Digital Transformation

Hong Leong Seeks Fintech Startups For Its HLB LaunchPad Mentorship Programme

Last year, Hong Leong Bank Berhad launched its inaugural HLB LaunchPad with a vision of helping Malaysian fintech startups rethink the whole industry—similar to how ride-hailing reimagined the public transportation industry. To that end, Hong Leong is now opening up

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RHB Insurance Mobile App Enables Customers to Purchase Policy in 3 Minutes

RHB Insurance Berhad (“RHB Insurance”) launches “RHB Insurance Mobile App”, which enables its customers to purchase motor insurance policy and road tax with just a single end-to-end mobile enabled application. RHB Insurance Mobile App, allows users  to complete the purchase

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Behind The Scenes: Rakuten Trade, Malaysia’s Fintech Company of the Year

Fresh off the back of winning the Fintech Company of the Year award earlier in 2018 and celebrating their one year anniversary, we spoke to Kaoru Arai, Managing Director, Rakuten Trade to get a better sense of why they became Fintech

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Digital, Data, Disruption: CIMB Pledges RM 75 Million to Its 3D Academy

36,000 workforce to be trained A combined total of estimated 2 million staff learning hours Aims to equip staff with digital competencies like UI/UX design, data science, and entrepreneurial thinking CIMB Group has pledged RM 75 million over the next

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Banks and Insurance Companies: Go Digital or Go Home

Earlier last month, I had the pleasure of joining TM ONE’S BFSI Open Day as a panelist. Joining me was veterans from the TM ONE team and we discussed in depth the state of play for digital transformation in the

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Behind The Scenes: How Hong Leong Bank is Digitising Their Workforce

Digital transformation is something that should be happening across the organisation, not just the consumer facing fronts. However, when scanning the news, one might be tempted to think that much of the industry’s digitisation focus is limited to the latter.

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State of Open Banking in ASEAN

Behind the futuristic glass walls of the Marina Sand Bay convention center, Money2020 celebrated its first Asian edition in Singapore. The acclaimed fintech conference series welcomed over 4000 participants who gathered to hear news about the latest fintech innovation in

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AXA Affin Insurtech Play: Digital Insurance & Partnerships

AXA Affin announced their insurtech play AXA eMedic, which focuses on offering low barrier to entry e-medical cards targeted at young professionals and families. According to its CEO, Rohit Nambiar, much of the insurance sector currently focuses on roughly 6

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CIMB Bank Works with 2 Singaporean Fintech Firms To Enhance Their AI App

CIMB Bank Berhad has added new features to its mobile application, the CIMB Enhanced Virtual Assistant (EVA), to bring further personalised, convenience and improved experience to its customers. Launched in December 2016, CIMB EVA has delivered in enabling account overviews

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What Are Malaysia’s Top 5 Banks Doing About Fintech?

With the wave of new fintech companies entering Malaysia, a question that often pops up in conversation is whether the banks are asleep on the wheels or are they actively beefing up their tech portfolio in response. The Fintech News

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