In Focus

21 Oct 20
Going digital does not equal better cost benefits, and developed markets are most at risk, says Morgan Stanley.
17 Oct 20
UOB’s mobile-only bank makes use of personalization to attract Thailand, Indonesia’s tech-savvy generation.
10 Oct 20
Individuals and businesses scramble to adapt, but pitfalls remain.
9 Oct 20
Joel Fastenberg talks about how Citi rose to the challenge of digitization, work-from-home and diversity.
1 Oct 20
Earnings will plunge YoY and rebound QoQ at the same time.
25 Sep 20
Is there really a capital exodus from Hong Kong to Singapore?
15 Sep 20
Operational green shoots remain vulnerable as borders are still closed.
11 Sep 20
Lenders are relying too much on past risk data and numbers instead of long-term growth prospects.
6 Sep 20
The neobank has outlined a bold plan to kickstart a new generation of virtual-savvy customers.
2 Sep 20
Wide credit-to-GDP elevate risks linked to economic imbalances.
26 Aug 20
The gap could expand up to $943b by 2024.
21 Aug 20
The consortium is going big with its dream of meeting the underserved youth’s financial needs globally.
18 Aug 20
Their target markets have been severely hit by the pandemic.
11 Aug 20
Loan moratoriums are set to expire in H2, putting asset and loan quality at risk.
5 Aug 20
Bank loans shrank for the first time since September 2016.
30 Jul 20
The bank’s slogan of co-creation belies a strong charm offensive of attractive deposit rates.
10 Jul 20
Bank BRI recorded $33.5m in transaction value from local MSME exports in 2019.
17 Jun 20
Bank earnings are likely to rebound 7.9% YoY in aggregate net profit.
11 Jun 20
Small banks could lose market share as digital newcomers target underserved segments.
10 Jun 20
The bank’s CEOs and board members no longer have their own offices and instead work together in one large space.
3 Jun 20
Safeguarding wealth and low-risk assets will be investors’ focus.
31 May 20
The downturn has exposed issues in governance and operating practices.
24 May 20
Axis Bank in India has seen a quarter of its loan book stop repayments.
23 May 20
The bank is gearing up its tech and customer-employee experience as neobanks loom.
22 May 20
But 51% of ASEAN banks have yet to fulfill even a quarter of ESG criteria.
16 May 20
The platform generates a credit scorecard in just one second, based on 1.3 million features from opt-in smartphone metadata.
9 May 20
The payments provider has been forging new tech-based products and partnerships to keep up.
5 May 20
The pandemic’s full brunt won’t set in until later in 2020.
1 May 20
They are charging 0.5% from merchants who use their services as subscriptions soar.
29 Apr 20
Over three-fifths of clients are willing to switch to neobanks.
22 Apr 20
Banks with high exposure to SMEs will bear the brunt of the epidemic.
15 Apr 20
A fiscal stimulus is needed to spur demand.
4 Apr 20
Exodus of corporate clients, mortgage risks, and dropping credit card use pose a big threat on revenues.
25 Mar 20
The monetary board’s 50bp policy cut will put additional pressure on NIMs.
28 Feb 20
Card users turn to cash as they steer clear of lofty transaction fees and poor exchange rates.
21 Feb 20
Emerging technology and customer data will help banks weather low interest rates and new competition.
20 Feb 20
Fintechs may tap into US$9.07t (¥984t) of individual cash sitting in banks, says the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
16 Feb 20
Its robust fintech ecosystem and API adoption propels its leading position.
29 Jan 20
They will be attracted to the banks’ strong balance sheets and access to USD funding.
16 Jan 20
Heavy investments in technology will mean nothing without investing in manpower, according to experts.