List of Banks in Hong Kong


Hong Kong maintains a three-tier system of deposit-taking institutions, licensed banks, restricted-licence banks and deposit-taking companies. They are collectively known as authorised institutions by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, which is responsible for regulations.

Hong Kong is the financial centre of East Asia. It has one of the highest concentrations of banking institutions in the world. 71 of the largest 100 banks in the world have an operation in Hong Kong. At the end of September 2004, there were 133 licensed banks, 42 restricted-licence banks and 36 deposit-taking companies in business, giving a total of 211 authorised institutions, with 1295 local branches. 186 of these 211 authorised institutions are beneficially owned by interests from 31 countries. In addition, there are 85 local representative offices of overseas banks in Hong Kong.

Licensed banks
Licensed banks may operate current and savings accounts, and accept deposits of any size and maturity from the public and pay or collect cheques drawn by or paid in by customers.

Licensed banks incorporated in Hong Kong
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited People's Republic of China
Bank of East Asia, Limited (The) Hong Kong
China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited People's Republic of China
Chiyu Banking Corporation Limited People's Republic of China
Chong Hing Bank Limited Hong Kong
Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited United States
CITIC Ka Wah Bank Limited People's Republic of China
Dah Sing Bank Limited Hong Kong
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited Singapore
Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) Limited Republic of China
Hang Seng Bank Ltd. Hong Kong
Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (The) United Kingdom
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited People's Republic of China
MEVAS Bank Limited Hong Kong
Nanyang Commercial Bank, Limited People's Republic of China
Public Bank (Hong Kong) Limited Malaysia
Shanghai Commercial Bank Ltd. Hong Kong
Standard Bank Asia Limited South Africa
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited United Kingdom
Tai Sang Bank Ltd. Hong Kong
Tai Yau Bank Ltd. Hong Kong
Wing Hang Bank Ltd. Hong Kong
Wing Lung Bank Limited People's Republic of China


Major banks

Bank of China (Hong Kong)
Hang Seng Bank
Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Standard Chartered Bank
Bank of East Asia

 Defunct or merged banks
Bank of Canton
First Pacific Bank
Fortis Bank Asia HK
Generale Belgian Bank
Hong Nin Savings Bank
Kwong On Bank
The National Commercial Bank Limited
Wing On Bank

Licensed banks incorporated outside Hong Kong
Mainland China People's Republic of China
Agricultural Bank of China
Bank of China Limited
Bank of Communications
China Construction Bank Corporation
China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd.
Chinatrust Commercial Bank, Ltd.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (The)
International Commercial Bank of China Co., Ltd. (The)

Europe European Union
Baden-Württembergische Bank Aktiengesellschaft Germany
Banca di Roma, Societa' Per Azioni Italy
Banca Intesa S.P.A., also known as: Intesa S.P.A. Italy
Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di SienaS.P.A. Italy
Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.P.A. Italy
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. Spain
Barclays Bank Plc United Kingdom
Commerzbank Germany
Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank Aktiengesellschaft Germany
Bayerische Landesbank Germany
BNP Paribas France
BNP Paribas Private Bank France
Calyon France
ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Netherlands
HSBC Bank International Limited United Kingdom
HSBC Bank plc United Kingdom
HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA Switzerland/ United Kingdom
Rabobank (Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen - Boerenleenbank B.A.) Netherlands
Coutts Bank Von Ernst AG, also known as: Coutts Bank Von Ernst SA, Coutts Bank Von Ernst Ltd Germany
Crédit Lyonnais France
Credit Suisse Switzerland
EFG Private Bank SA Switzerland
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Germany
DZ Bank AG (Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank), Frankfurt Am Main Germany
Equitable Pci Bank, Inc.
Erste Bank Der Oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG
Fortis Bank Belgium Netherlands
Governor and Company of The Bank of Scotland (The) Scotland
HSH Nordbank AG Germany
Royal Bank of Scotland plc (The) Scotland
Sanpaolo Imi S.P.A. Italy
Société Générale France
Standard Chartered Bank United Kingdom
ING Bank N.V. Netherlands
KBC Bank N.V. Belgium
UBS AG, also known as: UBS SA, UBS Ltd Switzerland
Unicredito Italiano Societa' Per Azioni Italy
United Commercial Bank United States
Westlb AG Germany
Woori Bank South Korea
Natexis Banques Populaires
Svenska Handelsbanken Ab (Publ) {SWE}}
[edit] Canada Canada
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia (The)
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Toronto-Dominion Bank
Royal Bank of Canada
National Bank
[edit] United States United States
Bank of New York (The)
Bank of America, National Association
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
Citibank, N.A.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association
State Street Bank and Trust Company
First Commercial Bank, Ltd.
Fleet National Bank
HSBC Bank USA, National Association

Australia Australia
Westpac Banking Corporation
National Australia Bank, Limited
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited


Japanese Banks Japan
Chiba Bank, Ltd. (The)
Shiga Bank Limited (The)
Shinkin Central Bank
Shizuoka Bank, Ltd.
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (The)
Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Iyo Bank, Ltd. (The)
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.(The)
Hachijuni Bank, Ltd. (The)
Chugoku Bank, Ltd. (The)

 Singapore Banks Singapore
DBS Bank Ltd.
United Overseas Bank Ltd.
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd.

Taiwanese Banks Republic of China
Industrial Bank of Taiwan
Chinatrust Commercial Bank
International Bank of Taipei
Bank of Taiwan
Cathay United Bank Company, Limited
Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.
Taishin International Bank Co., Ltd
E.Sun Commercial Bank, Ltd.
Hua Nan Commercial Bank, Ltd.
Taiwan Business Bank
Bank Sinopac
Chang Hwa Commercial Bank, Ltd.

Malaysian Banks Malaysia
Public Bank Berhad
Hong Leong Bank

Indian Banks India
UCO Bank
Bank of India
State Bank of India
Indian Overseas Bank
Punjab National Bank
Allahabad Bank
Union Bank of India
Canara Bank
Axis Bank
Corporation Bank
Bank of Baroda

Other Banks
Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited Thailand
Bank Melli Iran Iran
National Bank of Pakistan Pakistan
Korea Exchange Bank South Korea
Philippine National Bank Philippines
Pt. Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. Indonesia
Hana Bank South Korea

Restricted license banks
Restricted licence banks are principally engaged in merchant banking and capital market activities. They may take deposits of any maturity of HK$500,000 and above.

 Restricted license banks incorporated in Hong Kong
AIG Finance (Hong Kong) Limited
Allied Banking Corporation (Hong Kong) Limited
Bank of America Securities Asia Limited
Bank of Baroda (Hong Kong) Limited
Bank of China International Limited
Canadian Eastern Finance Limited
Citicorp Commercial Finance (H.K.) Limited
Citicorp International Limited
GE Capital (Hong Kong) Limited
Hang Seng Finance Limited
Indover Bank (Asia) Limited
Industrial And Commercial International Capital Ltd.
J. P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited
KDB Asia Limited
Kookmin Bank Hong Kong Limited
Mitsubishi Securities (HK), Limited
Mizuho Corporate Asia (HK) Limited
N.M. Rothschild & Sons (Hong Kong) Limited
Orix Asia Limited
Pacific Finance (Hong Kong) Limited
Quam Limited
Scotiabank (Hong Kong) Limited
Shinhan Finance Limited
Société Générale Asia Limited
UBAF (Hong Kong) Limited
Chartered Bank Limited
[edit] Restricted license banks incorporated outside Hong Kong
Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited
Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Berhad
Dexia Banque Internationale À Luxembourg
Hypo Real Estate Bank International
Industrial Bank of Korea
Kasikornbank Public Company Limited
Lloyds TSB Bank Plc
Mashreq Bank - Public Shareholding Company, also known as: Mashreqbank Psc
Nedbank Limited
Pt. Bank Mandiri (Persero) TBK
Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Ltd. (The)
TMB Bank Public Company Limited
Union Bank of California, N.A.
Wachovia Bank, National Association
[edit] Deposit-taking companies
Deposit-taking companies are mostly owned by, or associated with, banks. These companies engage in specialised activities such as consumer finance and securities business. They may take deposits of HK$100,000 or above with an original term of maturity of at least three months.

 Deposit-taking companies incorporated in Hong Kong
Argo Enterprises Co. Ltd.
BCOM Finance (Hong Kong) Limited
BII Finance Company Limited
BPI International Finance Limited
C.F. Finance Co. Ltd.
Chau's Brothers Finance Company Limited
Chohung Finance Limited
Commonwealth Finance Corporation Limited
Corporate Finance (D.T.C.) Limited
Delta Asia Credit Limited
Edward Wong Credit Limited
First Metro Int'l Investment Company Limited
Gunma Finance (Hong Kong) Limited
Habib Finance International Limited
Hachijuni Asia Limited
HBZ Finance Limited
Henderson International Finance Limited
HKCB Finance Limited
Hung Kai Finance Co. Ltd.
IBA Credit Limited
Inchroy Credit Corporation Ltd.
Indo Hong Kong International Finance Ltd.
Kexim Asia Limited
Korea First Finance Ltd.
Liu Chong Hing Finance Ltd.
Michinoku Finance (Hong Kong) Limited
Octopus Cards Limited
Orient First Capital Limited
Primecredit Limited
Public Finance Co., Ltd.
Shacom Finance Ltd.
Sumitomo Trust Finance (H.K.) Limited (The)
Vietnam Finance Company Limited
Wing Hang Finance Co. Ltd.
Wing Lung Finance Ltd.

Local representative offices in Hong Kong
Overseas banks may establish local representative offices in Hong Kong. They are not allowed to engage in any banking business and its role is confined mainly to liaison work between the bank and its customers in Hong Kong.

AIG Private Bank Ltd.
Antwerpse Diamantbank NV, also known as: Antwerp diamond Bank Nv
Arab Bank Plc
Banca Antoniana-Popolare Veneta S.C.A R.L.
Banca del Gottardo
Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna Soc.Coop. A R.L.
Banca Popolare di Ancona Societa' per Azioni
Banca Popolare di Bergamo S.P.A.
Banca Popolare di Novara – Società per Azioni
Banca Popolare di Sondrio Soc. Coop. A R.L.
Banca Popolare di Vicenza Soc. Coop. A R.L.
Banco do Brasil S.A.
Banco Popolare di Verona E Novara S.C.R.L.
Banco Popular Español, S.A.
Banco Santander, S.A.
Bank Für Arbeit und Wirtschaft Aktiengesellschaft
Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M.
Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd. (The)
Bank of Kyoto, Ltd. (The)
Bank of New York – Inter Maritime Bank, Geneva
Bank of Yokohama Ltd. (The)
Banque Cantonale Vaudoise
Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild S.A.
Cariprato - Cassa di Risparmio di Prato S.P.A.
Cathay Bank
China Development Bank Co., Ltd.
China Everbright Bank
China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited
Chinese Bank (The)
Clariden Bank
Clearstream Banking
Credit Industriel et Commercial
Credito Bergamasco S.P.A.
D.A.H. Hambros Bank (Channel Islands) Limited
Depfa Investment Bank Limited
DVB Bank N.V.
EFG Private Bank Limited
Euroclear Bank
Far Eastern International Bank
Fiduciary Trust Company International
Fuhwa Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Development Bank Co., Ltd.
Habib Bank A.G. Zurich
HSBC Bank Australia Limited
HSBC Bank Canada
HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt (International) S.A.
Investec Bank Limited
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Juroku Bank, Ltd. (The)
Kagoshima Bank Ltd. (The)
Korea Development Bank (The)
Kredietbank S.A. Luxembourgeoise
Land Bank of Taiwan
LGT Bank in Liechtenstein AG, also known as: LGT Bank in Liechtenstein Ltd., LGT Banque de Liechtenstein S.A., LGT Banca di Liechtenstein S.A.
Lloyds TSB offshore Limited
Merrill Lynch Bank (Suisse) S.A
Merrill Lynch International Bank Limited
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
Nanto Bank, Ltd. (The)
National Bank of Canada
Norinchukin Bank (The)
Nishi-Nippon City Bank, Ltd. (The)
Oita Bank, Limited (The)
Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank, Ltd. (The)
P.T. Bank Central Asia
P.T. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero)
Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG
Resona Bank, Limited
Rothschild Bank AG
Schroder & Co Bank AG, also Known As: Schroder & Co Banque SA, Schroder & Co Banca SA, Schroder & Co Bank Ltd, Schroder & Co Banco SA
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co. Ltd.
Shenzhen Development Bank Limited
Shoko Chukin Bank (The)
Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd. (The)
Standard Chartered (Jersey) Limited
Taiwan Cooperative Bank
UFJ Bank (Schweiz) AG, also known as: UFJ Bank (Switzerland) Ltd., UFJ Banque (Suisse) SA, UFJ Banca (Svizzera) SA
Union Bank of Taiwan
Veneto Banca S.C.A.R.L.
Yamaguchi Bank, Ltd. (The)
Yamanashi Chuo Bank, Ltd.

 Approved money brokers in Hong Kong
Associated Capital Limited
Currenex, Inc.
EBS Service Company Limited
FX Alliance, LLC
GFI (HK) Brokers Limited
ICAP (Hong Kong) Limited
iMarkets Limited
Korea Money Brokerage Corporation
Reuters Transaction Services Limited
SMBC Capital Markets Limited
Tradition (Asia) Limited

 Defunct, renamed or acquired banks
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Asia Commercial Bank
Bank of America (Asia)
Bank of Canton
Bank of China Group
Bank of Credit and Commerce International (Hong Kong) Limited
Belgian Bank
Canton Trust Bank
Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China (The)
Chase Manhattan Bank, Hong Kong branch
China & South Sea Bank Limited (The)
China State Bank Limited (The)
Chekiang First Bank
D.A.H. Private Bank Limited
Daiwa Bank, Hong Kong branch
Dao Heng Bank Limited
DBS Kwong On Bank
Far East Bank
First Pacific Bank
Flemings Investment Banking, Hong Kong branch
Fortis Bank Asia HK
Hang Lung Bank
Hongkong Chinese Bank (The)
Hongkong Industrial and Commercial Bank Limited
Hong Nin Savings Bank
Hua Chiao Commercial Bank Limited
International Bank of Asia Limited
Jian Sing Bank Limited
Kincheng Banking Corporation
Kwangtung Provincial Bank (The)
Kwong On Bank
Mercantile Bank of India, London and China, Hong Kong branch
Mingde Bank
National Bank of China (The)
National Commercial Bank Limited (The)
National Industrial Bank of China
Overseas Trust Bank Limited
Oriental Bank Corporation (The), Hong Kong branch
Po Sang Bank
Sin Hua Bank Limited
Sun Hung Kai Bank Limited
Union Bank of Hong Kong Limited
United Chinese Bank
Wing On Bank
Yien Yieh Commercial Bank


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