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Bank Negara Malaysia Announces Much Anticipated Digital Banking Licenses

After a month of delay, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) finally announced the list of successful applicants. The framework which was first issued on 30th December 2020, was hotly contested and attracted 29 parties to bid for the licenses. The central

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BNM and SC Calls for Financial Institutions to Ramp up Response to Climate Change

The Joint Committee on Climate Change (JC3) has emphasized the need for the financial sector to strengthen its response to climate change. Established in 2019, JC3 is chaired by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Securities Commission Malaysia with other members

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Bank Negara Malaysia Appoints Suhaimi Ali as Assistant Governor

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has announced the appointment of Suhaimi Ali as Assistant Governor effective 1 April 2022 onwards. Suhaimi joined BNM in 1998 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, United States of America. Throughout his career with

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Bank Negara Greenlights Resumption of Experian’s Access to CCRIS

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has accepted the findings of the security assessment provided by Experian Information Services (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Experian) and is restoring Experian’s access to the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) on 25 October 2021, with immediate

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Malaysia’s DuitNow and Singapore’s PayNow to Link in 2022

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today announced plans to commence a phased linkage of Singapore’s PayNow and Malaysia’s DuitNow real-time payment systems. The first phase of the PayNow-DuitNow linkage will be launched in the

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HK Fintech Unicorn Airwallex Secures License for Cross Border Payments in Malaysia

Airwallex, a cross border payments company, announced that it has secured a money services business (MSB) license issued by Bank Negara Malaysia. They said, the new license will allow Airwallex to offer modern, streamlined and integrated international payment solutions for

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In A Nutshell: Bank Negara Malaysia’s New E-Money Policy Draft

The Exposure Draft of the Policy Document on Electronic Money (e-Money) (‘Draft’) is a solid 81 pages of document that seeks to replace and supersede the current Bank Negara of Malaysia (‘BNM’)’s Guideline on Electronic Money (2008 Guidelines) which is

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Pertama Digital’s Bizarre Choice for a Digital Banking Consortium

Last week, Bursa-listed Pertama Digital announced alternative financing operator Crowdo as its first consortium partner for its digital banking bid. Pertama Digital, through its subsidiary Dapat Vista, is primarily a digital payment platform focused on consumer-to-government payments with solutions like

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Bank Negara Malaysia To Issue up To 5 Digital Banking Licenses in 2022

Bank Negara Malaysia issued on 31st December 2020 the much anticipated digital banking framework, which followed a six month public consultation period. Plans for a digital banking framework was first announced in March 2019 and were initially scheduled to open

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Bank Negara Malaysia Unveils New eKYC Guidelines Ahead of Its Virtual Banking Framework

Bank Negara Malaysia issued its policy document on Electronic Know-Your-Customer (e-KYC) on Tuesday, which follows their earlier exposure draft in December 2019. This new policy is in effect immediately for all financial institutions including banks, insurers, remmitance companies, money changers

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