Hong Leong Bank Berhad`s (‘HLB’’) recent partnership with Qtronex Sdn Bhd helps SMEs amplify their business presence via the WeChat platform.
The benefits to HLB’s SME customers are:
* Equip them with the right solutions to grow their businesses.
* Enjoy greater presence
* Reach a wider target market at minimal cost
* Engage their customers and create strong loyalty
* Fast track business footprints
* Expand businesses regionally
* Directly access more than 20 million WeChat users in Malaysia, and potentially reach a billion monthly active WeChat users worldwide.
With a simplified registration process and nominal fee, from now to 15 January 2020, HLB’s existing and new SME customers can open a WeChat Official Account (“OA”) by :
*filling in the information below, or
*Email [email protected] with the subject WechatOA, or
*Visit any of the 270 HLB branches throughout Malaysia.
In 2018, HLB became one of the first Malaysian banks to be approved as Tencent’s local WeChat Pay Master Merchant Acquirer, enabling merchants and individuals to be the first users outside China and Hong Kong to link their debit cards to the e-wallet for local currency transactions.
HLB leads the online social and mobile retail evolution and provides its existing and new SME customers the right platform to start within the WeChat ecosystem.
WeChat is a very versatile app with more than a billion active users. WeChat has become a central component of a user’s life. In China everything is done through WeChat.
Besides messaging, WeChat also offers video chat, voice chat, emoticons/stickers, QR coding and capture, gaming, geolocation searching (Shake), blog posts (Moments), brand channels and mobile commerce. It features add-on apps (“mini programs”), games, a social feed, and photo sharing.
Users can also access any Web app within the WeChat browser, and they can order merchandise, transfer money and pay bills electronically or in stores that accept WeChat payment
WeChat Official Account Features
HOW WECHAT OFFICIAL ACCOUNT WORKS
SUITABLE FOR ALL TYPE OF BUSINESSES
- Car Dealers
- Travel Agency
- Beauty & Healthcare
- Financial Consultancy
- Entertainment Industry
- Wedding & Photo Studios
- Hypermarket / Mini-mart
- Property Agency / Developers
- Education Business / Trainers / School
- Any Retail / SME Business etc.
WECHAT OA VERIFICATION
WeChat OA verification intends to guarantee truth and security of official account information on the WeChat Official Account Platform.
With effect from 13 Jun 2018, WeChat Malaysia has officially announced ( https://admin.wechat.com/cgi-bin/readtemplate?t=ibg_en/en_update_201806_tmpl&lang=en_US ) that the WeChat OA Platform ( Malaysia Type OA ) will be transitioning out and will be replaced by the new and improved MP Weixin Official Accounts Platform ( China + Malaysia ). The new MP Weixin Official Accounts Platform will provide both Weixin users based in mainland China and WeChat users around the world with even more convenient and high-quality services. For the first time, overseas OAs will now be able to provide information to mainland China based users via this platform. With the above mentioned transition, current WeChat OA owners are given the option to sign up for a new MP Weixin OA and migrate account information to the MP Weixin Official Account Platform. This is a three-month transition period where current WeChat OA owners have sufficient time to backup / manage their own data and migrate their data to their new account on the MP Weixin Official Account Platform. Once the three month period expires officially on 13 September 2018, the WeChat OA Admin Platform will no longer be operational.
The following changes will take effect for new WeChat OA Accounts:
1) Only Service Account Type is available for oversea companies to register with Weixin OA. There will NO Subscription Account Type in Wexin OA Platform.
2) Yearly verification fees shall be revised from RM 300 to USD 99. The payment for this fee must be made/initiated under by own OA holder’s company bank account and TT transfer to ‘ShenZhen Tencent Computer Systems Ltd.’ (Kindly ensure the Beneficiary Account name is exactly the same as the above mentioned)
3) Service Account Type features available are as follow:
Cards & Offers
Store Mini Program
Due to the above mentioned changes applied, kindly take note that to proceed with Weixin OA registration, the payment fee of USD 99 applies and must be made/initiated by OA holder’s company bank account and TT transfer to ‘ShenZhen Tencent Computer Systems Ltd.’ (Kindly ensure the Beneficiary Account name is exactly the same as the above mentioned)
The WeChat / Weixin Official Account Admin Platform is a cooperation & promotion service launched for well-known personalities, government, media and enterprises. Official accounts can promote their brands to billions of WeChat users through this WeChat channel, thus reducing propagation cost, raising brand popularity, and building up more influential brand images.
Need to pay USD99 to register a WeChat / Weixin official account.
Different conditions are required in different regions. For details about registration requirements and process, please fill up the enquiry form at end of the page or email to [email protected]
WeChat verification intends to guarantee truth and security of official account information on the WeChat Official Account Admin Platform. Currently, WeChat verification is provided for WeChat official service accounts only.
* Yearly verification is USD 99. The payment for this fee must be made/initiated under by own OA holder’s company bank account to TT transfer to ‘ShenZhen Tencent Computer Systems Ltd.’
1) After WeChat verification, more advanced APIs will be obtained to provide users with more valuable personalized services.
2) After WeChat verification, the identifier special for WeChat verification will be visible for users in WeChat.
Different conditions are required in different regions. For details about verification requirements and process, please mail to [email protected].
Email [email protected] and provide related information for verification auditing.
Yearly verification is USD 99. The payment for this fee must be made/initiated under by own OA holder’s company bank account to TT transfer to ‘ShenZhen Tencent Computer Systems Ltd.’
After WeChat verification, the official account name, verification identifier, and verification information will be kept for one year (valid within one year as of the date of successful verification).
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Qtronex sdn bhd (1277753-V)
Level 28, The Gardens South Tower
Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Singapore Office Address:
9 Temasek Boulevard, #09-01 Suntec Tower 2, Singapore 038989
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