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Malaysia based Fintech Soft Space Partners GMO Financial Gate to Offer Payment Solutions to Japanese Consumers

Malaysia-based Fintech firm Soft Space has teamed up with Japan’s GMO Financial Gate (GMO-FG), a payment service provider, in order to offer payments solutions to Japanese consumers. Through the partnership, Soft Space will be supporting the secure and seamless Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) transactions…. Read More

Digital Travel Platform Agoda Partners with Buy Now, Pay Later Fintech Atome to Offer Instalment Plans to Malaysia and Singapore Consumers

Agoda, a fast-growing online travel platform, has teamed up with Singapore-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) platform Atome in order to provide flexible instalment plans for accommodation bookings. These payment options will first be offered in Singapore and Malaysia, and then rolled out to several… Read More

Digital Banking: Malaysia’s Reserve Bank Issues New Policy Document for Virtual Banks, Up to Five Licenses Anticipated

Malaysia’s reserve bank, Bank Negara, has released its policy document on digital banks. The Malaysian central bank’s new document on the licensing framework for all-digital banks has been published after completing a 6-month public consultation. Bank Negara officials stated on December 31, 2020, that the… Read More

Gig Economy Is Growing Rapidly in Malaysia but More Inclusive Financial Services are Needed, According to Industry Professionals

The gig economy has been growing steadily in Asian countries like Malaysia, particularly at a time when the COVID-19 outbreak is forcing residents to pick up side jobs to supplement their earnings during these uncertain times. Although the gig economy or temp work opportunities are… Read More

Malaysian P2P Supply Chain Financing Platform, CapBay, Reports Providing Nearly $25M in Financing Since March 2020

Malaysia-based CapBay, a peer to peer (P2P) supply chain financing platform, has reportedly arranged RM 100 million (appr. $24.68 million) in funding across 500 investment notes via its platform since it began operations in March of this year. This milestone is part of CapBay Group’s… Read More

The Road Is “Wide Open” for Fintech as It May Become Primary Mode for Offering Financial Services, Says Malaysia’s Central Bank Asst Governor

Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid, Assistant Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia), recently commented on developments related to Islamic finance, digital payments, and Fintech platforms and services. Zahid, whose comments came during the 3rd Islamic Fintech Dialogue (IFD2020) on December 1, 2020,… Read More

OneConnect, the Fintech Division of Ping An Insurance, to Expand Operations into Malaysian Markets

Ping An’s technology division OneConnect will be expanding its operations into Malaysian markets. OneConnect is notably among the few companies that have acquired a digital banking license from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. OneConnect is also supporting the BEYOND consortium (in Singapore) as a key… Read More

China Construction Bank Corporation Suspends Digital Bond Issuance on FUSANG

China Construction Bank Corporation (CCB) has suspended its digital bond issuance on the FUSANG exchange. The digital bond was originally scheduled to go live on the Exchange on Friday, 13 November 2020. FUSANG said that just before the listing time, written communication was received from the… Read More

The China Construction Bank Partners with Fusang to Issue $3 Billion of Debt Using Blockchain Tech

Fusang, a  Labuan-based Fintech, has partnered with the China Construction Bank to issue $3 billion worth of bonds utilizing blockchain technology. According to Fusang: “The Issuer is a special purpose vehicle and its principal activity is to establish the commercial paper programme of up to… Read More

Southeast Asia has Emerged as Fintech Hotspot with CAGR of 55% in Equity Funding: Report

  Digital challenger banks have adopted several different business models in order to establish operations in the Fintech and banking sector. They’ve experienced a threefold growth (over 300% growth) during the past five years, according to a new report from the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA)…. Read More

Singapore’s Buy Now Pay Later Firm hoolah to Expand Operations into Asian Markets

Singapore based payments startup hoolah notes that many small businesses continue to struggle with maintaining operations following the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the hoolah team says that it’s trying to show business owners that not all is “doom and gloom.” hoolah, a two-year-old Fintech startup offering… Read More

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

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