In Focus

Why the hybrid work model is here to stay for banks

Banks stand to lose on cost savings and even on attracting talent if they stubbornly push for the return of pre-pandemic work set-up.
4 days ago

Why the hybrid work model is here to stay for banks

Banks stand to lose on cost savings and even on attracting talent if they stubbornly push for the return of pre-pandemic work set-up.
4 days ago

Philippines’ newest neobank aims to disrupt the industry with a dash of personality

Tonik Digital Bank wants to become the first bank brand in the country with “a sense of humor.”
12 days ago

How does Taiwan’s bilingual push enhance the competitive edge of its banks?

We spoke with local banks and the regulator to ask how the bilingual services enhances the financial industry's global competitiveness.
19 days ago

Japan’s top internet-only bank seeks to scale Taiwan’s banking industry

Rakuten International Commercial Bank leverages its parent’s 20 years’ experience in Japan and its extensive global network of companies and partners.
26 days ago

How Philippines’ cash management services thrived amongst MSMEs amidst the crisis

BDO, Security Bank, and BPI on how the pandemic changed Philippines' cash management services industry.
1 month ago

Lending remains in doldrums despite APAC’s improved credit conditions

About 18% of the region’s financial institutions still have a negative outlook, says S&P.
1 month ago

Indonesia upturns payments market with new foreign-friendly rules

The new regulations reduce the number of licenses and makes clinching foreign capital easier.
1 month ago

Indonesia upturns payments market with new foreign-friendly rules

The new regulations reduce the number of licenses and makes clinching foreign capital easier.
1 month ago

Japanese banks' risk controls under test following Archegos fallout

After Nomura and MUFG, other banks are likely to announce losses related to the US investment firm.
1 month ago

Strong IPO turnout buoys Thailand's investment banks in 2020

Market rebounded in H2 2020 and raised higher capital compared to 2019.
1 month ago

Japanese bank’s risk controls under test following Archegos fallout

After Nomura and MUFG, other banks are likely to announce losses related to the US investment firm.
2 months ago

Still a long way ahead for the Philippines' digital banking hopes

Infrastructure and consumer issues remain, even with the framework laid out.
2 months ago

Long way ahead for the Philippines’ digital banking hopes

Infrastructure and consumer issues remain, even with the framework laid out.
2 months ago

What's up with central banks' craze around digital currencies?

Whilst it may improve payment systems, card firms and payment platforms won’t be happy with the potential new competition.
2 months ago

Singapore banks headed for stronger profits in 2021: analysts

Credit growth is expected to accelerate mildly by 5% in 2021, according to Moody’s.
2 months ago

Singapore banks to see stronger profits in 2021: analysts

Credit growth is expected to accelerate mildly by 5%, according to Moody’s.
2 months ago

Thailand IPO boom to buoy Siam Commercial Bank's bottom line

The country is Asia's second most active IPO market in 2020.
2 months ago