IceKredit, a leading technology company specializing in artificial intelligence, has recently signed an agreement with ACLEDA Bank, Cambodia’s foremost commercial bank. This collaboration, operating within the framework of Basel II standards, marks a significant milestone in leveraging cutting-edge AI technology to build innovative algorithm models. These models aim to assist ACLEDA Bank’s customers in developing refined and intelligent internal ratings, thereby enhancing asset operation efficiency, and driving digital transformation.
As Cambodia’s largest commercial bank and the first to be listed on the Cambodia Stock Exchange, ACLEDA Bank boasts the country’s most extensive branch network. With over 30 years of growth and development, the bank’s total assets reached an impressive $9.031 billion by the end of 2022, solidifying its position as the largest commercial bank in Cambodia. Notably, ACLEDA Bank’s journey began with a focus on microfinance, earning international recognition as one of the world’s most successful microfinance institutions.
In response to the evolving Cambodian economy, digital technology advancements, and diverse financial needs, the Cambodian government has actively supported the adoption of AI and other technological solutions to drive the financial industry’s digital transformation. Chea Serey, Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia, emphasizes the commitment to building an inclusive, sustainable, and innovative financial ecosystem to foster economic growth and social well-being. However, challenges such as the scarcity of digital talent, regional digital disparities, network security, data privacy protection, and effective supervision are hurdles to Cambodia’s financial digitalization.
In this dynamic environment, IceKredit and ACLEDA Bank have joined forces to navigate the intersection of technological evolution and regulatory requirements. Drawing on digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computing, IceKredit will tailor advanced strategies, including probability of default (PD), exposure at default (EAD), and loss given default (LGD), to develop a comprehensive internal rating system. This collaboration aims to seamlessly integrate the entire internal rating process into online, digital, and refined management, enhancing risk identification, providing forward-looking warnings, and bolstering real-time resolution capabilities.
Dr. Lingyun Gu , Chairman of IceKredit, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “As a technology-driven company, IceKredit has been dedicated to leveraging artificial intelligence to drive digital advancements across various industries. We are delighted to provide ACLEDA Bank with the technical support needed for digital transformation. This collaboration serves as an opportunity for us to deeply engage in Cambodia’s technological innovation and digital reform.”
In recent years, IceKredit has expanded its international footprint, exporting its industry-leading AI technology, products, services, and solutions to Southeast Asia, the United States, Australia, and the global market. This international outreach aims to support overseas institutions in building digital infrastructure, driving digital transformation, and contributing to the growth of emerging markets, particularly in Southeast Asia.
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