Established in 1987 in Shenzhen, the forefront of China’s reform and opening-up drive, China Merchants Bank (“CMB”) is China’s first joint-stock commercial bank and also the first bank to attend the national experiment for the promotion of China’s banking industry reform driven by endeavors from outside the government.
Since its inception 26 years ago, CMB has grown with China’s economic progress from a small bank with a capital of 100 million yuan, one branch and over thirty employees into a nationwide joint-stock commercial bank that has a total net capital of 140 billion yuan, a total asset of 2.6 trillion yuan, over 800 branches and over 50,000 employees, ranking it among the world’s top 100 banks.
CMB has developed into the most influential commercial bank brand in China thanks to continuous financial innovation, quality customer service, prudent management and strong business performance. For many consecutive years, CMB has been ranked among China’s top commercial banks according to comprehensive assessment by CBRC. The bank has won a number of titles, including the Best Commercial Bank of China, the Best Retail Bank in China, the Best Private Bank in China, China’s Best Custody Specialist from the British Financial Times, Euromoney and The Asset. The Bank was shortlisted as a World-Class Chinese Brand and ranked No. 1 in the price-to-book ratio list of the world’s top 50 banks with the largest market value by the British Financial Times. It was also listed No.60 among the world’s Top 1,000 Banks by The Banker.
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