Perspectives
With increased flexibility, cost effectiveness, and overall performance, moving digital infrastructure to the cloud is slowly becoming best practice for…
     
Research Note
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a major global trade and business hub, lands on this year’s list of countries still lacking in progress on anti-money laundering…
     
Perspectives
Multi-CBDCs will allow international settlements on a single platform, streamlining cross-border payments. Project Dunbar offers insights and challenges…
     
Interview
Andi Taufan and Aria Widyanto of Amartha shared how their fintech social enterprise is supporting women entrepreneurs in Indonesia to expand their microenterprises.…
     
Sponsored content
Vietcombank has launched an eKYC function that assists customers to open accounts anywhere at any time, avoiding waiting time at transaction counters
     
Sponsored content
Vietcombank is one of the first and leading banks in Vietnam to issue and support existing cardholders to convert from magnetic stripe to contactless chip…
     
sponsored
Vietcombank has embarked on a mission to become the number one bank in Vietnam, one of the 100 largest banks in Asia, one of the 300 largest banking and…
     
Interview
When it comes to Indonesia, we see it's still very early days to start with. So, open banking, open finance, those terms are just starting to make the…
     
Interviews
Jakob Rost, CEO and co-founder of Ayoconnect, one the largest open finance platforms in Southeast Asia discussed the use of common APIs, the potential…
     
Awards Ceremonies
BIDV, Techcombank, TNEX, TPBank, Vietcombank, VietinBank, VPBank and VPBank NEO were recognised for their exceptional performance in retail and digital…
     
Datafiles
Some countries in Asia Pacific posted stronger growth in bank lending to small businesses between 2019 and 2021 as compared to the period from 2017 to…
     
Interviews
Diane Karusisi, CEO of Bank of Kigali discussed with Emmanuel Daniel, Rwanda's current economic boom and its development path over the last 20 years. With…
     
Sponsored content
The COVID pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital transactions and mobile payments, including the use of digital cards. With enhanced security…
     
Sponsored content
The ability to innovate and evolve into the more agile, analytical, customer-centric, and profitable financial services organisation (FSO) of tomorrow…
     
Interview
In recent years, #China has carried out supply-side structural reform. This is one of the critical points of China’s economy. Since the reform and opening…
     
Briefing
Crypto experts and decentralised finance (DeFi) practitioners shared their perspectives on how crypto banks and integrated DeFi services will impact traditional…
     
Site Visit
Ntoudi Mouyelo-Katoula and team spoke with Emmanuel Daniel about returning to Rwanda to build the Kigali International Financial Centre, and connecting…
     
Site Visit
Leading fintech entrepreneurs in Uganda spent an evening with Emmanuel Daniel to share how Africa will transform finance to focus on the community.
     
Perspectives
Digital and incumbent banks face growing threats from big tech and payment platforms that are evolving into full-scale financial services players. Latest…
     
Interview
Lian Ping is chief economist of Zhixin Investment, president of Zhixin Investment Research Institute and president of the China Chief Economist Forum,…
     
Interview
In this wide-ranging briefing on the impact of the #RussianUkrainewar on the #finance industry, Emmanuel Daniel and Mathew Welch discussed the complexities…
     
Perspectives
Buy now, pay later (BNPL) schemes in Asia Pacific lag behind other markets in usage and profitability despite early investor excitement over this latest…
     
Perspectives
Licensed digital banks and P2P/marketplace platforms focused on alternative business lending to SMEs are overcoming operating and market challenges to…
     
Radio Finance
In this RadioFinance session, data management experts talked about the significance of data as a business asset and leveraging it in financial organisations.
     
AB500
Stringent cost control and digitalisaltion led to steady improvement in operational efficiency of Qatar Islamic Bank. The top 10 most efficient Islamic…
     
Interview
Nicolas Louvet, CEO, Coinhouse explores the idea of a crypto bank, discusses the steps the company is taking to apply for a banking licence in France and…
     
Interview
Ukraine’s ambassador Kateryna Zelenko in a conversation with The Asian Banker’s Emmanuel Daniel and Mathew Welch warned that a protracted Russia-Ukraine…
     
Speeches and Presentations
Barbaros Uygun, CEO, MOX Bank, in his keynote speech at The Asian Banker Finance Vietnam 2022, shares the story of how Mox became a leading digital bank…
     
Profile
Mashreq Bank’s group head of retail banking, Fernando Morillo, spoke with Emmanuel Daniel about leveraging cloud-based infrastructure to grow its consumer…
     
Interviews
Ukrainian ambassador Kateryna Zelenko, in an exclusive conversation with The Asian Banker's Emmanuel Daniel and Mathew Welch discussed the implications…
     
Radio Finance
Ukraine’s ambassador Kateryna Zelenko in a conversation with The Asian Banker’s Emmanuel Daniel and Mathew Welch warned that a protracted Russia-Ukraine…
     
Briefing
CEOs and decision makers of banks and financial institutions across Asia Pacific discussed the trends transforming Vietnam’s financial services industry…
     
Perspectives
Africa-focused digital banks seeking to plug the financial services gap of the unbanked face a market of about 300 million potential customers. Having…
     
Current Account
Russia’s attack on Ukraine has cast a shadow on the climate change agenda. Europe has been shaken by the skyrocketing oil prices and is left scrambling…
     
Interview
Vincent Magnenat, Limited Partner and CEO for Asia at Lombard Odier shared how as a seven-generation family business, the 225-year old institution continues…
     
Perspectives
Africa’s largest economy joins the growing list of countries turning to digital money to cut transaction costs and get more people to participate in the…
     
Opinions
Bangladesh has achieved significant progress towards financial inclusion with a strong focus on 'Digital Bangladesh', to deliver service using technology.…
     
Radio Finance
Heads of digital banking, cards and lending from leading financial institutions and technology companies in Asia Pacific discussed the evolution of cards…
     
Datafiles
Qatar Islamic Bank is the most efficient bank in the Middle East and Africa, emerging first among the largest 100 banks in the MEA 200 rankings in 2021.…
     
Perspectives
Africa represents a large growth opportunity for buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) service providers. With increased digitisation and smartphone penetration across…
     
Perspectives
With market participants anticipating a hike in rates soon, will the good old days of wider NIMs come back? Not necessarily as the difference in the maturity…
     
Perspectives
The increased use of the renminbi for international payments and investments in China’s capital markets by foreign investors, has seen demand and value…
     
Current Account
DBS Bank (DBS), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) and United Overseas Bank (UOB) gained strong financial results in financial year 2021 as the…
     
Research Note
A whitepaper just released by Honghu Best Global Family Office and The Asian Banker, "Global Family Office and Wealth Management Best Practices 2021 -…
     
Research Note
泓湖百世全球家族办公室和亚洲银行家近期发布的白皮书《家族财富管理与家族办公室行业洞察白皮书——全球视野,中国情怀》中显示,继承计划对于财富的代际转移至关重要。然而,大多数家庭并没有为财富的代际转移做好准备或计划,导致需要传承的财富或家族价值部分甚至全部丧失。
     
Datafiles
Hong Kong's banking industry has remained resilient amid the pandemic, and its retail banking sector is expected to grow slowly but steadily until 2023.
     
Current Account
As the West announces sanctions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine, global supply chains, particularly related to energy and commodities from the country,…
     
Current Account
Despite widespread media reporting of US and Western sanctions on seven Russian banks, SWIFT has yet to disconnect any of them from its network. It will…
     
Perspectives
With the proliferation of digital frauds in consumer and corporate banking, innovative mechanisms beyond bolstering the security of digital banking are…
     
Research Note
The prospect of a ban on Russia from SWIFT becomes ever likely as its attack on Ukraine escalates. However, the impact of such an outcome will not only…