Movers and Shakers | March – April 201805/04/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
March saw a number of high-profile appointments and departures across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to MLC Life Insurance, The Bank of Singapore, and Westpac.
Bank of Singapore appoints new HK chief exec12/03/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
The Bank of Singapore (BoS), one of Asia’s largest private banking institutions, has appointed Derrick Tan as chief executive of its Hong Kong division.
Singapore regulator to ‘beef up’ SupTech capability09/03/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Singapore’s chief financial regulator has committed to expanding its Supervisory Technology (or SupTech) office, delivering a digitisation program that will improve the team’s surveillance and analytics capabilities, according to MAS deputy managing director, Ong Chong Tee.
Former RBA CIO appointed MLC chief innovation officer02/03/2018 Anonymous News
MLC Life Insurance has appointed Sarv Girn to the newly created position of chief innovation and transformation officer.
Movers and Shakers | February – March 201828/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
February saw a number of high-profile appointments across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to ANZ, IAG, and AIA Australia.
ANZ gets open banking ready with Data Republic deal28/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
ANZ has announced a strategic partnership with Sydney-based software developer Data Republic, allowing the bank to tap into DR’s data exchange platform and enhance its customer data processing capabilities.
Xinja granted Australian Credit Licence, readies for first product launch23/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Xinja has moved a step closer to becoming Australia’s first fully accredited and independent ‘neobank’ following the granting of an Australian Credit Licence (ACL) by corporate regulator ASIC.
IAG appoints Neil Morgan to new tech exec role23/02/2018 Anonymous News
Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has appointed Neil Morgan to the newly minted position of group executive technology – reinstating the company's executive role for technology.
Rise of the chatbots: a quarter of all customer service operations will be ‘virtualised’ by 2020 – Gartner22/02/2018 Anonymous News
One-quarter of all customer service and support operations will embed virtual customer assistant (VCA) or ‘chatbot’ technologies within their engagement channels by 2020, according to researcher Gartner.
CIMB delivers upgrade to EVA21/02/2018 Anonymous News
Malaysia’s CIMB Bank has announced two major upgrades to its Enhanced Virtual Assistant (EVA), the bank’s dedicated mobile app, claiming the changes will deliver “a more personalised, convenient and improved experience” for its customers.
Who's ready for open banking?15/02/2018 Anonymous News
Who’s ready for open banking? Researcher IDC Financial Insights takes the question to the Asia-Pacific, creating a bite-sized infographic that explores the region's readiness to embrace open banking.
CBA blocks virtual currency purchases15/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has announced a ban on purchases of virtual currencies using CBA credit cards.
DBS completes acquisition of ANZ’s Asia businesses15/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Singapore’s DBS Bank has completed its acquisition of ANZ’s wealth management and retail banking businesses across five Asian markets – a deal first announced back in October 2016.
MAS inks fintech deal with Egypt14/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has secured a fintech cooperation agreement with its North African counterpart the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).