Korean commercial banks are showing a steady growth in Vietnam (Photo: vietnambiz.vn) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – The Republic of Korea’s banks are focusing more on Vietnam as the market emerges as a major source of earnings for them amid their slowdown from China. RoK banks are seeing their earnings in China decrease due to the prolonged trade between China and the US and the slowdown in economic growth rates. However, they are showing higher profits in the Southeast Asian region, including Vietnam, thanks to the RoK government’s New Southern Policy, the Business Korea newspaper reported. Korean commercial banks are showing a steady growth in Vietnam. Their net profits in Vietnam came to 131.80 million USD in 2018, showing a 116 percent rise (70.80 million USD) from 61 million USD in 2017, according to the data from the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS). Woori Bank Vietnam also saw its net profits surge 130 percent year-on-year to 8.17 billion won (6.83 … [Read more...] about RoK banks focus more on Vietnam for impressive growth
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After reducing several key interest rates by 0.25 percentage points on September 16, the SBV’s agencies this week continued to announce the reduction of some service fees, which will help commercialbanks reduce operation costs and thus cut interest rates. Under Decision No 203/QĐ-TTTD, the SBV’s National Credit Information Centre (CIC) decided to reduce the prices of its credit information products and services given to credit institutions and foreign banks’ branches in Vietnam by 15 percent, starting from October 1 this year. According to the CIC, the reduction aims to help commercial banks cut operating costs, enabling them to lower interest rates. The cut will also help banks promote the use of CIC’s credit information to enhance their credit business segment and credit risk governance, which will contribute to reducing risks for the banking system. According to Nguyen Hoang Minh, deputy director of the SBV’s HCM City branch, the … [Read more...] about Banks get more support to cut interest rates
All banks in the country have to adopt the standard version of Basel II and then switch to the advanced version by 2025. — Photo baokiemtoannhanuoc.vn In 2016 the State Bank set a deadline of January 1, 2020, for 17 banks to meet Basel II norms under a national banking sector development strategy. Also, by 2025 all banks in the country have to adopt the standard version of Basel II and then switch to the advanced version. Basel II is the second edition of the Basel Accords, which are recommendations on banking laws and regulations issued by the Basel Committee on banking supervision. It comprises minimum capital requirements, supervisory review and market discipline to enhance competition and transparency in the banking system and make banks more resistant to market changes. Basel II requires banks to have a capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of at least 8 per cent. However, the SBV has allowed 10 banks to adopt Basel II standards earlier than the 2020 deadline. They are Joint Stock … [Read more...] about Basel II deadline rapidly approaching, are banks on course to meet norms?
The HCM City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDBank) will continue to offer loans at 6.3 per cent to individual and micro businesses in manufacturing and agriculture.VNS PHOTOViet Nam News HCM City – The HCM City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDBank) will continue to offer loans at 6.3 per cent to individual and micro businesses in manufacturing and agriculture. Customer can borrow a sum of VNĐ300 million (US$13,000) under the programme “Quick borrow for business, quick increase of income” the lender rolled out last year. The bank will lend until June 20, with the money lent within 10 days. Borrowers can also opt to get international or domestic credit cards with the annual fee waived. HD Bank also offers many other kinds of loans, and customers can obtain more information from hotline 19006060. -- VNS … [Read more...] about HD Bank offers low-interest loans to individual, micro businesses
A transaction office of Vietcombank (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) has been named the Best Domestic Bank in Vietnam, the Best Bank for SMEs in Vietnam and the Most Outstanding Company in Vietnam – Financial Sector by Asiamoney magazine. With this, Vietcombank continues affirming its effective performance in domestic market, towards becoming among the top 100 banks in the region, the world’s top 300 banking-financial organisations up to international practices by 2020. Vietcombank surpassed the dairy giant, becoming the champion in after-tax profit with a growth rate of 60 percent. Vietcombank posted the highest pre-tax profit among the Vietnamese banks in the first six months of this year, raking in more than 11.04 trillion VND (474.7 million USD), up 43.1 percent year-on-year. The figure helped Vietcombank become the first bank in Vietnam to record pre-tax profit … [Read more...] about Vietcombank receives three awards by Asiamoney