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Malaysia based Telecom Axiata Group and Norway’s Telenor to Merge Malaysian Mobile Businesses

Axiata Group and Telenor Asia revealed on Thursday (April 8, 2021) that they’ve revisted and confirmed their merger plans involving Celcom and Digi. At present, the deal is in advanced discussions. Malaysian telecoms company Axiata Group Bhd and Norway-based Telenor ASA will be focused on… Read More

Pine Labs Reports that CIMB Bank, HSBC Bank, Others are Using its Buy Now Pay Later Solution, Now Also Available in Malaysia

Pine Labs, an Asian merchant commerce solution provider that’s backed by payments giant Mastercard, has introduced a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solution in Malaysia. Pine Labs aims to offer a technology-focused offline payments platform where several different credit card issuers can use a common… Read More

Ripple Acquires 40% Stake in Asian Payments Fintech Tranglo

Ripple has agreed to acquire a 40% stake in cross-border payments Fintech Tranglo, according to a public release. Tranglo, based in Malaysia but operates across Asia, reports 1300 partners having completed 20 million transactions at $4 billion in value. Tranglo claims to be one of… Read More

Malaysian Digital Wallet Provider Boost Joins PayNet Real-Time Retail Payment Platform

Digital wallet provider Boost recently revealed that it’s now a part of the PayNet Real Time Retail Payment Platform (RPP). Boost confirmed that it will be adopting DuitNow QR (beginning on March 26, 2021). DuitNow QR is the national QR code standard used in Malaysia…. Read More

Microfinancing and Microinsurance Platform Aspirasi to Offer Seamless All-Digital Financing Options to Online Consumers

Aspirasi, an online micro-financing and micro-insurance platform operating under Axiata Digital, is providing a more convenient and all-digital financing option for online consumers via Aspirasi CashNow. Now available via digital commerce platform Lazada Malaysia, Aspirasi CashNow is currently open for applications to all Malaysia-based residents… Read More

Malaysian Insurtech Ouch! Secures RM 1.5 Million via Seed Round led by Vynn Capital, Temokin

Malaysia-based Ouch!, a digital or online insurance company, has secured RM 1.5 million (appr. $360,000) in seed funding via a round led by Vynn Capital and Temokin, along with participation from several angel investors. The Ouch! team says it will use the capital raised from… Read More

ShopeePay Mobile Wallet Added to Digital Payments Acceptance Options Supported by Malaysia’s GHL Systems

GHL Systems Berhad’s Malaysia-based business operations have reportedly added the ShopeePay mobile wallet to their digital payments acceptance options. The new payments service has been added after a recent partnership with ShopeePay Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Through the partnership, GHL will enable its offline merchant base… Read More

MyMy, which aims to Become Shariah-Compliant Digital Bank, Partners Sukaniaga to Apply for Malaysian Virtual Bank License

MyMy, which aims to become the world’s first Shariah-compliant digital bank, and digital loan platform Sukaniaga Sdn Bhd recently confirmed their partnership which focuses on establishing a virtual banking consortium. They’re also planning to apply for one of the five digital banking licenses that will… Read More

Bursa Malaysia to Work with Fintech Firms to Enhance its Operational Efficiency

Bursa Malaysia, the nation’s stock exchange, is reportedly planning to work closely with Fintech firms or other strategic business partners in order to enhance its value proposition and improve its operational efficiency. Bursa Malaysia stated that these efforts should help the exchange grow and take… Read More

Fraudulent Activities via Online Platforms have Increased Significantly as More Transactions are Now Conducted via the Internet

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced individuals and businesses to adopt new working practices and move their operations online. This has led to a considerable increase in fraudulent activities being carried out via digital platforms, because many more transactions are now conducted online or via the… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger BigPay to Expand Financial Services Offering with Cash Top Up at all Malaysian 7-Eleven Stores

Digital banking challenger BigPay has confirmed that it will be expanding its suite of financial services with the introduction of cash top up at all 7-Eleven stores based in Malaysia. BigPay’s management noted that more than 1.3 million of the firm’s Malaysian clients may now… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Funding Societies, an Online Capital Formation Platform, Reports S$2 Billion in Business Financing Disbursals

Southeast Asia-based Funding Societies, a digital financing platform, has revealed that it has made S$2 billion (appr. $1.5 billion) in disbursals of business financing to SMEs across the region as the company enters its sixth year of offering loans. Funding Societies’ management noted that the… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Tranglo Continues to Expand Operations Globally to Support Local Businesses

Malaysia-based Tranglo, a cross-border payment firm, has established four new payment channels that are connected to financial networks in Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, and Uganda. The payment corridors mark the Fintech firm’s first entry into Sub Saharan Africa and Latin American (LatAm) regions. Tranglo’s management stated… Read More

Digital Banking: More than 40 Parties Submitted Virtual Banking License Application in Malaysia, Reserve Bank Reveals

During a recently-held online press conference, Bank Negara Malaysia Governor, Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus stated that more than 40 parties have formally expressed their interest with the reserve bank to acquire a digital banking license (by submitting an online application). Malaysia’s virtual banking framework… Read More

New Digital Commerce Platform Introduced by Major Malaysian Banking Group HLB to Meet Growing Demand for Online Services

Hong Leong Bank Berhad (MYX:5819), a major public listed banking group in Malaysia, has revealed that it’s launching a digital commerce platform that will offer an official store on Shopee Mall. This should allow HLB’s clients to sign up for various banking products and services… Read More

Islamic ETF focused Investment Management Firm i-VCAP Acquired by Malaysia’s Kenanga Investment Bank

Malaysia-based Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd, a financial services company that offers investment banking, stockbroking and investment management services, has reportedly acquired i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd through its wholly-owned subsidiary Kenanga Investors Bhd (KIB). The acquisition was made after obtaining approval from the Securities Commission of… Read More

Digital Cash Management Service Versa Launches Online Platform in Malaysia with Affin Hwang Asset Management

Malaysia-based Versa, a digital cash management service provider, has confirmed the launch of its online platform through a partnership with Affin Hwang Asset Management. The all-digital platform may be accessed as a mobile application, Versa’s management noted. The app’s users are able to earn returns… Read More

Remittance Payments have been Too Costly for Malaysian Consumers, with Many Giving Up on them Completely: TransferWise Survey

A survey performed by UK-based TransferWise, a leading online money transfer service, has provided insights on how the Coronavirus crisis has impacted consumer behavior, particularly how remittance payments are handled by individuals residing in Malaysia. The survey revealed that approximately 50% of people in Malaysia… Read More

Malaysia based P2P Supply Chain Financing Platform, CapBay, Secures $20M with KK Fund as Returning Investor

Malaysia-based CapBay, a peer to peer (P2P) supply chain financing platform, has reportedly acquired $20 million in capital via its Series A round. CapBay’s investment round saw contributions from existing investor KK Fund, a Singapore-headquartered VC firm that makes investments in startups or early-stage initiatives… Read More

Digital Banking Solution Provider CIMB Launches New Platform for Asian SMEs to Streamline Operations

CIMB Bank Berhad and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad have introduced CIMB CNY Go Digital for SMEs. This new product should help Asian businesses that are still facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including those companies that are struggling to offer certain services because of… Read More

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