Tagged: malaysia

Insurtech PolicyStreet Teams Up with Kiddocare, an On-Demand Care Services Platform in Malaysia

Gig workers in Malaysia constitute over a quarter of the country’s workforce, with nearly two million of them being women, accounting for 46% of all gig workers. Acknowledging the gig workers’ contributions this Labor Day, PolicyStreet is partnering with Kiddocare, a Khazanah-backed on-demand care services… Read More

Maybank Goal-Based Investment Solution to Enable Clients in Malaysia to Growth their Wealth

Maybank announced the launch of Maybank Goal-Based Investment, a beginner-friendly digital retail investment tool that allows customers to kickstart their financial wealth journey easily and conveniently. Available on MAE App and Maybank2u Web, the latest investment feature empowers customers to “achieve their financial goals through… Read More

Fintech Major Ant International to Open New Tech Hub in Malaysia

Ant International, a Fintech and digital payment company headquartered in Singapore, has unveiled plans to establish a new Digital Business Centre in Malaysia, aimed at tapping into the region’s burgeoning tech talent to bolster its global operations. Scheduled to open in 2025, the center will… Read More

Aeon Bank Set to Launch as Malaysia’s First Islamic Digital Bank in Q2 2024

Aeon Bank (M) Bhd, a recipient of one of Malaysia’s five digital banking licenses, announced plans to commence operations and launch its banking application by the end of Q2 2024, news agency Bernama has reported. Raja Teh Maimunah Raja Abdul Aziz, CEO of Aeon Bank,… Read More

Card Payments in Malaysia Expected to Exceed $84B This Year, Report Claims

The Malaysian card payments market is expected to grow by 10.2% to reach MYR387 billion ($84.9 billion) in 2024, supported by constant consumer shift towards non-cash payments, says GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Payment Cards Analytics reveals “that card payments value in Malaysia… Read More

Malaysia: AirAsia’s Digital Arm Partners with FinTech Giant for Payment Expansion

MOVE Digital, the digital arm of Malaysia-listed aviation group Capital A, announced a strategic collaboration with Singapore’s fintech powerhouse, Ant International. This partnership aims to diversify payment methods, enhance digital marketing efforts, and foster sustainable finance practices for the micro, small & medium enterprise (MSME)… Read More

PolicyStreet Partners with Neobank Vircle to Introduce Embedded Insurance Coverage for Children in Malaysia

In line with its effort to enhance financial security for Malaysian families, PolicyStreet partners with neobanking service provider Vircle to introduce Vircle Club Protect—an exclusive embedded coverage “for children available to all Vircle VISA prepaid card subscribers.” Vircle, known for its parent-friendly e-money solutions, “empowers… Read More

Maybank Introduces Ecosystem for Malaysian SMEs, Providing Solutions Focused on Sustainable Principles

Maybank introduced the myimpact SME Hub, a one-stop integrated and holistic ecosystem for Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs), “offering value-based solutions established on sustainable and ethical principles.” It also serves as a knowledge hub and support system “to facilitate and partner SMEs in their… Read More

Digital Assets: $5.7B in Value Now Held in Ethereum ETFs with Europe Leading with 81% Share – Report

The team at CoinGecko reveals in an extensive report that there are around $5.7B worth of assets in Ethereum ETFs, which is being led by Europe with an 81% share. XBT Ethereum Tracker One (COINETH) is reportedly “the global top Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF), with… Read More

Maybank Expands Wealth Management Business with Islamic Portfolio Financing Solution

Maybank through its Islamic Banking arm, Maybank Islamic Berhad recently launched the Shariah-compliant portfolio financing solution, “making it the first Islamic bank in the country to do so, adding to the myriad of offerings for wealth creation and wealth accumulation under the Bank’s Islamic Wealth… Read More

Insurtech PolicyStreet Secures Approval from Malaysia’s Labuan Financial Services Authority to Commence Takaful, Retakaful Operations

PolicyStreet, a regional insurtech company, secured approval from the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA) to commence its Takaful and Retakaful operations. This accreditation positions PolicyStreet among “the select group of approved Takaful and Retakaful operators in Malaysia, granting the insurtech company the capability to reinsure… Read More

Malaysia: Maybank Introduces Transition Finance Framework in ASEAN at COP28 Dubai

Maybank launched its Transition Finance Framework, the “first” by a Malaysian bank at the United Nations Framework of Convention on Climate Change’s 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) in Dubai, in a continued effort to drive transition finance. The launch was witnessed by Nik Nazmi Nik… Read More

Online Banking: GXBank, Malaysia’s First Digital Bank, Officially Opens

GX Bank Berhad (GXBank), Malaysia’s first digital bank backed by Southeast Asia’s super app Grab, has officially launched its app, marking a significant milestone in the country’s banking sector. The launch event, attended by high-profile figures including YBhg. Datuk Johan Mahmood Merican, Secretary General of… Read More

Malaysia’s Maybank Announces that Transactions via Maybank2u Biz App, Web Platforms will Require Secure2u Authorization

Maybank announces that all transactions from Maybank2u Biz app and web platforms will require Secure2u authorisation. All Maybank2u Biz account holders are “recommended to activate the Secure2u authorization before 26 November 2023. Any activation of Secure2u for Maybank2u Biz app after 26 November 2023 will require a… Read More

Fintech: Singapore and Malaysia Launch Cross-Border Payment Linkage

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) have jointly introduced a real-time payment systems linkage connecting Singapore’s PayNow and Malaysia’s DuitNow. This initiative builds upon the earlier QR payment linkage announced on March 31, 2023, facilitating cross-border QR payments to merchants…. Read More

Malaysia’s Maybank Expands Cross-Border Services to China, Enhances ASEAN Financial Integration

Maybank announced the expansion of its cross-border QR Pay service to China, one of the first in the market for a Malaysian bank, amplifying Maybank’s existing cross-border payment capabilities and enhancing the ease and efficiency of financial transactions. This initiative aims to benefit over 8… Read More

Singapore’s SMI Vantage to Launch Bitcoin Mining Business in Malaysia

SMI Vantage Limited, Singapore-based firm dedicated to cultivating new economy investments, is venturing into the cryptocurrency space by initiating a Bitcoin mining operation in Malaysia. The company disclosed the signing of a rental offer agreement via its wholly-owned subsidiary, SMI CS Pte Ltd. As per… Read More

Malaysia: MYEG and Beitou IT Innovation Launch Digital Identity Verification on Zetrix Blockchain

Malaysia’s e-government service provider, MY E.G. Services Berhad (MYEG), is joining forces with China’s state-owned Guangxi Beitou IT Innovation Technology Investment Group Co., Ltd. (Beitou IT Innovation) to pioneer an international digital identity credentials service using the Zetrix blockchain. Unveiled at the recent China-ASEAN Expo… Read More

Sustainability: RAM, Carbon Software-as-a-Service Firm MVGX Tech to Expand ESG Analytics Capabilities

RAM Holdings Berhad, the holding company of the largest credit rating agency in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, has entered into a partnership with MVGX Tech and Carbon Rating Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CRM) to strengthen RAM’s ESG rating capabilities. MVGX is a carbon Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company and… Read More

Malaysia: Labuan FSA, Bermuda Monetary Authority to Cooperate on Regulatory Oversight

Malaysia’s Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) to facilitate increased regulatory, enforcement, and supervisory cooperation between the two regulatory bodies. The MoU was signed virtually by Nik Mohamed Din Nik Musa, Director-General… Read More