15 Jul 2019 | Corporate NewsWealth ManagementOCBC Bank launches Singapore's first Financial Wellness Index

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25 March 20 | InsightsWhy fiscal support could be the silver lining in a time of turmoil

Market volatility has given rise to recession fears over the past few weeks in light of a rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic situation. A lack of earnings clarity has created added uncertainty to Asian markets, but Ms Carmen Lee, Head of OCBC Investment Research, sees a silver lining in fiscal policy and stimulus from key countries in the second quarter of 2020.

12 Mar 2020 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is first in Southeast Asia to enable instant encashment of cash cheques at ATMs

OCBC Bank's digital push at branches, now enhanced by next-generation ATMs, enables customers to perform close to 80 per cent of all frequently performed transactions without having to queue for a teller

9 Mar 2020 | Business BankingMapletree Investments secures EUR 200 million sustainability-linked loan from OCBC Bank

This is one of the largest sustainability-linked loans for a real estate developer and is also Mapletree Investments' inaugural sustainability-linked loan.

6 Mar 2020 | InsightsTurmoil in Perspective

Much has been written in the past week about the COVID-19 virus, but I wanted to take a step back from the recent market turmoil to provide a bit of perspective on the current market sell-down.

3 Mar 2020 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank enables instant car loan approvals

Thanks to a digital process incorporating MyInfo and digital KYC, customers can now apply and get approval for car loans in under 60 seconds without any sharing of personal information with a third party

2 Mar 2020 | Business BankingOCBC Bank is first to leverage Singapore Customs' electronic Banker's Guarantee programme

The electronic Banker's Guarantee was issued by OCBC Bank on behalf of vCargo Cloud, a leading Infocomm Technology solution and service provider.

21 Feb 2020 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Full Year 2019 Net Profit Rose 8% to a Record S$4.87 billion

Fourth quarter net profit rose 34% from a year ago and up 6% from the previous quarter. Proposed final dividend increased to 28 cents per share; 2019 full year dividend at 53 cents, 23% higher year-on-year.

19 Feb 2020 | InsightsWhat investors should be looking at amid the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus has affected key Asian equity indices and added pressure on the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors. The situation is still evolving but Ms Carmen Lee, Head of OCBC Investment Research, explains its impact for the first half of 2020.

17 Feb 2020 | CSR, Events & Sponsorships7,000 OCBC Bank employees send food favourites, including bird's nest supplements, bubble tea, and energy bars - as well as appreciation cards - to staff of Tan Tock Seng hospital

20,000 bottles of bird's nest, 14,000 cups of bubble tea, more than 45,000 packets of drinks and snacks and 7,000 cards will be delivered over the next two weeks, to offer respite from the stressful work

13 Feb 2020 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank introduces COVID-19 targeted support measures to all affected customers

Corporate and retail customers across its core markets in the region will be offered tailored measures to tide over this difficult period.

12 Feb 2020 | InsightsWhy gold is an increasingly important investment asset

During times of volatility, gold is an important investment asset in your portfolio to hedge against market uncertainties. OCBC Bank Economist Howie Lee explains what drive the price of gold up or down and shares his view on how gold prices are likely to pan out in 2020.

9 Feb 2020 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC bank supports Singapore's first community shop that provides food that low-income households truly need

Besides contribution of $300,000 to Food from the Heart; staff volunteers will help man the shop and offer data analytics expertise to understand consumption habits of 5,000 eligible households, to facilitate replenishment of high-demand and healthier food types

5 Feb 2020 | Business BankingOCBC Bank Partners Shwe Taung Group on Myanmar's first green loan

The US$44 million green loan will be used by Shwe Taung Group's subsidiary City Square Commercial Company Limited for the financing of Junction City Shopping Centre, an integrated retail and commercial development in Yangon's downtown.

5 Feb 2020 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank donates RMB 1 million (S$200,000) to support communities in China affected by the novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak

OCBC Bank is supporting the Singapore Government’s initiative to offer aid to communities in China that are affected by the nCoV outbreak.

21 Jan 2020 | Business BankingComfortDelGro becomes first land transport company to adopt green loans with an A$25 million facility from OCBC Bank

Proceeds from the loan, which has been structured in accordance with the Green Loan Principles issued in 2018 by the Loan Market Association and Asia Pacific Loan Market Association, will be used to finance 50 hybrid buses.

8 Jan 2020 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank appoints top female banker to lead newly formed Global Wholesale Banking Division

Both Ms Helen Wong and current Chief Operating Officer, Mr Ching Wei Hong, will be appointed Deputy Presidents

7 Jan 2020 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Cycle 2020 launches new competitive cycling category - the OCBC Cycle Speedway Women's Championship

OCBC Cycle 2020 launches new competitive cycling category - the OCBC Cycle Speedway Women's Championship

23 Dec 2019 | Business BankingHang Lung strengthens its commitment to sustainability with inaugural green loan from OCBC Bank

The leading property developer headquartered in Hong Kong secured the HK$1 billion green loan facility from OCBC Hong Kong Branch.

19 Dec 2019 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank Appoints Two New Management Committee Members

New head of consumer banking in Singapore and new CEO for the China business joins the 24-member committee

18 Dec 2019 | Business BankingOCBC Bank tops 2019 sustainable finance league tables

OCBC Bank ranked first in Bloomberg's league table for green loans and renewable energy loans, and Debtwire's league table for green loans and sustainability-linked loans.

9 Dec 2019 | Business BankingHoi Hup Realty secures first green loan in Southeast Asia's hospitality sector

OCBC Bank is Green Loan Advisor for the loan which is used to part finance the acquisition of luxury hotel Andaz Singapore. It is also the first green loan for Hoi Hup Realty.

11 Nov 2019 | FinTech & InnovationConsumer BankingOCBC Bank partners with Google to enable enhanced digital payments leveraging PayNow in Singapore

OCBC Bank customers in Singapore will be the first to be able to download and use Google Pay to make peer-to-peer transactions in January 2020

5 Nov 2019 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Reported Third Quarter 2019 Net Profit of S$1.17 billion

Third quarter core net profit resilient, rose year-on-year and from a quarter ago. Record nine months earnings from banking, wealth management and insurance franchise.

4 Nov 2019 | Business BankingOCBC Bank enables start-ups to open a bank account immediately after incorporation

This is made possible by an API between the bank and global information services provider Experian.

24 Oct 2019 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank named World's Best Consumer Bank by Global Finance

OCBC Bank also won the 'Best Bank in Asia-Pacific' earlier this year

21 Oct 2019 | Consumer BankingSingtel's VIA Alliance welcomes OCBC Pay Anyone

Singtel will expand its VIA mobile payment alliance to include OCBC Bank, the first Singapore bank to join the alliance and the second regionally, after Thailand's KASIKORNBANK.

16 Oct 2019 | InsightsThe impact of cheap credit on the global economy

We may stave off this recession, but can we escape the next? Howie Lee, Economist at OCBC Bank, shares his views on how a prolonged low-interest rate environment potentially raises medium-term risks and what companies can do to create long term sustainable growth for themselves.

8 Oct 2019 | InsightsTat Hong's Towering Ambitions

Tat Hong is a homegrown company that has contributed in a big way to the building of Singapore’s distinctive landscape. But its journey hasn't been limited to Singapore - its journey has extended overseas as well.

24 Sep 2019 | InsightsTaking to the high seas

SUTL's chairman and CEO Arthur Tay is looking outside Singapore and finding ways to grow and expand the conglomerate's lifestyle, consumer goods and marina businesses.

23 Sep 2019 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank and staff contribute S$1 million to kickstart the OCBC-NTUC First Campus Bridging Programme, which will help to make pre-school education free for children from low-income families

Supporting Singapore's national agenda to make pre-school education more accessible, the five-year programme will fund an average of two years of childcare fees for all eligible new enrolments at My First Skool and offer financial literacy workshops for these families

10 Sep 2019 | Consumer BankingIn a first for Singapore, the OCBC Banking Assistant enables customers to use their voice to perform banking transactions and access services

Leveraging artificial intelligence and through digital 'conversations' on the OCBC Mobile Banking app, customers can pay bills, check account transactions and track expenses, thanks to natural language processing and machine learning

3 Sep 2019 | InsightsCharting growth through choppy waters

Being nimble and having a strong team at its helm has helped Transworld Group Singapore weather turbulent times and achieve success.

3 Sep 2019 | InsightsGoing beyond sharp suits

Benjamin Barker founder and CEO Nelson Yap continues to transform the home-grown menswear label into a global lifestyle brand by harnessing technology and embracing novel franchising models.

3 Sep 2019 | InsightsChampioning a global education movement

David Chiem, the founder of MindChamps, talks about how his vision to create the number 1 global brand in early childhood education is now taking shape.

25 Aug 2019 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank targets annual card billings of s$1 billion in three years with a travel credit card featuring a flexible reward programme

OCBC Bank has launched the new OCBC 90°N Mastercard Credit Card for the Singapore market, which is projected to achieve S$1 billion in annual card billings within three years

2 Aug 2019 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Half Year 2019 Net Profit Rose 6% Year-on-Year to a Record S$2.45 billion

Second quarter profit from banking operations up 7% from a year ago to a new high

31 July | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank is first in Singapore to enable cash withdrawals at ATMs using QR codes

OCBC Bank customers no longer need an ATM card and PIN to withdraw cash from 655 OCBC ATMs in Singapore - they can simply scan a QR code on the OCBC Pay Anyone app

20 Jul 2019 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsNParks partners OCBC Bank to Create First-of-its-Kind High-Tech Arboretum in Southeast Asia

OCBC Bank's contribution of S$4 million also includes the transformation of Singapore's first black and white bungalow into a knowledge centre for conservation

15 Jul 2019 | Corporate NewsWealth ManagementOCBC Bank launches Singapore's first Financial Wellness Index

Comprehensive survey of 2,000 working adults assesses how well people in Singapore fare across 10 pillars of financial wellness

9 Jul 2019 | Human ResourceOCBC Bank co-designs Data Certification Pathway to grow pool of data scientists and data analysts in Singapore

All 12 data modules will be available to all Singaporeans on the MySkillsFuture portal by the fourth quarter of the year

2 Jul 2019 | Business BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank partners republic polytechnic on first PayNow initiative for an education institution

Republic Polytechnic students can now pay their school fees with PayNow, making it the first educational institution to leverage this funds transfer service.

19 Jun 2019 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Cycle 2019 is first recipient of new Eco Event certification after its waste reduction efforts pass strict tests

Supporting Singapore’s drive to waste less, OCBC Bank put its signature OCBC Cycle 2019 event through a rigorous green audit process – and has become the first event here to earn the Singapore Environment Council’s Eco Event certification.

03 Jun 2019 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank launches postgraduate scholarship to deepen Artificial Intelligence talent pool

This is the first such scholarship offered by a bank in Asia or any Singapore company

15 May 2019 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank enables instant approval and use of key consumer banking products

With the help of MyInfo and digital KYC, customers can now apply for - and then instantly make use of - credit cards, debit cards, personal loans, bank accounts and lines of credit via digital channels, including at branches and at roadshows

12 May 2019 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Cycle 2019 offers 6,800 participants a chance to bond with friends and family at annual cycling fiesta

SINGAPORE, 12 May 2019 - Nearly 6,800 cyclists were out in full force at Nicoll Highway this morning for the 2019 OCBC Cycle's The Straits Times Ride and The Sportive Ride.

11 May 2019 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsNail-biting finish sees the Philippines emerge winners from largest-ever field at OCBC Cycle Speedway Southeast Asia Championship

SINGAPORE, 11 May 2019 - The cycling team from the Philippines rode a near-perfect race as they beat the strongest field to date at the 2019 OCBC Cycle Speedway Southeast Asia (SEA) Championship on Saturday morning.

10 May 2019 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Reported First Quarter 2019 Net Profit of S$1.23 billion

Earnings rose by 11% year-on-year and 33% quarter-on-quarter

17 Apr 2019 | InsightsSingapore property and REITs in 2019

Property and real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are among the most popular investment asset classes in the market. Andy Wong, Senior Investment Analyst at OCBC Investment Research, shares his insights on how the two sectors will fare this year.

3 Apr 2019 | Consumer BankingMillennials in Singapore eschew power and fame for self-fulfillment and caring for the community: FRANK by OCBC survey

Inaugural annual survey aims to track the psychographic data of Singaporeans aged 16 to 29 years old

27 Mar 2019 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank leads industry in setting up of board committee on ethics and conduct

The Ethics and Conduct Board Committee is the first such committee set up by a Singapore bank to build a strong, ethical culture, setting the tone from the top.

25 Mar 2019 | Private BankingBank of Singapore continues to build Greater China bench strength with its latest appointment

Mr Richard Hu brings more than 20 years of banking experience in the region to his role as a Market Head at Bank of Singapore.

22 Feb 2019 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Full Year 2018 Net Profit Grew 11% to a Record S$4.49 billion

Fourth quarter earnings from banking operations rose 22% Proposed final dividend of 23 cents per share, up 15% from 2018 interim dividend of 20 cents

18 Feb 2019 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank rolls out digital 'soft' tokens to replace all hardware tokens for customers

OCBC Bank has rolled out a digital security token - OCBC OneToken - on the OCBC Mobile Banking app for secure and convenient digital banking, replacing all hardware security tokens for customers.

28 Jan 2019 | Business BankingOCBC Bank launches new business to give a boost to serial entrepreneurs

The launch follows a successful 12-month pilot which saw over S$100 million in new business loans to fund serial entrepreneurs and their businesses.

24 Jan 2019 | InsightsThe Singapore bond market in 2019

The Singapore corporate bond market ended 2018 on a dour note, with negative sentiment leading to volatility, falling bond prices in the secondary market and a decline in issuance volumes. Nevertheless, OCBC Credit Research analyst Andrew Wong believes there are still more opportunities than pitfalls and shares his thoughts on how bond investors can generate favourable returns despite the uncertainty hovering over the market in 2019.

21 Jan 2019 | InsightsInvestment themes to watch in 2019

Despite the sharp correction in global stock markets towards the end of 2018, OCBC Investment Research analysts believe that compelling investment themes continue to lie in plain sight. They share their views on ideas ranging from Singapore hospitality plays to the China property sector.

21 Jan 2019 | InsightsThe Singapore stock market in 2019

See-sawing stock markets have left investors feeling queasy as they head into 2019. Carmen Lee, Head of OCBC Investment Research, shares her views on how the Singapore market will fare in the year ahead, as well as a recommended strategy for investors to build a portfolio that can withstand market volatility.

21 Jan 2019 | InsightsThe global economy in 2019

A number of questions remain unanswered as the calendar flips to 2019. How will the US-China trade war play out? Should we expect further interest rate hikes? And will these and other headwinds be a drag on the Singapore economy? Selena Ling, Head of Treasury Research & Strategy of OCBC Bank, shares her views on these questions confronting the global economy.

14 Jan 2019 | Business BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank launches first-of-its-kind digital business dashboard for SME customers as spending on apps almost doubles to $9 million

Saving SMEs time, the one-stop dashboard gives a holistic view of an SME's business, transforming data from some of the most popular digital apps like Facebook, PayPal, Mailchimp, Shopify and Quickbooks into actionable insights displayed via widgets.

11 Jan 2019 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Cycle rolls out 11th edition with return of the OCBC Cycle Speedway Corporate Championship

Reigning champion, Myanmar, to return with other Southeast Asian teams to compete in the Speedway SEA Championship.

27 Dec 2018 | Corporate NewsFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is first bank in Singapore to offer free online will writing service

Singapore, 27 Dec 2018 - OCBC Bank has rolled out a free online service to help Singapore citizens and residents aged 21 and above prepare their own wills within 10 minutes.

17 Dec 2018 | Business BankingOCBC Bank is the first bank in Singapore to roll out digital account opening service for MNCs

This initiative enables the account opening process to be simpler and more convenient for MNCs and other large corporates.

19 November | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank is first in Singapore to institute an annual review process for financial life goals

The review addresses a long-standing gap in financial planning today that results in many consumers not being able to reach their long-term financial goals because of missed opportunities

02 Nov 2018 | Corporate NewsFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank collaborates in a first-of-its-kind venture with leading chinese corporations Xiaomi and Hanhua

The MOU allows all three partners to tap on each other's expertise and resources to promote an integrated financial services model in China

01 Nov 2018 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Reported 12% Year-on-Year Increase in Third Quarter 2018 Net Profit to a Record S$1.25 billion

Third quarter earnings driven by a 23% rise in profit from banking operations Nine months net profit rose 18% to S$3.57 billion

29 Oct 2018 | Corporate NewsOCBC launches brand promise to be Simply Spot On for customers

The tagline is a pledge to listen to customers, understand their needs and provide the most appropriate solutions for them

3 Oct 2018 | Business BankingOCBC Bank leverages MyInfo to extend digital account opening services to SMEs

In June 2018, the bank became the first Singapore bank to use MyInfo to enable digital instant account opening when it was launched for the OCBC 360 Account.

17 Sep 2018 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsEnvironmental enthusiasts with viable green initiatives can once more apply for the #OCBCCARES Fund for the Environment

Following successful implementation of six projects totalling S$87,000 in 2017, the Fund aims to attract more applications that tackle a greater diversity of green issues in 2018.

11 Sep 2018 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank brings audit to the digital age by harnessing Artificial Intelligence

Productivity of auditors and quality of audit process to be augmented with the use of AI tools.

10 Sep 2018 | Business BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank partners ASME to accelerate SMEs' digital adoption with the launch of SMECEN, an integrated suite of accounting, human resource and compliance solutions

This is an extension of ASME and OCBC Bank's partnership which has spanned almost twenty years.

23 Aug 2018 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is first bank in Southeast Asia to launch robo-investment service

OCBC RoboInvest - an automated, algorithm-based digital investment service - rolls out to young and tech-savvy retail investors following a successful pilot run last year

6 Aug 2018 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group second quarter 2018 net profit up 16% year-on-year to a record S$1.21 billion

Half year net profit grew 22% to a new high of S$2.32 billion

10 Aug 2018 | Business BankingFinTech & Innovation2 in 3 SMEs say that they will go cashless by 2023

The adoption of PayNow by businesses is integral to this e-payments push and strong registration rates have already been recorded.

04 Aug 2018 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank introduces first holistic, private sector-initiated programme to tackle dementia among vulnerable seniors

Combining a fun exercise regime and a compelling incentive system, the OCBC Glowing Years Programme succeeds in motivating seniors to improve their motor and cognitive skills, to reduce dementia risk

31 Jul 2018 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank raises the bar for retail banking wealth advisors with first-of-its-kind certification programme using private banking standards

The OCBC-WMI Wealth Advisory Programme is the most comprehensive and structured wealth management programme by a consumer bank in Singapore that equips wealth advisors with private banking competencies

30 Jul 2018 | Business BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank and CPF Board's PayNow collaboration off to a strong start

Since its launch in March 2018, the first government-to-consumer use of PayNow, enabled by OCBC Bank, has seen close to 4,000 withdrawals by CPF members aged 55 and above.

23 Jul 2018 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank to reduce teller jobs by half within two years with strong digital push at branches

Bank tellers will be converted to digital ambassadors and service executives or take on other advisory roles as a result of OCBC-designed ATMs and digital kiosks being installed at 35 OCBC Bank branches by 2020

18 Jul 2018 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank make first e-commerce foray with online platform for mums

Focusing on the end-to-end needs of mums-to-be and young mums, already offers over 600 listings of goods and services, with more to come

24 Jul 2018 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank strengthens management team with new appointment

OCBC Bank has appointed Mr Melvyn Low, 51, Head of Global Transaction Banking, to its management committee effective 18 May 2018. Mr Low joined the bank in February 2018 as Head, Global Transaction Banking.

8 Jun 2018 | Business BankingOCBC Bank partners Wilmar on largest sustainability-linked bilateral loan by a Singapore Bank

The US$200 million facility pegs interest rates to sustainability KPIs, giving a fillip to Singapore’s responsible and sustainable finance movement.

7 June 2018 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank and StarHub deepen 'We Economy' strategic partnership and announce Singapore's first multi-industry coalition loyalty programme

OCBC Bank and StarHub are jointly developing Singapore's first loyalty alliance

5 June 2018 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is first Singapore bank to let you immediately open and use a new bank account digitally

Singaporeans and PRs can now open a new OCBC 360 Account instantly, without having to visit a branch, by leveraging national data repository MyInfo and OCBC Bank's real-time digital know-your-customer process (e-KYC)

28 May 2018 | Consumer BankingWealth ManagementOCBC Bank launches financial advisory and lifestyle programme to address the less discussed 'retirement risk zone' for seniors

Most often overlooked by financial institutions, the retirement risk zone is the most critical period leading into and after retirement

08 May 2018 | Human ResourceOCBC Bank launches the largest workforce digital transformation programme for 29,000 employees

The $20 million three-year programme, the OCBC Future Smart Programme, adopts a structured approach with 4 qualification levels and a 7-Pillar curriculum.

7 May 2018 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group first quarter 2018 net profit up 29% to S$1.11 billion

Return on equity higher at 11.8% compared to 9.6% a year ago

6 May 2018 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsPartnership with bicycle-sharing firm Mobike encouraged one in five of the 6,500 participants to cycle rent-free at OCBC Cycle 2018

The Singapore Civil Defence Force stormed to victory at the inaugural OCBC Cycle Corporate Chase

5 May 2018 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsUnheralded Myanmar shocks the competition at the 2018 OCBC Cycle Speedway Southeast Asia Championship

Local cycling powerhouse Specialized Roval Mavericks retakes OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Championship crown

4 May 2018 | CSR, Events & Sponsorships2017 Southeast Asia (SEA) Games gold medalist Calvin Sim, and bronze medalist Mohamed Elyas, join Team Singapore in battle for this year's OCBC Cycle Speedway Southeast Asia Championship crown

Eight Southeast Asian teams to battle it out at 2018 OCBC Cycle Speedway SEA Championship; two new clubs on board for OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Championship

23 Apr 2018 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank announces appointment of new OCBC Securities Managing Director

Mr Dennis Hong succeeds Mr Raymond Chee at the bank's brokerage subsidiary

18 Apr 2018 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is first in Singapore to roll out AI-powered voice banking services in collaboration with Google

Just say, "Ok Google, talk to OCBC", to access OCBC Bank's services through the Google Assistant via Google Home devices or on smartphones

19 Mar 2018 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank's Purpose-built Regional Data Centre is the First by a Singapore Bank

S$240-million state-of-the-art facility boasts top security, high resiliency and energy efficiency to meet OCBC Group's business needs for the next 30 years

14 Mar 2018 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is the first bank in Singapore to launch its own artificial intelligence unit

With an initial investment of $10M over three years, OCBC Bank adopts an 'AI-first' strategy in developing digital capabilities

6 Mar 2018 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsTackling Singapore's Solid Waste Problem is Key Concern Among Applicants of the #OCBCCares Fund of the Environment

OCBC Bank will provide full funding for six ground-up proposals costing $87,000, addressing environmental sustainability issues that can deliver meaningful and long-term benefits for Singapore

23 Feb 2018 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is First in Singapore to Launch Voice-Powered Conversational Banking

OCBC Bank's retail customers can now ask Siri to check their bank balances, credit card overview and make e-payments

14 Feb 2018 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Full Year 2017 Net Profit Rose 19% to S$4.15 Billion

Fourth quarter earnings of S$1.03 billion increased 31% from the previous year Proposed final dividend of 19 cents, up from 18 cents a year ago

22 Jan 2018 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Cycle 2018 Partners Mobike to Offer 2,000 Rental-Free Bikes for Participants

This year's event promises greater fun riding on 23km and 42km of closed roads in Singapore, with a new corporate competitive category, bigger discounts and more benefits with new partnerships

15 Jan 2018 | Business BankingOCBC Bank Increases Support for Small and Emerging Businesses with New Loan Scheme

Revolving short term loan closes the gap in cash flow financing with a flexible repayment and re-drawing structure

4 Jan 2018 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank Launches One-Stop Advisory Service for Property Purchase

The OCBC OneAdvisor Home service brings together all the information and advice a home buyer needs under one roof

22 Nov 2017 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank Deploys Two 'Robots' - Bob and Zac - to Automate And Speed Up Processes

Experimentation with 'robotics process automation' had been ongoing since 2015

19 Nov 2017 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsMore than 6,500 Participants Rode in Singapore's Largest Cycling Event

More than 6,500 participants rode in Singapore's largest cycling event over the weekend

18 Nov 2018 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsUnderdogs Win the Day at the OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships 2017

Philippines beats Malaysia to the finish line at the Southeast Asia Championships, while TWC Racing emerges as the top team out of 15 clubs at the Club Championships. Widely-favoured Singapore Civil Defence Force wins the inaugural Corporate Championship

17 Nov 2017 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsCycling Powerhouse & 2017 SEA Games Silver Medalist Thailand, & New-Comers Laos, Debut at the OCBC Cycle Speedway SEA Championship 2017

Eight teams from Southeast Asia will battle it out while 15 local clubs - the highest showing of clubs since the inaugural race - will vie for top honors at the OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships

9 Nov 2017 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is the First in Singapore to Distribute Health Insurance via Mobile and Internet Banking

Eligible customers can now buy Early Cancer Care via OCBC Bank's mobile and Internet banking platforms in a few clicks, without the need to fill in any physical forms

7 Nov 2017 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is the First Singapore Bank to Tap Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Combat Financial Crime

The use of these technologies will significantly increase the bank's operational efficiency and accuracy in the detection of suspicious transactions

6 Nov 2017 | Business BankingConsumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is first to launch face ID facial recognition for customers to access consumer and business banking apps

Launched with the Apple iPhone X, OCBC OneLook is the first service in Singapore to use Face ID facial recognition technology to enable payments or the viewing of bank account, credit card and investment information

31 Oct 2017 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank Tells the 85-Year Story of its People and Ethos with the Launch of "Wind behind the Sails"

The book regales readers with never-been-told stories of OCBC Bank's experiences, giving insights into not just the bank's triumphs but also its setbacks, missteps and the lessons it learnt

26 Oct 2017 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Reported Third Quarter 2017 Net Profit of S$1.06 billion

Third quarter earnings grew 12% year-on-year driven by broad-based growth across all key markets and businesses Nine months net profit rose 16% to S$3.11 billion

9 Oct 2017 | Corporate NewsFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank and Starhub Spearhead Building of Singapore-Centric 'We Economy'

Both companies will invest S$6 million over 12 months to build networks of partnerships across multiple industries and give customers better services, experiences and offers

4 Oct 2017 | Business BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank Leads the Charge in Asia in Using Voice Recognition Technology for Business Banking Mobile Solutions

OCBC Bank Leads the Charge in Asia in Using Voice Recognition Technology for Business Banking Mobile Solutions

3 Oct 2017 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank, HSBC and MUFG, together with the Infocomm Media Development Authority, complete proof-of-concept on ASEAN's first industry Know Your Customer blockchain

If adopted, the Know Your Customer (KYC) blockchain can improve the experience of on-boarding customers and reduce inefficiencies and costs associated with KYC and compliance

18 Sep 2017 | Wealth ManagementOCBC Bank is First Bank in Singapore to Launch Transactional API for Giro Set-Up

By November 2017, OCBC customers will be the first in Singapore to benefit from the instant set-up of GIRO facility for income tax and property tax via IRAS' myTax Portal

28 Aug 2017 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank Launches Mobile Keyboard to Enable Cashless Payments Directly from any Mobile App

The 'OCBC Keyboard' allows customers to make e-payments to any bank account in Singapore without exiting their current mobile app

22 Aug 2017 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank and Bank of Ningbo Deepen Partnership with a 10-Year Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Under the agreement, both banks will leverage mutual strengths, networks and platforms to grow their businesses and serve customers in the Greater Bay Area and Southeast Asia

11 Aug 2017 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank's Mighty Savers Programme Turns 10 with Financial Literacy Tour for 3,000 Children from 27 Pre-Schools

OCBC Bank's Mighty Savers Programme Turns 10 with Financial Literacy Tour for 3,000 Children from 27 Pre-Schools

27 Jul 2017 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Reported Second Quarter 2017 Net Profit of S$1.08 Billion

Second quarter earnings grew 22% year-on-year and 11% from the previous quarter Half year net profit up 18% year-on-year to S$2.06 billion

19 Jul 2017 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank Pilots Artificial Intelligence Solutions with Two Fintechs to Fight Money Laundering

Anti-money laundering transaction monitoring tools being explored could increase analysts' productivity by 100 per cent

18 Jul 2017 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank Makes PayNow Even More Seamless by Enabling Account-to-Account QR Code Funds Transfers

OCBC Pay Anyone App enables customers to send and ask for money using QR codes, so parties do not even need to share mobile or NRIC numbers

10 Jul 2017 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank Launches First Private Sector-Led Fund for Environmental Conservation Projects

The #OCBCCares Fund for the Environment will fully fund ground-up projects that deliver meaningful and long-term benefits for society

7 Jul 2017 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Cycle 2017 Introduces First-of-its-kind Corporate Race Category for Companies to Compete in the National Stadium

Cyclists can also look forward to the introduction of the Loyal Cyclist Discount on registration fees to reward past participants, themes to spice up the community rides and a uniquely-designed collectible medal

29 Jun 2017 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank Partners NParks to Lead First-of-Its-Kind Habitat Enhancement Programme for Coney Island Park

Collectively, OCBC Bank management and staff are the single largest donor to commit funding of S$250,000 and volunteer efforts to enhance habitat at Coney Island Park by planting over 50 species of native coastal plants, including rare and endangered plants

5 Jun 2017 | Human ResourceOCBC Bank Introduces First Artificial Intelligence-Powered HR Mobile App

Employees in Singapore to benefit from comprehensive HR mobile app with a first-of-its kind system-integrated chatbot that instantly delivers answers customised according to employees' profiles

30 May 2017 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank Launches Cashless QR Code Payments with its First Standalone Mobile Payments App

The popular OCBC Pay Anyone e-payment services - which includes a new QR code cashless payment service - are consolidated into a standalone mobile app for our customers' convenience

22 May 2017 | Private BankingWealth ManagementOCBC Bank Expands Wealth Management Franchise with the Launch of Onshore Private Banking in Indonesia

OCBC NISP Private Banking sets out to capture the wealth management needs of 48,000 high net worth individuals with total wealth of US$161 billion

11 May 2017 | Private BankingOCBC Bank to Acquire National Australia Bank's Private Wealth Business in Singapore and Hong Kong

The business provides an immediate boost to OCBC Bank's mortgage and deposit books across both its core markets and broadens its customer base

9 May 2017 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group First Quarter 2017 Net Profit of S$973 Million

First quarter earnings climbed 14% year-on-year and 23% from the previous quarter

17 Apr 2017 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsHuman ResourceOCBC Bank Launches Banking Internship Programme That Goes Beyond Banking to Nurture Future Entrepreneurs

OCBC FRANKpreneurship helps students develop an enterprising mindset and equips them with the skills to be successful entrepreneurs, while immersing them in a banking environment

12 Apr 2017 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank Signs Partnership Agreements with Bank of Shanghai and SIIC Trade Group

The alliances build on OCBC's ongoing efforts to capture the opportunities arising from the increasing connectivity between China and Southeast Asia

5 Apr 2017 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank Launches First Artificial Intelligence-Powered Home & Renovation Loan Specialist

Without redirecting consumers, the chatbot - equipped with a TDSR calculator - can accurately answer commonly-asked questions regarding home loans or other general queries about home and renovation loans

2 Mar 2017 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Expands CSR Programme with S$600,000 in Annual Funding and a New Name

#OCBCCares widens corporate social responsibility focus beyond vulnerable children and education to include the elderly, special needs persons and environmental sustainability; over 3,000 people and 2,500 families to be helped in the first year

19 Feb 2017 | Private BankingBanks of Singapore's Branch in Dubai International Financial Centre Officially Opened

Opening of the branch in Dubai International Financial Centre deepens Bank of Singapore's presence in the Middle East

14 Feb 2017 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Full Year 2016 Net Profit at S$3.47 Billion

Full Year earnings declined 11% mainly from increased allowances and lower contributions from insurance

8 Feb 2017 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank Closes Largest M&A Deal Advised by an Asian Bank Over the Past Year in Indonesia

OCBC Sekuritas, OCBC Bank's Indonesian subsidiary, was exclusive financial adviser for the sale of a stake in Indonesia's longest toll road for over S$270 million

6 Feb 2017 | Private BankingWealth ManagementBank of Singapore to Enable Its Clients to Book Their Assets in Switzerland with Vontobel

Agreement allows Bank of Singapore clients to place their assets in Vontobel's booking centre in Zurich and have access to the Swiss wealth manager's extensive range of European financial products and services.

13 Jan 2017 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank's Chongqing Business Boosted by Chongqing Connectivity Initiative

Loans growth at Chongqing branch tripled year-on-year in November 2016 as a result of increased business activity

30 Jan 2016 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank and Yu Neng Primary School co-created financial literacy app benefits close to 2,000 children in three months

OCBC Bank will continue to engage schools and encourage children to play the OCBC Mighty Savers® financial literacy game to learn core money management concepts

1 Feb 2016 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank sets up new FinTech and Innovation unit - The Open Vault at OCBC - to strategically harness open innovation for meaningful financial solutions

New Fintech unit to be the 'nerve centre' for OCBC Bank's innovations, driving collaborations with the Fintech ecosystem, 'sandboxing' new ideas with real customer data, and commercialising winning prototypes

3 Feb 2016 | FinTech & InnovationLion-Bank of Singapore Asian Income Fund raises US$126 million in the initial offer period amidst extreme market volatility

Lion-Bank of Singapore Asian Income Fund raises US$126 million in the initial offer period amidst extreme market volatility

17 Feb 2016 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Full Year 2015 Net Profit at S$3.90 billion

Full Year core earnings increased 13% to a new record Fourth Quarter net profit up 21% from a year ago and 6% from the previous quarter

18 Mar 2016 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank customers can now withdraw cash at 7-Eleven stores islandwide

OCBC Bank's partnership with 7-Eleven will enable two million OCBC Bank customers to make cash withdrawals at 7-Eleven stores islandwide, expanding our cash withdrawal service to more than 2,000 locations

28 Mar 2016 | Human ResourceOCBC Bank to provide S$500 top-up to 800 employees' SkillsFuture Credit

Under the OCBC FutureReady Programme launched today, about 800 non-executives will each receive a S$500 cash top-up to match the government's S$500 SkillsFuture Credit

29 Mar 2016 | Consumer BankingFinTech & Innovation"Bank on your wrist" with the latest OCBC Bank app for Apple Watch

Leveraging wearable technology, the app provides customers with a range of banking services on their Apple Watch, including access to bank accounts, cards and investment balances, recent transactions, and the location of the nearest OCBC branch or ATM

1 Apr 2016 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank to deepen its support for MINDS to help its beneficiaries develop vocational skills and employability

OCBC Bank is first bank to commit to a pilot project to purchase bottled water that is packed and labelled by MINDS beneficiaries as a social enterprise

7 Apri 2016 | Corporate NewsPrivate BankingBank of Singapore to acquire Barclays Bank PLC's wealth and investment management business in Singapore and Hong Kong

The acquisition broadens OCBC Bank's wealth management franchise across its core markets and strengthens Bank of Singapore's position as Asia's Global Private Bank

18 Apr 2016 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationInstant fingerprint access on mobile apps extended to more OCBC Group financial services and customers

New OCBC Securities mobile trading app is first in Singapore to allow portfolio access via fingerprint authentication; OneTouch technology cost under S$100,000 to develop and is now also used with OCBC Bank's mobile banking app for Android phones

25 Apr 2016 | Business BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank first to launch biometric authentication for a business banking mobile app

Corporate customers can access business account balances and view transactions at the touch of a finger on mobile phones anytime, anywhere

29 Apr 2016 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group First Quarter 2016 Net Profit of SS856 million

Lower by 14% year-on-year attributed to lower insurance income and increase in allowances Operating earnings from banking operations rose 3% year-on-year

17 May 2016 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is the first bank in SEA to launch open API platform

In line with Singapore's Smart Nation vision, OCBC Bank's API platform - Connect2OCBC - will allow any software developer to easily integrate OCBC Bank products and services into their applications to benefit their end-users

20 May 2016 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is first in Singapore to use voice recognition technology to enhance customer experience

Voice biometrics was launched in September 2015 to authenticate banking transactions, followed by speech recognition technology in April 2016 for quicker access to banking services

24 May 2016 | Corporate NewsPrivate BankingBank of Singapore partners Wealth Management Institute and Nanyang Technological University to launch an advanced diploma in private banking programme

The Advanced Diploma in Private Banking Programme will be given the highest level of accreditation under the IBF Standards for Wealth Management.

18 Jul 2016 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank merges two banking subsidiaries in China to become OCBC Wing Hang China

The establishment of OCBC Wing Hang China empowers OCBC Bank to effectively drive its Greater China strategy across the key markets of China, Hong Kong and Macau.

18 Jul 2016 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank observes big rise in number of queries from customers and general public related to phone scams impersonating the bank

Individuals advised to vigilantly assess whether calls claiming to be from OCBC Bank are legitimate - this can be done through several ways

28 Jul 2016 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Reported Second Quarter 2016 Net Profit of S$885 million

Second quarter earnings down 15% year-on-year from lower insurance income, and up 4% quarter-on-quarter Banking operations earnings flat YoY and up 3% QoQ Interim dividend maintained at 18 cents per share

2 Aug 2016 | Human ResourceNew holistic OCBC programme helps employees to be future-ready in a knowledge-based society

Expansion of FutureReady initiative will allow those aged 50 and up who need support, to get ahead by embracing digital & fintech learning, financial & career planning, fitness and more

4 Aug 2016 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank to pilot new fintech solutions developed by start-ups in its inaugural accelerator programme

Three of the eight start-ups completed successful proof-of-concepts for new solutions in wealth management and virtual customer assistance, and will pilot test their innovations with OCBC Bank

30 Sep 2016 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsTeam Singapore vying for top spot against reigning champion team

The Best Local Cycling Club to be named for the first time as OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Championship concludes the inaugural annual points system

2 Oct 2016 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Cycle 2016 draws in local and regional cycling communities

Corporate teams rode shoulder-to-shoulder to bond and raise funds for charities Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and regional national cycling teams, joined cycling enthusiasts on scenic route

27 Oct 2016 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group reported third quarter 2016 net profit of S$943 million

Third quarter earnings grew 5% year-on-year and 6% from the previous quarter, boosted by non-interest income from both banking and insurance operations Nine months net profit of S$2.68 billion

28 Oct 2016 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is the first in Asia Pacific to enable secure payments via Apple's Siri and iMessage

OCBC Pay Anyone e-payment service integrates with Siri and iMessage to enable peer-to-peer payments powered by voice and messaging technology

8 Nov 2016 | AwardsOCBC is first Singapoe bank to win top honours at 2016 Global Performance Excellence Awards

OCBC Bank's retail banking business is recognised for its business excellence at the only internationally-recognised awards event of its kind

14 Nov 2016 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is first bank in SEA to use blockchain technology for cross-border payment services

Successful local and cross-border funds transfer pilot test between OCBC Bank Singapore and its subsidiaries - leveraging blockchain technology - is poised to ignite a reinvention of financial services

22 Nov 2016 | Corporate NewsPrivate BankingBank of Singapore receives regulatory approval to open a branch in Dubai International Financial Centre

Licence allows Bank of Singapore to extend private banking services to its clients in the region. Move further strengthens DIFC's position as growing global financial gateway, enabling business to flow across the South-South corridor.

28 Nov 2016 | Private BankingWealth ManagementBank of Singapore completes acquisition of Barclays' wealth and investment business in Singapore & Hong Kong

Its platform now enhanced in scale and scope, Bank of Singapore - with AUM of more than US$75 billion and close to 400 bankers - is poised to seize even more opportunities in Asia

26 Nov 2015 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank appoints new Corporate Finance head

Mr David Cheng leads OCBC Bank's Equity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Syndication teams

16 Nov 2015 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank co-creates financial literacy app with primary four students of Yu Neng Primary School, supporting Smart Nation vision

OCBC Bank Technology and Experience Design specialists mentor four 10-year olds to conceptualise the game, design the online experience and code the game that can potentially teach thousands of children to be money-savvy

28 Oct 2015 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Reports Third Quarter 2015 Net Profit after Tax of S$902 million

Third quarter core earnings up 7% year-on-year, driven by 25% rise in profits from banking operations Nine months' core net profit up 11% year-on-year to S$2.94 billion

8 Oct 2015 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank launches sponsored books featuring Mr Lee Kuan Yew's most memorable quotes on governance, management and life

About 1,500 sets of the books will be donated to all local schools and public libraries, as well as to selected schools in overseas markets

7 Oct 2015 | Consumer BankingAll cash deposit machines at OCBC Bank branches upgraded to accept full range of SGD nots

Productivity gains estimated at $6 million over five years as branch tellers are freed to perform other banking transactions

31 Jul 2015 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Second Quarter 2015 Net Profit after Tax rose 14% to a Record S$1.05 billion

Half year earnings at a new high of S$2.04 billion

27 Jul 2015 | Human ResourceOCBC Bank rewards employees with SG50 gift

About 8,000 staff in Singapore to receive specially curated items to recognise their contributions, as part of OCBC Bank, to 50 years of nation-building

2 Jul 2015 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank collaborates with 10 Myanmar banks to build a stronger financial sector

Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), signed on the day Myanmar branch officially opens, deepens cooperation in five key areas and affirms OCBC Bank’s support for the development of the local banking sector and economy

29 Jun 2015 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank joins national parks board in advocating a safer cycling environment

New 'OCBC-NParks RIDE SAFE Programme' sees OCBC Bank and National Parks Board leading the charge to introduce responsible cycling tips to all park users, especially amongst families and young cyclists

20 May 2015 | Consumer BankingCSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank unveils commemorative UnionPay prepaid cards for the 28th SEA Games

Six specially designed cards, featuring the official mascot, Nila, and four popular sports, are up for sale from 22 May 2015

30 Apr 2015 | Consumer BankingOCBC 360 Account ups rewards for customers who do more with the bank

Customers can earn up to 3.25% per year and more if conditions are met.

30 Apr 2015 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Reports Record First Quarter 2015 Net Profit after Tax of S$993 million

Strong earnings growth across the Group's key markets lifted net profit by 11% from a year ago and 26% from the previous quarter

9 Apr 2015 | Corporate NewsOCBC deepens presence in Indonesia with official opening of securities subsidiary OCBC Sekuritas

Located at the Indonesia Stock Exchange Building in Jakarta's central business district, OCBC Sekuritas' new and enlarged headquarters provides room for trading infrastructure development and business expansion

2 Apr 2015 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank is one of the first three foreign anks to receive final approval to open a branch in Myanmar

OCBC Bank Yangon branch opens in Central Yangon on 23 April 2015; it will offer corporate internet banking in Myanmar

16 Mar 2015 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank is leading social media bank

Leading local bank in the social media space with more than half a million fans on Facebook and Twitter, Socialbakers' Socially Devoted award and the only bank with a presence in HardwareZone Forums

10 Mar 2015 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank first to launch biometric authentication to access bank accounts on OCBC mobile banking app

No other bank in Singapore unlocks a complete online view of a customer's bank account, card and investment balances via fingerprint verification

9 Mar 2015 | Consumer BankingHigher interest rates and more savings for NTUC members to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday

More than 800,000 NTUC members stand to receive jubilee gifts in the form of higher interest rates of up to 1% on their NTUC-OCBC Starter Accounts and more savings with their NTUC Plus! Visa Cards

2 Mar 2015 | Consumer BankingPrivate BankingOCBC Bank and Bank of Singapore launch first air miles card in Singapore that lets cardmembers redeem flights on all airlines, on any day

With the Voyage Card Series, OCBC Bank expects the annual growth of its card business to continue outpacing the industry’s by a factor of four this year

11 Feb 2015 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Full Year 2014 Net Profit After Tax Up 39% to S$3.84 billion

Record core net profit underpinned by broad-based income growth

10 Feb 2015 | FinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank invests S$5 million to expand its digital capabilities for enhanced customer experience

Some 250 mobile tablets already used to execute entire end-to-end bancassurance sale process anywhere

9 Feb 2015 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Cycle 2015 launches registration for Corporate Rides with 17 Friends of OCBC Cycle 2015.

Attractive prices and prizes for OCBC Cycle 2015 announced

17 Nov 2014 | AppointmentsBanking veteran to spearhead OCBC Bank's deepening presence in Myanmar

Mr Daniel Tan appointed General Manager Designate to prepare for opening of OCBC Bank's new branch in Yangon which will be opened next year

12 Nov 2014 | AppointmentsMr Renato De Guzman retires as Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Singapore

Senior Managing Director, Mr Bahren Shaari succeeds as Chief Executive Officer from 1 February 2015

30 Oct 2014 | Corporate NewsOCB Group reports third quarter 2014 net profit after tax up 62% to S$1.23 billion

Third quarter results led by 30% rise in core earnings from banking operations Nine months core net profit at a new high

28 Oct 2014 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Cycle 2015 set for 29-30 August 2015; finishing line to be in iconic National Stadium

OCBC Bank appoints new organizer, Pich Event Management PTE Ltd, and as of now, will work with 12 companies to deliver a unique cycling experience leading up to - and for - the event

28 Oct 2014 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank's Head of Human Resources to retire after 15 years

Banking veteran Jason Ho will succeed Ms Cynthia Tan as Head of Group Human Resources with effect from 1 July 2015

1 Oct 2014 | Corporate NewsOCBC Wing Hang debuts in Hong Kong & Macau

In conjunction with the launch of its new name, it is rolling out new product offerings and campaigns aimed at both existing and new customers.

1 Oct 2014 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank receives regulatory approval to open a branch in Myanmar

Foreign Bank licence allows lender to extend full range of banking services to foreign companies operating in Myanmar, as well as domestic banks

29 Sep 2014 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank first to enable customers to open a deposit account using smart phones

More than 8,000 OCBC 360 Accounts opened using OCBC Open Account mobile application, 15% of total number opened

16 Sep 2014 | Consumer BankingFirst pure maternity protection plan for expectant mothers strengthens OCBC Bank's position as the leading baby bonus bank

MaxMaternity Care is the first maternity protection plan in Singapore without an investment-linked component

12 Sep 2014 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank re-appointed as the Baby Bonus Bank for the next five years

Some 90% of Singaporean parents have made OCBC their Baby Bonus Bank

28 Aug 2014 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank 1st issuer here to sweeten rights issue with product-specific incentives

Shareholders who subscribe at an OCBC ATM need not pay the usual fee and can more easily get a higher interest rate for their OCBC 360 Account.

18 Aug 2014 | Corporate NewsConsumer BankingWealth ManagementOCBC Bank to raise S$3.3 billion via rights issue after successful Wing Hang Bank acquisition

Wing Hang to be renamed OCBC Wing Hang to signify its new beginning as a subsidiary of OCBC Bank

8 Aug 2014 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank appoints new CEO for its Malaysian Business

Business Banking Head at OCBC Malaysia, Ong Eng Bin, assumes new role on 8 August 2014

5 Aug 2014 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group reports record second quarter 2014 net profit after tas of S$921 million

Half Year earnings rose 41% to a new high, supported by healthy business momentum

1 Aug 2014 | AppointmentsWing Hang Bank appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Banking veteran, Mr Na Wu Beng, appointed as Wing Hang Bank's new CEO; Current CEO and Chairman of Wing Hang Bank, Dr Patrick Fung, remains as Chairman

21 Jul 2014 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank seeks new event organiser for OCBC Cycle in Singapore and Malaysia

Popular closed-road cycling fiestas to be refreshed; interested event organisers must submit bidding documents by 6 August 2014

18 Jul 2014 | AppointmentsDr Cheong Choong Kong retires as Chairman of OCBC Bank after 11 years

Fellow Board Member, Mr Ooi Sang Kuang, takes over from 1 September 2014

3 Jul 2014 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank opens $5 Million three-in-one branch at newest Orchard Road mall

Orchardgateway location, the largest except for Chulia Street main branch, delivers differentiated customer experiences to specific segments

23 Jun 2014 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank debuts paperless transactions on new digital platform at Singapore Sports Hub Branch

Most common branch services can be completed without paper at latest site

4 Jun 2014 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank targets card billings of $1 billion for credit card that dangles highest annual cashback

Fifth card launched since 2011, offering cashback of up to $960 a year, set to accelerate growth of bank's cards business on back of three stellar years

2 Jun 2014 | Consumer BankingOCBC 360 Account a hit with young professionals

More than 18,000 new accounts opened in the first month of launch

19 May 2014 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsThe OCBC Aquatic Centre is the first Singapore Sports Hub facility to complete construction

OCBC Aquatic Centre will cater to both elite athletes and the community; OCBC Aquatic Centrewill be the new home of Singapore Swimming; TYR 2nd Southeast Asia (SEA) Swimming Championships 2014 presented by Yakult, Singapore Swim Star and FINA World Cup to be first events to take place at the OCBC Aquatic Centre

16 May 2014 | Human ResourceOCBC Bank to give $3 million Wage Credit Scheme payout to employees

1,500 Singaporean employees to receive payouts in CPF accounts or to invest in OCBC Blue Chip Investment Plan

16 May 2014 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank appoints new Chief Risk Officer

Mr Vincent Choo joins the Bank on 1 August 2014

12 May 2014 | Consumer BankingFinTech & InnovationOCBC Bank is first bank in Singapore to let customers transfer money to any bank account using Facebook

With OCBC Pay Anyone, OCBC Bank customers can also transfer money to any bank account using only mobile numbers or email addresses.

30 Apr 2014 | Business BankingOCBC Bank introduces business loan for start-ups as young as six months old

OCBC Business First Loan provides up to S$100,000 in funding for start-ups; Hassle-free application process does away with need for submission of audited financial statements

30 Apr 2014 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group Reports Record Quarterly Net Profit After Tax of S$899 million

Broad-based income growth and cost discipline lift earnings up 29% year-on-year and 26% over the previous quarter

9 Apr 2014 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank gives working adults 3 ways to earn higher interest rates by banking more with OCBC

Earn up to 3.05% p.a. with enhanced OCBC 360 Account by crediting salary to the account, paying 3 bills through the account, and by using OCBC Credit Cards. All 16,000 current OCBC 360 Account customers qualify at once if the conditions are met

1 Apr 2014 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank announces pre-conditional voluntary genreal offer to acquire Wing Hang Bank to expand Greater China Business

The acquisition strengthens OCBC Bank's business franchise with an expanded scope of capabilities - an enlarged customer base, deeper market penetration and a more comprehensive product range OCBC Bank will invest to grow Wing Hang Bank's franchise, adding new products and services while retaining the management and employees

17 Feb 2014 | No CategorySurvey by OCBC Bank - Only 45% of Singaporean parents are financially prepared for their children's education

46% of parents claim they do not have hospitalisation plans for their children.

14 Feb 2014 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group's fourth quarter earning up 8% to S$715 million, bringing full year 2013 net profit after tax to S$2.77 billion

Fourth quarter results driven by 22% increase in earnings from banking operations

15 Jan 2014 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Singapore Pro Cycling Team returns in 2014 with more Singaporean riders

Great Eastern and deLaCour join the team as new sponsors

8 Jan 2014 | Corporate NewsOCBC Bank launches USD100 million private equity fund under the Shanghai Qualified Foreign Limited Partner (QFLP) pilot programme

The fund facilitates OCBC Bank's direct investments in onshore domestic Chinese companies as it ramps up on its private equity activities in China

11 Nov 2013 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Group is the largest sponsorship partner of Singapore Sports Hub

OCBC Bank and its subsidiaries as a Group will be the largest sponsorship partner of the Singapore Sports Hub, with OCBC Bank named the Premier Founding Partner.

4 Nov 2013 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsSix Singaporeans receive OCBC Bank's bond-free local undergraduate scholarship

OCBC Bank remains one of the very few companies to offer bond-free scholarships to help outstanding young Singaporeans pursue their dreams, with over 400 recipients since the 1950s.

1 Nov 2013 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group reports third quarter net profit after tax of S$759 million

Strong growth in customer-related businesses drove core earnings up 5% from a year ago and 27% quarter-on-quarter

28 Oct 2013 | Wealth ManagementNew OCBC mortgage insurance plans a big hit with ohme owners

Interest in mortgage insurance coverage spiked since the launch of plans that allow refund of premiums at the end of policy term if no claim ais made

17 Oct 2013 | AwardsOCBC Bank named Regional Derivatives House of the Year by Asia Risk

OCBC Bank stood out among top global houses in the Asian market place for its strong financial risk management and derivatives capabilities

20 Sep 2013 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank appoints new Corporate Finance Head

Ms Tay Toh Sin leads OCBC Bank's Equity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Syndication teams

12 Sep 2013 | Corporate NewsOCBC unveils rmb1 billion corporate headquarters in Shanghai, China

The fixed asset investment, the first such by a Singapore bank, signals OCBC Bank's commitment to China - a market earmarked for growth

23 Aug 2013 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank appoints new Capital Markets Head

Mr Tan Kee Phong leads OCBC Bank's Debt Capital Markets and Loan Syndication teams

2 Aug 2013 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group reports second quarter 2014 net profit of S$597 million

First Half 2013 Net Profit of S$1.29 billion

30 Apr 2013 | Human ResourceS$60 million regional learning hub dedicated to nurturing talent from Singapore and beyond for financial industry

OCBC first Singapore bank to dedicate a property to learning and development

30 Apr 2013 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group reports first quarter 2013 net profit after tax of S$696 million

Core net profit 12% lower from a year ago, and 5% higher quarter-on-quarter

22 Apr 2013 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Bank launches first online banking tool to automate expense tracking and categorisation

OCBC Money Insights lets users easily monitor expenses, set budgets and save towards their goals

21 Feb 2013 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank announces new senior management appointments

OCBC Bank appoints new CEO for its China business and new Head f Audit

18 Feb 2013 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Cycle Singapore takes safe cycling message to school

'Safe Cycling Day' on Sunday, 24 February 2013

15 Feb 2013 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group full year 2012 net profit after tax up 73% to S$3.99 billion

Record 2012 core earnings driven by broad-based income growth

21 Jan 2013 | Corporate NewsFinTech & InnovationOCBC Securities opens investors hub after S$2 million transformation

First facility in Singapore with multi-media Trading Gallery featuring mobile gadgets for customers to trade online

8 Jan 2013 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Cycle Singapore 2013 returns with exciting new additions

Foldies community ride introduced to schedule Increased focus on charity initiatives Enhanced cycling & lifestyle village

6 Dec 2012 | Business BankingOCBC Bank sees a four-fold increase in SMEs expanding into Asia, including Myanmar

Trade missions organised to investment hotspots such as Myanmar to help OCBC Bank customers tap into growth potential in the region

3 Dec 2012 | Wealth ManagementSurvey shows over half the property owners in Singapore do not have mortgage insurance

Unique mortgage insurance plan launched that returns premiums to customer if no claim is made

19 Nov 2012 | Wealth ManagementDon't understand what you're investing in? OCBC Bank explains it - crystal clear

Sales revenue from wealth management products grew since the introduction of clear and easy-to-understand marketing brochures and financial needs analysis form

9 Nov 2012 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group reports record third quarter net profit after tax of S$1.85 billion, with 41% year-on-year growth in core earnings

Nine months' net profit was 94% higher at S$3.33 billion, with 28% year-on-year growth in core earnings

24 Oct 2012 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank appoints new head for Consumer Banking Singapore operations

Mr Dennis Tan will assume new role on 1 November 2012

22 Oct 2012 | Human ResourceMore than 7,000 staff benefit from new three-month Career Break and PSLE Leave schemes

OCBC Bank and its subsidiaries enhance benefits programme to meet employees' increasing need for better work-life balance

2 Aug 2012 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group reports record first half net profit of S$1,480 million up 23% year-on-year

Stronger revenue growth, led by robust customer-related businesses

1 Aug 2012 | AppointmentsOCBC Bank announces appointment of new OCBC Securities Head

Mr Raymond Chee succeeds Mr Hui Yew Ping as Managing Director of OCBC Securities

23 Jul 2012 | Human ResourceOCBC Bank launches a unique 'FRANK by OCBC' -Singapore Polytechnic internship programme

Interns will be taught how to manage a banking programme at Singapore Polytechnic

17 Jul 2012 | Private BankingOCBC Securities is the first brokerage in Singapore to offer tiered interest rates for share financing

The new feature – Quality-Priced Loan – offers lower interest rates on customers' Share Financing loans when they charge higher quality securities to their OCBC Share Financing accounts

2 Jul 2012 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsOCBC Garden Rhapsody Premieres at Supertree Grove

Light and sound show treats visitors to a multi-sensory journey celebrating the coexistence of man with nature

11 May 2012 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group reports first quarter 2012 net profit of S$832 million up 32% year-on-year

Record results underpinned by broad-based revenue growth

24 Apr 2012 | Human ResourcePrivate BankingBank of Singapore is the first Singapore-headquartered private bank that can train and assess its private bankers

Bank of Singapore's private bankers will receive training and assessment via an FICS-accredited proprietary training programme that is benchmarked to industry best practices.

18 Apr 2012 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank is first financial institution in Singapore to launch credit card with inbuilt interest-free instalment plan for any purchase

OCBC Cashflo card helps customers manage their cash flow by automatically dividing any purchase amount above S$100 into three or six equal monthly payments, interest free

26 Mar 2012 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank is first financial institution in Singapore to launch "Pay Any Card" service for widest range of credit cards

Customers can pay the bills of any bank’s Visa and MasterCard credit cards, as well as American Express and Diners Club credit cards issued in Singapore via OCBC Internet and Mobile Banking

5 Mar 2012 | Consumer BankingOCBC Bank enhances Plus! Visa cards in bid to be number one choice for everyday purchases

Plus! Visa cards now offer market-beating savings of about 8% per month - with discounts and rebates for everyday purchases ranging from groceries and healthcare to petrol and utilities

2 Mar 2012 | CSR, Events & SponsorshipsEncounter: The Royal Academy's first Asian exhibition debuts in Singapore

Bank of Singapore is major sponsor of inaugural Asian exhibition featuring artwork by Royal Academicians and rising Asian artists

1 Mar 2012 | FinTech & InnovationWealth ManagementOCBC Bank is first financial institution in Singapore to launch iPad application for the creation of ome loan fact sheet, a new regulatory requirement

The iPad application improves customer experience, making it easier and simpler for customers to understand Home Loan packages, while complying with a mandated requirement.

20 Feb 2012 | Corporate NewsOCBC Group reports full year 2011 net profit of S$2,312 million

Earnings underpinned by record net interest income and fee income

17 Jan 2012 | AppointmentsOCBC appoints Mr Samuel Tsien as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Mr David Conner

The Bank also announces the promotion of Mr Ching Wei Hong and his appointment to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer

22 Jun 2011 | Private BankingCorporate NewsBank of Singapore Centre at Market Street, Raffles Place officially opens

Bank of Singapore is the first Singapore-based Private Bank to operate from its own building, underscoring its commitment to grow its business globally. Earning asset base delivers strong growth in the first five months of 2011, reaching US$36.3 billion.

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