The postal savings business in China can be traced back to its start in 1919 with a history of over one hundred years. In March 2007, based on the reform of the previous postal savings management system, Postal Savings Bank of China Limited was officially established. The Bank was transformed into a joint stock limited liability company in January 2012, introduced ten strategic investors from home and abroad in December 2015, went public and was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in September 2016, and was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in December 2019, successfully accomplishing the three-step reform, namely “joint stock reform, introduction of strategic investors and initial public offerings of A share and H share”.
With approximately 40,000 outlets and services covering over 600 million personal customers, the Bank strategically focuses on providing financial services to Sannong customers, urban and rural residents and SMEs. Relying on its unique model and resource endowment featuring directly-operated outlets and agency outlets, it is committed to meeting the financial needs of the most promising customers during China’s economic transformation. In addition, the Bank is accelerating its transformation towards a new retail bank featuring data-driven, channel coordination, interaction between wholesale and retail as well as efficient operation. It has shown its superior asset quality and significant development potential, and is a leading retail bank in China. The Bank is committed to serving the real economy, actively implementing the national development strategy and supporting the development of the modern economic system of China, and fulfilling its social responsibilities. The Bank adheres to the customer-centric philosophy and has established a financial service system where online and offline services connect with each other for joint development, providing our customers with quality, convenient and efficient integrated financial services. It adheres to the risk-based approach and a prudent and sound risk appetite, and continuously improves the development of the comprehensive risk management system featuring “all aspects, whole process and entire staff”. It continues to follow the operation philosophy of “gaining a first-mover advantage with market insights”, takes moves across fields of inclusive finance, wealth finance, industry finance and green finance, and strives for high-quality development.
Since its establishment 15 years ago, the Bank has been playing an increasingly important role in the market with marked influence. It has been rated A+ and A1 this year by Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service, respectively, which are the same as China’s sovereignty credit ratings. It has been rated A, AAAspc and AAA with a stable outlook by S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global (China) Ratings and CCXI. In 2022, it ranked 13th in The Banker’s list of “Top 1000 World Banks” in terms of tier 1 capital.