Who We Are
WealthBank traces its origin in the year 1967 when Danao City Development Bank was granted a thrift bank license and an authority to operate by then Central Bank of the Philippines. This single-branch thrift bank, principally located in Danao City, had equity participation by the Development Bank of the Philippines and the Land Bank of the Philippines.
In 2001 , VICSAL Development Corporation, acquired Danao City Development Bank, signaling the start of what is now known as Wealth Development Bank. Branch expansion soon started in 2002 starting in the Visayas and Mindanao region. Currently, Wealthbank has 24 strategic branches located throughout the country with new branches poised to open in current and succeeding years.
In 2016, it became a subsidiary of Woori Bank, the oldest and the second largest bank of South Korea, after it acquired 51% stake in Wealthbank. This merger gave a unique position to Wealthbank as a local thrift bank with global reach.
Wealth Bank, is the first and only thrift bank in the Philippines to become a subsidiary of a multinational bank, Woori Bank. Recognizing its strong potential for expansion and growth, Woori Bank partnered with Vicsal Development Corporation for WealthBank in 2016.
Woori, established in 1899 as Daehan Cheonil Bank and later renamed to Woori Bank, is South Korea’s oldest and second largest bank in terms of total assets, ranking 91st worldwide. For the past 100 years, Woori has served as the treasury bank for the Seoul Metropolitan Government and managed funds raised for the National Debt Redemption Movement.
By the 3rd quarter of 2015, Woori Bank had a total of $173 billion in deposits, $209 billion in loans, and $251 billion in total assets. Woori Bank was acclaimed Bank of the Year in Korea by The Banker in 2004,2007,2008,2010, and 2011 and The Asian Banker in 2011 , 2012 and 2013.
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