Bankers’ Corner

HNB partners with Browns Agriculture for offers on agricultural equipment
September 4, 2020

HNB partners with Browns Agriculture for offers on agricultural equipment

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, Hatton National Bank (HNB), partnered with Brown & Company PLC to offer affordable...

39th UOB Painting of the Year launched in solidarity with ASEAN artists
September 4, 2020

39th UOB Painting of the Year launched in solidarity with ASEAN artists

United Overseas Bank (UOB) announced on August 12 that artists in Southeast Asia will be able to submit their entries for...

Bangkok Bank and Thammasat University to develop app for a cashless campus
September 3, 2020

Bangkok Bank and Thammasat University to develop app for a cashless campus

Thammasat University has appointed Bangkok Bank to develop its TU GREATS app to provide students and university...

Taishin to buy Prudential Life Insurance for NT$5.5 billion
September 3, 2020

Taishin to buy Prudential Life Insurance for NT$5.5 billion

Taiwan's Taishin Financial Holdings Co. Ltd. announced on August 11 that it will purchase Prudential Life Insurance...

Mega says profitability at HK branch may decrease
September 3, 2020

Mega says profitability at HK branch may decrease

Mega International Commercial Bank said on July 20 that profitability at its Hong Kong branch might decline this year due...

Hua Nan eyeing renewal projects
September 3, 2020

Hua Nan eyeing renewal projects

Hua Nan Commercial Bank, the banking arm of Hua Nan Financial Holding Co, is looking to fund more urban renewal...

CTBC video tells story of Taiwan
September 3, 2020

CTBC video tells story of Taiwan

TV host Ugur Rifat Karlova, as well as YouTubers Logan Beck and Ikulaoshi have all given thumbs-up to CTBC Bank’s “Our...

Bank SinoPac says profit at HK branch down 10%
September 3, 2020

Bank SinoPac says profit at HK branch down 10%

The bank did not provide exact profit figures for the branch, which made profit of HK$192 million (US$24.77 million) in the...

DBS supports IRAS in digital payment implementation
September 3, 2020

DBS supports IRAS in digital payment implementation

As part of the Singapore’s drive to adopt digital contact-free payments, DBS Bank has been collaborating with government...

IBEC Supports Development of Insurance Business in the Markets of Member States
September 3, 2020

IBEC Supports Development of Insurance Business in the Markets of Member States

The International Bank for Economic Co-operation (IBEC) has signed a loan agreement with the largest Bulgarian private...

Doha Bank Donates QAR 300,000 to Help Victims of Beirut Explosion
September 3, 2020

Doha Bank Donates QAR 300,000 to Help Victims of Beirut Explosion

Doha Bank, one of the largest private commercial banks in Qatar, recently contributed QAR 300,000 in donations to...

RCBC posts P800-M net income in 2nd quarter
September 3, 2020

RCBC posts P800-M net income in 2nd quarter

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) posted a net income of P800 million in the second quarter on the back of strong...

PNB sustains strong core income growth in first half of 2020, continues to boost loan reserves
September 3, 2020

PNB sustains strong core income growth in first half of 2020, continues to boost loan reserves

Philippine National Bank (PNB) registered total revenues of P23.6 billion for the first half of 2020, 24% higher compared to its...

Maybank offers repayment aid package via three easy channels
September 3, 2020

Maybank offers repayment aid package via three easy channels

Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) is offering its customers repayment assistance package options to ease their cashflow...

KEB Hana Bank & Korea Expressway to Facilitate Blockchain Powered Toll Payments
September 3, 2020

KEB Hana Bank & Korea Expressway to Facilitate Blockchain Powered Toll Payments

KEB Hana Bank, a leading commercial bank in South Korea, has entered into a deal with the Korea Expressway Corporation...

Korea Development Bank to open venture capital in Silicon Valley to back Korean startups
September 3, 2020

Korea Development Bank to open venture capital in Silicon Valley to back Korean startups

Korea Development Bank will set up a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley to back Korean startups in making inroads to...

SMBC joins blockchain platforms Contour, Komgo for trade finance
September 3, 2020

SMBC joins blockchain platforms Contour, Komgo for trade finance

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC) is accelerating its adoption of blockchain technology for trade finance amid increasing digitization of international...

Mizuho signs a business cooperation agreement with Thailand-based TISCO Financial Group
September 3, 2020

Mizuho signs a business cooperation agreement with Thailand-based TISCO Financial Group

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. has signed a business cooperation agreement with TISCO Financial Group Public Company Limited (TISCO FG) on July 30...

MUFG Bank and Liquidity Capital Establish Joint Venture Debt Fund in Singapore
September 3, 2020

MUFG Bank and Liquidity Capital Establish Joint Venture Debt Fund in Singapore

MUFG Bank and Liquidity Capital M.C. Ltd. (Liquidity Capital), an Israeli fintech company, announced on August 7 that they would be entering...

State Bank of India Profit Surges 81% In June Quarter
September 3, 2020

State Bank of India Profit Surges 81% In June Quarter

State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender by assets, has reported an 81% annual increase in net profit to ₹ 4,189.4 crore in the last quarter, which...

BEA China Appoints Montgomery Ho Shun-wah as Executive Director & Chief Executive
September 3, 2020

BEA China Appoints Montgomery Ho Shun-wah as Executive Director & Chief Executive

The Bank of East Asia (China) Limited (BEA China) has announced the appointment of Montgomery Ho Shun-wah as Executive...

CTBC video lauds successful virus battle
July 15, 2020

CTBC video lauds successful virus battle

To highlight the success of the Taiwanese government’s relief efforts, CTBC Bank launched its “Our Ordinary Home” corporate video on major TV channels...

CTBC named Taiwan’s Best Domestic, Corporate and Investment Bank
July 15, 2020

CTBC named Taiwan’s Best Domestic, Corporate and Investment Bank

CTBC, Taiwan’s largest private sector bank, has been named Best Domestic Bank, and Best Corporate and Investment Bank by...

New information sharing feature for bankers
June 22, 2020

New information sharing feature for bankers

The ABA is pleased to introduce the “Bankers’ Corner”, a new feature of the ABA website. This section is designed...

How to fight off cyberattacks in an age of remote working
June 16, 2020

How to fight off cyberattacks in an age of remote working

With tens of millions of people working remotely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cybersecurity weaknesses...

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