Malaysia

Securities Commission Takes Action Against Unauthorised P2P Platform LendingStar

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has ordered LendingStar to cease all activities with immediate effect, in a directive issued on the 23rd of July 2018. SC’s decision follows an inquiry which revealed that LendingStar is not registered to run in a recognised

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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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Robo Advisors Are Coming To Malaysia, Here’s Why You Should Care

I’ll admit, I was a tad disappointed when I first learned that robo advisors aren’t some form of Jarvis or a virtual Alfred. That being said, actual robo advisors are still quite an interesting type of technology—no really, I’m serious

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Winners for Malaysia’s First Fintech Award

It’s been a great journey being part of Malaysia first Fintech Award we’re proud to have been one of the 4 judges appointed to help recognize the achievements and the progress of the fintech industry in Malaysia, the award was

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Here Are The Nominees For Malaysia’s First Fintech Awards

The nominees for the Malaysia Fintech Awards 2018 has finally been announced, as this is the first event at this scale that is recognising the achievements of the industry we’re really excited to see who the winners will be. The

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Are Regulations Restrictive for Banks to Innovate in Malaysia?

Earlier this February, CIMB Group Holdings Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak told The Edge that the current strict regulations in the banking industry is not creating a conducive environment for banks to be creative or innovative to respond to the oncoming

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Fintech in Malaysia 2018 – January News Roundup

Malaysia’s fintech scene is becoming increasingly active, it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the important events, we figured it might be useful to our readers to do a summary. Here are some news roundup for the month

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Fintech Malaysia 2017 in Review

The year 2017, has been an interesting year for the Fintech Malaysia scene, while there’s been progress in this scene in the past few years it was really in 2017 that we see fintech being increasingly mainstream in the Malaysian

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Securities Commission Malaysia Queries CopyCashCoin ICO

Following media reports on the Singapore based CopyCash launch of its CopyCashCoin ICO next week, which claims to be the world’s largest blockchain-based social travesting platform, Securities Commission Malaysia has issued a statement to caution investors against being exposed to heightened

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Fintech Influencers Malaysia: 14 Names You Should Know

Following our previous article highlighting 12 of the hottest fintech startups in Malaysia, we thought it’d be appropriate to come up with a “Fintech Influencers Malaysia” list to highlight some of the movers and shakers within the fintech space in

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