E-Wallets

Users Can Finally Pay Tolls with the TNG E-Wallet, but It’s Not Available to Everyone Yet

In Malaysia’s crowded e-wallet space, it is becoming increasingly difficult to carve a niche with each player pursuing similar strategies of giving cash backs and merchant discounts. Among Malaysia’s over 30 players, Touch ‘n Go has an upper hand that

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Finally, TNG’s E-Wallet Gets Crucial Updates, Can it Stay Ahead of The Competition?

After the disastrous release of a Touch ‘n Go reload app in March, the company returns with a newly updated, fully-fledged Touch ‘n Go e-wallet. Many in Malaysia opine that Touch ‘n Go was arguably best positioned to release a Malaysian

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WeChat Pay Launches in Malaysia With An Alipay-Killing Money Gifting Scheme

After a few months of a soft launch WeChat Pay, a QR code-based e-wallet finally makes its official debut in Malaysia into the wallets of at least 20 million active WeChat users. With such a crowded market here in Malaysia,

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Digi’s vcash Will Be on 10,000 Terminals Thanks to AmBank and an SME Strategy

Besides fintech companies, telcos have been making big pushes towards growing and developing their e-wallets for Malaysia to move into the cashless future. Digi was part of that trend, with the launch their e-wallet vcash at the end of last year.

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How Many E-Wallets is Too Many E-Wallets In Malaysia?

I don’t think there are any concrete lines we can draw about how many e-wallets in Malaysia is more than neccesary, but I would argue that over 40 is far too many for one ecosystem. And that’s just the ones

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What Is BNM’s ICTF and What Does It Mean For a Cashless Malaysia

Bank Negara Malaysia has issued the Interoperable Credit Transfer Framework (ICTF) on 20th March 2018, which has taken into account feedback received during the public consultation period on the Exposure Draft released on 7 December 2017. This new policy document

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Telenor’s Valyou Launches Wallet-To-Wallet Remittance From Malaysia To Bangladesh

Valyou, in partnership with Mutual Trust Bank (MTB), has introduced wallet-to-wallet remittance from Malaysia to Bangladesh. This first-of-its-kind integration enables migrant workers in Malaysia to transfer money directly to any bKash account in Bangladesh using Valyou Mobile Wallet app. Valyou

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Merchantrade Launches Multi-Currency Payments Card and Mobile Wallet with VISA

Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd a home-grown Money Service Business operator has launched a VISA multi-currency prepaid card that digitally converts pre-loaded Malaysian Ringgit into multiple currencies. This launch comes in the time of an increasingly competitive landscape with the likes

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E-Money License Granted: Grab Malaysia “Grabs” a Piece of the Payments Pie

Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app Grab has obtained regulatory approval from Bank Negara Malaysia to launch its mobile payment service in Malaysia following it’s earlier approval from the Singaporean authorities. This move is mirrored by it’s Indonesian counterpart Go-Jek who

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WeChat Pay Vs Alipay: Here’s Why Alipay Will Be a Clear Winner in Malaysia

Geopolitical pressures to out-compete the Americans have driven China to exert its influence in South East Asia. Chief among the beneficiary of this exercise is Malaysia. While many of these government to government initiatives are largely focused on infrastructure projects,

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