AICB Office Remains Closed Following Extension of MCO to 28 April 2020 but Business Operations Continue as Usual

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AICB Office Remains Closed Following Extension of MCO to 28 April 2020 but Business Operations Continue as Usual

10 Apr 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the 3rd phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) today, AICB’s physical office will continue to remain closed from now until 28 April 2020 (or until the MCO is lifted). However, we will continue to operate business as usual from Mondays to Fridays, from 9 am to 6 pm. If you would like to get in touch with us, kindly email our Member Services team at [email protected], which is preferred, or call us at 012-971 6833 or 012-972 6833. As there may be a high volume of calls during this time, you may experience a slight delay in response. Therefore, we appreciate your kind understanding on this matter.

Since the implementation of the MCO on 18 March 2020, AICB has been focused on developing several online initiatives for the benefit of members, starting with our first international webinar on Green Finance and Responsible Investing on 26 March 2020, with CBI, UK, and FINSIA, Australia. A few days ago, we also rolled out an eLearning module on Responsible Finance, which is designed to promote prudent, responsible and transparent financing practices among bankers. Besides giving you a better understanding of the fundamentals of ESG, this eLearning module is also a great way to fulfil your eCPD requirements!

You may have noticed that the focus of these initiatives is very much centred on responsible banking and green finance, topics that we believe are important to emphasise as we aspire to a sustainable future in an increasingly digital-centric world. There is no better time for the industry to strengthen its commitment to green banking then now, especially in the face of climate-change acceleration.

In the coming weeks, we hope to bring further value to your membership and will share more information on our other online initiatives, which include webinars done in collaboration with industry thought leaders. We are also in the process of reviewing our key membership operations on examination sittings and workshops, so we encourage you to visit our website and social media pages frequently for updates on our latest announcements, developments and initiatives.

Lastly, thank you to all of you for playing your part to flatten the COVID-19 curve. I also applaud the actions banks have taken to ease the people’s burden through the various banking initiatives, in this time of uncertainty, to further strengthen public trust.

Until next time, let’s keep this in mind – your good health is your greatest wealth!

Prasad Padmanaban
Chief Executive