Rakuten Trade bags fintech award

Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture company of Malaysia’s Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga Group) and Japan’s Rakuten Securities Inc, was named FinTech Company of the Year at the recently held Malaysia FinTech Awards 2018.

Rakuten Trade is Malaysia’s first completely online equity broker and extends trading services to include the iSPEED.my app, a localised version of Japan’s leading mobile app developed by Rakuten Securities.

Its web- and mobile-based trading services offer clients a fully digital trading experience from account opening, execution, settlement of trade, research and trading ideas, as well as rewards and financial knowledge.

Organised by Persatuan Usahawan Dinamik and endorsed by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the Malaysia Fintech Awards was designed to recognise the achievements made by local financial technology (fintech) players.

The Award was presented by Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani to Rakuten Trade chairman Datuk Chay Wai Leong, board of director Lee Kok Khee and MD Kaoru Arai.