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Real-Time Payments “Evolution” Underway as APAC Seeks Growth Frontiers: Report

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Asia-Pacific is getting ready for the next phase of its real-time payments journey as the region’s key service providers look for new growth opportunities and prepare “to enter the next stage of their real-time payments development.” This, according to the third edition of Prime Time… Read More

UOB Malaysia to Appoint Ng Wei Wei as New Chief Executive Officer

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UOB Malaysia confirmed that it will be appointing Ng Wei Wei as their very first female Chief Executive Officer, effective from May 1, 2022 and onwards. Ng Wei Wei will reportedly be succeeding Wong Kim Choong, who will leave the role after leading the banking… Read More

Boost Receives A1 Rating for Securitized Malaysian Receivables

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Boost has announced that its “maiden tranche” of Senior Class A Medium Term Notes (MTN) has been rated A1 by Malaysia-based, RAM Rating Services Berhad (RAM Ratings). Boost states that it is now the first fully digital regional financier to receive an investment-grade A1 rating… Read More

Virtual Banking: Fintech BigPay to Offer All-Digital Loans Regulated by KPKT

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BigPay, a Capital A venture firm and virtual banking platform, announced the introduction of its all-digital loans issued by “BigPay Later”, which is a wholly owned subsidiary operating within the group and a digital money lending license holder. The personal product provided by BigPay Later… Read More

Maybank Introduces Digital Home Financing Solution via Its App

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Maybank recently revealed that it has introduced its digital home financing solution “Maybank Home2u” via its MAE app which is able to provide approvals within seconds and is available to existing and new clients. Supported by Maybank’s automated decisioning engine, the solution provides a fully… Read More

Ignatius Ong to Resign from his Role as TNG Digital’s Chief Executive

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Following a 2-year stint at TNG Digital, Ignatius Ong has reportedly decided to resign from his position as the CEO “effective 31st March 2022” because of personal reasons.. Ignatius had previously been appointed as the CEO back in 2019 in order to replace Syahrunizam Samsudin… Read More

Malaysia’s CIMB May Take $67M Credit Hit Due to Recent Payments Glitch

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Malaysia’s CIMB has reported a credit loss of around $67 million because of a processing error that led to some clients receiving duplicate credits to their accounts. CIMB‘s management discovered the glitch, which was related to a third-party financial remittance service, in January 2022. The… Read More

Malaysia: Bank Negara Official Says Islamic Finance Is Set to Scale Up Value-based Financial Solutions

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Deputy Governor of Bank Negara, Datuk Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour,  notes that he would like to express his gratitude to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for inviting him to deliver a keynote address (as posted by Bank Negara, Malaysia’s reserve bank. on February 24, 2022)…. Read More

Razorpay Acquires Malaysian Recurring Payments Provider Curlec For $19+M

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Indian payments unicorn Razorpay has acquired a majority stake in Curlec, a Malaysian recurring payments solutions provider. The cost was just under $20 million. Curlec is the first international acquisition for Razorpay, and taken together with the previous ones it shows a very deliberate growth… Read More

Cross-Border QR Payment Linkage Launched by Bank Indonesia and Bank Negara Malaysia

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Bank Indonesia (BI) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) announced on January 27, 2022 that they’ve launched a cross-border QR payment linkage. It will “enable instant, secure and efficient cross-border payments between Indonesia and Malaysia.” Via this linkage, consumers in both nations will be able to… Read More

Digital Banking: Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia Chooses Thought Machine to Build Islamic Virtual Bank

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Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia (ARBM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of one of the world’s largest Islamic banks in terms of assets, Al Rajhi Bank of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has chosen Thought Machine, the Cloud native core banking tech company, in order to power… Read More

Bank Negara Malaysia Releases Discussion Paper on Licensing Framework for Digital Insurers

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Bank Negara Malaysia, the nation’s central bank, recently issued the Discussion Paper on Licensing Framework for Digital Insurers and Takaful Operators. As noted by Bank Negara, the Discussion Paper outlines the proposed framework for “licensing new digital insurers and takaful operators (DITOs)” in order to… Read More

BNP Paribas Asset Management Reveals How Digital Commerce Is Evolving as Big Players Emerge Outside China

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Zhikai Chen, Head of Asia Equities at BNP Paribas Asset Management, notes that a number of factors justify their hopes for “a better year after the challenges that 2021 brought to Asian equities, and northern Asian equities in particular.” Chen writes in a blog post… Read More

UnionPay International Continues to Focus on Supporting Contactless Payments Adoption in Southeast Asia

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UnionPay International (UPI) has introduced its SoftPOS (Point-of-Sale) solution for the first time using a payment tech that’s powered by SoftPOS provider, Soft Space. The SoftPOS solution will reportedly be launched in Malaysia and it’s expected to create various market opportunities for UPI to expand… Read More

Malaysian Financial Services Conglomerate, KIF, Selects Temenos Banking Cloud for its Lending Business

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Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software firm, has confirmed that KAF, a diversified financial services conglomerate in Malaysia, has chosen the Temenos Banking Cloud to introduce a digital lending business. KAF will reportedly be using Temenos Banking Services for handling retail loans and Islamic financing… Read More

UniTeller, a Remittance Payments Provider, Extends Services to APAC Clients with Assistance from Tranglo

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UniTeller, a global remittance payments processor with head offices in the US, has reportedly extended its remittance services to more clients residing in the Asia Pacific by teaming up with Malaysia’s cross-border payments Fintech Tranglo. UniTeller’s partnership with Tranglo will enable UniTeller to continue expanding… Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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