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Why LINE Bank chose Indonesia as its third home

After successful launches in Thailand and Taiwan, LINE is going steady in Indonesia.

Why LINE Bank chose Indonesia as its third home

After successful launches in Thailand and Taiwan, LINE is going steady in Indonesia.

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.

Why this SG-based fintech firm is ending the pen-and-paper era of financial advisors

GoalsMapper used its cloud-based platform to help financial advisors support 80,000 clients.

How Citi’s hiring spree sets into motion its $150b new AUM goal by 2025

The bank looks to hire 1,500 new employees in Singapore alone and triple AUM.

Hong Kong banks face ‘brain drain’ as talents flee amidst strict travel restrictions 

More expats may leave with their families when the school year ends mid-2022.

OCBC NISP transforms its branch into a financial fitness gym

This is the bank’s way to instill the “FinanciallyFit first, CrazyRich later” mindset to the younger generation.

Supporting multinationals to uncover ambitions in Asia 

Citi views sustainable financing as both a mandate and an opportunity to partner clients in their ESG journey.

Talent & Tech at the heart of Munir Nanji’s mission to grow Citi Central Europe

He is tasked with implementing the "New" Europe Strategy and reap full benefits of growth.

Wait and see tactics: PH central bank holds off on tightening monetary policies

However, a threat from the West makes it seem that the central bank may be overly confident.

Singapore’s financial institutions on the lookout for risks arising from Russia

Local FIs are reportedly taking appropriate measures to manage risks, says MAS.

Could Bakong pave the way for digital currency in Cambodia?

Similar to its namesake, the platform is now the backbone of the country’s digital payments system.

Uncertainties arising from Ukraine invasion threaten Asian banks’ asset quality: analysts

Impact on the financial market will ultimately depend on how events will unfold in the coming days.

DBS Digital Exchange poised to become key player in digital assets 

The members-only exchange is one of the world’s first bank-backed digital exchanges.

BRI employs AI ‘brain’ to merge its digital and physical presence

BRIBrain has helped the bank reduce loan application times from 2 weeks to 2 minutes

Why Siam Commercial Bank is transforming itself into a fintech group

With its reorganisation, the group plans to expand to a customer base of 200 million.

China’s new foreign-friendly financial market brimming with opportunities, but limits still abound

If authorities remove the “execution-only” restriction in WM Connect, money flows in the channel could grow ten times bigger than the $22.5b quota...

Why banks need more tech experts in their board rooms

Massive adoption of tech without critical tech advice from experts could spell doom for lenders.