A new economic policy for the Malays will be drawn to be based on the concept of shared prosperity.
ShopBack organizes the largest Online Travel Fair supported by Tourism Malaysia to reward travellers with bonuses and cashback.
Effective immediately, all EPF kiosks nationwide will only print a summary of members' EPF accounts.
The EPF and University of Malaya collaborated to create a comprehensive estimated guide to achieve an acceptable standard of living in Malaysia.
As part of a pilot programme, Putrajaya offers civil servants in selected departments flexible working hours.
The national health insurance scheme for B40 households is open for registration and claims starting 1 March.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that the RON95 petrol price will be capped at RM2.08 instead of the previous RM2.20.
The government will be looking into setting a more realistic minimum wage according to the different sectors of work.
RM100 financial aid will be disbursed to Malaysian students in institutions of higher learning at the end of March.
The government is in discussions with Gamuda Bhd to abolish tolls for four main highways and introduce a new charging system.
ASEAN’s first mobile-only bank targeting millennials, TMRW rolled out in Thailand.
From 1 April, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) is set to slash 20% of the KTM Komuter fares effective for one year.
Targeting affluent cardholders, the first-ever mobile concierge app in Malaysia allows cardholders to access concierge services on their phones.
The Finance Ministry will be allocating RM300mil for BSH to about three million unmarried individuals with RM100 each.
Grab's on-demand delivery service is now available in the Klang Valley following its beta testing phase in selected areas last year.
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affair Ministry is in the final phase of finalising eligible recipients for the targeted petrol subsidy programme.
At 6.15% and 5.9% for Syariah savings, the EPF dividend rates for 2018 have "surpassed expectations".
You can now use the Touch 'n Go eWallet's TNG Card feature at LKSA and SMART Tunnel, following its pilot phase at DUKE.
Ever wonder how much people are spending on Valentine’s Day? Mastercard Love Index’s annual study reveals all the sentimental spending rates.
PayPal Malaysia will be shutting down its Operations Centre by the end of 2019, but Malaysian customers will be able to continue using PayPal’s products and services as before.
The public can now enjoy a more convenient way of settling Petaling Jaya City Council-related bills during off-peak hours and days.
Malaysians who have undisclosed income kept in a bank account overseas should make use of the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme and declare it now.
Sensible car drivers may be rewarded with incentives or discounts in an effort to reduce the amount of road accidents.
Letters and emails have been sent out to ensure those earning RM4,000 and above declare their income and register as taxpayers under the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme.
From 1 January, 66,600 households registered under e-Kasih have received their monthly electricity bill rebate of RM40, but as many as 142,200 households have yet to register with utility companies.
Malaysia is another step closer to a cashless society with Rapid’s effort in going fully cashless from February onwards.
Tun Dr Mahathir has launched MySalam, which is a national insurance protection scheme catered to aid the lower-income group.
Police officers will be fining road users RM300 for comitting these six road offences during Op Selamat 14.
The Commercial Crime Investigation Department is requesting everyone to be careful of scammers asking for your TAC to authorise online transactions.
Bank Simpanan Nasional’s services faced a three-day major shutdown, including ATM, MyBSN, and in-branch services.
It was recently announced that Malaysians can now log on to Bantuan Sara Hidup’s (BSH) web portal to check on their eligibility to get BSH payment.
More people are saving with Private Retirement Schemes according to last year’s statistics compared to the previous years.
One of the most popular new year resolutions is to travel and see the world. Here's a couple of tips on how to save when you're travelling!
From January 2019, Malaysians who lose or damage their travel documents will be fined from RM300 to RM1,200.
Digi will be partnering with MPay and Mastercard on a new digital prepaid card that will be released first half of the year.
There are a lot of things that need to be done in this new year, including renewing these important documents!
The Malaysian government has decided to exempt the Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) for affordable homes from 2019.
Maxis & Hotlink are offering passes for RM3 per EPL match with HD streaming quality on your mobile phone!
The UOB ONE Card’s weekday cashback rates for all categories except petrol will be reduced to 0.2% for the coming year.
A new e-government service, MyPay, aims to be a one-stop platform for Malaysians to check information and make payments online.
Grab has introduced GrabClub, a monthly subscription plan for Grab services that allows users to save up to 55%!
Google has finally listed Malaysia as one of the countries available to purchase its Google Play Gift Cards.
The Malaysian government will be upgrading Streamyx subscriptions to Unifi by March 2019, for free!
If you are a CIMB Clicks user, you should change your passwords immediately. Here's the Why and the How.
PTPTN's new salary deduction mechanism will automatically deduct up to 15% of a borrower's monthly salary.
A price review is on the books for the Sime Darby Property group, especially for its unsold property units.
Airbnb has been in discussions with local authorities and ministries to implement foreigners to pay Tourism Tax during their stay in Malaysia.
PTPTN has announced that it will increase the salary threshold for the mandatory salary deduction for borrowers.
You can now pay for local taxis the digital way, using the TNG eWallet and pay for your fares without cash.
Investment? Retirement planning? Forget all that, here's why many Malaysians are spending their way into financial suicide.
A survey revealed that three out of ten working adults had to borrow money to buy essential goods in the past six months.
Malaysians will soon have new ways to pay at AEON outlets with the new AEON Member Plus Visa Card, and the new AEON e-Wallet.
The opposition party has unveiled a shadow budget which proposes the return of GST at 3%.
A survey has found Malaysians are living precariously thanks to our inability to manage our finances responsibly.
Find out about scams that seek out the elderly and what you can to stop your parents from becoming victims to potential fraudsters!
A national study has found that low-income households have little disposable income and consume less food, as the absolute income gap in Malaysia widens.
Tun Dr Mahathir says that among other measures, new taxes may be introduced to pay off the government debt.
Starting next year, the fee for the online driving license test will be reduced from RM27 to RM20.
According to a study by Bank Negara, civil servants spend 52% of their monthly salaries repaying debts, which is 20% higher than the national average.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Cabinet will be studying a proposal from the Ministry of Transportation regarding unlimited passes for public transportation rides.
The Government has announced that a new target petrol subsidy will be introduced early next year.
Local cosmetics entrepreneur Datuk Seri Vida’s cryptocurrency LaVida Coin has attracted the attention of the Securities Commission and Bank Negara.
Now, you can lodge an SST related complaint to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNKK) through a more user-friendly channel: WhatsApp.
Tenaga Nasional Berhad is running a pilot project in Melaka to test the viability of becoming a national broadband service provider.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Government is considering SST tax exemption for online business.
So, SST has kicked in but what does this mean for the prices at your regular store? Here’s what we found so far on any price changes or absorption of SST after 1 September.
Transport Ministry: Possible Incentives For Good Drivers; Almost 1,300 New AES Summonses Since 1 September
The Transport Ministry may offer discounts on car insurance for good drivers, and reiterated that there will no longer be discounts for issued summonses.
KTM Berhad will be discontinuing its token tickets for KTM Komuter in the near future, in favour of cashless transactions.
The government has announced a reduction of 10 sen per kg in the ceiling price for sugar – but is considering a soda tax to promote a healthier diet.
EPF recently identified a viral message that claimed some EPF members are entitled to a monetary incentive.
The public should do their part to help authorities take action against traders who raise prices unfairly following the introduction of SST.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke has announced that all outstanding summonses issued under the Automated Enforcement System (AES) will be cleared.
Parliament was informed that over 64,000 Malaysians have been declared bankrupt over the past five years.
Toll collection will continue as usual as the government has decided to postpone the abolishment of tolls nationwide.
With Maxis Zerolution360, you can lease a phone by paying monthly instalments for a period of two years, and it comes with protection and upgrade features too.
By the end of 2018, Astro customers will be able to watch football matches in Ultra HD. Read on to know more about the 4k Ultra HD service.
The prices of Proton vehicles are expected to increase once the Sales and Service Tax is implemented on 1 September.
Housewives in the target group will have their minimum RM5 monthly contribution to their EPF account matched with a RM40 monthly contribution by the government.
Everyone’s talking about Touch ’n Go RFID being used at Malaysian highway tolls soon – here’s what you need to know about it.
Acer has announced the arrival of two of its latest premium laptops in Malaysia: the Acer Swift 7 and the Switch 7 Black Edition.
Reports have found that there are 500,000 jobless Malaysians in the country, with a high percentage of them being young jobseekers.
According to a Visa survey, Malaysians are embracing the future of going cashless, with some even able to go up to three days without spending cash.
Grab has updated its commission structure in line with the new regulations set by the Ministry of Transportation.
It looks like Penang may be home to a low-cost carrier airport terminal in the next one or two years.
The government has tabled the necessary Bills to abolish GST and introduce the implementation of SST.
Xiaomi's newly-launched Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite smartphones could possibly be the best value for money smartphones in Malaysia.
Those who are looking to buy cars during the tax holiday may end up paying SST, thanks to a combination of huge demand and shortage of stocks.
All PTPTN borrowers have until 25 July to update their personal information as part of its efforts to allow loan deferment policies for those earning below RM4000 a month.
The government has approved the continuation of the LRT 3 Project after the total project cost was cut by 47%.
The Finance Minister has announced that the bill setting the SST rate at 10% for sales and 6% for services is expected to be passed next month.
GST has been zero-rated, so why are there mamak outlets who are raising their prices instead?
After the Court of Appeal dismissed Tealive’s application for a stay of execution, the Federal Court granted it on 16 July.
Grab and other e-hailing services will now have to play an even game with rival taxi companies as the Ministry of Transport rolls out new regulations.
Samsung has announced a new device upgrade program for its flagship smartphone. But does the Samsung Yearly Upgrade Program actually save you money?
It's important to have good credit if you want to be able to take out big loans. Here is our quick guide to building good credit with or without a credit card!
After the shocking discovery of a five month old baby's body in a babysitter's freezer, the Government has announced that all government agencies will be equipped with childcare facilities by Jan 2019.
MR DIY has launched its online store, along with promotions and shop-and-win contests. Could this be a good thing or a bad thing for your wallet?
CUEPACS has proposed that civil servants should contribute to the Tabung Harapan. Read on to know more about the proposal.
Cheap internet for all Malaysians will soon become a reality, as TM has announced new broadband plans that will not only be significantly cheaper, but faster too.
Chatime has the upper hand following the Court of Appeal’s grant of an injunction against Loob Holding, but Tealive’s lawyers aren’t giving up any time soon.
Socso contributions are meant to protect employees from accidents at work, but too few taxi and e-hailing drivers have been registered for this coverage.
PTPTN's monthly collections saw a sharp drop in May 2018, no thanks to the "wait and see" attitude of Malaysians.
Minister Gobind Singh champions the benefits of a multi-player market ahead of his meeting with Astro next week.
Donations to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia have surged past the RM100 million mark within less than a month after its launch. How amazing is that?
Alibaba continues to strengthen ties with Malaysia through the opening of its first Southeast Asia office in Bangsar South, officiated by CEO Jack Ma.
Great news for those who are driving home this Hari Raya! Two major highways will see a 50% discount on toll charges just in time for Balik Kampung.
As efforts to encourage cashless transactions in Malaysia increase, some traditional locations have begun to embrace new technology.
WeChat Pay, one of the world's biggest mobile payment systems, is now rolling out to users in Malaysia.
The federal has allocated RM3 Billion to finance fuel subsidies and retain the retail price of the RON95 petrol and diesel
Another e-wallet app has been launched in Malaysia. Is GrabPay the best of the lot so far?
OCBC Bank recently unveiled Singapore's first Instant Account Opening Service. Find out what makes this service special.
No more Touch n Go cards in the future? Sure seems like it.
Contributions to Malaysia's Tabung Harapan fund show no signs of slowing down, judging by the latest donation figures revealed by the Ministry of Finance.
Election day is a busy time for citizens of Malaysia looking to fulfill their civic duty. But it's also a good time for you to make an extra ringgit or two by doing these things.
How do you do your income tax when you have more than one position in a single year of assessment? We'll show you how!
On this edition of our series of articles on SME businesses, we attempt to help you answer one of the most important questions about a business: what are you selling?
Tax benefits, deductibles, and exceptions can really help your SME business out... if you know which ones to look out for and take advantage of!
Don’t let the complexity of income tax filing prevent you from doing your E-Filing . Read on as we reveal the answers to the frequently asked questions for Malaysian income tax.
Occasionally, you may have a few questions on certain items that may confuse you whether it is tax deductible. In this article, we will address some of these confusions.
With Malaysia's EPF announcing a 6.9% dividend payout, discover what does this means to you as a EPF contributor and what are the things that you can do with it.
There are plenty of tips out there on how to get the best interest rates for your loans, so we've compiled the best ones for you right here!
You can now check the status of your BR1M application with the newly-released Semakan BR1M app, available on iOS and Google Play.
Here's one more financially related new year's resolution you can try: keeping your credit score healthy. How and why should you do so? Read on and find out!
Federal handouts are great, so why not extend this to a monthly basis and get paid by the government just for being a citizen? Let's explore what a Universal Basic Income is and how it might work (or not) in Malaysia!
So you think your finances are secure? Secure enough to survive a major war? If not, we have some tips and strategies on how to help!
Want to know what's new about Budget 2018 compared to the previous year's? Check out our in depth comparison infographic and see the differences yourself!
Is shopping on sale really helping you to save money? Find out the ugly truth of sales and the hidden traps laid out by retailers here!
What does the insurance cover? Is it good or bad for you? Why is it compulsory? We lay out everything about the Employee Insurance Scheme right here.
Have you ever wondered what you need to prepare to apply for a loan if you're self-employed? Check out our tips on improving your loan approval chances as a self-employed applicant here!
Ever wondered what banks and lenders look at before deciding to approve your credit card or loan application? Find out now!
It’s already mid-year, how are your financial goals coming along? Find out how to plan out your finances and make your dreams come true with BSN MyRinggit/i Personal financing now!
Ever wondered how you can save on interest for your credit cards and loans? Find out our top interest-saving tips and start saving your precious cash today!
Ever wondered how institutions and companies benefit from giving out study grants that cost them up to hundreds of thousands in Ringgit? We explore the illuminating benefits of giving out scholarships!
Should you invest the funds in your EPF account in a unit trust fund? Find out as we review the pros and cons of the EPF investment schemes!
There are more than a handful of ways to finance your continuing education.. but which of them is the right one for you?
Find out if it really pays to be loyal to your favourite stores and how you can take advantage of loyalty programmes to get more bang for your buck!
Did you know you can file your taxes over the internet? Well here is how to do exactly that, with step-by-step instructions!
Starting a new business but unsure of the differences between a private limited company, public limited company, sole proprietorship, and partnership? This article should help set you straight!
Before you walk down the aisle, take some time to talk to your future spouse about the thing that makes the world go round – that’s right – M-O-N-E-Y!
Ever lent your money to a close friend or family member... and had the money paid back to you? If you haven't, we have some tips that may be useful for you!
Going to KLCC but frightened of the scary-high parking rates? You are not alone! We’re hooking you up with some of the cheapest parking options available.
Thinking of working with more freedom and flexibility? Then freelancing or part-time jobs might be your cup of tea! But how do they compare? Find out as we pit one ‘freewheeling’ job against the other.
It is always nice to have a little unexpected money back in your pockets and it would be even nicer to indulge in these extra returns. Before you do that, here are a few reasons why you should hang on to it for a little while.
Would you port over to Maxis or opt out from their proposed packages? We sought to simplify all mobile data figures to help you make a better decision.
Ever considered earning side income from the Malaysian wedding circuit? Some thrive off of it full-time. We reveal how you can get a slice of the cake too!
The whole borrowing and lending money shebang with friends or family can turn out pretty ugly. There now is an app to systematically keep track and dispel the awkwardness!
Our writer took on the 'gruelling' task of testing out 4 types of premium seat tickets at 3 different cinema chains. This is what he has to say about them.
If the sight of numerous empty shelves are anything to go by; Malaysians did succumb to GST buying fever over the weekend. But as today is GST D-Day and bulk buying no longer an option - how will you deal?
With an increasing number of Malaysians citing concern about the sufficiency of their retirement funds, we explore the pros and cons of bolstering your retirement funds with a voluntary additional EPF or PRS contributions.
You've heard the terms RON 95 and 97 as types of petrol in the media so often but do you really know what the difference between the two is and why one costs more than the other?
Got beef with a bank or insurance company that can't be resolved? Don't sit around and sulk, get off your behind and make a complaint to these departments!
Much has been said about the oncoming GST. PwC hopes to clarify the situation with regards to price increases in their article.
In one fell swoop the Malaysian Treasury has announced measures that will further contribute to your empty pocket syndrome.
As we enter the second week of November, the year end is not a far from sight. Here are 3 things you can do for your finances before 2015 draws to a close.
Have you been so dirt broke you never thought you'd see the light at the end of the tunnel? Don't worry - the experience of being broke likely brought you some good money lessons.
Just two days ago, the government announced it wanted to help counter the rising cost of living and help stimulate the economy. We look at the measures in turn.
It's never too late to start saving. Take a look at some of the lessons we've learned from saving later and how you can play financial catch-up!
Flexible working hours, and working from home...That sounds like heaven doesn't it? If you have decided to turn to a career in freelance for the first time, here is a brief guide to make the most out of your chosen career path.
Its Throwback Thursday and we're revisiting a post that made quite a few people think. Two years on and we asked the question again; can you really survive on just RM10 daily in a post- GST Klang Valley?
LHDN has begun accepting filing submissions for income tax 2014 along with a new mode of payment: credit cards. But not everyone is pleased.
Taking on a new job as a full-time parent allows you to have your child under your watch. But is your household financial health able to bear the cost of a halved income?
Happy 2015 everyone! Whilst some of you may be aware that these are happening - we've compiled some of the big changes that will be affecting your money in 2015. You'll want to remember these in your yearly finance plans!
It's Christmas Eve; and if you haven't a present purchased yet, you're not alone. Some folks are giving up gift-giving and here are the reasons why.
The holidays can be an expensive time even if you plan everything well. But when you don't, you risk losing a lot more than you bargained for. Here are 5 money blunders people make during the holidays and how you can avoid them.
Everyone is out to get your money! Conmen aren't scrupulous. So how do you avoid getting scammed? We look at some of the biggest cons in history to see what we can learn from the best tricksters that ever were.
Having a joint account is useful when paying collective bills but in the event of death or divorce - what happens to your money? Here is what you need to know to avoid getting locked out from your joint account
Media has been abuzz with snippets on the Auditor General's Report for 2013. How has our Ministries been spending public funds? We take a 'light' look at some of the highlights of the report.
Much has been said about the fresh graduate salary of RM2,500 but should it be a question of something as subjective and open to opinion as 'enough'? Is RM2,500 really enough to live on?
Social media has made easier than ever for businesses to reach their target market. But who thought we'd see the day when a dating app would be used to recruit downlines for an MLM business? Truth is stranger than fiction.
Do you have a property or two that you’re thinking of selling? In that case, you should know more about Real Property Gains Tax, or RPGT, in Malaysia.
Smoking kills – your bank account! Find out just how rich you would be if you save up instead of condemning your lungs! You might save enough to buy a Ferrari!
Having trouble deciding which career path to take? We might just have something that could help you out! Let's take a look at the 5 best paying fresh graduate jobs in Malaysia in 2014.
An honest look at the MyHome Scheme, which has just been announced. Will it help lower income earners buy property at last?
Armed with a backpack and all the money he had left to his name, 30 year old Jason David trekked through the wilds of Mongolia to the cities of Europe, fulfilling a lifetime dream.
The New Year is a great time for fresh starts. Begin 2014 on better financial footing by making these five basic money moves now.
Armed with just RM10, we sought to answer a tricky question: Could one survive a workday in the Klang Valley with only this much money?
This week guest contributor Kris from Knowthymoney shares his secrets about ways to grow your personal finance know-how!
With the festive season coming up expectation of people spending right up until Chinese New Year is high.
The BR1M will be seeing an increased amount and method of disbursement changed
In a bid to start educating the young on money, the Malaysian Education Ministry are in talks with Bank Negara to teach financial literacy to primary school students.
EPF is our go-to source for money when we reach retirement age. Did you know that new rules will be implemented in January 2014?
The government announced that by midnight tonight, RON95 and diesel fuel prices will rise to RM2.10 and RM2.00 respectively.
Thinking up different kinds of sources being the food of the future? One of them could be a lab-grown burger but it would have to be way more affordable than the current tag.
The ringgit falls to a three year low, leaving parents of and students abroad in a pinch over increasing costs of living.
Prominent blogger and personal finance guru, KC Lau guest posts on RinggitPlus to tell you how to find the best personal financial adviser for your needs.
Its Father's Day this weekend. If you haven't figured out what to get Dad and the balance is running low: check out our handy ideas for father's day on a budget.