Widening the space to access credit for real estate businesses

Widening the space to access credit for real estate businesses

Real estate businesses are under great pressure as loans are limited and bond issuance is no longer easy. Capital has been an extremely painful problem for the real estate market recently. Since April market liquidity has been low, including primary and secondary goods.
Real estate market heads corporate bond issuance as enterprises lean on loans

Real estate market heads corporate bond issuance as enterprises lean on loans

The bond market continues to be seen as a positive capital mobilisation channel for businesses and the economy, with some industries faring better than others in this regard.
Loans galore for domestic brokerages

Loans galore for domestic brokerages

Foreseeing the phenomenal expansion of Vietnam’s financial sector, a number of foreign banks, notably those from Taiwan, are escalating their lending offerings and affordable financing sources to some local banks and brokerage firms.
Banks prioritise loans for at-risk businesses

Banks prioritise loans for at-risk businesses

Banks’ loan allocations will be distributed to much-needed sectors, such as production, while the central bank pledges to impose strict oversight over at-risk enterprises, notably over their real estate holdings, hazardous corporate bonds, and stocks in 2022.
Home Credit Vietnam and Standard Chartered Vietnam launch entrustment lending programme

Home Credit Vietnam and Standard Chartered Vietnam launch entrustment lending programme

Home Credit and Standard Chartered Bank entered into a partnership agreement to launch an entrustment lending programme in Vietnam.
VBSP performs stably and efficiently amid pandemic

VBSP performs stably and efficiently amid pandemic

Units in the VBSP system have made strides to effectively handle all assigned tasks, effectively serving pandemic recovery efforts.
BAC A BANK offers preferential loans for individuals hit by COVID-19

BAC A BANK offers preferential loans for individuals hit by COVID-19

Supporting individual customers to weather the health crisis, BAC A BANK is deploying a special $130.43 million loan programme
Creating credit mechanism essential for banks to support the aviation industry

Creating credit mechanism essential for banks to support the aviation industry

The government has directed the State Bank of Vietnam to set forth a credit support scheme within this month to help local air carriers bolster liquidity.
Huge credit package coming soon to save Vietnam Airlines

Huge credit package coming soon to save Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines is expected to receive a credit package of VND4 trillion ($173.9 million) soon to help avoid bankruptcy.
Non-performing loans boosted by regulation

Non-performing loans boosted by regulation

Banks are coming to grips with a tile of non-performing loans due to the pandemic. Kent Wong, partner and head of Banking and Capital Market at VCI Legal, portrays how the new circular’s debt rescheduling may affect banks, and how foreign banks could deal with distressed loans.
Navigating the transition from LIBOR

Navigating the transition from LIBOR

The transition from the London interbank offered rate to the risk-free rate will have a wide-ranging impact on banks globally. In the Asia-Pacific region, a significant number of banks will be affected by the transition as most floating rate loans are denominated in USD. Japanese yen loans also make up a significant portion of total exposures.
Non-performing loans rise with restructuring

Non-performing loans rise with restructuring

Banks have experienced a significant bad debt formation while implementing strict provisioning to control non-performing loans amid pandemic struggles – however, debt restructuring portfolios will slightly increase in 2021 as related conditions are expanded.
Annual bank credit report of 2020 and predictions for 2021

Annual bank credit report of 2020 and predictions for 2021

The SBV strictly monitors macroeconomic models, monetary systems, and COVID-19 situation to assess bank credit with reference to the national action plan.
Central bank considers changing roadmap for ratio of short-term funds for long-term loans

Central bank considers changing roadmap for ratio of short-term funds for long-term loans

The State Bank of Vietnam was considering changing the roadmap for adjusting the ratio of short-term funds used for medium and long-term loans, with the aim that banks could lower lending costs and provide preferential rates to aid post-pandemic recovery.
Resilience, agility and humanity: some lessons from the pandemic

Resilience, agility and humanity: some lessons from the pandemic

José Viñals, group chairman at Standard Chartered, shares the bank’s experience with containing the pandemic and getting through these most turbulent times.
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