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Change the World of Retail Banking Through HSBC Openlab Innovation Challenge

From now until June 2019, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad is hosting the first ever HSBC Openlab Innovation Challenge to attract

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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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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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