Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Incorporated on September 1, 2001, Shinhan Financial Group is the first privately-held financial holding company to be established in Korea. Since inception, we have developed and introduced a wide range of financial products and services in Korea and aim to deliver comprehensive financial solutions to clients through a convenient one-portal network. According to reports by the Financial Supervisory Service, we are one of the three largest financial services providers in Korea as measured by total assets as of December 31, 2012 and operate the third largest banking business (as measured by consolidated total assets as of December 31, 2012) and the largest credit card business (as measured by the total credit purchase volume as of December 31, 2012) in Korea. We have experienced substantial growth through several mergers and acquisitions. ... More ...