Commercial banks tighten real estate lending Business

Commercial banks tighten real estate lending

Some banks have temporarily stopped providing loans to the real estate sector in the short term in the wake of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)'s policy on controlling credit growth in risky areas.
Banking industry asked to support economic recovery Business

Banking industry asked to support economic recovery

The whole banking industry must implement effective monetary and credit policies to contribute to developing production and business and support the recovery of the economy, Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai has said.
Digital banking - A new era for Vietnam’s banking industry Videos

Digital banking - A new era for Vietnam’s banking industry

Thanks to breakthroughs in technology, customers can now open online banking accounts anywhere, anytime with just a smartphone, utilising facial recognition technology - also known as eKYC (or “electronic know your customer”). Banks are now in a race to use eKYC to build their digital banking platforms
Greater efforts needed to tackle bad debts: Experts Business

Greater efforts needed to tackle bad debts: Experts

The Government has directed the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to add non-performing loan (NPL) settlement regulations under Resolution No.42/2017/QH14 into the revised Law on Credit Institutions, SBV Deputy Governor Nguyen Kim Anh has said.
Banks’ profit forecast to drop significantly in H2 Business

Banks’ profit forecast to drop significantly in H2

The pre-tax profit of the banking system in the second half of this year is estimated to fall 22.1 percent compared to the same period last year due to an increase in provisions for risky loans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indonesia: Banking industry posts strong Q1 World

Indonesia: Banking industry posts strong Q1

Bank Central Asia (BCA), Indonesia’s largest lender by market capitalisation, reported 6.58 trillion rupiah (444 million USD) in net income in the first quarter of this year, up 8.5 percent against the first quarter of 2019, when it reported net income of 6.06 trillion rupiah.
Foreign investors set sights on poorly-performing banks Business

Foreign investors set sights on poorly-performing banks

Foreign financial institutions were eyeing up poorly-performing Vietnamese banks after being given the green light to acquire stakes in local institutions in a move to speed up the restructuring of the country’s banking industry, according to banking expert Nguyen Tri Hieu.