KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): Genting Hong Kong Ltd is selling its entire stake in Grand Banks Yachts to Genting Bhd chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (pictured) for HK$62.
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 23): Higher provisioning is expected to have a weakening effect on Malaysian banks' profitability in the fourth quarter of 2020 (4Q20), due to be released this week, given the need to cushion the economic and financial shocks from the Covid-19 pandemic.
In early December 2020, it was reported on online media that the house of a cash purchaser in Lunas, Kedah was auctioned off by the financing bank because the progress payments she made to the developer allegedly never reached the bank.
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 24): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has advised the public to exchange their defaced currency notes, tampered coins and demonetised currencies at any financial institutions.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 5): Besides loan moratorium, banks are offering an additional RM2 billion under the Penjana SME Financing to assist SMEs adversely impacted by Covid-19.
MoF: Banks to waive interest/profit charge for HP loans, fixed rate financing during moratorium period
KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has reached an agreement with the banking industry to waive additional interest or profit charges for hire purchase (HP) loans and Islamic fixed-rate financing for the six-month moratorium period in conjunction with the Covid-19 pandemic.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 27): In line with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s decision to grant an automatic moratorium on loan payments for six months following the escalation of the fallout of Covid-19, Malaysian banks are doing their bit by announcing that they will not compound interest and profit rates on their loans.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 27): Eleven members of the Association of Banks Malaysia (ABM) will contribute RM10 million to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) said its member banks are currently working out the full details of the proposed six-month moratorium on loan repayments to ensure they will be efficiently executed with minimum inconvenience to customers.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 20): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has announced a 100-basis-point cut in the statutory reserve requirement (SRR) ratio from 3% to 2%, effective March 20.