Kuala Lumpur, 28 December 2015: Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) recently signed an agreement with Cagamas Berhad (Cagamas) as part of its contingency plans to ensure PIDM’s operational readiness.
The collaboration is one of several alternative funding arrangements to ensure that the Corporation has access to readily available funds should the need arise. The funds will be sourced from Cagamas’ debt securities issuance to the capital market.
“This cooperation with Cagamas complements the various initiatives undertaken by PIDM to ensure that it is ready to intervene or resolve a troubled member institution promptly as part of its mandate to maintain financial system stability. Operational readiness and effectiveness are areas which are critical to the achievement of PIDM’s mandate and strengthening financial consumer protection,” said Mr Jean Pierre Sabourin, PIDM Chief Executive Officer.
Under the Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation Act (PIDM Act) 2011, the Corporation is the resolution authority in Malaysia for member banks and insurer members, and has at its disposal a range of legislative powers to intervene early in distressed member institutions to mitigate the possibility of a failure.
Meanwhile, Mr. Chung Chee Leong, President/Chief Executive Officer of Cagamas Berhad said “Cagamas is pleased to collaborate with PIDM in enhancing its operational readiness plans. The collaboration is mutually beneficial and will serve to strengthen both PIDM and Cagamas’ contribution to the financial industry as a whole.”
“Cagamas is one of the earliest established secondary mortgage corporations in the region and we are enhancing our role with new initiatives such as our collaboration with PIDM”, he added.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Sabourin and Mr. Chung in Kuala Lumpur recently and was witnessed by senior officials of both organisations.
For more information about this press release, kindly contact:
Lucia Wee, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications, Cagamas
(Tel: 03-2262 1800 ext 1868; Email: email@example.com)
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PIDM protects your deposits in the bank as well as your takaful and insurance benefits in the unlikely event of a failure of a member bank or a takaful operator / insurance company.