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Our History

See how KBFG has developed over the years.

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The Birth of Mega-sized Bank

2001 ~ 2008

KB Kookmin Bank was formed through
the merger between Kookmin Bank and
Housing & Commercial Bank, becoming 


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the biggest bank in Korea. KB Kookmin Bank grew as Korea’s leading financial institution providing broad range of financial products and services to people and businesses.

2008

Dec

  • KB Kookmin Bank launches
    next-generation internet banking serviceKB Kookmin Bank launches next-generation internet banking service

Oct

  • KB Kookmin Bank completes construction of Yeouido Data CenterKB Kookmin Bank completes construction of Yeouido Data Center
  • KB Kookmin Bank opens branch in Harbin, ChinaKB Kookmin Bank opens branch in Harbin, China

Mar

  • KB Investment & Securities officially launches by acquiring Hannuri Investment & Securities

2007

Dec

  • The number of KB Kookmin Bank's internet banking users exceeds 10 million for the first time in Korea

Nov

  • Board approves establishment of a financial holding company
  • KB Kookmin Bank opens representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Sep

  • KB Kookmin Bank signs business partnership agreement with BBVA Bank of Spain

Jul

  • KB Kookmin Bank opens branch in Guangzhou, China

Mar

  • KB Kookmin Bank signs business partnership agreement with SMBCKB Kookmin Bank signs business partnership agreement with SMBC

Jan

  • KB Kookmin Bank signs strategic alliance agreement with ICBCKB Kookmin Bank signs strategic alliance agreement with ICBC

2006

Dec

  • KB Kookmin Bank launches "KB Mobile Star", wireless moving branch serviceKB Kookmin Bank launches 'KB Mobile Star', wireless moving branch service
  • KB Kookmin Bank ranks first in National Customer Satisfaction Index(NCSI) in banking categoryKB Kookmin Bank ranks first in National Customer Satisfaction Index(NCSI) in banking category
  • KB Kookmin Bank is seleted as "The Bank of the Year in Korea" by The Banker

Apr

  • The number of KB Kookmin Bank's mobile banking users exceeds 1 million

2005

Dec

  • KB Kookmin Bank is seleted as "Top 10 Asian Banks" by Moody's

Jun

  • KB Kookmin Bank arranges a project financing deal worth KRW 1.5 trillion for development of Songdo International Business zone, the biggest private sector project

Mar

  • KB Kookmin Bank opens
    "KB Broadcasting Network"

Feb

  • KB Kookmin Bank launches the first mobile housing subscription and lottery service in Korea

Jan

  • KB Kookmin Bank enacts Charter of KB Customer Satisfaction

2004

Oct

  • KB Kookmin Bank opens the largest call center in Korea

Aug

  • KB Life and ING Group signs joint venture agreement

Jun

  • KB Life Insurance, a bancassurance-speciallized insurer, officially launchesKB Life Insurnace, a bancassurance-speciallized insurer, officially launches

Mar

  • KB Kookmin Bank launches "KB IC Card", the first electronic account in Korea
  • KB Kookmin Bank launches mobile banking service named "K-bank"

2003

Dec

  • KB Kookmin Bank acquires stakes in BII Bank of Indonesia
  • KB Kookmin Bank is fully privatized

Sep

  • Kookmin Card is merged with KB Kookmin BankKookmin Card is merged with KB Kookmin Bank
  • KB Kookmin Bank launches "Bank ON", the world's first smart chip-based mobile financial service

Jun

  • KB Kookmin Bank is included in S&P Asia 50 Index

May

  • KB Kookmin Bank signs merger agreement with Kookmin Credit Card

Mar

  • KB Kookmin Bank opens representative office in Guangzhou, China

2002

Nov

  • KB Kookmin Bank launches private banking business KB Kookmin Bank launches private banking business

Oct

  • KB Kookmin Bank unveils new CIKB Kookmin Bank unveils new CI

Sep

  • KB Kookmin Bank completes integation of IT systems

Aug

  • KB Kookmin Bank's asset exceeds KRW 200 trillion

2001

Nov

  • KB Kookmin Bank becomes listed on the New York Stock ExchangeKB Kookmin Bank becomes listed on the New York Stock Exchange
  • KB Kookmin Bank officially launches and becomes listed on the Korea Stock ExchangeKB Kookmin Bank officially launches and becomes listed on the Korea Stock Exchange
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