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Hey, do you know you and your landlords enjoy this BD Portal?

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Welcome to our BD blog Ladies and Gents,


To all the new landlords that have already signed up with BlueDuck, thank you for your support, for upcoming landlords that are already in the midst of signing up with us, you are most welcome!


Do you know that when you sign up with BlueDuck Zero Deposit, you are supported with our complimentary software that helps to manage your tenancy? By using our Zero Deposit solution, you’re also able to access our system through your BD landlord portal! Let's check it out.





1. Document Storage

Imagine if you are still doing the traditional way of manual tracking on the rental, bill, and so on, many struggled to find the documents a few months down the road. With this portal, You, as the landlord, can store & retrieve your tenancy agreement utility bills statement & insurance certificates in the portal. Let the system assist to organize your property-related documents. This will help you save time in organizing these important documents.





2. Add on property listings

Imagine, you have properties, you have visited the properties, and have photos taken, but it's all in-camera storage. Here, with the BlueDuck portal, upload your photos and property details in the portal. can also add on the other investment properties you have on hand. Digitizing your property management, all in one portal by just logging in. The best part is, you can share the link with your agents and start promoting to get potential new tenants in the future. It's convenient!



3. Transparency

The portal has accessibility for you, appointed agents, and your tenant to check on the tenancy status inclusive of the tenancy arrangement, especially on payment status. This will lower the risk of any dispute if it occurs. There are scenarios where the tenant may have made the payment but did not send the receipt for the landlord’s reference, which causes misunderstandings. With that, a tenant is advised to pay through BD portal, with the transaction record & audit trail all in the system. This will be a good practice for both tenant & landlord to improve on trust level and accountability.


Landlord View




Tenant View





Conclusion


Share this information with the landlord so that they can get their Referral Code in the BD landlord portal and share it with anyone if they successfully sign up with BlueDuck Zero Deposit, the landlord can enjoy an RM10 Shopee voucher for free! Do follow us on FB for the latest news and updates.



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New malls in Malaysia! Hooray! Or is it too many shopping malls?

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We are now in the phase of endemic, where new projects and upcoming projects are on the way to launch and in a progressive development by the developer to be ready on time. The economy is slowly rising up and back to what it used to be before the pandemic. surely they will be a new property rental bubble up in the market, and a lot of choices for you to choose from that suits your need.

Here are my Top 5 shopping malls that can bring new excitement and also new business opportunities in our country recently.

1. Datum Mall – mall directly linked to an LRT station


Making the way to a mall in KL can be a hassle when it involves finding a parking spot on the weekends. But there are malls such as Datum Mall, Datum Mall, Jelatek is located new LRT Jelatek Ampang. A strategic location for those who are traveling by public transport and also live in an area. which will be directly linked to Jelatek LRT Station via a 35-meter bridge so visitors won't have to struggle if they are driven by. The mall will be linked to a 712-residence development called Datum Jelatek, which features a circular skybridge with views of KL’s skyline that connects all three residential buildings. Datum Mall was set to open in 2020, but this has been pushed back due to the pandemic. No new opening date has been announced, but most of the building has now been completed, including the apartments. It is now scheduled for completion in 2024. 

2. D’immersione Avenue – new street mall in Mont Kiara


Mont Kiara residents are in luck. A new street mall – D’immersione Avenue – will open in 2023 in the bustling township, and to be another shopping and food hub for KL living near the upcoming mall to frequent. The mall is located just within 3km from Publika Shopping Gallery and in the luxury location of 1 Mont Kiara. It will host retailers covering boutiques, home and living stores, gyms, wellness centers, and eateries, for the convenience of residents of an integrated apartment complex and office building on the same grounds as the mall.

3. 8 Conlay – a futuristic mall with a glass dome and rooftop space


You might have heard of 8 Conlay. The two residential buildings attached to the mall went viral in 2019 when Malaysians expressed concern over its ‘slanting’ facade. But this is all part of the buildings’ unique spiral design to reflect the shape of the number eight. The mall will take on some pretty futuristic elements in its architecture too. Acting as a podium for three residential buildings managed by Kempinski Hotels, as well as a hotel and serviced suites, it will feature a futuristic glass-dome window at its entrance that lets shoppers look out onto the busy streets of KL while they shop. There’s also a rooftop deck here that will host events, bazaars, performances, and more. Completion of the mall was scheduled for June 2020, and it subsequently opened to the public in the second half of 2021. But due to the pandemic, the mall’s opening has been postponed, with its completion pushed to 2024.

4. Met Galleria – upcoming food hub in Mont Kiara


Met Galleria is another new retail center in Mont Kiara that’s hailed as a new bustling food hub for residents in the area. This includes residents from MET 1 Residences – an apartment building under the same developer as the mall – as well as buildings in its vicinity such as Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE). It’s a two-storey upmarket mall spanning 80,000 sq ft. About 40% of its space will comprise eateries, so Mont Kiara residents can have more restaurant choices for meals when it opens. 20% of the mall’s space will be dedicated to retail concept stores, with spaces reserved for service sectors, anchor tenants, showrooms, and other shops including kiosks. Met Galleria was scheduled to open in 2021. Currently, the building is still under construction after delays due to the pandemic. Target to be ready in 2024.

5 . 118 Mall – modern shopping center linked to Merdeka 118


Another new mall in KL situated a little closer to the City Centre is 118 Mall – a modern seven-storey shopping hub attached to Merdeka PNB 118, which is slated to be the second tallest building in the world once its construction is completed. Construction for the mall will be completed in June 2022, with tenants expected to occupy the building in the second half of the new year. This may seem like a long way to go, but the mall is worth keeping an eye on. It will house over 200 stores, and attractions such as an Eat Street with alfresco dining, a cinema complex, and a Malaysian Artisan District that will highlight local artisanal products and cuisine. As the mall is connected to Merdeka PNB 118, shoppers can decide to catch views of KL’s impeccable skyline at an Observation Deck once they’re done shopping too. The viewing area is set to take up four floors in the towering Merdeka PNB 118 skyscraper to offer visitors different angles of KL’s skyline from dusk to dawn. 


Summary
For those that have an interest in opening up a retail shop in the new upcoming mall that we have mentioned earlier. Check out BlueDuck Smart Commercial, the newest evolutionary standard in reducing vacant commercial units with BlueDuck Smart Commercial.  First in Malaysia, first in Southeast Asia. It helps you skip the traditional advance deposit that gonna cost you a big chunk of capital to move in. BlueDuck Smart Commercial will ease both tenant and landlord. For tenants, the most stand up point if you have this solution you gonna save a lot of cash flow, while for landlords, this will help your property to rent out faster. The great thing about this is all of the operations will be under BlueDuck web portal. Skip the rental deposit. Click on this link to find out more :)


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Landlord,What to Do With BlueDuck Portal?

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Welcome to our BD blog Ladies and Gents,


To all the new landlords that have already signed up with BlueDuck, thank you for your support, for upcoming landlords that are already in the midst of signing up with us, you are most welcome!


Do you know that when you sign up with BlueDuck Zero Deposit, you are supported with our complimentary software that helps to manage your tenancy? By using our Zero Deposit solution, you’re also able to access our system through your BD landlord portal! Let's check it out.





1. Document Storage

Imagine if you are still doing the traditional way of manual tracking on the rental, bill, and so on, many struggled to find the documents a few months down the road. With this portal, You, as the landlord, can store & retrieve your tenancy agreement utility bills statement & insurance certificates in the portal. Let the system assist to organize your property-related documents. This will help you save time in organizing these important documents.





2. Add on property listings

Imagine, you have properties, you have visited the properties, and have photos taken, but it's all in-camera storage. Here, with the BlueDuck portal, upload your photos and property details in the portal. can also add on the other investment properties you have on hand. Digitizing your property management, all in one portal by just logging in. The best part is, you can share the link with your agents and start promoting to get potential new tenants in the future. It's convenient!.




3. Transparency

The portal has accessibility for you, appointed agents, and your tenant to check on the tenancy status inclusive of the tenancy arrangement, especially on payment status. This will lower the risk of any dispute if it occurs. There are scenarios where the tenant may have made the payment but did not send the receipt for the landlord’s reference, which causes misunderstandings. With that, a tenant is advised to pay through BD portal, with the transaction record & audit trail all in the system. This will be a good practice for both tenant & landlord to improve on trust level and accountability.


Landlord View




Admin View




Tenant View



4. Tenant request for maintenance

If your tenant would like to request maintenance, like mover or cleaning services, your tenant can request through the portal with their logins. The property manager or you shall receive notification and may proceed to arrange the necessary arrangement for the said request. The request is tracked, and the tenant can share the areas that need to be fixed to do the arrangement. Before and after images can be uploaded as a record. This will help you stay organized and well updated. 




Conclusion

BlueDuck provides a dashboard view of the landlord’s property portfolio and assists in providing your tenancy-related information at your fingertips.  


With that, you can now share your referral code with anyone and if they successfully sign up with BlueDuck Zero Deposit, it is super easy.


Login to your landlord’s portal > My Profile to retrieve your Referral Code(Image below) and enjoy an RM10 Shopee voucher for free.


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Rental Deposit Insurance - The New Beginning or Malaysia

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In the rental environment, a security deposit, a traditional deposit is collected to protect the unit's owner against any damage caused by a renter. In case there is any damage to the property, the unit owner has the right to deduct the cost of repairs from the security deposit when the tenant moves out. In Malaysia, it usually involves 2.5 months' worth of basic rent. The rental deposit insurance service is completely new to the SEA region, while Malaysia is the first country to roll out this solution, it is still pretty new for most property investors, tenants, and property agents. 

Why Rental Deposit Insurance Is In The Market 

The rental deposit insurance is also called the zero deposit package in Malaysia or in some places like Germany. It started to roll out in Europe in 2017 or even earlier. These policies are available only at the beginning of a tenancy. Rental deposit insurance comes in package form and it depends on the total rental deposit to be covered, as well as the type of properties. Read more: BlueDuck Brochure 

What happens after the Landlord is Onboarded With BlueDuck Rental Deposit Insurance? 

A landlord can offer NO DEPOSIT as an alternative to speed up the rental process. With the new development happening, many tenants would often look for newer development and the landlord is struggling with the ongoing loan services and getting “THE” tenant. With Rental Deposit Insurance, the rental process is sped up as tenants do not have to fork out the initial upfront deposit while the landlord gets the rental income to ease their cash flow.  

IT IS AS EASY AS 3 SIMPLE STEPS!

Step 1: Go to www.blueduck.my, create a user account and add your property details

Step 2: Submit us the tenancy-related document upon confirmation of tenancy details.

Step 3: Rental Deposit Insurance is activated! The insurance Certificate is issued to the landlord and ready to be retrieved in your dedicated landlord logins in our BlueDuck portal.

What’s The Catch?

Before a tenant is onboard,  the tenant will need to get verified and qualified through our Tenant Profile.  A tenant’s profile will be verified with a supported credit check via CTOS, and ready to be qualified by the BlueDuck team to proceed with a 0 deposit upfront rental deal. 

Tenants also need to agree on the T&C which are:

1) Tenant is committed to allowing BD Pay to collect rental (Sign up a direct debit)

2) If the tenant runs away, their name will be registered in CTOS and no longer qualify for the BD packages in the future. 

3) With BD Pay to collect rental, 1% of the system fee will be collected. Eg: the rental is RM1,000, and the landlord receives RM990.

These will be supported by a declaration form to be signed by both tenant and landlord. Since a tenancy deal started with no deposit being collected, BlueDuck has implemented these ways to mitigate a landlord’s tenancy-related risks. This will eliminate the not-so-committed tenants and attract a committed tenant for the tenancy. 

So What’s Next? 

For landlords that are interested in this solution, register an account now on the BlueDuck website while your agent shall help you to post on the listings sites with “NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED” to attract tenants faster.  And.. you have begun the BlueDuck journey. For more, click the link here to get to know what BlueDuck has to offer, and check out our latest news on BlueDuck's FB Page today.


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5 Future Property Launch You Don't Want To Miss Out in 2023

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As a person who is aim to have a good life in KL, we want to have a good place to stay with a budget that suits our needs. Here is the list of the top 5 new properties that are going to launch in 2023 that you can consider.




Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC) is a visionary, state-of-the-art integrated development designed to complement and enhance the city’s cosmopolitan vibe. Strategically situated on a 19.4-acre site within the Golden Triangle, BBCC offers a complete cosmopolitan lifestyle that encompasses modern residential suites, hotels, retail, an entertainment hub, and a transit hub. Green lungs are threaded through the development to create a series of parks, gardens, and green pockets. If you are working in Klang Valley, and have a cosmopolitan style, this is for you, my friend. Add to your wish list.


Benefits:

  • City of Kuala Lumpur
  • Nearby MRT, LRT Station
  • Hot area for rent out




Dwitara Residences will be the first residential development in Surya PJ South. This condominium enclave features both elevated semi-detached and bungalow layouts with sizes ranging from 847 sq. ft (3 bedroom units) to 1,236 sq. ft (4 bedrooms dual-key units) with each unit comes with 2 carparks making them an ideal choice for individuals, growing families and multigenerational living. Dwitara Residences also come with an array of more than 30 specially designed facilities exclusively for residents. Surya PJ South's vision is to be the new landmark of Klang Valley upon completion of its 74 acres of master development. Its located between Petaling Jaya, Old Klang Road, and Sunway making it a desirable place for both owner occupiers and investors. Surya PJ South is the rising township comprising a mix of vibrant commercial hubs and modern residences. Its design concept helps to bring the new attraction of the city to the fore with the integration of communal spaces and public design to foster social interaction, where homes are designed for multigenerational living with lush greenery within the master development in the future. Another place to consider before you made your decision.


Benefits:

  • Dual Key units
  • Easy to rent out
  • Affordable price - starting 300k in the heart of Klang Valley




Strategically sited in Setiawangsa - 5km away from Kuala Lumpur City Centre, The Valley Residences is an urban sanctuary combining conveniences and connectivity with breathtaking views of the city and mountain range, making it a sought-after haven where you get to live contently and call your home. This development offers a wealth of over 60 enriching facilities spread across five levels of facility decks to pamper, awakening every inch of your soul. The Valley Residences are affordably priced from only RM508k for a 3-bedded unit of 1,018 sq ft, with larger options of up to 1,318 sq ft with 3+1 or 4 rooms. Collectively, it all adds up to an impeccable sanctuary that is embraced by nature, inspired by modernity, and perfected by design. For those who love nature and a peaceful environment, don't look back, check out the official website now and if you have extra money, register and book now before it's gone by the wind.


Benefits

  • Nearby KL City Centre
  • MRT/LRT Station
  • Crossfit Gym for gym junkies




This I can say is a strong contender in the market. The joy of green living is taken to the next level at Phase 2 of The ERA @ Duta North. A green and tranquil sanctuary is yours to access at any time of the day. It is the ultimate lifestyle landscape boasting 100 facilities including a 100-meter pool, a 1.26-acre wetlands sanctuary unique to the heart of the city, and a boutique retail space for convenience at your doorstep. A dedicated link bridge is also built exclusively for the residents enabling quick accessibility to sprawling neighboring areas.


The ERA @ Duta North is JKG Land’s flagship mixed commercial development located in the matured and well-connected township of Segambut and neighboring Mont’ Kiara, spanning over 14.8-acres. At just 8KM from KLCC, this FREEHOLD development provides an optimum balance satisfying lifestyle goals of living spaces to Work, Live, and Play.


Benefits:

  • Beautiful green Scenery
  • Awesome facilities like jungle tracking to Jelutong Forest
  • Freehold




Another prestigious project by award-winning Sime Darby Property, Cantara Residences is all about exceeding expectations. Fitness buffs will love our aqua gym and yoga lawn; love birds can stroll and marvel at our landscaped sky bridge connecting all four residential towers; while families and friends can reconnect over Sunday barbecues on Cantara Residences' podium. All this and more in a luxurious integrated development in the heart of Ara Damansara.


Benefits:

  • Freehold
  • Good surrounding amenities
  • For Sports enthusiasm

To summarize, there are plenty of new developments in the market for you to consider. Purchasing a property is a long-term commitment, hence with a clear intention of WHY you want to purchase the property can save you a lot of hassle. Was it for investment purposes, or was it for your own stay? Always do homework on the developer, property location, the bank loan rate, neighborhood, and anything that could help in your decision-making. 


Stay tuned and check out our blog BlueDuck to get more good info and trends in the property market. 


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BlueDuck Embarked As Payment Gateway Provider For Vendfun

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Hello again BlueDuck awesome blog readers, we’ve brand new partnerships to announce. We are proud to announce our new partnerships as the official payment gateway provider for Vendfun- The Hospitality Kiosk Solution Provider.


BlueDuck x Vendfun

The MoU ceremony was held in KL Convention Centre on 9/9/22 with almost 200 pax in the hall to witness the event.  With this strategic partnership, BlueDuck is delighted to work with Vendfun in providing a digital payment platform with BD Pay in easing Vendfun’s monthly collection.Vendfun’s clients can rent the kiosks and start to kick-start their automation journey. With that, through the monthly kiosk rentals, businesses can now make payments via FPX online banking and credit card. BlueDuck is excited to be able to support Vendfun businesses with the latest payment technology. 


“Our vision is to automate & digitize the business operation for all businesses” - BlueDuck founder and CEO, Earnest Wong


Vendfun -The Hospitality  Kiosk Solution Provider

Industry’s First Hybrid Kiosk that helps hospitality operators to provide a unique check-in/out experience. In layman's terms, Vendfun is offering a robot or self-operating machine to ease the F&B & Hospitality business operation, in return for lower business operation costs & minimizing human dependency. 

Vendfun F&B Kiosk was introduced to help business owners to manage outlets more efficiently through payment automation. Besides check-in/check-out features, Vendfun offers kiosks that are simple for F&B businesses to access a digital menu, personally customize orders, and make secure payments directly into the system – all contactless. Eg likes McDonald's ordering kiosks. Super cool and great user experience.

“Vendfun F&B Kiosk was introduced to help business owners to manage outlets more efficiently using automation. Meanwhile, it makes it simple for customers to access a digital menu, personally customize orders, and make secure payments directly into the system – all contactless.” - Vendfun CEO, Benny Wee 

So, what is BD Pay? 

BD Pay is a white-label payment gateway that connects thru API. This innovative technology will help automate payment collection for businesses to create a seamless experience for customers. The benefit of this innovation is that it will help to improve businesses’ cash flow through auto debiting your customer’s account which helps to reduce businesses’ bad debts. Through collection automation, it will help in reducing administrative work which could help in increasing efficiency in revenue-generating tasks instead. 

Well, people love options! 

Through BD Pay, your customers can now choose to pay via credit card, or FPX online banking through different periods of installment agreed upon. For most businesses, your brand is the brand your customers are attracted to. With the payment gateway being white-label, you as the business owner will be portrayed as a modern and up-to-date business that empowers technology which will strengthen your position in the market. While the onboarding process is easy and seamless, it only takes a few working days for businesses to onboard. We aim to have businesses have personal merchant ID so that your businesses get your collectibles within 24 hours. Fast settlement!

Want to know more?

Check out https://www.vendfun.com/ to find out more. We believe that this partnership will bring the dimension of how payment collection is able to empower businesses. Vendfun has joined hands and laid its vision through technology with BlueDuck in bringing revolutionary standards to the Proptech industry together. With this, together, we embrace technology to a higher level of convenience and user experience for all of our customers.  

To know more about BD Pay, book an e-meet with us here

#blueduck #bdpay #fintech #paymentgateway #partnerships 


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