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.

The programme, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, entries from far-flung areas such as Tunisia, Ukraine, Chile and the United States, the 21 startups shortlisted for the final session were from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan.

Maybank Group chief strategy officer Michael Foong said MaybankFintech is a great opportunity for Maybank, Malaysia’s largest lender by asset size, to harness the startups ecosystem regionally and to acquire the best innovation ideas in financial technology.

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