BOC Profile

Bank of China was formally established in February 1912 following the approval of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. From 1912 to 1949, the Bank served consecutively as the country’s central bank, international exchange bank and specialised international trade bank. Fulfilling its commitment to serving the public and developing China’s financial services sector, the Bank rose to a leading position in the Chinese financial industry and developed a good standing in the international financial community, despite many hardships and setbacks. After 1949, drawing on its long history as the state-designated specialised foreign exchange and trade bank, the Bank became responsible for managing China’s foreign exchange operations and provided vital support to the nation’s foreign trade development and economic infrastructure by its offering of international trade settlement, overseas fund transfer and other non-trade foreign exchange services. During China’s reform and opening up period, the Bank seized the historic opportunity presented by the government’s strategy of capitalising on foreign funds and advanced technologies to boost economic development, and became the country’s key foreign financing channel by building up its competitive advantages in foreign exchange business. In 1994, the Bank was transformed into a wholly state-owned commercial bank. In August 2004, Bank of China Limited was incorporated. The Bank was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange in June and July 2006 respectively, becoming the first Chinese commercial bank to launch an A-Share and H-Share initial public offering and achieve a dual listing in both markets. In 2016, Bank of China was again designated as a Global Systemically Important Bank, thus becoming the sole financial institution from emerging economies to be designated as a Global Systemically Important Bank for six consecutive years.

Credit Card Brands Issued

UnionPay, MasterCard, Visa and JCB.

Official Website in China

Supporting Languages on Official Website

Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and English. (Please change your preferred language on the top left corner of the page)

Service Hotline in China

95566

BOC Branches

There are over 10,978 BOC branches throughout Mainland China. Most of them located in cities are available for foreigners to open personal accounts. However, in order to make sure that our clients can enjoy a five-star service, we select several large branches in some major international business ‘friendly’ cities, which should provide international enterprise service and English Service.

Beijing Branch

Address:  A,C,E Kaiheng Center, No.2, Chaoyangmen Inner Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Postcode: 100010

Tel: 010-85122288

Fax: 010-85121739

Shanghai Branch

Address: No.200, Mid. Yincheng Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China

Postcode: 200120

Tel: 021-50375566

Fax: 021-50372911

Guangdong Branch (Guangzhou)

Address:  No.197-199, Dongfeng West Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Postcode: 510180

Tel: 020-83398888

Fax: 020-83344066

Shenzhen Branch

Address: International Finance Building, No.2022, Jianshe Road, Luohu District,Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China

Postcode: 518001

Tel: 0755-22338888

Fax: 0755-82259209

Chongqing Branch

Address:  No.218, Zhongshanyi Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, China

Postcode: 400013

Tel: 023-63889234

Fax: 023-63889217

Hubei Branch (Wuhan)

Address: No.677, Jianshe Ave, XiBeiHu, Jianghan District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China

Postcode: 430022

Tel: 027-85562866/ 027-85562766

Fax: 027-85562955

Sichuan Branch (Chengdu)

Address:  No.35, Renmin Middle Rd 2nd Section, LuoMaShi, Qingyang District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China

Postcode: 610031

Tel: 028-86741950

Fax: 028-86403346

Zhejiang Branch (Hangzhou)

Address: No.321 Fengqi Rd, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China

Postcode: 310003

Tel: 0571-85011888

Fax: 0571-87074837

Tianjin Branch

Address:  No.8 Youyi North Road, Hexi District, Tianjin, China

Postcode: 300204

Tel: 022-27108001

Fax: 022-23312805

Qingdao Branch

Address: 59 Hongkong Middle Road,DongBu CBD, Shinan District, Qingdao City, Shandong Province, China

Postcode: 266071

Tel: 0532-81859700

Fax: 0532-67755601

Suzhou Branch

Address: No.128, Wangdun Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Wuzhong District, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China

Post code: 215028

Tel: 0512-66595566

Fax: 0512-65114906

Shaanxi Branch (Xi’an)

Address: No.18, Tangyan Road North Section, Lianhu District, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, China

Postcode: 710077

Tel: 029-89593000

Fax: 029-89592128

Jiangsu Branch (Nanjing)

Address: 148 Zhongshan South Road, Qinhua District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China

Postcode: 210005

Tel: 025-84207888

Fax: 025-84206082

BOC SWIFT Codes

    Beijing Branch

      BKCHCNBJ110

      Shanghai Branch

        BKCHCNBJ300

        Guangdong Branch

          BKCHCNBJ400

          Shenzhen Branch

            BKCHCNBJ45A

            Chongqing Branch

              BKCHCNBJ59A

              Hubei Branch

                BKCHCNBJ600

                Sichuan Branch

                  BKCHCNBJ570

                  Zhejiang Branch

                    BKCHCNBJ910

                    Tianjin Branch

                      BKCHCNBJ200

                      Qingdao Branch

                        BKCHCNBJ50A

                        Suzhou Branch

                          BKCHCNBJ95B

                          Shaanxi Branch

                            BKCHCNBJ620

                            Jiangsu Branch

                              BKCHCNBJ940

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