KUALA LUMPUR: Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) has launched its mobile registration and onboarding feature (e-KYC1) and a new goal-based investing function in the myASNB mobile application (app).
ASNB, the wholly-owned unit trust management company of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), said on Monday it also launched a #JomLabur campaign until the end of the year, offering all unit holders a chance to win up to RM200,000 worth of prizes.
The new mobile onboarding feature allows Malaysians to open accounts via the myASNB app, without having to visit ASNB branches or its agents.
Existing ASNB customers can set up their myASNB portal and mobile app accounts, or update their personal details directly through their myASNB accounts (portal or app), enabling them to begin investing from the comfort of their homes.
As for the new goal-based investing function, Target Labur, ASNB said it is to encourage individuals to achieve their financial goals such as buying a property, saving for retirement, planning for a vacation, or setting aside funds for their child’s education.
Unit holders can also customise their own targets. The Target Labur function is being rolled out in stages since Oct 8, starting with those aged 18 to 34, and will be available to all myASNB app users by Oct 29.
ASNB said all existing users of the myASNB app are encouraged to update their apps in order to utilise the new and upgrade functions.
As for the #JomLabur campaign, it is to reward unit holders who create two goals of at least RM5,000 each. The campaign started on Oct 8 and ends on Dec 31, is supported by UMW Group, Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PayNet), Jirnexu Sdn Bhd (holding company of RinggitPlus.com) and GrabCar Sdn Bhd.
ASNB said unit holders who create two goals with a target value of at least RM5,000 per goal stand a chance to win prizes such as a Toyota Vios, a Toyota Yaris, two iPhone 12, three iPads, 30 RinggitPlus Financial Planner access passes, or 200 GrabFood vouchers.
It pointed out that as part of ASNB’s Digitalisation Strategy, the enhancements to the myASNB app are to facilitate seamless and convenient investing for all Malaysians to achieve their financial goals.
PNB president and group chief executive of PNB, Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn (pic, below) said: “These enhancements on the myASNB mobile app are part of our commitment to continuously deliver innovation to our unit holders.
“Anyone can now open an ASNB account or register for the myASNB portal and app purely through their mobile phone. With the #JomLabur campaign, we provide unit holders with a convenient and hassle-free feature to help them achieve their financial goals through regular and consistent investments.”
UMW Holdings Bhd president & group CEO Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali (pic, below) , the platinum sponsor of the #JomLabur campaign, said in line with its commitment to support the promotion of investment education to the general public, “we are pleased to support ASNB in its effort to encourage Malaysians to invest for their future.
“We wish to congratulate ASNB on the improved features which will better assist investors in achieving their investment objectives.”
Group CEO of Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PayNet), Peter Schiesser, (pic, below) said the company, which is the gold sponsor of the #JomLabur campaign, is honoured to partner with PNB in the digitalisation of investments with the provision of FPX for the payment of investments in ASNB unit trusts in the myASNB app.
“With Malaysia’s highly banked population, having FPX as a payment option for myASNB is beneficial and cost-effective in helping people in both urban and rural areas to invest for their future. This is in line with our vision of empowering Malaysia’s digital economy,” Schiesser said.