The Bank of East Asia

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The Bank of East Asia, Limited offers customers a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial banking, personal banking, wealth management, and investment services through an extensive network of around 170 outlets covering Hong Kong and the rest of Greater China, Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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An Overview of The Bank of East Asia Group

Hong Kong Business

BEA has a strong retail presence in Hong Kong, with a network of outlets strategically located in high footfall areas across the city, these outlets include full-service branches, internationally acclaimed digital branches, and SupremeGold Centres for high-net-worth customers. BEA is committed to helping its customers grow and prosper by providing a comprehensive range of quality banking services, including:

  • Deposit-taking
  • Consumer loans
  • Private banking & trust services
  • Linked deposits
  • Syndicated loans
  • Foreign currency savings
  • Credit cards
  • Investment funds
  • Renminbi (“RMB”) services
  • Trade finance
  • Remittances
  • Broking services & securities trading
  • Life and general insurance
  • Cross-border finance
  • Mortgage loans
  • Mandatory Provident Fund services
  • Foreign exchange margin trading
  • Commercial lending

Customers can access all of BEA’s banking services and privileges through a variety of channels, including the BEA App, Cyberbanking, phone banking, and extensive ATM network.

Greater China Business (Ex-Hong Kong)

BEA first opened its Shanghai Branch in 1920. In April 2007, BEA established The Bank of East Asia (China) Limited (“BEA China”), one of the first locally-incorporated wholly foreign-invested banks in the Chinese Mainland. BEA China is authorised to provide a full range of banking and financial services to a broad customer base that includes local and foreign residents and enterprises. Headquartered in Shanghai, BEA China operates one of the most extensive branch networks of any foreign bank in the Chinese Mainland.

BEA China’s comprehensive RMB and foreign currency banking services include:

  • Personal banking and wealth management
  • Loans and advances
  • Debit cards and credit cards
  • Cyberbanking and cash management
  • Private banking
  • Investment and derivative products
  • Agency services for life and general insurance
  • Remittances
  • Settlement
  • RMB cross-border trade finance and settlement services
  • Trade finance facilities
  • Supply chain financing
  • Standby letters of credit and bank guarantees
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BEA China has built a reputation as a pioneer in the provision of value-added banking services:

  • Among the first batch of foreign banks to have been qualified as a direct participating bank of the Cross-border Interbank Payment System (“CIPS”) for cross-border RMB payments (2015)
  • One of the first foreign banks to commence business in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (2014)
  • First foreign bank to issue RMB retail bonds in Hong Kong (2009)
  • First foreign bank to launch RMB debit cards and credit cards in the Chinese Mainland (2008)

Additionally, BEA has full-service outlets in Macau to provide comprehensive banking and financial services to meet diverse customer needs.

The Bank also operates branches in Taiwan, including the Offshore Banking Branch, offering a wide range of local and foreign currency services (including RMB services) to its customers.


Overseas Business

Overseas, the Bank maintains an active presence in Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom (“UK”), and the United States (“US”).

BEA serves clients in Southeast Asia through its branches in Singapore and its representative office in Kuala Lumpur.

In the UK, BEA operates branches in London, Manchester, and Birmingham, which serve the banking needs of the Chinese communities in these cities. In the US, BEA operates federal branches in New York and Los Angeles, which mainly provide wholesale banking services.

BEA's overseas branch services include:

  • Retail banking services
  • Trade finance services
  • Corporate and syndicated loans
  • Commercial term loans
  • Mortgage loans
  • Worldwide remittance services
  • Foreign exchange


A Tradition of Serving The Community

For over 100 years, BEA has been a vital part of the local community. Today, as the largest independent local bank, BEA strives to integrate environmental, social, and governance concerns into its business and operations. If you have any comments or questions regarding BEA’s CSR programme, please do not hesitate to contact the Bank’s Corporate Communications Department at

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