China Guangfa Bank

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China Guangfa Bank
Joint stock company
IndustryBanking, Finance
HeadquartersGuangzhou, Guangdong,
People's Republic of China
Key people
Mr. Morris Li - President and Executive Director
ProductsFinancial Services
Number of employees
China Guangfa Bank
Traditional Chinese廣發銀行
Simplified Chinese广发银行
Logo during the period of Guangdong Development Bank

China Guangfa Bank (simplified Chinese: 广发银行; traditional Chinese: 廣發銀行; pinyin: Guǎng Fā Yínháng, abbr: CGB) is a commercial banking corporation headquartered in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. The bank was established in September 1988 as Guangdong Development Bank (simplified Chinese: 广东发展银行; traditional Chinese: 廣東發展銀行; pinyin: Guǎngdōng Fāzhǎn Yínháng),.[1] As CGB's largest shareholder, Citigroup has a 20% stake, while IBM holds 4.74%. China Life and State Grid each owns 20%, CITIC Trust, 12.85% and Puhua will hold the remaining 8% of the equity sold.[2][needs update]

CGB offers a broad range of financial services including personal and corporate banking, asset management, wealth management, broker-dealer and advisory services, issuance services, and treasury services. It has more than 500 branches in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Based in the Guangdong province bordering Hong Kong, GDB has assets of $265.8 billion(1.648 trillion RMB 2014-12-31 data) with its network expanded to include 34 branches, 661 business outlets, 114 Small Enterprises Banking Centers and 13 smart banks in 71 cities at prefecture level or above in 16 provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions). The Bank has over 9 million e-banking customers, over 27 million credit cards issued and correspondent bank partnerships with 1,687 bank headquarters and their branches in more than 128 countries and regions. It is the first financial institution to establish the strategic cooperation of multi-channel and multi-application e-payment with China UnionPay. The Bank continues to provide customers with efficient, quality and comprehensive financial services.


  1. ^ 广发银行更名换标 发布"汇聚"红色新标识(图) (in Chinese). 25 April 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  2. ^ Forbes retrieved at 11 Am, Dec 1st, 2006.

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