Public Bank

Public Bank is a Malaysian bank based in Kuala Lumpur. It is currently one of the biggest banks in Southeast Asia, with over $91b in assets and $18b market capitalization.

It is the largest bank in Malaysia by shareholders' funds; second largest by market capitalization, just behind Maybank; and third largest by total assets, behind Maybank and CIMB.

The bank currently has a network of 259 branches and over 2000 self terminals in Malaysia alone.

Public Bank net profit up 14.3% to $1.08b in 9M 2023

Total loans rose faster than the Malaysian banking industry average.

Public Bank net profit up 14.3% to $1.08b in 9M 2023

Total loans rose faster than the Malaysian banking industry average.

Public bank ties up with gov’t to finance SMEs

Domestic exposure for SME-based commercial lending is equivalent to an 18.6% industry market share.

Public Bank posts 18% YoY net profit growth for 1H 2023

Its overseas operations accounted for 7.8% of the overall earnings.

Public Bank ties with PRO-NET, bolster presence in NEV industry

The bank commits NEV lending to reach RM33b by 2025.

Malaysia’s Public Bank extended $2.6b 'affordable home' loans in 2022

The bank has given out RM67b in commercial loans to Malaysian SMEs.

Malaysia's Public Bank funds $262,000 to eco-schools programme

The programme aims to promote climate education in schools using a project-based learning approach.

Public Bank unveils PB SecureSign in major security overhaul

This is in line with the bank’s commitment to boost cyber protection.

Public Bank posts 22.6% net profit surge in Q1

It expects market volatility to be heavily influenced by US and EU banking environment.

Public Bank launches cross-border QR payments to Singapore

Merchants and individuals can exchange payments to and from either country.

Public Bank Berhad aims for $11b in ESG-friendly financing by 2025

It also plans to finance energy-efficient vehicles worth $7b by 2025.

Public Bank offers repayment relief to Malaysia flood victims

Customers affected by the floods can defer monthly loan payments for up to 6 months.

Public Bank H1 profits stumble over one-off prosperity tax

This was partially offset by higher net interest income.

Public Bank raises lending rate, fixed deposit rate by 0.25%

This follows after the local regulator raised its policy rate by 25 basis points.

Public Bank net profits down 8.6% in Q1 as one-off tax bites

The operating environment remains challenging, the bank’s founder said.

Malaysia’s Public Bank raises lending rate by 0.25%

The new base rate will be 2.25%, and base lending rate at 5.72%   Public Bank is increasing its Base Rate (BR), Base Lending Rate (BLR) / Base Financing Rate (BFR) by 0.25%, effective 13 May.   The bank’s new BR will be at 2.52% from 2.27%, whilst the BLR/BFR will be at 5.72% from 5.47%.   The bank’s fixed deposit rates will also be increased by 0.25% across all tenures.   The move came following Bank Negara Malaysia’s Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) hike by 25 basis points from 1.75% to 2.00% on 11 May. 

Malaysia’s Public Bank offers 6-month moratorium to customers

This is in line with the Pemulih stimulus package announced by the government.