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Standard Chartered, NTUC-backed digital bank Trust Bank launches in SG

Standard Chartered, NTUC-backed digital bank Trust Bank launches in SG
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Singapore – Trust Bank, a new digital bank backed by Standard Chartered, NTUC Enterprise and FairPrice Group, has officially launched in Singapore. Trust Bank is the first of the nation’s new wave of digital banks and launches with a range of products for its customers, comprising a credit card, savings account and family personal accident insurance.

Trust Bank brings together reliable banking foundations with an extensive consumer ecosystem that delivers more than 1 million customer experiences nationwide each day. These organisations have more than 200 years of combined experience of serving the community in Singapore.

In addition, TrustBank is integrated into the FairPrice Group ecosystem and brings best-in-market rewards of up to 21% as a promotional launch rate on everyday spending at the FairPrice Group’s touchpoints across NTUC FairPrice, Kopitiam, Cheers and Unity. 

“Trust has been built specifically for Singapore based on the extensive feedback received during its user testing period. This customer-centric approach is at the heart of Trust’s culture and is enabled by the use of best-in-class technology to create a great user experience. Today’s launch is the starting point for Trust and customers can expect further products and features to be developed based on their feedback,” the bank stated in a press statement.

Dwaipayan Sadhu, chief executive officer of Trust, said, “We are hugely excited to launch Trust in Singapore and delighted to introduce a breakthrough client experience enabled by our best-in-class technology platform. Through listening to our customers and by leveraging the strengths of our partners, we are committed to bringing real tangible value to our customers in Singapore through accessibility and convenience, and making Trust a part of their everyday lives.”

Trust offers a differentiated customer experience, designed to make things easy and delightful. Customers with Singpass accounts are able to sign up for a Trust account in a matter of minutes and use their digital card immediately to generate significant savings. The Trust app also offers enhanced accessibility, with customers able to switch between English and Mandarin language based on their preference.

Judy Hsu, chief executive officer of consumer, private and business banking at Standard Chartered, shared, “Standard Chartered has been serving clients in Singapore for more than 160 years, and the launch of Trust further extends our commitment to continuously invest in innovative ways to serve the communities in Singapore. Backed by Standard Chartered’s track record in building successful digital banks globally and our partner FairPrice Group’s strong brand and extensive ecosystem, Trust offers at launch a well-rounded suite of savings, credit and protection solutions coupled with rewarding lifestyle offers and benefits. By integrating Trust’s digital-first services seamlessly into customers’ everyday lives, Trust is making banking accessible, secured and effortless for everyone.”

Lastly, Kee Teck Koon, chairman of FairPrice Group, also shared, “Trust’s digital banking solutions will complement FairPrice Group’s omni-channel offerings to meet the needs of our customers better. Trust’s credit card and savings account will empower our customers to enjoy savings from groceries to food and everyday spend via seamless integration with FairPrice Group’s Link Rewards programme, while benefiting NTUC union members with an easier way to earn higher Linkpoint rebates and savings account interest. Together with the trusted partnership of Standard Chartered, we are confident that the synergies created through our combined strengths and heritage will make Trust’s banking solutions convenient and accessible for all.”

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