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COVID-19 slows down regulators’ rollout of digital banking licences
Date: May 21, 2020   |   Author: Wang Shenming | Research Note
Regulators in many APAC economies have begun setting the rules and issuing licences for digital banks, but the COVID-19 pandemic has affected some of these plans and initiatives.
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Are governments’ and regulators’ drastic measures enough to fight COVID-19’s economic blow?
Date: Mar 19, 2020   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | Research Note
As cases of COVID-19 accelerate outside of China, affected countries have enacted relief policies with an estimated worth of $3 trillion to cushion the downside impact of the pandemic.
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Restricted growth expected for Singapore banks as COVID-19 continues to spread globally
Date: Mar 16, 2020   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | Research Note
The Singapore banking industry has persevered through challenges in 2019 such as global growth coming under pressure due to geopolitical and trade tensions, but the COVID-19 outbreak will be a greater test to the country’s financial sector stability.
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eKYC in emerging markets opens new avenues for growth
Date: Dec 18, 2019   |   Author: Chris Kapfer | Research Note
With the reprieve on know your customer regulations on certain segments, banks and new challengers are rapidly integrating eKYC into their processes to offer customers an improved onboarding journey
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Leading banks narrow digital onboarding gap in 2019
Date: May 09, 2019   |   Author: Chris Kapfer | Research Note
Banks launch end-to-end digital onboarding for comprehensive account opening
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What can we learn from the recent cybersecurity incidents?
Date: Jan 30, 2018   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Cyber-threats have become increasingly complex, inflicting high monetary and reputational damages to institutions that, despite various measures, are forced to plan “catch up” to the advanced technology of criminals. As regulators expand advisories, the institutions now need stronger multi-layered cyber-resilient initiatives.
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Creating the next level of client engagement with the Internet of Things
Date: Jan 29, 2018   |   Author: Chris Kapfer | Research Note
The Internet of Things offers potential opportunities in retail and corporate banking and will fuel the rise of new types of clients in the form of smart cities and autonomous artificial intelligence driven market agents.
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Assets under management in Asia Pacific show sustained growth trends
Date: Jan 15, 2018   |   Author: Carmina Angelica Olano | Research Note
In general, industry assets under management in selected Asia Pacific countries shows sustained growth trends up to 2018. However, the shares of top banks in total assets under management differ widely, wherein top banks in emerging markets have higher market shares compared to top banks in mature markets.