1920s

1924 - Bian Chiang Bank established in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Bian Chiang Bank was established in Kuching by Wee Kheng Chiang in 1924. In its early days, the bank's activities were mainly related to business financing and the issuance of bills of exchange.

The prominent Wee family soon became famous as founding members of the United Overseas Bank (UOB) in Singapore in 1971.

CIMB Group
Corporate Snapshot
Total Assets:
RM 522.9 billion
Total Funds Under Management:
RM 87.1 billion
Global Markets:
15

Total Shareholders' Funds:
RM 50.0 billion
Staff Strength:
Around36,000