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Mobile apps critical for Malaysian mass affluent

While mobile banking apps are essential to servicing all mass affluent individuals across Asia Pacific, in Malaysia this is a key banking channel.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Dec 2014
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Sharia products essential to Malaysian investors

In the Sharia-compliant wealth management market the focus has long been on the riches of the Middle East, but affluent investors from Southeast Asia are increasingly becoming the Islamic finance market to target.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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ASEAN banking scene takes shape

Malaysian banking groups CIMB, RHB Capital, and the Malaysian Banking Society are confirmed to be in three-way merger talks. The combined bank would be the largest player in Malaysia, eclipsing Maybank, the current market leader.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2014
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Brand-building key for Malaysian wealth managers

The significance of relationship managers' own contacts in acquiring new clients in Malaysia poses a challenge to private banks. To minimize this threat, effective brand-building and tailored customer engagement programs are critical.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jul 2014
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Education key for Malaysian investors

Low investor sophistication is preventing Malaysians from diversifying their assets and growing the local wealth management market. Investor education will be necessary to remedy the problem.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2014
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Maybank aspires to capture greater share of wallet

Maybank is expanding its reach in the Malaysian market, targeting mass affluent clients with its ASPIRE brand. The predicted growth in mass affluent numbers means the move should prove to be lucrative.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2013
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Is VP Bank's repositioning in Asia the start of a trend?

VP Bank, a Liechtenstein-based bank that first entered Singapore in 2008, has decided not to continue its strategy of building a private banking presence in the region. Other foreign players will follow suit if they do not pursue opportunities in the less competitive secondary markets of Asia.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2012
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The Securities Commission Malaysia's new retail bonds and sukuk framework to boost local market

To facilitate a greater retail presence in local bond markets, the Securities Commission Malaysia has launched a retail bonds and sukuk framework to provide retail investors with direct access to locally issued bonds and sukuk. According to Datamonitor, the opening up of this market will see bonds growing the fastest of all assets classes in retail investors' portfolios over the next two years.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Sep 2012
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Maybank's Diamante program highlights the growing promise of the ASEAN region

Maybank has announced that it is rolling out a new program designed to provide a seamless experience for HNW clients no matter where they travel within the ASEAN region. The program demonstrates that not all strategies to grow in the Asian HNW market need focus on Greater China, and that the deepening integration and rising affluence of the ASEAN region represents an attractive market.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2012
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Number of millionaires in emerging Asian economies set to overtake Western Europe in 2013

According to Datamonitor statistics, the emerging Asia Pacific economies are set to have a greater number of millionaires than Western Europe by 2013. This largely results from the emergence of the Indian and Chinese economies, which have experienced significant export-driven growth. Internal demand is also becoming increasingly important, and is helping to increase the number of millionaires.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2012

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