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Heightened regulations and changing consumer mind-set challenge retail banking growth
Date: Mar 27, 2013Retail 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.
Categories: Brunei, Cards, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mortgage, Regulation, Retail Banking, Risk and Regulation, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE
Keywords: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, AMDB, BNM, Malaysia, Maybank, CIMB, BI, OCBC, UOB, KHFC, Shinhan Bank, Kookmin Bank, HKMA, HSBC, Hang Seng Bank
Singaporean banks’ lacklustre 2012 performances hint at ongoing recovery
Date: Mar 07, 2013The future of retail financial services in the island-state points to compressed margins and even lower top line growth.
Categories: Private Banking, Retail Banking, Singapore
Keywords: DBS, UOB, OCBC, POSB
OCBC Bank sceptical that NFC mobile payments solves customer issue
Date: Nov 06, 2012OCBC Singapore believes that peer-to-peer mobile banking will grow in a big way.
Categories: Channels, Innovation, Mobile Banking, Payments, Retail Banking, Technology & Operations
Keywords: OCBC, UOB, NFC, IDA
Financial institutions urged to balance capital and risk management
Date: Oct 31, 2012While lauding the aim of the BCBS to strengthen capital standards for managing market risks, bankers are cautious about an overly prescriptive approach.
Author: Esther Tan
Categories: Markets & Exchanges, Risk & Compliance
Keywords: The Asian Banker, SunGard, Bank Mandiri, DBS, HKMA, Standard Chartered Bank, SMX, MAS, UOB BCBS, ES, VaR
Asian bankers express optimistic, albeit cautious hopes for transaction banking business
Date: Oct 16, 2012A combination of commitment, investment in technology and infrastructure, as well as physical presence, is required to succeed in transaction banking.
Author: Foo Boon Ping
Categories: Cash, Treasury & Trade, China, Rmb, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: ING, Juultje van der Wijk, Standard Chartered Bank, Ashutosh Kumar, ADB, Donghyun Park, BofA, Ivo Distelbrink, Wee Ee Cheong, UOB, Nancy So, Deutsche Bank, ICBC, DBS Bank, OCBC
Advent of interactive technologies and mobile wallets to affect branch banking
Date: Sep 11, 2012An Asian Banker Research report points to a slowdown in banks’ branch expansion in Asia Pacific as competitive market realities dictate greater investment in alternative channels.
Categories: Branch Banking, Innovation, Retail Banking, Technology & Operations
Keywords: UOB, Westpac, Citibank, CRM, Workflow Optimisation
Moderate profitability of Singapore banks expected in 2012 due to corporate loans and lack of growth opportunities
Date: Apr 12, 2012Although Singapore bank’s bottom line profitability was driven primarily by filling the corporate loan and trade related financing gap left by European banks, DBS’s performance far outstripped its peers in 2011.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Asian Banker 500, Databook, Industry Outlook, Singapore
Keywords: DBS, OCBC, UOB, CASA, Bank Assets, AUM, Great Eastern Holding, NIM
Singapore banks well positioned despite a stagnant 2011
Date: Feb 28, 20122011 full year results of DBS, OCBC and UOB have revealed vulnerabilities under the current environment, but their strengths have warded against fundamental damages.
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: Asian Banker 500, Singapore
Keywords: DBS, OCBC, UOB, Financial Results
Singapore banks’ strong capital levels mask risks of future growth prospects
Date: Dec 22, 2011Stagnating domestic demand coupled with inability to expand regionally are expected to dent Singapore banks’ profitability in the near future.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Asia Pacific, Databook, Industry Outlook, Singapore
Keywords: DBS, OCBC, UOB, SIBOR