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TransferWise Launches in Malaysia Open to Partnership with E-Wallets

Following the news of TransferWise securing their remittance license from Bank Negara Malaysia in June 2019, the international remittance company announced that they have officially launched their operations in Malaysia today. Speaking at the launch Taveet Hinrikus, Co- Founder and

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Funding Societies Teams with Carsome to Offer USD $200m Financing to Car Dealers

Funding Societies Malaysia, the largest peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform in the country and Southeast Asia, has announced its partnership with Carsome, one the region’s largest used car trading platform to offer dealer financing, a financing product offered to local car

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Hong Leong Bets on a Digital Bank for its Expansion into Vietnam

In a bid to capture foreign markets, Malaysian banks are increasingly turning to launching a digital bank as a strategy. Hong Leong Bank announced recently that they have a launch a digital bank that they described as a next-generation, customer-centric

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How Are Malaysia’s 5 Largest Banks Responding to Fintech in 2019

Banks are often punching bags when one thinks of industries that are not innovating quick enough. When the term fintech entered our public consciousness many would often say that fintechs will eat the bank’s lunch and some even bold enough

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GrabPay Becomes First E-Wallet in Malaysia to Adopt DuitNow QR

PayNet and Grab jointly announced today that GrabPay has adopted Malaysia’s national QR payments standard, DuitNow QR; making GrabPay the first e-wallet in Malaysia to do so. This news follows Public Bank’s adoption of DuitNow QR earlier this June. DuitNow

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