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Webinar on Future-proofing Financial Crime Compliance draws over 600 participants
April 13, 2021

Webinar on Future-proofing Financial Crime Compliance draws over 600 participants

The webinar on “Future-proofing your Financial Crime Compliance Screening” held on April 7 2021 gathered more than...

ABA EY webinar on Environmental Risk Management on 13 April 2021
April 1, 2021

ABA EY webinar on Environmental Risk Management on 13 April 2021

We are delighted to invite members, associates and friends to the complimentary webinar jointly organized...

Webinar on Future proofing your financial crime compliance screening on 7 April 2021
April 1, 2021

Webinar on Future proofing your financial crime compliance screening on 7 April 2021

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is inviting members, associates and friends to join the webinar on “Future Proofing...

Webinar on Opportunities in Green Financing gathered 300 participants
March 30, 2021

Webinar on Opportunities in Green Financing gathered 300 participants

On March 24th 2021, the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) and the Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA)...

Join webinar on “Opportunities for green cooperation in the banking  sector”
March 18, 2021

Join webinar on “Opportunities for green cooperation in the banking sector”

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) and the Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA) wish to invite you to join...

Asia Matters’ Webinar with Minister Fleming
March 11, 2021

Asia Matters’ Webinar with Minister Fleming

ABA is recommending its members to register to attend the Asia Matters-organized Webinar with Sean Fleming...

Join ABA Policy Discussions online on March 26th
March 10, 2021

Join ABA Policy Discussions online on March 26th

ABA wishes to invitate members, associates and friends to register for the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee to be...

SME Banking eCouncil on Facilitating digitisation of SMEs
March 10, 2021

SME Banking eCouncil on Facilitating digitisation of SMEs

ABA is pleased to invite members and associates to join another EFMA's "SME Banking eCouncil on Facilitating...

Webinar on Leveraging Technology and Innovation
March 10, 2021

Webinar on Leveraging Technology and Innovation

ABA invites members and associates to join the ADB-OECD Webinar on Leveraging Technology and Innovation...

10 Questions That Will Determine the Future of Work
March 10, 2021

10 Questions That Will Determine the Future of Work

In the span of a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a rethink not only of how workers work, but of long...

58th and 59th ABA Board of Directors Meeting online
March 5, 2021

58th and 59th ABA Board of Directors Meeting online

The Asian Bankers Association wish to inform that the 58th and 59th ABA Board of Directors Meetings will be held as a...

Successful webinar on Protecting ATMs from Physical Attacks
March 3, 2021

Successful webinar on Protecting ATMs from Physical Attacks

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) and Oberthur Cash Protection (OCP) jointly organized a webinar on "IBNS, a new...

Large audience joins webinar on AML/CFT Risk Assessment
March 3, 2021

Large audience joins webinar on AML/CFT Risk Assessment

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) and Fintelekt Advisory Services jointly held a webinar on Conducting Enterprise-Wide...

How Asia Can Unleash Private Investment for Its Infrastructure
March 2, 2021

How Asia Can Unleash Private Investment for Its Infrastructure

Asian governments are scrambling to reboot their battered economies, following the COVID-19 pandemic. The key to...

Practical Ways to Improve Credit Data Quality
March 1, 2021

Practical Ways to Improve Credit Data Quality

Despite unremitting regulatory pressure and millions of dollars of investment in data governance, many banks have...

FICCI Fintech Expo 2021
February 24, 2021

FICCI Fintech Expo 2021

ABA forwards hereunder the invitation from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) to participate in its Fintech EXPO 2021...

ABA newsletter – February issue
February 20, 2021

ABA newsletter – February issue

Taipei – The 2021 February issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Webinar on ATM Cash Protection – Register now
February 9, 2021

Webinar on ATM Cash Protection – Register now

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is inviting members, associates and friends to join the webinar on “IBNS, a new way...

Webinar on Prioritizing AML/CFT Training brings large international audience
February 9, 2021

Webinar on Prioritizing AML/CFT Training brings large international audience

The webinar on Prioritizing AML/CFT Training held on February 3rd 2021 was the first of the 2021 Webinar Series jointly...

Global Insurance Pricing Increased in Q4 2020 — But Is Showing Signs of Plateau
February 9, 2021

Global Insurance Pricing Increased in Q4 2020 — But Is Showing Signs of Plateau

Global commercial insurance prices increased 22%, on average, in the fourth quarter of 2020, although there are...

The Global Case for Optimism
February 5, 2021

The Global Case for Optimism

2020 was rough — but it’s not all doom and gloom. Is the world better off than we think? Good news has been in short...

Why Cyber Criminals Target Human Nature
February 4, 2021

Why Cyber Criminals Target Human Nature

Leveraging current events, whether they be trends in consumer preference, disasters or other hardships, is the...

Webinar on the Impact of Digitalisation on Society
February 4, 2021

Webinar on the Impact of Digitalisation on Society

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the pace and need for digital transformation in the economy and...

ABA Partnership with Fintelekt Academy
February 4, 2021

ABA Partnership with Fintelekt Academy

We are pleased to inform you that the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) has signed up to be a partner of the Fintelekt...

Mapping Property Tax Reform in Southeast Asia
February 2, 2021

Mapping Property Tax Reform in Southeast Asia

Mapping Property Tax Reform in Southeast Asia This report prepared by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) presents...

Oberthur is New ABA Associate Member
February 2, 2021

Oberthur is New ABA Associate Member

Oberthur Cash Protection (OCP), a manufacturer of intelligent cash protection systems and security solutions, is the...

“Prioritising AML/CFT Training” webinar on 3 February 2021 – Register now
January 29, 2021

“Prioritising AML/CFT Training” webinar on 3 February 2021 – Register now

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is inviting members, associates and friends to join the webinar on “Prioritising AML...

Avoiding Response Paralysis as Ransomware Attacks Mature
January 29, 2021

Avoiding Response Paralysis as Ransomware Attacks Mature

Last year, ominous messages like this one appeared on the computer screens of millions of businesses and organizations...

The Productivity Puzzle of Working Remotely
January 25, 2021

The Productivity Puzzle of Working Remotely

New research by Harvard University suggests that there are productivity gains for companies that offer remote working...

ABA newsletter – January issue
January 25, 2021

ABA newsletter – January issue

Taipei – The 2021 January issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Online Meeting of the ABA Planning Committee on February 25
January 18, 2021

Online Meeting of the ABA Planning Committee on February 25

The ABA is pleased to board members and members to attend the ABA Planning Committee Meeting scheduled to take...

A Bullish Outlook for Asia in 2021
January 5, 2021

A Bullish Outlook for Asia in 2021

There are sound reasons to be upbeat about Asia’s prospects for the coming year. Several countries in the region have...

ABA newsletter – December issue
December 30, 2020

ABA newsletter – December issue

Taipei – The 2020 December issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

BRINK Explores the Technology Sector in 2020
December 27, 2020

BRINK Explores the Technology Sector in 2020

A year is a long time in the technology space. In 2019, much of our focus was on blockchain and 5G, but in 2020, it was...

The Global Economy on BRINK in 2020
December 24, 2020

The Global Economy on BRINK in 2020

2020 was obviously an epoch-making year for economies everywhere and these historic shifts are fully reflected...

The impact of COVID-19 on foreign cashflows
December 21, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on foreign cashflows

East & Partners third and final Research Note in this three-part series explores corporates’ behavioural responses to the...

Journal of Banking & Finance – Available now
December 21, 2020

Journal of Banking & Finance – Available now

ABA is pleased to inform you that the Vol. XXXI, No. 1, 2020 edition of the ABA Journal of Banking & Finance is now...

Successful “AML Governance: webinar held 16 December 2020
December 18, 2020

Successful “AML Governance: webinar held 16 December 2020

The webinar on AML Governance held on 16 December 2020, which was the last of the successful 2020 Webinar Series...

How do you adapt a business to a year that was without precedent?
December 15, 2020

How do you adapt a business to a year that was without precedent?

This year marked PreScouter’s 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, our network of 4,000 experts, lab partners...

ABA Year End Review available
December 14, 2020

ABA Year End Review available

ABA is pleased to share herewith the ABA 2020 Year-End-Review summarizing ABA’s activities in 2020. As the challenge...

Efma SME Banking eCouncil on 15 December 2020
December 14, 2020

Efma SME Banking eCouncil on 15 December 2020

After a very successful SME Banking eCouncil on supporting SMEs during and after the crisis: Spotlighting Asian...

ABA webinar on “AML Governance” – 16 December 2020
December 11, 2020

ABA webinar on “AML Governance” – 16 December 2020

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is inviting members, associates and friends to join the webinar on “AML Governance”...

Virtual gold? Bitcoin’s rise sparks new debate
December 10, 2020

Virtual gold? Bitcoin’s rise sparks new debate

Bitcoin’s rally above US$15,000 has reignited debate over whether the cryptocurrency is so-called digital gold...

“New Pension Funding Regime” webinar on 24 February 2021
December 10, 2020

“New Pension Funding Regime” webinar on 24 February 2021

Fast Track or Bespoke? A new choice faces companies sponsoring defined benefit pension schemes, one which has stayed...

ABA Co-Organizes Webinar on WEBINT for KYC with Sqope
December 1, 2020

ABA Co-Organizes Webinar on WEBINT for KYC with Sqope

The Asian Bankers Association and Sqope S.A. successfully conducted a webinar on “WEBINT for KYC” on November 26...

2020 ABA Policy Positions on on Crisis & Recovery, Resilience, Fintech collaboration, LIBOR transition & Cybersecurity
December 1, 2020

2020 ABA Policy Positions on on Crisis & Recovery, Resilience, Fintech collaboration, LIBOR transition & Cybersecurity

On November 13th, the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee held its second meeting for 2020 in an online format – the first...

FT webinar on opportunites in the growing 5G Ecoystem
December 1, 2020

FT webinar on opportunites in the growing 5G Ecoystem

The ABA invites its members to join the Financial Times and Neuberger Berman free webinar which will focus looking at...

ABA newsletter – November issue
December 1, 2020

ABA newsletter – November issue

Taipei – The 2020 November issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

ABA Fintelekt webinar on Risk Sensing and Fraud Intelligence is well received
November 20, 2020

ABA Fintelekt webinar on Risk Sensing and Fraud Intelligence is well received

The webinar on Risk Sensing and Fraud Intelligence in the 2020 Webinar series on 18 November 2020 was another...

ABA invites members to ABA-Sqope Joint Webinar on KYC on 26 November 2020
November 16, 2020

ABA invites members to ABA-Sqope Joint Webinar on KYC on 26 November 2020

The ABA wishes to invite members to participate in a webinar entitled “WEBINT for KYC” that it will co-organize with...

AML/CTF Annual Summit (Philippines) 23-27 November 2020
November 11, 2020

AML/CTF Annual Summit (Philippines) 23-27 November 2020

The Asian Bankers Association would like to invite members and associates to the AML/CFT Annual Summit (Philippines)...

Asian Banker recognises HNB as the ‘Best Managed Bank during COVID 19 in Sri Lanka
November 11, 2020

Asian Banker recognises HNB as the ‘Best Managed Bank during COVID 19 in Sri Lanka

Hatton National Bank was recently recognized as the ‘Best Managed Bank During COVID-19 in Sri Lanka’ by the...

ABA Virtual Policy Committee Meeting on 13 November 2020
November 2, 2020

ABA Virtual Policy Committee Meeting on 13 November 2020

The annual ABA Policy Advocacy Committee Meeting will be held virtually on November 13 2020, 02:00 PM Taiwan

Risk Sensing & Fraud Intelligence webinar on 18 November 2020
October 26, 2020

Risk Sensing & Fraud Intelligence webinar on 18 November 2020

he Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is inviting members, associates and friends to join the complimentary webinar on...

ABA newsletter – October issue
October 26, 2020

ABA newsletter – October issue

Taipei – The 2020 October issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Why Financial Markets Aren’t Pricing In the Cost of Climate Change — and What to Do About It
October 26, 2020

Why Financial Markets Aren’t Pricing In the Cost of Climate Change — and What to Do About It

A major report recently released by United States federal regulators warns that climate change is starting to disrupt...

Invitation to Virtual 34th CACCI Conference on “Achieving Sustainable Growth in a Turbulent and Disruptive Global Market”
October 26, 2020

Invitation to Virtual 34th CACCI Conference on “Achieving Sustainable Growth in a Turbulent and Disruptive Global Market”

The ABA is pleased to invite members and associates to participate in the the virtual 34th CACCI Conference to be organized...

ABA members invited to 2020 FINTECH TAIPEI ONLINE FORUM
October 23, 2020

ABA members invited to 2020 FINTECH TAIPEI ONLINE FORUM

The Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF) is pleased to inform ABA members and associates that the 2020...

Do You Consider Yourself Cyber-Literate?
October 20, 2020

Do You Consider Yourself Cyber-Literate?

Cybersecurity frequently makes the headlines and has featured in the U.S. election — yet many people lack the basic skills to keep themselves...

What Are the Economic Prospects for 2021?
October 18, 2020

What Are the Economic Prospects for 2021?

After strong post-lockdown catch-up effects, economic recovery is expected to slow in Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 as...

Successful webinar on Cybersecurity for Banks held on September 30, 2020
October 1, 2020

Successful webinar on Cybersecurity for Banks held on September 30, 2020

The Asian Bankers Association conducted another successful and well-attended webinar on “Strengthening Cybersecurity Preparedness for Banks”...

“Digital Banking Asia Webinar” on November 10-11, 2020
October 1, 2020

“Digital Banking Asia Webinar” on November 10-11, 2020

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) would like to invite members to join the Digital Banking Asia Webinar to be held on November 10-11, 2020.

ABA newsletter – September issue
September 22, 2020

ABA newsletter – September issue

Taipei – The 2020 September issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Webinar on  “Strengthening Cybersecurity Preparedness for Banks” on September 30, 2020
September 17, 2020

Webinar on “Strengthening Cybersecurity Preparedness for Banks” on September 30, 2020

The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to invite members, associates, and friends to participate in the complimentary...

ABA and Fintelekt successfully hold a well-attended webinar on “Optimizing AML Screening”
September 10, 2020

ABA and Fintelekt successfully hold a well-attended webinar on “Optimizing AML Screening”

Asian Bankers Association and Fintelekt Advisory Services’ cooperation reached another milestone during the...

ABA Webinar on “Strengthening Cybersecurity Preparedness for Banks”
August 25, 2020

ABA Webinar on “Strengthening Cybersecurity Preparedness for Banks”

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is pleased to invite members, associates and friends to participate in the webinar on...

“Optimizing AML Screening” webinar on September 9, 2020
August 24, 2020

“Optimizing AML Screening” webinar on September 9, 2020

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is inviting members, associates and friends to join the complimentary webinar on...

ABA Newsletter – August issue
August 24, 2020

ABA Newsletter – August issue

Taipei – The 2020 August issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

AlgoDynamix webinar on Real time forecasting
August 12, 2020

AlgoDynamix webinar on Real time forecasting

AlgoDynamix will hold a special edition webinar in Asia on Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Taipei, Kuala...

BAFT webinar of Supply Chain Finance
August 12, 2020

BAFT webinar of Supply Chain Finance

Supply chain finance offers faster access to credit by enhancing working capital solutions for companies and diminishing...

Webinar on Fine-tuning AML Transaction Monitoring draws record-breaking attendance
August 6, 2020

Webinar on Fine-tuning AML Transaction Monitoring draws record-breaking attendance

With more than 900 participants from 45 countries, the webinar on “Fine-tuning AML Transaction Monitoring” held on 5...

How well have Central Banks performed in this crisis?
August 5, 2020

How well have Central Banks performed in this crisis?

Central bankers would appear to have learned a lot, even in the last 10 years, about how to handle global...

ABA Fintelekt webinar on “Fine-Tuning AML Transaction Monitoring”
July 31, 2020

ABA Fintelekt webinar on “Fine-Tuning AML Transaction Monitoring”

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is inviting members, associates and friends to join the complimentary webinar on“FINE-TUNING AML TRANSACTIONS...

ABA successfully holds its first-ever Webinar
July 29, 2020

ABA successfully holds its first-ever Webinar

Over 450 participants from 15 countries joined the webinar on “Managing Business Continuity and Recovery During Covid-19...

ABA Webinar on Banking Continuity & Recovery during Covid-19
July 27, 2020

ABA Webinar on Banking Continuity & Recovery during Covid-19

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is pleased to invite members, associates and friends to participate in the webinar...

ABA newsletter – July issue
July 22, 2020

ABA newsletter – July issue

Taipei – The 2020 July issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Webinar on Debunking the ‘Conventional Wisdom’ in Financial Markets
July 20, 2020

Webinar on Debunking the ‘Conventional Wisdom’ in Financial Markets

The ABA would like to invite its members to join a webinar hosted by AlgoDynamix in partnership with FS Club. This webinar...

Can Europe Build a Single Capital Market out of the COVID crisis?
July 16, 2020

Can Europe Build a Single Capital Market out of the COVID crisis?

This weekend, EU leaders will meet for the first time in person since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Their top priority will...

Webinar on ML/TF in Corresponding Banking well received
July 10, 2020

Webinar on ML/TF in Corresponding Banking well received

The Asian Bankers Association and Fintelekt Advisory Services jointly presented the webinar on Money Laundering and...

AlgoDynamix webinar on volatile financial markets
June 29, 2020

AlgoDynamix webinar on volatile financial markets

AlgoDynamix is inviting ABA members to a new webinar offering innovative insights into current volatile financial markets.

ABA newsletter – June issue
June 29, 2020

ABA newsletter – June issue

Taipei – The 2020 June issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Webinar on “ML/TF Risks in Correspondent Banking” on July 8, 2020 – Register now
June 24, 2020

Webinar on “ML/TF Risks in Correspondent Banking” on July 8, 2020 – Register now

The Asian Bankers Association and our knowledge partner Fintelekt Advisory Services invite members, colleagues...

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...

Three key considerations for post-pandemic site relocation
June 14, 2020

Three key considerations for post-pandemic site relocation

The COVID-19 outbreak has been an ugly shock to the system for global manufacturers. Though experts have...

Excellent webinar on  “Ultimate Beneficial Ownership” held on June 10, 2020
June 10, 2020

Excellent webinar on “Ultimate Beneficial Ownership” held on June 10, 2020

The Asian Bankers Association and Fintelekt Advisory Services jointly presented on June 10, 2020 a special webinar of the 2020 series on “Ultimate...

ABA newsletter – May issue available
May 19, 2020

ABA newsletter – May issue available

Taipei – The 2020 May issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Suggestions on ABA activities during COVID-19 Crisis
May 19, 2020

Suggestions on ABA activities during COVID-19 Crisis

Dear ABA members: I earnestly hope that you, your family and your colleagues continue to be safe and healthy during these difficult...

Special Issue of UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor during COVID-19
May 19, 2020

Special Issue of UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor during COVID-19

We are pleased to share with our members the latest “Special Issue of UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor” issued by United Nations Conference on Trade...

Is This Year One of an Economic ‘Lost Decade’?
May 19, 2020

Is This Year One of an Economic ‘Lost Decade’?

Governmental measures to address coronavirus stopped economies in their tracks in unprecedented ways. For example, no one could anticipate the...

ABA Webinar on “Ultimate Beneficial Ownership” on June 10 2020 – Register now
May 13, 2020

ABA Webinar on “Ultimate Beneficial Ownership” on June 10 2020 – Register now

The Asian Bankers Association and our knowledge partner Fintelekt Advisory Services invite members and friends to participate in our next joint webinar on...

Record-breaking 6th webinar on “Sanctions” held on May 6, 2020
May 6, 2020

Record-breaking 6th webinar on “Sanctions” held on May 6, 2020

The sixth of the AML/CFT Webinar Series jointly organized by ABA and Fintelekt Advisory Services was successfully held on May 6, 2020. Focusing on ““Sanctions“...

Boston Consulting Group’s Perspectives on COVID-19
May 5, 2020

Boston Consulting Group’s Perspectives on COVID-19

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shared with ABA members the 3rd edition of the integrated BCG Perspectives document...

AlgoDynamix webinar on secular financial opportunities on May 7
May 4, 2020

AlgoDynamix webinar on secular financial opportunities on May 7

Dr. Jeremy Sosabowski, CEO of AlgoDynamix, will host a LIVE webinar on the opportunities emerging in the current...

OFAC Licenses for COVID-19 Relief
May 4, 2020

OFAC Licenses for COVID-19 Relief

At the suggestion of Mr. Nicholas Turner from Steptoe & Johnson HK LLP, who was a Speaker at the 36th ABA General Meeting and Conference held in November 2019...

ABA newsletter – April issue available
April 27, 2020

ABA newsletter – April issue available

Taipei – The 2020 April issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

COVID-19 exposed weakness in Risk Management
April 26, 2020

COVID-19 exposed weakness in Risk Management

Given the ruinous business costs of COVID-19 and the failure of public health authorities to effectively respond to...

“Facing the Crisis: COVID-19 Webinar Series” from International Hospital Federation
April 23, 2020

“Facing the Crisis: COVID-19 Webinar Series” from International Hospital Federation

The Asian Bankers Association invites its members, partners and friends to join the “Facing the Crisis: COVID-19 Webinar...

Postponement of the 37th ABA General Meeting and Conference
April 23, 2020

Postponement of the 37th ABA General Meeting and Conference

The Asian Bankers Association wishes to inform all its members, partners and friends that the 37th ABA General Meeting and Conference, which was originally...

ABA Webinar on “Sanctions” on May 6th 2020 – Register now
April 16, 2020

ABA Webinar on “Sanctions” on May 6th 2020 – Register now

The Asian Bankers Association and our knowledge partner Fintelekt Advisory Services invite you to participate in their next joint webinar on “Sanctions“, which...

Webcast on AML/CFT: Risk-based Response, Combating Terror Financing and Corruption
April 15, 2020

Webcast on AML/CFT: Risk-based Response, Combating Terror Financing and Corruption

The first edition in the ‘Fridays with Fintelekt’ series on April 17th at 2.00 pm IST (Indian Standard Time) features a...

AML Risks in the Covid-19 World
April 6, 2020

AML Risks in the Covid-19 World

The Covid-19 pandemic has already affected more than 200 countries and a million people impacting the global...

Successful webinar on COVID-19 risk held on March 26, 2020
April 6, 2020

Successful webinar on COVID-19 risk held on March 26, 2020

The sixth of the AML/CFT Webinar Series jointly organized by ABA and Fintelekt Advisory Services was successfully held..

Invitation to suggest Speakers & Panelists for 37th ABA Conference
March 30, 2020

Invitation to suggest Speakers & Panelists for 37th ABA Conference

We wish to invite our Board Members and members to suggest possible session speakers, panelists and moderators for...

Recession is back on the table. Are you ready?
March 30, 2020

Recession is back on the table. Are you ready?

To be prepared for a recession amid COVID-19, a company must be able to mitigate as many risks as possible and identify as many opportunities that...

ABA newsletter – March issue available
March 30, 2020

ABA newsletter – March issue available

Taipei – The 2020 March issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

EFMA invites ABA members to 11 webinars on COVID-19 crisis
March 30, 2020

EFMA invites ABA members to 11 webinars on COVID-19 crisis

ABA is pleased to convey to its members an invitation of Efma, one of ABA’s Knowledge Partners, to participate in its upcoming webinars on the COVID-19 crisis.

Webinar on “Market Volatility and Unprecedented New Normals”
March 23, 2020

Webinar on “Market Volatility and Unprecedented New Normals”

The Asian Bankers Association forwards an invitation from AlgoDynamix to participate in the webinar on “Market Volatility and Unprecedented New Normals: How to...

6th webinar on “Managing AML risk, Operations & Continuity during COVIC-19 Pandemic” – Register now
March 18, 2020

6th webinar on “Managing AML risk, Operations & Continuity during COVIC-19 Pandemic” – Register now

The Asian Bankers Association and our knowledge partner Fintelekt Advisory Services invite you to participate in their...

37th ABA Conference in Negombo, Sri Lanka on November 12-13, 2020
March 4, 2020

37th ABA Conference in Negombo, Sri Lanka on November 12-13, 2020

The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to inform his members, partners and friends that this year's 37th ABA General Meeting and Conference is scheduled to...

Major insolvencies reached record highs in 2019
March 3, 2020

Major insolvencies reached record highs in 2019

Our latest monitoring points to record levels in the number of major insolvencies — those with more than 50 million euros ($54 million) of turnover...

Successful Short Term Visiting Program on “Making AML/CFT Top Priority for Banks” held in Mumbai on February 27-28, 2020
March 1, 2020

Successful Short Term Visiting Program on “Making AML/CFT Top Priority for Banks” held in Mumbai on February 27-28, 2020

Ten bankers from Cambodia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Taiwan participated in the “Making AML/CFT Top Priority...

5th webinar on “Trade Based Money Laundering: Risk & Mitigation” draws record turnout
February 20, 2020

5th webinar on “Trade Based Money Laundering: Risk & Mitigation” draws record turnout

The fifth of the AML/CFT Webinar Series jointly organized by ABA and Fintelekt Advisory Services was successfully held...

Trust: the most valuable asset of the Digital Revolution
February 19, 2020

Trust: the most valuable asset of the Digital Revolution

The vast majority of technologies, processes and assumptions underlying the innovations that will lead to...

Global insurance pricing continued its Increase in Q4 2019
February 18, 2020

Global insurance pricing continued its Increase in Q4 2019

Global commercial insurance prices rose by 11% in the fourth quarter of 2019. All three major product lines — property...

ABA newsletter – February issue available
February 18, 2020

ABA newsletter – February issue available

Taipei – The 2020 February issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Coronavirus: One step back for the global economy
January 31, 2020

Coronavirus: One step back for the global economy

For a second there, the global economy was off to a slightly better start for 2020. The U.S. and China finally inked an initial...

Could Central Banks develop their own digital currencies?
January 30, 2020

Could Central Banks develop their own digital currencies?

The future of digital payments is currently pitting major tech companies against a growing number of central banks. And...

ABA newsletter – January issue available
January 17, 2020

ABA newsletter – January issue available

Taipei – The 2020 January issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Confrontations and Threats: The Prospects for 2020 and Beyond
January 15, 2020

Confrontations and Threats: The Prospects for 2020 and Beyond

Residents in the Sydney area were warned of catastrophic fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires...

5th webinar on Trade-based Money Laundering on February 5th 2020 – Register now
January 6, 2020

5th webinar on Trade-based Money Laundering on February 5th 2020 – Register now

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) would like to invite members, associates, and friends to participate in the free...

“Technology, Strategy, Agility, & Transformation” Program in Colombo May 21-22 – POSTPONED
December 24, 2019

“Technology, Strategy, Agility, & Transformation” Program in Colombo May 21-22 – POSTPONED

The Asian Bankers Association invites all its members to participate in the ABA & Hatton National Bank short term...

ABA Newsletter – December issue available
December 23, 2019

ABA Newsletter – December issue available

Taipei – The 2019 December issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

ABA 2019 Year End Review report available
December 17, 2019

ABA 2019 Year End Review report available

The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to share with its members and friends the ABA 2019 Year-End-Review summarizing...

Launch of WWF’s ASEAN Sustainable Banking Regulations Report
December 13, 2019

Launch of WWF’s ASEAN Sustainable Banking Regulations Report

he ABA would like to submit to your perusal the Report of Sustainable Banking Regulations in ASEAN – Raising the Bar issued by the World...

Invitation to ABA Planning Committee Meeting on February 28, 2020 in Negombo, Sri Lanka
December 13, 2019

Invitation to ABA Planning Committee Meeting on February 28, 2020 in Negombo, Sri Lanka

he Asian Bankers Association is pleased to invite its members to attend the ABA Planning Committee Meeting to be...

Invitation to suggest 2020 Conference’s themes and speakers
December 13, 2019

Invitation to suggest 2020 Conference’s themes and speakers

In preparation for the 37th ABA General Meeting and Conference to be hosted by Hatton National Bank (HNB) in the latter part of 2020 on in Negombo, Sri Lanka...

Request for representatives in the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee
December 12, 2019

Request for representatives in the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee

As part of ABA efforts to further strengthen the policy advocacy work of the Asian Bankers Association, ABA would like to request bank members...

“Making AML/CFT Top Priority for Banks” Training in Mumbai on February 27-28
December 12, 2019

“Making AML/CFT Top Priority for Banks” Training in Mumbai on February 27-28

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the ABA Short-Term Visiting Program on “Making AML/CFT Top Priority for Banks” ...

Current trends in business banking
December 12, 2019

Current trends in business banking

As another year draws to a close, East & Partners look forward at what business banking has in store...

A global debt crisis may be inevitable
December 11, 2019

A global debt crisis may be inevitable

An image of rolled up currency around the world. One hundred and forty-two countries currently represent about $62.2 trillion (£48 trillion) of debt...

4th webinar on New Payment Systems and Inherent AML Risks successfully held on December 4th 2019
December 5, 2019

4th webinar on New Payment Systems and Inherent AML Risks successfully held on December 4th 2019

The fourth of the AML/CFT Webinar Series 2019 jointly organized by ABA and Fintelekt Advisory Services was...

ABA Secretary-Treasurer Ernest Lin meets Razee Hassan, Bangladesh FIU Head
November 28, 2019

ABA Secretary-Treasurer Ernest Lin meets Razee Hassan, Bangladesh FIU Head

On November 28th 2019, representatives of the Asian Bankers Association’s Secretariat met Abu Hena Mohd. Razee Hassan...

ABA Secretary-Treasurer visits AACOBB in Dhaka
November 28, 2019

ABA Secretary-Treasurer visits AACOBB in Dhaka

The Secretary-Treasurer of the Asian Bankers Association, Mr. Ernest Lin, accompanied by ABA’s officers paid a visit to the Chairman of the Association of Anti Money...

Proceedings of the recently concluded 36th ABA General Meeting and Conference
November 24, 2019

Proceedings of the recently concluded 36th ABA General Meeting and Conference

ABA is pleased to inform all its members and friends that the 36th ABA General Meeting and Conference...

ABA newsletter – November issue available
November 21, 2019

ABA newsletter – November issue available

Taipei – The 2019 November issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

“New Payment Systems and Inherent AML Risks” Webinar – Register now
November 15, 2019

“New Payment Systems and Inherent AML Risks” Webinar – Register now

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) would like to invite members and friends...

How to resolve Europe’s banking dilemma
October 30, 2019

How to resolve Europe’s banking dilemma

At a recent gathering of old schoolmates, two friends asked me when I expected banks to start charging clients for their...

Complimentary tours for ABA Conference’s participants
October 29, 2019

Complimentary tours for ABA Conference’s participants

This year's host bank, the Philippine National Bank (PNB), is inviting all ABA members to come and experience the...

ABA Newsletter – October issue
October 29, 2019

ABA Newsletter – October issue

Taipei – The 2019 October issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

ABA Policy Advocacy Committee Meeting on November 14 in Makati
October 24, 2019

ABA Policy Advocacy Committee Meeting on November 14 in Makati

The ABA Policy Advocacy Committee has invited a number of ABA member banks and ABA Strategic Partners to present...

Maybank successfully hosts 2019 Short-Term Visiting Program
October 24, 2019

Maybank successfully hosts 2019 Short-Term Visiting Program

Maybank successfully conducted the two-day ABA Short-Term Visiting Program on Human Capital and Workplace...

As ASEAN enters an infrastructure boom, geopolitical and economic risks abound
October 23, 2019

As ASEAN enters an infrastructure boom, geopolitical and economic risks abound

Southeast Asia is witnessing an infrastructure boom, with major projects approved in Vietnam, Thailand, the...

Are intangibles now the most important asset class in the global economy?
October 18, 2019

Are intangibles now the most important asset class in the global economy?

Over the past half century, intangible assets have skyrocketed in terms of their saliency and criticality with respect to...

The digital economy is boosting productivity — but official measures aren’t capturing the benefits
October 17, 2019

The digital economy is boosting productivity — but official measures aren’t capturing the benefits

The new digital economy has become a key driver of United States economic...

Survey: Preparedness in achieving digital transformation
October 15, 2019

Survey: Preparedness in achieving digital transformation

The ABA wishes to follow up on our earlier request for bank's participation in the SURVEY aimed at determining...

ABA Chairman joins panel discussion in Shanghai Conference on China’s capital market
September 27, 2019

ABA Chairman joins panel discussion in Shanghai Conference on China’s capital market

BA Chairman Mr. Jonathan Alles was invited as one of the panelists in a recent Conference on China’s Capital Market...

What’s the right balance of energy, security and sustainability?
September 25, 2019

What’s the right balance of energy, security and sustainability?

An energy transition is unfolding around the world. In efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and air pollution, governments are installing...

ABA Newsletter – September issue
September 24, 2019

ABA Newsletter – September issue

Taipei – The 2019 September issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Malaysian Bond & Sukuk Conference 2019
September 24, 2019

Malaysian Bond & Sukuk Conference 2019

ABA members are invited to the Malaysian Bond and Sukuk Conference 2019: Capital Markets for a Sustainable Future, co-organised by Malaysian Rating...

Global climate regulation looms on the horizon. Are banks and insurers ready?
September 24, 2019

Global climate regulation looms on the horizon. Are banks and insurers ready?

Steam and exhaust rise from a steel power station in Duisburg, Germany. Climate change is threatening financial stability...

Banking technology, cybercrime & privacy issues at the 36th ABA Conference
September 24, 2019

Banking technology, cybercrime & privacy issues at the 36th ABA Conference

The Asian Bankers Association encourages its members and friends to start their registration to the 36th ABA General Meeting to hosted by the...

ABA joins “Asia AML/CFT Summit 2019”
September 19, 2019

ABA joins “Asia AML/CFT Summit 2019”

ABA Deputy Secretary Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. represented the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) at the “Asia AML/CFT Summit 2019” organized by the Fintelekt...

Erste Group CEO Andreas Treichl named “Banker of the Year”
September 12, 2019

Erste Group CEO Andreas Treichl named “Banker of the Year”

Euromoney magazine recognizes Andreas Treichl for his contribution to the development of the banking sector in...

Driving ESG investing in Asia
September 1, 2019

Driving ESG investing in Asia

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and Oliver Wyman, with the support of the Asia Pacific Risk Center (APRC), have collaborated on the report...

How banks in Asia-Pacific can survive in an age of declining profitability
August 29, 2019

How banks in Asia-Pacific can survive in an age of declining profitability

Cutting down branches and migrating banking services to online and mobile channels are key to keeping costs down.

Impact Investing In Asia
August 27, 2019

Impact Investing In Asia

Impact investing is defined by the intention to generate positive and measurable social and environmental impacts alongside financial returns. Fundamental to the growing...

ABA invited to “China’s Capital Market Global Conference”
August 23, 2019

ABA invited to “China’s Capital Market Global Conference”

The ABA wish to invite its members to join the “China’s Capital Market Global Conference” to be held on September 5, 2019 at the Grand Kempinski Hotel...

Navigating cyber risk quantification
August 22, 2019

Navigating cyber risk quantification

As investments in Cyber Security increase, many Boards and C-Suite executives are asking “how much is our true exposure to potential cyber losses?”, “how do we know our investment in Cyber Security is...

Developing the risk function of the future
August 21, 2019

Developing the risk function of the future

The role of the risk manager has always been to understand and manage threats to a given business. In theory, this involves a very broad mandate to capture all possible risks, both current...

ABA newsletter – August issue
August 20, 2019

ABA newsletter – August issue

Taipei – The 2019 August issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Advancing Cyber Risk Management: from security to resilience
August 18, 2019

Advancing Cyber Risk Management: from security to resilience

Since 2017, risk experts have consistently ranked large-scale cyber attacks and data fraud among the top five mostly likely risks around the the world. Despite growing...

“ATM Innovation & Security Congress” – November 19-21 in Kuala Lumpur
August 17, 2019

“ATM Innovation & Security Congress” – November 19-21 in Kuala Lumpur

ABA would like to invite its members to join the ATM Innovation & Security Congress to be held on November 19-21...

Governing digital transformation and emerging technologies
August 16, 2019

Governing digital transformation and emerging technologies

A convergence of global trends over the last 20 years, including the boom in global data traffic, online users, connected objects, and access to cloud computing...

Early Bird Registration for 2019 ABA Conference in Makati – Discount available
August 15, 2019

Early Bird Registration for 2019 ABA Conference in Makati – Discount available

The Asian Bankers Association is delighted to inform members, friends and partners that registration to the 36th ABA General...

Time to switch rates: Preparing for the Libor transition
August 14, 2019

Time to switch rates: Preparing for the Libor transition

It has been almost two years since Andrew Bailey, CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), announced that the FCA would not compel panel banks to submit...

Global insurance prices are on the rise
August 13, 2019

Global insurance prices are on the rise

Global commercial insurance prices rose by 6% in the second quarter of 2019 (see Figure 1), nearly double the increase that the first quarter had. This increase represents the largest increase in the...

The threat from the cloud: How cyber intruders exploit third parties
August 9, 2019

The threat from the cloud: How cyber intruders exploit third parties

There’s growing concern within intelligence communities that hostile governments could cyber-invade...

36th ABA Conference’s online registration is ready
August 5, 2019

36th ABA Conference’s online registration is ready

The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to inform you that the official website of the 36th ABA General Meeting a...

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) invites ABA members to survey
August 1, 2019

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) invites ABA members to survey

ABA is pleased to convey an invitation from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for ABA members...

Cyber resilience is the future of Cybersecurity
July 30, 2019

Cyber resilience is the future of Cybersecurity

In the corporate world, the rise of cyber attacks is far outpacing the level of investment in protection from cyber...

ABA Newsletter – July Issue
July 27, 2019

ABA Newsletter – July Issue

Taipei – The 2019 July issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

Tentative Program for the 36th ABA General Meeting & Conference in Makati, Philippines
July 25, 2019

Tentative Program for the 36th ABA General Meeting & Conference in Makati, Philippines

The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to present the Tentative Program for this...

Blockchain promised a revolution. It’ll have to clear three governance hurdles first
July 25, 2019

Blockchain promised a revolution. It’ll have to clear three governance hurdles first

Today, traditional digital platform companies are governed like most firms and institutions — one entity is in charge.

3rd of the AML/CFT Webinar Series 2019 successfully held on July 10
July 17, 2019

3rd of the AML/CFT Webinar Series 2019 successfully held on July 10

The third of the AML/CFT Webinar Series 2019 jointly organized by ABA and Fintelekt Advisory Services...

ABA Short-Term Visiting Program hosted by Maybank on October 1-2, Register now
July 17, 2019

ABA Short-Term Visiting Program hosted by Maybank on October 1-2, Register now

The ABA is inviting bank officers to participate in the short-term visiting program that the Malayan Banking...

ABA Newsletter – June Issue
June 29, 2019

ABA Newsletter – June Issue

Taipei – The 2019 June issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

RCBC and RMB share microfinance know-how with ABA delegates
June 27, 2019

RCBC and RMB share microfinance know-how with ABA delegates

Manila – The two-day workshop jointly conducted by Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and Rizal MicroBank (RMB) provided thirteen bankers from...

ABA Journal of Banking and Finance, volume XXX available
June 21, 2019

ABA Journal of Banking and Finance, volume XXX available

The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to inform you that, at the request of some members, we are resuming the publication of the bi-annual...

“Infrastructure projects: Energy & Tollways” Analysis Workshop – Register now
June 17, 2019

“Infrastructure projects: Energy & Tollways” Analysis Workshop – Register now

The Asian Bankers Association invites its members to join the Training Workshop on “Advanced Analysis of Infrastructure...

ABA newsletter – May issue
May 29, 2019

ABA newsletter – May issue

Taipei – The 2019 May issue of the ABA Newsletter has been published. All members are invited to download...

3rd Webinar – Customer due diligence challenges & Best practices – 10 July
May 22, 2019

3rd Webinar – Customer due diligence challenges & Best practices – 10 July

Pune - The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) would like to invite members and friends to participate in the free...

Bad actors want to target the Internet’s infrastructure
May 17, 2019

Bad actors want to target the Internet’s infrastructure

A person walks in a server room in Lulea, in Swedish Lapland. What can be done to prevent criminal and military cyber operations...

Retirement’s financial burden is a global problem
May 16, 2019

Retirement’s financial burden is a global problem

Asian pension systems are facing major challenges. The region is experiencing seismic demographic changes, with rapidly aging populations and declining...

2nd webinar of the AML/CFT Seminar Series 2019 draws record turnout
May 16, 2019

2nd webinar of the AML/CFT Seminar Series 2019 draws record turnout

A record 249 bankers from Asian countries registered for the webinar on “Why Continuous Monitoring is Critical for...

Open banking: Future-proofing your corporate payments offerings
May 8, 2019

Open banking: Future-proofing your corporate payments offerings

It’s been slightly over a year since the UK embarked on its Open Banking reforms, mandating banks to share their data with regulated third parties.

First regional AML/CFT Summit on September 11-12, 2019 in Hanoi
May 8, 2019

First regional AML/CFT Summit on September 11-12, 2019 in Hanoi

Taipei – ABA cordially invite its bank members and friends to participate in the...

ABA newsletter April issue
May 8, 2019

ABA newsletter April issue

Taipei - The 2019 April issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Suggestions for 2019 ABA Conference in Manila
May 7, 2019

Suggestions for 2019 ABA Conference in Manila

Taipei - In preparation for the 36th ABA General Meeting and Conference to be held on November 2019 in Manila, members of the ABA Planning...

How will automation change the way leaders run companies?
May 6, 2019

How will automation change the way leaders run companies?

An operator checks an articulated industrial robot at a factory near...

Beware of the risks of silent cyber
May 2, 2019

Beware of the risks of silent cyber

An individual walks behind a glass wall with alphanumeric symbols at the headquarters of an Internet security firm.

Blockchain in Asia needs more time and talent to be successful
April 30, 2019

Blockchain in Asia needs more time and talent to be successful

Bangkok business district cityscape as seen from a park. Thailand is one of the first countries in the region to enact cryptocurrency...

What is the future of alternatives to traditional insurance markets?
April 29, 2019

What is the future of alternatives to traditional insurance markets?

There’s been much discussion in risk finance circles over the past decade about...

Profound sadness
April 22, 2019

Profound sadness

Dear Mr. Alles: It is with great shock and profound sadness that we learned of the several deadly bombings that rocked churches and hotels in and outside Colombo...

How to respond to the looming volatility in the Asian infrastructure market
April 16, 2019

How to respond to the looming volatility in the Asian infrastructure market

Laborers work on a bridge under construction in Jakarta, Indonesia. For infrastructure companies operating in South and...

Trade-based money laundering – Webinar May 8 ready
April 10, 2019

Trade-based money laundering – Webinar May 8 ready

Pune - Samir Bhatankar, Vice-President of AML Compliance at RBL Bank has been announced as the guest speaker for...

The opportunity for Fintech in Indonesia’s SME financing gap
April 3, 2019

The opportunity for Fintech in Indonesia’s SME financing gap

The Jakarta city skyline at night. SMEs reached 99.9 percent of the total 57.89 million business units in Indonesia, yet there is...

A virtuous cycle within private equity fuels economic growth in India
April 2, 2019

A virtuous cycle within private equity fuels economic growth in India

The private equity industry in India has undergone a seismic shift in recent years. A booming modernizing economy has...

Erste Group Bank AG confers with Taiwanese bankers
April 2, 2019

Erste Group Bank AG confers with Taiwanese bankers

Taipei – On March 5th of 2019, Erste Group Bank AG, from Austria, an active members of the Asian Bankers Association, joined...

Trade-based money laundering webinar on May 8 – Register
March 27, 2019

Trade-based money laundering webinar on May 8 – Register

Pune - The Asian Bankers Association would like to invite members and friends to participate in the free webinar “Why...

Ignore the SEC’s strengthened stance on cybersecurity at your own peril
March 27, 2019

Ignore the SEC’s strengthened stance on cybersecurity at your own peril

With constantly changing technology, integrated core business processes, and...

2019 ABA Conference to be hosted by Philippine National Bank in November
March 27, 2019

2019 ABA Conference to be hosted by Philippine National Bank in November

Manila - The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to inform all its members...

Chairman’s Reflection (2014-2018) is available
March 17, 2019

Chairman’s Reflection (2014-2018) is available

The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to share with its members the Chairman's Reflection (2014-2018) summarizing the activities undertaken by Immediate Past...

ABA newsletter’s March issue is ready
March 16, 2019

ABA newsletter’s March issue is ready

Taipei - The 2019 March issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Successful ABA & Fintelekt Short Term Visiting Program held in Mumbai
March 7, 2019

Successful ABA & Fintelekt Short Term Visiting Program held in Mumbai

Thirteen bankers from Cambodia, Iran, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam participated in...

Asia on track to claim fintech supremacy from the U.S.
March 1, 2019

Asia on track to claim fintech supremacy from the U.S.

Global venture capital-backed fintech investment reached an all-time high in 2018. Fintech companies backed by venture capital secured $39.57 billion in...

Digitalizing the finance function?
March 1, 2019

Digitalizing the finance function?

Recent technological developments have profoundly reshaped the business functions inherent in finance. Finance as we know it today looks set to be disrupted by the combined...

Balancing fintech risks and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific
February 28, 2019

Balancing fintech risks and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region continues to embrace advancements in digital technology that are shifting financial services from a traditional...

Preparing for the age of the digital attacker
February 27, 2019

Preparing for the age of the digital attacker

“Forty percent of businesses … unfortunately, will not exist in a meaningful way in 10 years,” John Chambers, retired Cisco CEO, once...

Risk survey report: the evolving treasury ecosystem
February 27, 2019

Risk survey report: the evolving treasury ecosystem

Singapore - Strategic and financial risks, along with cybersecurity, will dominate the risk landscape for the next 18 to 36...

ABA Newsletter’s February issue is ready
February 27, 2019

ABA Newsletter’s February issue is ready

Taipei - The 2019 February issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Microfinance Appreciation Course by RCBC on June 10-11, register now
February 27, 2019

Microfinance Appreciation Course by RCBC on June 10-11, register now

Manila – The Asian Bankers Association invites banks to participate in the Microfinance Appreciation Course to be...

The construction industry is being reinvented – Here’s how
February 27, 2019

The construction industry is being reinvented – Here’s how

Singapore - This piece is the final part of a weeklong series examining the challenges facing infrastructure around the world. Jon Phillips of the...

Keeping pace with Asia’s evolving robo-advisory regulatory landscape
February 26, 2019

Keeping pace with Asia’s evolving robo-advisory regulatory landscape

The rise of the millennial investor is changing the dynamics of the financial advisory industry. Information accessibility has shaped the attitudes...

1st webinar on role of AML compliance in correspondent banking concluded
February 26, 2019

1st webinar on role of AML compliance in correspondent banking concluded

Pune - On February 21st 2019, ABA successfully held the first free webinar of 2019 on “The role of AML Compliance in...

P2P lending: Lessons from Asian governments
February 25, 2019

P2P lending: Lessons from Asian governments

The digital transformation that has swept industries from retail to transportation has now set its sights firmly on the financial services...

Financial services are uninspiring. A fresh start may be the solution
February 23, 2019

Financial services are uninspiring. A fresh start may be the solution

The next big wave of innovation in financial services will be driven by existing firms starting with a blank canvas. For an industry whose product—the movement and storage of...

One year after bitcoin’s Big Bust, What’s next for crypto?
February 21, 2019

One year after bitcoin’s Big Bust, What’s next for crypto?

It’s been roughly 10 years since bitcoin was first released as open-source code in January 2009—and the cryptocurrency has seen its fair share of...

How to make insurance blockchain initiatives successful in APAC
February 15, 2019

How to make insurance blockchain initiatives successful in APAC

While Asia-Pacific’s enterprise blockchain ecosystem for insurance is nascent, budding startups and the incumbents increasing their involvement can...

Establishment of the Credit Risk Database: Concrete Use to Evaluate the Creditworthiness of SMEs
February 9, 2019

Establishment of the Credit Risk Database: Concrete Use to Evaluate the Creditworthiness of SMEs

The credit risk database can help to improve financial access for small and medium-sized enterprises. The credit risk database (CRD) makes it possible to mitigate...

Understanding how central banks manage foreign exchange reserves
February 8, 2019

Understanding how central banks manage foreign exchange reserves

Global foreign exchange reserves—which are used by countries to pay for goods and services, and to hedge against exchange rate risks—reached $11.48 trillion...

How invoice financing is driving Singapore’s SME growth
February 7, 2019

How invoice financing is driving Singapore’s SME growth

Small and medium-sized enterprises or SMEs are the driving force behind Singapore’s economy. They comprise 99 percent of the country’s 220,100 businesses, employ...

ABA Newsletter’s January issue is ready
February 4, 2019

ABA Newsletter’s January issue is ready

Taipei - The 2019 January issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Money and Central Bank Digital Currency
February 1, 2019

Money and Central Bank Digital Currency

Digital coins have attracted considerable attention globally because of their potential to serve as a new type of payment tool. Money is a financial instrument that fulfills...

After a brutal year for crypto-assets and Blockchain, What’s next?
January 24, 2019

After a brutal year for crypto-assets and Blockchain, What’s next?

It’s been 10 years since the world was introduced to bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology. Now a household name, bitcoin has spawned hundreds...

“Best Practices in AML / CFT Governance & Operations” Register now
January 14, 2019

“Best Practices in AML / CFT Governance & Operations” Register now

Mumbai – The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to invite bank members to participate in the short-term visiting...

Why Is Green Finance Important?
January 10, 2019

Why Is Green Finance Important?

The world needs an expansion of green energy to provide energy security and meet climate and clean air goals. In 2017, global investment in...

How is the definition of money changing in Asia?
January 7, 2019

How is the definition of money changing in Asia?

Singapore - Up until about a decade ago, people in Asia-Pacific countries were largely dependent on banks...

New Year’s Message from the ABA Chairman
December 29, 2018

New Year’s Message from the ABA Chairman

Dear members and friends, I am greatly pleased to convey my sincerest greetings and best wishes for the New Year to all ABA members and friends.

How much do you know about Blockchain?
December 28, 2018

How much do you know about Blockchain?

Singapore - Blockchain is attracting huge amounts of attention, but its implications are often poorly understood. Starting today, BRINK is running a five-part series...

Moving from KYC to KYB: ‘Know Your (Customer’s) Behavior’
December 26, 2018

Moving from KYC to KYB: ‘Know Your (Customer’s) Behavior’

Singapore - Correspondent banking is a lucrative business model—but one that is by its very nature high risk. Compliance...

The battle for E-Wallet Supremacy in Southeast Asia
December 25, 2018

The battle for E-Wallet Supremacy in Southeast Asia

Singapore - Across Southeast Asia, there is a fierce battle raging for e-wallet dominance. E-wallets, digital or mobile...

The 2018 ABA Year in review
December 24, 2018

The 2018 ABA Year in review

Taipei – The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to present you the 2018 ABA Year-End-Review summarizing ABA's activities in 2018. As the current year comes to...

ABA Newsletter’s December issue is ready
December 24, 2018

ABA Newsletter’s December issue is ready

Taipei – The 2018 December issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Doing Business 2019: World Bank’s publication
December 22, 2018

Doing Business 2019: World Bank’s publication

Washington D.C. – Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 16th in a series...

Asian banks need to rethink digital banking
December 18, 2018

Asian banks need to rethink digital banking

Singapore - As Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expands beyond online retail, it is shaking up staid state banks—and drawing regulators' attentions—after...

Survey on Fund Transfer Pricing & Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book
December 17, 2018

Survey on Fund Transfer Pricing & Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book

The Asian Bankers Association and Oliver Wyman, an ABA Knowledge Partner, jointly request your participation in a industry survey on the management of FTP...

“Many banking areas are experiencing existential threats” Daniel Wu
December 17, 2018

“Many banking areas are experiencing existential threats” Daniel Wu

Kurumba – “Many areas within banking markets are experiencing some serious existential threats. As the industry is being transformed, there is uncertainty around...

Fintech in ASEAN—Collaboration is key
December 14, 2018

Fintech in ASEAN—Collaboration is key

Singapore – With a population of over 600 million people, the ASEAN region is considered an expansion opportunity for fintech companies, given the large potential customer base that fintechs...

“14 Shades of Risk in Asia Pacific” Report available
December 14, 2018

“14 Shades of Risk in Asia Pacific” Report available

Singapore - ABA is pleased to share with its members the publication of the Asia Pacific Risk Center of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, an ABA Knowledge Partner, entitled...

ASEAN Investment Report 2018 published
December 14, 2018

ASEAN Investment Report 2018 published

Taipei – The ABA is pleased to share with its members a copy of the ASEAN Investment Report 2018, which was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit held in Singapore...

Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) launched
December 13, 2018

Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) launched

Singapore – ABA is pleased to convey to all ABA members the invitation of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore to the Launch of the Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) on...

The meteoric rise of Venture Capital in Asia
December 13, 2018

The meteoric rise of Venture Capital in Asia

Hong Kong - The venture capital market in Asia is breaking all previous records: Unprecedented sums of capital have been raised in the past few years, there is a record...

Pacific Economic Monitor available
December 12, 2018

Pacific Economic Monitor available

Manila - The December 2018 issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor provides an update on developments in 14 Pacific economies and explores topical policy issues in the region.

Sustainable Banking: Implementing CG & ESG to stay competitive
December 11, 2018

Sustainable Banking: Implementing CG & ESG to stay competitive

Kurumba – During the 3rd session “Sustainable Banking” of the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference held in Maldives on November 16, 2018, two...

“Fintech requires major overhaul of current regulations” Maldives Central Bank Governor Naseer
December 10, 2018

“Fintech requires major overhaul of current regulations” Maldives Central Bank Governor Naseer

Kurumba - The keynote speech of the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference was delivered by Mr. Ahmed Naseer...

Philippines Central Bank Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier & other experts discuss Risk Management
December 10, 2018

Philippines Central Bank Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier & other experts discuss Risk Management

Kurumba – The second session "Risk Management Imperatives in the New World Order" of the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference on November...

JCR presents an overview of the Japanese economy and banking industry
December 10, 2018

JCR presents an overview of the Japanese economy and banking industry

Kurumba – Mr. Satoshi Nakagawa, Special Advisor to the President for Global Strategy Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd., and Chairman of the Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia captivated the...

Over 3,700 Public-Private Partnerships analyzed. Here’s what we found.
December 7, 2018

Over 3,700 Public-Private Partnerships analyzed. Here’s what we found.

Singapore - This piece is part of a weeklong series examining the challenges facing infrastructure...

New Chairman of the ABA Advisory Council
December 6, 2018

New Chairman of the ABA Advisory Council

Kurumba – The Asian Bankers Association has announced the election of ABA Immediate Past Chairman Mr. Daniel Wu as the new Chairman of the ABA Advisory Council. Mr. Wu was..

How can we evaluate an infrastructure project’s success—or failure?
December 4, 2018

How can we evaluate an infrastructure project’s success—or failure?

London – This piece is part of a weeklong series examining the challenges facing infrastructure around the world. Jon Phillips of the Global Infrastructure...

Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap in Asia: ADB Report available
December 3, 2018

Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap in Asia: ADB Report available

Manila – The Asian Development Bank recently presented a research titled Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap in Asia:The Role of Trade, Manufacturing, and Finance. The publication...

ABA Chairman Jonathan Alles’ message to ABA members
November 30, 2018

ABA Chairman Jonathan Alles’ message to ABA members

Dear ABA members, I wish to convey my sincerest gratitude to you and your Bank for your support of my nomination as...

Global Leading Trends in Retail Banking Innovation
November 30, 2018

Global Leading Trends in Retail Banking Innovation

Kurumba - Michael Lor, Senior Advisor Asia Pacific of EFMA, made a well received presentation about Global Leading...

Global Risk Report
November 30, 2018

Global Risk Report

Kurumba - During the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference in Maldives, Wolfram Hedrich, Partner at Oliver Wyman and Executive Director at Marsh & McLennan Companies Asia Pacific Risk...

Asia Bond Monitor Report available
November 30, 2018

Asia Bond Monitor Report available

Manila - The Asian Development Bank reviews developments in East Asian local currency bond markets during the third quarter of 2018 and provides outlook, risks, and policy options.

23 New members of the ABA Board of Directors elected
November 23, 2018

23 New members of the ABA Board of Directors elected

Maldives – During the 56th Board of Directors Meeting held on November 16, 2018 at the recently concluded 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference in...

Jonathan Alles of HNB elected new ABA Chairman
November 23, 2018

Jonathan Alles of HNB elected new ABA Chairman

Maldives – The Asian Bankers Association is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Jonathan Alles, Managing Director and...

Singapore’s Asset Management Industry surges
November 23, 2018

Singapore’s Asset Management Industry surges

Singapore - Singapore’s asset management industry witnessed strong growth in 2017, growing 19 percent on a year-on-year basis, according...

Sustaining the rise of P2P lending in Southeast Asia
November 16, 2018

Sustaining the rise of P2P lending in Southeast Asia

Singapore - Peer-to-peer (P2P) business loans have fast risen to complement more traditional financial institutions, helping small and medium enterprises grow. Asia...

Driving growth in Asia’s fintech sector
November 15, 2018

Driving growth in Asia’s fintech sector

Singapore - The emergence of fintech brings to market new solutions to increase efficiency and financial inclusiveness in the areas of payments, lending, broking...

Fintech investment in China surges to record highs
November 14, 2018

Fintech investment in China surges to record highs

China - The fintech sector in China has seen a surge in investments over the past five years, with $18 billion invested in the sector in the first half of 2018 alone...

International Debt Statistics 2019: World Bank’s publication
November 13, 2018

International Debt Statistics 2019: World Bank’s publication

Washington D.C. – The International Debt Statistics 2019 Report, published by World Bank is a database measures stocks and flows of debt borrowed...

From zero to $1 billion: P2P lending in Indonesia
November 13, 2018

From zero to $1 billion: P2P lending in Indonesia

Jakarta - In late 2015, when I first presented my business plan to a group of financial professionals in Indonesia, it was met with strong skepticism...

Corporate Interest Rate and Forex Risk in times of volatility
November 9, 2018

Corporate Interest Rate and Forex Risk in times of volatility

Singapore - Unprecedented market liquidity in the past 10 years has created significant imbalances around the world. The hunt for yield has pushed more and more...

Data is revolutionizing risk finance—Here’s how
November 8, 2018

Data is revolutionizing risk finance—Here’s how

Singapore - New ways of using data are starting to revolutionize risk finance—the heart of the historically slow-to-change insurance industry. Pools of data and...

ABA Newsletter’s November issue is ready
November 8, 2018

ABA Newsletter’s November issue is ready

Taipei – The 2018 November issue of the ABA Newsletter is ready. All members are invited to download the issue...

Digitizing Trade for the future
November 8, 2018

Digitizing Trade for the future

In a world that’s increasingly paperless and borderless, paper documentation in trade seems like a relic of a time long...

Welcome message from Andrew Healy, CEO of Bank of Maldives
November 5, 2018

Welcome message from Andrew Healy, CEO of Bank of Maldives

Kurumba - On November 15 & 16, Bank of Maldives will host the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference. The theme for...

ABA Newsletter’s October issue is out
October 28, 2018

ABA Newsletter’s October issue is out

Taipei – The October issue of the ABA Newsletter is out. Members are invited to download it.

Successful “2018 ABA Maybank Short Term Visiting Program”
October 27, 2018

Successful “2018 ABA Maybank Short Term Visiting Program”

Kuala Lumpur - Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) successfully conducted the two-day ABA Short Term Visiting Program in its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on October 18-19, 2018. The program, attended by...

Can Infrastructure Keep Pace with Progress in Asia?
October 15, 2018

Can Infrastructure Keep Pace with Progress in Asia?

Singapore - The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at 5.6 percent for 2018/2019 and continue to be the main driver of global economic growth, according to the International Monetary...

Bank of Bhutan celebrates 50th anniversary
September 26, 2018

Bank of Bhutan celebrates 50th anniversary

Thimphu - Exactly 50 years back on this day, Late His Majesty The Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck inaugurated the first bank in the country, Bank of Bhutan (BoB).

2018 35th ABA Conference Brochure is ready for download
September 18, 2018

2018 35th ABA Conference Brochure is ready for download

Maldives - The brochure of the 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference which is scheduled to take place on November 15-16, 2018 in Maldives, with The Bank of Maldives as our host, is ready for...

ABA Newsletter’s September issue is out
September 18, 2018

ABA Newsletter’s September issue is out

Taipei - The September issue of the ABA Newsletter is out. Members are invited to download the issue HERE.

Agenda, Syllabus and Speakers for the ABA & Maybank Short-Term Visiting Program on October 18-19
September 7, 2018

Agenda, Syllabus and Speakers for the ABA & Maybank Short-Term Visiting Program on October 18-19

Kuala Lumpur – The agenda for the ABA & Maybank Short-Term Visiting Program that will be held in Kuala Lumpur on October 18-19, 2018...

Advanced Analytics webinar concluded – Presentation file available
August 19, 2018

Advanced Analytics webinar concluded – Presentation file available

Singapore - On August 8, 2018, the ABA and Oliver Wyman presented an international webinar titled “Advanced Analytics in Risk Management” featuring...

ABA invites members to Blockchain Sri Lanka 2018 Forum
August 14, 2018

ABA invites members to Blockchain Sri Lanka 2018 Forum

Colombo - The Asian Bankers Association conveys to all members the invitation from BPOS Global to participate in the Blockchain Sri Lanka 2018 Forum to be held on September 25-26, 2018 in the...

ABA survey on “Workout Guidelines & Model Agreement”
July 27, 2018

ABA survey on “Workout Guidelines & Model Agreement”

Taipei - ABA requests banks' participation in this survey aimed at determining member banks' interest to know more about the documents entitled “ABA Informal Workout Guidelines-Promoting...

Retail Banking Summit in Asia 2018, October 30-31, 2018 – Singapore
July 27, 2018

Retail Banking Summit in Asia 2018, October 30-31, 2018 – Singapore

Singapore – ABA would like to forward an invitation from EFMA, a not-for-profit association for financial marketing, for ABA members to join the “Retail Banking Summit in Asia 2018”...

Infrastructure’s Evaluation & Financing Workshop – Register now!
July 16, 2018

Infrastructure’s Evaluation & Financing Workshop – Register now!

Manila - The Asian Bankers Association invites all ABA bank members to the forthcoming Training Workshop on Infrastructure Projects: Their evaluation...

EFMA invites Taiwanese banks to conference
July 10, 2018

EFMA invites Taiwanese banks to conference

Taipei - The European Financial Management Association (EFMA) is inviting senior-level Taiwanese bank executives to its conference to be held on Tuesday 17th July 2018, from 9:30 am until 13:00 pm, which will be followed by a lunch hosted by Citibank Taiwan at...

The 35th ABA Conference in Kurumba – The Program
July 5, 2018

The 35th ABA Conference in Kurumba – The Program

Kurumba - As in previous year's Conferences, one of the highlights of this year's 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference to be held in November 2018...

Successful Bank Rating and Analysis Workshop held in Taipei
June 28, 2018

Successful Bank Rating and Analysis Workshop held in Taipei

Taipei – Over 50 participants from 8 different Asian countries and 24 different financial institutions participated in the ABA sponsored “Bank Rating & Analysis Workshop”, held...

ABA Advisory Council Member Chatri Sophonpanich passes away
June 28, 2018

ABA Advisory Council Member Chatri Sophonpanich passes away

Bangkok - It is with profound sadness that the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) informs all members, associates and friends of the passing away of...

ABA coordinates activities with ACRAA
May 6, 2018

ABA coordinates activities with ACRAA

Manila - Mr. Amador Honrado, Deputy Secretary of ABA, met with Atty. Santiago Dumlao, Secretary-General of the Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA) and his Executive Assistant Ms. Mitz Velayo on May 6, 2018 to...

ABA joins ADB Annual Meeting in Manila
May 3, 2018

ABA joins ADB Annual Meeting in Manila

Manila - Representatives from ABA member banks and the ABA Secretariat joined other delegates who attended the 51st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held on May 3-6, 2018...

CTBC Bank hosts luncheon for bankers and government officials
May 3, 2018

CTBC Bank hosts luncheon for bankers and government officials

Manila - CTBC Bank's chairman Mr. Chao-Chin Tung hosted a luncheon for some 100 bankers and regulatory authorities attending the ADB Meeting on May 4th 2018. Among the attendees...

“Bank rating & analysis” workshop on June 28-29, 2018 – Register now!
April 17, 2018

“Bank rating & analysis” workshop on June 28-29, 2018 – Register now!

Taipei - The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is pleased to invite intermediate to senior level executives – in particular, those who have a basic understanding...

ABA Delegation meets with Maldives’ Central Bank Governor & Finance Minister
April 3, 2018

ABA Delegation meets with Maldives’ Central Bank Governor & Finance Minister

Male - Members of the ABA Planning Committee led by ABA Chairman Mr. Daniel Wu were accompanied by Bank of Maldives Managing Director and CEO...

ABA Policy Advocacy Committee approves 2018 Work Program
April 2, 2018

ABA Policy Advocacy Committee approves 2018 Work Program

Kurumba - The year 2018 will be another busy period for members of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee as it lines up a number of activities included in its 2018 Work Program.

The opportunity for sustainable finance in Emerging Markets
April 1, 2018

The opportunity for sustainable finance in Emerging Markets

As of March 2018, Fiji and Nigeria are the only two emerging markets to have issued sovereign green bonds. They are two of just four countries globally indicating a commitment to...

ABA calls for members’ inputs to the 2018-2020 ABA Work Program
March 31, 2018

ABA calls for members’ inputs to the 2018-2020 ABA Work Program

Kurumba - The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is requesting members to suggest activities that the Association should undertake in the next two years.

ABA Members visit Bank of Maldives Headquarters
March 30, 2018

ABA Members visit Bank of Maldives Headquarters

Male - Members of the ABA Planning Committee led by ABA Chairman Mr. Daniel Wu visited the headquarters of Bank of Maldives following the Committee's meeting on March 8. The visiting delegation...

35th ABA General Meeting & Conference on November 15-16, Maldives – Tentative program
March 29, 2018

35th ABA General Meeting & Conference on November 15-16, Maldives – Tentative program

Kurumba - The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) has announced that this year's 35th ABA General Meeting and Conference is scheduled to take place on November...

Successful webinar on Advanced Analytics held – Video available
March 20, 2018

Successful webinar on Advanced Analytics held – Video available

Singapore – The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) invited credit analysts and managers to the webinar on “Advanced Analytics in Risk Management: Trends, Enablers and Applications” held in cooperation with Oliver Wyman – on March 20, 2018.

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