Taiwan Financial Holdings Group

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Taiwan Financial Holdings Co., Ltd.
臺灣金融控股公司
State-owned
Industry Banking
Founded Taiwan 2007/12/6 approved
2008/1/1 business commenced[1]
Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan
Area served
United States
United Kingdom
Singapore
Japan
South Africa
Hong Kong
Republic of China
Products Financial Services
Total assets Increase NT$ 5,480.60 billion (2008)[2]
Number of employees
14,475 (30 June 2008)[3]
Parent Government of the Republic of China
Subsidiaries Bank of Taiwan (台灣銀行), BankTaiwan Securities (臺銀證券), BankTaiwan Life Insurance(臺銀人壽)
Website www.twfhc.com.tw

Taiwan Financial Holdings Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 臺灣金融控股公司; pinyin: Táiwān Jīnróng Kònggǔ Gōngsī) is a Taiwan based state-owned corporation that is the parent holding company of the Bank of Taiwan, BankTaiwan Securities and BankTaiwan Life Insurance.

Founded in 2007 and commenced in 2008 through the legislative approval of the merger, it is the largest financial institution in Taiwan. Today the Group is the 18th largest financial institution in Asia and 89th largest in the world [4] with assets of NT$ 5,458.59 billion and net worth of NT$ 373.17 billion as of March, 2008.[5]

History[edit]

  • In January 2008, the Bank of Taiwan became part of the Taiwan Financial Holdings Co., Ltd.(臺灣金融控股公司), which was resulted in the merger of the Bank of Taiwan (台灣銀行), Land Bank of Taiwan (台灣土地銀行), The Export-Import Bank of China (中國輸出入銀行), BankTaiwan Securities and BankTaiwan Life Insurance.[6] This is now Taiwan's largest financial institution. The merger was filed report in accordance with the Fair Trade Law.[7]
  • On June 28, 2008, the Government of Taiwan approved a draft law which allowed Taiwan Financial Holdings to acquire other financial companies. The Government also approved the withdrawal of Export-Import Bank of China from the holding company.[8][9]
  • On July 21, 2008, the Government of Taiwan planned of a future release of 20% stake in the state-owned Taiwan Financial Holdings to foreign strategic partners and allowed them to join the company's board of directors. This will be effective once the ratification of the draft Statute for Taiwan Financial Holdings has been complete, scheduled on September 2008.[10]

Merger and acquisitions[edit]

In 2008, the merger of the banks and financial institutions Bank of Taiwan, Land Bank of Taiwan, The Export-Import Bank of China, BankTaiwan Securities and BankTaiwan Life Insurance into a single parent holding company; Taiwan Financial Holding Group (臺灣金融控股公司).

Taiwan Financial Holdings Co. Ltd. filed a merger report in accordance with the Fair Trade Law under Article 6, 11 and 12. The merger report concluded that this will result in the possession of more than 15% of the deposit and loan market and there is no obvious danger of restriction on market competition. The report concluded that the meeting on October 4, 2007 decided the benefits brought by the merger outweigh the negative.[11]

Subsidiaries[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Financial Holdings Companies in Taiwan
  2. ^ Taiwan Financial Holdings Group & Subsidiaries Combined Quarterly Financial Report 2008 Q2
  3. ^ Taiwan Financial Holdings Group & Subsidiaries Combined Quarterly Financial Report 2008 Q2
  4. ^ Taiwan Financial Holding Co. to be Inaugurated Jan 1, 2008
  5. ^ Financial Holdings Companies in Taiwan
  6. ^ http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2007/08/16/2003374411
  7. ^ Bank of Taiwan, Land Bank of Taiwan and The Export-Import Bank of ROC
  8. ^ Taiwan Financial Holding to seek takeovers
  9. ^ Taiwan Financial Holding to seek takeovers Taiwan Financial Holding to seek takeovers
  10. ^ Taiwan Financial Holding Will Seek Foreign Strategic Partners
  11. ^ Bank of Taiwan, Land Bank of Taiwan and The Export-Import Bank of ROC

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