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Hokkoku Bank

Hokkoku Bank
Native name
Traded as TYO: 8363
Industry Financial services
Founded December 18, 1943 (1943-12-18)
Headquarters Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Number of locations
123 (119 in the Hokuriku region)
Area served
Hokuriku region
Key people
Tateki Ataka (president)
Products Banking
AUM 3.2 trillion yen (approximately US$34.411 billion) (2010)
Number of employees
2,023 (2010)

Hokkoku Bank (株式会社北國銀行 Kabushiki Kaisha Hokkoku Ginkō) is a Japanese bank headquartered in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan. The term “Hokkoku” refers to the larger region in Japan that is more commonly known as Hokuriku, and that encompasses Fukui and Toyama prefectures as well as Ishikawa prefecture. While Hokkoku Bank is focused in Ishikawa prefecture, it has offices in the other two prefectures in the Hokuriku region, as well as offices in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagoya, and representative offices in Shanghai and Singapore.


  • History 1
  • Foreign exchange offices 2
  • Representative offices 3
  • External links 4


The Hokkoku Bank was established on December 18, 1943 from merger with three other regional banks from Ishikawa prefecture. The bank started handling foreign exchange in 1961.

As of March 2010, the bank had a credit rating of A+(JCR), A-(S&P), had risk based capital adequacy ratio of 14.40% (consolidated basis) and a non-performing loan ratio of: 3.91%.

Foreign exchange offices

  • Ishikawa prefecture: Kanazawa head office, Komatsu, Daishoji, Nanao, Toiyamachi, Matto, Korinbo, Kanazawa-chuo, Yamanaka
  • Toyama prefecture: Takaoka,Toyama
  • Fukui prefecture: Fukui
  • Major urban centers: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kyoto

Representative offices

  • Shanghai
  • Singapore

External links

  • Hokkoku Bank official site
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