In 1917, Bank of China established its presence in Hong Kong. A century ago, our scale was small with fewer than ten employees. Today, we are a mainstream banking group with the most extensive branch network in Hong Kong. We have not only played a vital role in Hong Kong’s economic development but also contributed to its stability and prosperity.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (“BOCHK”) is a locally incorporated licensed bank. In 2001, the Bank of China Group in Hong Kong was restructured. We combined the businesses of 10* of the 12 banks in Hong Kong originally belonged to the Bank of China Group. In addition, we held shares in Nanyang Commercial Bank, Limited (“NCB”), Chiyu Banking Corporation Limited (“Chiyu”) and BOC Credit Card (International) Limited, all of which incorporated in Hong Kong. To implement the overseas development strategy of Bank of China Group, we completed disposal of all of our interests in NCB and Chiyu in May 2016 and March 2017 respectively. In addition, we strive to drive our regional development by expanding our business in the Southeast Asian region. With our branches and subsidiaries in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos , Brunei and Myanmar, we support customers in the region with professional and high-quality financial services.
As one of the three note-issuing banks and the sole clearing bank for Renminbi (“RMB”) business in Hong Kong, BOCHK has strong market positions in all major businesses. Our strong RMB franchise has made us the first choice for customers in RMB business. We have the most extensive branch network and diverse service platforms in Hong Kong, including more than 190 branches, 280 automated banking centres, over 1,100 self-service machines, as well as efficient e-channels such as Internet and Mobile Banking services. We offer a comprehensive range of financial, investment and wealth management services to personal, corporate and institutional customers. Through close cooperation with our parent bank, Bank of China, we provide a full range of high-quality cross-border services to multinationals, cross-border customers, mainland enterprises going global, central banks and super-sovereign organisations.
BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited, BOCHK’s holding company was incorporated in Hong Kong on 12 September 2001. We have been listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 25 July 2002 and we are one of the largest listed companies and commercial banking groups in Hong Kong, with stock code “2388” and ADR OTC Symbol “BHKLY”.