Malaysia

Who Is Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia’s New CEO, Abrar A. Anwar?

Abrar A. Anwar is the new CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. Standard Chartered Bank is Malaysia’s first bank, set-up back in 1875, with global operations hub named Scope International which provides support to across 70 countries that Standard Chartered Bank

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Supercharger Fintech Accelerator Malaysia Unveils 10 Finalists

The SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator programme kicked off its 12-week programme today by introducing 10 international start-ups as the finalists for this platform. The programme comes as a partnership between leading financial institutions, Standard Chartered Bank and Allianz Malaysia, as well

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Southeast Asia’s First Online Personal Loan Application Processing Via Chatbot

RHB Bank Berhad (“RHB”)—Malaysia’s fourth largest fully integrated financial services group—in collaboration with RinggitPlus—Malaysia’s leading comparison website for financial products—today introduced ‘ChatBot’, the first real-time messenger-style platform in Southeast Asia to facilitate personal loan applications. Consumers can now apply for

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Fundaztic to fill the RM80 Billion Funding Gap to SMEs: Malaysian P2P Lending Platform

Fundaztic.com made its debut on the peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform  with a low entry barrier investment of RM50 (12USD), and is now expecting to draw investors to fund more than 500 micro and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and startups within

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10 Fast Growing Fintech for Malaysia

IDC Financial Insights unveiled a list of 10 fast growing fintech in Malaysia, part of the broader FinTech 101 list for Asia/Pacific, at the FinTech Innovation Summit 2017 held at InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “IDC’s FinTech Fast 101” refers to the

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China’s Fastest Growing Fintech Startup, iPayLinks Debuts in Malaysia

During the launch of the 9th BankTech Asia at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, iPayLinks’ SEA Regional Head, Tang Wai Zhuan announced the group’s strategic decision to expand into the Southeast Asia’s market, with Malaysia being the maiden market and ASEAN

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Malaysian Banks Have to Disrupt themselves! Winners of Fin5ive Banktech Competition

In a room of over 200 senior level bankers, Deputy Finance Minister I, YB Dato’ Wira Othman Aziz made a call to Malaysian banks during his opening speech at the 9th BankTech Asia Conference & Exhibition to disrupt themselves before

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MyCash Raises RM1.3 Million in 24 Hours via Equity Crowdfunding

MyCash Online, a fintech startup that is providing online services to the unbanked has raised RM1.3M  (300k USD) in 24 hours in their equity crowdfunding campaign on pitchIN. Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle) led the funding round through their co-investment

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Upcoming Fintech Events in Malaysia

Fintech has become a hot topic in Malaysia, especially as the sector paves the way forward for innovations in financial services. The government has committed to provide clear guidance and regulation to new, innovative products and business models entering the

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MyCash Online: A Malaysian Marketplace for Foreign Workers in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian startup MyCash Online is an online marketplace designed for migrant workers in Malaysia and Singapore. It provides easy, secure and convenient services to the underbanked. MyCash Online offers an e-wallet service that allows users to reload phone credit,

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