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AICB's refreshed Chartered Banker qualification is now open for enrolment

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The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers’ 2021 Annual Report is now available.

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Launch of AICB’s Integrated Online Examination System with Pearson VUE (AICB-PV)

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AICB Membership Survey 2021: Key Highlights

More insight into the findings of the AICB Membership Survey here:

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We encourage you to try AICB's online exams via remote proctoring - here's what our members have to say about their positive experience with this
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AICB’s COVID-19 Resource

Keep yourself updated on banking-related announcements and developments pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic through out dedicated section.

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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 10 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

Prior Experience Conversion (PEC) Programme

The PEC programme offers a “speed to specialisation” option that gives eligible bankers exemption from the usual qualification pathways in areas of specialisation. 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.

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.

For more details on Corporate membership, please click here.


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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.

Meet the team here.


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Enrolment for AICB’s Qualifications: 2023

A. Enrolment for AICB’s Qualifications We are pleased to inform members that the enrolment schedule for 2023 is now available. If you would like to enrol for any of AICB’s professional qualifications ... 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.

Inflation: Why We Should All Take “Small Steps in a Dark Room”

Inflation: Why We Should All Take “Small Steps in a Dark Room”

Our cover story, Inflation: Why We Should All Take ‘Small Steps in a Dark Room’, addresses ways in which bankers can approach the perennial issue of rising costs with a view to rebuilding the economy. One recommended approach is to look beyond the hype of clickbait news and social media, which has come to clutter our thinking. Instead, go old-school and revisit the fundamentals of high-quality research and the practice of responsible banking tenets. We also provide a quick summary of why inflation is high and whether it will persist, as well as the key drivers of the current inflation surge. Read More

Is Your Board Thinking About Cognitive Diversity?

Is Your Board Thinking About Cognitive Diversity?

Much has been said about the importance of diversity in the workplace, but what of cognitive diversity? Here we highlight the next step in raising the diversity game by going beyond age, gender, ethnicity, and race, to include diversity in thoughts, viewpoints and competencies. Be it in teams or on company Boards, research has proven that a cognitively diverse organisation is the secret to augmenting innovation and performance at the workplace. Read More

Web 3.0: Should You Care?

Web 3.0: Should You Care?

The move towards an upcoming third generation of the internet known as Web 3.0 has begun, bolstered in part by the growing number of breach-of-privacy scandals and the need for individuals to protect their data from the companies who access and may even be profiting from it. Here, we take a look at what constitutes Web 3.0, why you need to know about it, and how the benefits of this next evolution in computing and information technology may be harnessed to bring greater value and innovation to our lives. Read More