Woori Bank Vietnam, the local subsidiary of South Korea’s Woori Financial Group, held its office opening ceremony in Danang this week, officials said Friday.
The bank’s Danang office had earlier obtained its business license in September and kicked off business on Oct. 25, becoming Woori’s tenth bank office in Vietnam and the first in the central region.
Woori Financial Group Chairman and CEO Sohn Tae-seung (third from left) on Thursday attends a tape-cutting ceremony for Woori Bank Vietnam’s Danang office, with key officials of Woori Bank Vietnam and local organizations. (Woori Financial Group)
It was also the first foreign bank to kick off since the State Bank of Vietnam reinforced regulations for foreign banks in May this year, according to Woori officials.
“Woori Financial will provide all support so that Woori Bank Vietnam may become the No. 1 foreign bank in Vietnam,” said Sohn Tae-seung, chairman of Woori Financial and CEO of Woori Bank.
The financial group chief also vowed to underpin the Southeast Asian state’s growth blueprint in a mutually beneficial relationship.
The midterm goal of Woori Bank Vietnam is to launch its mobile banking service within the first half of next year and to further advance its artificial intelligence-based mobile credit loan service.
It will also establish new offices in Bien Hoa, Saigon and Vinh Phuc by the end of this year, seeking to expand the number of branches to 20 or more by 2021.
By Jie Ye-eun (email@example.com