Celebrating 60 years of SMBC

in Singapore

Since 1963 and into the future with you

In 2023, SMBC celebrates our 60th year milestone in Singapore since establishing our presence here as a full commercial bank.

Today, we have over 1,300 employees in Singapore. It is also home to SMBC’s Asia Pacific headquarters where we provide seamless connection and access to, from and within the region.

With over 400 years of history in supporting our customers’ journeys and success as SMBC Group and 60 years from Singapore, we are looking ahead to achieving more milestones together with our customers, our people and the local community.

60 years of presence, with purpose

  • The heart of our Multi-Franchise strategy in Asia

    As we focus on long-term, sustainable and fulfilled growth together with our stakeholders, our priorities in Singapore for the years ahead are on creating social value as we pursue economic value and enhance corporate infrastructure to stay ahead of the evolving needs of the environment.

    Our network and influence in the region continues to grow with our multi-franchise strategy in Asia from our base in Singapore.

  • Founding Partner for Singapore Green Finance Centre

    As one of the leading banks in sustainable finance, we contribute our support to develop tomorrow’s leaders in this space as we help build an ecosystem for sustainable investing in Asia, in Singapore.

    SMBC Singapore is one of nine founding partners of and the only Japanese bank at Singapore’s Green Finance Centre.

  • Leading & supporting conversations for a digital future

    Since the inception of Singapore Fintech Festival, we have been a sponsor supporting the exchange of innovation ideas for an advanced and inclusive FinTech ecosystem for 8 years and counting. In 2023, SMBC continues to sponsor this iconic global industry event.

    SMBC also established the bank's Asia Innovation Centre and Regional Cyber Security Centre in Singapore, both supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

  • Leading & supporting conversations for a sustainable future

    With sustainability embedded within our strategy and operations, we are committed to creating a society in which today’s generation can enjoy economic prosperity and well-being and pass it on to future generations.

    SMBC has supported Ecosperity Week held in Singapore, a key platform for the engagement and advocacy in the sustainability space in 2022 and 2023.

  • Integrating sustainability and resilience into our operations

    In 2022, SMBC relocated its Singapore office into a dual location set-up at CapitaSpring and One @Changi City, both certified green buildings, to support business expansion and an evolving workstyle.

    With a redesigned workspace, we empower our people with the environment, tools and agility to position ourselves for a digital and sustainable future.

  • Advancing FinTech gamechangers for growth

    This year, SMBC Group established a US$200 million venture fund named "SMBC Asia Rising Fund" in Singapore. We look to invest in and support Asian startups with the potential to contribute to the business growth of SMBC Group.

  • Leading & supporting conversations for a digital future

    As a ABS Council member, SMBC also contributes to conversations steering the financial services industry.

Our investments &
contributions for a better tomorrow

In celebrating 60 meaningful years in Singapore, we continue to extend our support for the local community and environment who have also supported us through this time:

Promoting financial literacy
for the next generation

Our employees have volunteered to
be trainers and mentors for primary
students and the local youth community.

Our support for
marine conservation

We are supporting habitat enhancement for the local marine environment under the Plant-A-Coral, Seed-A-Reef Program via the Garden City Fund.

Giving 600 hours
to the community

We are committing 600 additional
volunteering hours locally, with
efforts aimed at uplifting the senior community. This is further to our monthly partnership with Care Corner Singapore.

To learn more, visit: www.smbc.co.jp/asia