Incorporated in Hong Kong in 1918, The Bank of East Asia, Limited ("BEA") is dedicated to providing comprehensive corporate banking, personal banking, wealth management, and investment services to its customers in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and other major markets around the world.

BEA is a leading Hong Kong based financial services group listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, serving the needs of customers throughout Greater China and beyond, with total consolidated assets of HK$826.8 billion (US $105.4 billion) as of 30th June, 2018. BEA also operates one of the largest branch networks in Hong Kong, with 70 branches, 54 SupremeGold Centres, and 11 i-Financial Centres throughout the city.

In Mainland China, BEA's operational presence dates back to the opening of the Bank's Shanghai Branch in 1920. Today, the BEA Group operates one of the most extensive networks of any foreign bank on the Mainland, with outlets in 44 cities nationwide.

Over the years, BEA has built its reputation as a pioneer in the provision of innovative, value-added banking services to customers on the Mainland. Among its major achievements, the Bank is recognised as:

  • one of the first foreign banks to receive approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission to establish a locally-incorporated bank in Mainland China (2007). This wholly-owned subsidiary, namely The Bank of East Asia (China) Limited, offers a full range of banking and financial services to a broad customer base that includes local residents and businesses.

  • the first foreign bank to launch Renminbi debit cards and credit cards in Mainland China (2008).

  • the first foreign bank to issue Renminbi retail bonds in Hong Kong (2009).

Products and Services

BEA has long been known for the comprehensive range of corporate and personal banking, financial, and insurance services that it provides to a diverse customer base. Wholesale and personal banking services are delivered through the Bank's Corporate Banking, Personal Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance & Retirement Benefits, Treasury Markets, China, and International divisions.

Products and services include syndicated loans, trade finance, deposit-taking, foreign currency savings, remittances, mortgage loans, consumer loans, credit cards, Cyberbanking, retail investment and wealth management services, private banking, Renminbi services, foreign exchange margin trading, broking services, Mandatory Provident Fund services, and general and life insurance.

In addition to the Bank's core offering, other members of the BEA Group broaden the range of products and services available to individual and corporate customers. BEA's wholly-owned subsidiaries BEA Life Limited and Blue Cross (Asia-Pacific) Insurance Limited serve as underwriters of life insurance and general insurance products, respectively.

BEA keeps abreast of the latest market trends and strives to leverage developments in the marketplace to offer new or enhanced products and services that suit customers' needs. For more details on BEA's products and services, please call (852) 2211 1338 or visit 

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The materials contained in these pages should not be regarded as an offer or solicitation to sell investments or make deposits to any person in any jurisdiction in which it would be unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation.

These pages have been prepared for general information purposes only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, no responsibility will be accepted by The Bank of East Asia for errors and omissions however caused. The information should not be relied on as professional advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for detailed advice in individual circumstances when the services of a competent professional adviser should be sought.

Services may be withdrawn or amended at any time at the discretion of The Bank of East Asia without notice.

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