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Retail Banking in Singapore - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sector Impact

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  • 18 Pages
  • August 2020
  • Region: Singapore
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5026583
Retail Banking in Singapore - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sector Impact


The Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, dubbed COVID-19, is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting millions of people globally. The contagious Coronavirus, which broke out at the close of 2019, has led to a medical emergency across the world, with the World Health Organization officially declaring the novel Coronavirus a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Fears surrounding the impact of COVID-19 have already significantly impacted the global economy, with most of the countries across the world registering declines in their economic growth for the year to date. Many economists and institutions have cut their forecasts as a number of countries officially slipped into recession in Q1 2020.

The ongoing pandemic has affected Singapore’s economy, resulting in a slowdown in exports, disruptions in global supply chains, a fall in tourism, and a decline in the domestic consumption of goods and services. With the government now easing some lockdown restrictions in a phased manner, a gradual recovery in the economy and banking industry should be observed.

This report focuses on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy and the retail banking industry in Singapore. Based on our proprietary datasets, the snap shot provides a detailed comparison between pre-COVID-19 forecasts and revised forecasts of total mortgage, consumer, credit card loan balances as well as deposit balances in terms of value and growth rates. It also offers information on measures taken by the government to combat coronavirus.


  • The COVID-19 outbreak is weighing on Singapore’s economy, plunging it into recession. Net interest margins will remain low and fee income will also fall, driven by low interest rates. Overall, a rise in delinquencies, credit costs, and weaker earnings will mount pressure on the banking sector.
  • The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s measures to boost bank lending include relaxing capital buffer and liquidity requirements for lenders, which may help mitigate the economic fallout from the pandemic and cushion some of the downside risks.

Reasons to Buy

  • Make strategic decisions using top-level revised forecast data on the Singaporean retail lending and deposit industry.
  • Understand the key market trends, challenges, and opportunities in the Singaporean retail lending and deposit industry.
  • Receive a comprehensive insight into the total consumer loans in Singapore, including mortgages, personal and credit card loans as well as retail deposits balances.

Table of Contents

COVID-19 Update
  • Impact Assessment
  • Retail Deposits
  • Total Consumer Loans
  • Mortgage Loans
  • Credit Card Loans
  • Other Consumer Loans
  • Job Analysis

  • Supplementary Data
  • Definitions
  • Methodology
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