A Malaysian team won MasterCard’s Masters of Code global hackathon by building a software platform to manage the salaries of foreign domestic workers, but that’s just the start.
Bank Simpanan Nasional has introduced a Virtual Teller Machine service across Malaysia to serve customers via live virtual banking.
Skolafund aims to be the biggest education financing platform in Asia by helping underprivileged students pay their fees via crowdfunding.
Jewel Paymentech wants to help banks perform proper due diligence on e-commerce operators using technology, writes Benjamin Cher.
P2P lending is gaining traction in Singapore, with local startup Funding Societies having disbursed S$2.4mil worth of loans in the few months since its official launch.
Asean has enormous opportunities for organisations able to deliver financial services readily and cheaply to ‘unbanked’ consumers, writes Krupal Raval of Digital Realty.
Singapore-based fintech startup goSwiff is looking to cover all the POS bases for merchants, from online to offline transactions, and will be seeking its first public fundraising round.
Next Bank has launched its KL chapter, saying it intends to bring together banks and fintech startups in Malaysia.
KL-founded CompareAsia expanded to seven other Asian markets but lost its focus on its home base of Malaysia. It now plans to rectify this mistake.
Institutional investors and high net worth individuals have an entire army of analysts ready to inform them when a target price has been hit. The average retail investor now has Call Levels to back him or her up.