1Vino Kurukullam, Author at CompareHero Malaysia

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The latest and the best financial news, tips and tricks.

eSports: A Career That Makes Millions

How many of you know what a Micro Genius is? If you do, you had an awesome childhood! Remember games like Super Mario, Donkey Kong, and (my absolute favorite) Contra? And if you were the younger sibling, chances are you were either Luigi in Super Mario or the dude with the blonde flat top hair […]

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Commuting Affordably In Kuala Lumpur On Rainy Days

Remember the good ol’ saying “Save up for a rainy day”?  We hear that advice so often but nobody ever told us not to spend all our ‘rainy day’ savings on rainy days.  Among the many ways the monsoon season affects us, one of the more prominent areas include commuting around. There’s a tendency to […]

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Pennywise, Not So Pound Foolish

Are you afraid of clowns? If you are, that’s probably thanks to PennyWise. The menacing dancing clown that eats children. Made famous from the 90s mini television series, IT made its way to the big screens in 2017. This adaption of Stephen King’s classic was an instant hit attributed to the great lore by the […]

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Budget Hacks for Deepavali 2019

While you munch on your murukku, have you thought about the amount of money you’re going to have to spend for Deepavali? Yeah, I know right? Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are ways to plan out your Deepavali shopping without breaking your bank account. When it comes to festivities, we tend to let […]

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Budget 2020: What Has Been Implemented?

Phew! Anticipation was through the roof as we diligently listened to what was broadcasted last Friday. I’m talking about the annual national budget that was tabled in Dewan Rakyat on October 11, 2019. With themes ‘Shared Prosperity’ and ‘Kemakmuran Bersama’ spearheading the highly-anticipated event, we were all eager to know if the proposed key initiatives […]

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FWD Takaful Launches Online Channel With FWD Protect

From left to right: Encik Wan Ahmad Najib Wan Ahmad Lotfi, Chief Strategy & Digital Distribution Officer, FWD Takaful Berhad, Encik Salim Majid Zain, Chief Executive Officer, FWD Takaful Berhad, Puan Sharifah Zarina Syed Osman, Chief Product Officer, FWD Takaful Berhad. FWD Takaful(FWD), Formerly known as HSBC Amanah Takaful Berhad) launched its FWD Protect Direct, […]

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Budget 2020: What Can We Expect?

Hello Malaysia! We’ve entered October and it only means that we get to see what’s in store for us next year when Lim Guan Eng, our Minister of Finance presents the annual budget on October 11, 2019. The annual national budget has been one of the most anticipated events for Malaysians year in, year out as […]

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Jobs with the Highest Starting Salaries for Fresh Graduates in Malaysia [2019]

“Dad, its Sunday. Can I have my allowance for the week, please? Oh, and may I have an extra RM200 since it’s my birthday week?” Does that sentence ring a bell? Those good ol’ days when money would magically appear whenever we call for it. Question: Does that magic still apply today? 😆 If it […]

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The MVPs of Malaysian Football

Malaysians are known to be football fanatics. Be it the World Cup or the Barclays Premier League, football or as the Americans say soccer is part of our lives. The sentence you’ve just read — although true — is sad, isn’t it? Yeah, I bet no one noticed or cared that I did not include Liga Super […]

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Best SME Fixed Deposits for 2019

Put your business savings to work with a top-rate term deposit. If your business has a lump sum of cash that you want to park in a short term investment option, business term deposits (or fixed deposits) are available from a range of Malaysian banks. This allows your company to increase returns with competitive interest […]

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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 did. […]

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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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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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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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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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Advancing SEA’s Billion-Dollar Ideas – WILD DIGITAL Southeast Asia 2019

Wild Digital Southeast Asia Conference is making its fifth comeback on the 3rd & 4th July 2019, bigger and wilder with a new theme “Advancing SEA’s Billion-Dollar Ideas”! This year, we expect 1000+ CEOs, founders and investors of leading tech companies from around Southeast Asia to attend our 2-day conference. Not to mention an impressive […]

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CFM Ensures Better Complaints Management

The Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) as an industry body designated by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in developing and implementing the General Consumer Code of Practice for the Communications and Multimedia Industry Malaysia (GCC) believes that consumer complaints would be promptly and efficiently managed through the Consumer First Pledge […]

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Hindari Belenggu ‘Hari Gaji

  Kebanyakkan rakyat Malaysia pernah mengalami situasi ini dimana mereka dibayar gaji pada hujung bulan dan mereka bercadang untuk membeli barangan kesukaan mereka. Akan tetapi, mereka tidak dapat berbuat demikian kerana gaji mereka hanya cukup untuk menampung sara hidup seperti membayar sewa rumah, bil telefon bulanan, dan sebagainya. Bagi segelintir rakyat Malaysia pula, mereka masih […]

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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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