KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): AmBank Group and Maxis have formed a partnership to create a roadmap of digital solutions for the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), enabling them with easy access to solutions for their financial and technology needs.

In a joint statement today, the companies said the solutions would also provide a faster, more seamless experience with Maxis’ “Always On” connectivity and via a single touch point.

Overall, SMEs could expect better digital customer experience and value from these joint offers, it said.

AmBank Group chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Sulaiman Mohd Tahir said the strategic partnership was aligned with the government’s call for the private sector to help support SMEs as these companies make up more than 98 per cent of businesses in the country. 

“Beyond, much-needed financial services, our vision is to grow, nurture and help business graduate from cradle to initial public offering,” he said as quoted in the statement.

Meanwhile, Maxis CEO, Gokhan Ogut said accessibility to the best financial services and tailored digital solutions with superior connectivity was critical for SMEs to grow in a highly competitive space and fast-changing digital world.

“Our ambition to help SMEs is driven by the current business landscape in which technology has become an important element of business success.

“The potential and possibilities of what technology can do for business is immense, and we are excited at what we can bring to this very important segment through our collaborative effort,” he said.

With a shared vision of ‘Insights as a Service’, both parties were also exploring opportunities to innovate and harness the power of data-driven insights collected via digital solutions to provide personalised offers to SMEs, said the statement. — Bernama