Our purpose is to shape a world where people and communities thrive. That is why we strive to create a balanced, sustainable economy in which everyone can take part and build a better life.
From our earliest days in the 1830s, financing commerce and facilitating trade, our focus has always been on unlocking opportunity for individuals, families, businesses and communities. With fast-changing technologies, demographic shifts, climate change and globalisation bringing both opportunities and challenges, we now have an important role to play in enabling economic participation and encouraging sustainable growth.
At its heart, our business is transformation
We use our insights, products and services, and our banking network in Asia, to help individuals and businesses to grow. We convert savings into investment, build small businesses into large, take domestic enterprises international, and evolve old industries into new. We transform ideas, hard work and ambition into reality.
We believe banking is about more than just finance
Our business is about building relationships that create value. By connecting people and businesses, and playing a leading role in workplace participation and diversity, we create a strong, cohesive and vibrant community.
We combine the energy and commitment of our people with the power of technology and data to deliver innovative and convenient services that make the greatest difference for customers, and for the communities and countries in which we operate.