Postal Savings Bank of China Co., Ltd. also known as PSBC is a commercial retail bank founded in 2007 and headquartered in Beijing. It provides basic financial services, especially to small and medium enterprises, rural and low income customers. As of December 31, 2017, PSBC has 39,798 branches covering all regions of China.
It operates through the following segments: personal banking, corporate banking, treasury, and others. The personal banking segment refers to the services to personal customers including savings deposits, personal loans, credit cards and debit cards, payments and settlements, wealth management products and funds and insurance agency services. The corporate banking segment includes services to corporate customers, government authorities and financial institutions including current accounts, deposits, overdrafts, loans, trade related products and other credit facilities, foreign currencies, and wealth management products.
The treasury segment covers businesses including deposits and placements with banks and other financial institutions, interbank lending transactions, repurchase and resale transactions, various debt instrument investments, equity instrument investment, and wealth management products. The others segment includes items that are not attributed to the above segments or cannot be allocated on a reasonable basis.
During the Global Financial Crisis, the government took several measures to spread its national economic stimulus plan specifically to rural areas. This included using microfinance services provided by the Postal Savings Bank as a tool for national development and poverty reduction. The bank with its extremely broad reach also assists China’s credit cooperatives in their microcredit schemes.
In the 2022 Forbes Global 2000, PSBC was ranked as the 30th largest public company in the world.
According to Wikipedia; Forbes