DBS Bank Ltd is a multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Marina Bay, Singapore. The corporation was known as The Development Bank of Singapore Limited, before the present name was taken up in July 2003 to demonstrate its transforming function as a regional bank.
The bank was started by the Government of Singapore in July 1968 to take control of the industrial financing activities from the Economic Development Board. Today, its branches numbering over 100 can be found island-wide. DBS Bank is the largest bank in South East Asia by assets and among the larger banks in Asia, with total assets of S$ 482 billion as at 31 Dec 2016. It has market-dominant positions in consumer banking, treasury and markets, asset management, securities brokerage, equity and debt fund-raising in Singapore and Hong Kong.