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The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers’ 2021 Annual Report is now available.

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Launch of AICB’s Integrated Online Examination System With Pearson VUE (AICB-PV)

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AICB Membership Survey 2021: Key Highlights

More insight into the findings of the AICB Membership Survey here:

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Update on AICB’s New Professional Education and Membership Framework

AICB's New Chartered Banker (CB) Curriculum and Membership Framework features updated content with a range of modules critical to banking and is designed to ensure that our members are able to face the challenges and seize the opportunities of banking in the future.

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We encourage you to try AICB's online exams via remote proctoring - here's what our members have to say about their positive experience with this
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AICB’s COVID-19 Resource

Keep yourself updated on banking-related announcements and developments pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic through out dedicated section.

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The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is the sole professional body for Malaysia’s banking industry with over 34,000 members and growing across 10 countries. The Institute aims to raise professional standards and the level of knowledge and competence of the banking workforce through its professional membership and qualifications. AICB members comprise individual members and corporate members.

Advance your banking career with AICB. Click on the programmes below to find out how AICB’s banking qualifications can help you build your competence and give you the recognition you need for personal and professional growth.

Chartered Banker (CB)

AICB's flagship programme — an internationally-recognised professional banking qualification awarded together with the Chartered Banker Institute, UK. Read More

Chartered Banker By Experience (CBBE)

AICB is offering this CBBE programme in collaboration with the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) UK, which is the only institute in the world to confer the Chartered Banker status. Read More

Professional Credit Certification (PCC)

A certification in credit for banking professionals looking to equip themselves with the skills, knowledge and tools to advance in the field of credit management. Read More

Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Executive (CAMEX)

A comprehensive introduction to a range of topics critical to understanding the scope of money laundering and terrorism financing. Read More

Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Compliance Officer (CAMCO)

A comprehensive certification covering a wide range of in-depth modules on AML/CFT for those pursuing a specialist role in AML/CFT functions. Read More

Professional Qualifications in  Anti Money Laundering/counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

Professional qualifications for those involved in compliance, risk, internal and external audit, and regulatory functions. Read More

Professional Qualifications in Regulatory Compliance (RC)

A set of qualifications designed by AICB and the International Compliance Association (ICA) to equip banking professionals with skills in regulatory compliance and risk. Read More

Bank Risk Management (BRM)

A qualification designed to equip bankers with the relevant tools and techniques to manage risk in banking. Read More

Certification for Bank Auditors (CBA)

A qualification intended for bankers who aspire to attain further standing and authority in internal audit, with an emphasis on IT audit. Read More

Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia Certificate (PKMC)

Designed to equip dealers and brokers in Malaysia’s licensed financial institutions and money broking firms with the highest levels of competence, professionalism and integrity. Read More

Investor Protection Professional Certification (IPPC)

A specialist qualification for individuals selling and marketing structured products and unlisted debt securities, following regulatory requirements defined by Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia’s Guidelines on Investor Protection. Read More

Prior Experience Conversion Programme (PEC)

The PEC programme offers a “speed to specialisation” option that gives eligible bankers exemption from the usual qualification pathways in areas of specialisation. Read More

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“AICB's Online Exams via Remote Proctoring — the Way Forward!"

The world has changed. Professional exams have had to adapt given social distancing limitations and concerns of infection. Thankfully, AICB’s approach to remote proctoring has done very well in this regard. I was pleasantly surprised with the online experience that offered high flexibility and removed uncertainty regarding venues. The setup at home was smooth and allowed me to concentrate on doing my best during the exams. It’s a great option and I highly recommend it.

Lionel Ho Tze-Kuang, CB
Head, Digital Strategy, Group Strategy, Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)

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“I truly appreciate having the option of taking my examinations online via remote proctoring."

AICB has given me the support, flexibility and convenience needed to complete my professional qualification examinations according to my schedule during these challenging times. Being able to take proctored examinations in the comfort of my home has kept me focused on achieving my professional education goals. It was seamless, and easy for me, and I would encourage you to take advantage of this option!”

Kavitha Thillainathan, CB
Vice President – Group Customer Experience Management, CIMB Bank Berhad

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Chartered Bankers Testimonials

“My journey to becoming a Chartered Banker is a valuable learning experience and a commitment to enhancing my professional competence in banking”

Learning new skills as a banking professional requires determination and adaptability. I am always looking to enhance my knowledge, so taking the Chartered Banker programme was only natural. This journey gives me the knowledge base, professional competence and confidence I need to face the new era of banking.

Discover how you too can build banking career – be an AICB member.

Hor Ri Na
Assistant Vice President, Cash Market Management, Citibank

“As an AICB member, I have the added advantage of continuous learning and upskilling. That gives me a real, added advantage in my career.”

The Chartered Banker programme helps me achieve and maintain the highest standards of competence and professionalism. My journey includes multiple compulsory and elective modules in three levels of study – Executive Banker, Professional Banker and, finally, Chartered Banker. This pathway provides extensive and critical knowledge of the banking sector and concepts of ethical professionalism.

You, too, can achieve your career goals. Find out more about AICB membership.

Riza Khan
Manager, Knowledge & Skills Monitoring, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad

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AICB membership provides many benefits, including professional recognition, learning support and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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Individual Members

AICB offers a suite of professional qualifications and membership designations to relevant individuals to further equip them with skills to face the challenges of the evolving banking landscape.

For more details on Individual membership, please click here.

Corporate Members

AICB’s corporate membership is open to licensed banks, licensed investment banks, other licensed financial institutions, regulators of the banking and financial services industry, and other institutions approved by the Council.

For more details on Corporate membership, please click here.


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The AICB Council is the governing body of AICB and together with several key committees and the management team, it objectively ensures that the management and governance of the Institute’s various functions are held to high standards.

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AICB's 5th Chartered Banker Conferment 2022

AICB's 5th Chartered Banker Conferment 2022

18 Jun 2022 @ 9:00 am

The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) will be hosting its 5th Chartered Banker Conferment 2022 on 18 June 2022 @ 9 am. Held physically and broadcasted from the Azman Hashim Auditorium at Bangunan AICB. To date, over 32,580 AICB members have graduated with various AICB qualifications and this year, 176 individuals will be conferred the Chartered Banker status, a prestigious designation awarded jointly with the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI), UK, and which recognises the diligence and determination of conferees in attaining the gold standard in banking. Watch this space for more updates in the coming weeks!  

Ethical Finance ASEAN 2022

Ethical Finance ASEAN 2022

29 Jun 2022 @ 10:00 am

Following the success of our Southeast Asia regional showcase at the Ethical Finance Global 2021, AICB is delighted to co-organise the inaugural Ethical Finance ASEAN 2022 with the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI). This virtual event on 29 June 2022 @ 10 am is complimentary, and presents you with a unique opportunity to hear from experts on sustainable and responsible finance in the ASEAN region and beyond. We will be sharing further details on the event in the coming weeks, and we hope you will join us for this exciting event.   Read More

International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing 2022 (IFCTF 2022)

International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing 2022 (IFCTF 2022)

26 Jul 2022 @ 10:00 am

The International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) 2022 returns this year as an in-person conference on 26 – 27 July 2022 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Themed "The New Frontier of Compliance: Transform, Adapt, Collaborate", the conference is expected to attract more than 700 delegates from local and international financial institutions. The keynote address will be delivered by Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Yunus, Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms Nur Hidayah at [email protected]   Read More


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Notice of Annual General Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the 44th Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers [Registration No. 197701004872 (35880-P)] (“Institute”) will be held on Wednesday, 8 June 20... Read More

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Stay ahead of the curve, with industry insights and developments.

AICB’s thought leadership publications and Banking Insight magazine provide you with industry-relevant knowledge and keep you up-to-date on key developments in the banking industry.

Move Along, Goldilocks

Move Along, Goldilocks

Coined by UCLA senior economist David Shulman in his equity-strategy paper “The Goldilocks Economy: Keeping the Bears at Bay”, the eponymous term taken from a children’s fairy tale has been embedded in financial lexicon to denote an economy that’s like that third bowl of porridge in the story: just right – not too hot, not too cold. However, like the law of gravity, nothing stays buoyant forever. A Goldilocks economy is temporary and part of the boom-and-bust cycle. What few will tell you is that the choices you make during this fleeting moment will leave a lasting impact in your organisation and an indelible ripple effect throughout the financial system. Read More

Mending the Pandemic Brain

Mending the Pandemic Brain

COVID-19 has not been kind to our brains. With distress, isolation, and prolonged boredom in the air thanks to successive lockdowns, cases of pandemic brain have been both prevalent and persistent. Everywhere, significant chunks of the population are experiencing brain fog, trouble concentrating, and forgetfulness, among other things, that affect day-to-day functioning when it comes to work and beyond. If there is a silver lining, however, it’s this: it is possible to reverse the effects of pandemic brain. Read More

Combating the Ransomware Onslaught

Combating the Ransomware Onslaught

While the rise in ransomware started in 2020, this year has seen an even bigger surge. Attacks rose 93% year-on-year, according to Check Point. While much of the activity centres on the US, Europe, and Latin America, APAC financial institutions must still be prepared as they too are in the crosshairs. According to Kaspersky, 635 (35%) out of 1,764 companies and individuals attacked in 2020 by REvil – a major Russian-based ransomware group – were from the APAC region. To avoid becoming a victim of ransomware, employ a multidimensional and pragmatic approach towards cyber risk. This means having protocols in place for worst-case scenarios, while simultaneously taking proactive measures aimed at prevention and risk minimisation. Read More