Far East Bank

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Far East Bank (Chinese: 遠東銀行) was a bank in Hong Kong which has since merged into Bank of East Asia.

Far East Bank was founded in 1959 by Mr. Deacon Chiu (Chinese: 邱德根), the founder of Far East Holdings. It started as a small bank in Tsuen Wan by collecting deposits from farmers.[1] In the 1960s, it suffered heavily from heavy lending to property sector and fraud. In 1965, bank runs occurred in several small and medium banks in Hong Kong, which eventually triggered the stock market crash in 1965. By order of the British Hong Kong government, the bank was aided by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation until it was acquired by First National City Bank in 1969.[2] In 1992, the bank was acquired by First Pacific and merged to Hong Nin Savings Bank to form First Pacific Bank.[3]

In 2000, First Pacific Bank was acquired by the Bank of East Asia.[4] In 2002, the bank was merged into Bank of East Asia.[5]