United Overseas Bank ("UOB") was incorporated on 6 August 1935 as the United Chinese Bank. Founded by Datuk Wee Kheng Chiang, the Bank catered mainly to the Fujian community in its early years. The change of name was effected in 1965. Over the past 78 years, UOB has grown from strength to strength. Through a series of acquisitions, it is now a leading bank in Asia. Besides Far Eastern Bank in Singapore, UOB’s major banking subsidiaries in the region are United Overseas Bank (Malaysia), United Overseas Bank (Thai), PT Bank UOB Indonesia and United Overseas Bank (China). Today, the UOB Group has a network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Western Europe and North America.
UOB provides a wide range of financial services through its global network of branches, offices, subsidiaries and associates: personal financial services, private banking, commercial and corporate banking, investment banking, corporate finance, capital market activities, treasury services, futures broking, asset management, venture capital management, insurance and stockbroking services. UOB also has diversified interests in travel and property management. In Singapore, UOB is a market leader in the credit card and private residential home loan businesses. It is also a key player in loans to small and medium enterprises. In 2011 UOB was named the Best Retail Bank in Singapore and the Best SME Banking Business in The Asian Banker's 10th International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards Programme. Its asset management arm, UOB Asset Management, is one of Singapore’s most awarded fund managers with a growing regional presence. UOB is rated among the world’s top banks, with a rating of Aa1 from Moody’s and AA- from Standard & Poor’s respectively.
UOB continues to be recognised as an excellent and professionally managed financial institution, earning a series of accolades and awards
from leading publications and organisations in the financial services industry.