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Our History

See how KBFG has developed over the years.

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The Beginning of KB

1963 ~ 2001

Former Kookmin Bank and former Housing &
Commercial Bank, founded in 1964 and 1967
respectively, have supported people's lives for 


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about 40 years, helping them to save, prosper and buy homes.
The spirit of their vision of enhancing customer value through sound and transparent growth is leading to our
commitment today to serve as "Lifetime Financial Partner of Customers".

2001

Jul

  • Jung Tae Kim is appointed to CEO of the merged bank

Apr

  • Kookmin Bank and Housing & Commercial Bank sign merger agreementKookmin Bank and Housing & Commercial Bank sign merger agreement

2000

Dec

Kookmin Bank and Housing & Commercial Bank sign MOU on merger

Nov

Housing & Commercial Bank is selected as 2002 FIFA World Cup partner

Oct

Housing & Commercial Bank becomes listed on the New York Stock Exchange

Feb

Housing & Commercial Bank opens bancassurance pilot branch with ING Life Housing & Commercial Bank opens bancassurance pilot branch with ING Life

1999

Jul

Kookmin Bank launches the first internet banking service in Korea Kookmin Bank launches the first internet banking service in Korea
Housing & Commercial Bank signs strategic alliance agreement with
ING Group

1998

Dec

Korea Long-Term Credit Bank is merged with Kookmin Bank (paid-in capital of KRW 1.3815 trillion) Korea Long-Term Credit Bank is merged with Kookmin Bank (paid-in capital of KRW 1.3815 trillion)

Sep

Kookmin Bank's total deposit exceeds KRW 50 trillion for the first time in the financial sector

Jun

Kookmin Bank acquires Daedong Bank through P&A
Housing & Commercial Bank acquires Dongnam Bank through P&A
Kookmin Bank opens branch in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jan

Housing & Commercial Bank joins "Collect Gold for the Love of Korea" drives (until February 21 of the year) Housing & Commercial Bank joins

1997

Sep

Kookmin Bank opens branch in Oakland, Australia

Aug

Housing & Commercial Bank is privatized

Mar

Kookmin Bank establishes Kookmin Futures

1996

Dec

Housing & Commercial Bank establishes Joo Eun Real Estate Trust

Jun

Kookmin Bank's total deposit exceeds KRW 30 trillion

Mar

Housing & Commercial Bank becomes listed on the Korea Stock Exchange Housing & Commercial Bank becomes listed on the Korea Stock Exchange

1995

Jun

Housing & Commercial Bank's Tokyo representative office is upgraded to branch status

1994

Sep

Kookmin Bank becomes listed on the Korea Stock Exchange Kookmin Bank becomes listed on the Korea Stock Exchange

Apr

Kookmin Bank's total deposit exceeds KRW 20 trillion

Mar

Kookmin Bank establishes a local corporation in Singapore

1993

May

Joo Eun Young Dong Mutual Savings & Finance is merged with Housing & Commercial Bank

1992

Dec

Joo Eun Investment Trust Management is merged with Housing & Commercial Bank

Nov

Kookmin Bank opens branch in Tokyo, Japan

1991

Dec

Joo Eun Lease is merged with Housing & Commercial Bank

Feb

Kookmin Bank launches integrated online system Kookmin Bank launches integrated online system

1990

Aug

Kookmin Bank's total deposit exceeds KRW 10 trillion

1989

Sep

Kookmin Bank opens representative office in London Kookmin Bank opens representative office in London

Feb

Kookmin Bank and Housing & Commercial Bank start trust business

Jan

Housing & Commercial Bank's total deposit exceeds KRW 5 trillion Housing & Commercial Bank's total deposit exceeds KRW 5 trillion

1988

Jan

Housing & Commercial Bank starts foreign exchange business
Housing & Commercial Bank starts housing finance credit guarantee fund management business

1987

Sep

Kookmin Bank establishes Kookmin Credit Card Housing & Commercial Bank

1986

Nov

Kookmin Bank establishes Kookmin Technology Financing

1985

May

Housing & Commercial Bank launches integrated online system

Apr

Joo Eun Mutual Savings & Finance is merged with Housing & Commercial Bank

1984

Dec

Housing & Commercial Bank relocates head office Housing & Commercial Bank relocates head office

Oct

Kookmin Bank establishes Kookmin Lease

Jun

Housing & Commercial Bank starts credit card business

1982

Mar

Kookmin Bank introduces automated teller machine for the first time Kookmin Bank introduces the first automated teller machine in Korea

1981

Jul

National Housing Fund is separated and Housing & Commercial Bank starts managing the fund

1980

Sep

Kookmin Bank starts Kookmin Card business

Jul

Housing & Commercial Bank launches mid-to-long term installment savings

1978

Oct

Housing & Commercial Bank starts online data processing of demand deposits

Feb

Housing & Commercial Bank launches housing savings deposit

1977

Apr

Kookmin Bank opens online channel between Seoul and Busan Kookmin Bank opens online channel between Seoul and Busan

1976

Apr

Kookmin Bank launches lump sum-raising savings and medical installment savings for the first time Kookmin Bank launches lump sum-raising savings and medical installment savings for the first time in Korea

Feb

Housing & Commercial Bank launches nest-egg savings plan for workers

1972

Oct

Kookmin Bank relocates to new head office Kookmin Bank relocates to newly constructed head office

1969

Sep

Housing & Commercial Bank starts issuing housing lottery tickets

Jan

Housing Bank changes company name to Housing & Commercial Bank

1968

Jun

Housing Bank starts issuing housing bonds

1967

Dec

Kookmin Bank holds farewell ceremony for the first CEO and inauguration ceremony for
the second CEO Kookmin Bank holds farewell ceremony for the first CEO and inauguration ceremony for the second CEO

Jul

Housing Bank is founded Housing Bank is founded

1963

Feb

Kookmin Bank is founded Kookmin Bank is established
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