Singapore banks

Broker's Calls

RHB stays ‘neutral’ on Singapore banks as sector braces for tougher times ahead, names DBS as top pick

Income growth could be a challenge amid elevated rates, the analysts highlight.

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Singapore's SMEs may pose some threat to local banks: Bloomberg Intelligence

OCBC's weaker-than-peer credit quality in SME loans — 9% of its total — puts it at higher risk.
Goldman Sachs downgrades DBS and UOB, likes OCBC among Singapore banks - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Goldman Sachs downgrades DBS and UOB, likes OCBC among Singapore banks

The analysts foresee that 2024 will mark an inflection downward for most Asean banks.

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UOB Kay Hian downgrades Singapore banking sector to ‘market weight’ amid anticipated interest rate downcycle

OCBC is analyst Jonathan Koh’s top pick due to its commitment to maintaining its 50% dividend payout ratio.
From one war to two: OCBC expects slower loan growth, sustained NIMs after 3QFY2023 - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Banking & finance

From one war to two: OCBC expects slower loan growth, sustained NIMs after 3QFY2023

OCBC's group CEO Helen Wong says she expects the bank’s current NIMs to hold steady through 1HFY2024 ending June 2024.
What analysts expect from the 3Q results of banks - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Banking & finance

What analysts expect from the 3Q results of banks

Competition for loans is expected to continue to intensify as mortgage rates dip below 3-month Sora

Banking & finance

Major retail banks in Singapore have enhanced their security measures against malware scams: ABS

The banks will also progressively introduce refinements or new measures to keep pace with changes in the threat landscape.
UOB’s credit cards’ contribution to fee income could see highest y-o-y growth thanks to Taylor Swift concert: Bloomberg - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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UOB’s credit cards’ contribution to fee income could see highest y-o-y growth thanks to Taylor Swift concert: Bloomberg

For all three Singapore banks, credit cards could become a ‘bright spot’ for fee income this year.
RHB downgrades banks to 'neutral'; UOB named top pick - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Broker's Calls

RHB downgrades banks to 'neutral'; UOB named top pick

UOB is the only bank with a "buy" call after OCBC was downgraded to "neutral" on July 5.
Liquidity risks low for Singapore banks though funding costs will rise in 2H2023: Bloomberg Intelligence - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Banking & finance

Liquidity risks low for Singapore banks though funding costs will rise in 2H2023: Bloomberg Intelligence

Singapore’s lenders’ LCR ratios remain healthy as at 1QFY2023 despite the rising interest rates, say the analysts.
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