We're the bridge between the East and the West that gives people the confidence to reach further.

East West Bank (NASDAQ: EWBC) is the largest independent bank headquartered in Southern California.

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We have $70 billion in assets and are the largest independent bank headquartered in Southern California. As the premier financial bridge between the United States and Asia, East West Bank is committed to helping cross-border clients reach further.


Our Story

East West Bank opened its first branch in 1973 in Los Angeles' Chinatown, providing loan and deposit services to Chinese immigrants to assist them in settling into a new country.


40 Years Later...

50 Years Later...

East West Bank’s branch network has expanded across the U.S. and the Pacific. We have branches in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Seattle, Houston, Dallas, New York, Boston, Chicago and Atlanta. In China, we have full service branches in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shantou and Hong Kong; and representative offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Xiamen. East West also has a representative office in Singapore.

For 50 years, our financial bridge has extended and strengthened. Our unique cross-border infrastructure, deep understanding of U.S.-Asia markets, vast resources and connections have helped many companies expand to the global market. Our seasoned bankers have the experience and expertise in cross-border high growth sectors, including PE/VC, high-tech and biotech, media and entertainment, clean energy, real estate that have helped many clients seize new opportunities and achieve their business goals.

East West Bank headquarters building logo in Pasadena

East West Bank in Mainland China

East West Bank China Jin Mao Tower Shanghai

East West Bank
in Mainland China

East West Bank (China) Limited (East West Bank China) is a wholly owned subsidiary of East West Bank and a locally incorporated foreign bank in mainland China. It is headquarted on the 33rd floor of Jin Mao Tower, a landmark building in Shanghai Lujiazui. East West Bank China is well positioned to meet the diverse financial needs of clients by leveraging its parent company’s unique bridge banking strategy and vast resources and network.

East West Bank China offers comprehensive commercial banking services for bilateral trade and investment activities from the U.S. to China and vice versa. We help U.S. companies enter the Chinese market by providing cash management and financial solutions. We also support Chinese companies’ direct investment in the U.S. by providing specialized banking services and value-added services.


Greater China Milestones

East West Bank established its first representative office in Beijing in 2003. For the past 15 years, our presence in Greater China has expanded through organic growth and acquisitions. Our deep knowledge of Greater China and our U.S. operations enable us to provide cross-border clients with a wide range of financial services, as well as beyond banking services.


East West Bank China was named Best "Best Bank for Technology & Innovation Businesses" by YiCai


East West Bank China received "Innovative Financial Data Solutions Award" from Treasury Managment International


Added branches in Shanghai Free Trade Zone, Shenzhen; added representative offices in Xiamen, Chongqing


Acquired banking license in mainland China — added branches in Shanghai, Shantou; representative offices in Guangzhou


Opened first full-service branch in Hong Kong


Opened first representative office in Beijing

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