Company Profile East West Bank is a subsidiary of the Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC), the publicly listed holding company of the Filinvest Group that evolved from a consumer business founded by Andrew L. Gotianun, Sr. in 1955. FDC is one of the country's premier conglomerates, with business interests in real estate development, banking, hospitality & tourism, power-generation and the sugar business. Through the years, East West Bank has successfully capitalized on the financial strength and synergy from the business organizations under the Filinvest Group.
Since its official birth on July 6, 1994, East West Bank has emerged as one of the country's fastest growing banks. Vision
Shortly after it formally opened its doors to the public, EastWest Bank had envisioned itself to become the preferred consumer bank of professionals, entrepreneurs, overseas Filipino workers, and homeowners. To this end, the Bank embarked on an automation program, and began to upgrade its existing technology.
As the Bank entered the new millennium, it laid the groundwork for implementation of measures that would simplify procedures and customer transactions and ultimately, result in better banking experience for clients. It expanded its ATM network and later introduced Internet Banking Facility, its online banking facility, to provide clients with more efficient delivery channels for products and services.
The latter part of the last decade proved to be an extremely challenging and yet rewarding period for the Bank. EastWest, which was perceived to be one of the "small players" in the industry in the early 2000s, became the sixth largest credit card issuer and the sixth largest service provider of auto financing when it acquired AIG PhilAm Savings Bank (AIGPASB) in 2009. AIGPASB officially merged with and into EastWest Bank on September 4, 2009. The merger was completed a few months after EastWest rivaled and won against "giant banks" and