China Merchants Bank

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China Merchants Bank Company Limited
Public company
Traded as SEHK3968
SSE: 600036
Industry Banking
Founded 1987
Headquarters Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Area served
Key people
Qin Xiao (Chairman)
Ma Weihua (Governor)
Products Multi-functional debit card: "one-card" (Yi Ka Tong in Chinese);
Internet bank called "Free Net Phone" (Yi Wang Tong in Chinese);
Dual-currency Credit Card; Clickgold Corporate Finance;
Golden Sunflower service system for VIPs.
Services Deposit, loan and other banking services.
It gained RMB 8.262 billion as retained profits in the first half of 2009.
Owner China Merchants Group (18%)
Parent China Merchants Group
Subsidiaries In mainland China, it has built 12 direct branches, 32 first-tier branches, 50 second-tier branches, and 2 oversea branches (in Hong Kong and New York City) etc.
Slogan To be blue-chip in the Stock Market, create a centenary "China Merchants Bank".
Website (English)
Headquarters of China Merchants Bank in the West Futian District of Shenzhen

China Merchants Bank (CMB) (simplified Chinese: 招商银行; traditional Chinese: 招商銀行; pinyin: Zhāoshāng Yínháng SEHK3968, SSE: 600036) is a bank headquartered in Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Founded in 1987, it is the first share-holding commercial bank wholly owned by corporate legal entities.

CMB has over five hundred branches in mainland China and one in Hong Kong. In November 2007, as part of a drive for international growth, it won federal approval to open a branch in New York City.[1] As of 2015, it ranks third of all Chinese companies for net cash and equivalents with the amount being over 117% of its market capital.[2]

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CMB operates the following businesses:

Personal Banking Business, including personal savings, personal loans, investment banking, foreign exchange trading, gold trading and bank card services, among others.

Corporate & Investment Banking Business, including corporate savings, corporate loans, international settlements, trade financing, assets custody, M&A advisory, FX, fixed income, syndication among others.

As of December 31, 2008, the Bank had 44 branches and 623 sub-branches, one representative, one credit card center, one credit loan center for small companies, as well as 1,567 self-service banks in China.


January CMB was a finalist in the second session of "Investigation on Chinese World-class Brand" of Britain Financial Times. CMB ranked 11th in "Brand Value" and "Premium Brands". 11th, January CMB ranked 1st for 4.3 times in the charts of Global Bank Price/Value/Ratio.


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