5. CIMB GROUP
Cimb has a wide retail branch network with 1,080 branches across the region. The group operates under several entities, which include Cimb investment bank, Cimb Bank, Cimb Islamic, Cimb Niaga, Cimb securities international and Cimb thai. The group’s business activities are primarily in the areas of consumer banking, wholesale banking, comprising investment banking and corporate banking, treasury & markets, and group strategy & strategic investments, with its core markets being Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Cimb Islamic operates in parallel with these businesses, in line with the group’s dual banking model.