A trusted partner for the long term

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is a core member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), a Tokyo-based bank holding company that is ranked among the largest 25 banks globally by assets under management.

SMBC Group has offices in 19 cities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) including its regional headquarters in London.

Sustainable growth through long-term partnerships

EMEA Division


SMBC Bank International plc (SMBC BI) is headquartered in London with a branch in Paris and is a wholly owned subsidiary of SMBC. It was established in March 2003 as Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited (SMBCE) and changed its name and re-registered as a public limited company in 2020. It serves customers in the United Kingdom and in non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

SMBC Bank EU AG (SMBC EU) is a credit institution established in Germany with its head office in Frankfurt and five branches across Europe in Amsterdam, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Madrid, Milan and Prague. It provides business and financial services in the European Economic Area (EEA) as a wholly owned European subsidiary of SMBC.

SMBC Advisory Services Saudi Arabia LLC (SMBC Saudi) is based in Riyadh and conducts arranging and corporate financial advisory business activities in Saudi Arabia. It was established in 2017.

Sumitomo Mitsui Finance Dublin Limited (SMFD) offers support services for SMBC Group companies from Ireland’s International Financial Services Centre. It was established in Ireland in 1989 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of SMBC.

SMBC has branches in Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf and London, and representative offices in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Istanbul, Johannesburg and Tehran.


SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited (SMBC Nikko) acts as a global hub for SMBC Group's investment banking business. Headquartered in London, it provides in-depth market analysis and research, broking and trading in primary and secondary debt and equity securities, advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, and marketing and trading an extensive range of over-the-counter derivative contracts. It has two subsidiaries, SMBC Derivative Products Limited (SMBC DP) and SMBC Capital Markets Asia Limited, which undertake derivatives business and offer bespoke services for clients.

Greater EMEA network

Other subsidiaries and affiliates

[🡕] SMBC Aviation Capital Ltd is a leading global aircraft leasing company. Its principal activity is leasing and trading aircraft, with a clear focus on young commercial jet aircraft of the types most popular with our customers.

[🡕] Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co Ltd offers a broad range of leases and installment sales services.

SMBC Leasing (UK) Limited (SMBCL) was established in the UK in 1986 and provides extensive knowledge to provide, arrange and advise on leases and other asset based financing products across the EMEA region. SMBCL is 70% owned by SMBC and 30% owned by Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company Limited.

JSC Sumitomo Mitsui Rus Bank (SMBCR) offers banking services in Russia.


Annual report 2022


Annual report 2022

SMBC Nikko

Annual report 2022

Credit Rating

SMBC and SMBC BIMoody'sS&PFitch
Long TermA1AA-
Short TermP-1A-1F1

Ratings correct as of 31 March 2022.


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


Branches, representative offices and subsidiaries


London, United Kingdom

Regional headquarters of EMEA Division
SMBC BI 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
SMBC EU Düsseldorf Branch

Frankfurt, Germany

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

SMBC BI Paris Branch

Prague, Czechia

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

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