Banking

ICBM, Malaysian 3rd Cooperative Bank to Start Operations

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Islamic Cooperative Bank of Malaysia (ICBM) has received the permission from Cooperative Commission of Malaysia (CCM) on 27th November 2010 to start banking operations. ICBM is owned by Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Bhd (Angkasa),

ICBM is the third cooperative bank in the country. The other two existing cooperative banks are Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd (Bank Rakyat) and Bank Persatuan Malaysia Bhd (Bank Persatuan).

The new cooperative bank is established a with minimum paid-up capital of RM300 million from the share capital of the existing credit and non-credit cooperatives members.

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Instant International Fund Transfer with Citibank Global Transfer

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Citibank Global Transfer gives you the convenience of transferring funds online instantly between your own Citibank accounts and other Citibank accounts across Asia-Pacific. It can be done at ay times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through your online banking account.

With Citibank Global Transfer, you have an option for fund transfers in local currency or other foreign currency. Every transfer subjected to flat transfer fee of USD10 per transaction.

There is no minimum amount you can transfer per transaction. However, there is a maximum limit up to USD 12,500 per day and multiple transactions is allowed.

To set up a Citibank Global Transfer, you just need the recipient’s name and account number. Funds are debited from your account and credited to the recipient’s account instantly.

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New Overdraft Facility, Citibank Ready Credit (CRC)

Citibank launched a new overdraft facility called Citibank Ready Credit (CRC). It is a personal overdraft facility without collaterals targeting at working professionals aged between 24 to 55 with an annual income of a minimum RM24,000.

The Citibank Ready Credit is a “pay-as-you-use” overdraft facility with credit line between RM5,000 and RM120,000. Depending on individual profile, the interest rate is between 12 per cent to 18 per cent a year. For comparison credit card interest rate is fixed at a maximum of 18 per cent a year.

With a personalised Visa debit automated teller machine card and cheque book, the product allows access to instant cash and no cash advance fee is imposed.

Below are the benefits of Citibank Ready Credit (CRC)

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Bank Negara Announced 2 New Commemorative Coins

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Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) was issuing 2 new Commemorative Coins in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Bunga Raya as the National Flower and 125th Anniversary of Jabatan Ukur Dan Pemetaan Malaysia. Both Commemorative Coins issued on 30th September 2010 and 14th October 2010 respectively.

Three types of commemorative coins issued by BNM on respective anniversary. They are as below,

Gold Commemorative Coin (proof)
This proof coin is made of gold with 999.9 purity and weighs 7.96 grams. It has a face value of RM100 and will be sold at RM1,200 a piece. The mintage quantity is limited to 150 pieces for each anniversary.

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New HSBC Advance Account

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HSBC Bank, Malaysian largest foreign lender recently launched a new global offering called HSBC Advance. HSBC Advance offered customers an integrated account covering deposits, investments, insurance plans and credit cards. Customers would also be introduced to relationship-based banking.

It is aimed at supporting the growing pool of ambitious, financially-savvy mid-market customers aged between 25 and 45 to help them take control of their financial independence. HSBC Advance come with 2 variants namely HSBC Advance and its syariah-compliant version, HSBC Amanah Advance.

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