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Touch ‘n Go First E-Wallet to be Approved by SC to Offer Investment Products

Touch ‘n Go (TNG) Group’s subsidiary TNG Digital Sdn Bhd (TNGD), has emerged as the first e-wallet to be granted a conditional approval to operate as a Recognised Market Operator (RMO) by the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC). TNG said

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P2P Lender microLEAP Receives RM3.25 Million Funding From MAA Group

microLEAP, Malaysian platform that offers both Islamic and Conventional Peer-to-Peer (P2P) financing, announced a successful RM3.25 million funding round, made up of RM1.25 million in equity and a RM2 million advance. The RM3.25 million will be used for advertising and

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Huawei and IDC’s Banking Resilience Index Uncovers How FIs Responded to COVID-19

A new whitepaper by Huawei and the International Data Corporation (IDC) looks at how banks around the world have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies the way forward in the new normal. In a report titled Banking Industry Rises

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Soft Space Deepens Push into Japanese Market with GMO Partnership

Malaysian fintech startup Soft Space has announced that it has partnered with GMO Financial Gate (GMO-FG), a Japanese payment service provider, to introduce payment solutions within the Japanese market. With this partnership in place, Soft Space will be able to support

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Providing Financial Services to Malaysia’s Invisible Population

Financial inclusion has been the rallying call for many fintechs, but with Malaysia’s high banked population of over 90%, what are some of the gaps that remain to be unplugged? Perhaps one of the most often overlooked segment of society

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Financial Services Need to Reinvent Itself for Malaysia’s Growing Gig Economy

In Malaysia, the gig economy has been growing rapidly, especially at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to turn to temporary work to secure income. Despite this rapidly growing segment, freelancers, self-employed and gig workers are still

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Financial Institutions Turn to Huawei’s Converged Data Lake Solution to Accelerate Banking Innovation

Like many other areas of the economy, the financial services sector is undergoing a data revolution. Every day, the global banking industry generates massive amounts of data by processing hundreds of billions of financial transactions as well as through interactions

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Bank Negara Malaysia To Issue up To 5 Digital Banking Licenses in 2022

Bank Negara Malaysia issued on 31st December 2020 the much anticipated digital banking framework, which followed a six month public consultation period. Plans for a digital banking framework was first announced in March 2019 and were initially scheduled to open

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