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GoBear Malaysia’s Among the First of Fintech Companies in the Sandbox

By Fintech Singapore

GoBear Malaysia works closely with with Bank Negara Malaysia and launches new Insurance products (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Insurance, Malaysia

February 3, 2017

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Malaysian Firm Belfrics Launches Bitcoin Exchange in India

By CryptoCoins News

Belfrics, which refers to itself as a Malaysian ‘blockchain technology’ firm, has announced the launch of its bitcoin exchange operations in India.

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, India, Malaysia

January 17, 2017

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Top 10 Fintech (Startups) in Malaysia

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Striving to establish itself as a prominent fintech player, Malaysia has committed to provide clear guidance and regulation to the new, innovative products and business models entering the financial services industry. (more…)

About, Blockchain, Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, Malaysia, Mobile payments/banking, Payment processors/providers/gateways

January 14, 2017

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Malaysia’s CIMB Bank using Mastercard’s tech for digital wallet

By Kate Fitzgerald for Payments Source

Malaysia-based CIMB has launched a digital wallet through an integration with Mastercard’s Digital Enablement Service that supports mobile payments on Android handsets. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Malaysia, Payment systems

December 26, 2016

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Asia’s Own Lemonade: Neosurance & KLCC Runners Group Partner To Offer The First “Push” Micro Insurance To Malaysian Runners

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Neosurance  and KLCC Runners Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the distribution of microinsurance to KLCC Runners Group growing community members. The microinsurance product will be provided ad hoc by a leading reinsurer and insurer who will be disclosed later, together with the price and features of the microinsurance. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Fintech news, InspirAsia, Insurance, Malaysia

December 23, 2016

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First Bank in SouthEast Asia To Use Blockchain Technology For Payment Services

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BC Bank has become the first bank in Southeast Asia to use blockchain technology in its local and cross-border payment funds transfer services. The use of a payment blockchain solution will see increased efficiency, transparency and security as well as lower costs and a better customer experience. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Fintech news, Malaysia, Singapore

November 14, 2016

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Another Singapore crowdfunding startup gets green light: Funding Societies gets provisional CMS license

By Kevin McSpadden for e27

About four months after Funding Societies temporarily halted its crowdfunding loan terms in order to ensure it met regulations set by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Singaporean startup announced today it has received a provisional Capital Markets Services (CMS) license from the nation’s central bank. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Deals, Fintech news, Malaysia, p2p/online lending, Singapore, SME

November 7, 2016

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A First in ASEAN: 6 P2P Lending Licenses Granted in Malaysia

By LTP

Six P2P lending licenses were granted in Malaysia recently, making them the first authorized platforms in the ASEAN region. On Thursday the Securities Commission of Malaysia said that it had registered six peer-to-peer lending platforms – B2B FinPAL, Peoplender, Ethis Kapital, ManagePay Services, Modalku Ventures and FundedByMe Malaysia. (more…)

Fintech news, Government activities, Malaysia, p2p/online lending

November 6, 2016

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EthisKapital.com – World’s First Licensed Islamic P2P/Crowdfunding Platform

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Securities Commission Malaysia has awarded 6 P2P licenses, one of which is the world’s first license for Shari’ah-compliant P2P. This license was awarded to EthisKapital.com, which will be focused on funding small businesses, and real estate development projects. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, Malaysia

November 4, 2016

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SC announces six P2P financing operators, first in Asean to regulate platform

By Lidiana Rosli for New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today announced six registered peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform operators, making Malaysia the first Asean country to regulate P2P financing. (more…)

Fintech news, Government activities, Malaysia, p2p/online lending

November 3, 2016

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Swiss company builder enters Malaysia through acquisition of Qeerad

By Kevin McSpadden for e27

Mountain Partners, a Swiss company builder, is entering Malaysia through the acquisition of a Kuala Lumpur investment company named Qeerad. (more…)

Deals, InspirAsia, Malaysia

October 6, 2016

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Golden Gate Ventures: the upcoming rise of M&A in ASEAN

By Liz Lee for DealstreetAsia Magazine,

Singapore-based early-stage venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures foresees the pace of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in Southeast Asia catapulting, as more institutional funds, protectionists economic policies and global funds look to expand their footprint in the region. (more…)

Analytics, Fintech news, Hong Kong, Indonesia, InspirAsia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

March 1, 2016

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India’s online financial marketplace BankBazaar expands into Singapore

By Sainul Abudheen K for e27.com

It is also looking at other growth markets in Asia, including Malaysia, the Philippines and the UAE (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, India, Malaysia, p2p/online lending, Philippines, Singapore

February 23, 2016

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Maybank-MaGIC collaborate to boost start-up businesses in Malaysia

Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has teamed up with Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) to boost start-ups in the financial services industry in ASEAN.

In a statement today, Maybank said it would leverage on MaGIC’s expertise, regional reach and resources to nurture local and regional start-ups. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, InspirAsia, Malaysia, Singapore

January 6, 2016

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Deals: Malaysia’s TABLEAPP secures Series A funding from Sea Unicorn, 500 Startups

By Liz Lee for Deal Street Asia

Malaysia-based dining reservation app, TABLEAPP, has raised a Malaysian Ringgit seven-digit round of Series A funding, led by Sea Unicorn with participation from 500 Startups, in October this year. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, InspirAsia, Malaysia, Pre-order services

January 1, 2016

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Maybank’s Fintech Startup Programme Garners Participation From 115 Tech Firms

DealStreetAsia: Malayan Banking Bhd‘s (Maybank) fintech startup programme, MaybankFintech has garnered participation of a total 115 technology startups, including 109 from the region since its launch at the end of May this year. (more…)

Fintech news, InspirAsia, Malaysia, news

July 29, 2015

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15 Southeast Asian Fintech Startups Worth Looking At

TECHINASIA: Vladislav Solodkiy, Life.SREDA VC: It has been almost 2 months since I relocated to Singapore. During this time I saw about 100 fintech projects at different stages. My last article was dedicated to 5 most promising mPOS-acquiring startups, and now I’d like to introduce 15 more projects. (more…)

Hotnews, InspirAsia, Malaysia, news, Philippines, Singapore

July 5, 2015

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Cuscapi’s Rev tablets roll out at Ministry of Food Singapore outlets

DIGITAL NEWS ASIA: CUSCAPI Bhd said that Ministry of Food Singapore Pte Ltd, a restaurant chain that kicked off in the city-state in 2006, has deployed Rev interactive self-ordering tablets at its outlets.   (more…)

InspirAsia, Malaysia, Pre-order services, Singapore

June 26, 2015

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Asian Crowdfunder Launches In Malaysia, Looking To Enter Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand

DEALSTREETASIA: Equity-based crowdfunding platform Asian Crowdfunder has launched its operations in Malaysia this month,  and is in the process of starting operations in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. The pan-Asian platform, which claims to be accessible to vetted accredited investors only, is founded by an international team of experienced and successful entrepreneurs and asset managers backed by decades of experience.

Fintech news, InspirAsia, Malaysia

June 20, 2015

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Fintech Startups Are A Threat To Banks. Here’s What Maybank Is Doing

TECHINASIA: When JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told the banks’ shareholders that Silicon Valley “[wants] to eat our lunch” – alluding to how tech startups are slowly taking away business from them – he’s not alone in that belief. Banks are feeling the heat from startups, which are working on various alternatives to traditional banking. Some banks are not taking it sitting down. (more…)

Fintech news, InspirAsia, Malaysia

April 17, 2015

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1337 Ventures teams up with Maybank in regional FinTech drive

E27.CO:  The initiative will start with a roadshow spanning four cities in April and culminate in a three-day idea validation bootcamp in Kuala Lumpur in June. (more…)

Fintech news, InspirAsia, Malaysia, news

March 26, 2015

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Maybank partners Maxis to introduce mPOS service for SMEs

THE ASIAN BANKER: Maybank has partnered with Maxis Berhad to launch the Maybank mPOS service which enables SMEs to leverage the benefits of wireless payment mobility for business growth. (more…)

Fintech news, InspirAsia, Malaysia, news, POS/mPOS and online acquiring

January 27, 2015