Hong Leong Bank - About Us

Hong Leong Bank Story

Our Background

Hong Leong Bank Berhad is a regional financial services company based in Malaysia, with presence in Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. The Bank is technology-focused and emphasises the development of financial capabilities to serve its clients across the five geographies. Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB” or “the Bank”) is listed on Bursa Malaysia and forms part of the Hong Leong Group. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Bank has a strong Malaysian entrepreneurship heritage.

Year 1905

Our Humble Beginnings

HLB was originally incorporated as Kwong Lee Mortgage and Remittance Company in 1905 in Kuching, Sarawak and later as Kwong Lee Bank Limited in 1934, bearing heritage of the oldest local financial institution in Malaysia. Kwong Lee Bank Berhad was acquired by the MUI Group in May 1982 and renamed Malayan United Bank Berhad on 2 February 1983. In 1989, it was renamed as MUI Bank. Under the MUI Bank banner, it grew from 11 to 35 branches nationwide.

Year 1994

Our Milestone

On 3rd January 1994, Hong Leong Group acquired MUI Bank Berhad through Hong Leong Credit Berhad (now known as Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad) and renamed it Hong Leong Bank Berhad. The Bank was listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now known as Bursa Malaysia Berhad) on 17th October 1994 and since then has grown by leaps and bounds, organically as well as through mergers and acquisitions. Its merger with EON Bank Group in 2011 placed Hong Leong Bank as Malaysia’s fifth largest banking group; with over RM180 billion in assets as at 30 June 2016.

Year 2008

Our Achievement on Regional Front

On the regional front, HLB became the first Malaysian bank in 2008 to enter the Chinese banking sector with a 20% strategic shareholding in Bank of Chengdu Co., Ltd. In December of the same year, HLB became the first Malaysian and Southeast Asian bank to be granted a license to incorporate and operate a 100% wholly-owned commercial bank in Vietnam. In 2013, Hong Leong Bank launched its 100% wholly-owned commercial bank in Cambodia and in November, set up a representative office in Nanjing.

Year 2008

Our Achievement on Regional Front

Building on strong entrepreneurial roots and its firm foundation of values, HLB is committed to embedding itself in the communities within which it operates to meet the needs of its customers. Under the umbrella of the Hong Leong Financial Group, the Group’s ability to harness cutting-edge technologies to provide a comprehensive suite of conventional and Islamic financial products and services under one roof truly makes it a leading integrated financial services organisation in Malaysia and Asia.

Year 2012

Our Innovation

The Bank reaches out to its customers within the communities in which it operates through various channels. This includes a distribution network of approximately 300 branches locally; sales and business centres in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Cambodia as well as a comprehensive range of complementary and electronic channels which include self service terminals, the Hong Leong Call Centre, Hong Leong Online Banking and Hong Leong Mobile Banking.

Year 2012

Our Innovation

HLB launched ‘Mach by Hong Leong Bank’ in 2012, a sub-brand that brings together “bricks and clicks” to offer a range of life starter products and services targeted to meet the needs of the Gen-Y community. The Bank has also stepped up its efforts on digitisation through continuous optimisation and integration of electronic and digital facilities and processes, to enhance the overall customer banking journey.

Awards & Recognition

2017

Awards

Asia/Pacific's Leader in Cashless Collaboration

Financial Insights Innovation Awards 2017

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IDC Financial Insights

Awards

Best FPX Bank

Malaysian e-Payment Exellence Award 2017

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MyClear

Awards & Recognition

2017

Awards

Best Instant Transfer Bank

Malaysian e-Payment Exellence Award 2017

Organizer

MyClear

Awards

Outstanding Contribution to MyDebit

Malaysian e-Payment Exellence Award 2017

Organizer

MyClear

Awards & Recognition

2017

Awards

Malaysia's Best Bank 2017

Awards for Excellence 2017: Asia results

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EuroMoney

Awards & Recognition

2016

Awards

Interest Rates Research #1 (Malaysia & Local Currency), Overall Best For Interest Rates #1, Interest Rates Product & Sales #1, Interest Rates Derivatives #1

Asiamoney Fixed Income Poll 2016

Organizer

Asiamoney

Awards

Best Domestic FX Providers #2, Best of FX Products and Sevices #2, Best of FX Options #2, Best of FX Research & Market Coverage #2

Asiamoney FX Poll 2016

Organizer

Asiamoney

Awards & Recognition

2015

Awards

Best Internet Bank Malaysia

Global Banking and Finance Review 2015

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Global Banking and Finance

Awards

Best Bank for Digital Innovation

The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2015

Organizer

The Asset

Awards & Recognition

2015

Awards

Next Generation IT Infrastructure

IDC Financial Insights Innovation Award 2015

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International Data Corporation (IDC)

Awards

Silver for Best Crisis Management

PR Asia Awards 2015

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Marketing Interactive

Awards & Recognition

2015

Awards

Growth: PEx mobile payment solution

CIO Awards 2015

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CIO

Awards

Best Retail Payment Project

The Asian Banker Achievement Awards 2015

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The Asian Banker

Awards & Recognition

2015

Awards

Most Improved Service from IR Team

Malaysia Investor Relations Award 2015

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Malaysia Investor Relations Association

Awards & Recognition

2014

Awards

Best Sukuk Deal, Al Bayan

Global Islamic Finance Award 2014

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Global Islamic Finance

Awards

Best Islamic Banking Team Malaysia

CFI.co Islamic Finance Awards 2014

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Capital Finance International

Awards & Recognition

2014

Awards

Deal of the Year

World’s Best Islamic Financial Institutions 2014

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Global Finance

Awards

Category: MT 103 Elite Quality Recognition Award & MT 202 Elite Quality Recognition Award

J.P Morgan Quality Recognition Award 2014

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JPMorgan Chase & Co

Awards & Recognition

2014

Awards

3rd Place for Best In House Inbound Contact Centre (above 100 seats)

15th National Customer Experience Industry Award 2014

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Contact Centre Association of Malaysia

Awards

3rd place for Best In House Inbound Contact Centre (above 100 seats)

ACE Malaysia Corporate Award 2014

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Contact Centre Association of Malaysia

Awards & Recognition

2013

Awards

Bronze Category – Finance

Putra Brand Awards 2013

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The Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia

Awards

The Most Improved Service from an Investor Relations Team 2013

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Mira (Malaysian Investor Relations Association)

Awards & Recognition

2012

Awards

The Most Improved Service from an Investor Relations Team 2012

Organizer

Mira (Malaysian Investor Relations Association)

Awards

The Most Astute Investors in Asian G3 Denominated Bonds

The Asset Benchmark Research Awards 2012

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Asset Publishing and Research Limited

Awards & Recognition

2012

Awards

STP Award 2012

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The Bank of New York Mellon

Awards

MT202 and MT103 Elite Quality Recognition Award for Excellence in Funds Transfer Operations Management 2012

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J.P.Morgan

Awards & Recognition

2010

Awards

Most innovative VISA Debit Launch 2010

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VISA

Awards

Best Straight-Through Processing Payment 2010

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Wells Fargo

Awards & Recognition

2010

Awards

Shareholder Value Award 2010

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KPMG

Awards

Top 5 for Finance Highest PBT CAGR, ROE and S/H Returns over 3 years 2010

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The Edge

Awards & Recognition

2010

Awards

STP Award 2010

Organizer

The Bank of New York Mellon

Awards

Best Domestic Provider of FX Services in Malaysia as Voted by Fls 2010 (2nd Place)

Organizer

AsiaMoney

Awards & Recognition

2010

Awards

Best Class STP Award 2010

Organizer

J.P.Morgan

News & Updates

Announcements

Closure of Hong Leong Bank Branches

15 Sep 2017

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Newsroom

Hong Leong Bank full year results: Achieves Net Profit of RM 2145 Million On Solid Top-Line Growth

25 Aug 2017

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Announcements

Closure of Hong Leong Bank Branches

25 Aug 2017

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Management & Board Of Directors

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YBhg Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan

Chairman/Non-Executive/Non-Independent

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Mr Tan Kong Khoon

Non-Executive Director/Non-Independent

 

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Mr Kwek Leng Hai

Non-Executive Director/Non-Independent

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Ms Lim Lean See

Non-Executive Director/Independent

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Ms Chok Kwee Bee

Non-Executive Director/Independent

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Ybhg Dato’ Nicholas John Lough @ Sharif Lough Bin Abdullah

Non-Executive Director/Independent

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Ybhg Datuk Wira Azhar Bin Abdul Hamid

Non-Executive Director/Independent
                                                                                                                                                                      

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Ybhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah Bin Md Kassim

Non-Executive Director/Independent
                                                                                                                                                              

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