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India's Federal Bank secures clearance to expand to Bahrain, Kuwait and Singapore
23 Jul 18
It is only awaiting local approval before starting operations.
BEA China is the first foreign bank receiving clearance to open Shenzen branch
23 Jul 18
The bank has received the greenlight from China's banking regulator.
China Bank to open 10 more branches before year ends
19 Jul 18
The bank has reportedly set aside as much as $186,000 per branch.
Indian ATMs and bank branches are falling short of hot demand
18 Jul 18
Rajasthan village has no banking infrastructure to serve its 5,500 residents.
China greenlights establishment of overseas banks
16 Jul 18
Arab Bank has received the green light to set up a Shanghai unit.
Korean banks secure clearance to expand foothold in India
9 Jul 18
KEB Hana Bank and KB Kookmin Bank are looking to tap into India's growing wealth.
Taiwan's Chang Hwa Bank opens Manila branch
5 Jul 18
The branch will be CHB’s 12th overseas foothold.
Punjab National Bank shuts down nearly all operations in fraud-hit Mumbai branch
4 Jul 18
Only retail operations are said to remain operational at the Brady House branch.
DBS on track to launch Indian subsidiary by October
27 Jun 18
The bank is only waiting for final greenlight from the central bank.
Woori Bank acquires financial institution in Cambodia
27 Jun 18
The bank renamed the combined entity as WB Finance.
Indian banks ordered to streamline ATM security upgrades
22 Jun 18
This includes the installation of anti-skimming devices and whitelisting solutions by 2019.
Bank of China to open branch in India
13 Jun 18
Approval from the central bank is expected shortly.
Standard Chartered to apply for virtual bank license in Hong Kong
11 Jun 18
The move follows the publication of revised guidelines by the central bank.
India mulls consolidation of state banks
7 Jun 18
Bank of Baroda and Canara Bank may absorb smaller lenders.
Standard Chartered to split Asia operations into Hong Kong and Singapore hubs
6 Jun 18
The move aims to curb costs and simplify the bank's structure.
Staggering costs prompt Japanese banks to shut branches down
18 May 18
MUFG Bank will cut the branch numbers by 20% whilst Mizuho will close around 100 domestic locations.
China Construction Bank unveils Shanghai branch fully managed by robots
11 May 18
AI, facial, and voice recognition tech power the self-service branch in Huangpu district.
Number of Taiwanese bank branches plunge to five-year low in 2017
11 May 18
This translates to 3,417 branches still in operation.
YES BANK receives go signal to open London and Singapore offices
25 Apr 18
It aims to serve the Indian population in the two economies.
Standard Chartered unveils innovation laboratory in Hong Kong
17 Apr 18
‘eXellerator’ will act as a testing space for the bank’s fintech products and services.
UOB opens first 'non-traditional' branch for millennial customers
25 Jan 18
The new branch has more self-service machines and a QR code wall.
CIMB to open first Philippine branch in 2018
20 Nov 17
It will be operational in the fourth quarter.
Bank Central Asia on the lookout for an acquisition target
31 Oct 17
It has set aside $295 to buy another bank.
A closer look at a ‘whole new way of banking' taking over India, Indonesia
24 Oct 17
DBS is changing the way people do their banking in two of the most populous countries in the world with its revolutionary digibank initiative...
Standard Chartered opens Global Business Services centre in India
16 Oct 17
The Bank expects to have 30% of GBS employees based in Bengaluru.
Which banks are launching virtual branches in Asia?
20 Sep 17
JP Morgan and Citi are amongst the banks deploying virtual branches.
DBS turns Indian franchise into wholly-owned unit
5 Sep 17
It plans to build 75-90 branches in India.
Sumitomo Mitsui to open office in Frankfurt office
5 Jul 17
The bank is avoiding Brexit 'disruption'.
Fintech startup Scale360 deploys teller-less branches in Vietnam
20 Jun 17
TPBank launched 12 digital branches in 1Q17.
MUFG's restructuring to add 7bps to its profitability
19 May 17
The reorganisation is expected to increase pre-tax profits by around US$43b.
JPMorgan unveils virtual branch in China
12 May 17
It's the fourth location globally where it has been rolled out.
HSBC sees less customer footfall in Pearl River Delta branches
3 May 17
Find out why HSBC still has a mountain to climb.
How will banks' branch services be led by digital?
18 Apr 17
Find out why branch transformation depends primarily on technology.
India's super bank set to have $550b of assets and 24,000 branches
6 Apr 17
State Bank of India will merge with five of its subsidiaries.
UOB gets preliminary approval to establish subsidiary bank in Vietnam
24 Mar 17
UOB will be the first Singapore bank to be granted a foreign-owned subsidiary bank licence.
Bank of Singapore mulls setting up private bank in London
19 Dec 16
Its CEO says London has become 20% cheaper.
CIMB unveils first branch in Vietnam
12 Dec 16
This after the full-fledged banking licence was granted in September 2016.
Bank of Singapore to open a branch in Dubai in the first quarter of 2017
22 Nov 16
It will be located at the Dubai International Financial Centre.
Will more Asian banks move their tech-focussed teams into funkier offices?
26 Oct 16
HSBC moved its digital innovation team away from its traditional office in Hong Kong.
How will the retail bank of the future look like?
4 Oct 16
Will bank branches totally become a thing of the past?
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