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New transaction signing token will cost six largest Singapore banks more than $50m
Date: Dec 20, 2012Banks are convinced that commercial risk-reward trade-offs and customer inconvenience do not fully justify the new transaction signing token for e-banking.
Categories: Internet Banking, Operational Risk & Security, Regulation, Retail Banking, Retail Payments, Risk and Regulation, Technology & Operations
Keywords: Man in the Middle Attack, DDoS, HKMA, MAS, NAF, Assurity, HSBC, 2FA, Standard Chartered Bank, RHB, Assurity
Indonesia’s new bank ownership laws may cause capital divestment of up to $10.6b
Date: Jul 04, 2012Restrictions on foreign ownership of domestic banks likely to threaten Indonesia’s growth prospects as capital demands far exceed domestic funding capabilities.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Databook, Indonesia, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: DBS Bank, Danamon Bank, Maybank, CIMB, CoCo Bonds, RHB Bank, Bank Internasional Indonesia, CIMB Niaga
Malaysia faces growth amidst uncertainties
Date: Jan 19, 2012Domestic consumer and credit demand sustains performances of Malaysian banks against economic downturn, while regulatory initiatives are put in place to ensure sustainability of banking sector.
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: Databook, Industry Outlook, Malaysia
Keywords: GDP, Economic Transformation Programme, Maybank, CIMB, Public Bank, Hong Leong Bank, RHB Capital, Eon Capital, M&A
Asian financial services merger and acquisition activity will grow into 2012
Date: Oct 20, 2011Financial services M&A across has picked up pace again in the first half of 2011 after the decline in 2010, but potential dealers must overcome regulatory and human capital issues to reap the full benefits.
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Industry Outlook, Mergers and Acquisitions, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: PwC, Lone Star, RHB Capital
Bidding war may begin for Malaysia’s RHB
Date: Jun 01, 2011Malaysia’s central bank grants approval for CIMB and Maybank to begin acquisition talks with RHB with the potential to result in the creation of the biggest bank in the South East Asian region.
Author: Timothy Shim
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Malaysia, Mergers and Acquisitions, Risk and Regulation, Singapore
Keywords: BNM, CIMB, Maybank, RHB