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60% of commercial banks don’t have women in C-suite roles

No woman was appointed CEO of a commercial bank over the past year.
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60% of commercial banks don’t have women in C-suite roles

No woman was appointed CEO of a commercial bank over the past year.
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APAC ex Japan investment banking fees in Q1 falls to lowest level in 8 years

Equity capital market fees were halved, whilst debt capital market fees were static.

Empathy deficit erodes customers’ trust in banks

Customers who feel valued are willing to spend more for banking products.

BPI Private Wealth aims to double assets and capture 25% local HNW market

CEO Maria Theresa Marcial says they are targeting US$53b in AUM by 2026.

How have banks’ wealth management pivots played out?

There’s up to $25b in fees to be made in Asia, but it’s a tough market, an analyst said.

Why Singaporeans are okay with locking away over $4b of their money

Customers can only access ‘locked’ money with a physical card or by visiting a branch. 

UOB’s Christine Ip reflects on 3-decade banking career and circling back to the arts

Ip believes that finance and creativity go hand-in-hand in building a holistic pool of talents in UOB.

StanChart's Maisie Chong on never saying no to seizing opportunities, paying it forward

Chong shares the joy of finding greater satisfaction and fulfilment through the course of work.

OCBC’s Mayda Lim in building the next pipeline of tech, banking talent

Lim weaves the need to support women bankers with the wider talent shortage in the industry.

Hong Kong’s total loans, deposits fall in January

This reflects fund outflows from corporates, says the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Loan rate cut weighs on Chinese banks’ interest margins, profits 

China Construction Bank, ICBC, and CITIC Bank will be most negatively affected.

Number of fintechs in SEA to double by 2027

Singapore will have 867 fintechs for every 1 million people, UnaFinancial said.

How HomePay is combating renovation scams in Singapore

Money is put in an escrow account and disbursed when milestones are reached.

Hong Kong’s credit card issuers advised to seek more merchant deals

Most issuers focus more on onboarding card users, the study found.

UBC Chairman Nirvana Chaudhary aims for Top 5 spot in Sri Lanka’s banking sector

He says collaborations are key to driving the Union Bank of Colombo to the top.