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BANKING / FINANCE / INSURANCE / TAX

DEPOSIT RATE HIKES STILL LINGERING

Banks continue to increase their deposit rates to relieve liquidity constraints at year-end. On November 22, Hanoi-headquartered commercial lender Techcombank applied a new deposit interest rate chart, with the new rate inching up 30 basis points per year for six-month terms and beyond compared to the previous chart.

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BANKING / FINANCE / INSURANCE / TAX

SECURITIES COMPANIES ADJUST BUSINESS RESULTS AMID MARKET DOWNTURN

Securities companies have to adjust business plans lower due to the volatility of the stock market at present as the market is still seeing negative movements in terms of liquidity and scores.

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BANKING / FINANCE / INSURANCE / TAX

BANKS FACE CHALLENGES IN IMPROVING CREDIT QUALITY

Though banks gained profits of trillions of Vietnamese đồng in Q3 2022, credit quality has remained a concern of the banking industry, especially when Circular No. 14/2021/TT-NHNN on loan rescheduling for COVID-19 affected borrowers expired at the end of June this year.

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BANKING / FINANCE / INSURANCE / TAX

VISA ADDS GOOGLE WALLET CAPABILITIES IN VIETNAM

Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, is launching Google Wallet for cardholders in Vietnam in partnership with ACB, Sacombank, Shinhan Bank, Techcombank, TPBank, Vietcombank, and VPBank. With the launch, Android and Wear OS users will be able to enjoy secure and convenient digital payments with a single tap of their smart device.

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BANKING / FINANCE / INSURANCE / TAX

FOR CAPITAL MARKET TO WORK MORE PRODUCTIVELY

The capital market is an important component of the financial market, a source of medium and long-term capital, and an important foundation for economic growth. In the past years, in addition to spectacular development steps and remarkable results, Vietnam's capital market has also been exposed to various limitations and risks.

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BANKING / FINANCE / INSURANCE / TAX

PREVIOUS FINANCIAL CRISES THUS FAR AVERTED VIA STABLE MOVES

The increase of the central exchange rates and adjustment of the exchange rate band of the State Bank of Vietnam are suitable with the trends of other currencies at a lighter level. The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) last week adjusted the USD to VND exchange rate from ± 3 per cent to ± 5 per cent.

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BANKING / FINANCE / INSURANCE / TAX

CENTRAL BANK URGES COMPLIANCE WITH FOREX RULES

The HCMC branch of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has told local banks and foreign bank branches to strictly comply with foreign exchange regulations after the trading band of the Vietnamese dong currency was widened from 3% to 5% on either side of the central exchange rate.

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BANKING / FINANCE / INSURANCE / TAX

BANKING, REAL ESTATE NOT IDEAL OPTIONS FOR SHORT-TERM INVESTORS

By the end of this year, oil and gas, transportation, insurance, retail, and hydropower sectors will see positive signals, while the banking and real estate sectors are not ideal options for short-term investment, said experts from DNSE Securities Company.


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