Wholesale Banking

Hong Kong’s Airstar Bank pilots corporate banking services for SMEs

The pilot trial is open to 100 small and medium enterprises.
18 days ago

Hong Kong’s Airstar Bank pilots corporate banking services for SMEs

The pilot trial is open to 100 small and medium enterprises.
18 days ago

Malaysia’s Maybank will no longer finance new coal activities: report

The bank was criticized by NGOs in Malaysia and Indonesia for funding coal plants.
1 month ago

Citi appoints director for APAC transition management and portfolio solutions team

James Clark will begin serving his new role on 24 July.
1 month ago

DBS targets zero thermal exposure by 2039

DBS will cease onboarding new clients who derive more than 25% of their revenue from thermal coal.
1 month ago

Citi appoints Kartik Mani as the Head of Consumer Banking in Asia

He replaces Gonzalo Luchetti, who is the new head of consumer banking in the US.
2 months ago

Sustainability takes centre stage in ASEAN corporate banking

But 51% of ASEAN banks have yet to fulfill even a quarter of ESG criteria.
1 year ago

ING names Erwin Maspolim as Singapore country manager

He will also serve as network head for Southeast Asia.
1 year ago

Deutsche Bank names Michael Chua to lead Philippine branch

Deutsche Bank has named chief country officer Michael Chua to lead its Manila branch. In this role, he will spearhead a team to deliver corporate banking solutions for international and local clients doing business in the Philippines.  
1 year ago

Full go-live of SWIFT gpi for corporates kicks off

It allows multi-banked corporates to track transactions through a single standardised views.
1 year ago

Citi appoints Hsiu-Yi Lin as ASEAN commercial bank head

Citi named Hsiu-Yi Lin as ASEAN Head of Citi Commercial Bank (CCB). She will lead the CCB business across ASEAN in addition to her current role as CCB Head for Citi in Singapore. With her new role, Hsiu-Yi will be responsible for driving business strategy across ASEAN where Citi banks on multinational and local clients across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. Hsiu-Yi has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry including securitization, treasury, trade and product management in the US and Asia. She has been the head of the CCB Singapore since 2013. Born and raised in Malaysia, Hsiu-Yi holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Physics from Wellesley College. “Hsiu-Yi’s strong track record in managing various businesses across different markets means she is well placed to further grow our business in ASEAN,” said Rajat Madhok, Citi head of commercial banking, Asia Pacific.
1 year ago

Citi names Luke Lu as Citi China Commercial Bank head

He was previously the head of global corporate banking at MUFG Bank China.
2 years ago

HSBC names Kanakanjan Ray as Southeast Asia head of financial institutions group

He was previously the country head of financial institutions group.
2 years ago

How ING Singapore is leading 600-strong staff against disruption

Its wholesale banking unit is ditching the pyramid structure in favour of self-steering teams.
2 years ago

JPMorgan appoints Takenori Yoneda as head of corporate banking

Ha started his stint in the bank back in 2011.
2 years ago

ING closes first ASEAN green loan for 50MW rooftop solar projects

The bank is acting as the sole mandated lead arranger for the $36.95m loan.
2 years ago

Union Bancaire Privée nabs wholesale bank license in Singapore

UBP will soon offer SGD services like deposits and loans.
2 years ago

ESG Financing in Asia: Ready for Take Off?

Asia’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) financing scene is gaining traction against the backdrop of supportive government policies such as tax incentives and growing stakeholder pressure for responsible financing. The S$1.2b green loan raised by Singapore-based Frasers Property is the latest in a series of green loan deals in the region.
2 years ago