United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Since its incorporation in 1935, UOB has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. UOB is rated among the world’s top banks: Aa1 by Moody’s Investors Service and AA- by both S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings. In Asia, UOB operates through its head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as branches and representative offices across the region.
Over more than eight decades, generations of UOB employees have carried through the entrepreneurial spirit, the focus on long-term value creation and an unwavering commitment to do what is right for our customers and our colleagues.
We believe in being a responsible financial services provider and we are committed to making a difference in the lives of our stakeholders and in the communities in which we operate. Just as we are dedicated to helping our customers manage their finances wisely and to grow their businesses, UOB is steadfast in our support of social development, particularly in the areas of art, children and education.
UOB's relationship with Vietnam began in 1993. We started operations with a representative office comprising just three people and two years later, became the first Singapore bank to set up a branch in Ho Chi Minh City. On 6 August 2018, we achieved another milestone with the official opening of our subsidiary United Overseas Bank (Vietnam) Limited (“UOBV”) and kicked off a new chapter for UOB in the country. UOBV became the fifth subsidiary that UOB set up in Asia and expanded into a team of more than 500 colleagues, reflecting our continued confidence in the country.
UOBV offers a range of personal and institutional financial services to both our Vietnamese and overseas clients. As part of our long-term commitment to provide best-in-class financial services and solutions to more customers across the country, UOBV Hanoi – our first branch in Vietnam beyond Ho Chi Minh City – was launched in June 2019. Our expansion into northern Vietnam, backed by the seamless connectivity offered through UOB’s regional network, ensures that we are well-positioned to connect our customers to the opportunities that Vietnam offers and to support Vietnamese enterprises in seizing opportunities across ASEAN and beyond.