Asian Banking & Finance

Recovering business activity props up Thai banks’ revenues 
Credit costs will remain elevated in the long-term, however.
Malaysia’s card payment market value to grow 15.2% in 2022
A perfect storm for card adoption is brewing in the country.
China’s new bank loans plummet in July amidst COVID fare-ups, property jitters
Analyst warned that new lending may continue to disappoint in the near term.
Grab unveils US$1m GrabScholar programme, new GrabMerchant Centre
The superapp aims to support small businesses and upskill the future workforce.
BOC HK, BOC Life launch green savings insurance plan
It offers up to a 3% annualised guaranteed rate of return at policy maturity.
Atome Financial secures US$100m debt facility with HSBC Singapore
It operates buy now pay later platform Atome and Indonesia’s Kredit Pintar.
India tightens rules for digital lending
Lenders may no longer increase credit limits without the consent of the borrower.
Maybank enables Singapore, Malaysia card users to link with ApplePay
This includes users of Mastercard and Visa credit, debit, and prepaid cards.
OCBC enables direct CPF account top-ups from digital app
This makes OCBC the first bank to enable this outside of the CPF website.
Indonesia’s fintech investments bucks global trend, hits record high in H1
Payment gateway Xendit raised $300m in its Series D funding to help push up the numbers.
Hong Kong’s ZA Bank launches investment fund service
All subscription fees are waived until 31 December 2022.

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Investment Banking Thailand plays catch up with global green finance goals
Banks are calling for legislators to impose carbon tax and a common taxonomy of goals.
Banking Technology Data is the bane and boon of addressing sustainable investment gap
Wielding this tool the right way is key to pushing and meeting ESG goals, says Experian’s Sisca Margaretta.
Retail Banking How Singapore banks are closing the gender gap
Most banks have already exceeded the 2021 regional average of 18.5% employed women per firm.
Small step for Green Link Digital Bank, large leap for Singapore MSMEs
Size does not matter for Singapore’s newest wholesale digital bank.
Cards & Payments SMEs embrace flexible payments as consumers seek digital options
This is accompanied by the rise of biometrics to safeguard accounts.
Banking Technology Why LINE Bank chose Indonesia as its third home
After successful launches in Thailand and Taiwan, LINE is going steady in Indonesia.
Cards & Payments Alternative payments dominate Asia as credit card use dwindles
BNPL may not be the plastic killer everyone touts it to be, but it's attracting underserved customers.

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Recovering business activity props up Thai banks’ revenues 
Credit costs will remain elevated in the long-term, however.
Malaysia’s card payment market value to grow 15.2% in 2022
A perfect storm for card adoption is brewing in the country.
China’s new bank loans plummet in July amidst COVID fare-ups, property jitters
Analyst warned that new lending may continue to disappoint in the near term.
Grab unveils US$1m GrabScholar programme, new GrabMerchant Centre
The superapp aims to support small businesses and upskill the future workforce.
BOC HK, BOC Life launch green savings insurance plan
It offers up to a 3% annualised guaranteed rate of return at policy maturity.
Atome Financial secures US$100m debt facility with HSBC Singapore
It operates buy now pay later platform Atome and Indonesia’s Kredit Pintar.
India tightens rules for digital lending
Lenders may no longer increase credit limits without the consent of the borrower.
Maybank enables Singapore, Malaysia card users to link with ApplePay
This includes users of Mastercard and Visa credit, debit, and prepaid cards.
OCBC enables direct CPF account top-ups from digital app
This makes OCBC the first bank to enable this outside of the CPF website.
Indonesia’s fintech investments bucks global trend, hits record high in H1
Payment gateway Xendit raised $300m in its Series D funding to help push up the numbers.
Hong Kong’s ZA Bank launches investment fund service
All subscription fees are waived until 31 December 2022.

Exclusives

Investment Banking Thailand plays catch up with global green finance goals
Banks are calling for legislators to impose carbon tax and a common taxonomy of goals.
Banking Technology Data is the bane and boon of addressing sustainable investment gap
Wielding this tool the right way is key to pushing and meeting ESG goals, says Experian’s Sisca Margaretta.
Retail Banking How Singapore banks are closing the gender gap
Most banks have already exceeded the 2021 regional average of 18.5% employed women per firm.
Small step for Green Link Digital Bank, large leap for Singapore MSMEs
Size does not matter for Singapore’s newest wholesale digital bank.
Cards & Payments SMEs embrace flexible payments as consumers seek digital options
This is accompanied by the rise of biometrics to safeguard accounts.
Banking Technology Why LINE Bank chose Indonesia as its third home
After successful launches in Thailand and Taiwan, LINE is going steady in Indonesia.
Cards & Payments Alternative payments dominate Asia as credit card use dwindles
BNPL may not be the plastic killer everyone touts it to be, but it's attracting underserved customers.

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