Last month, Bank Rakyat received an approval from Bank Negara to increase its share capital by additional one billion units to three billion units. Cooperatives and Bank Rakyat members will be given priority in subscribing to the new shares.

Currently, there is a long waiting list for the share subscription with the demand value exceeding RM1 billion. High demand for the Bank Rakyat shares is due to its excellent performance. Bank Rakyat manage to maintain 15 percent annual dividend since 1999.

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Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd (Bank Rakyat) declares 15 percent dividend to its members for financial year end 2010 amounting to RM294.9 million. This was announced during press conference to announce bank’s financial results.

For previous year dividend rate, kindly browse “Historical Bank Rakyat Dividend Rate” page.

During the same period Bank Rakyat registered a 10.8 per cent increase in pre-tax profit to RM1.72 billion from RM1.55 billion the previous year.

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Effective from 1st January 2011, all existing and new members of Bank Persatuan are subjected to new maximum limit of share investment. The new maximum limit was approved during Board meeting on 28th December 2009. All previous year limits are no longer applicable.

Below are the details on the new limits.

Existing members

  • Individual members allow to invest additional RM2,000 on top of existing share.
  • Co-operative members allow to invest additional RM20,000 on top of existing share.

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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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Koperasi Bank Persatuan Malaysia Berhad or Bank Persatuan is a cooperative organization and it was established on 7th June 1950 under the name ‘The Province Wellesley Cooperative Banking Union Limited’ in Butterworth, Penang.

Bank Persatuan is in the process of upgrading their operation from credit cooperative to become second cooperative bank in Malaysia after Bank rakyat. They expected to become a cooperative bank by July 2010 after meeting the condition set by Bank Negara Malaysia. The main condition is to have RM300 million paid up capital.

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