On April 23, 2008, as one of the first batch of bank financial leasing company designated by the State Council, CMB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. was officially opened in Shanghai, with initial registered capital of 2 billion Yuan. In 2012 and 2014, China Merchants Bank, as a sole shareholder, increased its investment to CMB Financial Leasing twice, which increased the registered capital of CMB Financial Leasing to 6 billion Yuan.
Since its establishment, CMB Financial Leasing has always adhered to the management and service concept of "just for you", taken "specialization, digitalization and internationalization" as the development strategy, introduced financial solutions of ten industries: aviation, shipping, energy, infrastructure, equipment manufacturing, environment, health and culture-oriented tourism, public transportation, intelligent interconnection and logistics, and financial leasing companies , gradually established a relatively sound system of financial leasing products and services. With business development, CMB Financial Leasing has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary - CMB Aviation and Shipping Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. in Shanghai Free Trade Zone, and more than 300 SPVs in Shanghai, Tianjin, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore and so on. CMB Financial Leasing gradually become the backbone of integrated management of China Merchants Bank.
With more than ten years of hard work, CMB Financial Leasing has realized the balanced development of "benefit, quality, scale and structure" after two stages of "start-up and take-off" and "transition and leap-over". CMB Financial Leasing’s outstanding business development performance was highly appraised by domestic and foreign mainstream rating agencies and authoritative media. In addition to higher international rating, CMB Financial Leasing won a number of well-known awards in the industry.
CMB Financial Leasing has been promoting product innovation with customer demand as the core, and implemented a series of innovative products such as Flag of Convenience Operating Ship Leasing, Aircraft Bonded Leasing, Large-scale Equipment Operating Leasing and E-Leasing Service Platform. In 2018, CMB Financial Leasing took "innovation and enterprising" as the third five-year development theme. It hopes to grasp the opportunity of technological changes in the new era of the journey, comprehensively promotes business and management innovation with "real leasing" as the main line and financial technology as the tool, responds to the national strategy with the striving and enterprising spirit, and moves forward towards the goal of becoming "a financial leasing company preferred by industry leaders"!