What are the key trends and engaging topics impacting the fast-moving financial services industry in the region?
From maximising the value of digital transformations to the domino effects of overnight bank collapses, Banking After Hours is an incisive chat series produced in collaboration with Backbase, that sits down with leading luminaries from the regional financial sector to get their hot takes and analysis on the key topics influencing their institutions and the economy at large in Asia.
Managing Director Sammeer heads consumer, private and business banking at Standard Chartered Malaysia, and details his past 15 months since being promoted to the position. He traces StanChart’s more than 160 years of evolution in Malaysia’s financial services sector.
Backbase’s Riddhi Dutta discusses the assets, resources, and budget that an incumbent powerhouse like Standard Chartered would bring that other incumbents seek to model themselves after.
Bank Islam CEO Muazzam Mohamed details the oldest Malaysian Islamic bank’s 4-year digitalisation blueprint, its SME-focused Go Biz mobile banking app, and recent foray into digital bank spinoff ‘Be U’, which is starting to pay dividends.
Riddhi Dutta, the Regional Vice President, Asia, for Backbase shed light on how technology players are accelerating the digital journey for banks, and how the customer experience is greatly shaping the expectations on digital.
Soon after BNM awarded a digital banking license to their consortium, MoneyLion pulled out of the partnership, now dubbed ACS Digital. In this episode, banking veteran and ACS Digital’s CEO Raja Teh Maimunah explains where the Islamic digital banking consortium goes from here, and what it’s like to lead a digital disruption charge.
Backbase’s Regional Vice President, Asia, Riddhi Dutta addresses the ‘confidence crisis’ potentially afflicting the banking industry in Asia and beyond, in the wake of a tumultuous week catalysed by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.
With BNM mapping out its Financial Inclusion Framework 2023 – 2026, microfinancing small operators and sole entrepreneurs to catalyse their digitalisation has become a focus for Bank Simpanan Nasional, according to Jay Khairil, the auditor-turned-CEO of BSN.
Sumit Batra, Director of Solutions Engineering APAC at Backbase, delves into transformation (people as well as digital) and the meaningful impact of financial literacy and education.