Asian Banking & Finance

Thailand’s TISCO maintains strict credit policy as car loans fall
It will maintain its high dividend payout but won’t heed calls to raise it, analysts said.
Malaysian banks’ asset quality strong but profits to stay flat in 2024
A sustained currency depreciation may affect import-reliant sectors, an analyst warned.
Taiwan’s domestic banks extended $300.7b in SME loans
This accounts for 65% of all loans extended to all enterprises.
PH central bank revokes license of local money changer
Money changer NIKKO reportedly committed “serious violations” of money laundering laws.
Union Bank’s profit outlook dims on higher costs and riskier loans
It has less buffers for loan losses than lower-rated banking peers, Moody’s Ratings warned.
Hang Seng Bank warns against phishing email
The emails lead to a fraudulent website that may request their bank or card information.
New Sydney investment offers 65% loan-to-value ratio
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Conservative lending reflects cautious market sentiment in Sydney's industrial sector.
StanChart taps Cushman & Wakefield for upgraded property services
C&W will help drive the bank's sustainability agenda across its real estate portfolio.
Maybank offers financial package for registered charities
They offered the first recyclable grant in Singapore.
Korean banks to ease lending standards for companies and mortgages
But banks are expected to tighten lending standards for household loans.
Malaysia warns against four unauthorised companies
They have similar names to companies authorised by BNM but are not related to them.
Alliance Bank lowers fixed deposit rates
The counter rate for 1-month fixed deposits is now just 2.65% from 2.75%.
Hong Kong launches new credit reference operating model
Credit Data Smart will guide the collection of credit as future reference to loan providers.
Ant International to build Malaysia digital business centre and is hiring 500 roles
The centre is expected to move in at The Exchange 106 by 2025.

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Cards & Payments Zed challenges banking norms with no interest, forward-looking credit card
The soon-to-be-launched card will underwrite based on present and future income, not just past financial records.
Banking Technology Why tokenization and funding are two key issues for financial disruptors in 2024
HSBC's Vincent Lau a lineup of 250 speakers to discuss these at Money 20/20 Asia.
Investment Banking Techcombank’s Prasenji Chakravarti lays bare their ESG strategy
The bank is transforming its IT infrastructure to better process green data.
Retail Banking Banks grapple through era of disruption by being the disruptor
Companies are facing not just tech transformations but also shorter skill lifespans for their workforce.
Banking Technology Empathy deficit erodes customers’ trust in banks
Customers who feel valued are willing to spend more for banking products.
What Makes BNI's API Service Stand Out in the Open Banking Era?
Until December 2023, the bank's application programming interface attracted 4,000 customers and generated transactions worth IDR 828 trillion in the past year.
Wealth Management BPI Private Wealth aims to double assets and capture 25% local HNW market
CEO Maria Theresa Marcial says they are targeting US$53b in AUM by 2026.

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Thailand’s TISCO maintains strict credit policy as car loans fall
It will maintain its high dividend payout but won’t heed calls to raise it, analysts said.
Malaysian banks’ asset quality strong but profits to stay flat in 2024
A sustained currency depreciation may affect import-reliant sectors, an analyst warned.
Taiwan’s domestic banks extended $300.7b in SME loans
This accounts for 65% of all loans extended to all enterprises.
PH central bank revokes license of local money changer
Money changer NIKKO reportedly committed “serious violations” of money laundering laws.
Union Bank’s profit outlook dims on higher costs and riskier loans
It has less buffers for loan losses than lower-rated banking peers, Moody’s Ratings warned.
Hang Seng Bank warns against phishing email
The emails lead to a fraudulent website that may request their bank or card information.
New Sydney investment offers 65% loan-to-value ratio
^ "https://vimeo.com/936119121"
Conservative lending reflects cautious market sentiment in Sydney's industrial sector.
StanChart taps Cushman & Wakefield for upgraded property services
C&W will help drive the bank's sustainability agenda across its real estate portfolio.
Maybank offers financial package for registered charities
They offered the first recyclable grant in Singapore.
Korean banks to ease lending standards for companies and mortgages
But banks are expected to tighten lending standards for household loans.
Malaysia warns against four unauthorised companies
They have similar names to companies authorised by BNM but are not related to them.
Alliance Bank lowers fixed deposit rates
The counter rate for 1-month fixed deposits is now just 2.65% from 2.75%.
Hong Kong launches new credit reference operating model
Credit Data Smart will guide the collection of credit as future reference to loan providers.
Ant International to build Malaysia digital business centre and is hiring 500 roles
The centre is expected to move in at The Exchange 106 by 2025.

Exclusives

Cards & Payments Zed challenges banking norms with no interest, forward-looking credit card
The soon-to-be-launched card will underwrite based on present and future income, not just past financial records.
Banking Technology Why tokenization and funding are two key issues for financial disruptors in 2024
HSBC's Vincent Lau a lineup of 250 speakers to discuss these at Money 20/20 Asia.
Investment Banking Techcombank’s Prasenji Chakravarti lays bare their ESG strategy
The bank is transforming its IT infrastructure to better process green data.
Retail Banking Banks grapple through era of disruption by being the disruptor
Companies are facing not just tech transformations but also shorter skill lifespans for their workforce.
Banking Technology Empathy deficit erodes customers’ trust in banks
Customers who feel valued are willing to spend more for banking products.
What Makes BNI's API Service Stand Out in the Open Banking Era?
Until December 2023, the bank's application programming interface attracted 4,000 customers and generated transactions worth IDR 828 trillion in the past year.
Wealth Management BPI Private Wealth aims to double assets and capture 25% local HNW market
CEO Maria Theresa Marcial says they are targeting US$53b in AUM by 2026.

Join the Asian Banking & Finance community