UOB: ASEAN Conversations

UOB: ASEAN Conversations

A 4-part interview series in various topics circling ASEAN consumer sentiments and trends

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4. Fueling the resurgence of ASEAN travel post Covid-19

As we enter the year-end travel season, ASEAN is seeing a resurgence in travel as borders are reopening and the region continues its recovery from Covid-19. At the same time, customers are becoming more digitally savvy and are expecting their digital journeys to be seamless, simple, and integrated, allowing them to perform transactions of different natures, such as banking and lifestyle within a single platform. We speak to Jacquelyn Tan, Head, Group Personal Financial Services, UOB who shares more on how the bank plans to support its customers in their travelling ambitions to fuel the region’s recovery.


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3. UOB sets sights on being No. 1 in cross-border trade needs in ASEAN

UOB is a name that needs no further introduction. And now the bank has set sights on being number one in cross-border trade needs in ASEAN.UOB is planning to do so by investing about S$500 million to build regional platforms for cash management, supply chain management, and payments, as it aims to be number one on this specific front.We speak to Mr Frederick Chin, Head of Group Wholesale Banking and Markets, UOB  who shares more on UOB’s plans to be number one in cross-border trade needs in ASEAN.


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2. UOB Helping SMEs With Their Business Growth

As countries across ASEAN reopen their borders and reinstate quarantine-free travel, business optimism among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is steadily growing.  A survey conducted by UOB, Accenture and Dun & Bradstreet found that 55 percent of them are optimistic about business growth. Lawrence Loh, Head of Group Business Banking, UOB  shared more details of the findings from the survey and how UOB aims to help SMEs in their growth journey.

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1. ASEAN Consumers Becoming More Digital And What It Means For UOB

Convenience is king and convenience is also what you would expect from financial services platforms. And for UOB, that means leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to empower customers through its mobile banking app TMRW. Kevin Lam, Head of TMRW & Group Digital Banking, UOB shared more about the significance behind UOB's push for personalisation on UOB TMRW, and how he expects the future of digital banking to evolve in the coming years ahead.


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