Financial Inclusion

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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Instapay Raises RM21.5 Million Series A to Fuel Its Expansion Plans

Payments firm Instapay Technologies announced that it has raised US$4.75 million (RM 21.5 million) in Series A funding round. This round was led by Daiwa ACA APAC Growth I with participation from Spiral Ventures Asia Fund I as well as

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RHB Expands Its Mobile ATM Services to Push Financial Inclusion in Sarawak

RHB Banking Group has launched the second phase of its mobile Automated Teller Machine (RHB Mobile ATM) service to drive greater financial accessibility amongst the underserved communities within the State of Sarawak. The bank said that the expansion of the

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Hong Leong Partners PayNet to Turn Sekinchan Into the First Cashless Village

Hong Leong Bank (HLB) has formed a partnership with Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet) to roll out its first ‘Project Cashless Kampung’ in Sekinchan, Selangor. This project aims to push for financial inclusion by ensuring all 24,000 Sekinchan residents have access

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MDEC, FAOM Links up With 10×1000 to Offer “Flex” Fintech Programme in Malaysia

Fintech training platform 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion launched its global Fintech Foundation Programme Flex, an online certificate programme with the goal to bridge digital skills gap to drive inclusion. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Fintech Association of Malaysia

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Driving Financial Inclusion With BNPL and Smarter Decisioning

While news headlines broadcasting Buy Now, Pay Later’s (BNPL) incredible adoption trajectory are a daily occurrence, innovative lenders know that BNPL offers more than a growth story. It’s an opportunity to make headlines about how their business is empowering consumers

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Malaysia’s High Financial Inclusion Rate Only ‘on Paper’, Mambu Says

A recent study of 2,000 global consumers by Mambu, a banking and financial services platform, revealed that both banked and unbanked individuals feel underserved, with 56% of banked customers claiming that there are other services they should be able to

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Rebooting SME Banking in Southeast Asia

Despite playing a significant role in Southeast Asian economies, most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still have limited access to financing and remain to this day largely underserved by traditional banks. According to the World Bank IFC’s estimates, there is

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Are Gig Platforms Doing Enough to Promote Financial Inclusion?

Comprising over 75 per cent of employment in Southeast Asia, gig workers provide the horsepower to fuel the region’s meteoric rise. Defined by its speed and convenience, the gig economy consists of individuals providing services on temporary or short-term contracts.

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Intelligently Manage Money with Mobility

Technology has been changing behaviour of people. Many are showing significance reliance on the Internet – mobile network in particular – more than ever. At the same time, technological innovations are led by such behavioural changes. Indeed, successful innovations need

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