Branch Banking

Citibank Singapore launching new satellite wealth advisory hubs in 2024

The Parkway Parade hub and One Holland Village hub expands Citi’s physical footprints.

HSBC Singapore appoints new head of commercial banking

She previously held the role of head of global banking.

BPI eyes shifting branch agent role from transactions to advisory: exec

President and CEO TG Limcaoco said that BPI wants their branch agents to spend 70% of their time offering advice to clients.

Vietnam’s Techcombank opens two new HQs in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh

The buildings are energy-efficient and wholly owned by the bank.

Why optimised office space unlocks more workplace value for banks

Mike Davis, Managing Director of Occupier Services for Asia-Pacific at Colliers, sheds light on the real estate strategies employed by banking and...

Thailand’s KBank has issued U$546m in sustainable financing

It shared plans to replace its cards with EVs or shift to using biofuel.

BPI’s first half earnings leaps one-fourth from last year’s

It reached a consolidated net earnings of P25.3b during the period.

Chinese joint stock banks turn sour, economic outlook grim

All five banks saw single-digit contractions in operating income.

Hang Seng Bank opens two new cross-boundary wealth management centres

One is in Shenzhen and the other is in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Hiring freeze felt as HK banks focus on talent development

Many senior roles in banking get cut, but relationship managers, private bankers, and tech roles remain sought after.

MUFG halfway to its 2030 sustainable finance target

The bank has funded JPY19.4t as of 2022, over halfway to its JPY35t target by 2030.

Bank of Singapore appoints Ranjit Khanna as Middle East global market head and Dubai branch chief

The appointment is effective 3 April 2023 and subject to regulatory approval.

OCBC opens Wuhan branch

OCBC Wing Hang Bank (China) now has 19 branches across 14 cities.

Citi entices Hong Kong’s ultra-wealthy with first-ever Global Wealth Centre

The 10,000-square-foot space is staffed by senior bankers and specialists.

Why the universal banking model is no longer sustainable

Changing customer attitudes and lowered barriers to entry has transformed how banks’ fortunes are made.