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Human Resource

OCBC to give one-off support totalling S$9 million to 14,000 junior employees globally

20 Feb 2024

OCBC today announced that a one-off support, totalling close to S$9 million, will be given to junior employees globally.

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OCBC extends money lock anti-scam security feature to Time Deposits

Corporate News

OCBC extends money lock anti-scam security feature to Time Deposits

25 Jan 2024

In two months, over 30,000 customers have used OCBC Money Lock on more than 33,000 accounts. The total amount locked exceeds S$3.3 billion.

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Corporate News, Business Banking, Appointments

OCBC bolsters China leadership with appointment of new Head of Corporate Banking

24 Jan 2024

OCBC has appointed Mr Seth Tan (陈庆辉 先生) as the Head of Corporate Banking for OCBC China (华侨银行中国 企业银行部总经理) with effect from 15 January 2024.

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Sustainability

OCBC and Singapore Green Building Council launch inaugural Challenge to accelerate the development and use of sustainability solutions

06 Dec 2023

Winners of the SGBC-OCBC Built Environment Decarbonisation Challenge will receive funding of up to $80,000 each to test their solutions at selected OCBC buildings.

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Corporate News, Appointments

CDL secures OCBC 1.5°C Loan – Singapore’s first net zero-aligned loan for corporates to drive transition to a low-carbon economy

04 Dec 2023

The OCBC 1.5ºC Loan is Singapore’s first net zero-aligned loan for corporates to drive transition to a low-carbon economy

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Corporate News, Appointments

OCBC continues its leadership renewal with appointment of new CEO for its Hong Kong entity

29 Nov 2023

Recently-appointed Greater China head will also be CEO of OCBC Hong Kong to consolidate leadership for the region

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Consumer Banking, FinTech & Innovation

OCBC rolls out Money Lock anti-scam security feature

27 Nov 2023

Funds locked in existing accounts cannot be digitally used or moved. Unlocking can only be done at an OCBC ATM or branch.

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Three international start-ups win OCBC Sustainability Innovation Challenge 2023, to pilot solutions with TotalEnergies

Corporate News

Three international start-ups win OCBC Sustainability Innovation Challenge 2023, to pilot solutions with TotalEnergies

17 Nov 2023

This year’s Challenge shines the spotlight on innovative solutions around renewable energy and sustainable mobility.

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OCBC Group Third Quarter 2023 Net Profit Rose 21% from the Previous Year to S$1.81 billion

Corporate News

OCBC Group Third Quarter 2023 Net Profit Rose 21% from the Previous Year to S$1.81 billion

10 Nov 2023

Nine months 2023 net profit up 32% to new high of S$5.40 billion

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Corporate News

Fifth OCBC Financial Wellness Index dips to 60, lowest since inception

08 Nov 2023

Given ongoing economic challenges since the outbreak of Covid-19, the annual OCBC Financial Wellness Index recorded its second consecutive dip to an all-time low of 60.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC and Care Corner Singapore launch programme to address social isolation amongst seniors

01 Nov 2023

More than 1,000 OCBC staff volunteers will engage 3,500 seniors over 12 months with planned social activities

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FinTech & Innovation

OCBC is first Singapore bank to roll out generative AI chatbot to all employees globally

24 Oct 2023

The roll-out of the chatbot looks to build on the productivity gains that the Bank has achieved with several other generative AI productivity tools it has introduced.

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Corporate News, Appointments

OCBC announces key leadership changes as its ASEAN-Greater China strategic thrust intensifies

18 Oct 2023

Seasoned OCBC bankers take on expanded roles, reflecting the Group’s deep bench strength

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Business Banking

OCBC joins HKEX’S OTC Clear as demand for HKD and CNH derivatives grow

21 Sep 2023

This is to meet increasing demand for hedging products. Total volume of HKD and CNH cross-currency swaps transacted in 1H2023 was more than 50% higher year-on-year.

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Business Banking

OCBC joins LCH SwapClear as direct clearing member

21 Sep 2023

Strong demand for corporate loans to support growth in ASEAN and Greater China have driven demand for interest rate swaps.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC is first bank in Singapore to offer global cross-border payments via Alipay+

19 Sep 2023

OCBC Singapore customers can now scan and pay at Alipay+ merchants in Malaysia and South Korea using the OCBC Digital app; they will be able to do so in Mainland China from 22 September 2023.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC’s largest lifestyle branch at Wisma Atria in Orchard celebrates first anniversary with new partner Baristart Coffee

14 Sep 2023

OCBC Wisma Atria – the bank’s largest integrated lifestyle and banking branch – is welcoming new lifestyle partners in celebration of its first anniversary.

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FinTech & Innovation, Business Banking

OCBC’s anti-malware security feature prevented losses of over S$2 million within one month of launch

07 Sep 2023

The security feature, available in versions 18.1 and above of the OCBC Digital app for Android, has prevented losses from more than 30 customers to date .

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FinTech & Innovation, Business Banking

OCBC avails digital invoice financing on SESAMi to Singapore government vendors using InvoiceNow

08 Aug 2023

Same-day loan approval gives immediate access to capital to SMEs.

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Human Resource

OCBC awards 11 bond-free scholarships in Singapore

07 Aug 2023

OCBC remains one of the very few in the private sector to offer bond-free scholarships to help outstanding individuals pursue their dreams, with over 600 recipients since the 1950s.

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Corporate News

OCBC Group half year 2023 net profit rose 38% to a record S$3.59 billion

04 Aug 2023

Interim dividend raised to 40 cents, up 43% from 28 cents a year ago.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC expands cross-border payment options with UnionPay QR feature

01 Aug 2023

OCBC customers will be able to pay UnionPay QR-enabled merchants in 47 markets by using the OCBC Digital app.

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Appointments, Sustainability

OCBC creates Chief Sustainability Officer role to accelerate sustainability efforts

24 Jul 2023

Together with the set-up of the Board Sustainability Committee in February 2023, OCBC significantly increases its focus on sustainability. Sustainable finance veteran, Mr Mike Ng, will assume the Group CSO role on 1 August 2023.

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Business Banking, Sustainability

Frasers Centrepoint Trust taps OCBC’s green financing solution to accelerate Tampines 1 mall’s move towards carbon-neutrality

06 Jul 2023

FCT is first in Singapore to collaborate with OCBC on its green loan offering with carbon credits, which will enable Tampines 1 to progress towards carbon-neutral status encompassing all energy-related emissions

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OCBC unifies brand, solidifying One Group strategy to accelerate ASEAN-Greater China growth

Corporate News

OCBC unifies brand, solidifying One Group strategy to accelerate ASEAN-Greater China growth

03 Jul 2023

OCBC has unveiled a unified brand across its core markets, solidifying its One Group approach to capitalise on the sizeable ASEAN-Greater China opportunity.

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Consumer Banking, FinTech & Innovation

OCBC is the first Singapore bank to enable fully digital account opening for foreigners

22 Jun 2023

Consumers from OCBC’s key markets who are relocating to Singapore can open an account remotely via the OCBC Digital app

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Cycle virtual ride powers to the finishing line with over 64000 km completed by close to 400 cyclists

06 Jun 2023

The fourth year of OCBC Cycle Virtual Ride ended yesterday with 397 participants completing over 64,000 km. The conclusion of the virtual rides wraps up this year’s OCBC Cycle, which saw the successful completion of the first full-scale event earlier in May since the pandemic impacted mass sports participation events three years ago.

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OCBC Bank enters partnership with digital exchange ADDX; first product launched is a tokenised equity-linked structured note

Business Banking

OCBC Bank enters partnership with digital exchange ADDX; first product launched is a tokenised equity-linked structured note

24 May 2023

First product launched is a tokenised equity-linked structured note.

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OCBC launches first-of-its-kind social uplift programme to help low-income families

CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC launches first-of-its-kind social uplift programme to help low-income families

22 May 2023

OCBC has partnered the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) to introduce a first-of-its-kind social uplift programme to proactively provide targeted help to 100 lower-income families with children living in rental flats.

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More than 20 cycling teams race for glory at OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships

Business Banking, Sustainability

OCBC unveils decarbonisation targets for six sectors to achieve Net Zero financed emissions by 2050

16 May 2023

Power, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Steel, Aviation and Shipping represent the most greenhouse gas emission intensive sectors that OCBC finances.

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OCBC Group first quarter 2023 net profit up 39% from the previous year to a record S$1.88 billion

Corporate News

OCBC Group first quarter 2023 net profit up 39% from the previous year to a record S$1.88 billion

10 May 2023

Group net profit increases 44% to quarterly high, with return on equity rising to 14.7%.

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OCBC Cycle resumes in full scale after three years

CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Cycle resumes in full scale after three years

07 May 2023

Close to 7,300 cyclists gathered at the Singapore Sports Hub on 6 and 7 May to ride in the nation’s marquee cycling event, OCBC Cycle 2023. This marks the first full-scale OCBC Cycle event since 2019 when the pandemic disrupted large-scale sports events and the 2022 edition was limited to 2,000 cyclists joining in person.

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More than 20 cycling teams race for glory at OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships

CSR, Events & Sponsorships

More than 20 cycling teams race for glory at OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships

06 May 2023

Allied World Quantum Racing A and OCBC Bank emerged victorious at the OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships at the Singapore Sports Hub today. On OCBC Cycle’s 15th anniversary, more than 20 teams took part in the annual event’s Speedway Championships, a mainstay in Singapore’s cycling competition calendar.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Digital Silvers programme expanded to equip 2,000 more elderly customers with digital banking skills

03 May 2023

To achieve this target, the bank will leverage all 30 of its personal banking branches islandwide – up from 10 branches last year – with multiple workshops running every week.

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Business Banking, Sustainability

OCBC Bank and RHB Banking Group collaborate on two sustainability-linked solutions

02 May 2023

RHB strengthens ESG ambitions with two sustainability-linked solutions from OCBC Bank – a 2-year S$150 million sustainability-linked loan and cross currency swap, and a S$100 million sustainability-linked loan.

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Corporate News, FinTech & Innovation

OCBC Bank launches OCBCx65Chulia in Decentraland to redefine access to banking

05 Apr 2023

Designed to extend the bank’s digital reach, OCBCx65Chulia integrates a heritage museum and banking lobby in one immersive and interactive space.

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Consumer Banking, Sustainability

OCBC Bank extends over S$3.5 billion in OCBC Eco-Care Loans in two years since launch

27 Mar 2023

Eco-Care Loans account for 1 in 5 home, renovation, and car loans. This demand reflects Singaporeans’ desire to adopt greener lifestyles.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank officially opens Wuhan branch in China

21 Mar 2023

The expansion of OCBC Bank’s Greater China network, with the addition of Wuhan Branch, will strengthen its ASEAN-Greater China trade and investment proposition.

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Business Banking, Sustainability

OCBC Bank introduces Singapore’s first net-zero-aligned loan for corporates to drive transition to a low-carbon economy

20 Mar 2023

This new financing solution aims to incentivise corporates to commit to internationally recognised, science-based net-zero decarbonisation pathways.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank, TTAB, BFSU to curate first industry training programme to enhance job matching for technology roles in banking industry

02 Mar 2023

OCBC Bank, Tech Talent Assembly and Banking and Financial Services Union sign MOU to equip tech workers with focused skills training.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Cycle 2023 attracted more than half of its target participants in just three weeks

01 Mar 2023

3,800 participants have registered for Singapore’s marquee cycling event to date, with 60 per cent being first-time participants

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Corporate News

OCBC Group Full Year 2022 net profit rose 18% to a record S$5.75 billion

24 Feb 2023

Fourth quarter net profit up 34% from a year ago to S$1.31 billion. 2022 full year dividend at 68 cents, increased 28% from the previous year.

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Insights

Keep a cool head when investing in Chinese equities

11 Feb 2023

After a sharp sell-off starting in February 2021 that spanned nearly 18 months, Chinese stock markets have staged a spectacular rebound. Investors are excited.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Cycle 2023 returns with the first full-scale event in three years with 7,000 cyclists expected to join

07 Feb 2023

OCBC Cycle 2023 will return on 6 and 7 May 2023, where 7,000 cyclists are expected to take part in-person at the nation’s marquee cycling event.

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Appointments

OCBC Bank appoints banking veteran Andrew Lee as new Board Chairman

23 Dec 2022

He succeeds Ooi Sang Kuang on 1 February 2023.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank opens its largest integrated lifestyle and banking branch even as digital banking continues to pick up steam

01 Dec 2022

The 20,000 sqft branch at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road, draws customers with its strong retail mix and design for complex banking needs and high-value wealth management decisions.

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Corporate News

Fourth OCBC Financial Wellness Index finds young crypto investors still keen on cryptocurrencies despite crash

22 Nov 2022

Market uncertainty, inflation and soaring interest rates impacted Singaporeans’ financial wellness, with this year’s OCBC Financial Wellness Index dropping to 61, reversing last year’s gains.

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Appointments

OCBC Bank appoints new Group Chief Risk Officer

16 Nov 2022

The new appointment takes effect from 1 January 2023.

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Corporate News, FinTech & Innovation

OCBC Bank and NTU Singapore to embark on a S$5 million research collaboration

10 Nov 2022

The five-year research collaboration will deep dive into developing innovative technological solutions in sustainability, data privacy and cyber security.

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Corporate News, Business Banking

OCBC Bank is first in Singapore to leverage digital passport authentication in its ‘Know-Your-Customer’ process when opening a business account

08 Nov 2022

The use of this authentication technology will provide a more secure and seamless remote verification process.

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Corporate News

OCBC Group third quarter 2022 net profit up 31% from the previous year to a new high of S$1.60 billion

04 Nov 2022

Nine months 2022 net profit rose to a record S$4.44 billion

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank to raise flagship OCBC 360 account interest rates to all-time high

31 Oct 2022

Customers can earn interest of 4.65% p.a. on the first S$100,000 in their bank account by tapping on just three of the account’s six bonus interest categories – Salary, Save and Spend. Adding on bonus interest from the Wealth (Insure) and Wealth (Invest) categories increases this to 7.65% p.a.

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Sustainability

NParks partners OCBC Bank in Singapore's first large-scale ecological mangrove restoration project at Pulau Ubin

31 Oct 2022

With a contribution of $3 million, the OCBC Mangrove Park underscores OCBC’s commitment to carbon storage efforts to mitigate climate change

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Corporate News, Sustainability

OCBC Bank joins Net-Zero Banking Alliance

25 Oct 2022

The Bank has begun developing a systematic plan to achieve net zero by 2050 and aims to unveil, by first half of 2023, its sectoral financed emission targets

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Appointments

OCBC Bank Appoints New Head For Its Group Consumer Banking And Wealth Management Businesses

20 Oct 2022

Mr Sunny Quek will assume new role with immediate effect

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Sustainability

OCBC Bank's Community Urban Farm Is The First In the Central Business District

13 Oct 2022

The 140kg of vegetables to be harvested annually atop a carpark will yield 3,000 meal portions for the less privileged in Singapore

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Appointments

OCBC Bank Appoints New Group Chief Financial Officer

10 Oct 2022

The new appointment takes effect from 1 November 2022

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Sustainability, Awards

US-Based Enexor Bioenergy and Singapore's Tria Win Inaugural OCBC Sustainability Innovation Challenge To Pilot Waste-to-Energy and Closed-loop catering solutions at SATS

10 Oct 2022

The winners will receive up to S$80,000 each to begin the pilots in Singapore between Q4 2022 and Q1 2023, with the goal of eventually scaling across SATS’ network

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Digital Silvers Programme Launched at Heartland Branches to Upskill 400 Elderly Customers within a year

24 Sep 2022

They will be taught one-on-one by branch staff about digital banking and payments, as well as scam spotting and avoidance

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank Enhances 360 Account Interest Rates And Reinstates Spend Bonus Interest Category

30 Aug 2022

Customers can now bank and earn a market-beating bonus interest of up to 4.05% p.a. on the first S$100,000 of their account balances

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Sustainability

OCBC Bank and NUS collaborate on a nationwide electric vehicle adoption study

18 Aug 2022

This will be Singapore’s largest dedicated study to understand the factors that best influence the adoption of electric vehicles.

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Sustainability

OCBC Climate Index 2022 Finds that Singaporeans have not improved in many sustainable behaviours despite Governmental Push and Heightened Attention

16 Aug 2022

Health, cost and convenience are key drivers of change across four main generations with baby boomers leading the pack in embracing climate actions

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Business Banking

OCBC Bank-Govtech Developed National Digital Payment Service on LIFESG APP Saw 900,000 Transactions Totalling $41 Million in 9 Months

15 Aug 2022

Launched in November 2021, the national digital payment service, jointly developed by GovTech and OCBC Bank, makes government payments in Singapore simpler, convenient and more sustainable.

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Consumer Banking, FinTech & Innovation

OCBC bank is first to enable CPF account top-ups directly from digital banking platforms besides the CPF website

10 Aug 2022

OCBC Financial Wellness Index 2021 revealed CPF as one of the top sources of funding for retirement, validated by the 30 per cent increase in CPF top-up transactions by OCBC Bank customers.

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Corporate News

OCBC Group First Half 2022 Net Profit Rose 7% to New High of S$2.84 billion

03 Aug 2022

Second quarter net profit up 28% from a year ago Interim Dividend of 28 cents per share declared

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank to increase focus on skills-based volunteerism by committing to 30% year-on-year growth

01 Aug 2022

The bank aims to set a new standard for corporate responsibility efforts beyond donations of money and food, to truly help uplift the disadvantaged segments in society

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank appoints new Group Data Head as it intensifies digital transformation efforts

08 Jun 2022

OCBC Bank announced today that it has appointed Donald MacDonald as its first Head of Group Data Office with effect from 1 June 2022, a newly created role to drive the Bank’s data strategy and establish OCBC as a leading data-driven organisation in the region.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Cycle 2022 comes to a close with virtual rides attracting close to 3,700 cyclists

07 Jun 2022

The virtual rides of OCBC Cycle 2022 concluded yesterday, with over 3,700 participants this year.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships, Sustainability

OCBC Bank launches global Sustainability Innovation Challenge to pilot waste management and reduction solutions at SATS

06 Jun 2022

OCBC Bank has partnered its corporate customer SATS, a leading food solutions provider, to launch the inaugural OCBC Sustainability Innovation Challenge.

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Sustainability

#OCBCCARES Environment Fund to finance two ground-up solutions tapping the growing demand for vending machines in Singapore to tackle plastic waste issues

31 May 2022

Filling the funding gap in EB Impact’s Sustainability Exchange programme empowers youths to pilot and test winning solutions that can contribute towards Singapore’s sustainability agenda

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Corporate News, Human Resource

OCBC Bank appoints Lee Hwee Boon as Head of Group Human Resources

27 May 2022

Lee Hwee Boon succeeds Jason Ho, who retires on 23 June 2022

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Corporate News, Consumer Banking

Media statement in response to MAS’ supervisory action after its review of OCBC Bank’s handling of the SMS phishing scam impersonating the bank

26 May 2022

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Corporate News, Sustainability

OCBC Bank to invest more than S$25 million to reduce its global carbon footprint

25 May 2022

OCBC Bank will invest more than S$25 million in decarbonisation efforts in Singapore, Malaysia and Greater China.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

2,000 cyclists join first in-person mass participation event in two years

08 May 2022

2,000 cyclists took part in the City Ride of the OCBC Cycle today – the first in-person mass participation event since the latest easing of Covid-19 measures two weeks ago.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

In-person racing returns at OCBC Cycle after two-year hiatus

07 May 2022

The OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships returned to the Singapore Sports Hub this weekend for an action-packed day of racing, after a two-year hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Business Banking, Sustainability

OCBC Bank and MetaVerse Green Exchange to develop new green financing solutions with tokenised carbon credits

25 Apr 2022

This partnership between the two Singapore firms aims to help accelerate corporates’ journey to carbon neutrality.

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Sustainability

OCBC Securities and Lion Global Investors list Singapore's first low-carbon ETF

11 Apr 2022

The Lion-OCBC Securities Singapore Low Carbon ETF offers investors the opportunity to do good for the environment and their investment portfolios

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FinTech & Innovation, Human Resource

OCBC Group to hire 1,500 tech talents over next three years to accelerate digital transformation

25 Mar 2022

The 1,500 people to be hired will fill in-demand tech positions such as application developers, cybersecurity experts, blockchain specialists and data scientists.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Cycle 2022 to welcome up to 2,000 cyclists in person on closed roads

14 Mar 2022

After a two-year hiatus, OCBC Cycle 2022 is back at Singapore Sports Hub for both competitive and non-competitive rides while keeping the virtual component.

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Corporate News

OCBC Group Full Year 2021 Net Profit Rose 35% to S$4.86 billion

23 Feb 2022

Proposed final dividend increased to 28 cents per share

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank rolls out emergency kill switch so customers can freeze all accounts if scammed

16 Feb 2022

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Consumer Banking

Statement by OCBC Bank on update of goodwill payouts relating to the SMS phishing scam

30 Jan 2022

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Consumer Banking

Media Statement on anti-scam security measures

21 Jan 2022

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Consumer Banking

Media Response on full goodwill payout to all victims of SMS phishing scam impersonating OCBC Bank

19 Jan 2022

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Corporate News, Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank has been making goodwill payouts to victims of the recent SMS phishing scam since 8 January 2022

17 Jan 2022

Each case has to be reviewed and validated thoroughly

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank again warns customers of SMS scams attacks with expected surge in attacks over the New Year weekend

30 Dec 2021

Customers should not click on dubious URL links provided in unsolicited text messages even if the SMSes come through the OCBC SMS thread.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank advises public against SMS phishing scams impersonating the bank

23 Dec 2021

OCBC Bank has seen a sharp rise in the number of 'smishing’ (phishing via SMS) scams impersonating the Bank over the past few weeks.

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FinTech & Innovation, Human Resource

OCBC Bank and Ngee Ann Polytechnic co-design tech internship to tackle talent shortage in the financial sector

20 Dec 2021

The one-year curated internship represents a new industry-in-curriculum pathway and opens the door for full-time employment with the bank upon graduation.

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Business Banking, Sustainability

OCBC Bank closes sustainability-linked cross-currency swap with Cromwell European REIT

17 Dec 2021

The deal marks the first time the Bank has executed a sustainability-linked derivative with a European client and expands its sustainable finance portfolio to the global market.

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Sustainability

OCBC Bank adopts Poseidon Principles to accelerate decarbonisation of shipping sector

15 Dec 2021

OCBC Bank has joined leading global banks to become the first in Southeast Asia to adopt the Poseidon Principles, a globally recognised framework that guides how the Bank determines, assesses and manages the climate alignment of its ship finance portfolio to support the shipping industry’s targets of reducing carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2050.

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Insights

Reimagining wealth management to thrive in the new normal

08 Nov 2021

Asia’s wealth management landscape is changing dramatically. Shifting customer preferences, new competitive and regulatory trends, innovative digital-led business models are all coming together in a perfect storm, creating a ‘new normal’ for wealth management, and its consumers and advisors.

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Consumer Banking, FinTech & Innovation

OCBC Bank enables the instant purchase of gold and silver digitally

05 Nov 2021

Within a week of its launch, OCBC Bank customers bought more than S$1 million worth of precious metals via the OCBC Digital mobile banking app

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Consumer Banking, Insights

The Covid-19 pandemic has made many Singaporeans adopt better financial habits

02 Nov 2021

The third OCBC Financial Wellness Index found that digital acceleration from the pandemic saw close to half of Singaporeans across all age groups leveraging financial digital tools for financial planning and investing

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Business Banking, Sustainability

OCBC Bank extends green loan to first property development leveraging BCA's new building energy efficiency assessment tool

26 Oct 2021

The green loan was issued to Fairview Development Private Ltd, a unit of leading Singapore-based developer, Tong Eng Group, for its first energy-efficient residential project qualified using the new national assessment tool

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships, Sustainability

OCBC to back youth projects supporting Singapore Green Plan

19 Oct 2021

OCBC Bank once again partners Eco Business to advance Singapore’s green interests through its Sustainability Exchange programme

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Wealth Management

OCBC Bank’s Hong Kong subsidiary partners China’s Ping An Bank to provide two-way Wealth Management Connect services

19 Oct 2021

The highly-anticipated cross-boundary investment scheme by China is estimated to generate about S$670 million worth of wealth fees a year and is seen as a test-bed for more relaxation to China’s capital controls.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC bank launches one-stop travel site and travel credit card as Singapore re-opens tourism

12 Oct 2021

OCBC bank goes beyond banking to set up a one-stop travel site specially dedicated to attractively-priced hotel accommodation as well as booking of flights and car rentals

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Business Banking, Sustainability

OCBC Bank launches first Sustainability-Linked Structured Deposit in Singapore

24 Sep 2021

By adding to the diversity of sustainability-linked investment products, OCBC Bank is enabling customers to play their part to build a more sustainable world with their investments.

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Appointments

OCBC Bank appoints Head of Global Wholesale Banking

15 Sep 2021

OCBC Bank today announced the appointment of Mr Tan Teck Long as Head of Global Wholesale Banking, with effect from 15 March 2022.

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Sustainability

OCBC Bank, partnering with Eco-Business, launches OCBC Climate Index to measure environmental sustainability awareness and climate action in Singapore

17 Aug 2021

Eco-Business developed the approach and framework for the Index. OCBC Bank developed the research methodology.

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Corporate News

OCBC Group First Half 2021 Net Profit rose 86% to S$2.66 billion from S$1.43 billion a year ago

04 Aug 2021

Interim dividend of 25 cents declared

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FinTech & Innovation, Business Banking

GuocoLand, OCBC Bank and Doxa to pilot first end-to-end digital procurement and payments workflow solution for built environment ecosystem

03 Aug 2021

Enterprise digital platform streamlines procurement and payments workflow processes by connecting all parties in the real estate value chain.

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FinTech & Innovation

OCBC Bank is first to integrate with IRAS’s payment API to enable direct payment of taxes via digital banking

22 Jul 2021

The new feature enables customers to have a seamless review and payment of taxes within a single digital platform

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Business Banking

Singapore SME recovery continues in Q2 despite tighter COVID-19 measures: OCBC SME Index

15 Jul 2021

The impact of the Heightened Alert measures in May and June was mitigated as Singapore SMEs were better prepared for the disruptions, having adapted their businesses after the Circuit Breaker last year.

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Business Banking, Sustainability

Fortune REIT obtains sustainability-linked loan of HK$1.5 billion from OCBC Bank

15 Jul 2021

OCBC Bank is the sole lender for the transaction.

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Wealth Management

Lion Global Investors and OCBC Securities list Singapore's first China focused dividend-pay ETF

12 Jul 2021

The Lion-OCBC Securities China Leaders ETF captures the growth potential of 80 of the largest Stock Connect Chinese companies listed on the Stock Exchanges of Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

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Human Resource

OCBC Bank rolls out comprehensive sustainability training as it adds more than 50 new jobs in ESG push

08 Jul 2021

To meet the surge in demand for sustainability-related roles as the Bank accelerates its sustainability drive, all 30,000 employees will have the opportunity to attain at least basic knowledge of sustainability in a structured manner, with those in sustainability-related roles expertly trained.

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Business Banking, Sustainability

Joint ventures between Allgreen Properties Ltd and Kerry Properties Ltd secure S$861.75 million green loan from DBS, Maybank and OCBC Bank

07 Jul 2021

The proceeds will be used to finance a mixed-use development project comprising a retail mall and residential development, known as Pasir Ris 8.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Cycle 2021's Virutal Ride crosses finish line, sees increased interest from inaugural event in 2020

05 Jul 2021

The second edition of the OCBC Cycle Virtual Ride wrapped up yesterday (4 July) with more than 6,100 cyclists participating in this year’s event. This marked an almost 30% increase in participants from last year’s inaugural event.

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Corporate News, FinTech & Innovation, Appointments

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

Opportunities favour the brave

08 Jun 2021

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Insights

Millennials to drive the ESG investing 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 financing 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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Sustainability

FFTH and OCBC Bank launch second Community Shop

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

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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

Three reasons why a greener economy is achievable

12 Mar 2021

Government support, sustainable finance, economic viability of green projects will help pave way

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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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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 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

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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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

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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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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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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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

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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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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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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