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Malaysia: CIMB Group Increases Sustainable Finance Target to RM60 Billion by 2024

CIMB Group Holdings Berhad strengthened its sustainability commitment by doubling its sustainable finance target to RM60 billion by 2024 “under the Group’s Green, Social, Sustainable Impact Products and Services (GSSIPS) Framework.” The increased target was announced during the opening of CIMB’s flagship The Cooler Earth… Read More

Allianz Malaysia Joins Gobi Partners’ SuperSeed II Fund

Pan-Asian venture capital firm Gobi Partners announced the closing of its $10 million Gobi SuperSeed II (Gobi SSII) Fund “following the participation of Allianz Malaysia Berhad (Allianz Malaysia) as a Limited Partner (LP).” Other LPs backing the Gobi SSII Fund “are institutional investors Malaysia Venture… Read More

UOB Malaysia, SJPP to Offer RM1B U-Green Financing

UOB Malaysia is teaming up with Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan Malaysia (SJPP) in order to introduce the U-Green Financing program, which will aim to support SMEs in prioritizing sustainability. The banking institution has reportedly allocated RM 1 billion for this initiative, and SJPP will be… Read More

Versa Asia, a Digital Cash Management Platform, Secures Funding to Expand Operations

Versa Asia, a Malaysia-based digital cash management platform, recently revealed that they have finalized an “8-figure” investment round. Details of the funding have not been shared publicly. This latest investment round has reportedly been led by Hibiscus Fund, a VC fund that is being managed… Read More

Malaysia’s Maybank Introduces Sustainable Product Framework to Support Green Finance

Maybank has designed its own Sustainable Product Framework (SPF) – the “first” by a Malaysian bank – “to enable greater development of green, social and sustainable products.” The framework, which will support the Group’s commitment of ‘Mobilizing RM50 billion in Sustainable Finance by 2025’, will… Read More

Google Cloud to Establish Infrastructure in Malaysia as Part of Expansion Efforts

Google Cloud recently revealed that it intends to expand to Malaysia in order to address rising demand for Cloud services in the Asia Pacific region. Other areas that Google Cloud is considering reportedly include Thailand, New Zealand, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Mexico, Israel, and Turin…. Read More

Card Payments in Malaysia to Increase by Over 15% in 2022: Report

The Malaysian card payments market is “set to record a robust growth of 15.2% in 2022, supported by the gradual rise in consumer spending, government’s financial inclusion measures, and increasing preference for contactless payments,” forecasts GlobalData, a data and analytics company. According to GlobalData’s Payment… Read More

Malaysian Authorities, Regulators Seeking Feedback for Proposed BNPL Regulation

The Consumer Credit Oversight Board Task Force in Malaysia recently shared the Consumer Credit Act consultation document, which is the new act that aims to properly regulate and consolidate all consumer credit activities under its unit, and to also support “fair” lending and “responsible” conduct… Read More

Malaysia’s TNG Digital Secures Funding from Lazada, Touch ‘n Go

TNG Digital, the owner and operator of the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, has secured RM 750 million (appr. $168.5 million) as part of its latest round of equity funding. This investment round has been led by a fresh investment from the Lazada Group and a… Read More

BNPL Fintech Ablr Introduces Services in Malaysia

Ablr, a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platform, recently revealed that it has now gone live in Malaysia. At present, the company has a network of more than 30 different brands in Malaysia and Singapore, which span around 250 merchant points. First-time consumers may download… Read More

Malaysia based Insurtech VSure Expands Its Operations to the United Kingdom

Malaysia-based digital insurance firm VSure.life recently revealed that it’s expanding operations into the UK in order to make it more affordable for SMBs to access insurance. VSure will be working with local service provider McGill and Partners, a boutique re-insurance broker focused on developing bespoke,… Read More

New Payment Methods Introduced in Malaysia, Indonesia for Mass-Market Wirex Wallet

Wirex, a crypto payments firm, has made their recently launched non-custodial wallet more accessible to APAC users “after releasing a new payment method.” The addition of instant bank transfers and local payment systems for Indonesian and Malaysia customers “to purchase crypto on the app will… Read More

Alipay+ Teams Up with ComfortDelGro to Enable Mobile Payments Acceptance from Malaysia, South Korea

ComfortDelGro Taxi and Alipay+ recently announced a partnership that enables mobile payments from Malaysia and South Korea, “namely the Touch ‘n Go eWallet and Kakao Pay, to be accepted as cashless payment options in all its Comfort and CityCab taxis.” Users of these mobile wallets… Read More

Razer Fintech Announces Acquisition of PT E2Pay Global Utama

Razer Fintech, the financial technology arm of Razer, the global lifestyle brand for gamers, recently announced the acquisition of PT E2Pay Global Utama, which claims to be one of the leading B2B2C digital payment facilitators and e-money players in Indonesia. Razer Fintech is an O2O… Read More

Affin Bank and MYTHEO to Provide Robo-Advisory Services for Mass Affluent in Malaysia

Affin Bank recently revealed that it had entered a partnership with GAX MD (MYTHEO), a Robo-advisor that’s regulated by the Securities Commission Malaysia. MYTHEO is an algorithm-based and automated discretionary investment portfolio management service that’s enhanced by Al. This latest partnership is the “first” of… Read More

Insurtech: CTOS Partners with PolicyStreet to Provide Auto Insurance, Road Tax Renewal in Malaysia

CTOS Digital, via its subsidiary firm, CTOS IDS, is further expanding its range of services with the introduction of CTOS Car Insurance, an online platform for car insurance and road tax renewal with assistance from Insurtech PolicyStreet.com. This new product offering enables clients to make… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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