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The Asian Banker RSS feed News, Analysis, Opinions, Interviews and Press Releases

Banks compete for customer trust and mandate

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:27:00 +0800
Insights from this year’s International Heads of Retail Annual Dialogue, held in Dubai in March 2019 and attended by heads of retail banking from the Middle East, Asia Pacific and West Africa, reveal that banks are close to an inflection point which could see them lose their customer mandate altogether.
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Big tech in finance: opportunities and risks

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 16:37:00 +0800
It is still early days for large technology companies or “big techs” in financial services, but given their size and customer reach, these have the potential to spark rapid change in the financial system. This edited speech provides an initial assessment of the benefits and costs, and lays out a number of questions that deserve more attention.
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Facebook's Libra will rival US monetary system cites US House Financial Services Committee

Thu, 04 Jul 2019 17:04:00 +0800
The US House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee has called for a halt to Facebook's cryptocurrency-based digital wallet citing serious concerns over privacy, trading, national security, and monetary policy issues.
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Singapore’s banking liberalisation moves on to the next chapter with digital banks

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 15:30:00 +0800
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, senior minister and chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, reveals the next steps inliberalising Singapore’s banking system and shares his thoughts about the ongoing digital revolution in finance during the Association of Banks in Singapore’s annual dinner, held on 28 June 2019.
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Household debt highest in Australia, while China sees fastest growth

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 18:21:00 +0800
Australian households are struggling with the record amount of outstanding debt, and the sliding housing market fuels concerns over shrinking economic growth in the country. In addition, the rapid build-up of household debt in China continues to attract attention
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The race to build super-apps, platforms and communities

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 11:31:00 +0800
As fintechs and big technology players are increasingly developing their platforms and apps, the financial services industry is in serious need of developing their technologies or collaborating in order to keep up with their disruptors
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Total e-wallet size in Indonesia likely to hit $15 billion by 2020

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 16:29:00 +0800
Indonesia is seeing exponential growth in mobile payments spurred by a robust fintech landscape, though usage remains uneven and limited
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Banks forced to get better in servicing their SME customers

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:15:00 +0800
While fintechs may take some market share away in specific niches, the partnerships, analytics, and value-add that leading banks are developing can keep head of the game. Banks that fail to keep up could lose a significant share of their SME business
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Swain: Navigating the future of global commercial banking

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:55:00 +0800
A wave of global megatrends is creating a tailwind of opportunities for businesses and individuals willing to transform their approach and adapt solutions around rapidly changing customer needs
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Westpac's Duncan: “We need to welcome partnerships to drive innovation”

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:00:00 +0800
Westpac chief development officer Macgregor Duncan spoke about the importance of partnerships in driving innovation
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