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CTOS To Enable Real-Time Credit Decisions For Banks

Malaysia’s credit reporting agency CTOS recently launched a solution to enable banks to make real time credit decisions. This solution will

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The Fintech Barcamp @ Langkawi 2018: What You Missed

Between the 9th and 10th of August, key fintech players flew to Langkawi for Fintech News’ inaugural Fintech Barcamp—where the

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Digi’s vcash Will Be on 10,000 Terminals Thanks to AmBank and an SME Strategy

Besides fintech companies, telcos have been making big pushes towards growing and developing their e-wallets for Malaysia to move into

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BNM’s Newly Updated Watchlist Proves That Crypto-Scams Are Still a Threat

Just recently, BNM has updated its consumer watchlist with risky companies that you shouldn’t interact with. In a list that

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Securities Commission Takes Action Against Unauthorised P2P Platform LendingStar

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has ordered LendingStar to cease all activities with immediate effect, in a directive issued on the

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Funding Societies Partners with Curlec, Automates Monthly Repayment to Investors

Funding Societies,  a Peer-toPeer (P2P) financing platform in Malaysia, has announced a partnership with Curlec, a homegrown FinTech company specialising

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Meet the 29 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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TM ONE in Pursuit of Fintech Partnerships

TM ONE, the business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) has announced their commitment in collaborating with the fintech

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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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4 Reasons Why Insurtech Matters for Malaysians

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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