It’s been a great journey being part of Malaysia first Fintech Award we’re proud to have been one of the 4 judges appointed to help recognize the achievements and the progress of the fintech industry in Malaysia, the award was first announced on the 16th October 2017 and was open to public voting from 17th October 2017 till 26th January 2018. During that period 89 nominations, 15,000 public votes were received for the 13 categories.
While during the judging process there were some clear winners, many of the shortlisted finalist were neck in neck in terms of the scoring.
Here are the winners for the Malaysia Fintech Awards 2018:
Malaysia Fintech Awards Winners – Financial Institution Category
Fintech Innovation of the Year – Maybank
Fintech Personality of the Year – Domenic Fuda, Group Managing Director, Hong Leong Bank
Fintech Marketing Campaign of The Year – Maybank
Prominent Banking App of The Year – Maybank
Malaysia Fintech Awards Winners – Service Providers/ Enterprise Category
Prominent Application Infrastructure – Thomson Reuters
Prominent Cashless System – iPay88
Prominent in Wealth, Asset & Investment Management of the Year – HelloGold
Prominent Marketplace of the Year – Jirnexu
Most Popular Advertisement of the Year – Boost
Prominent Enterprise of the Year – Sedania As Salam Capital
Prominent Personality of the Year – Shamsul Jafni Shafie, CEO & Co-Founder, pitchIN
Fintech Startup of the Year – MoneyMatch
Fintech Company of the Year – Rakuten Trade
We went on the sidelines to speak to some of the winners to get their comments on winning the awards.
“There’s many others that have done their fair share for the fintech ecosystem in Malaysia. And there will be many more who will step up in the near future. I am happy to play my small role and humbled by the recognition”. said Sam Shafie the winner of the Prominent Personality of the Year Award.
“This is a great win for our company and it further cements our belief that we have a product that the market wants. We have built an amazing team and they work tirelessly to get the company to where it needs to go. This win validates their enormous effort thus far and I am confident that we can achieve even greater things in the near future”. said Adrian Yap, CEO of MoneyMatch which won the Fintech Startup of the Year Award
“Rakuten Trade is Kenanga Group’s first venture into the Fintech space. It was established to fulfill a great market need with the aim to further digitalise the equities broking landscape” said Datuk Chay Wai Leong, Chairman of Rakuten Trade who bagged the grand prize of Fintech Company of the Year.
We would like to once again congratulate the winners of the Malaysia Fintech Award and we are hopeful to see more new innovative fintech companies to be recognised next year.