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The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is the sole professional body for Malaysia’s banking industry with over 34,000 members and growing across 26 countries. The Institute aims to raise professional standards and the level of knowledge and competence of the banking workforce through its professional membership and qualifications. AICB members comprise individual members and corporate members.

Advance your banking career with AICB. Click on the programmes below to find out how AICB’s banking qualifications can help you build your competence and give you the recognition you need for personal and professional growth.

Chartered Banker (CB) Qualification

AICB's flagship qualification, the Chartered Banker, is a globally recognised professional banking qualification and a prestigious professional designation. Jointly awarded by AICB and the Chartered Banker Institute, UK, the only organisation able to confer the status of Chartered Banker, this qualification will help you achieve and maintain the highest standards of mastery and professionalism. Read More

Chartered Banker By Experience (CBBE)

The Chartered Banker By Experience (CBBE) is an accelerated programme to attain the Chartered Banker professional designation via an Experiential Route. It provides highly experienced bankers and industry leaders with the opportunity to reflect on their competence and expertise in banking and shape their future personal and professional development. Read More

International Compliance Association (ICA) Programmes

AICB, in a strategic partnership with the International Compliance Association (ICA) — a leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community — offers 2 professional qualifications: the Professional Qualifications in Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML / CFT), and Professional Qualifications in Regulatory Compliance (RC). Read More

Financial Markets Association of Malaysia (FMAM) Programmes

AICB offers the Investor Protection Professional Certification (IPPC) and Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia Certificate (PKMC) programmes in collaboration with ACI-FMAM. These qualifications ensure that the Malaysian financial markets possess competent and proficient practitioners who subscribe to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity to ensure that the industry grows in an orderly manner. Read More

Other Programmes

AICB is working towards offering a wide selection of certifications in emerging trends, awarded by various partners, to help our members navigate the evolving banking landscape. Read More

Qualifications to be Phased Out

The following qualifications will be phased out gradually to facilitate transition to the refreshed Chartered Banker programme. Read More

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“AICB's Online Exams via Remote Proctoring — the Way Forward!"

The world has changed. Professional exams have had to adapt given social distancing limitations and concerns of infection. Thankfully, AICB’s approach to remote proctoring has done very well in this regard. I was pleasantly surprised with the online experience that offered high flexibility and removed uncertainty regarding venues. The setup at home was smooth and allowed me to concentrate on doing my best during the exams. It’s a great option and I highly recommend it.

Lionel Ho Tze-Kuang, CB
Head, Digital Strategy, Group Strategy, Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)

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“I truly appreciate having the option of taking my examinations online via remote proctoring."

AICB has given me the support, flexibility and convenience needed to complete my professional qualification examinations according to my schedule during these challenging times. Being able to take proctored examinations in the comfort of my home has kept me focused on achieving my professional education goals. It was seamless, and easy for me, and I would encourage you to take advantage of this option!”

Kavitha Thillainathan, CB
Vice President – Group Customer Experience Management, CIMB Bank Berhad

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Chartered Bankers Testimonials

“My journey to becoming a Chartered Banker is a valuable learning experience and a commitment to enhancing my professional competence in banking”

Learning new skills as a banking professional requires determination and adaptability. I am always looking to enhance my knowledge, so taking the Chartered Banker programme was only natural. This journey gives me the knowledge base, professional competence and confidence I need to face the new era of banking.

Discover how you too can build banking career – be an AICB member.

Hor Ri Na
Assistant Vice President, Cash Market Management, Citibank

“As an AICB member, I have the added advantage of continuous learning and upskilling. That gives me a real, added advantage in my career.”

The Chartered Banker programme helps me achieve and maintain the highest standards of competence and professionalism. My journey includes multiple compulsory and elective modules in three levels of study – Executive Banker, Professional Banker and, finally, Chartered Banker. This pathway provides extensive and critical knowledge of the banking sector and concepts of ethical professionalism.

You, too, can achieve your career goals. Find out more about AICB membership.

Riza Khan
Manager, Knowledge & Skills Monitoring, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad

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AICB membership provides many benefits, including professional recognition, learning support and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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Individual Members

AICB offers a suite of professional qualifications and membership designations to relevant individuals to further equip them with skills to face the challenges of the evolving banking landscape.

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Corporate Members

AICB’s corporate membership is open to licensed banks, licensed investment banks, other licensed financial institutions, regulators of the banking and financial services industry, and other institutions approved by the Council.

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The AICB Council is the governing body of AICB and together with several key committees and the management team, it objectively ensures that the management and governance of the Institute’s various functions are held to high standards.

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Redefining Risk: Unpacking ESG’s Risk and Influence in Banking

Redefining Risk: Unpacking ESG’s Risk and Influence in Banking

05 Dec 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for an insightful journey through the ever-evolving world of ESG in the banking sector, where discussions will explore the origins of ESG, as well as its current legal compliance and risk management challenges. Acquire keen insights on regulatory developments and global strategies in the ESG space, and gain a comprehensive understanding of ESG's past, present, and future impact on the banking industry.   Read More


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Stay ahead of the curve, with industry insights and developments.

AICB’s thought leadership publications and Banking Insight magazine provide you with industry-relevant knowledge and keep you up-to-date on key developments in the banking industry.

Cover Story: Crypto’s ‘Whoa, Nelly!’ Moment: Basel is Cracking the Whip With its New Global Standard

Cover Story: Crypto’s ‘Whoa, Nelly!’ Moment: Basel is Cracking the Whip With its New Global Standard

What began more than a decade ago as a project to create an independent virtual currency, cryptoassets today — like bitcoin and ethereum — have morphed into flashpoints of financial instability and a hotbed for illicit activities. On 16 December 2022, the Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision, the oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), endorsed a finalised global prudential standard on banks’ cryptoasset exposures, for implementation by 1 January 2025. Known as SCO60, this new (and long-awaited) prudential measure will place unbacked cryptoassets and stablecoins — private digital assets that depend on cryptography and distributed ledger technologies or similar technologies — directly under the microscope of financial regulators. Read More

Exclusive: Opportunities Amidst Challenging Times

Exclusive: Opportunities Amidst Challenging Times

Our exclusive interview in the June 2023 edition of Banking Insight taps the acumen of Mohd Rashid Mohamad, CB, Group Managing Director / Group Chief Executive Officer of RHB Bank Berhad, whose decades-long career is a unique meld of his experiences as an ex-regulator and subsequent practice as an international banker. He is an AICB Council Member and also serves on the Institute’s Human Resource Committee. He ponders the changing landscape of banking and predicts that there will be an intensified adoption of new technologies such as generative AI technology that can potentially be adopted across the banking value chain. Read More

Forging Business Resilience in a Post-Quantum World

Forging Business Resilience in a Post-Quantum World

Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) Managing Director for Asia Pacific Christophe Barel shares his views on the capabilities, opportunities and risks presented by quantum computing — a technology which is still in its early stages of development but has shown great promise in its capabilities to optimise operations and perform complex risk analysis. He urges financial institutions to invest in resilient technologies and security systems to adequately prepare their information security systems for the move to post-quantum cryptography (PQC) today, to ensure resilience in the face of tomorrow’s threats. Read More