Moody's Investors Service

FIs need to set clear net-zero goals else loans, assets deteriorate: Moody’s

Delayed goals and actions would hurt banks’ asset and loan quality in the future.

FIs need to set clear net-zero goals else loans, assets deteriorate: Moody’s

Delayed goals and actions would hurt banks’ asset and loan quality in the future.

Japan’s rural banks embrace more risks in search of profits

Their greatest enemy is time as business opportunities need years to take fruit.

China’s shadow banking assets will shrink to eight-year low in H2: Moody’s

Tighter regulations will drive a wedge in the connection between banks and NBFIs.

More mergers in the horizon for Islamic banks in South Asia, SEA

For smaller players, this may be their best bet to protect their assets.

Financial institutions face four emerging challenges as digitisation ramps up

FIs role as the middleman is under threat as tech firms mull offering financial services.

Wider use of CBDCs for cross-border settlements dents banks’ fee income

Lenders will have to reduce cross-border fees once CBDCs become more mainstream.

Chinese banks’ posed for e-payment scene comeback with digital renminbi’s launch

The e-CNY will support growth of banks’ e-payment customer base and improve overall financial stability.

COVID resurgences pose risks to APAC’s structured finance deals

Deals in India, Australia, Japan, and South Korea are the ones at most risk.

India’s COVID surge to impede borrowers’ debt repayment capacity: Moody’s

The economy will return to growth by end of the fiscal year, but asset quality will remain in doldrums.

Fintechs could overtake Philippine banks in retail segment: Moody’s

Banks' slow development of digital financial services may just give fintechs an edge.

South Korean incumbent banks’ profits at risk as Kakao Bank expand loan services

The internet-only bank plans to launch mortgages and merchant loan products.