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PolicyStreet Appoints Former Carousell Head Tang Siew Wai as Chief Digital Officer

Insurtech platform PolicyStreet has appointed former Carousell Malaysia country head Tang Siew Wai as its new Chief Digital Officer to spearhead the company’s growth strategy. Prior to joining PolicyStreet, Siew Wai established Carousell’s local office in Malaysia and helped make

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SC: Budget 2023’s Capital Market Initiatives to Boost Market Confidence, Talent Pipeline

The capital market initiatives announced during the Budget 2023 will complement and assist efforts to boost market confidence, encourage growth and catalyse private sector investment in the economy, says the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). One of the initiatives is the

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Digital Life Insurer DearTime Launches in Malaysia

Malaysian digital insurer DearTime has officially launched to offer affordable and accessible life insurance plans in the country. The company is an approved participant of the Bank Negara Malaysia’s Fintech Regulatory Sandbox to conduct life insurance business in Malaysia. DearTime

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VSure Group Partners With PickTenants to Offer Insurance for Landlords

Malaysian digital insurer VSure Group has partnered with PickTenants, a proptech company offering a tenant-screening and management platform, to launch an embedded insurance solution for landlords. The landlord insurance plans offered is only available on the PickTenants platform where they

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BNM, SC Sets up New Council to Position Malaysia as a Global Islamic Financial Center

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced the establishment of the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) Leadership Council. The council serves as a platform to provide industry stewardship in enhancing Malaysia’s proposition as a global

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Ethis’ Co-founder Umar Munshi Receives Emerging Leader Prize

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) awarded Umar Abdullah Mahmud Munshi, the Co-founder and Group Managing Director of Ethis Group with the Emerging Leader Prize in conjunction with The Royal Award for Islamic Finance 2022. The

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Visa Malaysia Rolls Out Two Initiatives to Promote Financial Literacy Through Games

Visa has launched two new initiatives designed to help young Malaysians improve their financial literacy through interactive gameplay. The first initiative is a local financial literacy program in partnership with GProvision, a gamification-based financial literacy educational institution. The programme will

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In Banking, the Super App Model is Not a Silver Bullet

Customer demand for integrated experiences, changing regulations and advances in technology are shaking up the traditional banking industry. At the same time, bigtechs, telcos and technology startups are making aggressive foray into finance, putting increased pressure on banking institutions. In

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Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar Receives Royal Award for Islamic Finance 2022

The Royal Award for Islamic Finance 2022 was bestowed to Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at an award presentation ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur today. Established in 2010, The Royal Award a biennial award

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Hong Leong Bank to Hold Physical Hackathon Focused on the Metaverse

Hong Leong Bank (HLB) is organising its “Can You Hack It” hackathon focused on re-imagining banking experiences through hyper-personalisation and the metaverse. This fully physical hackathon will be open to Malaysian residents where participants who are interested in joining should

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