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Securities Commission Malaysia Announces 8 New Licenses for Crowdfunding and P2P Lending

Securities Commission Malaysia today announced 3 new licenses for equity crowdfunding and 5 for P2P lending. This new batch sees names that are familiar to those in the startup scene and some new names. The new equity crowdfunding players are;

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BFM Founder Malek Ali Co-Founds Insurtech Startup, Fi Life

Fi Life, an insurtech startup co-founded by BFM radio founder Malek Ali and Tan Jiann Meng went live today. The birth Fi Life is a result of the pair’s recent acquisition of U For Life from German reinsurer Hannover Re

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A Sneak Peek into Prudential’s New AI Powered Health App, Pulse

The insurance industry is changing, and its changing fast. The forces driving the change in insurance include skyrocketing healthcare costs, rising protection gap and a shift in the way consumers prefer to interact with brands. These new realities are pressuring

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Bursa Malaysia Taps Hong Kong Based Company to Build Blockchain Proof-of-Concept

Bursa Malaysia is right now utilising blockchain in a proof of concept geared towards greater transparency and smoother operations in the securities borrowing and lending (SBL) market. The project aims to ramp up efficiency, speed and capacity in securities in

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What Celcom and Digi’s Potential Merger Could Mean for Boost

In an announcement that took many by surprise, it is reported that Axiata and Telenor are in talks to merge their Asian operations for form a global entity. If the merger talks comes to fruition the combined entity will be

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GHL to Enable GrabPay QR Payment at 70,000 of its Payments Channels

GrabPay’s mobile QR payment will be accepted at GHL’s payment touchpoints soon according to an announcement issued by GHL today. Prior to this partnership GHL has also enabled CIMB Bank to accept QR payments from 6 major e-wallets. Through this

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Why are Malaysian Proptech Companies Looking into Fintech?

There’s seems to be a trend emerging in Malaysia, in 2019 we’re seeing a surge of proptech firms embracing fintech. Earlier this month, iProperty released a home loan eligibility indicator called LoanCare, an online tool that compares and calculates home

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Hackathons are Outdated, HSBC’s New Challenge Lets You Solve Retail Banking Problems from Home

Ongoing until June, HSBC is hosting its HSBC Openlab Innovation Challenge to attract new talents, startups, designers, digital innovators and developers to come together and solve real-life retail banking challenges. Participants stand to win crash prizes up to RM8,000, followed

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HelloGold Teams up with Curlec to Automate Monthly Gold Investments

HelloGold and Curlec announced today that they will be joining forces to automate monthly investments for HelloGold’s customers. Curlec’s Direct Debit solution will be deployed for HelloGold’s SmartSave program; a program that enables its users to buy gold at the

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Soft Space Co-Founder’s New Proptech Startup Raises RM 5 Million in Seed Fund

DAX Venture is the latest startup to throw its hat into Malaysia’s burgeoning proptech scene. It announced today that they have successfully raised RM 5 million in seed funding for its subsidiary RentDax. The company is co-founded by successful fintech

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