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The December 2023 issue of Banking Insight is now available on the Banking Insight Portal!

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AICB Member Satisfaction Survey 2023: Key Highlights

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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.

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.

Meet the team here.


Bank Audit Conference 2024

Bank Audit Conference 2024

06 Mar 2024 @ 9:00 am

AICB, together with the Chief Internal Auditors Networking Group (CIANG), will be organising the Bank Audit Conference 2024 (BAC 2024) themed “Future of Internal Audit — Embracing Change, Staying Relevant” on 6–7 March 2024 at Four Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. BAC 2024 will convene an assembly of accomplished experts to address the latest innovative strategies, best practices, trends, and regulations affecting the evolving audit functions within the financial services industry, giving a heightened focus to its issues, challenges, and opportunities. An in-person event, 350–500 delegates from audit functions within the banking and financial community are expected to attend.   Read More

APAC Masterclass Series: Economic Crime Compliance Support

APAC Masterclass Series: Economic Crime Compliance Support

20 Mar 2024 @ 9:30 am

AICB is proud to be a Supporting Partner of the International Compliance Association (ICA)’s APAC Masterclass Series: Economic Crime Compliance Support, which will be held on 20–22 March 2024 at the JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Offering an immersive problem-solving experience focused on real-world economic compliance scenarios, the programme is designed to empower professionals with cutting-edge knowledge and insights in three pivotal areas — Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC), Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), and Fraud.   Read More

IFC Green, Social, and Sustainability Bonds Executive In-Person Training

IFC Green, Social, and Sustainability Bonds Executive In-Person Training

24 Apr 2024 @ 10:00 am

To provide the banking workforce with an in-depth understanding of the mechanics of GSS Bonds, AICB and the IFC are pleased to bring you the IFC Green, Social, and Sustainability Bonds Executive In-Person Training, which offers deep insight into GSS bonds issuance and the underlying drivers in sustainable finance. This highly practical programme will provide insights into global best practices and their relevance for emerging markets financial institutions interested in issuing GSS bonds. More information will be provided soon — visit this space to stay updated.  


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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.

Exclusive: Build and Experience Small Successes

Exclusive: Build and Experience Small Successes

In the December Exclusive, Faradina Ghouse, CB, Chairman of AICB’s Compliance Officers’ Networking Group and Group Chief Compliance Officer at AmBank Group took us on a journey through the milestones that have shaped her illustrious career in banking and finance, and shared keen insights on the evolution of the compliance role in the face of growing digital, ESG, inclusivity and talent-building considerations. Read More

Moving Beyond Pledges

Moving Beyond Pledges

In recent years we have seen a tidal wave of companies announcing climate targets, most often in the form of commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. According to data collected by Net Zero Tracker, over 50% of the world’s 2,000 largest companies (covering a total of USD27 trillion in revenue) have set targets to reduce their emissions to net zero. Enter transition plans, which are poised to play a crucial role in tomorrow’s sustainable finance infrastructure. Developing and disclosing transition plans are the critical next steps in the corporate climate journey. Read More

Following the Money in Southeast Asia

Following the Money in Southeast Asia

Following her panel discussion at the International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing 2023 back in October, Centre for Global Advancement Founder and Director Amanda Gore shares her thoughts on the importance of collaboration between financial institutions and other key actors to stem the growing number of financial crime cases. Highlighting several financial scam tactics, she illustrated how banks, experts and non-governmental organisations worked together to bring transnational criminal groups involved in pig butchering schemes, wildlife trafficking and illegal gambling operations to book. Read More