Monday, 28 November 2022

BIDV’s total securities under custody up 50% to $12 billion

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By The Asian Banker

BIDV achieved a 50% growth in total securities under custody during the COVID-19 pandemic and has sped up the process of product development.

  • BIDV’s total security under custody grow 50% in 2020
  • It implemented cash collection services via virtual accounts
  • It launched BIDV e-Trust, a new custody core system

Singapore, 3 August 2021Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) was recognised as Best Custodian Bank in Vietnam at The Asian Banker Financial Markets Awards Programme 2021. 

Financial Performance:BIDV’s total securities under custody grew 50% in 2020

Total securities under custody reached $12 billion in 2020, with a year-on-year (YoY) growth of 50%. The bank provided custody services for special state-owned institutional investors such as Vietnam Social Security and Deposit Insurance of Vietnam with total assets under custody of $6.8 billion, up by 60% YoY. In 2020, BIDV acquired 12 new custody mandates with 12 investment funds and has estimated opening assets under custody of VND 2 trillion ($87.8 million).

Compared with other custodian banks in Vietnam, BIDV is the only bank that provides comprehensive custodian services for all types of investment funds. It is also one of the first Vietnamese banks with autonomous technology and software system. Revenues from its custodian banking services increased by 24% in the first half of 2020, one of the highest in the market. 

Assets Servicing and Safekeeping: It implemented cash collection services via virtual accounts

BIDV always focuses on new product solutions. The bank implemented a cash collection service via virtual accounts, providing solutions that automatically open and manage thousands of individual investors’ cash accounts in the portfolio management of fund management companies. It also enhanced daily transaction processing and reduced management costs and services fees for customers, while providing more efficiency for the bank.

Technology: It launched the BIDV e-Trust, a new custody core system 

Custody assets are kept and monitored by the BIDV custody core system that ensures transparency. It clearly separates them from other assets of the bank and its customers. 

BIDV e-Trust is a new in-house developed custody core system. The new system replaced the previous system that was purchased from an external contractor. It speeds up the bank’s transaction processing with higher accuracy, increased reliability and enhanced safety. 

About The Asian Banker Financial Markets Awards

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