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12 Fintech Events Happening in Malaysia You Need to Check Out in 2019

Malaysia is a home to a small, but robust fintech community, ranging from startup founders to bankers with a keen eye for technological advancements. With rapidly evolving regulations in a nascent but vibrant space, and increasing interest from entrenched finance

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How is Malaysia’s Equity Crowdfunding Scene Doing in 2019?

Equity crowdfunding in Malaysia was brought to the mainstream when Securities Commission Malaysia became one of the first within the region to introduce guidelines to regulate the space. It is part and parcel of the regulator’s strategy to provide a

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Malaysian Blockchain Company Named One of APAC’s Top 10 In its Field

Celebrus Advisory, a consulting firm for blockchain technology has been named one of the Top 10 Best Blockchain Technology Consulting/Service Companies in Asia Pacific for 2019. This recognition is bestowed by APAC CIO Outlook, a Silicon Valley-based trade journal for

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UOB Sees Double Digit Growth in Digital Payments in Malaysia

UOB Malaysia today reported that its customers’ use of digital payment methods in 2018 has grown by almost 50 per cent over the year before. This increase reflects changes in the way customers’ choose to make payments, a report compiled

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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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Securities Commission Malaysia Seeks Feedback for ICO Regulation

In recognition of the growing public interest in ICOs, its increasing popularity among business seeking to raise funds and a need for a well regulated space, the Securities Commission Malaysia  (SC) has issued a consultation paper to seek the public feedback

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22 Crypto Exchanges Now Seeking Approval from Securities Commission Malaysia

Securities Commission Malaysia has unveiled the list of crypto exchanges that have opted to continue operations following its earlier imposed deadline for exchanges to seek regulatory approval by 1st March 2019. Out of the 42 exchanges who were in the

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Maybank Aims to Convert Its 4.5 Million Mobile Users to Their New E-Wallet MAE

Maybank officially launched its new e-wallet MAE today, though many e-wallet enthusiasts would have already gotten their hands on it yesterday. MAE which is short for “Maybank Anytimes, Everyone” seems to be Maybank’s answer to Malaysians’ increased interest in e-wallets.

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Curlec Raises Seed Round from Captii Ventures

Curlec, an online Direct Debit payments company has announced the completion of their seed funding round, led by Captii Ventures. It plans to use this fresh capital to further grow their Malaysian operations and take their online Direct Debit payments

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What Razer’s Malaysian Headquarters Launch Means for its Fintech Ambitions

Razer today announced the official opening of its new country headquarters in Malaysia, housing over 280 employees within The Vertical at UOA Corporate Towers. The event was graced by Malaysia’s Minister for Finance Lim Guan Eng, as well as Minister

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