Tag "Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)"

Presto’s Parent Firm PUC Bids for Digital Banking License with 2 State Governments

E-commerce platform PUC announced that it has formed a consortium with two unnamed state governments and a conglomerate to submit an application for a digital bank license to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). The consortium is led by PUC, making it

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Bank Negara Malaysia Lays Out Its Vision for Digital Banks As Deadline Looms

On 31st December 2020, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) unveiled its digital banking guidelines which almost immediately garnered interest from 40 parties. In this new guideline, the central bank will be issuing up to 5 digital bank licenses in 2022, with

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BNM Tells Lobby Groups to Respect the Digital Bank Licensing Process

During a Fintech Fireside Asia chat session organised by Fintech News Malaysia today, Suhaimi Ali, Director of Innovation and Development at Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) tells digital bank applicants to respect the process. He highlighted that they are seeing a

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MyMy Forms Shariah-Compliant Digital Banking Consortium with Sukaniaga

MyMy and Sukaniaga Sdn Bhd announced their partnership to form a digital banking consortium and bid for one of five digital banking licenses to be issued next year by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). The parties said that while the collaboration

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Gig Economy Challenge: How Can We Solve Pressing Issues Faced By Gig Workers?

The importance of the gig economy has always seen a steady growth trajectory, but nothing has made its importance clearer to everyone than the COVID-19 pandemic — from delivering essential services to providing side income for those affected. Which is

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MoneyMatch Announced As First To Graduate BNM’s Sandbox at MyFintechWeek

It’s official, MoneyMatch is now the first to graduate Bank Negara Malaysia’s regulatory sandbox. This was announced during a session titled “Thinking Inside the Sandbox” at MyFintech Week 2019 jointly organised by Bank Negara Malaysia and MDEC. This announcement follows

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MoneyMatch Becomes One Step Closer to Being the First to Graduate BNM’s Sandbox

MoneyMatch announced today they have been granted an approval in principle for a Class B remittance license from Bank Negara Malaysia. This makes MoneyMatch the first to receive an approval in principle among its sandbox peers, two of which has

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5 Misunderstandings About PayNet’s DuitNow—Answered

Here’s where we stand on this DuitNow function that was launched by PayNet, and will be adopted by 44 banks by 6th December 2018—honestly this should have happened much sooner, and it is a step in the right direction towards

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LaVida Coin Ordered to Cease Activities by Securities Commission

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has issued a notice for Dato’ Vida’s LaVida Coin to cease all promotional activities with immediate effect. This news follows the regulator’s previous announcement that it was reviewing LaVida Coin for possible breach of securities

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4 Reasons Why Insurtech Matters for Malaysians

Insurtech, is one of the latest buzzwords that has entered into the fintech lexicon. For those unfamiliar with the field, one might reasonably question whether it genuinely adds value to society or it’s just another buzzword whose sole purpose is

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