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Co-Host of 2018 Global Payment Summit


Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PayNet) is the holding company for the PayNet Group which comprises of two main subsidiaries namely, Malaysian Electronic Payment System Sdn Bhd (MEPS) and MEPS Currency Management Sdn Bhd (MCM). The PayNet Group is Malaysia's premier payments network and central infrastructure for financial markets. We innovate, build and operate world-class payment systems and financial market infrastructures that safely, reliably and efficiently enable the functioning and development of Malaysia's financial system as well as the economy as a whole. Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is PayNet's single largest shareholder, with eleven Malaysian's financial institutions namely, Malayan Banking Berhad, RHB Bank Berhad, Public Bank Berhad, CIMB Bank Berhad, AmBank (M) Berhad, Hong Leong Bank Berhad, Affin Bank Berhad, Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad and Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, as joint shareholders.

Partners of 2018 Global Payment Summit

Business alliances:

Misys and D+H have joined forces to create Finastra, the third largest Fintech company in the world. We deliver the broadest portfolio of mission critical solutions for financial institutions of all sizes, on premises or in the cloud. Trusted by more than 9,000 financial institutions, government agencies and corporations across 130 countries, our solutions accelerate growth, improve experience, optimize cost and mitigate risk. We have a diverse customer base including 48 of the world’s top 50 banks. By placing our clients’ needs at the centre of everything we do, we help them expand their services and increase value faster.

Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce and advance financial inclusion around the world. Visa’s Global Public Policy group supports public policy dialogue and thought leadership aimed at expanding digital payments, promoting an open and competitive environment, and fostering financial inclusion.

GHL is a leading payment service provider and one of the top merchant acquirers in the ASEAN region. We provide world-class payment services and solutions that encompasses physical, Internet, and mobile payments on a sale, rental, or transactional basis.


Gemalto is the global leader in digital security. We enable our clients in 180 countries to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

For more information visit, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

XMLdation is a world leader in testing for payments messaging and APIs, covering ISO 20022, SWIFT MT along with national and proprietary payments formats. We support simple user-driven testing as well as complex automated test processes : easy-to-use, manual, web browser-based testing, as well solutions that combine the best IT test automation tools with format-aware validation, simulation and test data creation. XMLdation solutions have been used by more than 25,000 users in 60 countries worldwide. We cover European and North American payments, real-time and batch, across the payments flow from Client to Bank to Scheme. Learn more at

ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad organizations utilize our electronic bill presentment and payment services. Through our comprehensive suite of software solutions delivered on customers’ premises or through ACI’s private cloud, we provide real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete omni-channel payments experience. To learn more about ACI, please visit You can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.

FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 53,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit


Merchantrade Asia is a leading home-grown Money Services Business (MSB) provider, Mobile Virtual Network operator (MVNO) and Digital Payment service provider. Our core business is centered around International Money Transfers, Foreign Currency Exchange, Digital Payments, Wholesale Banknotes and Mobile Prepaid Telecommunication services. Our notable shareholders are Celcom Axiata Berhad and Sumitomo Corporation (Japan). As a dynamic company, we have expanded by venturing further into the evolution of our services, to complement the lifestyles of those living in the digital age.

We have a driving mission to revolutionise the communications and money services business by developing innovative offerings to make connections easier, quicker and more convenient. We have a multi-currency prepaid card, Merchantrade Money, in collaboration with Visa and 3 mobile applications; Merchantrade eForex, Merchantrade eRemit & Merchantrade Money Visa Prepaid App. In addition to that, we have 84 money services branches, 2 wholesale currency hubs and more than 400 agent locations across Malaysia.

Through our established branch network, online platforms and mobile applications, we provide consumers with easy access to secure channels to conduct fund transfers, currency exchange, payments – giving them a seamless digital experience. Our services has been extended to serve not only Malaysians but also expats and businesses of any size and from various industries. Merchantrade continuously pushes the boundaries to evolve and to forge stronger connections with people around the world.


SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and financial crime compliance. Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way. As their trusted provider, we facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies. Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.

In association with:

Payments Canada

The Canadian economy depends on the exchange of billions of dollars each day. Payments Canada is responsible for the clearing and settlement infrastructure, processes and rules essential to those transactions.

Payments Canada is entrusted by the Government of Canada to support a vibrant economy by helping to meet the payment needs of consumers and business, and empowering a new era of modern payments.

Malaysian Association Of Money Services Business
The Malaysian Association of Money Services Business (MAMSB) was formed on 22 August 2013 via an initiative led by the Central Bank of Malaysia and industry players. MAMSB is the national association for money services business (MSB) companies in Malaysia which have been granted licences under the Money Services Business Act 2011 (MSBA) as well as companies approved as MSB agents to principal licensees under the MSBA.  MAMSB has over 590 members that engage in three main types of activities that are governed under the MSBA:
  • currency exchange
  • remittance
  • wholesale currency which supports retail currency exchange business

The Association of Banks in Malaysia

The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) has 27 members comprising the commercial banks that currently operate in Malaysia. The main objective of ABM is to promote the establishment of a sound banking system in Malaysia in cooperation and consultation with the regulators. Guided by ABM's mission statement, "Forging public understanding for a responsible and responsive banking industry", ABM takes on the role of an important intermediary between banking customers and its member banks. ABM aims to facilitate and create a conducive yet competitive banking environment while promoting orderliness and ethical banking practices.


SuperCharger is Asia's leading FinTech accelerator with operations in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Their no-equity model helps international FinTech startups soft-land in Southeast Asia by matching them with the problem statements provided by corporate partners and supporting organisations. This neutral position allows SuperCharger to act in the best interests of both parties and facilitate more deals than any other FinTech accelerator in 2017. To date, SuperCharger alumni have raised north of USD $400m and work with multiple tier-1 financial institutions around the world. 


Australian Payments Network is the home for collaboration and cross-industry innovation.  As the industry association, we bring together a diverse set of organisations including Australia’s leading financial institutions, major retailers, payment systems operators and technology providers.  In our role as self-regulatory body for payments, we take an inquisitive, front-footed approach to supporting the requirements of the emerging payments landscape.

AusPayNet champions the payments system.  We enable competition and innovation, promote efficiency, and control and manage risk to deliver improvements for all users of the payments system. Our network includes more than 120 members and participants and we welcome involvement from all organisations with a significant interest in payments.

Kapronasia is a leading independent research and consulting firm focused on the Asian financial services industry. We help financial institutions, technology vendors, consultancies and private equity firms understand the impact of business, technology, and regulatory issues on the banking, payments, insurance and the capital markets. Our research reports provide comprehensive, and actionable analyses of the latest market issues and trends, and our consulting services help financial institutions and technology vendors make lasting performance improvements and reach their business goals. Kapronasia’s consultants and analysts bring an unmatched level of expertise on Asia financial industry issues and trends to provide clients critical advice to help them grow their business in one of the most challenging regions in the world.

Asian Development Bank

World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.

Media Partners:

Central Bank Payment News
CBPN is dedicated to informing the worldwide central bank payments & market infrastructure community of the most relevant and timely payments issues impacting the central bank today.It’s a monthly e-publication led by CBPN Senior Editor, Brianna Erban, and VP of Payments at CR, Gonzalo Santamaria. This e-publication will contain custom content and analysis from our circle of influencers in the payments space, including Jean-Michel Godeffroy (Chairman, CBPC), Gerry Gaetz (CEO, Payments Canada), Harry Smorenberg (Chairman, Payment Summits), and Graeme Donald (Head of Payments, Lloyds Bank). CBPN will also contain exclusive interviews with leaders in central bank payments (e.g., Jacqueline Loh and Benoît Cœuré, who delivered thought-leading speeches at CBPC).

The Nilson Report
The Nilson Report is the most respected provider of news and information about the global card and mobile payment industry. Available worldwide by subscription only, The Nilson Report directly surveys more than 2,000 financial institutions and enterprises to produce statistics about issuers, acquirers, and technology providers not available from any other source. Issues also include informative feature articles, concise updates about new products and services, and information about executive appointments. Articles are never written by vendors. The Nilson Report does not accept paid advertising of any kind. There is never promotion of sponsored content such as webinars or white papers. Download a free sample issue at

Islamic Finance news (IFN)
Under REDmoney group, Islamic Finance news (IFN) is a leading global digital, subscription-based publication around the world by providing the latest insights of islamic finance news. Published weekly, the journal provides exclusive and comprehensive coverage of the global Islamic financial markets through in-house analysis and expert external contributions; in addition to a daily news service, additional quarterly supplements and a variety of special annual issues. For more info, visit

Taiwan Fintech Association

The Paypers
The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Our products are aimed at merchants, payment services providers, processors, financial institutions, start-ups, technology vendors and payment professionals and have a special focus on all major trends and developments in payments-related industries including online and mobile payments, online/mobile banking, cards, cross-border e-commerce, e-invoicing and SEPA. We are also keen on keeping our readership informed with regard to online fraud prevention innovations and the most significant trends in the e-identity space. For more information, please contact us at

InstaPay is a FREE market intelligence hub for financial services and payment professionals wanting to learn about the global migration to real-time banking payment systems. InstaPay publishes: all the latest global instant payments news stories, insight reports, news articles, blogs, original content and industry event details. A key feature is the InstaPay Tracker, sponsored by Icon Solutions, which reports on the global adoption of Instant Payments, this has comprehensive details of all schemes who are either live or in a development or planning phase. Those with an interest in real-time payments should join the InstaPay Community to receive a monthly news digest, quarterly newsletter and full access to all published information.

Russian Electronic Money and Remittance Association
Russian Electronic Money and Remittance Association (REMA) is an industrial association founded in 2010. It currently represents 16 largest players of the Russian e-money and money transfer industry. The Association is a widely recognized center of competence on payments, specialized regulation, financial inclusion and financial innovations both in Russia and abroad. REMA consults regulators and private companies in Russia and elsewhere on the regulatory approaches, new technologies and risk mitigation strategies. We also represent Russian payments market at the Financial Action Task Force Consultative Forums and at the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.

Smart Insights
Smart Insights, by Intelling: a blog about the Secure Transactions industry.   Smart Insights covers the smart card and secure transactions industry, its businesses, its technologies, its markets as well as its technology suppliers. Smart Insights covers all the major trends in the industry, it encompasses worldwide business, standardization bodies ... Smart Insights is brought to you by Intelling, the secure transactions industry expert. Intelling proposes services in communication, strategy, marketing and market intelligence, with a strong focus on all markets relating to the secure transactions industry. More information at and

Fintech News Singapore
Fintech News Singapore covers stories about the Fintech Ecosystem – i.e. Mobile Payment, Personal Finance, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Robo Advisor and Lending - and Startups in Singapore and Southeast Asia. also provides a bi-weekly newsletter with the most important information about the Fintech industry in Southeast Asia