Banker with a generous touch

24 Nov 2002, Straits Times

If you are lucky enough to have regular lunches with a bank chairman, you can count on getting his solid advice on money matters.

Tan Chin Tuan buys Grange Court for $23.4m

19 Jul 2001, Business Times

Former OCBC chairman Tan Chin Tuan and his family have bought Grange Court for $23.4 million and plan to occupy the seven apartments and penthouse in the freehold block.

Solid as a rock: TCT had a granite vision for his bank’s flagship

17 Feb 2001, Straits Times

Magnificent Obsession, starring Rock Hudson, was a 1954 Hollywood movie whose title also happened to be how former OCBC chairman Tan Chin Tuan described his passion to build his bank’s flagship, the OCBC Centre.

Openness to talent ‘helped OCBC rise’

23 Dec 2000, Straits Times

OCBC Bank’s readiness to bring in top-calibre people with no links to the bank or its major shareholders was a key to its success, Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan said yesterday.

Clerk who went on to head OCBC

22 Dec 2000, Straits Times

The story of the home-grown bank and its former chairman and managing director, Mr Tan Chin Tuan, is told in a new book that goes behind the scenes.