Indonesia-based fintech company Xendit has officially entered the Malaysian market offering up its diverse range of hyperlocal payment solutions to businesses in the country from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups to giant corporations alike.

As its first strategic move within the nation, Xendit has announced an investment in local fintech player, Payex – a Bank Negara Malaysia licensed payment gateway provider, Xendit said in a statement.

The collaboration will see Xendit bring its global expertise to synergise with Payex’s local knowledge driving merchant acquisition and local expansion.

Xendit believes this will further bolster its ability to empower local businesses to expand regionally, capitalizing on Xendit’s one integrated payment infrastructure that allows businesses to seamlessly tap into the Indonesian, Philippine, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and other Southeast Asian markets.

According to the statement, the Malaysian market entry follows the announcement in 2021 of investment in Xendit by Penjana Kapital through the Dana Penjana Nasional programme.

In line with this, Xendit’s mission aligns with that of the Malaysian government – to accelerate the growth of Malaysian-based unicorns through holistic, localized and far-reaching digital payments solutions.

“We are proud to be officially bringing our payment infrastructure and ecosystem to the Malaysian market – boosting the growth trajectory of local start-ups through our secure and easy-to-integrate payment system,

“We look forward to working collaboratively with the local market adding value through our world-class products and regional experience to collectively drive this national agenda,” said Moses Lo, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Xendit.

Xendit offers a one-stop payment infrastructure that enables businesses to scale rapidly. This includes Xendit’s core payments solutions that accept payments from virtual accounts, credit and debit cards, eWallets, retail outlets and direct debit.

The firm also offers facilities that enable the disbursement of funds to banks, eWallets and cards 24/7.

Beyond this, Xendit also features a variety of financial services, payment security options and value-added applications such as card issuing, platform management, infrastructure for eWallets, express check-out and more.

“At Xendit we prioritise a simple integrated system with an emphasis on speed and quality service. This is what we will be bringing to the Malaysian market,” said Jason Siew, General Manager at Xendit Malaysia.

“Our systems are designed to simplify payment processes in all forms, from conventional to the most in-demand traditional and alternative payment channels,

“This coupled with our wide regional reach means it is easier than ever for local businesses to scale and grow rapidly across the nation and region,” he added.

Xendit is a financial technology company that provides payment solutions and simplifies the payment process for businesses in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia, from SMEs and e-commerce startups to large enterprises.

The firm enables businesses to accept payments, disburse payroll, run marketplaces and more.

Xendit first launched in Indonesia in 2015 and quickly accrued a list of noteworthy merchants and clients including Traveloka, Grab and Tech in Asia.

In 2020, Xendit entered the Philippine market and then achieved unicorn status in late 2021 following a successful round of funding.

Now the brand looks to continue its regional growth with the Malaysian market entry.

Xendit boasts over 3,500 active customers across the region and has recorded over $21 billion in annualized third-party verifications across over 250 million transactions in total.

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