Posts From Vincent Fong

BNM Approves Sarawak Pay: Sarawak to Roll Out Payments System

Approval from Bank Negara Malaysia for Sarawak Pay was obtained last week , further to the approval the Sarawak Government would see the system implemented at state government departments and agencies next year. The system would allow for payments for

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Maybank’s Mobile Banking Sees 91% Increase in Transaction

Maybank Berhad, Malaysia’s largest bank by assets has seen a 91% spike in transactions for its mobile banking during the first three quarters of 2017. The bank said in a statement that this trend illustrates the trend that consumers are

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Fintech Malaysia Report 2017

  Note: We’ve update this report, the 2018 edition of the Fintech Report can be found here In the context of conversations surrounding fintech opportunities in South East Asia, Malaysia is often overlooked in lieu of Singapore. While it is

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Bank Negara Malaysia: Islamic Fintech Needs to Be a Boardroom Priority for Islamic Finance

In his opening speech at the Islamic Fintech Forum Dialogue, Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia Mr. Marzunisham Omar called the Islamic Finance industry to take a more active role in fintech. According to the Assistant Governor, digital-banking consumers stand at

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Who Is Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia’s New CEO, Abrar A. Anwar?

Abrar A. Anwar is the new CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. Standard Chartered Bank is Malaysia’s first bank, set-up back in 1875, with global operations hub named Scope International which provides support to across 70 countries that Standard Chartered Bank

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The Emergence of Fintech: Where Does Malaysia Stand?

Fintech is a space that we’ve been operating in for the past eight years and a space we have observed for an even longer time. It is truly an exciting space to be in at this day and age. Years

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