Wholesale Banking

Bank of Singapore names new global head of Investment Advisory Solutions

Vivienne Chia will bring with her over 20 years of experience.

Bank of Singapore names new global head of Investment Advisory Solutions

Vivienne Chia will bring with her over 20 years of experience.

Pandemic pushes banks to adapt hybrid set-up for transaction banking services

BPI's John-C Syquia and FinServ Solution's Andre Lee discuss the latest trends in transaction banking.

Local bond market’s problems heighten Chinese banks' credit risks

The bond market’s repayment woes may force banks to make concessions for the sake of financial stability.

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

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

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.

DBS targets zero thermal exposure by 2039

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

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.

Sustainability takes centre stage in ASEAN corporate banking

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

ING names Erwin Maspolim as Singapore country manager

He will also serve as network head for Southeast Asia.

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.  

Full go-live of SWIFT gpi for corporates kicks off

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

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.

Citi names Luke Lu as Citi China Commercial Bank head

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

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

He was previously the country head of financial institutions group.

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.