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Meet the 10 Companies Selected for Supercharger’s 2nd Fintech Accelerator Programme

The second edition of the 12-week SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Programme has begun. Launched at the Securities Commission Malaysia, ten international scale-ups from six countries were announced as part of the cohort for this year’s programme According to Supercharger, this is

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14 Key Fintech Investors in Malaysia You Should Know About

With a regulator that has been described as open to innovation and disruption, a maturing tech scene,  a mobile-friendly population, and a financial scene rife with incumbent and outdated technology, there is definitely a lot of potential in this region

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FAOM Teams Up with RAMCI to Provide Easier Access to Credit Data

The Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM) recently signed an MOU with RAMCI. The agreement will see both parties collaborating in providing preferential rates for RAMCI’s products and services to FAOM’s members. Members of the FAOM will be able enjoy a 20%

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The Fintech Barcamp @ Langkawi 2018: What You Missed

Between the 9th and 10th of August, key fintech players flew to Langkawi for Fintech News’ inaugural Fintech Barcamp—where the beach shorts come on, and the strict event agendas are thrown out the window. We strived to make that point

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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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Sunway And KKFund’s Founders Team Up To Launch A US$50 Mil VC Fund

Sunway has just set up a venture capital fund named Sun SEA Capital LP. It’s proposing to spend up to US$50 million on digital startups in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Sunway Berhad, through its subsidiary Sunway

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5 Top Funded Fintech Companies In Malaysia—Here’s What We Noticed

We have some ways to go before catching up to the top fintech nations, but the scene in Malaysia is growing nicely. At the time of writing, we already have, as far as we can find, 5 fintech companies that

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Bank Negara Malaysia Confirms Datuk Nor Shamsiah As Its New Governor

Following Bank Negara Malaysia’s previous announcement of Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim’s resignation as the governor, reports have confirmed that Datuk Nor Shamsiah will be appointed as the new governor of Bank Negara Malaysia and that the appointment has been approved

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8 Reasons Why Fintech Startups Fail

Fintech startups are multiplying and as we hear a lot about the successful ones, we often forget that it is not an easy task to turn a project or idea into a successful venture, and that, no matter how disruptive

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One of India’s Largest Financial Comparison Site Goes Live in Malaysia’s Crowded Market

BBazaar Malaysia today announce that its website is fully live in Malaysia. BankBazaar, BBazaar Malaysia’s parent company, is among the leading financial comparison sites in India. They boast over 300 million visitors to its site and has facilitated over 1.5

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