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About Cathay United Bank
Cathay United Bank was formerly the United World Chinese Commercial Bank, which was founded in 1975. In 2003, UWCCB merged with the former Cathay Commercial Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Financial Holding Company. The merged bank was renamed to Cathay United Bank. Cathay United Bank is one of the largest commercial banks in Taiwan, and operates more than 160 bank branches throughout Taiwan. Its primary target markets include Taiwan, Hong Kong, the United States and Vietnam. Cathay United Bank adopted the Equator Principles in March 2015, and is profiled as part of BankTrack's Equator Principles Track and Chase project.
1F no 7, Songren Road 110
Taiwan, Republic of China
Andrew Ming-Jian Kuo |
Annual report 2018|
CSR report 2018
Cathay United Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Financial Holdings, the largest financial holding company in Taiwan. Cathay Financial Holdings' shareholder structure can be accessed here.
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Voluntary initiativesCathay United Bank has committed itself to the following voluntary standards:
Cathay Financial Holdings has several policies in place which must be followed by all its subsidiaries. The corporate social responsibility webpage of Cathay Financial Holdings can be found here.
Cathay United Bank and the Equator Principles
The Equator Principles are a voluntary commitment of banks to try to avoid or minimise the social, environmental and human rights impact of projects they finance. For more information on the Equator Principles see their website here and the campaign page of BankTrack here.
The Equator Principles exist already since 2003. Cathay United Bank adopted the Equator Principles in 2015.
Reporting on the Equator Principles
Cathay United Bank must report annually on its implementation of the Equator Principles. All information is supposed to be found here.
Implementation and reporting
Cathay United Bank is reporting on the implementation here.