Best Bank Providers in Singapore 2021
Citibank Singapore Limited is a branch bank of Citibank, N.A. headquartered in New York, U.S.A. and was present in Indonesia in 1918 through its previous company, The International Banking Corporation in Batavia and Surabaya. In 1989 Citibank started its credit card business in Indonesia. Citibank is one of the pioneers of the credit card business in Indonesia by always presenting quality products and making innovations for the satisfaction of its customers. This privilege then continued in the following years by introducing various other banking services online. Until now, Citibank Bank has issued a variety of banking service products, including credit card products that offer various facilities and ease of transactions for its users, as well as various attractive promo offers.
HSBC Bank Singapore
HSBC, a bank that came into existence over a simple idea- a local bank catering to international needs, is now one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. HSBC is one the earliest banks to be established in Singapore with its history dating back to 1877 when its founding members' The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, inaugurated its first branch on the island. For more than 150 years HSBC has been connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and helping people to realize their ambitions by offering a comprehensive range of banking and financial services such as Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. HSBC today is an integral part of the financial sector of Singapore by serving more than 40 million customers, covering over 65 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America. Shares in HSBC Holding plc are held by around 200,000 shareholders in 125 countries or territories and it is listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, and Bermuda Stock exchanges.
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited (OCBC), is consistently ranked amongst the World's Top 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance and has been named Best Managed Bank in Singapore by The Asian Banker, was formed in 1932 by the merger of three local banks, oldest of which was founded in 1912. It is one of the highest-ranked banks as it is the second-largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets and is recognized for its financial strength and stability. OCBC Bank and its subsidiaries are widely acclaimed all throughout Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Greater China. It has more than 560 branches and representative offices in 19 countries and regions. OCBC Bank and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive range of specialist financial and wealth management services and are listed on the SGT-ST as one of the largest listed companies in Singapore by market capitalization. It is also one of the largest listed banks in Southeast Asia by market capitalization and has more than 29,000 employees globally.
DBS Bank Ltd, earlier known as The Development Bank of Singapore Limited and "people's bank" respectively, is a multinational banking and financial services corporation. DBS Bank is a technological forward bank that beliefs in continuously reinventing itself to provide simple, fast and contextual banking solutions and experiences. DBS is highly acclaimed for its leadership in digital and has garnered more than 20 global accolades. It was titled "World's best bank" by Euromoney in 2019 and also won Global Bank of the year from The Banker and Best Bank in the world from the Global Finance in 2018. All these victories make it the first bank in the world to hold three of the most prestigious global best bank honors at the same time. DBS operates in 18 markets globally, including six priority markets in Asia, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, and Taiwan. Hence it is the only Asian bank which operates in the three key axes of growth - Southeast Asia, Greater China
Standard Chartered Bank Singapore
Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore is an integral part of an international Banking group as it is where the bank opened its first branch in 1859. After about 150 years, the bank is still adherent to its purpose which was to drive commerce and prosperity through its unique diversity. In October 1999, Standard Chartered Bank was amongst the first international banks to receive a Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) license which is an endorsement of the Group's long-standing commitment to its commitment in the business. The Bank has won numerous accolades in the financial sector including the Singapore Quality Class (SQC) certification and certification for Innovation and Service which represents its sustainable business performance and robust management system. Standard Chartered banking system is present in 60 markets having has 1,026 branches worldwide and employ more than 86,000 people around the world. It is also among the top 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and also listed on two of Asia's largest stock exchanges.
CIMB Bank Berhad Singapore Branch
CIMB (Commerce International Merchant Bankers) Group Holding Berhad is a leading ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nation) Universal Bank operating in high growth economies. The group operates under several entities including CIMB Bank, CIMB Investment Bank, CIMB Islamic, CIMB Niaga, CIMB Securities International, and CIMB Thai. It is the second-largest bank in Malaysia comprising of 534.1 billion Malaysian Ringgits worth of total assets. The group provides vasts variety of banking and financial services to its customers, whether they be a natural person or an artificial person, with its primary activities being Commercial banking, Islamic banking, investment banking, and Asset management just to name a few. The group operates with over 100 Commercial Centres and around 850 branches with co-located Trade Service Centres to its 16 global markets. The group also has a staff strength of over 36,000 located in 18 countries, covering ASEAN and major global financial centers as well as countries as in which its customers have significant business and investment dealings.
Maybank is among Asia's leading banking groups and is South East Asia's fourth-largest bank by assets comprising of 765.3 billion Malaysian Ringgits. It has an international network of 2,600 branches in 18 countries including all 10 ASEAN countries, chiefly focusing on its "home market" of Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia. Mayback offers an extensive range of products and services to its customers including Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, and Insurance. Singapore is one of Maybank groups largest overseas operations and for the provision of more value to its customers Maybank Singapore Limited was created, one of the subsidiaries of Mayback groups, to carry its wide-ranging operations in Singapore. It has been effective since 5 November 2018 and operates with Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) privileges in more than 25 service locations. As of 31 December 2018, Maybank's total assets in Singapore were approximately $73.3 billion and had a staff strength of over 2000 employees
United Overseas Bank
United Overseas Bank (UOB), a Singaporean Multinational Organisation, was established on 6 august 1935 in Singapore by the name of United Chinese Bank (UCB), to Emphasise its link to the Chinese population in Singapore. The bank catered mainly to the Fujian community in its initial stages. However the bank grew immensely within a few years and in 1965, the bank was renamed to United Overseas Bank as it inaugurated its first overseas branch in Hong Kong. Today UOB is the third largest bank in Southeast Asia by total assets, having a market capitalization of $32.9 Billion. It is recognized as an excellent and professionally managed financial institution. It provides a wide range of financial services including personal financial services, wealth management, private banking, commercial and corporate banking, transaction banking, and investment banking. It has a network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific with a strong foothold in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and China.
Bank of China
Bank of China, the Bank with the longest continuous operation among Chinese banks, is one of the four biggest state-owned commercial banks in China. It was founded in 1912 by the Republican government and as of 31 December 2009, was the second-largest lender in China overall. Bank of China Limited provides banking services to individuals, enterprises, and other clients. The Company offers deposits, loans, foreign currency transaction, fund settlement, and other services. As China’s most globally active bank, Bank of China has a well-established global service network with institutions set up across the Chinese mainland as well as in 57 countries and regions. It has established an integrated service platform based on the pillars of its corporate banking, personal banking, financial markets, and other commercial banking business, which offers investment banking, direct investment, securities, insurance, funds, aircraft leasing, and other areas, thus providing its customers with an extensive range of financial services.
ICICI Bank Limited is an Indian multinational banking and financial services company. It was formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICICI Limited, an Indian financial institution, which promoted it in 1994. The Bank’s consolidated total assets comprise of Rs.12.50 trillion as of June 30, 2019. ICICI Bank currently has a network of 4,882 branches and 15,101 ATMs widespread over India and is prevalent in 17 countries including India. ICICI Bank provides a comprehensive range of banking products and financial services to corporate and retail customers through a variety of delivery channels and through its group companies all over the world. It is the second-largest bank in India in terms of assets and market capitalization and currently has a staff strength of over 84,000.