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Asia Pacific banks are leveraging on technology to remain competitive in a muted unsecured loan market
Date: Aug 08, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Most Asia Pacific markets have witnessed a slowdown in unsecured consumer loan growth, as regulations tighten and more alternative lending options are made available to borrowers. To stay relevant, banks are slowly digitising the business while also closely monitoring credit quality.
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Enhancing operational efficiency and transforming mortgage experience through a cloud platform
Date: Jul 28, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Case Study
In the face of rising competition, China Merchants Bank's Cloud Mortgage platform brings a different mortgage experience to both borrowers and developers, significantly boosting mortgage processing efficiency.
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Mobile banking seen to overtake internet banking
Date: Jul 04, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Asia Pacific markets have seen a shift towards digital banking during the past few years. Nowadays, banks are placing more effort on mobile banking, such as improving security and convenience of their applications and enhance the user experience to drive engagement in the channel.
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Retail banking asset structure differs widely by country in Asia Pacific
Date: May 15, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Composition of retail banking assets among Asia Pacific countries shows that mature markets have a higher average share of mortgages in retail lending than emerging markets, while banks in emerging markets have expanded their mortgage lending at a stronger pace.
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Huge potential for auto lending in Southeast Asian emerging markets
Date: May 03, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Banks are expected to see continued growth in auto lending due to economic development but growth will be dampened by the rise of ride-sharing services.
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Income recovery for most retail financial services markets in Asia Pacific in 2017
Date: Apr 05, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
The gross retail banking income for the entire region will grow by 8% by the end of 2017 after showing a year-on-year growth of 7.5% in 2016 and 10% in 2015.
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Is consumer finance becoming a larger part of retail banking?
Date: May 09, 2016   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
The contribution of consumer finance to the overall retail loans in Asia Pacific in 2015 ranged from 2% to 56%. Its share to retail loans has increased in markets like Indonesia but has declined in Hong Kong and Thailand. The growth of consumer finance per country also varied, slowing down in Taiwan and growing faster in the Philippines.
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Retail payment trends in Asia Pacific
Date: Feb 03, 2016   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
New payment options in the market are creating new opportunities, making competition fiercer, and reducing the use of cash and cheques.

 




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