KEB Hana Bank the Only Official Supporter from Financial Sector for Winter Olympics
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KEB Hana Bank the Only Official Supporter from Financial Sector for Winter Olympics
The bank to handle all bank accounts of the Organizing Committee of Winter sports events, receipts of ticket sales, deposits of foreign athletes, officials and foreign spectators

23(Fri), Feb, 2018

KEB Hana Bank President Ham Young-joo and POCOG President Lee Hee-beom hold a copy of a deal on the official bank partner of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games after they signed it at the bank’s headquarters in Myeongdong, downtown Seoul, last April 18.(Photo: KEB Hana Bank)

KEB Hana Bank going in full blast to provide the support to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics to be a huge success  as the only official supporter from the financial sector in the country One of the only four nationwide commercial banks in the country to have won the designation, the bank has been unfurling all kinds of activities related to making  the PyeongChang Winter Global Sports Events  a great success since it won the designation as the official supporter for the global sport events in April last year.

The commercial bank introduced a number of its products and services connected to the international sport events and holding marketing events around the country to publicize its being a fresh partner for the global winter sports events.

An official of the bank said the bank has been dong its full to play up the PyeongChang sports events as a true supporter for the events by extending its full support to the events and publicizing them.

KEB Hana Bank will take care of the Organizing Committee of PyeongChang Winter Olympics bank accounts for its funds including its receipts from the sale of tickets and other earnings, the accounts of the members of the committee, foreign athletes and spectators for deposits and withdrawals, and foreign exchange transactions, among others, through their accounts.

As the official supporter, the bank won the rights to use the emblem of the global sports events, the use of its designation as an official supporter, and the rights to hold various marketing events. In September, last year, the bank won the rights to receive the payments for the coins and currencies to be issued in commemoration of the global Winter sports events in PyeongChang.

President Ham Young-joo said he was so glad the bank has been named as an official supporter for the Winter Olympics being held for the first time in Korea. We have no choice but to provide the best  segregated comprehensive banking services we know how.

KEB Hana Bank has been chosen as the official banking partner for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

On April 18, the bank signed an agreement at its offices in Seoul with the PyeongChang organizing committee to serve as the Olympic Games’ official commercial bank sponsor. During the signing ceremony, the bank also made a donation to promising ski jumpers.

As the main banking partner, the bank will handle funds needed to run the Winter Olympic Games, as well as ticket sales. It will set up branches and ATMs across the Olympic venues to serve athletes, officials and visitors with their banking needs.

“As a global financial institution, KEB Hana Bank has been part of historic moments in Korean sports,” said Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo Dong-hoon. “It has served as the equivalent of the Medici family across the Korean sporting world as it funded the national soccer team since 1998, and, as a result, contributed to the team reaching the semifinals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup,” Yoo said.

“The bank’s involvement in these upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games not only raises awareness of the role it has played over the years, but also serves as a significant stepping stone in the development of the nation’s winter sports and in the expansion of its popularity, for sure."

It’s such an honor to be part of the Olympic Games, the world's most important global winter sporting event, as an official bank sponsor,” said KEB Hana Bank President Ham Young-joo. “Our financial organization will spare no expense in serving our customers and clients from around the world with their differentiated financial needs,” he said. 

KEB Hana Bank outlets are installed at Olympic sports venues as the bank is the official bank to manage operation funds during PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

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