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CompareHero’s parent, CompareAsiaGroup raises US$20M in Series B1 funding led by Experian

An effort to bridge the financial inclusion gap in Asia – a milestone in the Fintech Industry CompareAsiaGroup (CAG), parent company to CompareHero.my, has secured US$20 million in Series B1 investment, led by London-based consumer credit giant and global information services company, Experian. This investment comes at the backdrop of our Hong Kong-based headquarters to enhance […]

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Citibank Application is Now 100% Online – What Does This Mean?

Say goodbye to physical paper forms when you sign up for a Citibank credit card; Citibank is now utilizing a fully digital application process. This means a faster and more convenient process for you! Read on to find out how. CompareHero.my 2-Step Digital Form Citibank 6-Step Digital Form When you apply for a Citibank credit […]

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National Strategy for Financial Literacy 2019-2023

In our previous article on the National Strategy for Financial Literacy 2019-2023, we briefly touched on the five strategies that were the main focus of the entire plan. In this article, we dive deeper into what they actually contain. “This National Financial Literacy Strategy” is essential for developing a sustainable society make wise financial decisions to […]

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Highlight of Consumer Credit Law at National Strategy for Financial Literacy Launch

In line with the Government’s effort to uplift the financial literacy amongst Malaysians, Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad launched the National Strategy for Financial Literacy 2019-2023 which sets out priorities and actionable plans to equip Malaysians with the knowledge to make informed financial decisions and to nurture healthy attitudes in financial management.

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Ultimate Guide To Credit Scores

Credit History? Credit Report? Credit Score? What does it all mean? A credit history is a record of the credit accounts you hold along with details about those accounts including: the type of account, your responsibility on the account (e.g. whether you were a joint borrower), the credit limit or amount of the loan, the […]

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CIMB, OCBC, & RHB Reduces Their Base Rates & Base Lending Rates

Responding to the move of Bank Negara’s reduction of the OPR to 3%, CIMB, OCBC, and RHB are reducing their own base rates and base lending rates (BLR) by as low as 0.25%. This move will see lower loan interest rates and, unfortunately, lower fixed deposit rates as well.

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Guide to Calculating Flat Rate Interest and Reducing Balance Rate

We often stumble across the terms “Flat Rate Interest” and “Reducing Balance Rate” when applying for loans, but do we truly understand the difference between the two types of interest? Although these terms may sound like financial jargons, they are relatively simple to understand. The truth is most of us take the easy route and […]

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2019 OPR Cuts: What Does This Mean For Malaysians? [UPDATED]

Updated 8 May 2019. The OPR is an overnight interest rate set by BNM. It is a rate a borrower bank has to pay to a leading bank for the funds borrowed. The OPR, in turn, has an effect on employment, economic growth and inflation. It is an indicator of the health of a country’s […]

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RHB Launches Multi-Currency Debit Card Supporting 13 Foreign Currencies

KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Banking Group launched the country’s first multi-currency debit cards, which provide access to 13 foreign currencies alongside the ringgit. The cards come in the form of RHB Multi Currency Visa Debit Card and RHB Premier Multi Currency Visa Debit Card. The foreign currencies supported are: US dollar, Canadian dollar, euro, Japanese yen, […]

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Perbezaan Diantara Kadar Keuntungan dan Kadar Faedah

Adakah anda tahu perbezaan antara kewangan Islam dan kewangan konvensional? Beberapa kemungkinan menyatakan bahawa pinjaman Islamik melarang urus niaga yang berteraskan faedah. Ianya nampak seperti mudah untuk difahamkan tetapi sekiranya kadar faedah ini dilarang, bagaimana pula seseorang memperoleh keuntungan di awal pelaburan. Sebelum kita beralih ke topik seterusnya, mari kita fahami dahulu ringkasan sejarah berkenaan […]

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What Is A CTOS & CCRIS Report And What’s Their Difference?

Everytime you’ve applied for a financial product, you may have heard the terms CCRIS or CTOS thrown around, more so when you apply for loans. And if you’ve never quite understood what those terms mean or don’t know the difference between the two, we’ve simplified it for you here and listed why they are so […]

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Find Out What These Credit Reporting Agencies Say About Your Credit History

If you have ever applied for loans, you might have heard about this term that gives quite a headache to some people – “credit history”. The bigger the loan that you’re applying for, the stricter banks are going to be when they analyze your credit history. But what exactly is “credit history”?

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Maybank: Service Charge for Card & Loan Repayments begin 1 October 2019

Maybank has issued a notice stating that there will be service charges for credit card and loan or financing repayments that are done over-the-counter (OTC) starting 1st October 2019. There will be a fee of RM2 or RM0.50 for each transaction. For credit card and loan or financing repayments done over the counter at a […]

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Interest Rates: Nominal meets Real meets Effective

As we have already seen inflation can be a tricky monster. When looking at interest, there is a nominal interest rate and a real interest rate. And then, there is also the effective interest rate, at which we will have a closer look at.

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How Much Do You Know About Islamic Finance?

Islamic financing is on the rise, however what are the differences between Islamic financing models and conventional financing in Malaysia? Find out here!

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What Is Your Net Worth?

We are sure you have heard of the term ‘net worth’ at least once, especially when Forbes magazine announces their Richest List disclosing net worth of the world’s billionaires. The interesting thing is, regular people like you and I have net worth too! And you should know your net worth as it’s a snapshot of your financial […]

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The Basic of Islamic Banking

Islamic banking which is also known as “Sharia compliant finance”, meaning banking activity that is consistent with the principles of Sharia- the moral code and religious law of Islam.

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UnionPay – The Leading Global Payment Network

  Most Malaysians are familiar with the terms “Visa’”, “Mastercard”, and ”Amex” whether they are a debit or credit cardholders. For those who haven’t heard of them, these are the payment technology companies that allow banks and merchants to transact through users (you and every other debit/credit cardholders).

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9 Sistem Pembayaran Online (Digital Cashless) Di Malaysia

Perkembangan terkini menyaksikan Malaysia bakal menuju kerarah masyarakat tanpa tunai secara menyeluruh menjelang tahun 2050. Walaupun tarik itu masih 32 tahun lagi, platform pembayaran digital di Malaysia berkembang pesat bagai cendawan tumbuh selepas hujan.

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这9个电子钱包,你用过了吗?

马来西亚似乎正在迈向2050年成为一个无现金社会 (cashless society)。尽管距离还有32年的时间,但我们已经目睹了马来西亚数字支付平台的蓬勃发展。目前,已经实行着电子钱包的国家包括新加坡,荷兰和法国。在中国和印度这些国家也更是带领着全球迈向电子交易了。

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