MoFE: local MSMEs retirement schemes deferred

Government-led retirement schemes; the Employees Trust Fund (TAP) and the Supplemental Contributory Pensions (SCP) will be deferred for Brunei’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) for six months beginning April, said the Second Minister of Finance and Economy (MOFE). Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah who is also the Minister…

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Baiduri Bank launches b.Digital Personal

Baiduri Bank has unveiled a brand new digital banking and lifestyle platform Baiduri b.Digital Personal is designed to enhance customer experience and engagement. The platform which is available in both the mobile app and web version comes with an improved user interface (UI) that is optimised for one-handed use. With just a swipe of a…

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USC: an avenue for UBD alumni to explore business ideas

Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) latest entrepreneurial initiative, the UBD Startup Centre (USC) aims to become a platform for alumni to explore innovative ideas that can help stimulate the nation’s economy and generate employment. Acting as an extension of UBD’s Entrepreneurship Village, the USC allows graduates to establish their own startups under the guidance and mentorship…

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Progresif Women’s Future Academy to coach womenpreneurs, calls application

Progresif recently launched the Progresif Women’s Future Academy with hopes to empower and encourage women’s professional growth on an extensive level. The inaugural platform which programme entails an 18-week coaching session is a partnership between local woman empowerment initiative Womennovation Brunei under Big BWN Project and Business Coach Lisa Dato Paduka Hj Ibrahim. Big BWN…

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AMBD updates alert list

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) has added 12 companies and individuals to its watch list as of February 2020. The entities are AMillennium Holdings Sdn Bhd / Joint Venture (AMillennium Hotels) / Joint Venture (Automotive Solutions); Andy Ong (Facebook Profile); Astro Maybank (Facebook Profile); Bluebirdbn.Home (IG Profile); Brunei Crypto; Crypto Mania Club (CMC) Brunei; LiteFinance…

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Homestage Realty hopes to help more Bruneians find dream homes

Homestage Realty, a local real estate firm, is keen to serve its clients better with the opening of its new office, promising to continue making clients’ dreams into reality – finding the right home. With more than 10 years of experience in realty, the company’s general manager Kevin Lee said that the majority of their…

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MoH officials briefed on bid-rigging conducts by CCBD

The Competition Commission Brunei Darussalam (CCBD) through its Executive Secretariat at the Department of Competition and Consumer Affairs, recently organised a workshop series on ‘Fighting Bid-rigging in Public Procurement’ for Ministry of Health (MoH) officials. The event which is part of CCBD’s advocacy initiative, is to promote a competition-aware culture among public officials in preventing…

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Muappy is now live

Local customer loyalty mobile application Muappy officially launched recently with 30 vendors across multiple sectors already available within the platform. In a ceremony held at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, the app founder Dr Reneiro Andal Virrey described Muappy as a digital platform that would “eradicate” the need for physical membership or loyalty cards. Through Muappy, users…

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TBA introduces Cyber Security Takaful

Takaful Brunei Am (TBA) has developed a new insurance policy called ‘Cyber Security Takaful’ that protects businesses against risks and financial losses caused by cyber threats. The new protection scheme allows companies and organisations to manage risks that arise from the event of damages stemming from hackers’ attacks, ransomware and theft of third-party data. It…

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