1935 - Ban Hin Lee Bank established in Penang, Malaysia
Ban Hin Lee Bank Bhd, founded by "Towkay" Yeap Chor Ee, was formally incorporated as a private limited company on 17 September 1935.
The bank's original business focus was to serve local businesses in their trade and merchant activities. In the 1960s, it also branched into real estate and home financing.
By the 1990s, the bank had become a modern and thriving financial institution, with its headquarters in Penang and operations throughout Malaysia and Singapore.
It became a public-listed company on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) on 7 January 1991.