Lending & Credit

Japan bank lending up 1.8% to record $4.36t in July: report

Companies are borrowing money due to the rising costs of raw materials, an official said.
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Japan bank lending up 1.8% to record $4.36t in July: report

Companies are borrowing money due to the rising costs of raw materials, an official said.
48 minutes ago

Buy Now, Pay Later firms' credit losses on the rise

The largest BNPL providers have doubled their delinquency rates over the past few quarters.
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APAC banks credit losses surge to $865m for through 2023: S&P

Credit losses will surpass $400b for 2022 and 2023, respectively.
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Boom or bust? Buy now pay later flourishes but with default risks rising

Rising rates and tightening policies hurt borrowers’ repayment capacities and push up operating costs.
5 days ago

Tourism woes hurt Thailand banks’ loans

The restructuring will only provide temporary relief, not solve the problem.

Credit card keyword searches in Australia skyrockets by 81%

Approximately 75% of keywords were related to activating a new credit card.

Home Credit Indonesia closes $10m ESG-linked loan with Deutsche Bank

The loan will be used to increase financial inclusion and literacy.

Mortgage boycott threatens Chinese banks’ loan quality

This highlights the need to tighten regulatory oversight of escrow accounts, Fitch said.

Card payments in South Korea to breach $1t: GlobalData

The average frequency of credit card usage in the country grew 137.5 times in 2022.

Taiwan banks’ NPL ratio at 0.16% in May

NPLs across the 39 domestic banks in the country totalled US$1.98b.   Taiwan banks’ average non-performing loans ratio stood at 0.16% in May, 0.05...

Indonesia’s LINE Bank launch two new digital loans

The loans feature flexible repayment options.

South Korean banks to further ease lending in Q3: report

Household loan growth has slowed as borrowing costs rose, according to Yonhap.   Banks in South Korea are expected to further ease lending in the...

South Korea regulator calls for banks to intensify loan assessment: report

Fast-rising interest rates are expected to hit borrowers’ capacity to repay loans.

Public Bank raises lending rate, fixed deposit rate by 0.25%

This follows after the local regulator raised its policy rate by 25 basis points.

1 in 10 Singaporeans defer loan repayments

Majority plan to boost investments and savings.

1 in 5 affluent Singaporeans defer loan repayments, mull switching banks: survey

Over 40% of mass affluent bank customers saw their incomes decrease.

South Korea’s deposit, loan interest rates rose in May

Average interest rate for new deposits rose 15 basis points from April.