DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. The bank has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia; and its capital position, as well as "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in Asia-Pacific. DBS has been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asian Bank of the Year 2015 by IFR Asia, “Best Asia Commercial Bank 2015” by FinanceAsia, and “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for seven consecutive years from 2009 to 2015. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. These market insights and regional connectivity have helped to drive the bank’s growth as it sets out to be the Asian bank of choice for both Corporates and Consumers.