Breakthrough M&A deals expected in banking and finance

Breakthrough M&A deals expected in banking and finance

Many large deals are on the horizon in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in banking and finance in 2022, with transaction values of billion of dollars.
Nurturing sound finance at Home Credit

Nurturing sound finance at Home Credit

Backed by a newly-released report on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors on November 2021, Home Credit has been supporting communities and customers by adding focus on delivering responsible and sustainable financial services.
ASEAN sectoral bodies release ASEAN Taxonomy for sustainable finance

ASEAN sectoral bodies release ASEAN Taxonomy for sustainable finance

ASEAN finance bodies today achieved a milestone towards meeting Paris Agreement commitments by introducing a common language for sustainable financing.
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.
KPMG in Vietnam signs MoU with The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

KPMG in Vietnam signs MoU with The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

KPMG in Vietnam and ACCA Vietnam signed an MoU to collaborate in promoting the application of IFRS and the development of the accounting profession in Vietnam.
Contour joins forces with Tinhvan to boost trade finance digitisation in Vietnam

Contour joins forces with Tinhvan to boost trade finance digitisation in Vietnam

Contour has entered into a partnership with its first systems integrator in Vietnam, Tinhvan Technologies, to drive the digitalisation of trade finance.
SHB temporarily locks foreign ownership ratio at 10 per cent

SHB temporarily locks foreign ownership ratio at 10 per cent

SHB confirmed that it would temporarily lock its foreign ownership ratio at 10 per cent, and is now negotiating with several foreign investors.
Greener finance incentives picked up by local banks

Greener finance incentives picked up by local banks

Capital injection from international and local lenders is envisaged to help boost green-driven, sustainable and high-value agricultural models, as well as bridge the gap for the climate-finance market which is still at the nascent stage in Vietnam.
South Korean financial super app Toss raises $410 million, betting on Vietnam

South Korean financial super app Toss raises $410 million, betting on Vietnam

Viva Republica, the operator of financial app Toss, has raised $410 million in its latest funding round to expand in overseas market, including Vietnam.
Vietnamese fintech startup MFast raises $1.5 million in pre-Series A round

Vietnamese fintech startup MFast raises $1.5 million in pre-Series A round

MFast has wrapped up a $1.5 million seed round investment featuring Do Ventures as lead investor and JAFCO Asia as co-investor.
Manulife Vietnam reaffirms "Every day better" commitment as part of 22nd anniversary

Manulife Vietnam reaffirms "Every day better" commitment as part of 22nd anniversary

Manulife Vietnam marked its 22nd anniversary in Vietnam by reaffirming its commitment to help people live "Every day better".
Golden population structure and financial pressure in an aging society

Golden population structure and financial pressure in an aging society

One of the 10 countries with the fastest aging population in the world, Vietnam has an estimated 30 years within the “golden population structure”.
Automating finance processes for profitability

Automating finance processes for profitability

With digitalisation and technology playing an increasingly important role in government, the economy, and society, the time is right to invest in process automation and upskilling.
Building core competencies in digital age

Building core competencies in digital age

Dam Nhan Duc, head of Research and Development of MB looks into the essence of digital and customer-centric transformation in the bank industry.
Capital injections loom in finance M&A

Capital injections loom in finance M&A

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.
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