Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan Milestones

2015
February

Sponsored Taipei Standard Chartered Charity Marathon and has attracted 37,000 runners from 39 countries, including 200 visually-impaired runners.

2014
December

Best Foreign Bank Award – Outstanding Award, 2014, Wealth Magazine

November

The Taiwan International Banking Award – Best SME Banking Business in Taiwan 2015, Best Managed Wealth Management Business in Taiwan 2015, MILSTE

October

Golden Merchant Award - Foreign Company Category, 2014, Chamber of Commerce, R.O.C

Gold Award, Sports Promoter, 2014, Sports Administration, Ministry of Education

August

A+ Manager, 2014, Manager Today

July

FT-Standard Chartered Economic Summit 2014 was held with the theme “Innovation for Growth”. Vice President Wu Den-yih, Group CEO Peter Sands and Minister of National Development Council Kuan Chung-ming participated. The inaugural FT-Standard Chartered Taiwan Economic Awards were also delivered during the summit.

June

Standard Chartered renewed the MOU signed with BOFT on promoting Taiwan-India Trade

Standard Chartered Bank Financial Education Academy was launched. This is the industry’s first financial education programme cooperated with teachers in development of teaching materials

Awarded Best Service in Taiwan, International Banking Category by Commercial Times

May

Standard Chartered named Taiwan’s best sub-custodian bank from Global Finance magazine for 4th consecutive year

April

John Tan appointed Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited

February

Taipei becomes the 10th market of the Group to sponsor a Marathon. First Taipei Standard Chartered Marathon has attracted more than 36,000 runners from 43 countries, comprising nearly 600 international runners and 200 visually-impaired runners.

2013
December

Standard Chartered Bank was honored with the top rated foreign bank of 2013 Consumer Financial Brand Award, which was held by Wealth Magazine, PWC Taiwan and TABF

September

Standard Chartered sponsored TAITRA’s EMMA Expo for the sixth consecutive years to promote Taiwan-India trade

Standard Chartered Bank and TEIA released the “Standard Chartered Taiwan Coastline Audition” and publishing of Taiwan’s first coastline biodiversity map. The Bank donated the map to all the elementary and secondary school in Taiwan to enhance public awareness to the importance of coastline conservation.

July

Lauded the Best Digital Service Company, 2013, Business Next Magazine

June

“Standard Chartered Taipei Charity Run” attracted 20,000 runners from 29 nationalities, making Taiwan the 13th market sponsoring road running in the Group. This first run road event sponsored by SCB Taiwan also marked the highest number of visually impaired participants in road running at the number of over 150.

May

SCB Taiwan donated NTD 5 million for the establishment of “Standard Chartered Visually Impaired Employment Advisory Council”, a corporate alliance including ChungHwa Telecom, Jardine Matheson, Audi Taiwan, HP and Fubon to pool resource for more diversified employment opportunities

March

SCB Taiwan and Financial Times first hosted “Taiwan Economic Summit” sub-titled “Restoring Growth and Competitiveness’’. More than 300 delegates including President Ma Ying-jeou, Group CEO of Standard Chartered Peter Sands and 2011 Nobel Laureate Thomas Sargent participated.

January

Standard Chartered started a 5-year sponsorship to junior golfers to help cultivate golf talents in Taiwan.

2012
November

Standard Chartered staff and students and teachers from Kainan High School of Commerce and Industry in Taipei take part in Red Ribbon Event for World AIDS Day.

October

Standard Chartered Taiwan and ORBIS Taiwan joined hands to launch the “2012 seeing is Believing Fundraising Campaign – Riders for Sight cycling challenge”.

September

Lauded by Taiwan Academy for Banking and Finance for the Jin Ye Award for Best Practice in Talent Development

August

SCB Taiwan and the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs jointly organised “Partnership for Growth: Taiwan-India Trade and Business Opportunities Seminar” and officially launched “Taiwan-India Trade Corridor”

Awarded the National HRD InnoPrice by the Council of Labour Affairs

June

SCB Taiwan sponsored 2012 Standard Chartered Taipei 101 Run Up Race

May

SCB Taiwan and the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen Taiwan-India Bilateral economic and trade cooperation

March

Ajay Kanwal appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited

March

Ajay Kanwal appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited

2011
November

SCB Taiwan opened the “Express Banking Centre” at the Taipei Song Shang Airport

SCB Taiwan held 2011 “Reading for Love” programme aimed at promoting reading habit among the less advantaged youth

September

“2011 Action Blue” cyclists completed the 1000km round-island trip in 9 days, raising NTD2.52 million, which expects to help 2,500 visually impaired children

June

SCB Taiwan sponsored 2011 Standard Chartered Taipei 101 Run Up Race

May

Standard Chartered named Taiwan’s best sub-custodian bank

April

SCB Taiwan launched 8-minute service pledge

2009
12/31

Standard Chartered Taiwan and AIESEC invited 13 Malaysian and Singaporean volunteers dedicated to HIV prevention work to be a part of 50 Living with HIV (LwHIV) workshops on university campuses. The aim of these workshops was to educate 13,000 students on HIV prevention by the end of 2009.

Counting the 15,000 that joined the LwHIV e-learning program, Standard Chartered helped to educate 28,000 people on HIV prevention.

12/24

To deepen Standard Chartered's footprint in the greater Taipei area, the bank opened its Renai branch. This was seen as a commitment to expand its service network and a demonstration of its determination to be the market leader.

12/3

Standard Chartered was named the Best Bank for Asia in The Banker's 2009 Awards.

11/24

Standard Chartered Taiwan opened its brand new Dunhua branch, marking a step torwards becoming the largest international bank in Taiwan.

11/6

Standard Chartered's global Living with HIV initiative began to gain significant traction in Taiwan. After over sixth months of communication, the Ministry of Education promoted the LwHIV e-learning program developed by Standard Chartered Taiwan among a total of 649 senior high schools and universities.

This was the first corporate internal e-learning course that obtained recognition and promotion from the Ministry of Education, which has been the government's greatest recognition of Standard Chartered's efforts to promote HIV prevention awareness.

10/28

Standard Chartered Taiwan completed the issuance of subordinated debenture, worth NT$10 billion, making it the first foreign bank subsidiary based in Taiwan market.

10/6

After nine days, the Standard Chartered Action Blue Cycling Team completed a1,000-kilometer island-round trip, collecting 1,000 smiles and raising NT$1.2 million, exceeding the original target of NT$1 million. The funds benefited 1,000 visually impaired children in developing countries by financing their eye surgery.

Along with donations received in July, Standard Chartered Taiwan raised NT$2 million to aid ORBIS' Saving Sight action. Since 2003, Standard Chartered Taiwan’s staff has donated up to NT$13 million to help children in need.

10/2

Bullish about the development potential in the south of Taiwan, Standard Chartered opened its Sanduo Branch in Kaohsiung City's Sanduo commercial area. This signified a more complete service network for the bank in Taiwan and helped provide a full suite of financial services to customers in the greater Kaohsiung area.

9/14

Standard Chartered Bank and Liverpool FC announced their four-year deal for the bank to become the club's main sponsor – the largest commercial agreement in Liverpool's history. The agreement, which started in July 2010 and runs through to the end of the 2013-14 seasons, will see the bank's name and logo appear on Liverpool’s jerseys.

9/7

Standard Chartered Taiwan rolled out Private Banking to provide tailor-made financial services for clients with a long-standing professional team.

8/23

Standard Chartered Taiwan and Taipei Sports Office jointly held the first triathlon for visually impaired students in Taiwan. Over 100 employees volunteered to run, ride and swim with the participants.

8/14

Standard Chartered Taiwan announced a re-launch of its Priority Banking service in Taiwan and seven other major consumer banking markets across Asia.

8/14~8/19

Standard Chartered Taiwan opened the Xinyi and Sihu branches, and renovates the Hsinchu Science Park branch.

8/12~8/29

Standard Chartered Taiwan and its staff donated NT$15 million to aid the victims of Typhoon Morakok in southern Taiwan. Sunil Kaushal, President and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan, presented the donation to the Red Cross Society.

8/6

Standard Chartered Vietnam launched its Taiwan Desk service in Ho Chi Minh City, capturing business opportunities with the rapidly growing investment in Vietnam by Taiwanese companies.

6/5

Standard Chartered Taiwan commemorated World Environment Day in a number of ways. Firstly, they created a monthly Standard Chartered Environment Day to encourage employees to carry out environmental protection actions in their daily lives.

The bank also held a family power saving competition for employees around the globe and turned off the lights and signages of Standard Chartered Taiwan's 12 buildings and over 80 branches across Taiwan earlier than usual.

Finally, 40 staff volunteered for environmental protection service in Yangminshan.

6/1

All Standard Chartered Taiwan employees began adopting e-statement.

5/8

Standard Chartered Taiwan opened its Kungshi branch with a renovated facility and quality service. It offers dedicated financial services to different client segments and marks a new stage for the bank's network expansion on the island.

4/20

Standard Chartered Taiwan teamed up with the Environmental Protection Administration and AIESEC on World Earth Day to launch the 5 Actions to Love the Earth campaign and invite the public to make environmental protection pledges online.

The 5 actions are:

  • Paperless meetings and single-colour and double-sided print-outs
  • Walk more, use public transportation or car pool
  • Switch the lights off, unplug electrical devices or turn off the computer screen when not in use
  • Take the stairs instead of elevators
  • Bring your own dining utensils and adopt reusable bags.

These activities are widely received with over 40,000 people making online pledges.

Standard Chartered rolled out a short film, "Create a Climate for Change", to raise environmental protection awareness and unveil its latest goal of "50, 35, 10".

The campaign meant that by 2011, all staff had to cut down paper consumption by 50%, reduce carbon footprints stemming from business travel by 35%, and decrease energy consumption per square meter by 10% in every building owned or rented by the bank.

3/4

Standard Chartered Taiwan won the Role Model award in the foreign companies category for the 5th Global Views CSR Award, and sixth place in the foreign companies category at Commonwealth Magazine's 2009 Top 50 Corporate Social Responsibility Award, making it the one and only international bank in Taiwan to receive recognition from both awards at the same time.

2/12

Standard Chartered Taiwan invited Qi Shun, the Marathon Champion of the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, and Henry Wanyoike, the world record holder from Kenya for the 10,000-meter distance for blind runners, to visit Taiwan and join the "2009 Seeing is Believing" series of activities.

The two gold medallists met with and cheered on the athletes of 2009 Deaflympics in Taipei, and also joined the sports experience camp with students from the Taipei School for the Visually Impaired.

2008 – 1985

2008

2008

Standard Chartered introduced e$aver to acclaim.

Standard Chartered was the first bank to sponsor visually impaired runners.

Standard Chartered introduced the first VISA debit card among international banks in Taiwan.

Standard Chartered initiated a lights-out programme with 14 universities on World Environment Day.

Taiwan came in second for Standard Chartered's GROE environmental challenge.

The Taoyuan Centre of Standard Chartered Training Academy was introduced, reinforcing the bank's goal to foster world-class talents in Taiwan.

Standard Chartered invited Henry Wanyoike, the record holding visually impaired runner and global ambassador of the bank's "Seeing is Believing" campaign, to visit Taiwan.

Standard Chartered sponsored the Peter Pan Musical tour in Taiwan.

2007 - 1985
2007

Standard Chartered Training Academy opened in Taipei. The bank planned to build five training centres in Taiwan to foster world-class talents.

Standard Chartered opened its Global Markets Wholesale Banking, state-of-the-art, renovated and expanded dealing room.

Standard Chartered Bank and Hsinchu International Bank officially merged.

Hsinchu International Bank approved the official name after completion of integration.

The shares buy-back of Hsinchu International Bank was completed. The new brand, Standard Chartered (Taiwan) Limited, was announced.

Hsinchu International was removed from the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

2006

Fitch Ratings adjusted the rating of Hsinchu International Bank upward.

Hsinchu International Bank announced a list of new directors.

Announced completion of acquisition plan, the first and largest direct acquisition of a local bank by a foreign bank in Taiwan.

Standard Chartered Bank was selected as one of the three runners-up for the Third Taiwan Banking and Finance Best Practice Award in the "Best Image Promotion" category.

Hsinchu International Bank was selected as one of the three runners-up for the Third Taiwan Banking and Finance Best Practice Award in the "Human Resources Development" category. Its first mortgage-backed securitisation service helped secure a win in the "Best International Development" category.

Standard Chartered Group announced a public tender offer plan for Hsinchu International Bank, offering NT$24.5 per share to acquire all outstanding shares, thereby expanding its presence in Taiwan.

Standard Chartered Bank’s Taichung branch was relocated to new location to expand services for customers in central Taiwan.

Standard Chartered’s Global Markets obtained approval to provide securitised proprietary and underwriting for businesses, offering companies diversified funding services.

Standard Chartered Bank’s Securities Services was ranked as "top-rated" in Taiwan for its 11th consecutive year, according to Global Custodian Magazine's "Emerging Markets Survey".

2005

Standard Chartered’s Wholesale Banking obtained approval from Financial Supervisory Commission and Central Bank's Foreign Exchange Bureau to provide web-banking services in Taiwan.

Standard Chartered’s Global Markets obtained approval to operate bond proprietary and underwriting for businesses.

2004

Its Securities Services earned Standard Chartered Bank the honour of being one of the two leading banks in Taiwan with secondary custodian services. Standard Chartered was recognised by customers for its outstanding service and professional team.

2003

Standard Chartered Bank’s Securities Services came in top in Taiwan in Global Custodian Magazine's "2003 New Developing Market Securities Custodian Bank Survey".

Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan's Consumer Banking began to enjoy outstanding performance, especially in wealth management and credit card balance transfers.

2002

The Taipei branch expanded and reopened, transforming into a new six-star benchmark for Priority Banking in Taiwan.

2001

Standard Chartered Bank’s Securities Services came in top in Taiwan in Global Custodian Magazine's "New Developing Market Securities Custodian Bank Survey".

1999

Established the Taichung branch.

1998

Ranked as the third best bank in Taiwan by Common Wealth magazine.

1996

Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan’s Securities Services and Trade Services receive ISO certification, becoming the first bank in Taiwan to receive such distinction.

1990

Established the Kaohsiung branch.

1985

Established the Taipei branch in Taiwan.

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