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.
Taking your exams has never been easier!
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
GET THE PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE
The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is the sole professional body for Malaysia’s banking industry with over 33,000 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.
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
“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)
“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
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.
Manager, Knowledge & Skills Monitoring, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad
AICB membership provides many benefits, including professional recognition, learning support and opportunities for personal and professional growth.
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.
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.
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.
Meet the team here.
Conduct Risk in AML/CFT
With conduct failings becoming prevalent in recent years, organisations are struggling to restore trust and manage new and emerging ways misconduct is committed. While technological advancements have proven useful in efforts to manage misconduct, it is imperative that organisations understand the key drivers of poor organisational conduct to ensure the success of their mitigation measures. Read More
Trade-based Money Laundering (TBML)
Trade-based money laundering (TBML) has been identified as one of three main methods in which criminals move illicit cash and integrating them into the formal economy. Guarding against TBML requires specific controls. Join us as we explore the increasing significance of TBML-related issues in financial crime compliance; understand the key challenges and difficulties in preventing TBML; and explore how TBML risks can be managed by FIs.
Transaction Monitoring (TM) Trends
As disruptions affect how illicit funds are moved, there is a need to keep abreast with the shifting trends in transaction monitoring (TM) in light of regulatory expectations which have remained constant and unchanging. Join us to understand TM-related events and trends which have emerged in recent years; understand new initiatives for effective conducting of TM; and explore typical challenges and issues of conducting TM.
Update on AICB’s New Chartered Banker Framework — Modules, Programme Fees and System Upgrade
Following our 24 November 2021 announcement, “Transition Guidelines for AICB’s New Professional Education and Membership Framework”, we are pleased to share further information on AICB’s New Chartered... Read More
Closure of CBI'S Office for Christmas and New Year Holidays
Kindly note that the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays from Friday, 24 December 2021 to Tuesday, 4 January 2022. CBI will resume operations on We... Read More
AICB'S BANKING INSIGHTS
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
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
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
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