On-demand workforce platform GoGet Malaysia has joined in partnership with the nation’s Employees Provident Fund (EPF) on the launch of Malaysia’s first integrated EPF-savings programme through its GoGetter app. The collaboration will bring financial services to prepare gig workers for retirement and provide them with benefits commonly available to full-time employees from insurance to social security protection with ease.
The two agencies commemorated the partnership with an MoU signing held on February 23rd. In a statement from the signing, EPF expressed how its collaboration with GoGet is part of its agenda to ‘cast the social security net wider and extend coverage to those in the informal sector and gig workers.
GoGet’s CEO and co-founder Francesca Chia also added how, “there have been other business modes in the nation where it’s just an encouragement to save but they don’t support the actual act of saving seamlessly.”
“Whereas what we do is we have really done a feature in the app where through a click of the button, you can automatically [enable] a portion of your savings to go to EPF.”
This collaboration adds to a series of partnerships between GoGet and government bodies that included offering SOCSO-orientated social security, financial literacy programs with PIDM, and job placements through MDEC's B40 program.