Our Corporate Profile
United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is committed to providing quality products and excellent customer service. Founded in 1935, UOB has a well-established regional presence, particularly in Asia where we have banking subsidiaries in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and China.
With our strong foothold in the region, we understand the Asian corporate culture and business mindset and are well-placed to create opportunities by linking our customers to their counterparts in Asia.
- United Overseas Bank ("UOB") was incorporated on 6 August 1935 as the United Chinese Bank. Founded by Datuk Wee Kheng Chiang, the Bank catered mainly to the Fujian community in its early years. The change of name was effected in 1965. Over the past 76 years, UOB has grown from strength to strength. Through a series of acquisitions, it is now a leading bank in Asia. Besides Far Eastern Bank in Singapore, UOB’s major banking subsidiaries in the region are United Overseas Bank (Malaysia), United Overseas Bank (Thai), PT Bank UOB Indonesia and United Overseas Bank (China). Today, the UOB Group has a network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Western Europe and North America.
UOB provides a wide range of financial services through its global network of branches, offices, subsidiaries and associates: personal financial services, private banking, commercial and corporate banking, investment banking, corporate finance, capital market activities, treasury services, futures broking, asset management, venture capital management, insurance and stockbroking services. UOB also has diversified interests in travel and property management. In Singapore, UOB is a market leader in the credit card and private residential home loan businesses. It is also a key player in loans to small and medium enterprises. In 2011 UOB was named the Best Retail Bank in Singapore and the Best SME Banking Business in The Asian Banker's 10th International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards Programme. Its asset management arm, UOB Asset Management, is one of Singapore’s most awarded fund managers with a growing regional presence. UOB is rated among the world’s top banks, with a rating of Aa1 from Moody’s and AA- from Standard & Poor’s respectively.
With UOB's extensive global network and partnership with associates, we provide a wide range of financial services:
• Personal Financial Services • Private Banking • Trust Services • Commercial and Corporate Banking • Investment Banking • Corporate Finance • Capital Market Activities • Treasury Services • Future Broking • Asset Management • Venture Capital Management • General Insurance • Stockbroking Services
- UOB plays an active role in the community, focusing on children, education and the arts. Its staff volunteerism programme was initiated in 2007. Through the UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk, UOB has raised funds for its named beneficiaries. UOB has also organised the prestigious Painting Of The Year Competition and Exhibition since 1982. In recognition of its contributions to the arts, UOB was conferred the National Arts Council’s Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award for seven consecutive years since 2005.