Tagged: malaysia

Malaysian Conglomerate Berjaya Corp. Sells 30% of its Equity Interest in Razer Fintech

Malaysia-based business conglomerate Berjaya Corporation (BCorp) has revealed that it sold off 30% of its equity interest in Razer Fintech to Razer Midas for around $53.57 million (appr. RM 223.89 million). BCorp will reportedly be holding onto the remaining 19% stake in Razer Fintech. Before… Read More

MCIS Insurance Acquires Stake in Merchantrade Asia, a Malaysian Money Services Solution Provider

MCIS Insurance (MCIS Life) has reportedly acquired a 4.99% stake in Merchantrade Asia, which is a Malaysian money services solution provider (for an undisclosed amount). The acquisition is expected to support MCIS Life’s digital transformation efforts while leveraging Merchantrade’s all-digital capabilities, access to a vast… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Funding Societies Partners with MUFG Bank Malaysia to Introduce Referral Scheme Program

Southeast Asia-based online financing platform Funding Societies announced earlier this week that it teamed up with MUFG Bank Malaysia, which operates as a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, in order to introduce a Referral Scheme Program exclusively for the banking institution’s corporate customers in… Read More

Pine Labs, Standard Chartered Malaysia Launch Interest-Free Instalments to 25,000+ Merchants

Pine Labs, a merchant commerce platform serving merchants in India and Southeast Asia, today announced a partnership with Standard Chartered Malaysia. Standard Chartered’s customers in Malaysia can now access interest-free installment options on credit cards at any offline point-of-sale system powered by Pine Labs. The… Read More

Super-app Grab Sees Service Disruption Weeks Ahead of Expected $40B SPAC Completion

Southeast Asian “super-app” Grab is working to restore service today, the company said. Customers across Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia have reported trouble using the super-app, with some voicing their frustrations on social media. “We experienced a service disruption this morning that impacted a number… Read More

Bank of Negara Malaysia and Payments Network Malaysia or PayNet to Enhance Cross-Border Transactions

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet) will reportedly be taking part in Project Nexus by working cooperatively with various partners on a proof-of-concept (PoC) to enhance the cost and speed of performing international payments. Project Nexus will aim to look into the… Read More

Tokeny Helps Enegra, a $28 billion Company, Migrate Digital Securities from Ethereum to Polygon

Tokeny, a digital asset platform that supports tokenization and digital securities, has aided in the migration of Enegra from Ethereum to Polygon blockchain. Enegra is a commodities trading firm with approximately $28 billion in net asset value (NAV). Enegra Group Ltd, incorporated in Malaysia, enables… Read More

Insurance Cooperative NTUC Income to Expand into Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia

NTUC Income, an insurance cooperative based in Singapore, has reportedly made its first efforts to expand into three other Southeast Asian markets including Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia. NTUC Income has entered strategic partnerships with PT Central Asia Financial (JAGADIRI) in Indonesia, Post and Telecommunication Joint… Read More

Thailand’s Payments Platform, Omise, Launches Operations in Malaysia as Part of Southeast Asian Business Expansion Efforts

Omise, a Thailand-headquartered payments platform for businesses operating in Southeast Asia and Japan, revealed earlier this week that it has introduced its services in Malaysia as part of the firm’s expansion efforts across the region. Founded in 2013, Omise is a payments platform which offers… Read More

Touch ‘N Go Digital Wallet to Offer Prepaid Payments Card in Malaysia with Visa by Next Year

Touch ‘n Go has teamed up with Visa (NYSE: V) in order to create a prepaid card solution that is tied to its digital wallet and is expected to be available to clients next year. Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd (TNGSB) was incorporated in October… Read More

Al Ansari Exchange Leverages RippleNet Cloud to Streamline Cross-Border Remittance Payments to Malaysia with MoneyMatch

The team at Fintech firm Ripple is pleased to confirm that UAE-headquartered foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer firm, Al Ansari Exchange has joined RippleNet. Via RippleNet Cloud, which is Ripple’s international Cloud-powered financial network tech, Al Ansari Exchange will be connecting with major money… Read More

Malaysia: PNB’s Amanah Saham Introduces Digital Onboarding for Accessible Fintech Investment App

Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), the wholly-owned unit trust management firm of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), revealed earlier this week the introduction of its mobile registration and online onboarding solution (e-KYC), along with a goal-based investing feature via the myASNB mobile app. The digital onboarding… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Bank Negara Malaysia to Support Efficient Real-Time, Cross-Border Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s reserve bank and financial regulator, and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). the central bank of the Southeast Asian country, revealed that they are beginning a phased linkage of Singapore’s PayNow and Malaysia’s DuitNow real-time payment solutions. The initial… Read More

Malaysian Insurtech PolicyStreet Finalizes $6M Series A led by Altara Ventures, Others

Malaysia-headquartered Insurtech company PolicyStreet.com reveals that it has finalized a RM 25 million (appr. $6 million) Series A round over two separate tranches. The Insurtech firm’s recent investment round has been led by Altara Ventures, Auspac Ventures, Gobi Partners, along with contributions from the Leong… Read More

Indonesian Fintech Unicorn Xendit to Shift Business Operations to Malaysian Markets

Indonesia-based payments Fintech Xendit has announced that it plans to relocate its financial hub to Malaysia. As reported by Fintech News Malaysia, the Fintech Unicorn confirmed these plans during a speech by Finance Minister, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (which took place during… Read More

UOB Malaysia Teams Up with Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad to Offer Insurance Services

UOB Malaysia has partnered with Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad (PAMB) in order to offer clients with a suite of insurance services via a new Virtual Face-to-Face (VF2F) feature on Pulse, which is the insurance provider’s comprehensive health and wellness app. The bank stated that it’s… Read More

Insurtech: Axiata Digital’s E-Wallet Boost Expands Insurance Offering with Auto Insurance CarProtect Product

Axiata Digital’s digital wallet Boost revealed earlier this week that it has further expanded its insurance offerings with the introduction of automobile insurance, called “CarProtect,” which has been underwritten by Great Eastern General Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad. The digital wallet provider stated that CarProtect provides clients… Read More

Malaysian Fintech Finology and AXA Affin General Insurance to Enable Digital Auto Insurance Services

AXA Affin General Insurance and Malaysia’s Finology, a Fintech firm focused on supporting efficient lending and insurance for individual consumers and businesses, have teamed up to allow clients to buy or renew car and motorcycle insurance and settle road taxes via online platforms. As noted… Read More

MX Exchange Gets Full Approval from Securities Commission Malaysia to Serve as Digital Asset Exchange

MX Exchange has reportedly received full approval from the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to serve as a Recognized Market Operator-Digital Asset Exchange (RMO-DAX) for the trading of virtual currencies in the Southeast Asian country. This makes MX Exchange only the fourth DAX to offer compliant… Read More

Digital Transactions: Kiplepay Teams Up with Visa to Offer Prepaid Cards to Malaysian Consumers, Businesses

Kiplepay, a wholly owned division of Green Packet, has teamed up with Visa (NYSE: V) in order to offer the Kiple Visa Prepaid Card. Through the partnership, which was first announced last year, Kiplepay and Visa have introduced the prepaid card which aims to support… Read More

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