WealthTech

11% of eToro’s Asia Pacific Customers Are From Malaysia

Multi-asset investment platform eToro has announced that it will extend its commission-free stocks offering to clients in Asia-Pacific, effective immediately. The zero-commission offering for Asia Pacific clients applies to all stocks on its platform that are traded on the Nasdaq

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In Less Than 3 Years, Rakuten Trade is Now Profitable

Rakuten announced that is has marked a major milestone by turning to black ahead of its third anniversary. According to their media statement, they have activated almost 85,000 trading accounts. They also shared that they have handled more than RM12.5

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Securities Commission to Allow for E-Wallets to Sell Capital Market Products; TNG eWallet Welcomes the Move

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced today that it will facilitate the online distribution of capital market products such as unit trusts, through e-Services platforms like e-wallet or e-payment service providers. The Guidelines on Recognized Markets has been amended to

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Bank Islam’s Subsidiary Launches “Robo-Intelligent” Investment App

BIMB Investment Management Berhad (“BIMB Investment”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, today announced the launch of BEST Invest online investment mobile application (BEST Invest app), what they described as its “first Robo-Intelligence Sustainable Shariah-ESG investing online platform.”

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Rakuten Trade Sees Swell in Userbase Amidst the COVID-19 MCO

Rakuten Trade, a fully digital equities broker reported a surged in user base during the Movement Control Order (MCO) Period. The equities broker said in a media statement that they saw over 11,000 new accounts activated in March, a 100%

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Robo Advisor MYTHEO Waives Management Fees

MYTHEO a robo-advisor regulated by the Securities Commission Malaysia issued a statement assuring investors their business remains capable of serving customers and that they have sound business continuity practices in place. The robo-advisor further added that their processes are highly

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Saxo Markets Launches Malaysian Equities for Investors

Saxo Markets, a fintech focused on multi-asset trading and investment, today announces the launch of Malaysian equities on Saxo platforms via Bursa Malaysia. With this made available, Saxo clients can now access over 400 Malaysian stocks and ETFs for online

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A Beginner’s Guide to Robo Advisors and ETF in Malaysia

It’s been two years now since I sat down at Securities Commission Malaysia’s press conference when its then chairman Tan Sri Ranjit Singh revealed to us that the regulator will be issuing the Digital Investment Manager framework to pave the

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New York Based Wahed Invest Approved to Operate Malaysia’s First Islamic Robo-Advisor

American-based Wahed Invest halal robo-advisory platform announced today that they have successfully obtained regulatory approval from the Securities Commission Malaysia to offer digital investment management services in Malaysia. Wahed Invest is the 3rd to officially enter the Malaysian market after

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EdgeProp First Property Crowdfunding to Receive Approval in Principle from SC

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today announced that it has registered EdgeProp Sdn Bhd (EdgeProp) as the first Recognised Market Operator to establish and operate a property crowdfunding platform in Malaysia, following the revision of the SC’s Guidelines on Recognised

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