The Asia Pacific Banking News Network http://apbankers.net/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:46:51 GMT part of MediaG8way Group http://apbankers.net/ http://apbankers.net/assets/images/logo.png The Asia Pacific Banking News Network KohanaPHP Indian family offices expanding to Singapore and Middle East News Aggregation Team Friday, December 14, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46646/indian-family-offices-expanding-to-singapore-and-middle-east Many wealthy Indian families today have members who reside in various jurisdictions and have different outlooks on family wealth," he added. Wealth and Asset Management UBS expands with new partnership News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46610/ubs-expands-with-new-partnership CBRE Clarion will now incorporate our property securities fund and we are entering into a new partnership with Yarra Capital management who, as of today, will be taking over the management of our large caps funds and small cap funds on behalf of UBS clien Wealth and Asset Management Ambitious expansion plans for Singaporean wealth manager News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46612/ambitious-expansion-plans-for-singaporean-wealth-manager For wealth managers to stay ahead of the curve a unique selling point is a must, this could be access to superior technology, cost advantages or a broader, smarter product range Wealth and Asset Management Australian wealth fintech company targets Ireland News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46620/australian-wealth-fintech-company-targets-ireland Consumers are increasingly using digital tools for many of their daily banking, shopping and entertainment needs. Wealth and Asset Management Re-Engineering the Wealth Management Offering in Asia: Products and Platform News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46626/re-engineering-the-wealth-management-offering-in-asia-products-and-platform Another expert noted the evolution of wealth management towards what he called a much more convenient and client-centric model. Wealth and Asset Management China's Savings pot teases Global Wealth Managers News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46634/chinaamp039s-savings-pot-teases-global-wealth-managers Global asset managers are spotting opportunities in China’s savings culture as the country opens up its investment sector. Wealth and Asset Management Singapore Life founder named Outstanding CEO of the Year award News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46589/singapore-life-founder-named-outstanding-ceo-of-the-year-award The award was presented at InfluentialBrands' 2018 CEO Asia Summit Wealth and Asset Management Singapore private banks target Middle East, NRI clients News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46568/singapore-private-banks-target-middle-east-nri-clients DBS plans to expand in the Middle East by doubling the number of private bankers there over the next five years, from more than 20 now, the bank said. Wealth and Asset Management Investing in the Asian Credit Markets in a Smarter Way News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46569/investing-in-the-asian-credit-markets-in-a-smarter-way The fund has a moderate number of holdings of around 70 positions and is A rated on Citywire as well as followed by Morningstar. Wealth and Asset Management UBS AM and APG join to target Japanese residential market News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46584/ubs-am-and-apg-join-to-target-japanese-residential-market The club will undertake a primarily build-to-core investment strategy with some allocation to the re-positioning of income-producing operating assets, it said. Wealth and Asset Management Schroders hires former Hunter Hall portfolio manager News Aggregation Team Friday, December 14, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46639/schroders-hires-former-hunter-hall-portfolio-manager Winn lectures in investment and credit analysis at Macquarie University. Executive Moves Megabank SMFG to promote Jun Ohta to president News Aggregation Team Friday, December 14, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46642/megabank-smfg-to-promote-jun-ohta-to-president The change is expected to be made official soon. Executive Moves Bangkok: Chandler MHM hires DLA’s Thailand litigation head News Aggregation Team Friday, December 14, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46644/bangkok-chandler-mhm-hires-dlaamprsquos-thailand-litigation-head Chandler has also welcomed back energy and M&A expert Nuanporn Wechsuwanarux Executive Moves UBS Asset Management names head of China onshore News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46605/ubs-asset-management-names-head-of-china-onshore UBS Asset Management had 815 billion Swiss francs ($830 billion) in assets under management as of Sept. 30. Executive Moves NZ Super Fund appoints Stephen Gilmore as CIO News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46606/nz-super-fund-appoints-stephen-gilmore-as-cio He will lead a team of 45 investment professionals who are responsible for a number of functions, including the appointment and monitoring of external managers, local and international direct investments, and asset allocations. Executive Moves CIMB-Principal Asset Management Announces New CEO for ASEAN Ana Hall Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46609/cimb-principal-asset-management-announces-new-ceo-for-asean Former CEO of ASEAN, Alejandro Echegorri to assume role as Chief Investment Officer with Principal Asia Executive Moves Guardians appoints stephen gilmore cio Ana Hall Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46614/guardians-appoints-stephen-gilmore-cio The NZ Super Fund is expected to grow strongly over the next few years and Stephen’s experience at the Future Fund, one of the world’s leading sovereign wealth funds, will be invaluable. Executive Moves Former AFL club president joins super fund News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46621/former-afl-club-president-joins-super-fund Super SA said Boulton brings a deep knowledge of the superannuation sector, having previously sat on the board of Statewide Super. Executive Moves Mercer names senior investment consultant News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46623/mercer-names-senior-investment-consultant Mercer recently appointed Ronan McCabe as head of portfolio management commencing February 2019. Executive Moves Australia's ANZ local group head steps down ahead of shareholders meeting News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46624/australiaamp039s-anz-local-group-head-steps-down-ahead-of-shareholders-meeting He is one of the many executives to depart at Australia's "Big Four" banks this year Executive Moves Malaysia plans $4.8bn rescue of Islamic pilgrim fund News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46615/malaysia-plans-48bn-rescue-of-islamic-pilgrim-fund The fiscal gap is set to reach 3.7% of gross domestic product in 2018, the largest in five years. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Philippines to Introduce Basel III Countercyclical Capital Buffer News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46630/philippines-to-introduce-basel-iii-countercyclical-capital-buffer Part of the Basel III framework, the BSP had initially decided not to adopt the CCyB, which requires banks to maintain additional capital during periods of excessive credit growth Legal, Regulation & Compliance Police raid home of NAB chief Andrew Thorburn's former chief of staff News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46618/police-raid-home-of-nab-chief-andrew-thorburnamp039s-former-chief-of-staff It is understood Mr Thorburn is not under investigation. Legal, Regulation & Compliance HK$6 billion in scammed funds transferred through Hong Kong bank accounts in past 15 months News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46627/hk6-billion-in-scammed-funds-transferred-through-hong-kong-bank-accounts-in-past-15-months Police anti-fraud squad seized more than HK$1.1 billion, or 20 per cent of the payments, but fraudsters pocketed the rest Legal, Regulation & Compliance Loyalty is a mug's game according to the banks News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46585/loyalty-is-a-mugamp039s-game-according-to-the-banks It claims many borrowers with "average mortgages" could save as much as $850 a year just by shopping around for a lower interest rate elsewhere. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Rules to bolster banking stability News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46593/rules-to-bolster-banking-stability Around 30 institutions could be on China's first D-SIFI list Legal, Regulation & Compliance SBM Bank eyes HNIs, small biz for growth News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46596/sbm-bank-eyes-hnis-small-biz-for-growth Besides SBM Bank, Singapore-based DBS Bank is also converting its local branches into a wholly owned subsidiary Legal, Regulation & Compliance Walkers Hedge Funds Trends - Part 1 News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46598/walkers-hedge-funds-trends-part-1 All data, unless referenced, is taken from Walkers' in-house investment funds survey. Legal, Regulation & Compliance UAE, China Central Banks Meet To Enhance Renminbi Clearing News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46603/uae-china-central-banks-meet-to-enhance-renminbi-clearing The Central Bank of the UAE, CBUAE, today hosted a workshop with the Central Bank of China and the Agricultural Bank of China on 'Improving the Renminbi Clearing in the UAE'. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Vietnam arrests ship firm execs for 'embezzling $4.5m' News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46575/vietnam-arrests-ship-firm-execs-for-amp039embezzling-45mamp039 They were being investigated for "abusing position and power to appropriate assets", it added. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Technology democratizes wealth management News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46611/technology-democratizes-wealth-management Fintech opens many new opportunities for businesses to develop their range of services and tap into a broader client base, irrevocably democratizing wealth management FinTech Thailand's KBank, Japan's Line form JV in digital banking push News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46617/thailandamp039s-kbank-japanamp039s-line-form-jv-in-digital-banking-push Thailand fourth-largest lender Kasikornbank Pcl (KBank) said on Wednesday it formed a joint venture with Japanese mobile chat app operator Line Corp to tap into its network of users to grow personal loans. FinTech Opposition lawmaker eyes tax policy overhaul for Japan’s crypto market Andro Bautista Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46625/opposition-lawmaker-eyes-tax-policy-overhaul-for-japanamprsquos-crypto-market The proposals have been welcomed by cryptocurrency traders in Japan FinTech Chinese VC Investments Tops US for First Time News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46586/chinese-vc-investments-tops-us-for-first-time ‘Red unicorns’ take in $56 billion in first half of 2018. FinTech Technology push could open Hong Kong banks to more cyberattacks in 2019, KPMG says News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46590/technology-push-could-open-hong-kong-banks-to-more-cyberattacks-in-2019-kpmg-says New report comes days after HSBC was forced to increase security on its PayMe e-wallet app FinTech Faster payments to be upgraded News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46591/faster-payments-to-be-upgraded The public may contact their banks or stored value facility operators for more details regarding the availability of the related services that may be affected by the system maintenance. FinTech Chinese Firm Launches Digital Asset Platform in Singapore News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46597/chinese-firm-launches-digital-asset-platform-in-singapore Onchain is a blockchain technology company in China. FinTech South Korea’s First Blockchain-Powered Remittance Service to Thailand and Philippines News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46600/south-koreaamprsquos-first-blockchain-powered-remittance-service-to-thailand-and-philippines Coinone Transfer’s partnership with SCB also will soon offer Cross customers a direct link to PromptPay, which enables any recipient with a bank account in Thailand to receive a payment directly and instantly. FinTech Ripple powers Coinone’s remittance app in South Korea News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46601/ripple-powers-coinoneamprsquos-remittance-app-in-south-korea Coinone Transfer has unleashed South Korea’s “first” blockchain-powered remittance mobile app and web service called Cross. FinTech PayPal gives a Toss about Viva Republica’s $80m funding News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46565/paypal-gives-a-toss-about-viva-republicaamprsquos-80m-funding Toss, which started as a peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfer service in 2015, has become a platform providing financial services, with more than ten million users. FinTech Australia's largest Islamic Super Fund launches campaign to go mainstream Ana Hall Friday, December 14, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46638/australiaamp039s-largest-islamic-super-fund-launches-campaign-to-go-mainstream Crescent Wealth’s superannuation fund went to market only three and a half years ago and was flourishing. Alternative Investments Yuanta plans to launch Taiwan’s first ESG ETF in 2019 News Aggregation Team Friday, December 14, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46645/yuanta-plans-to-launch-taiwanamprsquos-first-esg-etf-in-2019 TIP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Alternative Investments China's ‘Fund Town’ Struggles to Attract Foreign Investors News Aggregation Team Friday, December 14, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46647/chinaamp039s-amplsquofund-townamprsquo-struggles-to-attract-foreign-investors Beijing Fund Town’s Wu says 1,086 firms have registered so far Alternative Investments How much should investors de-risk in 2019? News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46607/how-much-should-investors-de-risk-in-2019 This year has been an unusual one for both global equities and bonds; both had negative returns despite strong earnings growth in companies, she added. Alternative Investments Australia’s Charter Hall buys Sydney land for A$98.5 million News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46608/australiaamprsquos-charter-hall-buys-sydney-land-for-a985-million The deal was negotiated by commercial real estate services provider Colliers International and KPMG Real Estate Advisory. Alternative Investments Superannuation fund introduces fee changes News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46622/superannuation-fund-introduces-fee-changes The $160 compassionate grounds release fee has been removed. Alternative Investments Japan's Daiwa Securities Group Inc. offers assistance in infrastructure financing Andro Bautista Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46628/japanamp039s-daiwa-securities-group-inc-offers-assistance-in-infrastructure-financing We will be tapping the international markets for bond financing Alternative Investments Thoughts And Ideas From Asean Angel Alliance Summit 2018 Andro Bautista Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46629/thoughts-and-ideas-from-asean-angel-alliance-summit-2018 Malaysia allocates US$250 million for social enterprises, less than a handful profitable Alternative Investments Singapore property 'standstill' expected next year News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46588/singapore-property-amp039standstillamp039-expected-next-year The pace of residential property price increases is slowing after the government added measures to cool the market in July. Alternative Investments Hong Kong Bill May Hand Tax Exemptions to Local Hedge Funds News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46599/hong-kong-bill-may-hand-tax-exemptions-to-local-hedge-funds Bill to exempt locally domiciled private funds for first time Alternative Investments HK plans to widen tax breaks for hedge, private equity funds News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46619/hk-plans-to-widen-tax-breaks-for-hedge-private-equity-funds City aims to draw more of such funds, to compete with rivals Tax China's Rich Rush to Shelter $1 Trillion From New Taxes News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46631/chinaamp039s-rich-rush-to-shelter-1-trillion-from-new-taxes The reforms, which take effect Jan. 1, are meant to reduce the tax burden on lower-and middle-income people by making the rich pay more. Tax China's Rich Rush to Shelter $1 Trillion From New Taxes News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46635/chinaamp039s-rich-rush-to-shelter-1-trillion-from-new-taxes New tax rules will apply to overseas holdings from Jan. 1 Tax Australian Taxation Office contractor has history of bankruptcy and links to tax havens News Aggregation Team Monday, December 10, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46560/australian-taxation-office-contractor-has-history-of-bankruptcy-and-links-to-tax-havens Stellar has benefited from contracts worth more than $150 million from the ATO since 2012. Tax Mazars offers tailored solutions to assist multinationals in cross-border transactions News Aggregation Team Sunday, December 09, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46527/mazars-offers-tailored-solutions-to-assist-multinationals-in-cross-border-transactions Mazars in Thailand is noted for its flexible, tailored solutions that enable its clients to engage in business in Thailand quickly and efficiently Tax 17 more Chinese stars alleged to have evaded taxes: Who are they? News Aggregation Team Friday, December 07, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46520/17-more-chinese-stars-alleged-to-have-evaded-taxes-who-are-they Action could be taken after March against offenders. Tax Japan to toughen cross-border taxation News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 04, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46416/japan-to-toughen-cross-border-taxation The move will follow corporate tax cuts in the United States under President Donald Trump’s initiative, which have sent overall tax rates there below 30 percent. Tax Global Forum on Tax Transparency marks a dramatic shift in the fight against tax evasion News Aggregation Team Monday, November 26, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46256/global-forum-on-tax-transparency-marks-a-dramatic-shift-in-the-fight-against-tax-evasion The meeting marked the widespread rollout of automatic exchange of financial account of information. Tax Flooding in British Virgin Islands destroyed files on Indian tax dodgers: Report News Aggregation Team Monday, November 26, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46267/flooding-in-british-virgin-islands-destroyed-files-on-indian-tax-dodgers-report The inability of BVI officials to furnish the requisite documents could also stall the efforts of tax sleuths who are concurrently probing those named in the Panama and Paradise leaks. Tax Debunking China Myths: China's private sector in past 40 years News Aggregation Team Sunday, November 25, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46259/debunking-china-myths-chinaamp039s-private-sector-in-past-40-years The China Banking & Insurance Regulatory Commission has also taken stimulating measures. Tax Manila ranked 9th in Top 11 most expensive cities in Asia in 2018 News Aggregation Team Friday, December 14, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46640/manila-ranked-9th-in-top-11-most-expensive-cities-in-asia-in-2018 The report tracks luxury expenditure trends among Asia’s high net worth individuals, or people with a net investable wealth of $1 million or more, excluding main residence property. Comment, Analysis & Research Indonesia surpasses Singapore to conduct most IPOs in 2018 News Aggregation Team Friday, December 14, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46641/indonesia-surpasses-singapore-to-conduct-most-ipos-in-2018 Going public is one of the indicators of the success of a startup or a private company, and Singapore was among the most preferred destinations for listings in Southeast Asia (SEA) until last year. Comment, Analysis & Research Net worth of richest 20 per cent rises nearly $400,000 since 2015 News Aggregation Team Friday, December 14, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46643/net-worth-of-richest-20-per-cent-rises-nearly-400000-since-2015 Household net worth in New Zealand is concentrated in the top 20 per cent of Kiwi households surveyed in the past year. Comment, Analysis & Research Here Are Nomura's 9 ‘Gray Swans’ That Could Hit Markets in 2019 News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46633/here-are-nomuraamp039s-9-amplsquogray-swansamprsquo-that-could-hit-markets-in-2019 Bank joins HSBC in unveiling next year’s potential surprises Comment, Analysis & Research The Pros and Cons of a PBOC Rate Cut as China's Economy Slows News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46594/the-pros-and-cons-of-a-pboc-rate-cut-as-chinaamp039s-economy-slows Among economists surveyed by Bloomberg, the consensus forecast sees the benchmark one-year rate remaining on hold for at least the next year. But a debate is raging. Comment, Analysis & Research Australia's largest public companies see revenues grow to $659 billion News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46566/australiaamp039s-largest-public-companies-see-revenues-grow-to-659-billion Total profits over the past financial year jumped 15% to $138 billion. Comment, Analysis & Research Strong banks will stand to gain from NBFC crisis: Harshad Patwardhan, Edelweiss Asset Management News Aggregation Team Monday, December 10, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46543/strong-banks-will-stand-to-gain-from-nbfc-crisis-harshad-patwardhan-edelweiss-asset-management While our market outlook is constructive, given the political uncertainty, we would advise investors to spread out their investments. Comment, Analysis & Research Citizenship by Investment: 70-80 % rise in enquiries from rich Indians Ana Hall Monday, December 10, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46544/citizenship-by-investment-70-80-rise-in-enquiries-from-rich-indians The Caribbean islands have held top five positions that offer economic citizenship and Dominica is the most popular among them all. Comment, Analysis & Research Trade war and rate hikes still threat for Southeast Asia in 2019 News Aggregation Team Sunday, December 09, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46523/trade-war-and-rate-hikes-still-threat-for-southeast-asia-in-2019 US-China truce offers only temporary respite, say big international banks Comment, Analysis & Research Sy’s got it all’ for the Filipinos Andro Bautista Sunday, December 09, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46529/syamprsquos-got-it-allamprsquo-for-the-filipinos He had a real time net worth of $18.6 billion as of December 5 Comment, Analysis & Research KBank and Line partner News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46632/kbank-and-line-partner Retail loans and digital banking targeted Retail Banking CBA hit with another $335m blow News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46602/cba-hit-with-another-335m-blow The new provisions are on top of the $1.1 billion of fines and “one-off” regulatory costs the CBA detailed in its 2018 full-year results. Retail Banking BOC among top 500 banks in Asia Pacific Andro Bautista Sunday, December 09, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46524/boc-among-top-500-banks-in-asia-pacific We are proud not only to be part of the bank but also to be part of the country’s economic profile Retail Banking Macquarie Bank set to shake up residential mortgage market News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 06, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46485/macquarie-bank-set-to-shake-up-residential-mortgage-market Macquarie is blaming the technological and operational complexity of its so-called "white label" operations and the likely regulatory fallout from increased scrutiny of competition and remuneration. Retail Banking Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam goes with Rambus for digital payments News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 06, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46490/bank-islam-brunei-darussalam-goes-with-rambus-for-digital-payments The Rambus TSP solution helps secure the BIBD NexGen Mobile banking app, allowing customers to digitise their cards and send payments. Retail Banking DBS named Global Bank of the Year by FT publication News Aggregation Team Friday, November 30, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46383/dbs-named-global-bank-of-the-year-by-ft-publication This is testament to our strengths not just in Asia, but among banking leaders worldwide. Retail Banking BDO Unibank feted as ‘strongest bank’ in PH News Aggregation Team Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46349/bdo-unibank-feted-as-amplsquostrongest-bankamprsquo-in-ph The top 20 strongest banks in the Asia Pacific region included 10 Hong Kong banks, four Chinese banks, two Singapore banks, and one each from Australia, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia and New Zealand. Retail Banking Security Bank named Best Bank in the Philippines News Aggregation Team Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46290/security-bank-named-best-bank-in-the-philippines With its innovative digital solutions coupled with its strong retail banking business, Security Bank is poised to make BetterBanking the new standard of excellence in banking. Retail Banking Metrobank founder passes away News Aggregation Team Monday, November 26, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46261/metrobank-founder-passes-away Ty was reported to have been battling pancreatic cancer for months. Retail Banking Reserve Bank may loosen LVR restrictions further News Aggregation Team Monday, November 26, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46278/reserve-bank-may-loosen-lvr-restrictions-further The first round of LVR restriction loosening came early this year, though economists say that if any further easing occurs, it would likely be relatively minor. Retail Banking Standard Chartered slashing jobs in Dubai, Singapore News Aggregation Team Monday, December 10, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46546/standard-chartered-slashing-jobs-in-dubai-singapore Standard Chartered's job cuts are expected to affect Singapore employees, according to sources familiar with the matter. Investment Bank Public Bank launches new premier banking scheme for high net worth individuals News Aggregation Team Monday, December 10, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46548/public-bank-launches-new-premier-banking-scheme-for-high-net-worth-individuals In a statement today, the group said this marks an important milestone for the bank in its growing high net worth customer base. Investment Bank Citi Offers Full Range of Apple Products in Loyalty Program News Aggregation Team Friday, December 07, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46492/citi-offers-full-range-of-apple-products-in-loyalty-program The bank cited more than 30 percent growth in the number of redeemers on the platform across nine markets in the region, in the nine months to September 30. Investment Bank SoftBank’s Vision Fund sets up investment team in China News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 06, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46476/softbankamprsquos-vision-fund-sets-up-investment-team-in-china Move comes as US regulators step up scrutiny of Masayoshi Son’s links to country Investment Bank HSBC China securities JV to quadruple China research coverage News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 05, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46447/hsbc-china-securities-jv-to-quadruple-china-research-coverage HSBC is working to take advantage of what executives believe is a three-year headstart on international rivals because of its majority control, which it gained by virtue of rules favouring Hong Kong businesses. Investment Bank Bank of China to merge investment banking operations News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 04, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46461/bank-of-china-to-merge-investment-banking-operations As it finally starts to sort out its competing investment banking arms, Bank of China signals its intention to become a more formidable force across Asia Investment Bank StanChart to cut Singapore, Dubai jobs, say sources News Aggregation Team Monday, December 03, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46406/stanchart-to-cut-singapore-dubai-jobs-say-sources The bank had around 86,000 staff at the end of June, up from about 84,000 in 2015. Investment Bank Industry funds lead revolt against bank bonuses News Aggregation Team Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46367/industry-funds-lead-revolt-against-bank-bonuses Australian Super, which has $8 billion invested in the big four banks and Macquarie, is likely to vote against the remuneration reports of Westpac, NAB and ANZ, but is yet to make a final decision. Investment Bank BAY seeks M&A jolt to investment banking News Aggregation Team Friday, November 23, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46234/bay-seeks-mampampa-jolt-to-investment-banking New corporate bonds issued this year are expected to reach 800 billion baht. Investment Bank Stanbic IBTC inaugurates Africa-China Banking centre News Aggregation Team Monday, November 19, 2018 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/46154/stanbic-ibtc-inaugurates-africa-china-banking-centre The opening of the centre was another significant step towards improving ease of doing business between Nigeria and China, coming after the signing of the bilateral currency swap agreement between the two countries earlier in the year. Investment Bank