Posts From Ellia Pikri

Here are 5 of The Best E-Wallets in Malaysia (in My Opinion)

You may remember me as the person who complained about e-wallets last year, and later, complaining again about Malaysia’s drive towards cashlessness, which will probably be emboldened by—you guessed it—e-wallets. Do I generally have a skeptical eye on this still trendy bandwagon? Perhaps. After

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Touch ‘N Go E-Wallet Introduces Money-Back Guarantee Function

The Touch ‘n Go e-wallet has just announced a money-back guarantee, one of the first few to do so for mobile payments in Malaysia.  The money-back guarantee policy is exclusive to the e-wallet app. Through this policy, users of the

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Razer Pay Will Be Launching Visa-Powered Prepaid Cards to Accompany its E-Wallet

Razer, the gaming equipment brand turned mobile wallet has announced a partnership with Visa with the hopes of “transforming payments in the gaming industry”—specifically by incorporating Visa’s scale and reach to the Razer Pay e-wallet. Basically, Razer’s fintech arm, aptly

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Bursa Just Launched a Mobile App for Investors That Would Like to Manage Their Stocks Around The Clock

Bursa Malaysia, the country’s national stock exchange incorporated in 1976, just launched Bursa Anywhere, a mobile app for individual investors to access a variety of central depository services (CDS) on the fly. Bursa claims that theirs is one of the

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BNM’s MyFintech Week Will Host 100 Speakers. Here’s a Sneak Peek into 10 of Them

Bank Negara Malaysia will be hosting their inaugural MyFintech Week 2019, which the organisation claims to be Malaysia’s first flagship fintech event. The event will be taking place during mid-June, in Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur. The event will be held

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BFM Founder Malek Ali Co-Founds Insurtech Startup, Fi Life

Fi Life, an insurtech startup co-founded by BFM radio founder Malek Ali and Tan Jiann Meng went live today. The birth Fi Life is a result of the pair’s recent acquisition of U For Life from German reinsurer Hannover Re

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Touch ‘N Go Partners Up With Singapore’s EZ-Link to Issue a Multi-Currency Joint Card

Due to a variety of reasons, Singapore’s EZ-Link and Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go cards are synonymous with travel in their respective countries. With travel across the causeway so common among residents of both, it is about time for a new

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How 2 M’sians Built The 2nd Largest Crypto Aggregator Because They Were Annoyed

Malaysia-based and run CoinGecko could have seen the writing in the stone for CoinMarketCap’s recent scandals, since it came out that as much as 95% of spot Bitcoin trading volume has been “faked”. Even during its founding in 2014, the two CoinGecko

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3 New Things WeChat Pay is Trying to Stay Ahead of Other E-Wallets in Malaysia

Joining Malaysia’s increasingly crowded e-wallet scene was WeChat Pay, launched here in August last year. The arrival was notable as Malaysia was the first region targeted by the platform that helped to contribute to the ubiquity of e-wallets in China.

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AIA Director Quits His Job to Build Blockchain That Could Finally Simplify Selling Cars

  “Buying a [car] is such a long and frustrating process,” lamented Arnold Aranez, CEO and founder of Cendol Technologies. “When I bought my second-hand car, the original importer put the wrong model details so when I tried to sell

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