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myTukar Ties up With PolicyStreet.com to Offer Insurance for Pre-Owned Cars

myTukar, a Malaysian pre-owned car buying and selling platform, has announced a partnership with local insurtech firm PolicyStreet.com to offer insurance policies for pre-owned car purchases. Through the collaboration, myTukar’s wholesale and retail customers can now receive insurance quotations instantly

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Merchantrade Rolls Out Payroll Solutions for Underbanked Plantation Workers

Merchantrade Asia, a digital money services business operator and e-money issuer, has partnered with palm plantation management solutions provider LintraMax in an effort to digitise the payroll for underserved plantations workers. In this partnership, both entities will reach out to

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Funding Societies Disbursed RM1 Million in Financing for Foodpanda’s Merchants

Southeast Asian SME digital financing platform Funding Societies has announced a partnership with Foodpanda to offer short-term digital financing solutions for registered merchants under the latter’s network. The collaboration which has collectively disbursed RM1 million in financing, enables local micro,

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To Become Digital Leaders, Banks Must Foster a Culture of Innovation — Here’s How

For banks, becoming digital leaders takes more than a stylish mobile app interface and a shift in the organisational structure; it also requires a culture that embraces experimentation and risk-taking, senior executives from banking institutions in Malaysia and fintech software

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GrabPay Now Available Nationwide via DuitNow QR

GrabPay, the in-app wallet of superapp Grab, announced that it has recently rolled out the GrabPay DuitNow QR feature across the country. The e-wallet was the first in Malaysia to sign-up with PayNet this feature which is now widely available.

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Touch ‘n Go’s Wealthtech Offering GO+ Has Over a Million Users Already

Touch ‘n Go Group today announced that its GO+ users have surpassed the 1 million mark in just over two months following its launch in March 2021. Effendy Shahul Hamid, Group Chief Executive Officer at Touch ‘n Go Group said

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Pertama Digital’s Bizarre Choice for a Digital Banking Consortium

Last week, Bursa-listed Pertama Digital announced alternative financing operator Crowdo as its first consortium partner for its digital banking bid. Pertama Digital, through its subsidiary Dapat Vista, is primarily a digital payment platform focused on consumer-to-government payments with solutions like

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ECF Platform Ata Plus Appoints Malaysian Fintech Association’s President as COO

Ata Plus, an equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform and Recognised Market Operator (RMO) registered with the Securities Commission Malaysia, announced the appointment of Karen Puah as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). At Ata Plus, aside from amplifying the brand visibility, Karen

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Banking Consumers Want Financial Empowerment, Not Just Apps

Consumers don’t just want shiny apps and digital banking, they want to feel that their bank is a partner who can help them reach financial empowerment. That is the finding of a new ethnographic study by Finastra, which has gone

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Boost to Hold 60% Equity in Axiata and RHB’s Digital Bank Bid

Axiata and RHB today confirmed market rumours that have been floating around for months that they are in talks to jointly bid for Bank Negara Malaysia’s digital banking license. Boost Holdings, a subsidiary of Axiata Digital which houses the group’s

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