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Funding Societies Partners with Curlec, Automates Monthly Repayment to Investors

Funding Societies,  a Peer-toPeer (P2P) financing platform in Malaysia, has announced a partnership with Curlec, a homegrown FinTech company specialising in direct debit payments. Funding Societies will be the first partner to adopt Curlec’s online Direct Debit system. With an

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Meet the 29 Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Malaysia Registered with BNM

Bank Negara Malaysia has published the list of cryptocurrency exchanges in Malaysia that has registered itselves as a reporting entity with the regulator. This follows our report issuance of the policy paper titled “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism Policy

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TM ONE in Pursuit of Fintech Partnerships

TM ONE, the business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) has announced their commitment in collaborating with the fintech sector in a closed-door session they hosted in collaboration with MDEC held recently at DOJO KL. This announcement follows the

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3 Malaysian Crowdfunding Projects That Are Shaped by Nationalism

I’ll admit, I wasn’t a believer of the Tabung Harapan crowdfunding campaign when it initially went up. I didn’t think a crowdfunding scheme with no return of investment could ever amass enough donations to justify its existing. RM153,445,814.86 in donations

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How Many E-Wallets is Too Many Wallets In Malaysia?

I don’t think there are any concrete lines we can draw about how many wallets one country actually needs, but I would argue that 30 is far too many for one ecosystem. And that’s just the ones that we found.

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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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Fintech Malaysia Report 2018 – The State of Play for Fintech Malaysia

Following last year’s report, our second edition Fintech Malaysia Report 2018 intends to clearly outline the state of play for fintech in Malaysia. The year 2018 marks a new dawn in Malaysia, with our historic democratic change in government for

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Is Khalid Samad’s Harapan Coin ICO Legitimate?

Both the political and the cryptocurrency spheres alike are talking about the Harapan Coin, a donation token endorsed by Khalid Abdul Samad—our current Federal Territories Minister. It was created as a fundraising coin for the Pakatan Harapan coalition to combat

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Securities Commission Malaysia Welcomes New Applications for ECF and P2P Lending

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has announced that it welcomes new applications for Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) and P2P lending. This follows their previous call for more industry participation during their Annual Report press conference earlier this year. This announcement signals

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Sunway And KKFund’s Founders Team Up To Launch A US$50 Mil VC Fund

Sunway has just set up a venture capital fund named Sun SEA Capital LP. It’s proposing to spend up to US$50 million on digital startups in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Sunway Berhad, through its subsidiary Sunway

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