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Why BNM’s Open API Initiative Could Bring Malaysia’s Fintech into a New Era

Bank Negara Malaysia just released a proposed guideline for Open APIs in Malaysia, and is currently seeking feedback from the public. This

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Meet the 10 Companies Selected for Supercharger’s 2nd Fintech Accelerator Programme

The second edition of the 12-week SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Programme has begun. Launched at the Securities Commission Malaysia, ten international

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13 Industry Leaders’ Predictions About Where Malaysian Fintech is Headed

SuperCharger, a fintech-focused accelerator operating in KL and Hong Kong have come out with the first of their first Malaysian

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Users Can Finally Pay Tolls with the TNG E-Wallet, but It’s Not Available to Everyone Yet

In Malaysia’s crowded e-wallet space, it is becoming increasingly difficult to carve a niche with each player pursuing similar strategies

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Maybank Launched 3 New Features To Help its 10 Million Users Plan Their Budgets

Maybank announced the launch of their new digital financial planning tool on it’s online banking website, Maybank2u. The new tool

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PolicyStreet Buddies Up With MDEC to Curate Affordable Insurance for Freelancers

KK Fund recipient PolicyStreet announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MDEC in a bid to

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LaVida Coin Ordered to Cease Activities by Securities Commission

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has issued a notice for Dato’ Vida’s LaVida Coin to cease all promotional activities with

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90% of Affordable Home Loans Are Rejected, So Here’s How Loanplus Aims to Help

There’s a housing crisis in Malaysia, and as of recent years has only grown worse. A contentious study released by

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14 Key Fintech Investors in Malaysia You Should Know About

With a regulator that has been described as open to innovation and disruption, a maturing tech scene,  a mobile-friendly population,

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FAOM Teams Up with RAMCI to Provide Easier Access to Credit Data

The Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM) recently signed an MOU with RAMCI. The agreement will see both parties collaborating in

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7 Fishy Things We Noticed When Looking into Dato’ Vida’s LaVida Coin

The LaVida Coin is the latest ICO launched by Datuk Seri Hasmiza Othman or better known as Dato’ Vida, beauty

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Finally, TNG’s E-Wallet Gets Crucial Updates, Can it Stay Ahead of The Competition?

After the disastrous release of a Touch ‘n Go reload app in March, the company returns with a newly updated, fully-fledged

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Malaysians Can Now Link Their Hong Leong Debit Cards to WeChat Pay

Malaysians who own a Hong Leong debit card can now start treating the freshly-launched WeChat Pay as their extended Hong

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WeChat Pay Launches in Malaysia With An Alipay-Killing Money Gifting Scheme

After a few months of a soft launch WeChat Pay, a QR code-based e-wallet finally makes its official debut in

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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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