Outdated, HSBC’s New Challenge Lets You Solve Retail Banking Problems from Home

Ongoing until June, HSBC is hosting its HSBC Openlab Innovation Challenge to attract new talents, startups, designers, digital innovators and

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HelloGold Teams up with Curlec to Automate Monthly Gold Investments

HelloGold and Curlec announced today that they will be joining forces to automate monthly investments for HelloGold’s customers. Curlec’s Direct

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Soft Space Co-Founder’s New Proptech Startup Raises RM 5 Million in Seed Fund

DAX Venture is the latest startup to throw its hat into Malaysia’s burgeoning proptech scene. It announced today that they

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RHB Aims to Double Mobile Banking Users with New App

RHB Bank announced the launch of their brand new mobile banking app today. From first impressions, the new app appears

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5 Things MDEC is Doing to Bring Fintech in Malaysia to the Next Level

The Malaysian fintech scene has grown considerably since its early days. Our 2018 Fintech Report shows that the number of

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Touch ‘N Go Partners Up With Singapore’s EZ-Link to Issue a Multi-Currency Joint Card

Due to a variety of reasons, Singapore’s EZ-Link and Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go cards are synonymous with travel in their

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Just What Are We Going to Do With Bank Branches?

  Branch banking is dead. A statement that we’ve heard probably a million times or more. The very same statement

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MoneyMatch Becomes One Step Closer to Being the First to Graduate BNM’s Sandbox

MoneyMatch announced today they have been granted an approval in principle for a Class B remittance license from Bank Negara

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How 2 M’sians Built The 2nd Largest Crypto Aggregator Because They Were Annoyed

Malaysia-based and run CoinGecko could have seen the writing in the stone for CoinMarketCap’s recent scandals, since it came out that as

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Bank Negara Malaysia to Pave the Way for Neo Banks

Bank Negara Malaysia will soon release its requirements for a virtual banking license by end of this year, according a

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3 New Things WeChat Pay is Trying to Stay Ahead of Other E-Wallets in Malaysia

Joining Malaysia’s increasingly crowded e-wallet scene was WeChat Pay, launched here in August last year. The arrival was notable as

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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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