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About UOB Group

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 over 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Western Europe and North America.

About UOB (Malaysia)

UOB (Malaysia), a subsidiary of United Overseas Bank Limited ("UOB"), was incorporated in 1993.

UOB (Malaysia) took over the Malaysian operations of Lee Wah Bank Limited ("LWB") in 1994. LWB was incorporated in Singapore in 1920 and opened its first Malaysian branch in 1956. In 1973, LWB became a wholly-owned subsidiary of UOB.

On 7 Jun 1997, UOB (Malaysia) merged with Chung Khiaw Bank (Malaysia) Bhd ("CKBM").

UOB (Malaysia) and Overseas Union Bank (Malaysia) Berhad merged into one legal entity on 2 Feb 2002.

Today, UOB (Malaysia) operates 45 branches throughout Malaysia, making it the foreign bank with the largest branch network in the country.

UOB (Malaysia) offers an extensive range of commercial and personal financial services through its branches, subsidiaries and associate companies: commercial lending, investment banking, treasury services, trade services, cash management, home loans, credit cards, wealth management, general insurance and life assurance.