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Razer Fintech CEO Says Company Is Building Digital Banking Infrastructure from Scratch, Doesn’t Have “Legacy Issues”

Razer Fintech’s management has said that the company is planning to acquire a virtual banking license and that it’s willing to work independently or as part of a consortium. The Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the nation’s central bank, has confirmed that it will issue five… Read More

Fintech Regulators in Malaysia Aim to Establish a “Level Playing Field” for Businesses Operating in the Same Market Segment

Malaysian Fintech firms are regulated according to the requirements provided by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the nation’s central bank. Suhaimi Bin Ali, director of the Financial Development and Innovation Department at BNM, explained (during the introduction of the Fintech Booster program earlier this month): “We… Read More

Digital Onboarding: Bank Negara, Malaysia’s Central Bank, Releases Updated e-KYC Policy Document, Effective Immediately

Bank Negara Malaysia, the nation’s central bank, released a policy document on July 1, 2020, that covers electronic or digital know-your-customer (e-KYC) requirements. The document is an update to the reserve bank’s earlier exposure draft from December 2019. The new policy went into effect immediately… Read More

Fintech Firms in Malaysia will be Supported by Established Financial Institutions as they Apply for a Digital Banking License, Senior Analyst Says

The ongoing race and competition between local Fintech firms for acquiring a digital banking license in Malaysia continues to intensify, particularly after Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the nation’s central bank, revealed additional details regarding the licensing process. BNM’s Exposure Draft on Licensing Framework for Digital… Read More

Malaysia to Strengthen AML and Counter Terrorism Financing Framework By Imposing $6,000 Limit on Cash Transactions

Malaysia is reportedly planning to impose a $6,000 limit on cash transactions next year, according to the deputy governor of the nation’s central bank. The restrictions on cash payments is being placed in order to reduce the number of illicit financial activities. The limit on… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Announces Guidelines for Trading of Digital Assets, ICOs to Follow in March

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has updated their “Guidelines on Recognized Markets” to facilitate the trading of digital assets. The Securities Commission Malaysia has a reputation as being forward thinking when it comes to innovative financial services and is recognized for its encouragement of Fintech in… Read More

Malaysian MP: Sector Regulations Needed Before Government Approves “World’s First Crypto-Politic ICO”

Fahmi Fadzil, a Malaysian MP and the Communications Director for the Malaysian centre-left coalition party PKR, has urged the government of Malaysia to establish proper regulation of cryptocurrencies before it approves “Harapan Coin- the world’s first crypto-politic ICO,”  The Star Online reports. Fahmi reportedly told reporters… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Issues New Warning on Initial Coin Offerings

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), along with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), has issued a new “cautoinary statement” regarding investor interest in initial coin offerings (ICOs). This is not the first time SC has warned the public against dubious crypto offerings. Today’s statement affirms that ICOs… Read More

Malaysia Issues Consultation Paper on Regulating Cryptocurrencies

The central bank of Indonesia, Bank Negara Malaysia,  has published a consultation report on regulating Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The action by the Bank comes at a time when popular interest in Bitcoin is increasing due to the dramatic rise in price and the addition… Read More

GOOAAL!!! Crowdo Celebrates Successful MNP Auctioneers & Goody Technologies Campaigns

Crowdo announced two more successful Equity Crowdfunding offers which had successfully surpassed their fundraising targets: MNP Auctioneers and Goody Technologies. This adds to a successful track record of ECF offers published on the Crowdo ECF website including The Parenthood which raised a record-setting 2.64mn RM… Read More

Bank Negara Malaysia’s Financial Technology Enabler Group Announces New “Fintech Hacks” Initiative

Bank Negara Malaysia’s Financial Technology Enabler Group (FTEG) announced on Monday it is now seeking ideas from the public on the improvements to financial services sector by harnessing innovation and technology. The call for participation for ideas is now open through its new “Fintech Hacks” initiative,… Read More

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