Tagged: malaysia

Malaysia’s OneCENT Mobile Fintech Platform to Help Businesses Transition to Cashless Digital Transactions

TFP Solutions Bhd, a provider of business productivity solutions and services for large enterprises, is planning to market the OneCENT mobile-based Fintech platform to local consumers in Malaysia after the Movement Control Order (MCO) has been lifted. Datuk Hussian A Rahman, managing director and board… Read More

AMTD Digital, the Digital Finance Unit of AMTD Group, to Acquire Controlling Stake in PolicyPal

AMTD Digital, the digital finance division of AMTD Group, has revealed that it will be acquiring a controlling stake in PolicyPal, a firm that’s licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). PolicyPal is notably the first graduate of MAS’s Fintech regulatory sandbox program. The… Read More

Shariah-Compliant Fintech: Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia Corridor has Made Substantial Progress in Establishing Islamic Finance Services

Vinnie Lauria, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who established Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage VC company managing more than $250 million in assets, notes that his Singapore-based company has been watching emerging tech sectors across the Southeast Asia region. Lauria reveals that he’s seeing significant… Read More

Digital Banking: CK Hutchison’s AMTD Group, a Financial Services Group, to Spin Off Virtual Bank Business

Earlier this month, the AMTD Group, a financial services group established by CK Hutchison (a Cayman Islands–registered global conglomerate based in Hong Kong that focuses on ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy, and telecommunications, and operates in more than 50 countries), revealed that it’s… Read More

Alex Tinsman: President at NEM Foundation Discusses LuxTag’s Use of XEM Tokens for its Crowdfunding Campaign in Malaysia

Equity crowdfunding continues to fill the gap for startups looking to raise capital. Malaysia-based LuxTag, an anti-counterfeit, track and trace, and anti-theft solution provider, recently secured $360,000 in funding, with 51% of the capital denominated in Bitcoin (BTC) and NEM blockchain project’s native token, XEM. … Read More

Bank Negara Malaysia Releases Updated Exposure Draft for Digital Banks, Proposing Simplified Regulatory Framework for Banking Challengers

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has released an updated exposure draft, which covers the licensing guidelines for all-digital banks. The draft from the nation’s central bank proposes a simplified set of regulations for neobanks. Bank Negara officials noted that the simplifications intend to reduce regulatory pressure… Read More

Fintech Is “Rapidly” Becoming a Key Part of Malaysia’s Financial Sector, with “Considerable Promise” for Expansion: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), an international organization based in Washington, D.C., consisting of 189 different countries that aim to improve monetary cooperation worldwide, maintain financial stability, and facilitate global trade, acknowledged that Fintech has become a part of everyday life in Malaysia. The IMF… Read More

LuxTag Claims First Successful Security Token Offering in Malaysia, Offering Accepts BTC and XEM

LuxTag has closed on a $360,000 token offering according to a note from the company. The crowdfunding round saw 51% of the funds denominated in Bitcoin and XEM (NEM).  LuxTag claims to be Malaysia’s very first successful token offering. The securities offering was hosted on… Read More

Singapore-based Fintech Hoolah to Introduce Interest-Free Installment Plans in Malaysian Markets

Singapore-headquartered Fintech Hoolah has revealed that it will be introducing its interest-free installment plan in Malaysian markets. Established in 2018, Hoolah lets customers pay for their purchases in three easy monthly installments without having to pay any interest or extra fees. Hoolah has teamed up… Read More

First Equity Crowdfunding Offer for a Film Launched in Southeast Asia, Listed on FundedByMe

Stranger Pictures has launched the first equity crowdfunding offering for a film in Southeast Asia according to a note from the issuer. The securities offering is listed on global platform FundedByMe in Malaysia. FundedByMe is based in Sweden and is a publicly-traded company. The company… Read More

Malaysia’s Axiata Group, a Major Telecommunications Company, Might Acquire Digital Banking License

Malaysia-based Axiata Group, a major telecommunications company, has reportedly been holding discussions with around 11 different potential business partners in order to acquire a digital banking license in the Asian nation. Mohd Izzaddin Idris, Axiata’s deputy chief executive, confirmed that the firm was also talking… Read More

ASEAN Exchanges, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to Use Refinitiv’s Digital Solutions

ASEAN Exchanges, a group which consists of six major exchanges based in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, have reportedly chosen to integrate Refinitiv’s digital solutions onto their online platform. The solution offers critical data and insights to institutional and retail clients, and assists… Read More

World’s Most Valuable Fintech Ant Financial to Power Pakistan’s New Blockchain-based Payments Service

Ant Financial, an affiliated company of the Chinese Alibaba Group, is reportedly running the first international blockchain-powered payment service in Pakistan. This is a major milestone in the Asian nation’s journey to enable greater financial inclusion. Ant Financial is notably the world’s highest-valued Fintech firm,… Read More

Bank Negara, Malaysia’s Central Bank, Is Reportedly Planning to Issue Five Operational Licenses to Digital Banks

Bank Negara Malaysia is reportedly planning to issue up to five operational licenses to qualified or eligible applicants in order to launch digital banks to perform either regular or Islamic banking business in the country. Malaysia’s central bank has issued the exposure draft on Licensing… Read More

PwC’s Financial Services Leader in Malaysia: “There’s a Very Good Opportunity Here for Banking Challengers”

Malaysia now appears to be a promising market for virtual or challenger banks, according to Big Four auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Malaysia division. The country’s reserve bank is planning to introduce its virtual or digital banking licensing guidelines for industry consultation. In a recent interview,… Read More

InstaReM Adds “e-KYC” Service in Malaysia

Payments and transfer Fintech InstaReM, part of the  NIUM payments platform, has added an electronic-Know Your Customer or “e-KYC”. InstaReM’s e-KYC eliminates the need for in-person checks. The service is now available in Malaysia has enabled by the central bank the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)…. Read More

Fintech Unicorn Transferwise Adds Malaysia to its Growing List of Countries Where its Service is Available

Transferwise, a breakout Fintech hit, has added Malaysia to its list of countries where it offers its currency transfer services. According to a blog post, last year, Malaysia’s international money transfers grew 23.3%, to RM 41 billion (USD $9.9 billion). But most of these transfers… 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

Investment Crowdfunding Platform Ethis Receives 3rd Regulatory Approval, Gains Indonesia Authorization

Ethis has received regulatory approval to operate in Indonesia marking the third market this year where the platform may now provide online capital formation. Ethis received approval to provide peer to peer crowdfunding as authorized by the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia. Prior to this… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Hosted the Sixth Edition of the SCxSC Fintech Conference on Oct 22

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)  hosted the sixth edition of the SCxSC Fintech Conference on October 22, an event aimed at helping to scale up the nation’s Fintech industry.  Notably, Malaysia’s Fintech sector has seen several new players enter its ecosystem, following the regulatory agency’s… Read More

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