Posts From Ellia Pikri

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 Fintech Ecosystem report outlining the uniquely Malaysian situations that shape the ecosystem here–particularly regarding trends and potential in the space.

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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 provide affordable and customisable insurance to gig workers, like freelancers and those who make their living on the sharing economy–ride-sharing drivers

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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 Bank Negara Malaysia revealed that from 2016 to early 2017, only 24% of new property launches were in the range

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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and disruption, a maturing tech scene,  a mobile-friendly population, and a financial scene rife with incumbent and outdated technology, there is definitely a lot of potential in this region

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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 mogul and a divisive figure in Malaysia. Perhaps because of Dato’ Vida’s reputation as a successful businesswoman, the LaVida Coin

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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 Touch ‘n Go e-wallet. Many in Malaysia opine that Touch ‘n Go was arguably best positioned to release a Malaysian

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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 Leong account, with the announcement of a new partnership between the e-wallet and the bank. Now, users can link their

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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 Malaysia into the wallets of at least 20 million active WeChat users. With such a crowded market here in Malaysia,

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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 the cashless future. Digi was part of that trend, with the launch their e-wallet vcash at the end of last year.

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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 was once dominated by investment scams, ponzi schemes, and the likes, we now have to contend with “bitcoin companies” disguising

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