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e-KYC Regulatory Framework

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The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers’ 2020 Annual Report is now available.

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AICB is offering this CBBE programme in collaboration with the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) UK, which is the only institute in the world to confer the Chartered Banker status. 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.

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e-KYC Regulatory Framework

e-KYC Regulatory Framework

29 Jun 2021 @ 2:00 pm

With the roll out of e-KYC Policy by BNM on 30 June 2020, FIs will have to ensure controls are properly implemented prior to launching their e-KYC platforms. In this webinar, understand the current e-KYC regulatory framework for FIs in Malaysia and its key challenges, and explore best practices to mitigate and manage ML/TF risks emerging from e-KYC.   Read More

New Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Technology

New Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Technology

29 Jul 2021 @ 10:00 am

In the face of increasing regulators’ focus on AML/CFT related matters and costs amongst other challenges, FIs are exploring and embarking on employing technology into the FCC mainstream in order to guard against complex financial crimes activities and curb with the increasing cost of compliance. Join this webinar to understand the changing FCC enforcement landscape in Asia over the years and the challenges face by FIs in conducting risk management and surveillance; explore the application of technology into financial crime compliance; and learn the benefits of using new technologies to meet emerging challenges and difficulties.  


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Values: The New World Currency

Values: The New World Currency

The rise of shareholder activism sees investors increasingly demanding that environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts be championed across boards and prioritised in corporate agendas. This “wokeness” is a part of a new human-centred economy where values reign supreme and social capitalism is the order of the day. As the banking and finance sector shifts its gaze to greener pastures, it is important to keep systemic risks such as greenwashing in check; enhance and achieve other goals on the sustainability spectrum, such as social inequality, social justice, and diversity and inclusion; and emplace advanced risk management processes to address risks arising from ESG investments. Read More

Rising Temperatures, Melting Ice Caps, and the Banking Sector

Rising Temperatures, Melting Ice Caps, and the Banking Sector

In the banking sector, there has been an increased focus on the issue of climate risk within the larger ESG agenda. But how important is ESG — or specifically, climate risk — in the context of the banking sector? Is this just a fashionable buzzword that will disappear when a new trend comes along or does this represent a fundamental shift in terms of how we look at the role and purpose of banks within the wider community? To answer this question, we must first consider this from the perspective of history and science. Read More

No Banking on a Dead Planet

No Banking on a Dead Planet

In our interview with French agronomist and sustainability leader Minh Cuong Le Quan, he stresses that the timeline of net-zero pledges by financial institutions are way off target and hardly depictive of the dire situation we are in. Climate change is just one of the many symptoms of the ailing world we live in — a consequence of the greed and materialism we see today — and bolder changes must take place within the current decade to mitigate the consequences of the situation. The financial sector is able to play a great role in shaping humanity’s future for the better, and this must start today. Read More