Cimb Foundation Launches The Financial Planner Be$Mart App!
BY: HASWENDREN BALA
EDITOR: ZARITH SOFEA
BANGI, 11 NOV – The ‘Be$MART’ mobile application can now be downloaded on Apple Store and Google Play Store.
The application is created as the perfect guidance to track financial spending, savings achievement and the holiday saving plan in the application is expecting to be a big hit among consumers.
With little knowledge on financial planning among university and college students, it resulted on overspending which causes financial issues.
The Be$mart programme which began 3 years ago at the National University of Malaysia (UKM), have benefited thousands of undergraduates on wise spending and smart money saving method through various workshops and smart financial activities.
During the launching session, three UKM undergraduates representing the Faculty of Economics and Management, UKM, also previous Be$mart programme participants, described themselves as a foodie, traveller and make-up accessories shoppers. They also shared how they spend their money, avoid overspending and their future goals.
“Surviving with student loan and allowances from parents isn’t as easy as it looks, and I would really wish to learn how to save money for the future plans,” said Rina Abdul Manan.
The statement ‘Save money for better future!’ was further added by Rina in the sharing session.
The launch was held at Dewan Perdana, FSSK, UKM Bangi, unveiled by Datuk Hamidah Naziadin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CIMB Foundation, Prof. Datuk. Dr Imran Ho Abdullah, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Industry and Community Partnerships along with the presence of undergraduates from UKM, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), UKM Staffs and CIMB Foundation Crew.
“There’s literally app for everything, why not for something important like financial education. With this application we are about to reveal, younger generations can now organize their own finances,” said Datuk Hamidah in her speech.
Datuk Hamidah also mentioned that CIMB Foundation has also signed a memorandum of agreement (MoU) with nine universities to provide aid and equipped their students with financial literacy skills through the foundation’s flagship Be$MART programme.