The Bank was incorporated as a public company under the name of United Chinese
Bank Limited in 1935. The present name United Overseas Bank Limited was
adopted in 1965.
It was officially quoted on 20 July 1970 on the then Stock Exchange of Malaysia
and Singapore, a predecessor of the Singapore Exchange Trading Securities
Over the past 71 years, UOB has grown with Singapore. Through a series of
acquisitions, it is now a leading bank in Singapore with banking subsidiaries
in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Today, the UOB Group has a network of 502
offices in 18 countries and territories in Asia-Pacific, Western Europe and
Besides Far Eastern Bank in Singapore, UOB’s banking subsidiaries include
United Overseas Bank (Malaysia), United Overseas Bank (Thai), PT Bank UOB
Indonesia, PT Bank Buana Indonesia and United Overseas Bank Philippines.
UOB provides a wide range of financial services through its global network of
branches/offices and subsidiaries/associates: personal financial services,
private banking, trust services, commercial and corporate banking, investment
banking, corporate finance, capital market activities, treasury services,
futures broking, asset management, venture capital management, general
insurance, life assurance and stockbroking services.
Through other subsidiaries, as well as associates, UOB also has diversified
interests in travel, leasing, property development and management, hotel
operations and general trading.