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MALAYSIA, FinTech News, 7 March 2018 –It’s been a great journey being part of Malaysia first FinTech Award we’re proud to have been one of the 4 judges appointed to help recognize the achievements and the progress of the fintech industry in Malaysia, the award was first announced on the 16th October 2017 and was open to public voting from 17th October 2017 till 26th January 2018. During that period 89 nominations, 15,000 public votes were received for the 13 categories.

While during the judging process there were some clear winners, many of the shortlisted finalist were neck in neck in terms of the scoring.

Here are the winners for the Malaysia FinTech Awards 2018:


FinTech Innovation of the Year – Maybank

FinTech Personality of the Year – Domenic Fuda, Group Managing Director, Hong Leong Bank

FinTech Marketing Campaign of The Year – Maybank

Prominent Banking App of The Year – Maybank


Prominent Application Infrastructure – Thomson Reuters

Prominent Cashless System – iPay88

Prominent in Wealth, Asset & Investment Management of the Year – HelloGold

Prominent Marketplace of the Year – Jirnexu

Most Popular Advertisement of the Year – Boost

Prominent Enterprise of the Year – Sedania As Salam Capital

Prominent Personality of the Year – Shamsul Jafni Shafie, CEO & Co-Founder, pitchIN

FinTech Startup of the Year – MoneyMatch

FinTech Company of the Year – Rakuten Trade

We went on the sidelines to speak to some of the winners to get their comments on winning the awards.

Shamsul Jafni Shafie, CEO, Co-Founder pitchIN:

“There’s many others that have done their fair share for the fintech ecosystem in Malaysia. And there will be many more who will step up in the near future. I am happy to play my small role and humbled by the recognition”. said Sam Shafie the winner of the Prominent Personality of the Year Award.

Adrian Yap CEO, MoneyMatch:

“This is a great win for our company and it further cements our belief that we have a product that the market wants. We have built an amazing team and they work tirelessly to get the company to where it needs to go. This win validates their enormous effort thus far and I am confident that we can achieve even greater things in the near future”. said Adrian Yap, CEO of MoneyMatch which won the FinTech Startup of the Year Award

Datuk Chay, Chairman, Rakuten Trade:

“Rakuten Trade is Kenanga Group’s first venture into the fintech space. It was established to fulfill a great market need with the aim to further digitalise the equities broking landscape”. said Datuk Chay Wai Leong, Chairman of Rakuten Trade who bagged the grand prize of FinTech Company of the Year.

We would like to once again congratulate the winners of the Malaysia FinTech Award and we are hopeful to see more new innovative fintech companies to be recognised next year.

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