The deposit insurance system in Malaysia was launched in September 2005 and is managed by Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM). PIDM is a Government agency established under the Akta Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia 2005.
Deposit insurance is a system that protects depositors against the loss of their insured deposits placed with banks in the unlikely event of a bank failure. It is established by the Government to enhance the consumer protection framework and promote financial system stability. It is not related to or managed by general or life insurance companies. Generally, it is a Government sponsored scheme, although in certain countries it is sponsored by the banks.