Cheng&Co x Curlec To Provide Innovative Payment Solutions For SMEs


Cheng & Co and Curlec are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will allow Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to tap into the previously hard to access Direct Debit system. With the recently signed MoU, Cheng & Co’s client base can now enjoy the benefits of Curlec’s ability to automate payment collections.

Founded in 2017, Curlec is an online Direct Debit payments company that makes it easy for businesses of all sizes to collect recurring payments. They do this by building technology on top of bank-to-bank infrastructure. Whilst Curlec is a relatively new company, the team behind it have worked on the Interbank Direct Debit program with PayNet (formerly MEPS) since 2010.

This partnership is the latest tie up that Cheng & Co have made with global and regional FinTech players, with the cloud-based accounting company, Xero, and P2P lenders, Funding Societies, examples of this.

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From Left: Tom Wong – Cheng & Co Group CEO, Zac Liew – Curlec Co-Founder & CEO

Tom Wong, CEO of Cheng & Co stated that the partnership with Curlec would help their clients to “accelerate their business growth and opportunities”. In addition to the partnership, Cheng & Co’s associate company, Indah Secretarial, will become users of the Curlec system to help with their payment collections.

Digital transformation is promising to deliver value to enterprises of all sizes. As businesses expand and grow, it is imperative for businesses to evolve and adapt to technology advances in order to keep pace with the changing global business landscape,” explained Wong.

Zac Liew, co-founder and CEO of Curlec, added that they were delighted to be working with Cheng & Co.

“Direct Debit has been a payment solution that has been traditionally restricted to large corporates who have the resources to facilitate it. With Cheng & Co being one of the largest professional services firms in Malaysia, we now have the opportunity to bring this underutilised payment solution to the masses. I believe that this will be a formidable partnership and together we can offer a best in class solution to their customers,” said Liew.

Cheng & Co x Curlec partnership
From Left: Teo Yang Zhi – Cheng & Co Business Development Manager, Tom Wong – Cheng & Co Group CEO, Zac Liew – Curlec Co-Founder & CEO, Steve Kucia – Curlec Co-Founder & Director

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