Teamwork through the decades: Malaysia

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Employees are the key ingredient in any bank’s success. Here we meet some of the teams who played their part in growing our Malaysia business. HSBC opened an office in Penang in 1884. By 1912, we had expanded to Malacca, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Kota Bharu. In 1959, we purchased the Mercantile Bank. This firm could claim an even older pedigree in the country, having established a branch in Penang as early as 1860. We became the first international bank to incorporate locally in Malaysia in 1994. Today, our employees of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad continue to play their part in a story that started more than 160 years ago.