In Focus

12 Dec 18
From 4.7% in end-2016, loans booked double-digit growth of 14.9% in November.
5 Dec 18
Innovative fintechs are filling in gaps in order to meet the complex digital demands of this booming client base.
28 Nov 18
Incumbents are launching VC arms and innovation labs to avoid being outpaced.
21 Nov 18
The pivot to retail has boosted NIMs, loan growth and operational efficiency.
14 Nov 18
Megabanks have easier access to funding and have more stable asset quality.
7 Nov 18
Although the amount of nonbank third-party payment skyrocketed 480% from 2014-2017, mobile payments by banks rose by 798% over the same period....
31 Oct 18
DBS and OCBC are regional leaders in fintech and innovation.
17 Oct 18
It rolled out a real-time fund transfer system, open API guidelines, virtual banks authorisation in 2018 alone.
9 Oct 18
The bank enhanced 64% of its ATM's cost and acquired 10% more customers with 40% less branches.
3 Oct 18
Lower credit costs lifted average operating profit/risk weighted assets from 1.6% in 2017 to 2.2% in H1 2018.
26 Sep 18
The two players have been booking losses as they ramp up IT spending.
19 Sep 18
India, Indonesia, and the Philippines will benefit from a favourable demographic shift whilst Korea and Japan will flounder.
12 Sep 18
Indonesian and Philippine banks may lose up to $3.8b and $1.3b respectively as they fail to hold on to their dominance.
4 Sep 18
The HKMA has received 29 applications in the first round of screening ending August 31.
22 Aug 18
Overseeing 21 public sector banks has proven too difficult a task for the government.
15 Aug 18
Much has been said about slower credit growth but banks could also look forward to improving asset quality.
8 Aug 18
An earnings turnaround is in sight by 2020 as banks start shedding off bad loans.
1 Aug 18
Lending to SME operators will keep NPL formation levels elevated.
25 Jul 18
Tier 1 Capital ratio could fall from 9.4% to 8% by 2019.
2 Jul 18
Chinese lenders held the top four places in overall ranking based on Tier 1 capital.
27 Jun 18
Easing monetary policy will ease credit crunch firms face as part of the shadow banking crackdown.
20 Jun 18
The likely target will be individuals shunned by private banking and pushed into premium retail banking models.
13 Jun 18
Assets under management grew 15.2% which is almost double Europe’s 7.5%.
6 Jun 18
The bulk of PRC lending is geared towards lower credit quality firms like SMEs.
30 May 18
Lenders handled a whopping $11.1t in mobile payments in the first quarter alone.
23 May 18
The Indonesian rupiah has plunged to a three-year low which might level strain on the banking system.
15 May 18
The sector is poised for profitability as it nears the end of the bad loan cycle.
9 May 18
Banks are pooling resources to break growth ceilings with the planned development of a blockchain-powered trade finance platform.
1 May 18
CAGR from 2009 to 2016 clocked in at 12%.
26 Apr 18
Amidst tighter regulatory pressures, analysts weigh in on whether Asia is still a market worth conquering.
17 Apr 18
Mobile banking has grown at least twofold in Emerging Asia to outpace other e-banking types.
10 Apr 18
New markets and new target demographics may just help banks stay afloat.
5 Apr 18
DBS stays ahead of the pack after growing its digital team since 2009.
29 Mar 18
They lead the rest of the world when shares of global banks plunged 17%.
28 Mar 18
Bank lending to households represent half of GDP and 82% of disposable income in 2017.
15 Mar 18
The mainland’s deleveraging programme will drive cross-border loan activity but pose risks to LGFVs.
13 Mar 18
Singapore banks lead the pack as over half pledge to increase investment by over 5%.
7 Mar 18
The tech giant is in talks with JPMorgan Chase to create a product similar to a checking account.
23 Feb 18
Consumers are increasingly using e-wallets for their daily transactions like food and transport.
15 Feb 18
Should banks worry now that they have new competition?