List of Banks in Asia


  Banks in Pakistan

 Central bank

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) (Urdu: بینک دولت پاکستان) is the central bank of Pakistan. While its constitution, as originally laid down in the State Bank of Pakistan Order 1948, remained basically unchanged until January 1, 1974, when the bank was nationalized, the scope of its functions was considerably enlarged. The State Bank of Pakistan Act 1956, with subsequent amendments, forms the basis of its operations today. The headquarters are located in the financial capital of Pakistan.


 Nationalized scheduled banks
First Women Bank Limited
National Bank of Pakistan
The Bank of Punjab

 Specialized banks
Industrial Development Bank
Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank
SME Bank
Zarai Taraqiati Bank

 Private scheduled banks
Allied Bank of Pakistan, Karachi
Arif Habib Bank Limited, Karachi - (Formerly Arif Habib Rupali Bank)
Askari Bank, Rawalpindi
Atlas Bank, Karachi
Bank AL Habib, Karachi
Bank Alfalah, Karachi
BankIslami Pakistan Limited, Karachi
Barclays Bank, Karachi
Crescent Commercial Bank, Karachi
Faysal Bank, Karachi
Habib Bank, Karachi
Habib Metropolitan Bank, Karachi
JS Bank
KASB Bank, Karachi
MCB Bank Limited (formerly Muslim Commercial Bank), Islamabad
Mybank Limited, Karachi
NIB Bank, Karachi
PICIC Commercial Bank, Karachi NIB Bank Limited has acquired PICIC Group including Picic Commercial Bank Ltd.'
Royal Bank of Scotland (acquired by MCB Bank Limited)
Silk Bank formerly Saudi Pak Non-Commercial Bank, Karachi
Soneri Bank, Karachi
Union Bank, Karachi - Standard Chartered Bank has acquired Union Bank
United Bank, Karachi
Bank Of Punjab, Lahore

 Development financial institutions
Pakistan Industrial Credit and Investment Corp Limited, Karachi 'NIB Bank Limited Acquired PICIC Group, Including Picic Commercial Bank Limited'
Pak Kuwait Investment Company Limited, Karachi
Pak Libya Holding Company Limited, Karachi
Pak-Oman Investment Company Limited, Karachi
Saudi Pak Industrial and Agricultural Investment Company (Pvt) Limited, Islamabad
House Building Finance Corporation, Karachi
Investment Corporation of Pakistan, Karachi

 Investment banks
Al-Towfeek Investment Bank Limited
Asset Investment Bank Limited
Atlas Investment Bank Limited
Crescent Investment Bank Limited
Escorts Investment Bank Limited
First International Investment Bank Limited
Fidelity Investment Bank Limited
Franklin Investment Bank Limited
Islamic Investment Bank Limited
Jahangir Siddiqui Investment Bank Limited
Orix Investment Bank (Pakistan) Limited
Prudential Investment Bank Limited
Trust Investment Bank Limited

 Discount and guarantee houses
First Credit & Discount Corp Limited
Prudential Discount & Guarantee House Limited
National Discounting Services Limited
Speedway Fordmetall (Pakistan) Limited

 Housing finance companies
Asian Housing Finance Limited
Citibank Housing Finance Company Limited
House Building Finance Corporation
International Housing Finance Limited
 Venture capital companies
Pakistan Venture Capital Limited
Pakistan Emerging Ventures Limited

 Micro finance banks
The First Micro Finance Bank Limited
Khushali Bank
Karakuram Bank
Network Micro Finance Bank
Pak Oman Micro Finance Bank
Rozgar Micro Finance Bank, Karachi
Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited
Kashf Foundation Limited

 Islamic banks
Dawood Islamic Bank Limited (formerly First Dawood Islamic Bank Limited)
Dubai Islamic Bank pakistan limited
Meezan Bank
AlBaraka Islamic Bank
BankIslami Pakistan Limited
Emirates Global Islamic Bank

The State Bank of Pakistan looks into a lot of different ranges of banking to deal with the changes in economic climate and different purchasing and buying powers. Here are some of the banking areas that the state bank looks into;

State Bank’s Shariah Board Approves Essentials and Model Agreements for Islamic Modes of Financing
Procedure For Submitting Claims With Sbp In Respect of Unclaimed Deposits Surrendered By Banks/Dfis.
Banking Sector Supervision in Pakistan
Micro Finance
Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Minimum Capital Requirements for Banks
Remittance Facilities in Pakistan
Opening of Foreign Currency Accounts with Banks in Pakistan under new scheme.
Handbok of Corporate Governance
Guidelines on Risk Management
Guidelines on Commercial Paper
Guidelines on Securitization
SBP.Scheme for Agricultural Financingn, Karachi with its second headquarters in the capital, Islamabad.


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