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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.
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e-KYC Regulatory Framework
With the roll out of e-KYC Policy by BNM on 30 June 2020, FIs will have to ensure controls are properly implemented prior to launching their e-KYC platforms. In this webinar, understand the current e-KYC regulatory framework for FIs in Malaysia and its key challenges, and explore best practices to mitigate and manage ML/TF risks emerging from e-KYC. Read More
Test Centres Unable to Conduct Online Exams Due to Nationwide Phase 1 Total Lockdown
Following the 28 May 2021 announcement by the Prime Minister’s Office on the nationwide Phase 1 Total Lockdown, kindly note that test centres are unable to conduct online exams from 1 to 14 June 2021.... Read More
Delay in Examinable Date of Revised Content for Updated PCC Modules
Following our announcement on 24 February 2021 titled “Updated PCC Modules to be Examinable Beginning 1 June 2021”, we regret to inform you that there will be a delay in the exams of the revised conte... Read More
AICB'S BANKING INSIGHTS
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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.
Values: The New World Currency
The rise of shareholder activism sees investors increasingly demanding that environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts be championed across boards and prioritised in corporate agendas. This “wokeness” is a part of a new human-centred economy where values reign supreme and social capitalism is the order of the day. As the banking and finance sector shifts its gaze to greener pastures, it is important to keep systemic risks such as greenwashing in check; enhance and achieve other goals on the sustainability spectrum, such as social inequality, social justice, and diversity and inclusion; and emplace advanced risk management processes to address risks arising from ESG investments. Read More
Rising Temperatures, Melting Ice Caps, and the Banking Sector
In the banking sector, there has been an increased focus on the issue of climate risk within the larger ESG agenda. But how important is ESG — or specifically, climate risk — in the context of the banking sector? Is this just a fashionable buzzword that will disappear when a new trend comes along or does this represent a fundamental shift in terms of how we look at the role and purpose of banks within the wider community? To answer this question, we must first consider this from the perspective of history and science. Read More
No Banking on a Dead Planet
In our interview with French agronomist and sustainability leader Minh Cuong Le Quan, he stresses that the timeline of net-zero pledges by financial institutions are way off target and hardly depictive of the dire situation we are in. Climate change is just one of the many symptoms of the ailing world we live in — a consequence of the greed and materialism we see today — and bolder changes must take place within the current decade to mitigate the consequences of the situation. The financial sector is able to play a great role in shaping humanity’s future for the better, and this must start today. Read More