Lenders reinforcing presence with bond issuance

Lenders reinforcing presence with bond issuance

Commercial banks, with participation from local and foreign-backed institutions, are engaging in bond issuance despite severe regulations placed on this and volatile market conditions.
Tight control over real estate credit to mitigate risks

Tight control over real estate credit to mitigate risks

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s decision to tighten control over real estate credit has helped to restrict speculation while making the market transparent and preventing a real state bubble, economic experts have said.
Commercial banks tighten real estate lending

Commercial banks tighten real estate lending

Some banks have temporarily stopped providing loans to the real estate sector in the short term in the wake of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)'s policy on controlling credit growth in risky areas.
Experts warn about participation of real estate companies in banks

Experts warn about participation of real estate companies in banks

Experts have raised concerns about the involvement of real estate companies in commercial banks, warning it may pose risks to the financial system and the whole economy.
Banks ensure fuel firms have access to more credit

Banks ensure fuel firms have access to more credit

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has issued Document No 1509, asking commercial banks to raise credit limits for a number of fuel firms, particularly those who import extra fuel at the request of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Banks steady as profits keep rolling in

Banks steady as profits keep rolling in

Commercial banks in Vietnam are expecting to reap excellent profits thanks to their broad range of financial services and elevating credit demand, particularly as the upheaval triggered by the pandemic has abated.
Sixteen banks cut over VND21.2 trillion for pandemic-hit customers

Sixteen banks cut over VND21.2 trillion for pandemic-hit customers

Sixteen commercial banks cut over VND21.24 trillion (US$936 million) of loan interest for COVID-19-hit customers from July 15 to December 31, 2021, surpassing their commitment by 5.13 per cent, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) reported on Wednesday.
Banks reach for the stars with tie-ups

Banks reach for the stars with tie-ups

The prospects of strategic deals and ease in foreign ownership rules might provide commercial banks with more firepower. Meanwhile, a revision of the regulatory regime is expected to bring the domestic banking sector into line with international standards.
Crucial legislative developments in the bond market

Crucial legislative developments in the bond market

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has previously issued regulations on prudential ratios and limits over banking activities while recently the ability of businesses to pay loans and interest has been severely affected by the current pandemic. As a result of these twinned developments, commercial banks have become more and more cautious in granting credit.
Banks raise provisions in anticipation of bad debt

Banks raise provisions in anticipation of bad debt

In the face of rising bad debt amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, commercial banks have been forced to write up their loan loss provisions, according to industry sources.
Shrewd activities resulting in banking bonuses for 2021

Shrewd activities resulting in banking bonuses for 2021

Despite the unexpected turbulence from public health challenges, privately-held commercial banks in Vietnam are enjoying stellar profit bonanzas thanks to their full suite of minted financial services, alongside cost-effective drives and debt rescheduling roadmaps.
Lenders give nod to rate cuts to help out

Lenders give nod to rate cuts to help out

Commercial banks have agreed to slash additional interest rates as they sought to help reignite Vietnam’s economy and support vulnerable businesses and individuals...
Promoting consumer finance to fight black credit: experts

Promoting consumer finance to fight black credit: experts

Promoting consumer finance and simplifying procedures for loan applications would be a priority for commercial banks, financial companies and microfinance institutions as part of efforts to limit black credit, a conference heard in Ho Chi Minh City on January 20.
Commercial banks expect SBV support to disburse capital, says expert

Commercial banks expect SBV support to disburse capital, says expert

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) should develop policies for commercial banks, helping them disburse capital mobilised from organisations and people, said economic expert Nguyen Minh Phong.
Despite lower interest rates, people still put money in banks

Despite lower interest rates, people still put money in banks

Though the deposit interest rates of commercial banks have been reducing, people are still putting their money into banks amid the pandemic.
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