Banking Sector Outlook in Vietnam: Opportunities & Challenges

90 min  |  23rd June 2022, 2.00-3.30PM (Vietnam) / 3.00-4.30PM (Singapore)

The banking sector is the backbone of the Vietnamese economy.

Despite the two years of slowing economic growth during the pandemic, their fundamental strengths and growth potential remain intact. In 2022, the sector is becoming even stronger thanks to the robust rebound in trade flows, manufacturing, and domestic consumption.

ScoutAsia and FiinGroup are pleased to co-organise a webinar overviewing the emerging financial sector in Vietnam.

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Overview of the Vietnamese banking sector and key market trends in the recent years
  • Rise of non-bank financial segments
  • Key challenges & opportunities for foreign investors

This webinar is best for:

  • Foreign financial institutions
  • Foreign investors
  • Consulting firms

Key Topics

Recent 5-year development of the Vietnamese banking sector

Overview of key indicators (credit growth, deposit growth, funding structure, asset quality, earnings, capital adequacy, operational efficiency, impacts of COVID-19 etc.)

Performance of banking sector and non-bank segments

We look at the recent landscape of the sector from the major banks to non-bank financial segments such as consumer finance and corporate bonds, and their implications for the banking sector.

Challenges and opportunities for foreign investors

What are the unique things about the Vietnamese banking industry today? We will showcase our solutions & information tools that address your challenges.



Chandra Krishman

Associate Director, scoutAsia - Malaysia

Chandra Krishman, the Associate Director for scoutAsia in Malaysia. With more than 15 years of diversified experience working in the United Nations, from covering legal, and payments, to fintech, and insurance industries as well as business ownership. His extensive background allows him to serve scoutAsia’s diversified clientele from a holistic perspective.

Chandra has also completed his foundational studies in Business & Law at Cambridge University and has an LL.B Hons from the University of London.


Dr. Can Van Luc

Chief Economist of BIDV & President of BIDV Training and Research Institute

Dr. Can Van Luc is Chief Economist of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) and President of BIDV Training and Research Institute. He is a member of the Bank Board’s Risk Management Committee and Organizational & Strategy Committee. He is also a member of the National Fiscal and Monetary Policy Advisory Council and Vietnam National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation.
He was a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and a Humphrey Fellow in the US from 2007 to 2009, a visiting scholar at IMF in Washington D.C and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 2008. Dr. Luc is the first Vietnamese who received the prestigious Australia-Asia Award for his doctorate program.

Dong Le

Dong Le, CFA

Managing Director, Head of Market Research & Consulting Services, FiinGroup

Dong has over 20 years of hands-on experience in market research, commercial due diligence, market entry advisory services including greenfield investments and M&A, and investment management. He has led various advisory projects to support large foreign and local corporate clients as well as financial institutions to successfully penetrate and/or expand business in the Vietnam market.

Before joining FiinGroup, Dong worked as a Senior Investment Manager for BIDV – Vietnam Partners Investment Management (BVIM) with AUM of US$100 million and an Audit Manager for Deloitte Vietnam.


Nguyen Tung Anh, MSc

Assistant Manager, Economic and Credit Risk Research, FiinRatings

Tung Anh is currently the Assistant Manager of Economic and Credit Risk Research at FiinRatings. He has 9 years of experience in economic and market analysis at the State Securities Commission and then at the Australian Embassy in Vietnam with many contributions to economic policies, stock market, and trade.

Tung Anh obtained a Master’s degree in Management (Finance) from the University of Melbourne under the Australia Awards Scholarship.


ScoutAsia is an Asia-focused news & company data platform, jointly developed by Nikkei & the Financial Times in 2018 with the ultimate aim of enabling customers towards better and more informed decisions.

Combining quality content and technologies, ScoutAsia provides AI-driven insights on what is changing in Asian business today.

Established in 2008, FiinGroup has been providing high-quality company reports, business credit reports, corporate data platform, independent market research study, commercial due diligence, market entry advisory, and other in-depth analytics and consultancy services across major Southeast Asia markets in various sectors. It has successfully supported so many foreign and local investors to penetrate and/or expand their business in the Vietnam market for 14 years.
FiinGroup entered a strategic capital and business alliance with NIKKEI Inc. and QUICK Corp. (Japan) from September 2014