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ASEAN Needs to Address Several Gaps to Be at the Forefront of Fintech

Experts in both the public and private sectors all agreed that ASEAN stands to be at the forefront of the development of financial technology fintech by making financial services and financing available to both the 53% of unbanked population and

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iMoney Launches Free Credit Score Tool in Bahasa Malaysia

iMoney has launched the Bahasa Malaysia version of its free credit score tool, iMoney Credit Score. The tool which was launched in late 2018 was initially available only in English. According to their press release this free tool will offer

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BNM’s MyFintech Week Will Host 100 Speakers. Here’s a Sneak Peek into 10 of Them

Bank Negara Malaysia will be hosting their inaugural MyFintech Week 2019, which the organisation claims to be Malaysia’s first flagship fintech event. The event will be taking place during mid-June, in Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur. The event will be held

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What Celcom and Digi’s Potential Merger Could Mean for Boost

In an announcement that took many by surprise, it is reported that Axiata and Telenor are in talks to merge their Asian operations for form a global entity. If the merger talks comes to fruition the combined entity will be

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Hackathons are Outdated, HSBC’s New Challenge Lets You Solve Retail Banking Problems from Home

Ongoing until June, HSBC is hosting its HSBC Openlab Innovation Challenge to attract new talents, startups, designers, digital innovators and developers to come together and solve real-life retail banking challenges. Participants stand to win crash prizes up to RM8,000, followed

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12 Fintech Events Happening in Malaysia You Need to Check Out in 2019

Malaysia is a home to a small, but robust fintech community, ranging from startup founders to bankers with a keen eye for technological advancements. With rapidly evolving regulations in a nascent but vibrant space, and increasing interest from entrenched finance

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Curlec Raises Seed Round from Captii Ventures

Curlec, an online Direct Debit payments company has announced the completion of their seed funding round, led by Captii Ventures. It plans to use this fresh capital to further grow their Malaysian operations and take their online Direct Debit payments

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Jirnexu, Malaysia’s Top Funded Fintech Gains Another RM41.7 Mil

Jirnexu just received a US$10 million in its second Series B investment (RM41.7 million), bringing its total funding up to US$27 million. Jirnexu is known for operating RinggitPlus, one of the well-known comparison platforms for products like credit cards, loans

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Supercharger to Launch Fintech Academy in Bukit Jalil with Asia Pacific University

During the announcement of Supercharger’s second Malaysian cohort, the organisation also announced the creation of a fintech¬†specialisation that will be offered to students taking a Bachelor’s in Banking and Finance. The course will be run in partnership with Asia Pacific

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Golden Gate Ventures Launches Malaysian Office With a RM 75 M Fund

Golden Gate Ventures, today announced the opening its Malaysian office in Kuala Lumpur. Having already utilised a quarter of its Fund II in early-stage tech companies that are based in or operating in Malaysia, the firm now plans to invest

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