KUALA LUMPUR (April 6): Although the impact of Covid-19 on the economy is significant, banks are entering this laborious period from a position of strength, with more than ample capital and liquidity buffers, according to Hong Leong Investment Bank Bhd Research (HLIB Research).
PETALING JAYA (April 3): Banks and most households in Malaysia can withstand severe house price and income falls, according to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), based on a series of housing price shock simulations carried out to determine the resilience of households and banks to survive in the event of such hypothetical housing market correction.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 3): Malaysian house prices, relative to income, remain seriously unaffordable, due to a pronounced and prolonged mismatch between demand and supply, stated Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in its Financial Stability Review for Second Half 2019 released today.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 27): In line with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s decision to grant an automatic moratorium on loan payments for six months following the escalation of the fallout of Covid-19, Malaysian banks are doing their bit by announcing that they will not compound interest and profit rates on their loans.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 27): Affin Bank Bhd and Affin Islamic Bank Bhd will be offering their retail customers and SME clients non-compounding interest or profit for six months, for term loan and term financing, during the moratorium for financing facilities due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 27): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is increasing the allocation of financing facilities under its Fund for SMEs by an additional RM4 billion to RM13.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) said its member banks are currently working out the full details of the proposed six-month moratorium on loan repayments to ensure they will be efficiently executed with minimum inconvenience to customers.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has welcomed Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s directive to financial institutions to provide a six-month reprieve on loan instalment payments amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) announced today that it is allowing banking institutions to tap into their capital buffers, and to provide flexibility on several operating guidelines as the nation grapples with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.