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Grab Daily Insurance (GDI) For e-Hailing Drivers

Under the government’s current e-hailing regulations, Grab drivers are required to get an e-hailing insurance add-on on top of their existing private motor insurance policy. Grab Daily Insurance (GDI) is a really flexible and affordable solution as drivers need only pay for coverage when they need it. It removes the need to pay for an […]

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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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The T20, M40 And B40 Income Classifications in Malaysia

Malaysians are categorised into three different income groups: Top 20% (T20), Middle 40% (M40), and Bottom 40% (B40). This is based on the Department of Statistics’ (DOSM) Household Income and Basic Amenities (HIS/BA) survey of 2016. HIS/BA is conducted twice every five years and DOSM is currently conducting the 2019 survey nationwide. Over the years, […]

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It’s Good To Be A Selangorian!

Cozy neighborhood, amenities within a stone’s throw are just two things to describe Selangor. What if I told your there’s 13 more! Lets dive straight into some of the perks being a Selangorian.

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Top 6 Japanese Buffets Within RM100

Who doesn’t love Japanese food? It’s one of those cuisines that we’re always in the mood for all-you-can-eat buffets in KL. Bring on the sashimi, fresh oysters, teppanyaki, teriyaki, don, and sushi.

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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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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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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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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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Revisions to Credit Card Minimum Monthly Payments: Citibank, HSBC, Hong Leong bank

Making the minimum monthly payment on your credit card is something that should never happen, but sometimes life deals us a heavy hand. To discourage people from making minimum monthly payments (or spending past their repayment ability), a few banks have made revisions to their terms & conditions. Read on to find out.

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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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Mid-Year Giveaway – 10 iPhone XS to be given away!

Stand a chance to win an iPhone Xs! (23 – 25 July) Here’s how you can stand a chance to get the iPhone Xs (worth RM4,999!), on top of our monthly promotion gift! Apply for a new Standard Chartered credit card Activate it (and don’t forget to redeem the monthly gift!) Tune in to our […]

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RHB’s New High Tech Credit Cards Features Dynamic Codes

RHB Banking Group (RHB) has launched the RHB Rewards Motion Code Credit Card, featuring a dynamic card verification value (CVV) security code that regularly refreshes automatically. Acting head of retail banking, Nazri Othman said RHB expects its new credit card issuance to increase by 15 per cent annually with the launch of the high-tech credit […]

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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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5 Stages of Financial Independence

Where are you on the journey to financial freedom? Financial freedom is something many of us aspire to: the ability to never worry about money, have the option to quit your job without repercussions, or retire early and spend your time doing what you truly love instead of doing what pays the bills. But how far […]

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More Lounge Access for Standard Chartered WorldMiles World Mastercard Cardholders

There’s a slight revision to cardholders of Standard Chartered’s WorldMiles World Mastercard credit card. It basically gives you more access to airport lounges. Effective 1st August 2019, cardholders of the credit card will be able to gain access to four different airport lounges. KLIA Plaza Premium Lounge (24 hours) Flight Club (24 hours) klia2 Plaza […]

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Maybank Air Miles – Redeem up to 2,000,000 Air Miles per year

As of 1st August 2019, a Maybank credit card holder may redeem up to a maximum of 2,000,000 Air Miles per the calendar year regardless of any airlines. These Air Miles can then be used for redemption of Enrich Miles with Malaysia Airlines, or even KrisFlyer Miles with Singapore Airlines too. On top of all that, enjoy […]

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Countries Malaysians Can Travel to Visa Free in 2019 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Updated on 5th July 2019 Travelling is becoming a hobby for most Malaysians, especially of the Gen Y (millennials). It is understandable as travel is becoming affordable with flights getting cheaper and the availability of Airbnb removing the costs of expensive hotels rates. Not to mention the minimalist travelling style today; a backpack is all […]

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