Shinhan Bank

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Shinhan Bank
신한은행
Type Public
Traded as KRX: 055550
NYSESHG
Industry Banking
Founded 1897
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Key people Suh Jin Won, (CEO)
Products Checking accounts, Savings accounts, Insurance, Investments, Mortgages, Consumer finance
Employees 13,185 (2010)
Website www.shinhan.com
Korean name
Hangul 신한은행
Hanja 新韓銀行
Revised Romanization Shinhan Eunhaeng
McCune–Reischauer Shinhan Ŭnhaeng

Shinhan Bank (신한은행, SWIFT SHBKKRSE, numeric 088), is a bank, headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Historically it was the first bank in Korea, established under the name Hanseong Bank in 1897. The bank was reestablished in 1982. It is part of the Shinhan Financial Group, along with Jeju Bank. Chohung Bank merged with Shinhan Bank on April 1, 2006.

Shinhan Bank started as a small enterprise with a capital stock of KRW 25.0 billion, 279 employees, and three branches on July 7, 1982. Today, it has transformed itself into a large bank, boasting total assets of KRW 176.9 trillion, equity capital of KRW 9.7 trillion, 10,741 employees, and 1,026 branches as of 2006. As of March 31, 2013, the Shinhan Group had total assets of KRW 313,664,350 million and total equity of KRW 28,525,992 million.[1]

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Shinhan Bank (신한은행, SWIFT SHBKKRSE, numeric 088), is a bank, headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Historically it was the first bank in Korea, established under the name Hanseong Bank in 1897. The bank was reestablished in 1982. It is part of the Shinhan Financial Group, along with Jeju Bank. Chohung Bank merged with Shinhan Bank on April 1, 2006.

Shinhan Bank started as a small enterprise with a capital stock of KRW 25.0 billion, 279 employees, and three branches on July 7, 1982. Today, it has transformed itself into a large bank, boasting total assets of KRW 176.9 trillion, equity capital of KRW 9.7 trillion, 10,741 employees, and 1,026 branches as of 2006. Total deposits and net income amounted to KRW 105.3 trillion and KRW 1.4 trillion, respectively. Shinhan Bank is the descendant of Hanseong Bank, the first modern bank in Korea. It was established by Kim Jong-Han in 1897, but began operating around 1900. It was originally located in a small house with only two rooms. One room was for the president, Yi Jae-Won, and the other room was for the staff. The bank operated by borrowing money from Japanese banks at low interest rates and then loaning it out for twice the rate to the Korean market. The Bank was successful because despite lending out money at twice the rate it borrowed it at, the bank's interest rates were still far lower than what could be obtained elsewhere in Korea at that time.[2]

In an anecdotal story the bank's first property to use as collateral on a loan happened to be a donkey. The bank staff were challenged to feed and care for their collateral as the loan was out.[3]

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  1. ^ http://www.relbanks.com/asia/south-korea/shinhan-bank
  2. ^ The Dawn of Modern Korea. Lankov, Andrei. EunHaeng NaMu. 2007.
  3. ^ The Dawn of Modern Korea. Lankov, Andrei. EunHaeng NaMu. 2007.

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