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Shinhan Financial Group

Shinhan Bank
신한은행
SHG)
Industry Banking
Founded 1897
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Key people Suh Jin Won, CEO
Products Checking accounts
Savings accounts
Insurance
Investments
Mortgages
Consumer finance
Employees 13,185 (2010)
Website www.shinhan.com

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Shinhan Bank (신한은행, SWIFT SHBKKRSE, numeric 088), is a bank, headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Historically it was the first bank in Korea, established under the name Hanseong Bank in 1897. The bank was reestablished in 1982. It is part of the Shinhan Financial Group, along with Jeju Bank. Chohung Bank merged with Shinhan Bank on April 1, 2006.

Shinhan Bank started as a small enterprise with a capital stock of KRW 25.0 billion, 279 employees, and three branches on July 7, 1982. Today, it has transformed itself into a large bank, boasting total assets of KRW 176.9 trillion, equity capital of KRW 9.7 trillion, 10,741 employees, and 1,026 branches as of 2006. Total deposits and net income amounted to KRW 105.3 trillion and KRW 1.4 trillion, respectively.

History

Shinhan Bank (신한은행, SWIFT SHBKKRSE, numeric 088), is a bank, headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Historically it was the first bank in Korea, established under the name Hanseong Bank in 1897. The bank was reestablished in 1982. It is part of the Shinhan Financial Group, along with Jeju Bank. Chohung Bank merged with Shinhan Bank on April 1, 2006.

Shinhan Bank started as a small enterprise with a capital stock of KRW 25.0 billion, 279 employees, and three branches on July 7, 1982. Today, it has transformed itself into a large bank, boasting total assets of KRW 176.9 trillion, equity capital of KRW 9.7 trillion, 10,741 employees, and 1,026 branches as of 2006. Total deposits and net income amounted to KRW 105.3 trillion and KRW 1.4 trillion, respectively Shinhan Bank is the descendant of Hanseong Bank, the first modern bank in Korea. It was established by Kim Jong-Han in 1897, but began operating around 1900. It was originally located in a small house with only two rooms. One room was for the president, Yi Jae-Won, and the other room was for the staff. The bank operated by borrowing money from Japanese banks at low interest rates and then loaning it out for twice the rate to the Korean market. The Bank was successful because despite lending out money at twice the rate it borrowed it at, the bank's interest rates were still far lower than what could be obtained elsewhere in Korea at that time.[1]

In an anecdotal story the bank's first property to use as collateral on a loan happened to be a donkey. The bank staff were challenged to feed and care for their collateral as the loan was out.[2]

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External links

  • Shinhan Bank Homepage
  • Shinhan Bank Japan Homepage
  • Shinhan Financial Group Homepage
  • Shinhan Financial Group Japan Homepage
  • Yahoo! Finance(NASDAQ) page for Shinhan Bank
  • Yahoo! Finance(KOSDAQ) page for Shinhan Bank
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