In today’s digital age, we know you want banking to be simple, seamless and invisible, so that you can spend time on the people and things you care about.

Recognising this, we’ve spent the last few years reimagining banking. And now, we believe the time has come to truly embody a new kind of banking.

Our commitment is this – we’ll be working doubly hard to enable you to live hassle-free with invisible banking, seize life’s opportunities and live larger than yourselves. In other words, to “Live more, Bank less”.

It’s more than just a tagline – it’s a promise that we are making.

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50 businesses of the future where everyone wins

As DBS turns 50, we celebrate the spirit of 50 Social Entrepreneurs across Asia who have a different approach to business and bring in social impact, to make this world a better place, for you and me.

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Together for a more sustainable future

To make Singapore a better place for future generations, let’s start by doing our own little part and join the #RecyclemoreWasteless movement.

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Time to make room for mushroom

This social enterprise is using mushrooms to create a sustainable alternative to leather

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Pair of shorts that is a man's best friend

Inspired by a golden retriever's double coat, this pair of shorts from the label Man's Best Friend is said to be sweat-proof, stain-proof and waterproof

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Are Singaporeans Some of The World’s Most Adventurous Eaters? Amanda Tan, Millennial Uni Queen, Thinks So

We speak to Amanda Tan, founder of Japanese gourmet online grocer Zairyo.

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How hard is it to save enough to get married and move to Australia?

She needs a solid fund to move. The problem? She’s never saved a cent in her life.

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How to afford a personal trainer

They should leave you sweating on the gym floor, not at the sight of their monthly bill.

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How to eat super healthy on a budget

Inspired by a fitspo Instagram celeb to start glowing from the inside, eh? Eat your way there without breaking the bank.

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Make a clean switch

How home-grown renewable energy firm Sunseap is helping its customers go green

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How to be an eco-traveller

Here are five tips on how to reduce your environmental impact while on holiday

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Internships for Good

Work becomes more meaningful when you have a larger purpose. Four undergraduates share their internship experience at social enterprises

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Trash Talk: The battle of the food waste bulge — why you should throw away less food

A look at the burgeoning problem of food waste here, and the innovative ways to tackle it.

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10 questions with Addynna Azlinor, one of Singapore’s next generation of leather artisans

In this day and age of mass production, are trades such as leather crafting on the decline?

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Eco-friendly makeover for older buildings

The Old Hill Street Police Station, the National Library and the Esplanade are turning to green solutions to keep utility costs down

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Trash Talk: A toxic trash pile grows when gadgets become waste — in a year or less

We look at the often underestimated problem of electronic waste, and how consumerist lifestyles are adding to the toxic pile.

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Trash Talk: Packaging waste is everywhere, including in your body

We take a closer look at the menace of plastic waste and how it has invaded our waters, food supply and even our bodies.

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How to avoid busting your renovation budget

Arm yourself with these tips, and you won’t hit the ceiling when the final invoice arrives.

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Can Technology Lessen the Emotional Labour Kindergarten Teachers Endure?

We speak to Sun Ho, founder of the early childhood classroom management app, LittleLives, to find out more.

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The Cook more, Waste less Challenge

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UglyFood: Transforming imperfection into wholesomeness

How everyday people are changing our world

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Trash Talk: No time to waste in dealing with Singapore’s mounting trash problem

A we look at where our trash ends up, what happens to it, and why we urgently need to cut down waste.

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Living grandma's kampung life: Three women champion green practices through shared Instagram account

They hope to get more people to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle

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Edible Garden City: Enabling citizen farms

How everyday people are changing our world

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TreeDots: Turning food waste into opportunity

How everyday people are changing our world

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Don't throw it away, share it: Sharing platforms gaining popularity in Singapore

Sharing platforms, such as apps and Facebook groups where users give away free items, are gaining popularity in Singapore

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Young and caring for the wild

More wildlife conservation programmes for children have sprung up, empowering young people to make a change

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How to set up an investment portfolio before you leave school

Feeling lost in the sea of investment options? Do not fear the precipice of adulthood – we’ve got you covered.

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How did this 21-year-old start a business right after he ORD-ed?

Some go on a holiday, some go straight into LAN shops. This guy started his business immediately after NS.

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Old waste, new ways

A fashion designer, an artist and a photographer show how rubbish can be turned into art

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Shop with zero waste

Grind your own nut butter, bottle kombucha on tap and go plastic-free at bulk food shops popping up in Singapore

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Trash with pizzazz: Upcycling plastic waste to create fashion pieces

Two designers are upcycling plastic waste to create fashion pieces, but scaling up production remains a challenge

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Reduce waste for a lifetime of travel

Former Alila president Mark Edleson wants to conserve the environment so his grandchildren can enjoy travel as he did

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Handmade with love for the planet

Want to begin living sustainably? Cutting plastic waste is a good way to start. The Sunday Times features two women entrepreneurs who have come up with green alternatives to plastic household items

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Going green in catering

Catering companies are taking steps to reduce the use of single-use plastics, with some using lacquered bento boxes and opeh leaves to serve food

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“I had S$9 left in my bank account”

Starting his social enterprise was a hard slog but Siam Organic co-founder Neil never gave up

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How to afford an expensive hobby

You dream about it at work, you spend full weekends doing research and you’ll talk any willing ear off about it but… can you afford it?

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DAX Conversations: Fintech startups – collaborators or competitors?

There can be a lot of synergy if financial institutions and fintech startups work together, says Singapore Fintech Association President

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DAX Conversations: Hungry for success, Deliveroo focuses on filling customers’ stomachs

The food delivery company is working to offer more of Singaporeans’ favourite food, while making the order and delivery process more efficient

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DAX Conversations: Exploring what goes on in your mind when you shop

Using technology to improve your shopping experience

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Afraid of burning out? This ‘Get Out’ fund is what you need.

Think you need a Get Out Fund? Find out how one Money Bootcamp-er did with this goal.

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Here’s a handy checklist of what to do when you change your phone number

With our mobile numbers inextricably linked to our lives today, make sure you’re covered by doing these things if you change your digits.

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How to travel to two dream destinations a year

No need for insta-envy – follow these steps and you’ll be taking off for your own holiday soon

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Credit vs Debit, which is safer when overseas?

We weigh the pros and cons for using each on your next trip abroad.

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Love free WiFi? Just don’t do these things using it…

TLDR: Keep your banking and email activities on private, trusted networks.

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Can this Singaporean’s brilliant plan to eat less help her afford the Tokyo Olympics?

This accounts executive is desperate to go to Tokyo 2020, but can she get there by cutting down on how much she spends on food?

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How to pay off your mortgage without stress

Monthly repayments can seem daunting, but follow these tips and you’ll be home-free.

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Here are some of the best and worst passwords of all time

Live Cyberstrong with your first line of defence to your digital life. Check out our #BSHARP guide as we take a closer look at some of the best and worst passwords of all time.

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How good are you at detecting a phishing attack?

Phishing scams are disguised to trick you, but you can definitely train to be a master at detecting them. Live Cyberstrong with our #BSHARP guide and test yourself to see if you can stay ahead of the scammers.

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Seven Sustainable Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Every Type Of Dad

Shopping for dad can be a real struggle. But don’t worry, because we’re rounded up a list of our favourite sustainable gifts for Father’s Day that are bound to please the best dad in the world - your dad. No ties please.

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The Future of Hawker Food – Can Singaporeans Move Beyond the War of Traditional vs Hipster?

The truth of life is simply, food.

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A Double Double Act. How Two Power Couples in the Arts Negotiate Life and Work Together.

Is it ever a good idea to work with your husband or wife? Especially in an industry as passion driven as the Arts?

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Age no barrier to learning for ‘Mummy Esther’

‘If you’re not willing to try new things, you can never learn’

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DBS-SMU Sustainability Initiative

DBS and Singapore Management University launched the programme in 2019. It includes Singapore’s first sustainability major and funding for sustainability scholarships, fellowships and research.

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Transforming lives through flowers

HelpUsGreen is preserving India’s most sacred river, the Ganges, while transforming the lives of marginalised women. Here’s how Sujata’s life was changed.

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What does sustainability mean to you?

As awareness grows, students share how they incorporate sustainability in their daily lives

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Meet the top 10 finalists of DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2018

These well-deserving finalists across Asia are solving today’s most pressing social problems. From reducing CO2 emissions, solving energy needs to providing education and life skills to underserved groups, these social entreprenuers are rallying change in their own way.

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Three Eco-Warriors making our world more sustainable

These social enterprises have made saving the environment their business

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Overcoming adversity with grace

With help from family, friends and colleagues, Yuria overcame the challenges that arose from a traumatic accident

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The big debate: Are we here only for shareholder returns?

Or are there more stakeholders that we can positively impact?

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Creating Jim, SEA’s first virtual bank recruiter

With no prior experience, Dee and Xiuwen embarked on an ambitious mission

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Foodster: beat the queues for your meals by ordering and paying through FB Messenger

Order and pay for your meals by “chatting” with your favourite F&B merchants

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The Data Storyteller

Meet Brandon, a man who interprets data like a professor interprets Shakespeare.

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Humans of DBS: Ryan Han

A career change may be daunting but for Ryan, it’s a bold move that has paid off! Formerly from the healthcare industry, Ryan challenged himself to pick up new skills by joining DBS as an innovation strategist.

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Humans of DBS: Kenneth Tan

Kenneth, an IT sourcing manager at DBS, is on a mission to champion sustainability. His motivation? To be a good role model for his one-year-old son.

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Humans of DBS: Shannon Low

Writing simply is no simple feat – just ask Shannon, one of the writers behind our customer service help and support sites.

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Humans of DBS: Tian Joo & Bervia

Tian Joo and Bervia are Group Audit colleagues in DBS, who have a passion for helping the less privileged. The duo, along with others in the audit team, have been travelling overseas to volunteer since 2014.

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Profit is no longer the only measure of success

Can profit and social good be on the same side of the scale?

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Heart of Gold Jade

Meet Jade Yip, a member of DBS Hong Kong’s Technology & Operations team and a champion for people to live larger than themselves. Jade started volunteering when she was a student, and carries on this passion at DBS.

“I’m especially passionate about the environment and the elderly because these are often overlooked areas in need of aid,” says Jade.

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Humans of DBS: Xeno Chua

Every crew needs a captain! We’d like you to meet Xeno Chua, who works behind the scenes (and screens) of Video Teller Machines (VTMs) at DBS.

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Humans of DBS: Pearly Teo

We'd like you to meet Pearly Teo, a chatbot teacher. Or in other words, a natural language processing engineer at DBS.

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Crossing Oceans For Their Olympic-Sized Dreams

Life on the road is far from glamorous for national sailors Griselda Khng And Olivia Chen. But they do it for a fair shot at Olympic glory at Tokyo 2020. This is their story.

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Singing For Your Supper

For Marian & Firdaus, busking is more than just a way of pursuing their passion for performing it’s also a viable side hustle. We speak to these on the highs and lows of busking and why they chose this unconventional platform to showcase their music.

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Safeguarding Asia’s Future: social enterprises helping youths, persons with disabilities secure a better future

Here’s how these winners of the DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant Programme are championing inclusivity

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“I am not scared to die, but, I am scared of loneliness…”

Meet Deborah, who volunteers at Me Too! Club, and Eric, who volunteers at Care Community Services Society. They have a lot to share on how to give back to the community. Yes, the ways are many, if we have the will. At DBS, we take the support of www.Giving.Sg to list the bank’s various volunteering programmes and to guide our staff to choose and give their time to reach out to communities in need. You can join us on this journey of giving back, too!

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“The biggest changes start with the smallest of actions”

Meet Ding Li, he believes that conservation starts with the little things and is fundamentally a relationship between people and nature. He has a message: Be mindful of how much plastic you use in your daily lives, it affects the world around us and how with simple actions, we can all live larger than ourselves. Visit https://www.dbs.com/sustainability/default.page to learn how DBS is adopting sustainable thinking and pratices for a better world.

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Celebrate the spirit of giving

Every year, thousands of DBS employees volunteer to help the community, to create impact beyond banking. As a purpose-driven organisation, our volunteer initiatives focus on Active Ageing, Education, and the Environment, via the online platform Giving.sg - Singapore’s very own one-stop portal for all givers.

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100 social enterprises to watch for in Asia 2018

From using AI and big data to monitor tree replanting efforts, to low-cost technology that can build a house in just three hours, check out the top 100 inspiring social ventures from the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2018.

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SPH Food Correspondent believes every dish represent chapters for a story to be told

Meet Rebecca Lynne Tan, she's a foodie who believes that every dish is more than just a meal. She shares more about bold flavours, respecting the craft that local hawkers bring to the plate, and the importance of being environmentally conscious.

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Reinventing the eldercare industry with on-demand home care services

Award-winning social enterprise Homage uses technology to tackle the needs of Singapore’s ageing population

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Safeguarding Asia’s Future: Women in Indonesia are weaving a better future for themselves and this social enterprise is helping them

Beautiful wicker craft is making its way into the marketplace, thanks to Du’Anyam

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Can a cup of coffee change a life?

Meet Pamela Chng, founder of Bettr Barista, a social enterprise that believes in empowering marginalised women and youth in our community. Here's how a simple cup of coffee can go a long way.

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My one word in fashion: AUTHENTICITY

He believes that being fashionable is about knowing who you are and being brave enough to live it. He shares essential style tips that will elevate your wardrobe.

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Unleashed to do good: How one DBS talent is tackling one of the world’s most pressing issues

In the first week of June this year, some 1,000 of the brightest young minds from around the world gathered in Singapore for UNLEASH 2018 – the world’s largest innovation lab dedicated to creating innovative, implementable and scalable solutions towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Instagram foodie & Creative Director, @moonberry shares how you can live more with colour, inspiration and creativity

She also gives tips on how you can get the most out of your kitchen adventures, including recreating wonderful dishes from leftovers.

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Amita Berthier: Fencer driven by hunger to win

Few people get more out of life than athletes, a driven tribe who personify a set of virtues that we could all learn from.

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Actor Randall Tan shares tips on how to maximize your day

Actor, model, host, newly-minted father of twins and fitness enthusiast Randall Tan believes that balance is your best bet. He shares tips on how to maximise your day.

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Kenneth Lee makes every second count. You should, too.

Live more with DBS Asia Dragons' Team Captain as he provides tips on how to make the most of your workouts.

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Muhamad Ridhwan: Pain is no big deal in boxer's brave rise

Few people get more out of life than athletes, a driven tribe who personify a set of virtues that we could all learn from.

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Bowler's relentless quest for consistency

Few people get more out of life than athletes, a driven tribe who personify a set of virtues that we could all learn from.

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Joseph Schooling: A changed swimmer believes he can write a new story

Few people get more out of life than athletes, a driven tribe who personify a set of virtues that we could all learn from.

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Live more, Legendary

To Joseph Schooling, living more means seizing all opportunity and moving closer each day to reaching his Tokyo 2020 dreams. He has inspired many with his strong sense of purpose, passion and pursuit of excellence. We’re happy to announce our partnership with Singapore’s first Olympic champion.

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How to beat the queues at Singapore’s eateries with DBS FasTrack

Buying food is now simpler with mobile payments solution DBS FasTrack

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Theresa Goh: A champion's tenacious search for her fastest self

Few people get more out of life than athletes, a driven tribe who personify a set of virtues that we could all learn from.

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How nine DBS employees are trying to change the world

Nine DBS employees are set to take part in UNLEASH 2018, a global programme that brings together the world’s brightest young minds to create innovative, implementable and scalable solutions towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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How companies can embed sustainability into the business model

How do corporations balance long-terms goals of sustainability against short-term business pressures?

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Busking by the Bay

See musicians, jugglers and magicians at DBS Busking by the Bay this weekend, 1-3 June, at DBS Marina Regatta.

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Paddling their way to victory

DBS Asia Dragons push themselves to give all they have to dragon boating, because of the joy, fulfilment and experience it brings them.

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Bringing traditional food and technology together the PayLah! way

Hawker Ng Kok Hua, who sells ngoh hiang the old-school way, sees cashless payments as way forward

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Helping underserved communities: WaterROAM makes it easier to get clean drinking water

The social enterprise wants to quench thirst with a highly portable water filtration device

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Live more, Limit less

This year, we’re bringing you Southeast Asia’s largest water and land obstacle course – Battle Bay Extreme.

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A trip to the bank now feels more like a trip to your favourite café

Even as banking is increasingly digital, DBS is offering a fresh take on the physical banking experience

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The Superfood That Lifts Thai Farmers Out Of Poverty

Siam Organic is transforming the quality of life for Thai farmers in a sustainable manner and promoting healthy living with their innovative organic Jasberry rice, a superfood that contains ten times more antioxidants that green tea

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Champion shooter Martina Veloso proves toughness is about character, not brawn

Few people get more out of life than athletes, a driven tribe who personify a set of virtues that we could all learn from.

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Four travel hacks so you can travel like a pro!

Find out how you can save on FX fees and conversion charges, skip long immigration queues and more

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The Woman Who Creates Impact With Patterns

We speak to Ho Renyung, founder of artisan-made fashion label - MATTER about the impact she wants to make on buying choices, why she thinks non-preservationism helps artisans and how we can get involved.

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Banking without branches, DBS digibank India gains 1m customers in a year

AI-driven virtual assistant meets customers’ banking needs and queries 24/7

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DBS People-of-Purpose: Be the Spark!

As a purpose-driven organisation, DBS believes in being a force for good and every year the People of Purpose volunteers from the bank give over S$1million worth of volunteer hours.

Meet Pearly, a chatbot teacher at DBS

We'd like you to meet Pearly Teo, a chatbot teacher. Or in other words, a natural language processing engineer at DBS, the #BestBankInTheWorld. Pearly was formerly a customer service officer and was reskilled to meet the changing needs of this digital age. She now trains our digibank virtual assistant to respond to customer queries. “I coach the bot to answer questions instead of doing it myself. Part of my daily workflow includes annotating 300-400 conversations between humans and the bot, training the bot to answer questions accurately can be very satisfying,” she says. So what puts a smile on her face? “I enjoy seeing the questions that I have annotated being used to respond to a customer’s query. Customers ask us anything under the sun, so it’s exciting when the bot recognises that and is able to respond to their questions faultlessly!” “Some customers ask questions like: 'are you a guy or a girl? Where do you live?’ I program responses to these as well and it's nice to be able to add a little humour into the conversation,” she quips. In our new #HumansofDBS series, we feature some of our colleagues who work behind the scenes to make banking seamless and hassle-free! #LivemoreBankless #DBSturns50

Posted by DBS on Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Meet Tian Joo and Bervia, from Group Audit in DBS

Meet Tian Joo and Bervia, Group Audit colleagues in DBS, who have a passion for helping the less privileged. The duo, along with others in the audit team, have been travelling overseas to volunteer since 2014. They remember first stepping into a school in Cambodia. It was dark and bare as it lacked electricity and other resources. “It did not feel like a place for children,” Tian Joo recounts. Determined to brighten the children’s lives, the volunteer team set to work painting murals, in addition to a slew of other activities that ranged from career planning talks to distributing donated items. “We wanted to make their school a happy and cheerful place. That began a tradition of us painting a new mural every year,” says Tian Joo. “Seeing the school get more cheerful and playing with the children brings such joy! It’s the sense of progression: every year, things get better, little by little.” In our #HumansofDBS series, we feature our colleagues who are living larger than themselves! Watch on find out how a nail inspired efforts to make an important road safe. #LivemoreBankless #DBSturns50 #BestBankInTheWorld

Posted by DBS on Monday, October 15, 2018