the power of finance in green recovery

The power of finance in green recovery

A green recovery for a sustainable future sounds ideal, the question would be how it can be properly planned and financed. Michele Wee, CEO of Standard Chartered Vietnam, spoke to VIR’s Hong Dung about creating a green and clean recovery through proper mindset change and financial approach.
towards growing sustainably in a post pandemic world

Towards growing sustainably in a post-pandemic world

The COVID-19 pandemic with its new perilous variants is taking a toll on the economy both in Vietnam and on the global scale. Michele Wee, CEO of British-backed lender Standard Chartered Vietnam suggests what businesses should do to stay prepared for a post-pandemic world and shares what the bank is focusing on to drive sustainable development.
analysts appreciate vibs q2 2021 business results and strategic planning

Analysts appreciate VIB's Q2 2021 business results and strategic planning

Vietnam International Bank (VIB) has just held an online meeting with analysts and investors. At the meeting, the bank's representatives shared the business results of the first six months of 2021 and VIB's growth strategy that has been established for many years, combined with promoting customer support.
growth prospects and high hurdles for retail banking

Growth prospects and high hurdles for retail banking

The pandemic is detrimental to most economic sectors, including finance and banking. Harmander Mahal, head of Consumer, Private and Business Banking for Vietnam and Asia Cluster Markets at Standard Chartered Bank, talked with VIR’s Hong Dung how the British lender has weathered the storm and offers his outlook.
staying on track for economic stability

Staying on track for economic stability

Over the past five years, the banking sector implemented many solutions and made important contributions to national socioeconomic development, and last year the sector’s activities helped to remove difficulties for people and businesses affected by the global health crisis. Dao Minh Tu, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, had an exchange with VIR’s Hong Dung to clarify the efforts of the banking sector in the past years and outline the tasks ahead.
consumers benefit from accelerated banking digitalisation amid covid 19

Consumers benefit from accelerated banking digitalisation amid COVID-19

While the pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions to economic activities and societies across the globe, it does bring some positive effects, one of which is the acceleration in online and cashless transactions. Many people are now embracing digital ways, finding a greater ease and convenience in doing so.
successful extraordinary general meeting for scb

Successful extraordinary general meeting for SCB

SCB last week successfully held its extraordinary general meeting of shareholders for 2020. 
vbsp launches mobile banking 2 project towards financial inclusion

VBSP launches Mobile Banking 2 project towards financial inclusion

Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) has just launched its Mobile Banking 2 project striving for financial inclusion and economic empowerment for low-income people and women in Vietnam.
ncb seeks breakthrough through charter capital hikes

NCB seeks breakthrough through charter capital hikes

Small-cap commercial lender NCB aims to reach new heights by leveraging its forthcoming charter capital hike plans.
social housing lending a pillar of welfare activities

Social housing lending a pillar of welfare activities

Nguyen Van Ly, deputy general director of Vietnam Bank for Social Policies, told VIR about the highlights of the bank’s social housing lending programme this year to support low-income people.
national citizen bank green lighted to raise charter capital

National Citizen Bank green-lighted to raise charter capital

Vietnam’s National Citizen Bank has received the permit to raise its charter capital to VND5 trillion ($217.4 million).
scb and hong kong banks sign the cooperation agreement on syndicated credit financing

SCB and Hong Kong banks sign the cooperation agreement on syndicated credit financing

Saigon Joint Stock Commercial Bank (SCB) and three banks from Hong Kong committed to mutually provide credit and ensure a stable financing source for Union Square to foster its business operations.
vpbank appoints two executive managing directors

VPBank appoints two executive managing directors

VPBank has appointed two senior leaders as two executive managing directors cum standing deputy CEOs, Sanjeev Nanavati and Luu Thi Thao, in charge of revenue generation units and supporting business units respectively. 
soc trang ethnic residents improve life with microfinance

Soc Trang ethnic residents improve life with microfinance

Microfinance from Vietnam Bank for Social Policies has transformed the lives of at least 150,000 ethnic households in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang.
banks listing enthusiasm simmers down

Banks’ listing enthusiasm simmers down

Banks are hesitant to go public over the persistent challenging business environment.