Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Portuguese bank ''Millenium bcp'' wants to transform offshore branch in Macau into a retail bank 葡萄牙商業銀行澳門離岸分支機構將升級為銀行 (葡萄牙商业银行澳门离岸分支机构将升级为银行)

The offshore subsidiary in Macau of a Portuguese bank - Millenium bcp, plans to get a license to operate as a retail bank end of this year, the manager of the subsidiary João Pãosinho told English-language newspaper The Macau Post Daily.

The decision to request a license , which will give the group an open door to the Macau market, is due to Millenium bcp’s confidence in the Macau economy and the conviction that it will continue to progress, Pãosinho said.

“We do not plan to compete with these banks as we are going to focus our business on what is called the corporate market, providing loans to companies, institutions or individuals that plan to do business in some African countries such as Angola or Mozambique,” Pãosinho told the newspaper.

Millenium bcp is the biggest private Portuguese ban, with 4.3 million customers and 900 branches all over the world.

葡萄牙商業銀行澳門離岸分支機構總經理鮑成賀(Jose Joao Paosinho)向《澳門郵報》透露, 希望獲得一個牌照, 在2010年年底之前發展成一個本地銀行。 公司將可以把服務延伸到澳門身份証持有人。