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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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Can Blockchain Eradicate Corruption in Malaysia?

As Malaysians go to the polls tomorrow to decide the fate of the country, the election fever runs high. So

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UOB Partners With WORQ & Common Ground to Lower Price Barriers for Startups

United Overseas Bank (UOB) recently announced that they have signed a MOU with WORQ and Common Ground to offer up

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Behind The Scenes: How Hong Leong Bank is Digitising Their Workforce

Digital transformation is something that should be happening across the organisation, not just the consumer facing fronts. However, when scanning

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Fintech Malaysia News Roundup April 2018

Malaysia’s fintech scene is becoming increasingly active, it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the important events, here’s

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MoneyMatch Embraces Ripple’s Blockchain Solution to Power Payments

Ripple, the enterprise blockchain solution for global payments, is announcing that five new customers across Europe and Asia will use

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Soft Space Secures Series B Funding from Sumitomo Mitsui, Eyes International Expansion

Soft Space announced the closing of a Series B investment with Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company (SMCC)  a wholly-owned subsidiary of

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State of Open Banking in ASEAN

Behind the futuristic glass walls of the Marina Sand Bay convention center, Money2020 celebrated its first Asian edition in Singapore.

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HelloGold Secures Series A from 500 Startups

Southeast Asian fintech firm HelloGold has secured Series A funding from Silicon Valley venture capital firm 500 Startups. The funding

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Funding Societies Raises RM 100 Million, the Largest P2P Lending Funding in SEA

Funding Societies, the largest peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform in Malaysia, has raised RM100 million in Series B funding. Led by

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Meet the 9 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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Luno Registers as Reporting Institution with Bank Negara Malaysia

Popular cryptocurrency exchange platform, Luno, today announced that they have formally registered with Bank Negara as a reporting institution as

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Allianz Malaysia Partners With PolicyStreet For Digital Distribution

Allianz Malaysia Berhad is partnering with PolicyStreet to provide Malaysians with better online access to insurance products. PolicyStreet is an insurance

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AXA Affin Insurtech Play: Digital Insurance & Partnerships

AXA Affin announced their insurtech play AXA eMedic, which focuses on offering low barrier to entry e-medical cards targeted at

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Fintech Malaysia News Round Up – March 2018 Top 5 Stories

Malaysia’s fintech scene is becoming increasingly active, it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the important events, here’s

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Hong Leong Introduces AI Powered Chatbot, But This Time It’s for Their Employees

Hong Leong Bank introduces an AI enabled virtual assistant named HALI, which it claims will help it to improve operations

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iPay88 Attempts at Banking the Underbanked with Virtual Accounts

iPay88 today announces its latest offering known as the ‘Virtual Account’ – a payment solution that is targeted at the

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Malaysia’s ICOs Moves Beyond Fintech as Marketplace Player ServisHero Eyes ICO

Malaysia’s ICO scene seems to be maturing following a successful ICOs by the likes of HelloGold, and large players like

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Fintech Review: MoneyMatch’s Currency Exchange Service

Just a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the Money 20/20 conference at Singapore, seeing as

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HelloGold Turns Plastic into Gold with KLEAN

Malaysians will soon be the first to earn gold by recycling their plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Southeast Asian fintech

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What Is BNM’s ICTF and What Does It Mean For a Cashless Malaysia

Bank Negara Malaysia has issued the Interoperable Credit Transfer Framework (ICTF) on 20th March 2018, which has taken into account

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SC Opens Up Application For New P2P Lending and ECF Players

Tan Sri Ranjit Singh announced that the Securities Commission Malaysia will be widening access to alternative based investing avenues like

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SC and BNM To Joins Forces to Accelerate Digitisation of Stockbroking through BRIDGe

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and Bank Negara (BNM) established the Brokerage Industry Digitisation Group (BRIDGe), a joint working group

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CIMB partners with Philippines’ Leading Fintech Player FINTQ and Bayad

CIMB Bank Berhad, through its branch that is being set up in the Philippines, CIMB Bank Philippines Inc., recently entered

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Grab Drives Fintech Ambitions with Grab Financial

Following Grab’s previous announcement on GrabPay and acquisition of Kudo, Anthony Tan, Co Founder and Group CEO announced the company’s ambitions

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Allianz Partners with FAOM to Offer Free Insurance for Fintech Startups

Start-ups that are members of the FinTech Association of Malaysia (FAOM) will be receiving free insurance coverage from Allianz Malaysia.

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Winners for Malaysia’s First Fintech Award

It’s been a great journey being part of Malaysia first Fintech Award we’re proud to have been one of the

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