Our research and analysis on South Korea
The following in-depth pieces represent our archive of research and analysis on South Korea.
Hang Seng Bank tops AB500 rankings; AP banks generally well capitalised
Date: Sep 13, 2013 | Author: Wendy Weng
Asian banking industry’s aggregate strength declined in 2013, as performance in key parameters such as profitability growth, liquidity and asset quality moderated.
Embracing productivity and innovation key to sustaining profitability in besieged retail banking sector
Date: Jul 24, 2013 | Author: Research
Banks in Asia Pacific are responding to tightening regulations and fee ceilings with creative strategies and more effective business models.
Operational risks associated with bank compliance take on increasing importance in Korea
Date: Jul 18, 2013 | Author: Research
Proceedings report from the Korea Banking Risk Dialogue 2013, on the need of a proper risk appetite framework to drive clear articulation of a bank’s strategy and attitude towards risk.
Increased debit card uptake in South Korea drives down credit card growth margin
Date: Jun 07, 2013 | Author: Wendy Weng
Growth in total credit card transaction value rose a mere 3.9% to $524.8m in 2012, much slower than the 9.5% growth notched in 2011.
Heightened regulations and changing consumer mind-set challenge retail banking growth
Date: Mar 27, 2013 | Author: Research
Retail banks in the Middle East and Asia Pacific will need to quickly shift from being account-focused to becoming more customer-centric so as to stay ahead of the curve.
Harsh Basel III capital requirements stifling South Korean banks’ growth
Date: Dec 13, 2012 | Author: Baron Laudermilk
South Korean banks seek to further optimise their portfolios in the face of rising NPL ratios and tough Basel III capital requirements.
Weakening ROAs, risky NPLs, and funding exposures may prove to be stumbling blocks in the banks’ quest to seek compliance with Basel III.
Kookmin Bank targets work process innovation through smart branch concept
Date: Oct 24, 2012 | Author: Research
With the introduction of its smart branch, Kookmin Bank enables staff to spend 70% of their time on sales and advisory services.