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Grab and Maybank Ties Up to Drive GrabPay

South East Asia’s ride hailing giant, Grab and Malaysia’s largest bank Maybank, has announced their partnership to drive the acceptance and usage of GrabPay in Malaysia. This partnership also involves collaborative efforts to drive merchant acquisition. Maybank’s Malaysia customers will

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Funding Societies Launches FS Bolt

Funding Societies, largest peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform in Malaysia, has announced the launch of FS Bolt: a mobile microfinancing solution in the country that provides fast and collateral-free working capital financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with approval from

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Malaysian Fintech Firm Jirnexu Closes US$11 Million Series B

Malaysian based fintech startup Jirnexu, has closed an US$11 million Series B round. Making their second investment in Jirnexu, Japan-based SBI Group led the latest round, joined by new US-based investor SIG Asia Investments (SIG). With total funding now US$17

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Banks and Insurance Companies: Go Digital or Go Home

Earlier last month, I had the pleasure of joining TM ONE’S BFSI Open Day as a panelist. Joining me was veterans from the TM ONE team and we discussed in depth the state of play for digital transformation in the

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Can Blockchain Eradicate Corruption in Malaysia?

As Malaysians go to the polls tomorrow to decide the fate of the country, the election fever runs high. So much so that the election fever has seeped into the subject of blockchain. Earlier this week, a candidate of the

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UOB Partners With WORQ & Common Ground to Lower Price Barriers for Startups

United Overseas Bank (UOB) recently announced that they have signed a MOU with WORQ and Common Ground to offer up to 20% off the rental of the co-working spaces. Startups and SME’s who are customers of UOB will be able

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Behind The Scenes: How Hong Leong Bank is Digitising Their Workforce

Digital transformation is something that should be happening across the organisation, not just the consumer facing fronts. However, when scanning the news, one might be tempted to think that much of the industry’s digitisation focus is limited to the latter.

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Fintech Malaysia News Roundup April 2018

Malaysia’s fintech scene is becoming increasingly active, it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the important events, here’s April’s edition of our news roundup featuring the top  stories in the Fintech Malaysia scene. If you’re interested to check

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