SINGAPORE (Apr 17): The Covid-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives. Since banks are central to the way we live — the way in which banks are perceived have also changed. Take as an example dividends. Local investors have over the past 10 years been able to look forward to rising dividends from our local banks. Now, banks’ ability to pay dividends will be seen as a sign that regulators are comfortable with their capital levels and their ability to pay these dividends. Such banks will be the best banks to invest in.

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