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.
Read "Values: The New World Currency" in our latest Banking Insight issue
As the banking and finance sector shifts its gaze to greener pastures, a new human-centred economy becomes the order of the day.
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 32,000 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.
How are the UN Principles of Responsible Banking Being Implemented by Banks?
The future of banking depends heavily on organisations that prioritise environmental, social, economic and governance issues; promote financial inclusion, and act with integrity. Beyond these efforts, what more could be done to raise awareness of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking and their implications beyond specialist teams in banks? Read More
What Does Responsible Banking Mean for the Education, Training and Development of Bankers?
Signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Banking commit to aligning their business with — and achieving — ambitious targets that contribute to global and national sustainability goals. What are the implications of responsible banking in general, and the UN Principles for Responsible Banking in particular, for the education, training and development of bankers? Read More
Terrorism Financing/Proliferation Financing Risk Assessment
This webinar will discuss the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) recommendations on identifying, assessing and understanding TF/PF risks, the challenges of implementing these requirements, and best practices on the supervision and monitoring of TF/PF risk assessment and mitigation. Read More
AICB Appoints Edward Ling as Chief Executive, Effective 20 September 2021
The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Ling Hsiao Wee as the new Chief Executive, effective 20 September 2021. Edward takes over from Prasad ... Read More
System Upgrade Work on AICB’s Learning Management System (Moodle) from 13-15 August 2021
Kindly note that AICB will be performing a system upgrade to its Learning Management System (Moodle) from 13 August 2021 (8 pm) to 15 August 2021 (8 pm), during which the service will not be availabl... 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.
Pre-Empt A Green Swan
In a January 2020 podcast, Luiz A Pereira da Silva, Bank for International Settlements Deputy General Manager and co-author of Green Swan, described two types of sustainability risk — physical and transition — and ways to preserve financial stability in the era of climate change. While it is important to preserve the delicate balance between the exigency to transition from brown to green and the material risks that accompany this move, efforts to combat climate change, while wholly necessary, must consider all consequences and ensure that they are managed well for the common good. 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