February 06, 2023 | 12:21
The rate of bad debt is rising at commercial banks and is expected to increase further amid woes in the real estate market.
January 05, 2023 | 10:37
Financial companies in Vietnam are scrambling to adapt to socioeconomic changes in order to survive and thrive.
November 11, 2022 | 17:15
With the fresh international financing sources secured, VPBank once again affirms its reputation in the loan syndication market.
November 19, 2021 | 08:00
Consumer finance firms’ performance in Vietnam is deteriorating due to the minimal capital buffer and hazardous nature of such assets – and a pressing need for a credit expansion boost is indicated as a stipulation for consumer finance players to rebound.
October 29, 2021 | 11:00
VPBank announced the completion of a 49 per cent stake sale of its consumer finance arm FE Credit by SMBC Consumer Finance Co., Ltd. (SMBCCF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. (SMBC Group).
September 01, 2021 | 13:26
Moody's Investors Service has extended its review for upgrade on all long-term ratings and assessments of VPBank and its subsidiary FE Credit.
August 19, 2021 | 10:00
The pandemic-triggered turbulence continues to gnaw at the consumer finance industry in Vietnam, but some players are exploring potential new approaches to the challenges, particularly from some international investors.
July 07, 2021 | 15:13
Given their financially sound cornerstone and professional know-how, Japanese megabanks are actively exploring sensible bolt-on opportunities of banks in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, as a critical part of their international market expansion.
June 17, 2021 | 16:57
Driven by incrementally surging demand from a gradually ageing population, more credit institutions and consumer finance companies are diversifying their loan schemes, including loan programmes for retirees.
June 10, 2021 | 09:00
Unsecured loan sales may see growth accelerated in response to a Vietnamese government ban on debt collection services – however, experts believed a clearer legal framework and firmer rules would help spur a more substantial unsecured debts market.
May 25, 2021 | 21:27
The mega-deal between Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and FE Credit is expected to rewrite the consumer finance landscape in Vietnam.
May 25, 2021 | 21:26
International expertise and solid financial support are vaulting some consumer finance companies in Vietnam ahead of their peers, and also presenting opportunities for both sides to deploy excess capital and diversify their business.
May 18, 2021 | 17:04
Dragon Capital increased its ownership rate in VPBank (VPB) to 5.12 per cent, becoming its largest foreign shareholder.
May 04, 2021 | 16:24
FE CREDIT has gone all-in on AWS, moving the vast majority of its IT infrastructure to the world’s leading cloud.
May 04, 2021 | 11:23
Although the pandemic is still taking a serious toll on the economy, foreign investors are banking on cross-border mergers and acquisitions in the financial industry, especially in consumer finance and retail banking, illustrating the urgency to acquire new capabilities.