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Indonesia upturns payments market with new foreign-friendly rules
20 Apr 21
The new regulations reduce the number of licenses and makes clinching foreign capital easier.
Japanese banks' risk controls under test following Archegos fallout
15 Apr 21
After Nomura and MUFG, other banks are likely to announce losses related to the US investment firm.
Strong IPO turnout buoys Thailand's investment banks in 2020
15 Apr 21
Market rebounded in H2 2020 and raised higher capital compared to 2019.
Still a long way ahead for the Philippines' digital banking hopes
6 Apr 21
Infrastructure and consumer issues remain, even with the framework laid out.
What's up with central banks' craze around digital currencies?
2 Apr 21
Whilst it may improve payment systems, card firms and payment platforms won’t be happy with the potential new competition.
Singapore banks to see stronger profits in 2021: analysts
30 Mar 21
Credit growth is expected to accelerate mildly by 5%, according to Moody’s.
New regulations imperil China's online microlenders
28 Mar 21
Additional schemes could stifle growth of cross-provincial borrowing.
How Philippines' cash management services transformed and thrived in the pandemic
20 Mar 21
Big businesses are pushing MSMEs to take up digital banking, says Carlo Nazareno, head of cash management at BDO.
Thailand readies foundations for digital banking
11 Mar 21
In a surging digital economy, the country is poised to make its mark.
Lower credit costs to drive Singapore banks' earnings rebound in 2021
5 Mar 21
Sufficient provisions, steady capital positions should reduce risks in the near term.
APAC banks face challenging 2021 as small lenders hurtle towards mergers
18 Feb 21
Banks in Indonesia, Japan, and Taiwan are likely to consolidate due to weak performances, analysts say.
South Korea's mobile wallet payments value to reach $503.5b in 2024
16 Feb 21
Growing adoptiong of QR payments is driving mobile wallet usage in the country.
SEA e-money market soars as tech disruptors spur adoption
29 Jan 21
Ride hailing and e-commerce firms are driving the e-payments revolution, eroding banks’ hold.
2021 to test Thai banks' strength as loan moratoriums expire
26 Jan 21
Temporary relief measures are unlikely to eliminate risks for weaker debtors.
Fintechs' latest acquisitions hint at ASEAN banking sector shake-up
22 Jan 21
But they are unlikely to pose a challenge as newcomers and incumbents target different clients.
HSBC Singapore foresees a digital, green future for banks in 2021
20 Jan 21
Digital banking and sustainable products are viewed by leaders as key to resilience.
Online shopping boosts Singapore's cashless payments market
4 Jan 21
Seven in 10 consumers shopping online increased their use of digital payment methods.
Pandemic fails to dent Singapore fintechs' hiring plans: study
8 Dec 20
To cut costs, fintechs instead reduced office space or moved to smaller locations.
Hong Kong's only homegrown virtual bank wins big by leveraging data
3 Dec 20
WeLab Bank achieved 10,000 sign-ups just 10 days after launch.
No ‘one-size-fits-all' for mobile bank TMRW
2 Dec 20
UOB’s mobile-only bank makes use of personalization to attract Thailand, Indonesia’s tech-savvy generation.
ASEAN banks' sustainable performance remains wanting: WWF
1 Dec 20
Singapore’s big three remain the only ASEAN banks prohibiting financing of new coal-fired power plants.
Indonesia's Bank Mandiri outlines data strategies as pandemic continues
27 Nov 20
Their partnership with Cloudera has given them valuable insight on customer behavior.
Improved results hide Indian financials' headwinds
24 Nov 20
NPLs will likely rise to 10-11% in of gross loans in the next 12-18 months.
Ant Group's IPO fiasco signals stricter fintech regulation in China: S&P
17 Nov 20
The regulators’ proposed new draft rules may curb rapid growth of online micro-lenders.
Policy cut spells trouble for Thai banks' profits
3 Nov 20
Net interest income accounted for 70% of lenders’ profits during the first half of 2020.
One in three Singaporeans took out a personal loan in the past 12 months: study
28 Oct 20
The need to pay for basic expenses are one in 10 locals to take out a loan.
Asian banks could be wasting their digital potential
21 Oct 20
Going digital does not equal better cost benefits, and developed markets are most at risk, says Morgan Stanley.
Contactless payments shift to overdrive as APAC locks down
10 Oct 20
Individuals and businesses scramble to adapt, but pitfalls remain.
How Citi ASEAN's workforce champion adaptability, diversity
9 Oct 20
Joel Fastenberg talks about how Citi rose to the challenge of digitization, work-from-home and diversity.
Third quarter a mixed bag for Thai banks
1 Oct 20
Earnings will plunge YoY and rebound QoQ at the same time.
Debates arise on security law's effects on Hong Kong finance sector
25 Sep 20
Is there really a capital exodus from Hong Kong to Singapore?
Recovery still not in sight for ASEAN banks
15 Sep 20
Operational green shoots remain vulnerable as borders are still closed.
What banks are getting wrong in their restructuring plans
11 Sep 20
Lenders are relying too much on past risk data and numbers instead of long-term growth prospects.
Amidst a crisis, Hong Kong's Mox Bank sees boundless opportunities
6 Sep 20
The neobank has outlined a bold plan to kickstart a new generation of virtual-savvy customers.
Trials reflect weak economic ground for Cambodian banks
2 Sep 20
Wide credit-to-GDP elevate risks linked to economic imbalances.
Huge capital gap hounds China's big banks
26 Aug 20
The gap could expand up to $943b by 2024.
Razer's digital bank proposition aims to dazzle the global youth
21 Aug 20
The consortium is going big with its dream of meeting the underserved youth’s financial needs globally.
Pandemic disrupts digital banks' momentum in Asia
18 Aug 20
Their target markets have been severely hit by the pandemic.
End of moratoriums to rain carnage on Singapore banks' H2 prospects: analyst
11 Aug 20
Loan moratoriums are set to expire in H2, putting asset and loan quality at risk.
Soft labour market drags on Singapore banks' consumer loans: analyst
5 Aug 20
Bank loans shrank for the first time since September 2016.
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