Banking

Why BNM’s Open API Initiative Could Bring Malaysia’s Fintech into a New Era

Bank Negara Malaysia just released a proposed guideline for Open APIs in Malaysia, and is currently seeking feedback from the public. This follows Bank Negara Malaysia’s announcement earlier this year that it would be setting up an implementation group in the first

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Maybank Launched 3 New Features To Help its 10 Million Users Plan Their Budgets

Maybank announced the launch of their new digital financial planning tool on it’s online banking website, Maybank2u. The new tool is geared at helping their customers plan their savings, monitor their insurance and keep updated on their financial situation. Commenting

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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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CTOS To Enable Real-Time Credit Decisions For Banks

Malaysia’s credit reporting agency CTOS recently launched a solution to enable banks to make real time credit decisions. This solution will allow banks to integrate its existing system into the CTOS Application & Decisioning solution to draw data and insights into

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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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Hong Leong Seeks Fintech Startups For Its HLB LaunchPad Mentorship Programme

Last year, Hong Leong Bank Berhad launched its inaugural HLB LaunchPad with a vision of helping Malaysian fintech startups rethink the whole industry—similar to how ride-hailing reimagined the public transportation industry. To that end, Hong Leong is now opening up

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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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OCBC Partners up with P2P Lender Fundaztic to Enhance Financing Access for SMES

OCBC Bank and Fundaztic, P2P lending platform licensed by the Securities Commission have entered into a collaborative agreement to enhance access to financing for micro, small and new businesses which forms the largest base of SMEs in the country currently

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Hendra Lembong Replaces Olivier Crespin as CIMB’s Chief Fintech Officer

CIMB has appointed Hendra Lembong as Chief Fintech Officer with effect from 1 June 2018. Hendra will be replacing Olivier Crespin who hired in 2017 to head the newly set up fintech dedicated unit, CIMB Fintech.CIMB FinTech was launched in

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UOB Inks Deal With Funding Societies To Provide Startups Access to Funding

UOB Malaysia today announced it will partner with Funding Societies, a regional peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Through the partnership, start-ups and UOB Malaysia’s small business customers can access Funding Societies’ global investor network to raise additional working capital. UOB Malaysia’s

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