Malaysia

MyCash Online Expands Remittance Service to Australia

MyCash Online is a marketplace designed to help the massive swaths of migrants in Malaysia and Singapore that do not have access to online banking or credit cards. This goal allowed the platform to gain a significant footing in Malaysia’s fintech,

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FundMyHome is Fine, It’s Just Mismarketed

Of all of Budget 2019’s announcements, its peer-to-peer homeownership section has been the product of biggest contention. The FundMyHome scheme, which came surprisingly quickly following the budget’s announcement seems to be a very specific and very convenient extension of the budget announcement—raising the hackles and

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Sneak Peek into the New RinggitPlus Chatbot and Revamp

RinggitPlus the financial comparison site brand owned by Malaysia’s top funded fintech company Jirnexu, has announced an overhaul of their site and along with it a new site-wide chatbot functionality. During their press conference, they have stated that these changes

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Startup Now Ranked Top 5 Funded Malaysian Fintech with Its US$ 3.5 Mil Pre-Series A

Malaysian fintech startup Goals101 through its India-based entity recently secured US$ 3.5 Million in a Pre-Series A round with US-based Nexus Ventures Partners. This round of funding impressively puts them among the list of the top 5 funded fintech companies

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13 Industry Leaders’ Predictions About Where Malaysian Fintech is Headed

SuperCharger, a fintech-focused accelerator operating in KL and Hong Kong have come out with the first of their first Malaysian Fintech Ecosystem report outlining the uniquely Malaysian situations that shape the ecosystem here–particularly regarding trends and potential in the space.

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Malaysians Can Now Link Their Hong Leong Debit Cards to WeChat Pay

Malaysians who own a Hong Leong debit card can now start treating the freshly-launched WeChat Pay as their extended Hong Leong account, with the announcement of a new partnership between the e-wallet and the bank. Now, users can link their

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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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