- HelloGold’s gold savings mobile solution to be showcased as a successful example of affordable and alternative financial services for the underserved.
- HelloGold and GoGet are the two Malaysian companies selected to present at a UNSG’s Task Force summit.
Kuala Lumpur, Sept. 23rd 2019 — Malaysia’s HelloGold has been invited to present at the United Nations Secretary-General’s (UNSG) Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals’ premiere event during the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The fintech startup will be presenting to 200 high-profile guests from leading public, corporate and international institutions.
HelloGold was selected through the “Digital Finance for Sustainable Development Goals Challenge”, that was organized by UNCDF FinLab, and is one of two Malaysian companies that have been invited to present at the summit. The challenge included judges from UNCDF, Bank Negara Malaysia, MDEC, and MaGIC.
“Within Malaysia, there are a growing number of innovative solutions harnessing emerging technologies to improve the financial health of low and moderate-income earners. We are pleased to support these efforts through UNCDF FinLab and excited to have Malaysian companies represented on a global platform. HelloGold, by offering accessible and alternative savings, sets an example with their contribution towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 10.”
– April Khor, UNCDF Digital Innovation Specialist
“Good Servant, Poor Master: Capturing the Promise and Managing the Risk of Financial Technology for a Sustainable World” Summit
The summit is organized by the UNSG’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals to recognise successful efforts in emerging markets towards digital financial inclusion. It will bring together forward-looking business and world leaders to share the possibilities offered by financial technologies.
“It is an honour to represent HelloGold at this prestigious summit for financial inclusion”, said Ita Jalaluddin, Country Head of Malaysia who will be presenting at the event on behalf of HelloGold.
“A key challenge faced by most in emerging markets is access to financial products and services. The most vulnerable among us have no option but to save in cash, leaving many exposed to today’s currency fluctuations and inflation.
Gold is the safest way to protect the hard-earned savings of the unbanked and the underserved and HelloGold is committed to providing universal access to the world’s oldest store of wealth. Anytime. Anywhere.”
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HelloGold is an award-winning fintech start-up that creates simple and accessible financial products starting with gold. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Malaysia, HelloGold built the world’s first Shariah-compliant gold mobile application that changes the way you save, redeem and send investment-grade gold. At HelloGold, we believe that gold protects savings and we’ve made it our mission that everyone should have access to it in an affordable and secure way.
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