List of Banks in Bangladesh


The commercial banking system dominates Bangladesh's financial sector. Bangladesh Bank is the Central Bank of Bangladesh and the chief regulatory authority in the sector. The banking system is composed of four state-owned commercial banks, five specialized development banks, thirty private commercial Banks and nine foreign commercial banks. The Nobel-prize winning Grameen Bank is a specialized micro-finance institution, which revolutionized the concept of micro-credit and contributed greatly towards poverty reduction and the empowerment of women in Bangladesh.


Central Bank
Bangladesh Bank
Pursuant to Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972 the Government of Bangladesh reorganized the Dhaka branch of the State Bank of Pakistan as the central bank of the country, and named it Bangladesh Bank with retrospective effect from 16 December 1971.


State-owned Commercial Banks
The banking system of Bangladesh is dominated by the 4 Nationalized Commercial Banks , which together controlled more than 54% of deposits and operated 3388 branches (54% of the total) as of December 31, 2004. The nationalized commercial banks are:

Specialised Bank of Bangladesh:

Karmosangesthan Bank
Bangladesh Krishi Bank
Sonali Bank
Janata Bank
Agrani Bank
Rupali Bank


Private Commercial Banks
Private banks are the highest growth sector due to the dismal performances of government banks (above). They tend to offer better service and products.

AB Bank Ltd
BRAC Bank Limited
Eastern Bank Limited
Dutch Bangla Bank Limited
Dhaka Bank Limited
Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd
Pubali Bank Limited
Uttara Bank Limited
IFIC Bank Limited
National Bank Limited
The City Bank Limited
United Commercial Bank Limited
NCC Bank Limited
Prime Bank Limited
SouthEast Bank Limited
Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited
Social Islami Bank Limited
Standard Bank Limited
One Bank Limited
Exim Bank Limited
Mercantile Bank Limited
Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited
Mutual Trust Bank Limited
First Security Islami Bank Limited
The Premier Bank Limited
Bank Asia Limited
Trust Bank Limited
Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited
Jamuna Bank Limited
ICB Islami Bank
Moon Bank Limited
United Bank Limited

Foreign Commercial Banks
Citibank na
Standard Chartered Bank
Commercial Bank of Ceylon
State Bank of India
Habib Bank
National Bank of Pakistan
Wo Bank
Bank Alfalah


Specialized Development Banks
Out of the specialized banks, two (Bangladesh Krishi Bank and Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank) were created to meet the credit needs of the agricultural sector while the other two ( Bangladesh Shilpa Bank (BSB) & Bangladesh Shilpa Rin Sangtha (BSRS) are for extending term loans to the industrial sector. The Specialized banks are:

Grameen Bank
Bangladesh Krishi Bank
Bangladesh Development Bank Ltd
Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank
Basic Bank Ltd (Bank of Small Industries and Commerce)
Bangladesh Somobay Bank Limited(Cooperative Bank)
Ansar VDP Unnyan Bank



Al Baraka Bangladesh - The aim of our banking mission is based on offering the best distinguished and developed services to the clients, which contribute in increasing their investments 

Grameen Bank - Grameen Bank (GB) has reversed conventional banking practice by removing the need for collateral and created a banking system based on mutual trust, accountability, participation and creativity.

HSBC The Group, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations, had its beginnings in Asia more than 130 years ago. HSBC's international network comprises around 9,500 offices in 85 countries and territories in Europe the AsiaPacific region,the Americas the Middle East and Africa

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited -Private commercial bank based on Islamic Shariah.


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