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Human Resource

OCBC Bank launches post-pandemic "leap" recruitment and development programme

31 May 2022

The initiative aims to build a talent pool in the Bank’s core focus area of wealth management.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Al-Amin CEO hits KL streets to spread Ramadhan goodwill for the 14th year

04 Apr 2022

The month of Ramadhan is back and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) staff, led by its Chief Executive Officer Tuan Syed Abdull Aziz Syed Kechik, took to the streets around Masjid Jamek yet again to spread goodwill through the act of sharing.

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Sustainability

OCBC Al-Amin wins Energy and Natural Resources Ministry's sustainable energy Islamic financing award

28 Mar 2022

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) has won the coveted Special Award for Sustainable Energy Financing (Islamic Financing) at the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2021.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Al-Amin staff raise RM30,300 for autism ahead of World Autism Awareness Day

28 Mar 2022

To spread greater understanding on the theme of this year’s World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April, 191 staff of OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) recently walked, ran or cycled for three kilometres. In total they covered a cumulative total of almost 600 kilometres while raising RM30,300 to support the cause of autistic children in Malaysia.

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Corporate News

OCBC captures Penang culture and heritage through specially designed Wednesday outfits for staff

26 Jan 2022

The dose of cultural goodness and sustainability is part of the Bank's larger drive to promote preservation in various part of the country.

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Sustainability

Hap Seng Management issues inaugural Sustainability-Linked Bonds

20 Jan 2022

Hap Seng Management Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad (“Hap Seng” or the “Issuer”), has issued the first tranche of Sustainability-Linked Bonds (“SLB”) under its Unrated Bonds programmes of up to RM5.0 billion in nominal value.

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Insights

Economic outlook in 2022 - Media statement by Selena Ling, Chief Economist, OCBC Bank

20 Jan 2022

While 2021 has been a roller-coaster ride, as vaccines preluded a positive start to the year, the green shoots came under heavy rain showers in the form of the Delta variant before persistent elevated inflationary prints prompted the frontloading of hawkish central bank expectations.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Al-Amin brings RM81,600 in immediate aid to flood victims of Kampung Jawa and Kampung Padang Jawa

19 Jan 2022

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) has partnered with Lions Club of Klang, supported by Lions Club of Selangor Miracle, to provide RM81,600 in immediate aid to 500 families in Kampung Jawa and Kampung Padang Jawa, Klang.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Furry folk at PAWS get RM54,000 from OCBC friends toward building a state-of-the-art home

10 Jan 2022

The furry folks at PAWS Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Ara Damansara found a new friend in OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) when its Consumer Financial Services division staff raised over RM54,000 from their own pockets to chip in to build a new home for them.

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Corporate News

OCBC Kuching branch radiates with Edric Ong-designed cutural attire every Wednesday

05 Jan 2022

Bank’s Cultural Wednesdays are part of its sustainability drive.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank urges loans/financing customers affected by the floods to call if they need support

21 Dec 2021

OCBC Malaysia is urging all its customers who are adversely affected by the country’s floods to get in touch with them if they need to discuss potential relief or restructuring measures in relation to their existing loans or financing schemes.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Commercial Banking staff of OCBC Bank contribute RM100,000 to pandemic-related causes nationwide

20 Dec 2021

The 215 Commercial Banking staff of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) recently dug deep into their pockets to raise RM100,000 to help five charity organisations across the country affected by the pandemic.

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Sustainability

Sunway REIT issues inaugural Sustainability-Linked Bonds

07 Dec 2021

SunREIT Unrated Bond Berhad (SUB) has issued the first tranche of Sustainability-Linked Bonds (SLB) as part of Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust’s (Sunway REIT) maiden sustainable financing exercise.

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Consumer Banking

FRANK by OCBC is now fully digital

06 Dec 2021

Digitally inclined customers and those who prefer to bank on-the-go can now sign up for OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad’s (OCBC Bank) award-winning FRANK by OCBC without the need to step into the bank.

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Corporate News

OCBC begins offering URUS to eligible B50 individuals

15 Nov 2021

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank), together with its Islamic banking subsidiary OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) (collectively, OCBC Malaysia), today began offering packages from the Financial Management and Resilience Programme (URUS) to eligible individual B50 customers.

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Sustainability

A tree planted for every investor in Maybank global sustainable/ESG funds distributed by OCBC Bank

15 Nov 2021

Consumers looking to invest in a sustainability-themed unit trust product can now have a tree planted in their name along the Lower Kinabatangan River in Sabah thanks to a green initiative by OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank).

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Consumer Banking

RM218,000 "coup" for loyal bank customer who loves driving

01 Nov 2021

Deputy Property Director beats 13,000 others to grand prize.

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Insights

Press statement by Dato' Ong Eng Bin, CEO of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad - in conjunction with the release of Malaysia's 2022 national budget

29 Oct 2021

The National Budget 2022 is aimed at rebuilding Malaysia steadily as we recover from the pandemic.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Al-Amin joins forces with Commercial Crimes Investigation Department to fight scams

18 Oct 2021

As part of its quest to fight fraud and scams in the country, the Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has linked arms with sponsor OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) to distribute more than 10,000 posters to schools, government offices and other suitable public places in a nationwide awareness campaign.

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Corporate News

OCBC setting up dedicated process for eligible B50 customers to sign up for interest-free moratorium from 15 November 2021

18 Oct 2021

Bank committed to helping customers who might still need relief assistance.

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Business Banking

OCBC and CGC cross RM2 billion mark in unsecured Wholesale Guarantees with latest RM610 million

11 Oct 2021

The programme builds on pioneering effort dating back to 2014 that has now seen RM2.05 billion disbursed to 8,211 SME accounts.

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Sustainability

OCBC Bank rolls out solar panel financing plan for residential homes as part of its green thrust

27 Sep 2021

Residential property owners stand to save up to 85% on electricity bills through solar energy while helping to fight global warming.

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Corporate News

OCBC wins Cash Management Award for services to non-banking corporate clients

13 Sep 2021

Bank bags four transaction banking awards in quick succession.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Banting school to get new main wall and remote learning access for 35 students through RM40,000 OCBC Bank donation

13 Sep 2021

When rural Banting school SMK Jugra found itself needing to build a new main wall to keep students safe and trespassers at bay, they never thought the fulfilling contribution would come with remote learning access as well.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank has processed all moratorium sign-ups to date within the stipulated time, no rejections

09 Aug 2021

In the four weeks since the 7 July rollout of the PEMULIH moratorium packages, OCBC Malaysia has processed all customer sign-ups within the stipulated time, with no rejections.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

IDEAS Community Projects & Projek Bangsa Malaysia, supported by OCBC Al-Amin, raise over RM1.5 million for hospital emergency fund

02 Aug 2021

Several hospitals in the Klang Valley will benefit from over RM1.5 million worth of hospital beds, oxygen tanks and monitors following a collaborative effort to raise the amount by IDEAS Community Projects and Projek Bangsa Malaysia, with the support of OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin).

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SME Banking

OCBC Bank rolls out fully remote digital account opening process for SMEs nationwide

19 Jul 2021

Rollout of its digital account opening with an eKYC option – supported by CTOS – for SMEs nationwide follows earlier pilot programmes.

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Corporate News

OCBC begins moratorium sign-up exercise for individual, microenterprise and SME customers in line with government's PEMULIH package

07 Jul 2021

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank), together with its Islamic banking subsidiary OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin), today commenced the moratorium sign-up exercise for its individual, microenterprise and SME customers under the PEMULIH package announced by the Prime Minister on 28 June.

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Business Banking

OCBC Bank and Sunway REIT to collaborate on sustainable finance initiative

24 Jun 2021

SunREIT Unrated Bond Berhad (SUB) has mandated OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) as the Sustainability Structuring Coordinator of an Unrated Medium Term Notes Programme of up to RM10.0 billion in nominal value (Programme).

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Corporate News

OCBC committed to assisting pandemic-affected SME, microenterprise and individual customers

09 Jun 2021

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank), together with its Islamic banking subsidiary OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin), is committed to assisting SME, microenterprise and individual customers affected by the pandemic and the most recent movement control order (MCO) through its latest repayment assistance programme.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Timely website upgrade on women and child abuse

07 Jun 2021

OCBC Bank contributes RM18,300 to upgrade all-important and most-accessed “Issues” section of Women’s Centre for Change (WCC) website.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC staff move for 42 minutes to raise RM47,282 in support of World Vision's child rights effort

17 May 2021

From exactly 5pm to 5.42pm on a recent Sunday, the heavy downpour did not stop 335 staff of OCBC Malaysia – OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) – and their family members from moving for 42 minutes from wherever they were in support of the basic rights of children, including those whose names and photos were emblazoned across their T-shirts.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Malaysia's RM Chat and FRANK digital initiatives win Singapore Business Review awards

11 May 2021

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) has bagged top honours for its two recent digital initiatives – OCBC RM Chat and Frank by OCBC – in the banking category of Singapore Business Review’s recent Malaysia International Business Awards 2021 and Malaysia Technology Excellence Awards 2021 respectively.

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Business Banking

OCBC Bank and MFP Solar conclude agreement for Green Loan rated gold by MARC

10 May 2021

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC) today announced the closing of an externally reviewed multi-tranche Green Term Loan Facility (Facility) for MFP Solar Sdn Bhd (MFP Solar).

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Al-Amin CEO hits KL streets to spread goodwill for Ramadhan - for the 12th year

13 Apr 2021

The month of Ramadhan is back and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) staff, led by its Chief Executive Officer Tuan Syed Abdull Aziz Syed Kechik, took to the streets around Masjid Jamek to spread goodwill once again through the act of sharing.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

200 OCBC Al-Amin staff go the distance for autistic children ahead of World Autism Awareness Day

01 Apr 2021

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day tomorrow (2 April) more than 200 staff of OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) went the requisite 3-kilometre distance – walking, running or cycling – to raise RM25,300 for autistic children.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank rallies support for second round of RM165,500 aid for 3,600 B40 individuals in Keningau & Klang Valley PPRs

22 Mar 2021

Phase 2 of the partnership involving Women of Will, OCBC Bank and several others will see to yet another two months of supplies reaching communities hard-hit by Covid-19.

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Human Resource

OCBC incentivising its staff to sign up for national Covid-19 vaccination programme

09 Mar 2021

As the country begins to roll out the national Covid-19 vaccination programme, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) has started to incentivise its more than 5,000 staff to sign up.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC launches first-of-its-kind secure chat service to minimise dependence on physical interactions at branches

26 Jan 2021

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) today launched the country’s first secure chat service, OCBC RM Chat.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC CEO and staff rally around flood victims to raise RM220,000 from their own pockets

25 Jan 2021

Inspired by their company’s recent contribution of RM100,000 to MERCY Malaysia and its customer flood relief assistance programme, staff of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) got together to match the effort.

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Insights

Economic Outlook 2021 - Media statement by Selena Ling, Chief Economist, OCBC Bank

18 Jan 2021

2020 was a watershed year for the global economy, financial markets and also life in general.

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Corporate News

OCBC offering deferment and restructuring assistance to customers affected by floods

14 Jan 2021

Corporate, SME and individual customers of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) affected by the current spate of floods affecting Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu and Johor may seek a deferment or restructuring of their existing loans or financing through the Banks’ dedicated channels.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank contributes RM100,000 to Mercy Malaysia to assist flood victims

11 Jan 2021

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) has contributed RM100,000 to MERCY Malaysia as part of its efforts to help those affected by the ongoing devastating floods in Terengganu, Johor, Pahang, Perak and Kelantan.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank moves Melaka branch to 20,000-square foot location to serve rapidly growing customer base

21 Dec 2020

Commencing operations today, it becomes the first OCBC Bank branch in the country to feature “Universal Bankers” and remains the only bank in Melaka to open seven days a week.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Al-Amin, Lions Club and Women of Will provide daily essentials to 600 in Lembah Subang

07 Dec 2020

Over 600 people from Projek Perumahan Rumah Termiskin (PPRT) Lembah Subang recently received daily essential items from OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin), Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Providence (Lions Club) and Women of Will (WOW) to help them overcome difficulties related to Covid-19.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

RM165,500 in household essentials getting to 3,500 B40 individuals in Keningau & Klang Valley PPRs

23 Nov 2020

Women of Will, OCBC Bank & Kim Loong Resources band together to bring two months of supplies to help hard-hit communities.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank's B40, M40 and microenterprise customers may apply online for enhanced targeted repayment assistance beginning 23 November 2020

19 Nov 2020

Beginning Monday, 23 November, B40, M40 and microenterprise customers of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) may apply online at www.ocbc.com.my for the enhanced targeted repayment assistance plans announced earlier this month by the Finance Minister.

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Insights

Press statement by Dato' Ong Eng Bin, CEO of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad - in conjunction with the release of Malaysia's 2021 national budget

06 Nov 2020

Despite the constraints on revenue brought about by the pandemic, the 2021 National Budget has done well to focus primarily on helping Malaysians cope with the current challenges, with particular emphasis on those negatively affected as well as the frontliners.

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Business Banking

OCBC Bank offering Danajamin PRIHATIN Guarantee Scheme to businesses in need

04 Nov 2020

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) is now providing its corporate customers with access to further financing through the Danajamin PRIHATIN Guarantee Scheme (DPGS).

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

12 homes and charity organisations receive Covid-19 aid from OCBC Bank and Lions Club

27 Oct 2020

A total of twelve charity organisations recently received daily necessities, hand sanitisers, face masks and other forms of support through a joint collaboration between from OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Central (Lions Club).

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Corporate News

OCBC revises banking hours at KL and Selangor branches to 10am-3pm as part of CMCO safety measures

13 Oct 2020

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank), together with its Islamic banking subsidiary OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin), has revised the banking operating hours of its Kuala Lumpur and Selangor branches to 10am-3pm Monday to Friday during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period of 14 October to 27 October.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank to keep selected branches open on weekends for customers to sign up for post-moratorium loans and financing support

02 Oct 2020

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) will keep selected branches open on Saturday, and some on Sunday as well, during October for the convenience of customers wishing to sign up for post-moratorium loans and financing support.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank links arms with Lions Club to lend support to single mothers, children and special needs individuals in six charity homes

28 Sep 2020

Bank sponsors about RM13,000 in the special relief programme.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank introduces new digital banking proposition that provides the mobile generation with greater control over their finances

23 Sep 2020

The mobile-only FRANK by OCBC marks the Bank’s consumer digital thrust into the future by removing traditional banking restrictions.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank to hold second consecutive post-moratorium loans and financing support weekend at selected branches following last weekend's success

21 Sep 2020

Following the success of its postmoratorium loans and financing support weekend at selected branches on Saturday and Sunday (19 & 20 September), OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) will hold a second consecutive one this weekend (26 & 27 September).

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC links arms with Lions Club to provide RM60,000 worth of essential equipment to support patients undergoing cancer treatment

07 Sep 2020

3,300 patients to receive aid through the National Cancer Society of Malaysia along with the benefit of a new mobile mammography screening machine worth RM35,000.

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Consumer Banking

Penang-born outdoor enthusiast drives home a brand new RM228,000 Mini Cooper S Countryman Pure in OCBC Deposit Campaign

17 Aug 2020

The gradual easing of the movement control order has brought renewed reason for Property Consultant Ms Lee Ann Nee, 47, to take a drive around the island – she was adjudged winner of a brand new Mini Cooper S Countryman Pure in an OCBC Bank Deposit Campaign.

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Corporate News

OCBC customers can now apply for post-moratorium support through a simplified online process

07 Aug 2020

Beginning today, customers of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (collectively, OCBC Malaysia) will be able to apply online for post-moratorium support in relation to their loans and financing through the Bank’s webpage, www.ocbc.com.my via a simplified application process that takes a matter of minutes.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC staff join nearly 1,700 fellow runners in World Vision's #RUNFORCHILDREN that raised RM25,000

03 Aug 2020

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Ong Eng Bin recently led the way with 190 of his colleagues and their family members to raise RM25,000 in contributions to support World Vision Malaysia’s #RUNFORCHILDREN Virtual Run to make a move for child rights.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Al-Amin links up with Zoo Negara in Malayan Tapir conservation effort

21 Jul 2020

Bank sponsors RM40,000 to ensure tapirs do not become extinct.

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Corporate News

OCBC to decrease BR, BLR, BFR & FD board rates by 0.25% effective 13 July 2020

12 Jul 2020

In line with Bank Negara Malaysia’s recent 0.5% Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) decrease, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and its subsidiary, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad, (collectively, OCBC Malaysia) will correspondingly decrease their base rate (BR), base lending rate (BLR) and base financing rate (BFR) by 0.25% effective tomorrow, 13 July 2020.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Al-Amin partners with Lions Club to get RM20,000 in daily necessities to autistic children

09 Jun 2020

Bank’s sponsorship reaches those in need through IDEAS Autism Centre.

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Corporate News

OCBC Al-Amin registers 28% increase in net profit

01 Jun 2020

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) registered a 28% increase in net profit from RM129 million in 2018 to RM164 million last year, its eleventh full year of operation.

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Islamic Banking

OCBC Al-Amin looking at more "green" and sustainable financing this year

27 May 2020

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin), the Islamic banking subsidiary of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, is looking at strengthening its commitment to sustainability and bringing its value-based intermediation (VBI) to an altogether new level with more “green” financing projects this year.

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Corporate News

OCBC Malaysia reports 17% net profit increase to RM954 million

22 May 2020

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and its subsidiaries (collectively OCBC Malaysia) today reported a 17% rise in net profit to RM954 million for the financial year ended 31 December 2019, the highest net profit it has ever recorded. Profit before tax rose 12% to RM1.23 billion.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank partners Lions Club to get daily food supplies and masks to 966 families in Puchong in time for Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration

18 May 2020

Bank sponsors RM59,046 in the joint special relief programme.

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Business Banking

OCBC Malaysia, acting as lead coordinator and sustainability & Shariah structuring adviser, signs first-of-its-kind syndicated Islamic sustainability-linked financing of USD800 million with Axiata Group Berhad via web-based platform

11 May 2020

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (“OCBC Al-Amin”) has successfully lead-arranged a first-of-its-kind Syndicated Multi-Currency Shariah-compliant sustainability-linked set of financing facilities of USD800 million (“Syndicated Financing”) for Axiata Group Berhad (“Axiata”), among the leading telecommunications groups in Asia.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank partners Rotary Club to get daily food supplies to 1,290 families in Klang Valley

04 May 2020

Bank sponsors RM36,000 in the joint special relief programme.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Staff of OCBC Al-Amin link arms with Women of Will to provide daily essentials to 650 from B40 group

27 Apr 2020

650 individuals from 150 B40 families in the small town of PPR Sungai Sering, Ampang recently received RM24,000 worth of food supplies from staff of OCBC Bank Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) as part of their joint effort with Women of Will (WOW) to help communities affected by the global Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of the nation’s Movement Control Order.

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Corporate News

OCBC not compounding interest or profit during 6-month moratorium

26 Mar 2020

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and its subsidiary OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad will not be compounding interest and profit respectively for its mortgages and SME loans/financing during the 6-month moratorium period announced recently by Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Corporate News

OCBC removes ATM cash withdrawal fee for using other banks' ATMs until end-April 2020

25 Mar 2020

This is part of the Bank's concerted effort to encourage people to stay home or move only within areas close to their homes during the current movement control order period.

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Corporate News

OCBC revises banking hours to 10am-3pm as part of safety measures

21 Mar 2020

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank), together with its Islamic banking subsidiary OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin), has revised its branch banking operating hours to 10am-3pm Monday to Friday until the end of the movement control order period.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank: Individuals and businesses should continue to seek assistance if impacted by Covid-19

20 Mar 2020

Individuals and businesses should continue to come forward to seek consideration for assistance if they are impacted by the effects of Covid-19, according to OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) CEO Dato’ Ong Eng Bin.

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Business Banking

OCBC Bank rolls out Malaysia's first merchant cross-border QR code collection service

26 Feb 2020

Pioneering OCBC OneCollect set to benefit local businesses and Singapore bank account holders who can now scan and pay via PayNow.

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Corporate News

OCBC willing to help businesses and individual customers affected by Covid-19 and its impact

13 Feb 2020

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and its Islamic banking subsidiary OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) today announced they will extend assistance to businesses and individual customers affected by Covid-19.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Dignity "Muhibbah" choir delights OCBC Bank staff with novel Chinese New Year performance

03 Feb 2020

Following their Christmas performance to OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) staff in December, the singers from Dignity for Children Foundation (Dignity) were back at Menara OCBC, Jalan Tun Perak with their repertoire of Lunar New Year hits – sung by youth and children of various ethnicities.

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Insights

Media statement by Selena Ling, Chief Economist, OCBC Bank

15 Jan 2020

Looking back at 2019, it appears to have been a year of eventful two halves.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Dignity choir belts out Christmas carols at public performance for Bank's customers and staff

19 Dec 2019

In the spirit of Christmas, singers from Dignity for Children Foundation (Dignity) yesterday mesmerised the public with their angelic voices and enthusiastic spirit when they belted out some of the best-loved traditional Christmas carols at the busy foyer of Menara OCBC, Jalan Tun Perak.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

100 bankers plant 580 mangrove trees to help conserve the environment

16 Dec 2019

100 staff of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) recently made their way to Kuala Selangor to help conserve the environment by planting 580 mangrove trees at the Kuala Selangor Nature Park.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Taman Pertama residents get new green neighbours through tree-planting effort by 70 bankers

02 Dec 2019

About 70 staff of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank), some of them with their family members as well, recently banded together to plant Leopard and Salam trees at Taman Pertama in Cheras, adding some lush greenery to the landscape.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

2,300 join "The City Ride" at KL OCBC Cycle 2019

25 Nov 2019

About 2,300 cyclists from all walks of life converged in the heart of Kuala Lumpur yesterday for the fifth edition of Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019, dubbed “The City Ride” for its emphasis on enabling extended rides on closed roads amidst the capital’s most iconic city centre landmarks.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC fetes its loyal merchants at "beauty" gathering

19 Nov 2019

While it is common for banks to hold appreciation dinners for customers and staff, it is certainly not the norm to hold similar gatherings for their loyal merchants.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

KL traffic police chief unveils Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019 route featuring 21km stretch of closed roads in the city

15 Nov 2019

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Enforcement and Investigation chief, Assistant Superintendent Of Police YBhg Haji Zulkefly Yahya today unveiled the route for the upcoming 42km and 21km Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019 rides, dubbed “The City Ride” for its emphasis on enabling extended rides on closed roads amidst the capital’s most iconic city centre landmarks.

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Business Banking

OCBC Bank partners Revenue group to become first bank to offer all-in-one digital payment terminals

13 Nov 2019

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) has become the first foreign bank in the country to offer all-in-one digital payment terminals for merchants to integrate and accept all cards and e-payment transactions on a single device.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Hulu Langat orang asli kids learn financial literacy, English, Math & Craft from bankers

11 Nov 2019

Sixty-six staff of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad recently completed a three-month education programme for 45 orang asli children in Hulu Langat, teaching them financial literacy, English, Math and Craft through interactive board games and using other creative methods.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

400 LED balloons in the sky bring hope to cancer patients

23 Oct 2019

OCBC Bank link arms with Locks of Hope Association in inaugural LED balloons festival to raise RM94,200 to manufacture wigs for cancer patients.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Malaysian contingent to ASEAN Autism Games 2020 gets RM40,000 cash injection from OCBC Al-Amin

15 Oct 2019

The National Autism Society of Malaysia’s (NASOM) preparations for the ASEAN Autism Games 2020 received a boost today when OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad injected RM40,000 into its preparations for the regional event.

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Insights

Press statement by Selena Ling, Chief Economist of OCBC Bank - in conjunction with the release of the 2020 National Budget

11 Oct 2019

As we noted yesterday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will be walking a fine line in his second budget speech today.

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Insights

Press statement by Dato' Ong Eng Bin, CEO of OCBC Bank - in conjunction with the release of the 2020 National Budget

11 Oct 2019

We are glad that despite the lower revenues projected for 2020, the Government was pragmatic enough to surpass its earlier budget deficit targets.

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Insights

Pre-National Budget 2020 comments attributable to Dato' Ong Eng Bin, CEO, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

07 Oct 2019

With the uncertainties arising from the continuing trade war involving the US and China, the Government should step up efforts to boost spending and create new incentives whether fiscal or not to improve business sentiment and confidence.

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Business Banking

OCBC Al-Amin partners Edra Solar in breaking new ground with Malaysia's first ASEAN sustainability SRI Sukuk

03 Oct 2019

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin), acting as Edra Solar Sdn Bhd’s (Edra Solar) Sukuk Sustainability Framework Adviser and Lead Arranger, created new benchmarks in the Sukuk market by successfully pricing Malaysia’s First ASEAN Sustainability Sustainable and Responsible ("SRI") Sukuk of RM245 million on 30 September 2019.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank takes its corporate customers on a space odyssey into the World of Tomorrow

03 Oct 2019

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) recently beamed the spotlight on its business partners and friends as it took them on a space odyssey reminiscent of Stanley Kubric’s 1968 film of a similar name.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Bankers remove 340 kg of unnecessary deposits from Pantai Kelanang

23 Sep 2019

About 40 staff of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad recently made their way to Pantai Kelanang in Selangor to deal with deposits of a different and unattractive sort.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Sri Sabah PPR residents get recreational health equipment

11 Sep 2019

Besides enjoying the benefits of nine new types of health equipment at their recreation park, members of Lions Club and staff of three OCBC Bank branches were on hand to engage with the local community to plant 200 <i>kasturi</i> trees and paint the perimeter wall around the recreation park.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank introduces luxury-curated theme in redesign of Subang Jaya premier banking centre

19 Aug 2019

The newly renovated OCBC Subang Jaya premier centre is the first of the Bank’s initiatives to introduce a “luxury boutique hotel” experience.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank staff raise RM120,000 to refurbish 95-year-old Alor Gajah school

13 Aug 2019

About 150 OCBC Bank staff from both Malaysia and Singapore recently made their way to Melaka to help upgrade a 95-year-old school in Alor Gajah that was in urgent need of refurbishment.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Cycle KL set for 24 November 2019 at Dataran Merdeka, to feature 42km and 21km rides

06 Aug 2019

Into its fifth year, OCBC Cycle KL 2019 will take on an environmental theme as well this year.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank and Anggun Management get Rawang folk into the groove for charity

16 Jul 2019

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and Anggun City recently joined forces to get members of the Rawang community to groove to raise funds for the Tzu Chi Foundation.

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SME Banking

OCBC-CGC to hit RM1.64b mark in unsecured wholesale guarantees with latest RM250m commitment

03 Jul 2019

Twelve-month programme builds on pioneering effort dating back to 2014 that has already seen RM1.39b disbursed to 6,185 SME accounts.

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Business Banking

Chailease Berjaya raises RM450 million through maiden MYR syndicated term loan lead-arranged by Mizuho Bank & OCBC Bank

24 Jun 2019

Chailease Berjaya Credit Sdn Bhd (“Chailease Berjaya”), the overseas subsidiary of the Taiwanese leasing giant Chailease Holding Company Limited, has successfully raised RM450 million, its maiden Malaysian Ringgit syndicated term loan facility.

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Insights

Media statement by Terence Wu, Economist, OCBC Bank

20 Jun 2019

2019 has, thus far, been an eventful year from the macroeconomic perspective. Within the G10 space, we have started to see US growth outlook converge towards the rest-of-the-world averages.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank staff raise RM185,000 for World Vision's children-related efforts

03 Jun 2019

Staff of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (collectively, OCBC Malaysia) recently pooled their resources to raise RM185,000 in contributions and pledges to support World Vision Malaysia’s children-related efforts.

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Business Banking

OCBC Bank takes the lead in "green" syndicated project financing for Large-Scale Solar Plant

27 May 2019

An OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank)-led consortium of lenders is financing a Large-Scale Solar (LSS) plant, in Bukit Keteri, Perlis that is setting fresh benchmarks for “green” syndicated project financing involving LSS plants in the country.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank introduces "Simply Spot On" brand promise for customers in Malaysia

13 May 2019

Brand Promise pledges to listen to customers, understand their needs and provide the most appropriate solutions for them; follows from earlier launch in Singapore HQ.

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Corporate News

OCBC to decrease BR, BLR, BFR & FD board rates by 0.25% effective 13 May 2019

10 May 2019

In line with Bank Negara Malaysia’s recent 0.25% Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) decrease, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and its subsidiary, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad, (collectively, OCBC Malaysia) will correspondingly decrease their base rate (BR), base lending rate (BLR) and base financing rate (BFR) by 0.25% effective 13 May 2019.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Al-Amin CEO hits KL streets on 1 Ramadhan - for the 11th consecutive year - to spread goodwill

07 May 2019

The Holy month of Ramadhan is back and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) staff, led by its Chief Executive Officer Tuan Syed Abdull Aziz Syed Kechik, took to the streets around Masjid Jamek to spread goodwill.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Multi-country Rotary Clubs and OCBC Bank treat 31 terminally ill children to lifetime-experience helicopter ride and holiday

22 Apr 2019

Rotary Clubs from Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan recently collaborated with OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad’s Bukit Damansara and Petaling Jaya branches to take 31 terminally ill children on a ride of a lifetime during a three-day fun trip to the A-Famosa Resort Melaka.

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Business Banking

B2B Commerce and OCBC Bank facilitate country's first home-grown cross-border B2B electronic trade settlement platform

25 Mar 2019

Move aims to encourage local SMEs to participate actively at a global level.

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Human Resource

OCBC Bank recognises contribution of its female workforce at Women's Day programme

13 Mar 2019

In conjunction with International Women’s Day 2019, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) recently held a half-day programme to honour the 3,417 women in its 5,324 workforce nationwide.

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Islamic Banking

Great Eastern Takaful rolls out country's first universal takaful plan with a high guaranteed cash payout

25 Feb 2019

Distributed exclusively by OCBC Al-Amin, Supreme-i is designed for customers who seek to receive high regular income.

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Wealth Management

OCBC Bank to distribute country's only unit trust fund with a yearly allocation review option

28 Jan 2019

The TA Rainbow Income Fund allows the investment to “look back” annually at past performance to ensure optimal portfolio allocation.

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Consumer Banking

Riding on the late stage of the economic cycle

28 Jan 2019

OCBC engages 400 high net worth customers to a dialogue on the current economic cycle and what it means to the global markets.

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Insights

Media statement by Selena Ling, Chief Economist, OCBC Bank

25 Jan 2019

2018 marked another challenging year for the global economy and businesses amid global monetary normalisation and brewing US-China trade tensions.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank rolls out novel online booking for angpow notes this coming Lunar New Year

14 Jan 2019

Move serves to let customers enjoy greater convenience and flexibility for their Lunar New Year preparations through an online pre-booking system.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank introduces facial biometric access for mobile banking app on iPhone X

14 Jan 2019

New service will provide quicker access to account and card balances and latest transactions through Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank officially unveils its FinTech and Innovation unit, The Open Vault

12 Dec 2018

The Open Vault, the FinTech and Innovation unit of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) has been officially unveiled by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Vice President of Growth Ecosystem Development Encik Norhizam Kadir.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank unveils platform for affluent individuals to plan for own and loved ones' future

28 Nov 2018

Premier Life Goals offers a multi-pronged approach to future planning featuring retirement, wealth transfer and child education.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank and Lions Club get healthy and green in Lake Gardens initiative

26 Nov 2018

More than 300 people, led by Lions Club Kuala Lumpur Central (Lions Club) and staff of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank), joined forces in a special health and environment awareness programme at the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens recently.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

More than 2,000 cyclists throng "togetherness" fourth edition of the 42km OCBC Cycle KL 2018

12 Nov 2018

More than 2,000 cyclists from all walks of life converged in the heart of Kuala Lumpur yesterday for the fourth edition of the 42km OCBC Cycle KL 2018, spanning two loops of a 21 kilometre stretch across some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks in the city centre.

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Insights

Preliminary views on budget 2019

02 Nov 2018

Press Statement By OCBC Bank 2019 National Budget.

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Insights

Press statement by Dato' Ong Eng Bin, CEO of OCBC Bank - in conjunction with the release of the 2019 National Budget

02 Nov 2018

As anticipated Budget 2019 highlighted the operating constraints brought about by the fiscal position of the government.

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Insights

New stainless steel canteen tables and chairs for SJK (C) Sin Ming

29 Oct 2018

Over 1,300 students of SJK (C) Sin Ming Semenyih now have 32 new canteen tables and chairs to comfortably dine with – alongside other necessities – thanks to a RM60,000 contribution by OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank).

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Consumer Banking

OCBC rewards customers with more than RM50,000 in prizes for shopping at Giant stores nationwide

22 Oct 2018

Five top OCBC Cards spenders at Giant to be flown to Seoul while 20 others will enjoy a luxury hotel stay in Penang.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC and Rotary looking to raise RM200,000 through charity golf tournament to help needy students

08 Oct 2018

OCBC Bank kicks off effort with RM40,000 contribution.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

Thrilling mission evening with OCBC's "Secret Service" - A license to celebrate

02 Oct 2018

OCBC Bank’s investment banking and corporate banking divisions hold appreciation night for business partners featuring memorable Bond theme.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank collaborates with two US-based FinTechs to enhance customer experience

12 Sep 2018

Bank partners with Ondot Systems and EZMCOM as part of its The Open Vault initiative.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC staff don builder's hats and gear again to refurbish Sitiawan school

03 Sep 2018

Bankers raise RM90,000 through food fairs and personal contributions to fund the effort.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank staff fast and raise RM103,000 for World Vision's 30-hour famine and child sponsorship programme

20 Aug 2018

Children from countries such as Lesotho, India, Myanmar and Malaysia will benefit from RM103,000 raised by about 200 OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) staff who fasted through an entire work day recently.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank rolls out savings account with FD-type interest rate

13 Aug 2018

Bank eyeing double-digit growth in savings balances as customers warm up to the new Booster savings account which provides flexibility and high returns.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Al-Amin signals commitment to wider Klang community with RM20,000 contribution to schools

06 Aug 2018

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) has contributed RM20,000 for upgrading four schools in Klang in conjunction with the official opening of its Bandar Botanic branch here recently.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Bank brings magic to real estate agents

30 Jul 2018

Awards dinner bash held to show appreciation and highlight the “magical” dimensions of the enduring partnership.

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Business Banking

OCBC enables payments and authorisations on its mobile banking app for businesses

23 Jul 2018

Corporate customers can now perform a myriad payments and bulk authorisations while on the go.

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SME Banking

OCBC Bank named Malaysia's SME Bank of the Year by Asian Banking & Finance

16 Jul 2018

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) has been adjudged Malaysia’s SME Bank of the Year by Asian Banking & Finance for attending to the needs of small and medium sized companies holistically, particularly in the digital space.

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Islamic Banking

OCBC sets up its first Islamic banking branch in Klang

05 Jul 2018

The OCBC Al-Amin Bandar Botanic comes equipped with a Premier Banking Centre for affluent individuals and over 1,000 safe deposit boxes.

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Corporate News

OCBC Rawang branch declared officially open by Selayang Member of Parliament

27 Jun 2018

Bank’s 33rd branch features over 6,500 square feet of retail space and includes a Premier Banking Centre and over 1,000 safe deposit boxes.

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SME Banking

OCBC Bank taps into Peoplender's fundaztic to enhance micro & small businesses' access to financing

25 Jun 2018

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and Peoplender Sdn Bhd (Peoplender) have entered into a collaborative agreement to enhance access to financing for micro, small and new businesses.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank introduces education loan with effective interest rate from as low as 6.14% p.a.

11 Jun 2018

Students now have more options to finance tertiary education and will not need to settle for second best with the OCBC Education Loan.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank unveils initiative to help Malaysians achieve their top two financial goals

21 May 2018

OCBC Life Goals platform aims to set individuals on the path to preparing systematically for child education and retirement.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Al-Amin staff hit the streets for the 10th time to spread goodwill during Ramadhan

18 May 2018

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) staff took to the streets along Masjid Jamek to mark the start of Ramadhan through the symbolic gesture of sharing by offering <i>bubur lambuk</i> to their neighbours.

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Corporate News

OCBC Bank augments presence in north Selangor with new Rawang branch

17 May 2018

Bank’s 33rd branch features over 6,500 square feet of retail space and includes a Premier Banking Centre and over 1,000 safe deposit boxes.

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CSR, Events & Sponsorships

OCBC Cycle KL returns on 11 November 2018 at Dataran Merdeka with "Togetherness" theme

07 May 2018

Into its fourth year, the popular mass cycling event will include an all-new Fat Bike category - alongside the usual Foldie, Mountain and Road bike categories - which is growing in popularity.

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Corporate News

OCBC Al-Amin registers 27% increase in net profit

07 May 2018

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) registered a 27% increase in net profit from RM151 million in 2016 to RM192 million last year, its ninth full year of operation.

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Corporate News

OCBC Malaysia reports 17% net profit increase to RM949 million

30 Apr 2018

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and its subsidiaries (OCBC Malaysia) today reported a 17% rise in net profit to RM949 million for the financial year ended 31 December 2017.

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Appointments

Tan Ngiap Joo appointed Chairman of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

03 Apr 2018

Veteran banker Tan Ngiap Joo has been appointed Chairman of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) effective 30 March 2018 following the retirement of Dato’ Ooi Sang Kuang.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank to pilot Secure Chat Banking Mobile Application

02 Apr 2018

Bank Negara Malaysia gives OCBC Bank approval to pilot test FinTech solution under the FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Framework.

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Consumer Banking

OCBC Bank introduces distinct service for high net worth individuals

05 Mar 2018

OCBC Premier Private Client (PPC) to cater to customers with over RM3 million in assets under management in line with country’s growth in affluence.

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Corporate News

OCBC to increase BR, BLR, BFR & FD board rate by 0.25% effective 2 February 2018

29 Jan 2018

In line with Bank Negara Malaysia’s recent Overnight Policy Rate increase, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and its subsidiary OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad will increase their base rate (BR), base lending rate (BLR) and base financing rate (BFR) by 0.25% effective 2 February 2018.

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