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Banking with a sense of purpose

Despite being the region's leading bank, DBS is committed to the social role it was set up to play almost 50 years ago

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'Core to the value system of DBS has always been our strong sense of purpose; a social agenda and consciousness. This is deeply rooted in our DNA, being a part of Singapore's history and playing a role in its transformation into one of the world's top financial hubs.' - Piyush Gupta, DBS Bank CEO

FROM using a squirrel mascot to encourage saving to financing iconic structures such as Raffles City, DBS and POSB have played a key role in Singapore's transformation into a sophisticated metropolis. Indeed, the former Development Bank of Singapore was established in 1968 by the Singapore