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Is Car Insurance Compulsory in Malaysia?

Simple answer, yes. At the very least, you must buy and renew a third party car insurance on an annual basis in order to get and renew your road tax for your vehicle.  However, there is additional coverage available based on your preferences such as windshield and flood coverage.  

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Takaful Insurance: Everything You Need To Know

Want the best deal for insurance coverage? We compare Takaful and conventional insurance to help you decide which is best for your needs. Here is a complete guide on Takaful insurance so you can broaden your insurance options.

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Best Credit Cards For Free Airport Lounge Access

  Updated August 23 2019 Remember ‘The Terminal’, the things Tom Hanks did being stranded in the airport. Well, If you travel a lot for work or leisure, you’re bound to spend a big chunk of your time at airports. Fortunately, with certain credit cards, you don’t have to emulate some of the things Tom Hanks […]

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The Best Credit Cards for Different Income Groups – 2019 Edition

Having a credit card can be a boon, especially when you are strapped for cash and you need to make important payments. However, the wrong credit card can do you more harm than good. Therefore, identifying the best credit card for your income level is vital to prevent yourself from ending up neck deep in debt.

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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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FWD Takaful Bhd Set To Change The Way People Feel About Takaful

FWD Takaful Berhad (“FWD Takaful”) officially launched its brand today and introduced its vision to change the way people feel about Takaful. Marking FWD Group’s (“FWD”) ninth market in just five years, the brand will leverage FWD’s strength and expertise in the insurance and protection business to cement its position locally as a family Takaful […]

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How Much Money Should You Give Back To Your Parents?

It’s an Asian thing to do, giving parents money. For most of us, our parents worked hard to bring us up, and in those years, they would have spent a large chunk of their hard earned money on us. Therefore, the least a child can do upon entering the workforce is to provide their parents […]

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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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Ultimate Guide On Using Credit Cards Responsibly

Credit cards can either make your life a lot easier, or more difficult. In this ultimate guide, you will find everything you need to know about using your credit card in an effective and responsible manner and the best practices of money management.

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A First For Local Banks: UnionPay Credit Card by AmBank!

AmBank, one of Malaysia’s largest banks has launched the new Platinum UnionPay credit card, a first from a local bank in the Malaysian credit card market. You read right, the first!

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Best Cinema Credit Cards in Malaysia

Updated on 4th July 2019 Calling all movie fanatics! You should already know by now that 2019 is going to be the glorious year for the ‘Supermovies’. We believe that everyone wants to be the first to watch the much-anticipated blockbuster films. However, purchasing a single premier ticket is already costly let alone tons of […]

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How is Your Maximum Loan Amount Calculated?

Planning to apply for a personal loan at your local bank? A personal loan can help you raise money in a flash, whether it’s for buying a new home or funding a vacation in Europe. The catch is that while personal loans can be used for a wide range of general purposes, they’re trickier to […]

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U Mobile Unveils A Comprehensive Fintech Ecosystem With Digital Financial Services Consisting Of Gopayz And Gobiz

U Mobile Sdn Bhd (“U Mobile”), the data-centric and multiple award-winning telco, today announced that it would be rolling out a fintech ecosystem this July. The comprehensive ecosystem will be the telco’s first foray into the fintech world and it consists of two distinct platforms, GoPayz and GoBiz. GoPayz is a universal e-wallet offering digital […]

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Money Lessons I Learned From My Dad

My dad, or Pa, is a huge part of my life, and it only makes sense to talk about him this week. Happy Fathers Day! If it weren’t for my father, I would probably be worse with money. Then again, I think I’d probably be worse at a lot of things if it weren’t for […]

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14 Lazy Habits That Are Costing Malaysians Money

You’ve experienced it: Halfway through the month, you decide to check your spending – and you’re surprised: “Where did I spend my money ah?” It’s very likely a lazy habit that’s costing you money. Be it you’re being a complete sloth in managing your budget or just not putting effort into your savings; it could […]

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Why Should You Have More Than One Credit Card

Is It Good To Have Multiple Credit Cards? In today’s era of digital and cashless transactions, credit cards became a way of life. The big question is – should we have multiple credit cards? The most common school of thought will say NO – since credit card is always associated with mounting debts. However, this […]

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7 Reasons Your Takaful Claim Was Declined

  Among the many reasons of having a Takaful coverage is to ensure you and your family will not be financially burdened with medical bills should anything happen.

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5 Tips To Stop Living Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque

  Updated on 17 April 2019 Are you tired of living between pay cheques and want to head towards financial freedom? Follow these 5 tips on how to break away from that dreadful cycle!

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Money Lessons You Can Learn From Game Of Thrones

On the surface, Game of Thrones appears to be nothing more than a violence-packed medieval fantasy. But one slash from a Valyrian steel sword soon reveals that the series carries some heavy financial lessons. Yes, between all the scheming and slaughter, financial planning and money management lessons from the houses and characters is something that […]

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