The origin of Malaysia Building Society Berhad (MBSB) can be traced back to the Federal and Colonial Society Limited incorporated in 1950. In 1956, it changed its name to Malaya Borneo Building Society Limited (MBBS), with the Malaysian government as its major shareholder. MBBS was then listed on the Stock Exchange of Malaysia and Singapore in August 1963.
The company became an incorporation in Malaysia under the Companies Act, 1965 on 17 March 1970, before it was listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, now Bursa Malaysia on 14 March 1972. The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is currently the holding company of MBSB.
MBSB has evolved in its role from being the first property financier to a financial provider that offers a spectrum of innovative products and services throughout its branch network nationwide.
MBSB is 'an Exempt Finance Company'
MBSB was defined as a Scheduled Institution under the repealed Banking and Financial Institution Act 1989 (BAFIA). The status of an Exempt Finance Company was granted to MBSB on 1 March 1972 by the Ministry of Finance and the status has remained since. This allows MBSB to undertake a financing business in the absence of a banking license.
Under Section 272 (a) of the Financial Services Act 2013, exemptions granted under the BAFIA is deemed to have been granted under the corresponding provision of the Financial Services Act 2013 and shall remain in full force and effect until amended or revoked.
MBSB Historical Highlights :
MBSB has been granted with an exemption under Section 7(4) of the Borrowing Companies Act 1969 (BCA)
As a result of the change from BCA to FCA, all references to borrowing business and borrowing company were to be construed respectively as finance business and finance company
The FCA was later repealed by Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA)
The BAFIA has been repealed and replaced with FSA 2013