Banking, Finance and Exchange Administration
The Malaysian financial system comprises of a diversified range of institutions to serve the increasingly more varied and complex needs of the domestic economy. The financial system consists of the conventional financial system and the Islamic financial system which co-exists and operates in parallel.
The banking system, comprising commercial banks, investment banks, and Islamic banks, is the primary mobiliser of funds and the main source of financing which supports economic activities in Malaysia.
Islamic Financial Industry
Islamic finance in Malaysia continues to demonstrate robust growth, supported by comprehensive regulatory, legal and Shariah governance frameworks, diverse industry players and professional ancillary service providers as well as high quality talent.
Development Financial Institutions
The Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) in Malaysia are specialised financial institutions established by the Government with a specific mandate to develop and promote key sectors that are considered of strategic importance to the overall socio-economic development objectives of the country. These strategic sectors include the agricultural, SMEs, infrastructure, maritime and export-oriented sectors, as well as capital-intensive and high-technology industries.
Export Credit Refinancing-i
The Export Credit Refinancing-i (ECR-i) provides short term Pre and Post-shipment financing to Direct or Indirect exporters. It is made available to a Manufacturer or a Trading Company that are incorporated in Malaysia who are directly or indirectly involved in export activity and international trade. Companies with ECR-i credit line duly established with participating financial institution (ECR-i Bank) are eligible for pre-shipment ECR-i; and post-shipment ECR-i.