Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, abbreviated as OCBC Bank, is a publicly noted monetary services organisation with its head workplace in Singapore. The “Oversea-Chinese” usage leads many to think incorrectly that the bank’s name is misspelled, however this is the appropriate conventional spelling. Although it is asserted that this is the appropriate spelling, “oversea” instead of “overseas”, which is the correct use of the word in generic English, sounds uncomfortable and clumsy to native English speakers. The bank’s global network has actually grown to comprise subsidiaries, branches, and representative workplaces in 18 nations and areas. It has retail banking subsidiaries in Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and China, and branches in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, the UK and United States. OCBC’s Indonesia subsidiary, Bank OCBC NISP, has 630 offices and branches
OCBC’s Indonesia subsidiary, Bank OCBC NISP, has 630 branches and workplaces
In 1932, 3 banks– Chinese Commercial Bank (1912), Ho Hong Bank (1917), and Oversea-Chinese Bank (1919), combined to form Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation under the management of Tan Ean Kiam and Lee Kong Chian. In the subsequent years, the bank broadened its operations and became the biggest bank in South East Asia.