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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

Razer Fintech Partners with Singapore’s Lifestyle Marketing SaaS Provider, Perx Technologies, to Enhance Neobanking Experience

Malaysia’s Razer Fintech, the Fintech division of Razer (a multinational financial service provider), has teamed up with Singapore’s Lifestyle Marketing SaaS (software-as-a-service) provider, Perx Technologies, in order to provide better mobile-first customer engagement for financial services. Through the partnership, Razer Fintech will focus on transforming… Read More

Ethis Group Launches First Fully Shariah-Compliant Equity Crowdfunding Platform in Malaysia

Ethis Group has launched the first fully Shariah-compliant equity crowdfunding platform in Malaysia, according to a note from the company. Ethis already operates in Indonesia with another platform planned to commence soon in Dubai. The announcement of the launch was made during Islamic Fintech Week… Read More

$1.3 Trillion was Spent on Digital Transformation in 2018, About $900 Billion “Went to Waste,” Fintech Exec Reveals

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, recently noted that we’ve experienced two years of digital transformation in just two months due to the acceleration of the shift towards all-digital platforms and services following the COVID-19 outbreak. Business ideas that may have been considered unthinkable or inconceivable… Read More

Malaysian Fintech Valyou Introduces Blockchain based Remittance Service for Bangladeshi Workers Sending Money Back Home

Malaysia-based Fintech Valyou, a digital remittance payments service provider, has introduced a blockchain-enabled remittance solution in Bangladesh through a partnership with Standard Chartered and bKash, a mobile financial service provider. The distributed ledger tech (DLT)-powered platform will enable instant money transfers from Malaysia to Bangladesh…. Read More

Global ID Verification Provider, Onfido, to Offer Authentication Services to Malaysia’s MyCash Money

Onfido, a global ID verification provider, will be offering its user authentication services to Malaysia’s MyCash Money. Onfido has also been providing similar services to other Fintech firms in the region, including BigPay and MoneyMatch. MyCash Money is a digital marketplace that’s focused on serving… Read More

Digital Venture Capital Fund, SPiCE VC, Trades on Fusang, a Regulated Asian Digital Asset Exchange

SPiCE VC has listed its digital security on Fusang Exchange, a regulated securities exchange that operates in Singapore and Hong Kong. Fusang has been licensed by Malaysian regulators. Fusang Exchange supports both cryptocurrencies as well as digital securities and claims to be the first fully… Read More

Over 75% of Malaysian Businesses are Now Using Fintech Products, including Mobile Payments, Digital Wallets: Survey

More than 75% of Malaysia based businesses are now using at least one Fintech-related product or service since the past year, according to a recent survey released by CPA Australia, an established accounting firm. Mobile payments and digital or online wallets are the most widely-used… Read More

Razer Fintech in Malaysia Reportedly Planning to Launch Another Digital Bank in Overseas Markets, after Applying for Local License

Malaysia’s Razer Fintech, the Fintech division of Razer (a multinational financial service provider), has revealed that it plans to launch a digital banking platform in overseas markets. Razer, which is also (mainly) a gaming company, has applied for a virtual banking permit in Malaysia but… 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

Kuala Lumpur Fintech Versa, which Offers Digital Cash Management Solution, Appoints Two Key Board Members

Malaysia-based Fintech startup Versa Asia Sdn Bhd, which offers an app to manage and preserve idle cash, revealed on August 14, 2020, that it has appointed key board members. According to a statement from Versa, the Fintech firm has appointed Datuk Noorazman Abd Aziz and… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Looks to Standardize Digital Asset Wallets

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is seeking feedback on a regulatory framework for digital asset wallet providers. The review is expected to complement the existing frameworks for Digital Asset Exchange (DAX) and Initial Exchange Offering (IEO). The SC notes that digital asset wallet providers, now… Read More

Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the Malaysian Stock Exchange, Partners with Hashstacs on Bonds Issued on Blockchain Proof of Concept

Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the stock exchange of Malaysia, has partnered with Hashstacs Pte Ltd, based in Singapore, regarding a bond on blockchain proof-of-concept (POC). The project has been labeled “Project Harbour” and it aims to explore distributed ledger technology and tokenization of assets while boosting… Read More

There are Now 142 Islamic Fintech Firms Globally, According to IFN Islamic Fintech, a “One-Stop-Shop” for Info on Shariah-Compliant Services

IFN Islamic Fintech, a “one-stop-shop” for industry knowledge, networking, and communication in the global Islamic financial technology space, revealed on July 30, 2020, that there are now at least 142 Fintech firms globally that reportedly provide Shariah-compliant products and services. As reported in late June… Read More

$300 Billion Funding Gap for SMEs in Southeast Asia Is Critical because they Account for 42% of Region’s GDP: Report

Financing for SMEs is severely limited in certain regions of the world. Many different peer to peer (P2P) lending platforms have been launched in order to provide much-needed capital to small businesses. The SME Finance Forum reveals that 41% of formal micro, small and medium… Read More

IslamicMarkets, a Learning and Intelligence Provider for Islamic Financial Services, Receives Strategic Investment from DDCAP

IslamicMarkets Ltd, an established learning and market intelligence provider for Islamic financial and commercial markets (with offices in London and Kuala Lumpur), has reportedly acquired additional funding from the DDCAP Group. Both companies are committed to expanding the global Islamic economy and supporting the development… Read More

Binance Is “Operating a Recognized Market Without Authorization,” the Malaysian Securities Commission Warns, Public Advised Not to Make Investments with Such Firms

The Securities Commission (SC) of Malaysia, which recently warned residents about facing lengthy prison sentences and fines for operating unlicensed Cryptocurrency ATMs, has specifically mentioned that Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange, is not authorized to offer services in the country. The Malaysian SC… Read More

Malaysia’s GHL Group Berhad, a Payment Service Provider, Approved to Launch Lending Business in the Philippines

The GHL Group Berhad, a payment service provider and one of the top merchant acquirers in the ASEAN region, recently revealed that its Philippines division has been approved by the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to conduct its lending business through its new unit,… Read More

Malaysian Securities Commission Warns that Operating a Crypto ATM without Authorization May Result in 10 Years Prison Sentence and Heavy Fines

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) recently warned local consumers and businesses against the usage of Cryptocurrency Automatic Teller Machines (Crypto ATMs). Crypto ATMs are machines that let individuals purchase and sell digital assets through cash, debit or credit cards or electronic wallets. These machines have… Read More

Adyen Announces Expansion of Acquiring Capabilities to Malaysia

Payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) announced on Monday it is expanding its acquiring capabilities to Malaysia. According to Adyen, the expansion helps businesses achieve higher authorization rates, better customer experience, and deeper data insights as the Malaysian market transitions to online payments. “Adyen acquiring complements… Read More

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