Posts From Vincent Fong

Fintech Malaysia Report 2018 – The State of Play for Fintech Malaysia

Following last year’s report, our second edition Fintech Malaysia Report 2018 intends to clearly outline the state of play for fintech in Malaysia. The year 2018 marks a new dawn in Malaysia, with our historic democratic change in government for

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Banking Partnerships in Malaysia are Moving Beyond Fintech

Several years ago when the fintech wave began hitting the shores of Malaysia, several Malaysian banks like Maybank, RHB, and CIMB each launch their own accelerator programmes to partner up with fintech companies. Some time around last year, the banks

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FICO Powers Credit Guarantee Corporation’s (CGC) SME Lending

Malaysia’s Credit Guarantee Corporation (CGC), a government and commercial enterprise joint venture, has used FICO’s decision management technology to improve its ability to judge the creditworthiness of small businesses so it can provide them with loans. This direct lending is

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One of India’s Largest Financial Comparison Site Goes Live in Malaysia’s Crowded Market

BBazaar Malaysia today announce that its website is fully live in Malaysia. BankBazaar, BBazaar Malaysia’s parent company, is among the leading financial comparison sites in India. They boast over 300 million visitors to its site and has facilitated over 1.5

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Malaysian Fintech Company CapitalBay Wins Multiple Awards

CapitalBay, a FinTech company, offering solutions for Supply Chain Finance in Malaysia has announced that it has received two separate awards from the  Asian Bankers Awards in Beijing, alongside top international transaction banks such as Bank of America, Deutsche Bank,

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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 much so that the election fever has seeped into the subject of blockchain. Earlier this week, a candidate of the

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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 the news, one might be tempted to think that much of the industry’s digitisation focus is limited to the latter.

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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 will be used for the integration and testing of blockchain elements on the HelloGold mobile app. Providing a Shariah-compliant platform

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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 with the regulator. This follows our report issuance of the policy paper titled “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism Policy

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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 young professionals and families. According to its CEO, Rohit Nambiar, much of the insurance sector currently focuses on roughly 6

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