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Merchantrade Selects IDEMIA for its Digital Onboarding Solution

IDEMIA, a solutions provider in the Augmented Identity space, has been selected by Merchantrade a Money Services Business Operator and e-money player, to enhance the onboarding of customers for two of its mobile-enabled services. Merchantrade will leverage on IDEMIA’s Identity

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How CoinGecko Grew from a Side Project to Serving 10 Million Users

Malaysian startup CoinGecko started out as a side project back in 2014 but has since grown into one of the biggest crypto data providers in the world, boasting 10 million users and 200 million page views monthly. The startup is

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Securities Commission, UNCDF Rolls Out Islamic Fintech Accelerator Programme

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), through its Center for Financial Health programme, today launched an accelerator  to develop the Islamic fintech innovation ecosystem in Malaysia’s Islamic capital market (ICM). The programme, known

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Carsome Ties up With Aspirasi to Offer Data-Driven Financing for Used Car Dealers

Southeast Asian integrated car e-commerce platform Carsome, has entered a partnership with Aspirasi, the micro-financing and micro-insurance provider under Axiata Digital, to offer data-backed digital financing solutions to used car dealers in Malaysia. The collaboration aims to provide hassle-free and

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Axiata Digital Acquires Majority Stake in Indonesian P2P Lending Operator

Boost Holdings Sdn Bhd, Axiata Digital’s fintech holding arm announced today a 68.75% equity acquisition into Indonesia’s, PT Creative Mobile Adventure which operates a telco supply chain model financing business under the brand KIMO and is a licensed P2P lending

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Finology Crowned Winner of This Year’s Seedstars World Competition

Finology, a Malaysian fintech that specialises in enabling seamless lending and insurance for consumers and businesses, was crowned as Seedstars World 2020/2021 Competition’s winner. Representing Asia, Finology was up against the top companies from 4 other regions; Africa, Central and

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GHL Enables Grab’s BNPL Solution PayLater for Its Online Merchants

GHL Systems announced that the “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) feature PayLater by Grab will be available to its selected online merchants utilising the eGHL Payment Gateway. PayLater is a payment option piloted by Grab to provide users with a

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GrabPay Excluded in Malaysia’s Latest RM 300 Million E-Wallet Credit Programme

The RM300 million eBelia programme, one of the initiatives announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) under Budget 2021, will be offered through four e-wallet service providers namely BigPay, Boost, ShopeePay and TNG eWallet. The list had surprisingly excluded GrabPay.

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Fintech Association of Malaysia Names Its First Female President

The Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM) hosted its fourth Annual Grand Meeting (AGM) virtually in which the association elected Karen S. Puah as its president. According to a statement by FAOM, Karen will be the first woman to helm the

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HSBC Malaysia Rolls Out a Unit Trust Investment Platform on Its Mobile App

HSBC Malaysia has launched EZInvest, a new unit trust investment platform on its mobile app to provide customers round the clock access to their investment portfolio. The EZInvest feature is available to both HSBC and HSBC Amanah customers. According to

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