About Us


With a presence in London since 1918 and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers choose SMBC because we offer local knowledge and global expertise that span a wide range of financial services. SMBC will strive to be your bank of choice through the next century and beyond.

Credit Rating

SMBC and SMBCE Moody's S&P Fitch
Long Term A1 A A
Short Term P-1 A-1 F1

Ratings correct as of 31 March 2019.


As a mega global bank with important operations in major financial centres, SMBC offers the resources and the reach of a multinational banking institution that operates in all corners of the capital markets.


SMFG key data

Total assets$1.76 trillion

Total deposits$1.05 trillion

Total loan assets$715.19 billion

Market capitalisation3approx $56 billion

Employees3Over 70,000

SMFG consolidated

Gross profit$26.03 billion

Net income$7.21 billion

Overhead ratio462.05%

SMBC non-consolidated

Gross profit$14.83 billion

Net income$6.07 billion

Overhead ratio449.10%

Employees2approx 29,000

Japan branches3over 500

Overseas offices2over 70

Countries with SMBC offices2over 40

1All data as of 31 March 2017. Translated into USD at period-end exchange rate. Refer to SMFG Investor Relations for more information.

2SMBC only.

3SMFG consolidated as of 31 March 2017.

4Includes total credit cost and other non-recurring gains.


Our culture provides a welcoming and respectful workplace where employees collaborate in an open environment, share feedback, and perform as integrated team members.


Our institution has roots that trace back more than 400 years, and the EMEA Division of SMBC has more than a century of experience in Europe.

  • 1590Sumitomo family business commences
  • 1673Mitsui family business commences
  • 1876Mitsui Bank is established
  • 1895Sumitomo Bank is established
  • 1918London branch of Sumitomo Bank opens
  • 1924London branch of Mitsui Bank opens
  • 1969Düsseldorf representative office of Sumitomo Bank opens
  • 1979Bahrain representative office of Sumitomo Bank opens
  • 1971Düsseldorf representative office of Mitsui Bank opens
    Brussels branch of Sumitomo Bank opens
  • 1975Cairo representative office of Sumitomo Bank opens
  • 1979Madrid representative office of Sumitomo Bank opens
  • 1982Milan and Paris representative offices of Sumitomo Bank open
    Brussels branch of Mitsui Bank opens
  • 1983Frankfurt representative office of Sumitomo Bank opens
  • 1986Sumitomo Capital Markets is established in London
  • 1989Sumitomo Bank is listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • 1989Sumitomo Finance Dublin is established
  • 1990Amsterdam representative office of Sumitomo Bank opens
  • 1991Istanbul representative office of Sumitomo Bank opens
  • 1992Sakura Bank is established following the earlier mergers of Mitsui, Taiyo and Kobe banks
  • 1996Johannesburg representative office of Sumitomo Bank opens
  • 2001Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation is formed by the merger of Sumitomo and Sakura banks
  • 2003Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited begins operations
  • 2004Abu Dhabi representative office opens
  • 2005Moscow representative office opens
  • 2007Dubai DIFC branch opens
  • 2008Doha QFC office opens
    Prague representative office opens
  • 2009JSC Sumitomo Mitsui Rus Bank is established in Moscow
  • 2017SMBC Bank EU AG is established in Frankfurt
  • 2018SMBC Advisory Services Saudi Arabia LLC is established in Riyadh


Branches, representative offices and subsidiaries


London, United Kingdom

Regional headquarters of EMEA Division
SMBCE Head Office
SMBC Branch
SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Ltd
Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Leasing Co Ltd
SMBC Leasing (UK) Ltd

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

SMBC EU Amsterdam Branch

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Branch

Dublin, Ireland

SMBC EU Dublin Branch
Sumitomo Mitsui Finance Dublin Ltd
SMBC Aviation Capital Ltd
Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Leasing Co Ltd

Düsseldorf, Germany

Düsseldorf Branch

Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt Branch
SMBC EU Head Office

Madrid, Spain

SMBC EU Sucursal en España

Milan, Italy

SMBC EU Milan Branch

Moscow, Russia

JSC Sumitomo Mitsui Rus Bank

Paris, France

SMBCE Paris Branch

Prague, Czech Republic

SMBC EU Prague Branch

Middle East

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Representative Office

Doha, Qatar

QFC Office

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Representative Office

Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain Representative Office

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

SMBC Advisory Services Saudi Arabia LLC

Tehran, Iran

Tehran Representative Office



Cairo, Egypt

Cairo Representative Office

Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg Representative Office