Greater Bay Area – GBA

Driving digitalisation, sustainable banking, and one-bank solutions in a thriving hub

Greater Bay Area – GBA

Driving digitalisation, sustainable banking, and one-bank solutions in a thriving hub

At a Glance

In support of the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) development scheme, we at DBS have established specialised teams to focus primarily on business growth in the area. Following our expansive footprint in Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan, we continue to successfully unlock the potential of new GBA cities.
Leveraging DBS’s strong presence and connectivity within the Asian region, we are committed to offering customisable hassle-free solutions ranging from corporate and commercial banking products to personal wealth management, investment banking and advisory services. Besides, we are dedicated to leading the digital transformation in the GBA.

  • Headquartered in Shanghai, DBS was amongst the first few foreign banks and the first Singapore bank to incorporate a fully-owned local subsidiary in China.
  • DBS Hong Kong covers DBS's second largest market and anchors the Greater China franchise. With a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking, we offer a well-diversified wealth management portfolio.

As we seek to reimagine banking, we are humbled by the global recognition of our efforts to deliver innovative financial solutions to our clients.

World's Best Yet Again
World Best Bank

Best Bank in the World 2018, 2020 & 2022


World’s Best Bank 2019 & 2021


Bank of the Year 2018

World Best Bank

Best Bank in the World 2018, 2020 & 2022


World’s Best Bank 2019 & 2021


Bank of the Year 2018

Seize the Opportunities

Synergy of the Greater Bay Area

Hong Kong: As one of the world’s leading international financial centres, Hong Kong is characterised by its strong technical infrastructure, transparent regulations and access to global markets and talent.

Macau: Besides making a mark with its entertainment and tourism industries, Macau also plays a strategically important role in fostering co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.
Shenzhen: Deemed the Silicon Valley of China and the first Special Economic Zone in China, Shenzhen is one of the world’s leading high-tech innovation centres. 

Guangzhou: Standing at the forefront of commercial innovation and international trade, Guangzhou is an ideal hub for cultivating education in science and technology.

Dongguan: The fourth-largest exporting city in China, Dongguan acts as a base for many of the world’s leading multinational businesses through its electronics and communications equipment pillar industries.

Vibrant Living Circle

  1. Vital integration point for more than 80 million people
  2. One-hour ‘living circle’ enabled by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Express Rail Link
  3. The most affluent export-oriented region in China
GDP per capita in 2020: USD 19,3671 Export as percentage of GDP in 2020
China national average: USD 10,4352 Guangdong province: 39%3
China national average: 18%4




2CEIC Data

3Government Bureau of Statistics

4National Bureau of Statistics

Key Areas of Focus

  1. Becoming an international innovation and technology hub for research and development (R&D), finance and commerce
  2. Fostering stronger bonds between financial systems in Hong Kong and mainland China 
  3. Accelerating infrastructural, human resource and financial connectivity
  4. Building an internationally competitive modern industrial system
  5. Improving people’s quality of life, work and travel
  6. Participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Watch these videos to understand how DBS may help our clients seize the opportunities in GBA (in Simplified Chinese only). 



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Replay videos for 2021 Greater Bay Area Forum

Leverage the Strength

Our Solutions 

Leverage our comprehensive suite of banking solutions to finance growth, manage risk and transact more effectively. 

  • Financing

    Bilateral and syndicated loans for working capital and CapEx financing

  • Supplier Financing

    Anchor- and supplier-led integrated financing solutions

  • Advisory

    Expert advice on project and acquisition financing

  • Capital Markets

    Global debt and equity financing through full-service solutions

  • Treasury

    Hedging solutions for mitigating FX and interest rate risks

  • Transaction Services

    Cash management, trade finance, supply chain finance and custody services

  • Private Banking

    Industry-leading perspectives and an extensive network

  • Research

    Insights and analyses on the latest Asian and global financial news

Our Digital Capabilities 

Powering and reshaping your digital journey with our leading products and services. 

  • DigiDocs 
    Our paperless one-stop document solution enables form uploading, automated content verification for payments and collections, as well as applications in cash management for payments and trade financing. 
  • Integrated FX Payments 
    Make FX payments and bookings without having to toggle between pages using the integrated FX solution on our DBS IDEAL online banking platform. 
  • DBS Virtual Accounts – Current Account, Savings Account (CASA) and Non-resident Account (NRA) 
    Improve your turnaround time for account reconciliation, cash flow and working capital through DBS Virtual Accounts. Besides obtaining automated reports on our DBS IDEAL online banking platform, funds paid into DBS Virtual Accounts are also credited immediately into your master account. 
Tap into the Region

DBS is first bank to partner JD Logistics on digital platform to finance SMEs in cross-border e-commerce import business (English version only) 
DBS has partnered with JD Logistics to further support companies with timely working capital and supply chain resilience amid the current challenging business environment. We also affirm our long-term commitment to the Greater Bay Area, as we grow our cross-border Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) franchise and harness technology to help customers capitalise on the immense opportunities that the region has to offer. 
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DBS Launches its first multi-tier financing facility on blockchain platform to help SMEs in China get faster access to trade financing 
Leveraging new technologies, it provides digital trade financing services to over 1,000 suppliers in the logistics supply chain eco-system within 24 hours 
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DBS Singapore is the first bank in the Greater Bay Area to fully implement smart checking on cross-border payments and collections 
Ding Bin, Chief Financial Officer of Shenzhen Skyworth Air Conditioning Technology Co. Ltd. says, “DigiDocs allows real-time payments and collections with just one click. This function satisfies our business needs and greatly facilitates efficiency and convenience, delivering enhanced quality especially compared to traditional paper-based processes where we had to check each and every bill.” 
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Get in touch


DBS BusinessCare
Tel: +852 2290 8068
Operating hours: 
Mon to Fri – 9.00am to 6.00pm
Sat – 9.00am to 1.00pm
(excluding PH)