Home>News Center>Bizchina

Bank of Communications' deposits hit US$120b
Updated: 2005-01-17 15:26

Bank of Communications (BOC), China's fifth biggest lender, posted Monday its outstanding deposits had hit the one trillion yuan (US$120 billion) mark by the end of last year, a BOC source said on Monday.

The bank's record deposits, denominated both in local and foreign currencies, came in at a so-called "negative interest rate" era, when people resorted to diversified investment channels instead of bank savings alone.

BOC has expanded new business such as banking cards, individual financing and consumers' loans, while continuing to develop the traditional savings business, it said in a report.

The bank had secured a 4.3 percent share in the domestic creditcard market by the end of 2004, a rise from the 4.1 percent recorded a year earlier.

  Story Tools  
  Related Stories  
Bank of Communications prepares for IPO