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Microfinance firms to get more support

Myanmar Apex Bank (MAB) has allocated K57 billion to support selected microfinance companies that lend to small businesses, the bank announced on Wednesday. MAB is now supporting Fullerton Finance Myanmar, Proximity Finance Microfinance, Vision Fund Myanmar, Early Dawn Microfinance, and Pact Global Finance Microfinance Fund. “Microfinance companies play an important role in supporting small businesses […]

MAB launches wealth banking service as competition rises

Myanmar Apex Bank (MAB) has launched a special wealth banking and rewards programme – MAB Gold Wealth Banking – for high net worth individuals in Myanmar. For now, the platform is targeting those who have the cash to place a minimum fixed deposit of K300 million as potential clients. Interest rates for fixed deposits are […]

Myanma Apex Bank gives loans to almost 700 farmers this harvesting season

A pilot project which provides loans to farmers spearheaded by Myanma Apex Bank (MAB) and Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) has supported almost 700 farmers for this harvesting season to date, according to the MRF. U Ye Min Aung, MRF secretary, said that the MAB has provided medium-term loans to farms in agriculture, livestock and fishery […]

Medium-Income Housing Offered on Installment Plan in Mandalay

The Garden City Apartment Complex will break ground next week with the aim of giving medium-income people the chance to buy a unit, said project director U Zin Min Swe. Civil servants who are currently working will receive a 5 percent discount and all buyers will be linked up with banks that allow interest-free installment […]

Visa Hits Out at Central Bank Regulations

​​ Central bank regulations that bar people with domestically- issued Visa cards from making transactions within Myanmar are hindering the company’s expansion plans, according to a senior executive. Arturo Planell, Visa’s Country Manager for Myanmar, said last week that the regulations were one of the reasons electronic payments have failed to make bigger inroads in […]

A Myanmar bank’s e-wallet scheme to go nationwide

YANGON – Myanmar Apex Bank, the nation’s first bank to offer an e-wallet service, has set its sights on expanding the service across the country in three months, banking on the high mobile phone penetration rate. Managing director Win Min Khine said mobile banking was developed as an agent-based model where customers can open their […]

MasterCard with Myanma Apex Bank launch prepaid card

MasterCard and Myanmar’s Myanma Apex Bank have partnered to launch a prepaid MasterCard the enterpriseinnovation.net website reported on 22 July. The MAB Travel Prepaid MasterCard aims to provide Myanmar customers with an easier way to pay for purchases during their travels or make online purchases. The latest MasterCard survey on Consumer Purchasing Priorities – Travel […]