For me, the first and foremost reason to watch DBS Sparks was Nathan Hartono who plays young Chester. I mean he is so talented and his winsome smile…


By the way, for the uninitiated, Sparks, by DBS, is an industry-first mini-series that follows a group of young bankers as they navigate work and personal lives. Inspired by true stories, they challenge the status quo to go above and beyond when solving unusual client challenges. Since launching in February 2016, Sparks Episodes 1-5 and their trailers have altogether garnered more than 42 million views and over 1.7 million digital engagements across the region. I have included episode synopsis below this post for you all.

DBS is my favourite bank in Singapore and am sure most of us regard DBS as their friend first, bank later. DBS believes in going the extra mile for customers so that they can achieve their dreams and get more out of life.

Through DBS Sparks mini-series, DBS hopes to convey the true meaning of banking, and to challenge the perception that banking is only about transactions. This reflects the bank’s commitment to understand what matters in life, and integrate banking seamlessly with everyday living.

The latest episode to be launched sees us go back in time with Chester, to when he meets his first clients – a young couple who own a small bus company. Guided by values he holds close to his heart, he stands with the family through each of their successes, and all of their setbacks.

The exclusive premiere of the seventh instalment of the DBS Sparks mini-series was recently launched in the presence of Nathan, Jaime Teo, and Karen Ngui, Managing Director and Head of Group Strategic Marketing and Communications, DBS Bank where they introduced the seventh instalment of DBS Sparks, and shared what was most meaningful to them while working on this mini-series. So much fun to meet these heartthrobs and mingle with them.

Post-premiere, Nathan and Jaime headed over to the DBS Marina Regatta at The Promontory@Marina Bay.

DBS Marina Regatta showcased Battle Bay – a 9-challenge inflatable water obstacle course spanning 11,000 square feet!

DBS Sparks is a story of the triumph of the human spirit, a relationship born over time, through each loss and every kindness. Watch Sparks at

Story so far:

Episode synopsis

Episode 1 –
In this pilot, Claire Lee, a relationship manager, is introduced to cocky, Oxford-educated Jasper Wu, her new colleague. Sparks fly when they meet. A reluctant Claire is asked to show Jasper around, and then to visit a potential client together.

Episode 2 –
A potential client, Lindsay, is in a predicament. Claire and Jasper get to know each other a little better, and evaluate Lindsay’s plan with the rest of the team. Will they manage to successfully solve Lindsay’s issue?

Episode 3 –
The team manages to help Lindsay secure her loan, but an unforeseen development throws them off and tests them further. The young bankers hatch a plan to solve the new issue, but with a big player in the way, will they be able to win over their community?

Episode 4 –
A new boss and an old acquaintance set Team DBS on a new mission. When an unexpected situation tests their mettle, they must dig deep and find their worth.

Episode 5 –
An impossible decision threatens to tear the bankers apart. And in their quest for the ultimate solution, they found something more valuable than they ever imagined.

Episode 6 –
The bankers embark on an incredible journey. Together, they challenge traditions and work to change the future of an entire village. Will they prevail?

Episode 7 – Just released on 16 June 2017
A tragedy sees Chester reflect on the time he met his first client. Through time and trials, we see the values Chester holds close to his heart, shaping his relationships with his clients. Will he be able to help his client stand again through her devastating loss?

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