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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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79Corporate Members


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.

For more details on Individual membership, please click here.

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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AICB Intensive Examination Preparatory Programme: Chartered Banker Module 3 — Credit and Lending

AICB Intensive Examination Preparatory Programme: Chartered Banker Module 3 — Credit and Lending

29 May 2023 @ 9:00 am

AICB is offering an intensive examination preparatory programme virtually for the Credit and Lending Module to support members in completing the soon-to-be-phased-out Chartered Banker qualification by 31 July 2023. The programme aims to enhance the candidate’s knowledge and guide them on applying examination techniques and strategies to effectively prepare for the upcoming examination.   Read More

2nd Malaysian Banking Conference 2023

2nd Malaysian Banking Conference 2023

27 Jun 2023 @ 9:00 am

Following the success of the inaugural Malaysian Banking Conference last year, AICB and The Association of Banks in Malaysia is organising the 2nd Malaysian Banking Conference on 26–27 June 2023 at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur. Themed “Banking and the ESG Revolution — Going Beyond Aspirations”, the event will convene leading sustainable and responsible financial experts to discuss the real issues, challenges and opportunities faced by financial practitioners in effecting a just transition in this critical decade for climate action. Moving the needle on net zero from aspiration to reality demands strong collaboration from the public and private sector to further galvanise collective climate action for a sustainable future for all.   Read More

24th World Conference of Banking Institutes 2023

24th World Conference of Banking Institutes 2023

28 Jun 2023 @ 9:00 am

The 24th World Conference of Banking Institutes (WCBI), a flagship event of the Global Banking Education Standards Board (GBEStB) hosted by AICB, will be held on 28 June 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This year, the 24th WCBI 2023 will focus on the latest developments in capacity building, competencies and the emerging technologies shaping a future-forward workforce.   Read More


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Notice of Annual General Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the 45th Annual General Meeting of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers [Registration No. 197701004872 (35880-P)] (“Institute”) will be held at the Multipurpose Hall, Level... 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: Will the Adults in the Room Please Stand Up

COVER STORY: Will the Adults in the Room Please Stand Up

The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) recently quit the United Nations’ (UN) Race to Zero (RtZ) campaign despite enforcing a ruling in 2021 for all members to “align with the RtZ criteria”. The former alliance was historic as members of the finance coalition pledged to responsibly steward financial flows to accelerate the transition to net zero by 2050, compelling the world’s biggest banks to commit to transformative lending patterns and practices to nudge economies on the path to limit global warming to 1.5°C. What signal does it send to others when the biggest among us walk away from RtZ or GFANZ? Can we hold diverse opinions and still negotiate at the table? Can we meet in the middle? Read More

So, How Much Do YOU Make?

So, How Much Do YOU Make?

Pay transparency is a policy in which corporations or employers furnish pay-related data to employees. This is increasingly being adopted — through legislation or voluntarily — as a means of tackling discriminatory pay practices by removing the barriers of secrecy, and is considered by some as a tangible tool towards greater diversity and inclusion in corporations, especially for women in the science and technology. When it comes to talent management, studies have shown that opaque pay policies lead to higher turnover, with some employees more likely to leave within six months; while pay transparency increased employees’ perception of fairness, trust, and job satisfaction, further boosting individual performance. Nevertheless, it is far from a bed of roses. Read More

Financial Crime on the New Frontier: Scams Associated with Cryptocurrency

Financial Crime on the New Frontier: Scams Associated with Cryptocurrency

The adoption of cryptocurrency has risen considerably over the years, with specifically high adoption rates within the Asian and African markets. However, with this adoption comes the financial crimes pertaining to cryptocurrency. Recent publications by Securities Commission Malaysia recorded a total of RM5.2 billion in losses with over 7,200 reported cases to the Malaysian government between May 2020 and 2022. The ecosystem of financial services is one where traditional finance and cryptocurrency can and should co-exist. The curbing of financial crimes within cryptocurrencies should be seen as a shared challenge between consumers, traditional financial service providers, cryptocurrency providers and enablers, as well as government agencies (such as regulators and law enforcement). Read More