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3 Malaysian Crowdfunding Projects That Are Shaped by Nationalism

I’ll admit, I wasn’t a believer of the Tabung Harapan crowdfunding campaign when it initially went up. I didn’t think

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How Many E-Wallets is Too Many Wallets In Malaysia?

I don’t think there are any concrete lines we can draw about how many wallets one country actually needs, but

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Hong Leong Seeks Fintech Startups For Its HLB LaunchPad Mentorship Programme

Last year, Hong Leong Bank Berhad launched its inaugural HLB LaunchPad with a vision of helping Malaysian fintech startups rethink

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Fintech Malaysia Report 2018 – The State of Play for Fintech Malaysia

Following last year’s report, our second edition Fintech Malaysia Report 2018 intends to clearly outline the state of play for

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Is Khalid Samad’s Harapan Coin ICO Legitimate?

Both the political and the cryptocurrency spheres alike are talking about the Harapan Coin, a donation token endorsed by Khalid

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Securities Commission Malaysia Welcomes New Applications for ECF and P2P Lending

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has announced that it welcomes new applications for Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) and P2P lending. This

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Sunway And KKFund’s Founders Team Up To Launch A US$50 Mil VC Fund

Sunway has just set up a venture capital fund named Sun SEA Capital LP. It’s proposing to spend up to US$50

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5 Top Funded Fintech Companies In Malaysia—Here’s What We Noticed

We have some ways to go before catching up to the top fintech nations, but the scene in Malaysia is

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Why Insurtech Matters for Malaysia

Insurtech, is one of the latest buzzwords that has entered into the fintech lexicon. For those unfamiliar with the field,

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Robo Advisors Are Coming To Malaysia, Here’s Why You Should Care

I’ll admit, I was a tad disappointed when I first learned that robo advisors aren’t some form of Jarvis or

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Banking Partnerships in Malaysia are Moving Beyond Fintech

Several years ago when the fintech wave began hitting the shores of Malaysia, several Malaysian banks like Maybank, RHB, and

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OCBC Partners up with P2P Lender Fundaztic to Enhance Financing Access for SMES

OCBC Bank and Fundaztic, P2P lending platform licensed by the Securities Commission have entered into a collaborative agreement to enhance

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FICO Powers Credit Guarantee Corporation’s (CGC) SME Lending

Malaysia’s Credit Guarantee Corporation (CGC), a government and commercial enterprise joint venture, has used FICO’s decision management technology to improve

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Bank Negara Malaysia Confirms Datuk Nor Shamsiah As Its New Governor

Following Bank Negara Malaysia’s previous announcement of Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim’s resignation as the governor, reports have confirmed that Datuk

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8 Reasons Why Fintech Startups Fail

Fintech startups are multiplying and as we hear a lot about the successful ones, we often forget that it is

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Hendra Lembong Replaces Olivier Crespin as CIMB’s Chief Fintech Officer

CIMB has appointed Hendra Lembong as Chief Fintech Officer with effect from 1 June 2018. Hendra will be replacing Olivier

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RHB Insurance Mobile App Enables Customers to Purchase Policy in 3 Minutes

RHB Insurance Berhad (“RHB Insurance”) launches “RHB Insurance Mobile App”, which enables its customers to purchase motor insurance policy and

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One of India’s Largest Financial Comparison Site Goes Live in Malaysia’s Crowded Market

BBazaar Malaysia today announce that its website is fully live in Malaysia. BankBazaar, BBazaar Malaysia’s parent company, is among the

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Got a Fintech Idea? Alpha Startups: Fintech Edition Wants to Help You Make It a Reality

Got a fintech idea you’re dying to turn into reality? 1337 Ventures, in collaboration with MDEC and InnoStart Capital, will

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Maybank Ranks Highest in Auto Financing Customer Satisfaction

A recent study conducted by research firm J.D Power shows that Maybank ranks highest with an overall satisfaction score of 77.3%.

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Malaysian Fintech Startups are Well-Positioned for Regional Expansion

Amidst rising interest in fintech, startups in this vertical have been dished a rude awakening to abide by tightening guidelines

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UOB Inks Deal With Funding Societies To Provide Startups Access to Funding

UOB Malaysia today announced it will partner with Funding Societies, a regional peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Through the partnership, start-ups

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CIMB Launches 1 Minute Instant Approval for Auto Financing

CIMB Group today unveiled the CIMB 1-Minute Auto Financing InstaApproval™, a digital platform that approves auto financing within one minute

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Behind The Scenes: Rakuten Trade, Malaysia’s Fintech Company of the Year

Fresh off the back of winning the Fintech Company of the Year award earlier in 2018 and celebrating their one year

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Digital, Data, Disruption: CIMB Pledges RM 75 Million to Its 3D Academy

36,000 workforce to be trained A combined total of estimated 2 million staff learning hours Aims to equip staff with

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Malaysian Fintech Company CapitalBay Wins Multiple Awards

CapitalBay, a FinTech company, offering solutions for Supply Chain Finance in Malaysia has announced that it has received two separate

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Grab and Maybank Ties Up to Drive GrabPay

South East Asia’s ride hailing giant, Grab and Malaysia’s largest bank Maybank, has announced their partnership to drive the acceptance

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Funding Societies Launches FS Bolt

Funding Societies, largest peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform in Malaysia, has announced the launch of FS Bolt: a mobile microfinancing solution

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Malaysian Fintech Firm Jirnexu Closes US$11 Million Series B

Malaysian based fintech startup Jirnexu, has closed an US$11 million Series B round. Making their second investment in Jirnexu, Japan-based

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Banks and Insurance Companies: Go Digital or Go Home

Earlier last month, I had the pleasure of joining TM ONE’S BFSI Open Day as a panelist. Joining me was

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