Exclusives

Financial Technology, Retail Banking
17 Oct 20
UOB’s mobile-only bank makes use of personalization to attract Thailand, Indonesia’s tech-savvy generation.
Banking Technology
16 Oct 20
Their partnership with Cloudera has given them valuable insight on customer behavior.
Financial Technology, Lending & Credit
16 Oct 20
The platform also allows merchants to effectively manage expenses.
Financial Technology
10 Oct 20
Individuals and businesses scramble to adapt, but pitfalls remain.
Retail Banking
9 Oct 20
Joel Fastenberg talks about how Citi rose to the challenge of digitization, work-from-home and diversity.
Markets
25 Sep 20
Is there really a capital exodus from Hong Kong to Singapore?
Markets
11 Sep 20
Lenders are relying too much on past risk data and numbers instead of long-term growth prospects.
Retail Banking
6 Sep 20
The neobank has outlined a bold plan to kickstart a new generation of virtual-savvy customers.
Financial Technology, Retail Banking
21 Aug 20
The consortium is going big with its dream of meeting the underserved youth’s financial needs globally.
Co-Written / Partner
6 Aug 20
More than 120 banks were awarded in this year’s programme.
Retail Banking
30 Jul 20
The bank’s slogan of co-creation belies a strong charm offensive of attractive deposit rates.
Financial Technology, Lending & Credit
23 Jul 20
The platform matches up customers’ loan needs from banks and lenders.
Retail Banking
10 Jul 20
Bank BRI recorded $33.5m in transaction value from local MSME exports in 2019.
Markets
3 Jul 20
The Financial Services Agency has let go of its bank inspection manual.
Branch Banking
3 Jul 20
This is the bank’s first branch to have an interactive screen.
Markets
19 Jun 20
A more flexible Payment Services Act makes it easier for fintechs to apply full operations in Singapore.
Markets
11 Jun 20
Small banks could lose market share as digital newcomers target underserved segments.
Retail Banking
10 Jun 20
The bank’s CEOs and board members no longer have their own offices and instead work together in one large space.
Financial Technology
10 Jun 20
Singapore alone houses hundreds of fintech companies, ramping up competition.
Lending & Credit
3 Jun 20
More than 60 customers now comprise the group.
Retail Banking
23 May 20
The bank is gearing up its tech and customer-employee experience as neobanks loom.
Wholesale Banking
22 May 20
But 51% of ASEAN banks have yet to fulfill even a quarter of ESG criteria.
Financial Technology, Lending & Credit
16 May 20
The platform generates a credit scorecard in just one second, based on 1.3 million features from opt-in smartphone metadata.
Cards & Payments, Financial Technology
9 May 20
The payments provider has been forging new tech-based products and partnerships to keep up.
Cards & Payments
1 May 20
They are charging 0.5% from merchants who use their services as subscriptions soar.
Retail Banking
4 Apr 20
Exodus of corporate clients, mortgage risks, and dropping credit card use pose a big threat on revenues.
Retail Banking
5 Mar 20
Products need to be sustainable and scalable to meet the needs of the unbanked.
Cards & Payments
28 Feb 20
Card users turn to cash as they steer clear of lofty transaction fees and poor exchange rates.
Financial Technology
20 Feb 20
Fintechs may tap into US$9.07t (¥984t) of individual cash sitting in banks, says the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Financial Technology
17 Jan 20
The lender has set aside as much as 20% of its FY19 operating expenses on tech.
Banking Technology, Retail Banking
16 Jan 20
Heavy investments in technology will mean nothing without investing in manpower, according to experts.
Retail Banking
11 Jan 20
They launched mobile wallet KBZPay, banking on the country's high smartphone penetration to improve financial connectivity.
Retail Banking
11 Jan 20
Incumbents are building up capabilities and forging partnerships with former foes to stay competitive.
Foreign Exchange
10 Jan 20
Citi launched a pricing engine that cuts the time it takes to route a trade between Singapore to Tokyo.
Financial Technology
16 Dec 19
They might introduce new business models and solve overcapacity, says a former central bank deputy governor.
Financial Technology
15 Dec 19
Mastercard and Tappy are using token technology to allow payments using accessories.
Retail Banking
18 Nov 19
In anticipation of the future of work, it launched UnionBank University about a decade ago to stay ahead.
Financial Technology
17 Nov 19
It plans to enter partnerships to develop bespoke insurance solutions.
Financial Technology, Retail Banking
17 Nov 19
In the first half of the year ended June 31, kakaobank hauled net income of KRW10b ($8.58m), booking net profit for the first time following a...
Islamic Banking
10 Nov 19
CIMB Group has pledged to invest $477m over the next five years to strengthen its digital platforms.