DBS China receives bond settlement agent licence for China's interbank bond market

Singapore, Regional.14 Jan 2020

First and the only Singapore bank to receive the licence

Singapore, Regional, 14 Jan 2020 - DBS Bank (China) Limited (DBS China) announced today that it has received a Bond Settlement Agent licence from the People's Bank of China to act as a bond settlement agent in the China Interbank Bond Market. DBS is the first and only Singapore bank to be granted such a licence.

Said Neil Ge, CEO of DBS China, “DBS is very pleased to be the first Singapore bank to receive the Bond Settlement Agent licence. The China bond market is the largest in Asia and the second-largest in the world, and is of significant interest to international investors. Over the years, DBS has actively participated in China’s bond market, giving us in-depth experience in the space. With the licence, we look forward to introducing more overseas customers to the China bond market and providing our comprehensive service to international institutional investors.”


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