Thriving M’sian fintech sector demands expert attention for challenges ahead.

January 15, 2024
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The fintech sector in Malaysia is experiencing significant growth and has a promising future, supported by government initiatives and a strong financial infrastructure, according to experts. The Malaysia fintech market is expected to expand from RM187.51 billion in 2023 to RM386.4 billion by 2028, with a compound annual growth rate of 15.56%. Challenges in the sector include talent gap and competition from neighboring fintech hubs, such as Singapore and Indonesia. To sustain its growth, Malaysia needs to streamline regulations and focus on key sectors like e-payments, crowdfunding, and wealth management. Malaysian consumers are embracing fintech solutions, particularly mobile payments and digital banking, due to government-led initiatives and improved internet infrastructure. The future of fintech in Malaysia is expected to be driven by the integration of cutting-edge technologies like AI, blockchain, and big data. Market expansion will focus on bridging the digital divide in rural areas and empowering small and medium-sized enterprises. Regulatory challenges and financial inclusion are areas that need attention to ensure fair access and consumer protection. While fintech solutions are benefiting certain groups, there are still challenges for others, including the elderly, rural populations with connectivity issues, and low-income individuals. Bridging this gap requires targeted financial inclusion initiatives and simplified interfaces. Continuous efforts are needed to streamline regulations, foster innovation, and fortify Malaysia’s position as a leading fintech hub in Southeast Asia.

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