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What can we learn from the recent cybersecurity incidents?
Date: Jan 30, 2018   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Cyber-threats have become increasingly complex, inflicting high monetary and reputational damages to institutions that, despite various measures, are forced to plan “catch up” to the advanced technology of criminals. As regulators expand advisories, the institutions now need stronger multi-layered cyber-resilient initiatives.
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Creating the next level of client engagement with the Internet of Things
Date: Jan 29, 2018   |   Author: Chris Kapfer | Research Note
The Internet of Things offers potential opportunities in retail and corporate banking and will fuel the rise of new types of clients in the form of smart cities and autonomous artificial intelligence driven market agents.
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Assets under management in Asia Pacific show sustained growth trends
Date: Jan 15, 2018   |   Author: Carmina Angelica Olano | Research Note
In general, industry assets under management in selected Asia Pacific countries shows sustained growth trends up to 2018. However, the shares of top banks in total assets under management differ widely, wherein top banks in emerging markets have higher market shares compared to top banks in mature markets.
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Are cryptocurrencies on the path to becoming mainstream?
Date: Jan 08, 2018   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Spurts in prices of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings over the last two years, with start-ups raising millions in minutes, have raised excitement and regulatory attention amid fear of “bubble” and potential losses.
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End-to-end and innovative supply chain finance dominates priority
Date: Dec 06, 2017   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
A renewed push to provide end-to-end supply chain financing solutions is driving trade finance across Asia Pacific.
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Improving customer experience and reviewing business models
Date: Nov 01, 2017   |   Author: Timothy Tay | Research Note
New players and technologies continue to drive change in the transaction banking space in Asia Pacific, causing incumbent banks to focus more on improving customer experience and reviewing existing business models.
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Continuous focus on technology investment, operational excellence and customer service
Date: Oct 30, 2017   |   Author: Siddharth Chandani | Research Note
With the entry of financial technology disruptors, banks in Asia Pacific are putting greater focus on technology and operational excellence to enhance customer service and the overall transaction banking experience.
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Asia Pacific banks remain unfazed by asset quality pressure
Date: Oct 20, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Retail asset quality pressure will persist in the Asia Pacific region, due to slower economic growth and worse employment situations. However, the downside risk to banks’ retail asset quality will remain manageable, as regulators and banks continue their efforts to better manage credit risk.

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