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    Corporate News, FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank creates new role to drive and accelerate transformation

    17 Jun 2021

    Mr. Lim Khiang Tong is appointed Group Chief Operating Officer.

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank is first bank in Asia to complete transition of its Sterling covered bonds' interest rate benchmark

    10 Jun 2021

    The move is in line with the cessation of GBP LIBOR by the end of 2021 and the switch to SONIA.

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    OCBC closes sustainability-linked swap with Far East Hospitality Trust

    09 Jun 2021

    With the Bank’s aim to grow its sustainable finance portfolio and lead the drive to a more sustainable economy, bringing sustainability into the world of derivatives is the latest way of incentivising businesses to achieve their climate change goals.

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    Insights

    Millennials to drive the ESG revolution

    17 May 2021

    Millennials, the largest generation in history, with an estimated population in excess of two billion, are clearly a major force to be reckoned with.

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank is first to leverage Visa Commercial Pay Mobile as part of its inaugural virtual purchasing card offering

    10 May 2021

    OCBC Bank ups the ante with its virtual commercial card offering with the integration of the first-of-its kind mobile employee payment solution for corporates.

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    Business Banking

    Green shoots in healthcare and transport lead broad-based recovery for SMEs in 1Q 2021: OCBC SME Index

    05 May 2021

    SME cashflows return to pre-circuit breaker levels though challenges remain in several industries. The OCBC SME Index is the first data-driven SME-focused index in Singapore based on SME transactional data.

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank Appoints Ivy Au-Yeung as Chief Executive of OCBC Wing Hang Bank in Hong Kong

    26 Apr 2021

    Ms Au-Yeung will report to the Group CEO of OCBC Bank, Ms Helen Wong. Mr Na Wu Beng, the current Chief Executive, is retiring on 19 May 2021.

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    Human Resource, Insights

    Banking on a Resilient Workforce

    13 Apr 2021

    When Covid-19 started to change the world, we were able to implement a quick and smooth transition into the new normal. In his interview for the Human Capital Partnership (HCP) E-Bulletin Cover Story (April to June 2021 edition), Jason Ho, our Head of Group HR shared how OCBC Bank built its workforce into one that is resilient and relevant in a world of fast change and inevitable crises.

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Sun Venture obtains £85.5 million green loan from OCBC Bank

    05 Apr 2021

    OCBC Bank is the sole lender and green loan advisor for this transaction. The green loan was extended under Sun Venture’s existing Green Loan Framework which was developed with OCBC Bank for its maiden green loan in 2019

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    OCBC Bank extends Wilmar a three-year US$150 million sustainability-linked loan

    01 Apr 2021

    OCBC Bank and Wilmar had previously collaborated on a US$200 million sustainability-linked loan in 2018.

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    Consumer Banking

    Singapore's first 'Eco Care' home and renovation loan to incentivise eco-friendly customers with lower interest rates and rewards

    31 Mar 2021

    OCBC Bank launches Singapore’s first eco-friendly retail loans for residential property purchases and renovation.

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Far East Hospitality Trust secures maiden sustainability-linked loan facility of S$125 million from OCBC Bank

    29 Mar 2021

    The loan’s interest margin are tied to selected sustainability targets that were set together with OCBC Bank, the sole lender for the transaction.

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Cycle 2021 to bring the thrill of road racing after two-year hiatus due to Covid-19

    25 Mar 2021

    The 13th edition of OCBC Cycle will feature a hybrid format of on-site races and mass virtual rides with new distances of 100km and 200km

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    Sustainability

    Food from the Heart and OCBC Bank launch second shop-for-free Community Shop in Boon Lay to offer wider food choices to families in need

    24 Mar 2021

    - With the additional donation of $200,000 for the shop at Boon Lay, OCBC Bank’s support for the Community Shop programme now stands at $500,000 - Survey conducted by FFTH shows 98% of respondents prefer the shop-for-free concept over other food support programmes, with freedom of choice as their top reason

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Manulife US REIT partners DBS and OCBC Bank on maiden sustainability-linked loan

    24 Mar 2021

    This US$250 million sustainability-linked loan comes on the back of Manulife US REIT's inaugural green loan which we extended last year, after developing their green loan framework.

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    Insights

    The global markets one year on in pandemic: Is the best yet to be?

    23 Mar 2021

    One year after global equities took a huge hit due to the pandemic, the global economic recovery is on track to gradually return to pre-pandemic levels.

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank is first in Southeast Asia to enable face verification for ATM banking transactions

    18 Mar 2021

    From tomorrow, OCBC Bank customers will be able to check account balances at selected ATMs using face verification. This will be rolled out progressively to all 550 OCBC Bank ATMs in Singapore for cash withdrawals and other ATM services.

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Gold Ridge bags S$900 million green loan from DBS, OCBC Bank and UOB for NEX mall

    16 Mar 2021

    This deal marks Gold Ridge’s first foray into sustainable finance.

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank launches ‘ECO-CARE’ car loan package for purchase of electric vehicles

    15 Mar 2021

    In addition to lower loan interest rate, eligible customers can enjoy up to 18 months of free charging and free installation of charging station

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    Insights, Sustainability

    Three reasons why a greener economy is achievable

    12 Mar 2021

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    Business Banking

    For SMEs that have gone digital, the new challenge is to be deeply digital

    10 Mar 2021

    Pandemic pushed many to go digital; they now have the opportunity to mine the possibilities of the new currency of digitalisation: data.

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Time for Singapore's SMEs to prioritise sustainability

    24 Feb 2021

    With grant support and green financing options, even small businesses can pivot to get ready.

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Fourth Quarter 2020 Net Profit Rose 10% to S$1.13 billion from the Previous Quarter

    24 Feb 2021

    Full year 2020 net profit at S$3.59 billion

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    OCBC Bank and Charge+ form strategic partnership to 'green' Singapore's land transport sector

    15 Feb 2021

    OCBC Bank and Charge+, an operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, have entered into a strategic partnership to accelerate the ‘greening’ of Singapore’s land transport sector.

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Mapletree Logistics Trust secures S$200 million green revolving credit facility from OCBC Bank

    09 Feb 2021

    Mapletree Logistics Trust's first foray into sustainable finance, back in November 2019, was also supported by OCBC Bank through a S$200 million sustainability-linked loan.

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    Human Resource

    OCBC Bank rolls out employee support programme for Covid-19 vaccine

    18 Jan 2021

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank launches Singapore’s first consumer loan for residential solar panels

    11 Jan 2021

    Exclusive partnership with Sembcorp Power enables landed property homeowners to adopt solar energy with greater ease.

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    Corporate News

    OCBC appoints Ms Helen Wong as Group Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Mr Samuel Tsien

    08 Jan 2021

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    Insights

    Will sceptics renew their affection for beaten up Singapore stocks?

    24 Dec 2020

    Singapore stocks are good additions to provide for a more diversified and broader equity portfolio.

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank extends more than S$1 billion home loans linked to Singapore's new interest rate benchmark, SORA, in less than six months

    22 Dec 2020

    Half of the loans were fully processed digitally

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank launches OCBC OneCollect merchant app to facilitate PayNow collections by SMEs

    21 Dec 2020

    Instant in-app notification function and automation of reconciliation and refunds are some of the benefits that resource-starved SMEs will benefit from.

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank adopts the Equator Principles

    01 Dec 2020

    The voluntary adoption of the Principles signifies the next step of its commitment to sustainability by strengthening its Responsible Financing framework

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    OCBC Bank launches framework that gives Singapore SMEs increased access to sustainable financing

    24 Nov 2020

    The OCBC SME Sustainable Finance Framework is set up to help SMEs accelerate their sustainability plans.

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Financial Wellness Index dips 2 points amidst Covid-19 pandemic; better savings habits buoy Index from a harder fall

    23 Nov 2020

    This year's survey shed more light on Millennial's financial struggles and women's financial habits.

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    Wealth Management

    Lion Global Investors and OCBC securities Establish First Tech-Focused ETF In Singapore

    22 Nov 2020

    The Lion-OCBC Securities Hang Seng TECH ETF captures the growth potential of the 30 largest technology companies listed in Hong Kong and offers investors an easy and affordable way to access these companies.

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    OCBC Bank partners Tong Eng Group on Singapore's first SORA-based green loan

    18 Nov 2020

    The proceeds from the green SORA-based loan will be used for the refinancing of Tong Eng Building, which received the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum re-certification in October 2020.

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    Appointments

    OCBC Bank appoints new head of OCBC Securities

    15 Nov 2020

    Mr Wilson He’s experience with online trading platforms will help to drive the brokerage’s digital transformation.

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank extends first SORA-based loan in energy sector to Sembcorp industries

    20 Oct 2020

    SORA-based loans have been gaining traction, with OCBC Bank extending close to S$1 billion of such loans to date.

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Virtual SME Campus born out of Singapore extended circuit breaker set to strengthen digital capabilities of more than 3,000 SMEs

    05 Oct 2020

    To date, over 5,000 employees from more than 2,500 SMEs have attended OCBC Virtual SME Campus since its launch in April 2020.

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    First OCBC Cycle Virtual Ride fully taken up one month before close of registration

    04 Sep 2020

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    Human Resource

    OCBC Bank's Data Certification Pathway is first data analytics and digital programme to obtain industry accreditation

    24 Aug 2020

    This gives OCBC Bank employees an industry-recognised certificate to become qualified data analysts, fully funded by the bank

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    OCBC Bank provides first property green loan in South Korea to M&G Real Estate

    21 Aug 2020

    This transaction marks the first sustainable finance transaction in South Korea for the bank.

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank launches Singapore's first compounded SORA home loan

    18 Aug 2020

    Following the 90-Day SORA home loan launch in July, OCBC Bank continues to lead the way in launching another new SORA-based home loan.

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Reported First Half 2020 Net Profit of S$1.43 billion

    07 Aug 2020

    Second quarter earnings rose 5% from the first quarter to S$730 million

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    World's first sustainable sugar supply chain collaboration leads way for sustainable future in global trade

    05 Aug 2020

    OCBC Bank was a participant in this collaboration, providing a sustainability-linked trade facility to support the trade and shipment of 50,000 metric tonnes of sustainably sourced sugar, valued at almost US$16,000,000.

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Swire Properties secures HK$1 billion green loan from OCBC Bank

    04 Aug 2020

    Among the projects earmarked to benefit from this loan is Two Taikoo Place in Hong Kong

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    M+S secures S$1.95 billion green loan for award-winning Marina One from DBS, OCBC Bank and UOB, the largest to date by a real estate company in Asia Pacific

    27 Jul 2020

    The proceeds of the green loan will be used to partially refinance the office and retail components of Marina One, which are valued at approximately S$5 billion.

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Cycle 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak and replaced by a virtual ride event in November

    21 Jul 2020

    OCBC Cycle 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak and replaced by a virtual ride event in November

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank is first in Singapore to enable use of SingPass to access digital banking services

    16 Jul 2020

    OCBC Bank customers can login using their SingPass via the SingPass Mobile app to access digital banking services

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC launches Singapore's first SORA-based home loan

    13 Jul 2020

    Interest rate is based on past 90-day simple average of the Singapore Overnight Rate Average (SORA)

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank launches Singapore's first SORA-based home loan

    13 Jul 2020

    OCBC Bank launches Singapore's first SORA-based home loan

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    Appointments

    OCBC Bank Appoints New Head of Global Treasury

    09 Jul 2020

    Industry veteran Kenneth Lai will take over from Mr Lam Kun Kin, who is retiring after more than three decades in the finance industry

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Keppel Infrastructure Trust and Keppel Energy secure Singapore's first sustainability-linked loan in the energy sector from DBS Bank and OCBC Bank

    24 Jun 2020

    S$700 million sustainability-linked loan is one of the largest in Singapore to date

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank launches healthcare app with partners to provide access to the largest panel of telehealth doctors

    23 Jun 2020

    As Singapore enters a safe re-opening phase, HealthPass by OCBC ups the ante in providing telehealth services through the largest panel of over 100 general practitioners and specialists at flat consultation fees to help stem the spread of COVID-19

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    OCBC Bank sets new sustainable finance target of S$25 billion by 2025

    22 Jun 2020

    Massive fiscal stimulus to rebuild post COVID-19 offers green opportunities

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Soilbuild REIT secures maiden green loan

    19 Jun 2020

    The green loan was obtained from OCBC Bank and RHB Bank Berhad.

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank to reopen all branches over next two weeks as Singapore enters Phase Two of 'Safe Reopening'

    18 Jun 2020

    OCBC Bank to reopen all branches over next two weeks as Singapore enters Phase Two of 'Safe Reopening'

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank partners CapitaLand on Singapore's first SORA-based loan

    16 Jun 2020

    The S$150 million three-year corporate loan from OCBC Bank to CapitaLand is a milestone in the industry's transition roadmap towards adopting Singapore Overnight Rate Average (SORA) as the new interest rate benchmark for the Singapore Dollar cash and derivatives markets.

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    Human Resource

    OCBC Group to Hire Over 3,000 to Support The Job Creation Drive in Singapore

    15 Jun 2020

    About 2,100 people to be hired for full-time roles across the Group, with more than 500 traineeship positions under the SGUnited Traineeships programme

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank to reopen three branches and one OCBC Premier Banking Centre today in Phase One of 'Safe Re-opening'

    11 Jun 2020

    The branches are in Bukit Batok and at Sun Plaza and White Sands; the dedicated OCBC Premier Banking Centre is at Parkway Parade

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Link REIT secures HK$1 billion sustainability-linked loan from OCBC Bank

    11 Jun 2020

    This is Link REIT's first sustainability-linked loan transaction in Hong Kong dollar

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    Consumer Banking

    Launched during circuit breaker, OCBC Bank's virtual wealth advisory service saw a 45% jump in sales

    09 Jun 2020

    What was previously seen as impossible before the Covid-19 outbreak became the norm when the end-to-end wealth advisory, which includes the Financial Needs Analysis process, went online

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    #OCBCCares Environment Fund 2020 finances development of dehydrated cleaning products to mitigate increase in plastic waste, as coronavirus outbreak spurs growing demand for cleaning products

    03 Jun 2020

    The Fund will stop calling for applications from this year. OCBC Bank will explore other strategic ways of deploying funding to mitigate climate change issues

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank surveys 1,000 Singaporeans to assess financial impact of COVID-19 on Singaporeans

    01 Jun 2020

    The OCBC Financial Impact Survey for COVID-19 points out gaps in financial planning and knowledge during a crisis

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Manulife US REIT secures US$100 million maiden green loan from OCBC Bank

    20 May 2020

    OCBC Bank acted as the sole lender and green loan advisor for this transaction

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    GuocoLand secures S$730 million green loan for the development of new residential cum commercial development at Tan Quee Lan Street - the largest green loan of its kind to date

    19 May 2020

    OCBC Bank acted as the Sole Green Financing Advisor for this transaction.

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    Insights

    Will Covid-19 spark another trade war?

    06 May 2020

    Trump threatens to impose tariffs on China as punishment for its role in virus' spread

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank places all individual secured and unsecured loans under its Singapore Covid-19 relief programme with S$4 billion approved to date

    30 Apr 2020

    OCBC Bank places all individual secured and unsecured loans under its Singapore Covid-19 relief programme with S$4 billion approved to date

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Bank and staff donate additional S$1,225,000 to provide targeted support to 1,000 needy Singaporean families and 55,800 migrant workers

    28 Apr 2020

    This fourth tranche of support will supplement government payouts to help needy families tide over till end of 2020; and augment existing support for migrant workers under isolation

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    Insights

    Emerge financially stronger from the Covid-19 crisis

    24 Apr 2020

    As we hunker down for a tough ride this period, now is as good a time as any to take stock of how we can emerge stronger from this whole situation.

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank expects to disburse s$1 billion in government-assisted loans to small businesses by 30 June 2020

    20 Apr 2020

    Fully utilising the MAS low-cost SGD Facility, this loan amount will exceed that of what OCBC Bank had lent to small businesses during the 2008-9 Global Financial Crisis

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Securities to temporarily close Investors Hub

    17 Apr 2020

    OCBC Securities will close its Investors Hub at OCBC Centre South from 20 April to 4 May 2020, in support of the stricter social distancing measures implemented to encourage more people to stay home and in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank is first to enable peer-to-peer transfers on Google Pay™ in Singapore, which becomes the third country to offer this aside from the United States and India

    14 Apr 2020

    OCBC Bank customers can pay directly from their bank accounts to anyone registered to PayNow with the Google Pay app

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    Insights

    Is the stock market rally for real?

    13 Apr 2020

    The Covid-19 crisis will go down in history as one of the most severe and unpredictable events in modern times.

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank to temporarily close 22 branches from 9 April 2020 to 4 May 2020

    03 Apr 2020

    All ATMs and digital banking solutions are available as normal and there will be ample cash in ATMs and branches that are open

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    Insights

    Why fiscal support could be the silver lining in a time of turmoil

    25 Mar 2020

    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.

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank is first in Southeast Asia to enable instant encashment of cash cheques at ATMs

    12 Mar 2020

    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

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Mapletree Investments secures EUR 200 million sustainability-linked loan from OCBC Bank

    09 Mar 2020

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

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    Insights

    Turmoil in Perspective

    06 Mar 2020

    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.

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank enables instant car loan approvals

    03 Mar 2020

    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

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank is first to leverage Singapore Customs' electronic Banker's Guarantee programme

    02 Mar 2020

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Full Year 2019 Net Profit Rose 8% to a Record S$4.87 billion

    21 Feb 2020

    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.

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    Insights

    What investors should be looking at amid the coronavirus outbreak

    19 Feb 2020

    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.

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    7,000 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

    17 Feb 2020

    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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank introduces COVID-19 targeted support measures to all affected customers

    13 Feb 2020

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

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    Insights

    Why gold is an increasingly important investment asset

    12 Feb 2020

    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.

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Bank donates RMB 1 million (S$200,000) to support communities in China affected by the novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak

    05 Feb 2020

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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC bank supports Singapore's first community shop that provides food that low-income households truly need

    05 Feb 2020

    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

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    OCBC Bank Partners Shwe Taung Group on Myanmar's first green loan

    05 Feb 2020

    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.

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    ComfortDelGro becomes first land transport company to adopt green loans with an A$25 million facility from OCBC Bank

    21 Jan 2020

    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.

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    Appointments

    OCBC Bank appoints top female banker to lead newly formed Global Wholesale Banking Division

    08 Jan 2020

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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

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

    07 Jan 2020

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

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Hang Lung strengthens its commitment to sustainability with inaugural green loan from OCBC Bank

    23 Dec 2019

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

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    Appointments

    OCBC Bank Appoints Two New Management Committee Members

    19 Dec 2019

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

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    OCBC Bank tops 2019 sustainable finance league tables

    18 Dec 2019

    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.

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    Hoi Hup Realty secures first green loan in Southeast Asia's hospitality sector

    09 Dec 2019

    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.

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank partners with Google to enable enhanced digital payments leveraging PayNow in Singapore

    11 Nov 2019

    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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Reported Third Quarter 2019 Net Profit of S$1.17 billion

    05 Nov 2019

    OCBC Group Reported Third Quarter 2019 Net Profit of S$1.17 billion

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank enables start-ups to open a bank account immediately after incorporation

    04 Nov 2019

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank named World's Best Consumer Bank by Global Finance

    24 Oct 2019

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

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    Consumer Banking

    Singtel's VIA Alliance welcomes OCBC Pay Anyone

    21 Oct 2019

    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.

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    Insights

    The impact of cheap credit on the global economy

    16 Oct 2019

    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.

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    Insights

    Tat Hong's Towering Ambitions

    08 Oct 2019

    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.

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    Insights

    Taking to the high seas

    24 Sep 2019

    Taking to the high seas

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC 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

    23 Sep 2019

    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

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    Consumer Banking

    In a first for Singapore, the OCBC Banking Assistant enables customers to use their voice to perform banking transactions and access services

    10 Sep 2019

    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

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    Insights

    Championing a global education movement

    03 Sep 2019

    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.

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    Insights

    Going beyond sharp suits

    03 Sep 2019

    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.

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    Insights

    Charting growth through choppy waters

    03 Sep 2019

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank targets annual card billings of s$1 billion in three years with a travel credit card featuring a flexible reward programme

    25 Aug 2019

    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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Half Year 2019 Net Profit Rose 6% Year-on-Year to a Record S$2.45 billion

    02 Aug 2019

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank is first in Singapore to enable cash withdrawals at ATMs using QR codes

    31 Jul 2019

    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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    NParks partners OCBC Bank to Create First-of-its-Kind High-Tech Arboretum in Southeast Asia

    20 Jul 2019

    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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank launches Singapore's first Financial Wellness Index

    15 Jul 2019

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

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    Human Resource

    OCBC Bank co-designs Data Certification Pathway to grow pool of data scientists and data analysts in Singapore

    09 Jul 2019

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

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank partners republic polytechnic on first PayNow initiative for an education institution

    02 Jul 2019

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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Cycle 2019 is first recipient of new Eco Event certification after its waste reduction efforts pass strict tests

    19 Jun 2019

    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.

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank launches postgraduate scholarship to deepen Artificial Intelligence talent pool

    03 Jun 2019

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank enables instant approval and use of key consumer banking products

    15 May 2019

    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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Cycle 2019 offers 6,800 participants a chance to bond with friends and family at annual cycling fiesta

    12 May 2019

    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.

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    Nail-biting finish sees the Philippines emerge winners from largest-ever field at OCBC Cycle Speedway Southeast Asia Championship

    11 May 2019

    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.

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Reported First Quarter 2019 Net Profit of S$1.23 billion

    10 May 2019

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

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    Insights

    Singapore property and REITs in 2019

    17 Apr 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.

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    Consumer Banking

    Millennials in Singapore eschew power and fame for self-fulfillment and caring for the community: FRANK by OCBC survey

    03 Apr 2019

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank leads industry in setting up of board committee on ethics and conduct

    27 Mar 2019

    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.

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    Private Banking

    Bank of Singapore continues to build Greater China bench strength with its latest appointment

    25 Mar 2019

    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.

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Full Year 2018 Net Profit Grew 11% to a Record S$4.49 billion

    22 Feb 2019

    OCBC Group Full Year 2018 Net Profit Grew 11% to a Record S$4.49 billion

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank rolls out digital 'soft' tokens to replace all hardware tokens for customers

    18 Feb 2019

    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.

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank launches new business to give a boost to serial entrepreneurs

    28 Jan 2019

    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.

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    Insights

    The Singapore bond market in 2019

    24 Jan 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.

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    Insights

    Investment themes to watch in 2019

    21 Jan 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.

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    Insights

    The global economy in 2019

    21 Jan 2019

    The global economy in 2019

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    Insights

    The Singapore stock market in 2019

    21 Jan 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.

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank launches first-of-its-kind digital business dashboard for SME customers as spending on apps almost doubles to $9 million

    14 Jan 2019

    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.

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Cycle rolls out 11th edition with return of the OCBC Cycle Speedway Corporate Championship

    11 Jan 2019

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank is first bank in Singapore to offer free online will writing service

    27 Dec 2018

    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.

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank is the first bank in Singapore to roll out digital account opening service for MNCs

    17 Dec 2018

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank is first in Singapore to institute an annual review process for financial life goals

    19 Nov 2018

    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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank collaborates in a first-of-its-kind venture with leading chinese corporations Xiaomi and Hanhua

    02 Nov 2018

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Reported 12% Year-on-Year Increase in Third Quarter 2018 Net Profit to a Record S$1.25 billion

    01 Nov 2018

    OCBC Group Reported 12% Year-on-Year Increase in Third Quarter 2018 Net Profit to a Record S$1.25 billion

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    Corporate News

    OCBC launches brand promise to be Simply Spot On for customers

    29 Oct 2018

    OCBC launches brand promise to be Simply Spot On for customers

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank leverages MyInfo to extend digital account opening services to SMEs

    03 Oct 2018

    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.

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    Environmental enthusiasts with viable green initiatives can once more apply for the #OCBCCARES Fund for the Environment

    17 Sep 2018

    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.

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank brings audit to the digital age by harnessing Artificial Intelligence

    11 Sep 2018

    OCBC Bank brings audit to the digital age by harnessing Artificial Intelligence

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank partners ASME to accelerate SMEs' digital adoption with the launch of SMECEN, an integrated suite of accounting, human resource and compliance solutions

    10 Sep 2018

    OCBC Bank partners ASME to accelerate SMEs' digital adoption with the launch of SMECEN, an integrated suite of accounting, human resource and compliance solutions

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank is first bank in Southeast Asia to launch robo-investment service

    23 Aug 2018

    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

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    Business Banking

    2 in 3 SMEs say that they will go cashless by 2023

    10 Aug 2018

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group second quarter 2018 net profit up 16% year-on-year to a record S$1.21 billion

    06 Aug 2018

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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Bank introduces first holistic, private sector-initiated programme to tackle dementia among vulnerable seniors

    04 Aug 2018

    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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank raises the bar for retail banking wealth advisors with first-of-its-kind certification programme using private banking standards

    31 Jul 2018

    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

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank and CPF Board's PayNow collaboration off to a strong start

    30 Jul 2018

    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.

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    Appointments

    OCBC Bank strengthens management team with new appointment

    24 Jul 2018

    OCBC Bank strengthens management team with new appointment

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank to reduce teller jobs by half within two years with strong digital push at branches

    23 Jul 2018

    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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank make first e-commerce foray with online platform for mums

    18 Jul 2018

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

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    Business Banking, Sustainability

    OCBC Bank partners Wilmar on largest sustainability-linked bilateral loan by a Singapore bank

    08 Jun 2018

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank and StarHub deepen 'We Economy' strategic partnership and announce Singapore's first multi-industry coalition loyalty programme

    07 Jun 2018

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

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank is first Singapore bank to let you immediately open and use a new bank account digitally

    05 Jun 2018

    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)

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank launches financial advisory and lifestyle programme to address the less discussed 'retirement risk zone' for seniors

    28 May 2018

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

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    Human Resource

    OCBC Bank launches the largest workforce digital transformation programme for 29,000 employees

    08 May 2018

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group first quarter 2018 net profit up 29% to S$1.11 billion

    07 May 2018

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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    Partnership with bicycle-sharing firm Mobike encouraged one in five of the 6,500 participants to cycle rent-free at OCBC Cycle 2018

    06 May 2018

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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    Unheralded Myanmar shocks the competition at the 2018 OCBC Cycle Speedway Southeast Asia Championship

    05 May 2018

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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    2017 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

    04 May 2018

    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

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    Appointments

    OCBC Bank announces appointment of new OCBC Securities Managing Director

    23 Apr 2018

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

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank is first in Singapore to roll out AI-powered voice banking services in collaboration with Google

    18 Apr 2018

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank is first in Singapore to enable instant digital card issuance and provisioning on Apple Pay via OCBC Mobile Banking app

    16 Apr 2018

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank deepens alliance with Bank of Shanghai to capture rising Belt and Road opportunities

    02 Apr 2018

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank's Purpose-built Regional Data Centre is the First by a Singapore Bank

    19 Mar 2018

    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

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank is the first bank in Singapore to launch its own artificial intelligence unit

    14 Mar 2018

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

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    Appointments

    Bank of Singapore appoints veteran banker as Hong Kong branch Chief Executive

    12 Mar 2018

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    Private Banking

    Bank of Singapore hires veteran banker to drive European strategic growth

    09 Mar 2018

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    Tackling Singapore's Solid Waste Problem is Key Concern Among Applicants of the #OCBCCares Fund of the Environment

    06 Mar 2018

    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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank is First in Singapore to Launch Voice-Powered Conversational Banking

    23 Feb 2018

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Full Year 2017 Net Profit Rose 19% to S$4.15 Billion

    14 Feb 2018

    OCBC Group Full Year 2017 Net Profit Rose 19% to S$4.15 Billion

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Cycle 2018 Partners Mobike to Offer 2,000 Rental-Free Bikes for Participants

    22 Jan 2018

    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

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    Business Banking

    OCBC Bank Increases Support for Small and Emerging Businesses with New Loan Scheme

    15 Jan 2018

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank Launches One-Stop Advisory Service for Property Purchase

    04 Jan 2018

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank Deploys Two 'Robots' - Bob and Zac - to Automate And Speed Up Processes

    22 Nov 2017

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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    More than 6,500 Participants Rode in Singapore's Largest Cycling Event

    19 Nov 2017

    More than 6,500 Participants Rode in Singapore's Largest Cycling Event

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    Underdogs Win the Day at the OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships 2017

    18 Nov 2017

    Underdogs Win the Day at the OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships 2017

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    Cycling Powerhouse & 2017 SEA Games Silver Medalist Thailand, & New-Comers Laos, Debut at the OCBC Cycle Speedway SEA Championship 2017

    17 Nov 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

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank is the First in Singapore to Distribute Health Insurance via Mobile and Internet Banking

    09 Nov 2017

    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

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank is the First Singapore Bank to Tap Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Combat Financial Crime

    07 Nov 2017

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank is first to launch face ID facial recognition for customers to access consumer and business banking apps

    06 Nov 2017

    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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank Tells the 85-Year Story of its People and Ethos with the Launch of "Wind behind the Sails"

    31 Oct 2017

    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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Reported Third Quarter 2017 Net Profit of S$1.06 billion

    26 Oct 2017

    OCBC Group Reported Third Quarter 2017 Net Profit of S$1.06 billion

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank and Starhub Spearhead Building of Singapore-Centric 'We Economy'

    09 Oct 2017

    OCBC Bank and Starhub Spearhead Building of Singapore-Centric 'We Economy'

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    Business Banking

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

    04 Oct 2017

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

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank, HSBC and MUFG, together with the Infocomm Media Development Authority, complete proof-of-concept on ASEAN's first industry Know Your Customer blockchain

    03 Oct 2017

    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

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    Wealth Management

    OCBC Bank is First Bank in Singapore to Launch Transactional API for Giro Set-Up

    18 Sep 2017

    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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank Launches Mobile Keyboard to Enable Cashless Payments Directly from any Mobile App

    28 Aug 2017

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank and Bank of Ningbo Deepen Partnership with a 10-Year Strategic Cooperation Agreement

    22 Aug 2017

    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

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    Consumer Banking

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

    11 Aug 2017

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Reported Second Quarter 2017 Net Profit of S$1.08 Billion

    27 Jul 2017

    OCBC Group Reported Second Quarter 2017 Net Profit of S$1.08 Billion

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank Pilots Artificial Intelligence Solutions with Two Fintechs to Fight Money Laundering

    19 Jul 2017

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank Makes PayNow Even More Seamless by Enabling Account-to-Account QR Code Funds Transfers

    18 Jul 2017

    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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Bank Launches First Private Sector-Led Fund for Environmental Conservation Projects

    10 Jul 2017

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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Cycle 2017 Introduces First-of-its-kind Corporate Race Category for Companies to Compete in the National Stadium

    07 Jul 2017

    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

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Bank Partners NParks to Lead First-of-Its-Kind Habitat Enhancement Programme for Coney Island Park

    29 Jun 2017

    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

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    Human Resource

    OCBC Bank Introduces First Artificial Intelligence-Powered HR Mobile App

    05 Jun 2017

    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

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank Launches Cashless QR Code Payments with its First Standalone Mobile Payments App

    30 May 2017

    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

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    Wealth Management

    OCBC Bank Expands Wealth Management Franchise with the Launch of Onshore Private Banking in Indonesia

    22 May 2017

    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

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    Private Banking

    OCBC Bank to Acquire National Australia Bank's Private Wealth Business in Singapore and Hong Kong

    11 May 2017

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group First Quarter 2017 Net Profit of S$973 Million

    09 May 2017

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

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    Human Resource

    OCBC Bank Launches Banking Internship Programme That Goes Beyond Banking to Nurture Future Entrepreneurs

    17 Apr 2017

    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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank Signs Partnership Agreements with Bank of Shanghai and SIIC Trade Group

    12 Apr 2017

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

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    Consumer Banking

    OCBC Bank and UOB Customers Now Enjoy Unlimited Fee-Free Cash Withdrawals on Both Banks' Shared ATM Network

    07 Apr 2017

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank Launches First Artificial Intelligence-Powered Home & Renovation Loan Specialist

    05 Apr 2017

    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

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    FinTech & Innovation

    OCBC Bank is the First Bank in Southeast Asia to Pilot Robo-Advisory Service

    07 Mar 2017

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    CSR, Events & Sponsorships

    OCBC Expands CSR Programme with S$600,000 in Annual Funding and a New Name

    02 Mar 2017

    #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

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    Private Banking

    Banks of Singapore's Branch in Dubai International Financial Centre Officially Opened

    19 Feb 2017

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Group Full Year 2016 Net Profit at S$3.47 Billion

    14 Feb 2017

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

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank Closes Largest M&A Deal Advised by an Asian Bank Over the Past Year in Indonesia

    08 Feb 2017

    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

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    Private Banking

    Bank of Singapore to Enable Its Clients to Book Their Assets in Switzerland with Vontobel

    06 Feb 2017

    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.

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    Corporate News

    OCBC Bank's Chongqing Business Boosted by Chongqing Connectivity Initiative

    13 Jan 2017

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

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