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Hong Kong banks: increasing retail operations under a tighter regulatory regime
Date: Jan 05, 2016   |   Author: Shenming Wang | Research Note
Hong Kong’s economy remains sound but the Hong Kong Monetary Authority is tamping down property loans and issuance of long-term personal loans. With the stricter regulations, the challenge for Hong Kong banks is not asset quality but pricing.
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“If you make products simple, cost is greatly reduced”
Date: Mar 17, 2014   |   Author: Research | Interviews
Anton Friend, treasurer at South Africa’s Capitec Bank discusses the bank’s core focus on retail, factors that allowed it to gain a foothold in the country, and the service model.
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DBS named best managed bank in Singapore and Asia Pacific
Date: Apr 29, 2013   |   Author: Timothy Shim | News Analysis
The bank achieved 12 quarters of consistently strong performances since 2010, while CEO Piyush Gupta managed to achieve the main goals outlined in his nine-point strategic roadmap.
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CIMB standardises loan decisioning and credit scoring system to enhance risk management
Date: Jan 07, 2013   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Case Study
Centralisation of CIMB’s business rules and scorecards created greater precision in retail credit loan evaluation and approval decision whilst streamlining workflow processes.

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