CIMB Advances Digital Ambition in Vietnam Through Launch of Ho Chi Minh City Digital Lounge and OCTO Mobile Banking App
04 December 2018
Launch also marks CIMB’s long-term commitment to Vietnam market
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: CIMB Bank (Vietnam) Limited (“CIMB Bank Vietnam” or “CIMB Vietnam”) today unveiled its first Digital Lounge in Ho Chi Minh City and launched its OCTO by CIMB ("OCTO") mobile banking app for consumers. Ho Chi Minh City hosts CIMB Bank Vietnam’s first branch presence following the establishment of its headquarters in Hanoi in 2016. The launch also marks the beginning of CIMB Vietnam’s digital banking proposition, inaugurated by OCTO, which offers fast, secure and convenient 24/7 mobile banking.
The digital lounge was officiated by Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad, Chairman of CIMB Group; Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group CEO of CIMB Group; Dato’ Wira Zainal Abidin, Chairman of CIMB Vietnam; Samir Gupta, CEO of Group Consumer Banking, CIMB Group and Thomson Fam Siew Kat, CEO of CIMB Vietnam, witnessed by representatives from the State Bank of Vietnam, as well as the Consulate General of Malaysia and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation based in Ho Chi Minh City.
Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group CEO, CIMB Group, said, “Today marks a momentous occasion as we launch our inaugural Digital Lounge and OCTO mobile banking app in Vietnam, which not only demonstrates our long term commitment to the Vietnamese market but also our ambition to continue contributing to the growth and development of ASEAN. As one of the region’s fastest growing markets, with macroeconomic stability, a strong entrepreneurial culture, and a high proportion of young mobile-centric population, Vietnam is well-poised to contribute significantly to ASEAN’s economic development. With CIMB’s strong ASEAN network, in-house financial expertise and accomplished partners, we are confident that we have entered Vietnam at the right time to start developing ecosystems that deliver not just great banking products and services, but also other offerings that add real value to the CIMB customer experience.”
During the launch, there was also a demonstration of how simple it was to register for, authenticate and activate CIMB Vietnam’s OCTO, which is equipped with versatile features to help customers manage their finances speedily, conveniently, securely and in real time 24/7, providing an excellent, seamless customer experience for subscribers.
CIMB Ho Chi Minh City is located at Floor 1, Vietnam Rubber Group Building, No. 177 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 3.
Officiating the first CIMB digital lounge in Ho Chi Minh City earlier today were Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad, Chairman of CIMB Group (fourth right); Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group CEO of CIMB Group (fourth left); Dato’ Wira Zainal Abidin, Chairman of CIMB Vietnam (third right); Samir Gupta, CEO of Group Consumer Banking, CIMB Group (second right) and Thomson Fam Siew Kat, CEO of CIMB Vietnam (third left), accompanied by (L-R) Nguyen Minh Anh, Head of Corporate Banking, CIMB Vietnam; Nguyen Thi Thanh Hang, Deputy Director of State Bank of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City; Sofian Akmal Abdul Karim, Consul General of Malaysia in Ho Chi Minh City and Tran Thi Thuy Ha, Head of Consumer Banking, CIMB Vietnam
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