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Malaysia Country Report

  • Published Date: October 2019

A comprehensive overview of the cards, payments and consumer banking market in Malaysia.

Available for 72 markets, Lafferty Research Country Reports deliver invaluable market and competitor intelligence on payments cards, e-money, acquiring/processing, retail banking, and consumer credit. A dedicated team of analysts and researchers use both primary and secondary source data and conduct in-depth interviews with senior industry executives and experts.

What you will learn from this report:

  • How the Payment Card Reform Framework has affected the market
  • What role is played by Premium cards
  • How Islamic financing is faring as the government pushes Sharia lending
  • The key relationship that is influencing market shares for global schemes
  • How alternative forms of digital payment are progressing

Malaysia Cards and Payments Market Key Facts

  • Malaysia has a competitive banking and payments market. One of the most notable trends is the rise of Islamic Banking, with almost 40 percent of bank lending now Sharia compliant.
  • Maybank is the dominant retail bank in the country and is the leading issuer and acquirer of payments cards.
  • The central bank has made several interventions to promote electronic payments, most notably the Payment Card Reform Framework (PCRF) of 2015.
  • The PCRF imposed caps on interchange fees and introduced other measures designed to reduced costs and simplify card acceptance for merchants.
  • The domestic debit card scheme, MyDebit, has been a beneficiary of the new rules, chiefly because merchants are now free to choose their preferred network on transactions with dual-branded cards.
  • Credit cards account for the bulk of purchase volume on cards; debit cards are used primarily for cash withdrawal.
  • E-money issuers play an increasingly important role in Malaysia's payments ecosystem. There are 42 non-bank operators and five banks licensed to issue e-money.
  • Among these are local players such as Touch 'n Go, best known for transport-related cards. Several global players – including Alipay, WeChat Pay, Google and PayPal – also hold e-money licences.
  • The average adult made 78 e-money payment transactions in 2018, almost treble the number made on credit and debit cards combined. The average transaction value is just $1.38, with usage heavily weighted towards transit.
  • Mobile payments are growing rapidly in terms of users and acceptance points. A common QR code standard is in development which should accelerate adoption in a fragmented market.

View the Malaysia Country Report Table of Contents

Key facts
Demographics and the economy
Payments environment
Cards market
Mobile payments
Profit pool
The networks
Key retail banks and issuers
Acquiring and processing
Online acquiring
Regulatory and other cards market information
Appendices: Data

Appendix I: Demographics and the economy

  • Demographic and economic indicators
  • Ownership of key consumer devices
  • Internet usage by population

Appendix II: Payments environment

  • Access points
  • Account penetration
  • Consumer payment trends
  • B2C e- commerce payment methods

Appendix III: Cards market

  • Total cards payment metrics
  • Contactless cards metrics
  • Credit card numbers
  • Total credit cards metrics
  • Credit cards profitability indicators
  • Debit cards numbers
  • Debit cards metrics
  • Prepaid/e- money cards metrics

Appendix IV: Mobile payments

  • Mobile proximity payment metrics

Appendix V: Profit pool

  • Profit pool

Appendix VI: The networks

  • Networks' credit card market shares
  • Networks' credit card numbers
  • Networks' credit card billed volume
  • Networks' number of credit card transactions
  • Networks' average credit card transaction value
  • Credit card interchange fees by network
  • Networks' debit card market shares
  • Networks' debit card numbers
  • Networks' debit card billed volume
  • Networks' number of debit card transactions
  • Networks' average debit card transaction value
  • Debit card interchange fees by network

Appendix VII: Key retail banks and issuers

  • Key credit card issuers market shares by credit card numbers
  • Key issuers market shares in credit card outstandings
  • Key debit card issuers market shares by debit card numbers

Appendix VIII: Acquiring and processing

  • Merchant acquirer credit card market share
  • Credit card merchant service charges
  • Merchant acquirer debit card market share
  • Debit card merchant service charges
  • Credit card issuer/issuing processor relationships
  • Credit card acquirer/acquiring processor relationships
  • Credit card issuing processor market shares by card numbers
  • Credit card acquiring processor market shares by number of POS transactions

Appendix IX: Online acquiring

  • Online merchant acquirer market share

Entities referenced in this report

7-eleven
99 speedmart
ACI Worldwide
AirAsia
Alipay
Alliance Bank
AmBank
American Express
Ant Financial Services
Apple Pay
ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Bank Islam Malaysia
Bank Negara Malaysia
Bank of Chengdu
Bank of China
Bankard
Bayar
BigPay
BNM
Boost
Braintree
CIMB
CIMB Pay
Citi
Citibank
Cognizant
DBKL Parking
Digi Telecommunications
Diners Club
Direct Debit
DuitNow
eGHL
Emirates
EON Bank
EONCAP Islamic Bank
eSPICK
Etsy
EZ-link
FavePay
Financial Process Exchange
GHL Cardpay
Google
Grab
GrabPay
helloPay
HLB
Hong Leong Bank
HOUSe
HSBC
HSBC Amanah Malaysia
HSBC Bank Malaysia
IBG
IBM
ICBC
ICTF
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Interbank GIRO
Interoperable Credit Transfer Framework
iPay88
Ipmart
Jack Ma
JCB
JomPay
KiplePay
Lazada
Lelong
Loan2Go
Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Electronic Payment System
Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation
Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation
ManagePay Systems
Mastercard
Maybank
MaybankPay
McDonald's
mCompass
MDEC
MEPS
MEPS-CASH
MIMB Investment Bank
MOLPay
MPay
MyClear
MyDebit
MyRapid Touch 'n Go
National Electronic Cheque Information Clearing System
NETS
NTT DATA
OCBC
OctoPay
ONEXOX
Pacific Malaysia
Payment Card Reform Framework
Payments Network Malaysia
PayNet
PayPal
Paysys Malaysia
PCRF
Petronas
PETRONAS Dagangan
PICKnGO
Public Bank
Qoo10
Rakuten
Razer
RazerPay
Real-Time Retail Payments Platform
Reflex
Retail Payments Platform
RHB Bank
RRP
Sadaqa House
Samsung Pay
SAN
Sarawak Pay
Shared ATM Network
Shell
SmartTAG
SnapNPay
Standard Chartered
SuperBuy
TAP Mobile Banking-I
Telekom Malaysia
Tencent
Tesco Malaysia
The Store
TnG
TnG Digital
Touch 'n Go
Touch 'n Go
Tun Razak Exchange
UnionPay
UOB
Vcash
Visa
WeChat Pay
Western Union
World Trade Platform
WorldRemit
XOX Mobile
Zalora

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Available for 72 markets, Verisk Financial Research Country Reports deliver invaluable market and competitor intelligence on payments cards, e-money, acquiring/processing, retail banking, and consumer credit. A dedicated team of analysts and researchers use both primary and secondary source data, and conduct in-depth interviews with senior industry executives and experts.

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