Expat Finance Services in Malaysia

The currency used in Malaysia since 1967 has been the Malaysian ringgit, originally also known as the Malaysian dollar. The Malaysian dollar officially replaced the previous currency, the Malaya and British Borneo dollar in that year. Bank notes are available for the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, and 100 Malaysian Ringgits.


There is a national bank in Malaysia, the Bank Negara Malaysia. There are also several international banks, such as the Bank of America and Citibank, as well as a number of domestic banks and Islamic banks in the country. It is not uncommon for Malaysian banks these days to make use of modern information technology with automated telephone banking and online internet banking, which many Malaysians are turning to in order to reduce the long waiting lines in the branches.


Anyone can open a bank account in Malaysia, but if they don't have Malaysian residence then they will need a work permit or at least some kind of reference. Those with a bank account can also apply for a Malaysian ringgit credit card. Most worldwide credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, etc., are acceptable in Malaysia, and there are many ATMs that will work with foreign debit cards, although they tend to be turned off after midnight.

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Currency Exchange in Malaysia

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Current Account in Malaysia

Current accounts specifically created to address your needs as an expatriate. Multi currency, bill payments… find the solutions to your everyday banking needs.

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Offshore Savings in Malaysia

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Expat Mortgages in Malaysia

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Financial Advice in Malaysia

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Expat Savings in Malaysia

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QROPS in Malaysia

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Online Broker in Malaysia

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US Expat Tax in Malaysia

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Tax Advisory in Malaysia

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