Vibes 11 March

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SpotLight

Celebrating the Lunar New Year with
an 'Old Shanghai' Flavour

Lunar New Year

The annual Enterprise Banking Lunar New Year celebration on 18 and 19 February 2016 brought over 1,000 guests to the refurbished Capitol Theatre. The venue is known for its unique architecture and history, and for many, the theatre was a place of memories where they went for movie outings or dates with their loved ones.

The annual Enterprise Banking Lunar New Year celebration on 18 and 19 February 2016 brought over 1,000 guests to the refurbished Capitol Theatre. The venue is known for its unique architecture and history, and for many, the theatre was a place of memories where they went for movie outings or dates with their loved ones.

We began the evening with an opening speech by our Chairman, Mr. Ooi Sang Kuang on the first evening, and on the second evening, our Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Samuel Tsien. Following the speech, the acrobatic lion dance troupe livened the venue further with its energetic and agile moves.

Leveraging on its ornate architecture and a grand stage for performances, the venue was decked up in 'Old Shanghai' style. A string of entertainment that included cabaret dance performances and a repertoire of jazz songs by a live band completed the ambience. The night was indeed a walk down memory lane for many of our guests that evening.

BPF

Serving SMEs with our strong Micro Loan team

MicroLoan

January 28th marked a new chapter in EmB. It was the day that 20 BDMs and leaders from EmB7 and ABF were moved to our two Business Banking Centres at Bukit Batok and Ubi. This move reflected our customer-centric ethos at OCBC Bank, bringing our people closer and reaching out to the neighbourhood SME community.

Now, each branch boasts face-to-face interaction with managers specialising in Business First Loans, Micro Loans, Business Term Loans, Business Overdrafts and Equipment Financing, on top of our Business Banking Service Managers manning the front desks. Community reach-outs are conducted with nearby shops and businesses, building relationships and letting business owners know that we are always nearby.

There are also plans to re-brand our Business Banking Centres as Micro Loan (ML) Centres. As most of us are aware, OCBC Bank has the biggest ML market share for companies less than 3 years old. Given SMEs respond better to govt-backed schemes like the PIC Grant, our strong market position gives us the springboard to capture an even larger share in the entire ML market.

Spot our Micro Loan Bus and win Prizes!

MicroLoan

In line with the launch of the Micro Loan Centres, we have rolled out ads on five buses across the island for 3 months to spread awareness. Simply spot our micro loan bus, take a selfie and email us at enterprise-banking@ocbc.com to stand a chance to win attractive prizes. Winners will be announced in the next issue of EmB vibes!

Life Style

Life Style

15 email etiquette rules every professional should know

Watermelon Soju

Think that you know everything about sending emails? Think again. Due to the sheer volume of emails that we’re reading and writing each day, we may be more prone to falling short of professionalism when it comes to email etiquette. But there are ways to remedy these blunders.

Microloan Bust Contest

15 things you should do right before a big presentation

Watermelon Soju

Do you often feel like you need to go to the toilet right before giving an important presentation? It’s completely normal. Even veteran speakers experience pre-presentation jitters too. However, there are some methods where you can prepare yourself before stepping out on stage.

Microloan Bust Contest