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Malaysia Eyes Leading Startup Hub Status with New VC/PE Guide

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has published the first edition of the ‘Practical Guide on Venture Capital and Private Equity

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Faiz Azmi Set to Succeed Awang Adek as SC Malaysia Chairman

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has announced the retirement of its Chairman, Dato’ Seri Dr. Awang Adek Hussin, effective 15

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MYDIN Partners with Boost Bank to Offer Enhanced Savings and Benefits

MYDIN, a local wholesaler and retailer, has announced an exclusive partnership with Boost Bank to provide significant savings and special

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Shopee Offers Personal Accident Insurance by Zurich from RM1.67/Month

SeaMoney, the financial services arm of Shopee’s parent company, has partnered with Zurich General Insurance Malaysia to introduce a new

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Japan’s Seven Bank to Install ATMs in 7-Eleven Stores Across Malaysia

Japan’s Seven Bank is establishing its fourth overseas group company in Malaysia, with plans to deploy ATMs in 7-Eleven stores

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Taking the Preemptive Strike to Thwart Rising Scams and Fraud in ASEAN Banking

In recent years, the banking sector in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has witnessed a significant surge in

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Affin Bank Becomes First Malaysian Bank to Offer Crypto ETF Fund

Cross Light Capital, a local fund management company, and Affin Bank have launched an actively managed fund dedicated to digital

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Airwallex: Malaysia Plays an Emerging Role in the Regional Fintech Landscape

Global payments firm Airwallex shared its commitment to expanding its Malaysian operations, with significant inroads already made, including securing licenses

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Malaysia’s First Homegrown Digital Bank – Boost Bank – Has Officially Launched

Malaysia’s first homegrown digital bank, Boost Bank, has officially launched its app to offer locals a seamless account opening experience

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Funding Societies to Offer Instalment Plans for SME Digital Marketing

Funding Societies, Southeast Asian SME digital finance platform, has announced a partnership with Good Foodie Media, a lifestyle-focused digital media

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GHL and BSN Partner to Offer 0% Installment Plan at Over 7,000 Merchants

Payment solutions provider GHL Systems has introduced Bank Simpanan Nasional’s (BSN) 0% Instalment Payment Plan (EasyPay Plan) across more than

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Novan Amirudin and Gurdip Singh Sidhu Move Up Leadership Bench at CIMB

CIMB Group Holdings has announced the appointment of Novan Amirudin as its new Group Chief Executive Officer. This follows the

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BNM Welcomes Mohamad Ali Iqbal as New Assistant Governor

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has announced the appointment of Mohamad Ali Iqbal Abdul Khalid as a new Assistant Governor, effective

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Euronet Becomes Largest Non-Bank ATM Operator in Malaysia with MEPS ATM Acquisition

Euronet, a global financial technology solutions and payments provider, announced today the completion of the acquisition of the Malaysian Electronic

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CIMB Clicks to be Replaced by CIMB OCTO App on 11 June

CIMB announced that it will replace its current banking application, CIMB Clicks, with the new CIMB OCTO app starting 11

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Google Invests US$2 Billion in Malaysia, Expected to Create 26,500 Jobs by 2030

Google announced an investment of US$2 billion in Malaysia which includes the establishment of Malaysia’s first Google data center and

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RinggitPay Rental Simplifies Rent Collection for Malaysian Landlords

Malaysia’s rental market has been booming in recent years, spurred by rapid urbanisation and population growth. This surge has led

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Malaysians Can Now Use TNG eWallet for Subscriptions, No Cards Needed

Curlec by Razorpay, a payment gateway in Malaysia, has integrated its payment system with TNG eWallet, enabling SMEs and unbanked

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CTOS and GBG Flag RM519 Million in Suspected Fraudulent Credit Applications

CTOS IDGuard, Malaysia’s national fraud bureau powered by GBG‘s technology, has flagged RM519 million in potentially fraudulent credit applications over

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PM Anwar Pledges RM100 Million to Boost Islamic Finance Innovation

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has pledged RM100 million to foster innovation and new financial solutions to advance the

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KWAP’s Dana Pemacu to Channel RM6 Billion into Financial Inclusion, Other Key Sectors

The Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) [KWAP] has announced a RM6 billion allocation for private capital investment under its Dana Pemacu

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Japanese IT Giant NTT DATA to Acquire 58.7% of GHL Systems for RM724 Million

NTT DATA, a Japanese multinational information technology service and consulting company, has announced its agreement to acquire 58.7% of GHL

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Billions Lost to Fraud Despite Efforts, APAC Fintechs Grapple with Rising Threats

Despite tireless efforts from businesses and tech providers, fraudsters persist in siphoning off billions annually. According to the “2024 State

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Boost Bank Opens Public Voting for Debit Card Design Ahead of Launch

Boost Bank is inviting the public to vote on two debit card designs—the vibrant red card or sleek black card.

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CIMB Simplifies EV Charging with Contactless Card Payments

CIMB Bank has launched a new contactless payment solution for electric vehicle (EV) charging, in collaboration with JuiceUP, a subsidiary

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Bursa Malaysia Launches API Gateway for Faster Onboarding, Real-Time Trading

Bursa Malaysia Berhad has launched a new API Gateway to streamline the Central Depository System (CDS) account management process for

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AEON Bank Offers Unique Personalised Account Numbers at Launch

AEON Bank (M) Berhad has officially launched, marking its entry as Malaysia’s first Islamic digital bank. The launch, which took

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SC Malaysia Sets RM40 Billion Fundraising Goal for MSMEs and MTCs by 2028

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has introduced a 5-year roadmap to enhance the capital market as a viable financing source

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The Hong Leong Islamic Bank Approach Towards Modernising Islamic Banking

In an era where technology is challenging and reshaping the contours of Syariah-compliant industries as well as the sectors financing

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Over 1,800 Insurance Leaders to Gather at InsureTech Connect Asia 2024 in June

The InsureTech Connect Asia (ITC Asia) conference is set to bring together leading figures in the insurance industry at the

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