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China deems 19 banks 'too big to fail'

These banks face new capital and regulatory requirements.
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China deems 19 banks 'too big to fail'

These banks face new capital and regulatory requirements.
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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.

BSP Deputy Governor Tangonan on the Philippines' digital finance ambitions

The national ID system, QR payment system are expected to push up financial inclusion.

How can the Philippines' wannabe finance leaders build successful digital banks?

Banks, FIs must get it right or fade under a bad reputation, Jumio Asia VP said.

Why Indonesia's Bank Raya seeks to service the gig economy

By 2025, the bank expects the country to have 74.81 million gig workers.

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.

How accelerated innovations in tech will lead to open banking

It’s a mixed bag for most SEA markets, but regulator support illuminates the future of open banking.

Loan forbearance extension clouds Indonesian banks’ asset quality for longer

The extension is a positive for their asset quality and profits, but credit costs will remain elevated.

Expect failures amongst Hong Kong’s virtual-only banks: S&P

Digital lenders are currently at a loss-making and some may fold over the next few years.

SMEs mull switch to fintechs, digital banks as main finance service provider

More than one in three APAC SMEs consider switching to fintech.

Why Islamic Banks will be the biggest winners post-COVID

A young, tech-savvy population and a growing preference for ESG banking are amongst the reasons why Islamic Banks will take flight. 

Improved outlooks on the horizon for Chinese finance companies

Policies to slow debt growth and control property prices appear to be working, abating economic risks.

Singapore banks post robust net profit results

All three major banks reported net profits of more than $2b for the first six months of 2021.

Thai banks sufficiently buffered against ongoing risks: Fitch

Escalation of the pandemic in Thailand will significantly affect business activity in H2.

Hong Kong lenders gear up sustainability initiatives as post-pandemic era dawns

The total combined headcount across 18 banks in the city is down 2,000 from just 12 months ago.

Digitalisation creeping into non-tech roles as Singapore banks accelerate hiring

The sector will continue in a “reform and transform” path, hinging on successful digital banking applicants.

The bank of the future: How to embrace AI and analytics

Banks must invest in transforming capabilities across all four layers of the integrated capability stack, says McKinsey & Co.