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Taylor’s University to Create Blockchain Syllabus in Partnership with NEM

Taylor’s University recently announced that they will be including blockchain in its syllabus thanks to a partnership between them and NEM. The scope of the partnership will see NEM assisting the university in the creation of a blockchain syllabus in

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Ambank’s New Fintech Playbook Involves a Chatbot and Robo-Advisors

Since the wave of fintech disruption arrived on the shores of Malaysia several years back, many 1st-tier banks have each responded with their own strategies. Ambank was the only tier-1 bank that has not clearly spelled out their game plan,

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Paynet & Soft Space To Enable Card Payments Acceptance Using Only Smartphones

Malaysians will soon be able to enjoy a new payments service that was made possible thanks to a partnership between payment company Soft Space and Malaysia’s national payments network PayNet. Dubbed as Fasstap, businesses will be able to use any

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It Only Took Fundaztic 38 Minutes to Raise RM3 Million on pitchIN

Peoplender, the company behind the Fundaztic P2P Financing platform, has become the fastest ever funded equity crowdfunding deal in Malaysia. The company raised RM3 million in just 38 minutes on pitchIN. 64 investors put in the maximum allowed RM3 million

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Sneak Peek into the New RinggitPlus Chatbot and Revamp

RinggitPlus the financial comparison site brand owned by Malaysia’s top funded fintech company Jirnexu, has announced an overhaul of their site and along with it a new site-wide chatbot functionality. During their press conference, they have stated that these changes

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5 Misunderstandings About PayNet’s DuitNow—Answered

Here’s where we stand on this DuitNow function that was launched by PayNet, and will be adopted by 44 banks by 6th December 2018—honestly this should have happened much sooner, and it is a step in the right direction towards

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Funding Societies: New Expansion Could Help SMEs With Their Cashflow Woes

Funding Societies has announced that they will be launching financial services to complement their usual P2P funding platform—this time targeted at solving cashflow issues inundating SMEs. When conducting regular business, SMEs may face issues collecting invoices, especially when dealing with

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Accenture: Open Banking in Malaysia Less Comprehensive Than Singapore

Following the rollout of Open Banking regulations in the UK and the launch this year of the EU’s Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), countries across the Asia-Pacific region are following suit to establish their own frameworks to enable banks to

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Soft Space Partners Up With Singaporean Fintech Firm for eKYC and Market Expansion

Depsite having their co-founder recently step-down, Soft Space is showing no signs of slowing down. The payments company widely regarded as one of the leading payments fintech company in Malaysia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Jewel Paymentech,

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44 Banks Want to Free You From The Hassle of Memorising Account Numbers

Last friday, some of you may have gotten a potentially questionable text from your banks—that your phone number might be integrated with something called ‘DuitNow’, and that you’re given a specific amount of time to opt out. Many Malaysians were

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