BIDV clears bad debts at VAMC Business

BIDV clears bad debts at VAMC

The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has cleared all non-performing loans it had previously sold to the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC), the bank’s Chairman Phan Duc Tu said.
Banking sector to cash in on benefits from EVFTA Business

Banking sector to cash in on benefits from EVFTA

The Vietnamese banking sector, now undergoing drastic restructuring, will have more opportunities to improve its financial capacity as well as learn modern business models and management from their European partners after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) takes effect, according to insiders.
Promoting e-payment to prevent nCoV spreading Business

Promoting e-payment to prevent nCoV spreading

Banknotes, which go from people to people, are a high-risk source of spreading virus. The habit of using cash among 90 percent of the population makes the banknotes, regardless of their materials as paper or polymer, a potential harmful factor to public health, which can transmit not only corona virus but many other diseases.
Awards honour standout Vietnamese banks Business

Awards honour standout Vietnamese banks

A ceremony for the Vietnam Outstanding Banking Awards 2019 was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 27 by the Vietnam Banks Association and the International Data Group (IDG).
120 scholarships presented to poor students in Long An Society

120 scholarships presented to poor students in Long An

The Vu A Dinh scholarship fund, Nam A Bank, VinaCapital Foundation (VCF), and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union provincial chapter of Long An presented scholarships to 120 poor students with outstanding performance during a local ceremony on August 21.
Banks struggle to lure long-term capital Business

Banks struggle to lure long-term capital

Banks have to mobilise long-term capital at high costs by issuing certificates of deposit (CD) in Vietnamese dong with high interest rates to lure depositors, causing concerns about a domino effect on lending rates.
Foreign investment in banking sector to surge Business

Foreign investment in banking sector to surge

The improved business performance of Vietnamese banks and a Government regulation to require local banks to meet stricter capital regulations as part of Basel II standards is spelling the start of a wave of foreign investment into the country’s finance and banking sector in 2019, experts said.