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How compatible are blockchain and Asia's growing Islamic banking sector?
1 Nov 18
Lenders are adopting the technology in Shariah compliant smart contracts.
Singapore leads innovation in Asia's forex sector with distributed ledger and eFX
1 Nov 18
It rolled out Project Ubin, a collaboration exploring blockchain for settlement of payments and securities.
How do Asian banks respond to the digital wallet boom?
13 Sep 18
Their own digital wallets were built around customers’ payment preferences.
Banks go mobile-first to attract digital natives
13 Sep 18
They expect real-time information and responsiveness at their fingertips.
Evolving client roles push for integrated banking platforms
17 May 18
Banks are rolling out digital cash management tools to adapt to changes.
Asian banks deploy smart branches and digital tools
17 May 18
41% of customers now prefer to interact with their banks online.
The uncertain solutions to custody & clearing risks
23 Mar 18
Banks are currently looking into outsourcing, blockchain technology, and cybersecurity but are wary of unproven results.
No bank is an island: Beating trade finance challenges
23 Mar 18
Banks build alliances to tread tricky waters of technology and regulation.
How real-time trading rocks the Asian forex boat
29 Jan 18
Bank Mandiri, Doha Bank, and UOB share their insights on how new platforms and technologies are changing the way they do forex.
What fintech solutions do Asian banks offer to SMEs?
28 Nov 17
For banks to truly resolve the SMEs’ pain points, they will have to do more than just offer conventional banking products and services...
Asian Islamic banks seek synergies amidst sea change in fintech, regulations
24 Oct 17
Islamic banks are grappling with digitalisation which has taken conventional banks by storm.
Why physical branches still matter amidst digitalisation
2 Aug 17
ICBC (Asia), OCBC NISP, Danamon, and other Asian banks reveal how they navigate the digital world whilst ensuring branches remain competitive....
Mobile payments boom as banks, fintechs collaborate
4 Jul 17
Find out how DBS, Maybank, OCBC, and Bangkok Bank partner with fintechs to bring a better user experience in the payments space.
Cash management in Asia undergoes a digital facelift
30 May 17
Digital innovations are improving Asian banks’ transactional efficiency and client experience, but costs are far from cheap.
The 5 tech trends that are transforming Asian banking
3 Apr 17
See which handful of technologies are powering the latest wave of innovative banking products and service enhancements in Asia.
Asian banks take the fast lane to real-time payments
22 Feb 17
Asian banks zooming towards faster and more secure transactions while navigating the region’s mounting regulatory hazards.
In Asian trade finance, fortune favours the brave
25 Jan 17
Asian banks that step up to expand services to SMEs, embrace digitisation, and harness blockchain may find the risks well worth the rewards.
Islamic banks turn to digital to serve underbanked Asian markets
20 Dec 16
Check out what OCBC NISP, Bank Dhofar, and CIMB Islamic have to say.
Which banks are leading in digital business banking?
1 Nov 16
Asian banks are wowing business customers with tech-powered solutions that bring increased efficiencies and regional operating expertise.
Fintechs give banks a run for their money, leverage on cryptocurrencies to cut costs in FX remittances
5 Oct 16
Find out what UOB, Krungsri, RHB, and KBANK have to say.
Beyond Apple Pay: Which new digital wallets are gaining ground in Asia?
26 Aug 16
Find out from Standard Chartered, OCBC, EY, Krungsri, and TEB.
Citi, Krungsri, OCBC, TEB, and United Amara Bank reveal their digital strategies in Asia
26 Jul 16
Is digital banking about to replace the branch experience?
Asian banks urged to pull back on tailor-fit services
10 May 16
Asian banks are starting to veer away from heavy customisation and complexity in cash management services.
FinTechs vs banks: from foes to frenemies
26 Apr 16
The future looks bright for banks and FinTech but only if they learn to strategically cooperate rather than ruthlessly compete.
Fast-paced changes in custody and clearing keep Asian bankers on their toes
24 Mar 16
Industry insiders share strategies as the market faces increased regulation and regional harmonisation.
RMB gaining ground as global trade currency
3 Feb 16
Yuan continues to gain favor after inclusion in the IMF’s SDR Basket and Implementation CBIS.
Islamic banks struggle with talent dearth as professionals lack full competency in Shariah
25 Nov 15
What talent development strategies could possibly work?
2015 sukuk issuances feared to soften compared to last year
18 Nov 15
Indonesia and Malaysia continue to lead the sukuk market.
What can be done to improve Islamic banking penetration rates in Asia?
10 Nov 15
The mainstreaming of Islamic finance could be underway.
Are Islamic banks ready to jump on the digital bandwagon?
3 Nov 15
Muslims and non-Muslims alike want a seamless digital banking experience.
FX markets moving from OTC to a more exchange-like market: Krungsri
27 Oct 15
Asian central banks are moving towards relaxation in FX control.
Trade reporting to authorities via Trade Repository is key to transparency in FX markets: Krungsri
13 Oct 15
And KBANK suggests moving towards a single trading platform.
KBANK, UOB, Krungsri, and OCBC reveal top threats in the forex sector
7 Oct 15
Decreasing liquidity, Asian integration and regulation are just some of them.
Are Asian banks ready for organizational reshuffling to keep up with regulation shifts?
16 Sep 14
Singapore banks are lauded for being very ready.
How Asian banks are dealing with digital banking and social media capabilities
9 Sep 14
Are all banks on the same level?.
Banks eye ubiquity in a paperless future
24 Jul 14
Financial institutions scrambling to get more flexible.
Banks vs E-services: Should traditional banking services fear digitization?
2 Apr 14
Find out what Citi, Maybank, DBS, and other major banks in Asia have to say.
Asian SMEs feared to have more difficulty in accessing trade finance due to Basel III
2 Oct 13
And pricing increase will likely be passed to the corporates.
This is how Asia's slowing growth affects trade finance availability
25 Sep 13
Heightened volatility increases risk, says OCBC.
Top Asian bankers reveal why larger businesses move away from plain vanilla debt financing
18 Sep 13
OCBC says it's logical and imperative.
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