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AICB Appoints Edward Ling as AICB Chief Executive

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Get to know our Chartered Bankers and Excellence Award recipients

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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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Update on AICB’s New Professional Education and Membership Framework

AICB's New Chartered Banker (CB) Curriculum and Membership Framework features updated content with a range of modules critical to banking and is designed to ensure that our members are able to face the challenges and seize the opportunities of banking in the future.

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Taking your exams has never been easier!

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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511Chartered Bankers in Malaysia


The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is the sole professional body for Malaysia’s banking industry with over 32,000 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)

AICB's flagship programme — an internationally-recognised professional banking qualification awarded together with the Chartered Banker Institute, UK. Read More

Chartered Banker By Experience (CBBE)

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

Professional Credit Certification (PCC)

A certification in credit for banking professionals looking to equip themselves with the skills, knowledge and tools to advance in the field of credit management. Read More

Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Executive (CAMEX)

A comprehensive introduction to a range of topics critical to understanding the scope of money laundering and terrorism financing. Read More

Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Compliance Officer (CAMCO)

A comprehensive certification covering a wide range of in-depth modules on AML/CFT for those pursuing a specialist role in AML/CFT functions. Read More

Professional Qualifications in  Anti Money Laundering/counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

Professional qualifications for those involved in compliance, risk, internal and external audit, and regulatory functions. Read More

Professional Qualifications in Regulatory Compliance (RC)

A set of qualifications designed by AICB and the International Compliance Association (ICA) to equip banking professionals with skills in regulatory compliance and risk. Read More

Bank Risk Management (BRM)

A qualification designed to equip bankers with the relevant tools and techniques to manage risk in banking. Read More

Certification for Bank Auditors (CBA)

A qualification intended for bankers who aspire to attain further standing and authority in internal audit, with an emphasis on IT audit. Read More

Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia Certificate (PKMC)

Designed to equip dealers and brokers in Malaysia’s licensed financial institutions and money broking firms with the highest levels of competence, professionalism and integrity. Read More

Investor Protection Professional Certification (IPPC)

A specialist qualification for individuals selling and marketing structured products and unlisted debt securities, following regulatory requirements defined by Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia’s Guidelines on Investor Protection. Read More

Prior Experience Conversion Programme (PEC)

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

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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

32,554Individual Members
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.

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.


Conduct Risk in AML/CFT

Conduct Risk in AML/CFT

27 Jan 2022 @ 10:00 am

In this current environment, conduct risk has become even more relevant, as organisations struggle to restore trust and manage the new and emerging ways that misconduct can be carried out. Gain insight into how conduct risk can be managed to ensure that trust is built; explore the drivers of misconduct leading to loss of trust in organisations by customers and the public; and learn how technologies can manage conduct risk.  

Trade-based Money Laundering (TBML)

Trade-based Money Laundering (TBML)

31 Mar 2022 @ 10:00 am

Trade-based money laundering (TBML) has been identified as one of three main methods in which criminals move illicit cash and integrating them into the formal economy. Guarding against TBML requires specific controls. Join us as we explore the increasing significance of TBML-related issues in financial crime compliance; understand the key challenges and difficulties in preventing TBML; and explore how TBML risks can be managed by FIs.  

Transaction Monitoring (TM) Trends

Transaction Monitoring (TM) Trends

02 Jun 2022 @ 10:00 am

As disruptions affect how illicit funds are moved, there is a need to keep abreast with the shifting trends in transaction monitoring (TM) in light of regulatory expectations which have remained constant and unchanging. Join us to understand TM-related events and trends which have emerged in recent years; understand new initiatives for effective conducting of TM; and explore typical challenges and issues of conducting TM.  


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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.

Pre-Empt A Green Swan

Pre-Empt A Green Swan

In a January 2020 podcast, Luiz A Pereira da Silva, Bank for International Settlements Deputy General Manager and co-author of Green Swan, described two types of sustainability risk — physical and transition — and ways to preserve financial stability in the era of climate change. While it is important to preserve the delicate balance between the exigency to transition from brown to green and the material risks that accompany this move, efforts to combat climate change, while wholly necessary, must consider all consequences and ensure that they are managed well for the common good. 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