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

Digitalisation and sustainability will drive “next normal” in finance

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 01:41:00 +0800
A poll of leading industry executives highlights that digitalisation and sustainability-related issues will drive priorities in 2021

Banks' outlook dims as uneven recovery impacts asset quality and profits

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 23:47:00 +0800
Significant risks to asset quality and profitability persist for banks in the region as start of COVID-19 vaccination may not ensure sustained and even economic recovery

Financial services will thrive in 2021 with the acceleration in digital transformation

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 20:44:00 +0800
The chief executives of DBS Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Microsoft discuss the impact of technological transformation and COVID-19 on the future of the financial services industry

Access Bank Nigeria edges African peers as Best Digital Bank in Africa

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:25:00 +0800
The bank curated a strong digital active client base but its low digital BankQuality score and a rise in customer complaints after its acquisition of Diamond Bank in 2019 tainted some of its success.

World Bank warns coordinated global response still needed to avert protracted crisis

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:25:00 +0800
The World Bank expects growth in emerging markets and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific to rebound to 7.4% in 2021 as the pandemic subsides with more widespread COVID-19 vaccination. However, should there be a protraction of the health crisis, it may heighten financial stress, and precipitate a sharper- and longer-than-expected contraction in global trade compounded by re-escalating trade tensions.

Future-proofing Asia Pacific’s financial services

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:06:00 +0800
Lisa O’Connor, Head of Capital Markets Strategy at SWIFT discusses how the global provider of secure financial messaging services is delivering infrastructure that will help the world of payments and securities adapt, thrive and grow in a competitive landscape

Absa Bank infused a new sense of ownership and growth after split with Barclays group

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:05:00 +0800
Despite fierce competition from its local South African peers and some Nigerian banks, Absa emerged as the Best Retail Bank in Africa

StanChart Ghana's ‘SC Mobile’ digital bank opens new revenue streams

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 01:03:00 +0800
Standard Chartered Ghana outperformed major local rivals such as Stanbic Bank and Fidelity Bank in areas such as digital, customer experience, and risk management to win best retail bank in Ghana in 2020. While lacking market competitiveness in its product stack in Ghana, it was voted among the best retail banks in digital channels in Africa and among the most helpful retail banks in its COVID-19 response in the BankQuality Africa Customer Survey

ICBC advances custody business by strengthening risk control and management

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:26:33 +0800
Li Yong, general manager of custody services at ICBC, discusses the development of its custody business in response to the fast-growing and changing asset management industry.

Ping An Bank ensures business growth through digital transformation and AI integration

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 09:48:00 +0800
Zhang Bin, chief information officer at Ping An Bank, discusses the bank’s digital transformation, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to drive improvement in business performance and the second tipping point of intelligent technology that will enable integrated finance