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AB Bank AB Bank Limited, the first private sector bank under Joint Venture with Dubai Bank Limited, UAE incorporated in Bangladesh on 31st December 1981 and started its operation with effect from April 12, 1982.
Dubai Bank Limited (name subsequently changed to Union Bank of the Middleast Limited) decided to off-load their investment in AB Bank Limited with a view to concentrate their activities in the UAE in early part of 1987 and in terms of Articles 23A and 23B of the Articles of Association of the Company and with the necessary approval of the relevant authorities, the shares held by them in the Bank were sold and transferred to Group "A" Shareholders, i.e. Bangladeshi Sponsor Shareholders.
Agrani Bank Agrani Bank a nationalised commercial bank (NCB) of Bangladesh established on 26 March 1972 under the Bangladesh Banks (Nationalisation) Order 1972 by taking over two abandoned Pakistani banks - Habib Bank and Commerce Bank. With its head office in dhaka, the bank started its operational activities with an authorised capital of Tk .30 million and paid up capital of Tk 10 million. The paid up capital has increased to Tk 30 million in December 1973. In 1999-2000, the bank's authorised and paid up capital were Tk. 8 billion and 2.5 billion respectively.
Arab Bangladesh Bank Limited Arab Bangladesh Bank Limited (ABBL) a joint collaboration bank with Dubai Bank Limited. It was formed in Dhaka on 31 December 1981. It started banking operations on 12 April 1982 as a scheduled private sector commercial bank. Initially the authorised capital of the bank was Tk 200 million divided into 2 million shares of Tk 100 each. The issued and paid up capital was Tk 80 million. The authorised capital of the bank has later been enhanced to Tk 800 million. The paid up capital was also enhanced at different times of its operation and stood at Tk 409.94 million in December 2000. ABBL is the first Arabian-Bangladeshi joint venture private commercial bank in Bangladesh and was formed with the assistance and support of the Dubai-based Galadari family, a group active in international trade, finance and industry.
Asian Development Bank The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank established in 1966 to promote economic and social development in Asian and Pacific countries through loans and technical assistance. It is a multilateral development financial institution owned by 67 members, 48 from the region and 19 from other parts of the globe. ADB's vision is a region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their citizens.
The work of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is aimed at improving the welfare of the people in Asia and the Pacific, particularly the 1.9 billion who live on less than $2 a day. Despite many success stories, Asia and the Pacific remains home to two thirds of the world's poor.
The bank was conceived with the vision of creating a financial institution that would be "Asian in character" to foster growth and cooperation in a region that back then was one of the world's poorest. ADB raises funds through bond issues on the world's capital markets, while also utilizing its members' contributions and earnings from lending. These sources account for almost three quarters of its lending operations.
Although recent economic growth in many member countries have led to a change in emphasis to some degree, throughout most of its history the bank has operated on a project basis, specifically in the areas of infrastructure investment, agricultural development and loans to basic industries in member countries. Although by definition the bank is a lender to governments and government entities, it also provides direct assistance to private enterprises and has also participated as a liquidity enhancer and best practice enabler in the private sectors of regional member countries.
The primary human capital asset of the bank is its staff of professionals, encompassing academic and/or practical experts in the areas of agriculture, civil engineering, economics, environment, health, public policy and finance. Professional staff are drawn from its member countries and given various incentives to relocate to Manila.
It is conceivable that once all of Asia-Pacific reaches a certain level of living standard the bank will be wound down or reconfigured to operate as a commercial enterprise.
Bangladesh Bank Bangladesh Bank is the Central bank of Bangladesh.
After the liberation war, and the eventual independence of Bangladesh, 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. This reorganization was done pursuant to Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972, and the Bangladesh Bank came into existence with retrospective effect from 16th December, 1971.
Bangladesh Commerce Bank Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd incorporated in Bangladesh on 1 June 1998 as a banking company, it started banking operations on 16 September 1999 with an authorised and paid up capital of Tk 2,000 million and Tk 920 million respectively. The share of the government of Bangladesh in the bank's paid up capital is Tk 300 million while depositors of the former Bangladesh Commerce and Investment Limited (BCIL) contributed Tk 520 million. The balance of Tk 100 million is to be subscribed by banks and financial institutions under guidance and supervision by bangladesh bank.
Bangladesh Krishi Bank Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) established in 1973 as a specialised government bank for agricultural development under the Bangladesh Krishi Bank Order (P O No. 27 of 1973). It is the successor to the former Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan which was established in 1961 through merging the Agricultural Development Finance Corporation (established 1952) and the Agricultural Bank of Pakistan (established 1957) into one institution. Initially, the authorised capital of the bank was Tk 500 million and its paid up capital was Tk 370 million, subscribed fully by the government. Later, in view of the increased volume of banking activities and business, the authorised and paid up capital of the bank were raised to Tk 2 billion and Tk 1 billion respectively.
Bangladesh Shilpa Bank Bangladesh Shilpa Bank (BSB) established under the Bangladesh Shilpa Bank Order 1972 (Presidential Order No. 129 of 1972) on 31 October 1972, to provide credit facilities and equity support to industrial enterprises in Bangladesh. It is the prime development financing institution (DFI) in the country for extending financial assistance for industrialisation. Initially, the authorised capital of the bank was Tk 1,000 million in 1972 and the paid up capital was then Tk 750 million, which was subscribed by the government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Later, the authorised and paid up capital was enhanced. In 2000, the authorised capital was Tk 2,000 million divided into 2 million shares of Tk 1,000 each. Tk 1,320 million (66%) was subscribed and paid up by the government while the rest were left for subscription by Bangladeshi nationals or by financial institutions at home and abroad.
Bangladesh Shilpa Rin Sangstha To be recognized and accepted as a leading specialized Bank in Bangladesh.
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141-143, Motijheel C/A , Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tel : 9565046-47, 9553546
Fax : 880-2-9567057
Bank Alfalah Bank Alfalah Limited is a private bank in Pakistan owned by the Abu Dhabi Group. Bank Alfalah was incorporated on June 21, 1997 as a public limited company under the Companies Ordinance 1984. Its banking operations commenced from November 1, 1997. The bank is engaged in commercial banking and related services as defined in the Banking companies ordinance, 1962.
BASIC Bank BASIC Bank Limited (Bangladesh Small Industries and Commerce Bank Limited) registered under the Companies Act 1913 on the 2nd of August, 1988, started its operations from the 21st of January ,1989. It is governed by the Banking Companies Act 1991. The Bank was established as the policy makers of the country felt the urgency for a bank in the private sector for financing small scale Industries (SSIs). At the outset, the Bank started as a joint venture enterprise of the BCC Foundation with 70 percent shares and the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) with the remaining 30 percent shares. The BCC Foundation being nonfunctional following the closure of the BCCI, the Government of Bangladesh took over 100 percent ownership of the bank on 4th June 1992. Thus the Bank is state-owned. However, the Bank is not nationalized; it operates like a private bank as before.

BASIC Bank Limited is unique in its objectives. It is a blend of development and commercial banks. The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Bank stipulate that 50 percent of loanable funds shall be invested in small and cottage industries sector.
Brac Bank BRAC Bank Limited, with institutional shareholdings by BRAC, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Shorecap International, has been the fastest growing Bank in 2004 and 2005. The Bank operates under a "double bottom line" agenda where profit and social responsibility go hand in hand as it strives towards a poverty-free, enlightened Bangladesh.
A fully operational Commercial Bank, BRAC Bank focuses on pursuing unexplored market niches in the Small and Medium Enterprise Business, which hitherto has remained largely untapped within the country. In the last five years of operation, the Bank has disbursed over BDT 1500 crore in loans to nearly 50,000 small and medium entrepreneurs. The management of the Bank believes that this sector of the economy can contribute the most to the rapid generation of employment in Bangladesh. Since inception in July 2001, the Bank's footprint has grown to 22 branches, 350 SME unit offices and 19 ATM sites across the country, and the customer base has expanded to 200,000 deposit and 45,000 advance accounts through 2006. In the years ahead BRAC Bank expects to introduce many more services and products as well as add a wider network of SME unit offices, Retail Branches and ATMs across the country.
CitiBank Citibank N A a foreign private bank in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh branch commenced its banking operations on 24 June 1995 after obtaining license from bangladesh bank in January 1995. Before starting full-fledged banking activity through the branch at dhaka, it established a foreign representative office here in 1987. The present branch of the bank is the upgraded and transformed shape of the representative office. Citi Group Inc., a merger of Citicorp Inc. and Travelers Group Inc. formed on 8 October 1998, is a bank holding company under the laws of United States of America. It is the sole shareholder of Citibank N A and its head office in New York governs the businesses of its Bangladesh branch. The bank commenced business in Bangladesh with a paid up capital of Tk 204 million and total assets of Tk 809 million.
Citigroup Citigroup Inc., operating as Citi, is a major American financial services company based in New York City, formed from the merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group on April 7, 1998. The company employs approximately 358,000 staff around the world, and holds over 200 million customer accounts in more than 100 countries. It is the world's largest bank by revenues as of 2008. It is a primary dealer in US Treasury securities and its stock has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since March 17, 1997. Its single largest shareholder is Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, who has a 4.4% stake.
On December 11, 2007, Vikram Pandit was named Citigroup's CEO, while Sir Win Bischoff was named chairman. Charles Prince, the Chairman and CEO, had resigned on November 4, 2007. Between that time, Bischoff had served as interim CEO while Robert Rubin was chairman of the board.
Commercial Bank of Ceylon The Commercial Bank of Ceylon is one of the leading commercial banks in Sri Lanka with over 150 branches and more than 300 ATM's.
Dhaka Bank Bangladesh economy has been experiencing a rapid growth since the '90s. Industrial and agricultural development, international trade, inflow of expatriate Bangladeshi workers' remittance, local and foreign investments in construction, communication, power, food processing and service enterprises ushered in an era of economic activities. Urbanization and lifestyle changes concurrent with the economic development created a demand for banking products and services to support the new initiatives as well as to channelize consumer investments in a profitable manner. A group of highly acclaimed businessmen of the country grouped together to responded to this need and established Dhaka Bank Limited in the year 1995.
The Bank was incorporated as a public limited company under the Companies Act. 1994. The Bank started its commercial operation on July 05, 1995 with an authorized capital of Tk. 1,000 million and paid up capital of Tk. 100 million. The paid up capital of the Bank stood at Tk 1,547,402,300 as on December 31, 2007. The total equity (capital and reserves) of the Bank as on December 31, 2007 stood at Tk 3,125,688,713.
The Bank has 41 branches and 1 Business Center including 2 Offshore Banking Units across the country and a wide network of correspondents all over the world. The Bank has plans to open more branches in the current fiscal year to expand the network.
The Bank offers the full range of banking and investment services for personal and corporate customers, backed by the latest technology and a team of highly motivated officers and staff.
In our effort to provide Excellence in Banking services, the Bank has launched Online Banking service, joined a countrywide shared ATM network and has introduced a co-branded credit card. A process is also underway to provide e-business facility to the bank's clientele through Online and Home banking solutions.
Dhaka Bank Ltd. is the preferred choice in banking for friendly and personalized services, cutting edge technology, tailored solutions for business needs, global reach in trade and commerce and high yield on investments.
Dutch Bangla Bank Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited (the Bank, DBBL) is a scheduled joint venture commercial bank between local Bangladeshi parties spearheaded by M Sahabuddin Ahmed (Founder & Chairman) and the Dutch company FMO. It is the largest bank in Bangladesh by market capital. DBBL was established under the Bank Companies Act 1991 and incorporated as a public limited company under the Companies Act 1994 in Bangladesh with the primary objective to carry on all kinds of banking business in Bangladesh. The Bank is listed with the Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited and Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited.
DBBL commenced formal operation from June 3, 1996. The head office of the Bank is located at Sena Kalyan Bhaban (4th floor),195, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Bank commenced its banking business with one branch on 4 July 1996.
The bank is often colloquially referred to as "DBBL", "Dutch Bangla" and "Dutch Bangla Bank".
Eastern Bank Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) is one of the modern, fully online and technologically superior private commercial Banks in Bangladesh. Eastern Bank markets a wide range of depository, loan & card products. These products include different types of Savings & Current Accounts, Personal Loans, Auto Loan, Debit Card, Pre-paid Cards, Internet Banking, Treasury, Syndication, Corporate Banking and SME Banking services through a network of branches & centers countrywide. Eastern Bank has its presence in major cities/towns of the country including Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Khulna and Rajshahi. Tracing its origin back to 1992, EBL is serving the individual and corporate clientele alike with remarkable success offering innovative banking services since then.
Exim Bank EXIM Bank (Export Import Bank of Bangladesh Limited) incorporated on 2 June 1999 as a private sector banking company under the companies act 1994. It started operations on 3 August 1999 with an authorised capital of Tk 1 billion divided into 10 million ordinary shares of Tk 100 each. The initial paid up capital of the bank was Tk 225 million, fully subscribed by 28 sponsors. Total shareholders equity of the bank in 2000 was Tk 265.25 million comprising paid up capital Tk 225 million, statutory reserve Tk 16.05 million, other reserves Tk 23.61 million and profit for the year 2000 Tk 0.59 million. Total liabilities and shareholders equity of the bank on 31 December 2000 stood at Tk 4,301.23 million.
First Security Bank First Security Bank Limited ( FSBL) was incorporated in Bangladesh on 29 August 1999 as a banking company under Companies Act 1994 to carry on banking business. It obtained permission from Bangladesh Bank on 22 September 1999 to commence its business. The Bank carries banking activities through its Twenty (20) branches in the country. The commercial banking activities of the bank encompass a wide range of services including accepting deposits, making loans, discounting bills, conducting money transfer and foreign exchange transactions, and performing other related services such as safe keeping, collections and issuing guarantees, acceptances and letter of credit.
Grameen Bank Poverty deserves only to remain in the museums
Habib Bank Habib Bank Limited (Urdu: حَبيب بينك) commonly referred to as "HBL" and headquartered in Habib Bank Plaza, Karachi,Pakistan, is the largest bank in Pakistan. The bank has a network of 1425 branches in Pakistan and 55 branches worldwide. It has a domestic market share of over 40%. It continues to dominate the commercial banking sector with a major market share in inward foreign remittances (55%) and loans to small industries, traders and farmers. Overseas, it has operations in the following countries:
  • Afganistan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Iran, Kenya, Lebanon, Maldives, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UAE, UK & USA.
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc (LSE: HSBA, SEHK: 0005, NYSE: HBC, Euronext: HSB, BSX: 1077223879) is a public limited company incorporated in England and Wales, headquartered in London. It is the world's largest company and the world's largest banking group, as calculated based on different metrics by the annual Forbes list of the world's largest firms published on April 2, 2008. In February 2008, HSBC was named the world's most valuable banking brand by The Banker magazine.
HSBC Holdings was established in 1991 to become the parent company to The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in preparation for its purchase of the Midland Bank in Britain and in change of domicile for the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong. The former was established virtually simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 1865 to finance the growing trade between China and Europe by Scotsman Thomas Sutherland, who wanted a bank operating on "sound Scottish banking principles". Its heritage in East Asia means it is a British institution with an extensive international pedigree.
HSBC is well-known in banking circles for its diversified and risk-averse approach in its business operations (to the extent that, for instance, Europe contributes around one-third of its 2007 earnings and commercial banking 30%).
IFIC Bank International Finance Investment and Commerce Bank Limited (IFIC Bank) is a banking company incorporated in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh with limited liability. It was set up at the instance of the Government in 1976 as a joint venture between the Government of Bangladesh and sponsors in the private sector with the objective of working as a finance company within the country and setting up joint venture banks/financial institutions abroad. The Government held 49 per cent shares and the rest 51 per cent were held by the sponsors and general public. In 1983 when the Government allowed banks in the private sector, IFIC was converted into a full-fledged commercial bank. The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh now holds 35% of the share capital of the Bank. Leading industrialists of the country having vast experience in the field of trade and commerce own 34% of the share capital and the rest is held by the general public.
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited Islami Shariah Based Bank
Jamuna Bank Jamuna Bank Limited tegutsemiskoht Bangladesh.
Jamuna Bank Limited operates in Bangladesh.
Janata Bank Janata Bank a nationalised commercial bank established under the Bangladesh Banks (Nationalisation) Order 1972. The bank was created by taking over the branches of two abandoned Pakistani banks-the United Bank and Union Bank, which functioned in East Pakistan. With its head office at dhaka, the bank started its operations with an initial authorised capital of Tk 50 million and paid up capital of Tk 10.5 million. The authorised capital was raised to Tk 30 million in 1973. Since then the authorised and paid up capital remained unchanged till December 1983. Later, both were increased from time to time and their amounts stood at Tk 8 billion and Tk 2.594 billion respectively on 31 December 2000. The reserve funds of the bank on that date were Tk 367 million.
Mercantile Bank Mercantile Bank Limited a scheduled commercial bank in the private sector incorporated in Bangladesh under the Banking Companies Act 1991. The bank was established by 30 sponsors and it started its operations on 2 June 1999 with an authorised capital of Tk 800 million divided into 8 million ordinary shares of Tk 100 each. On 31 December 2001, its paid up capital was Tk 596.5 million.
Mutual Trust Bank The Company was incorporated on September 29, 1999 under the Companies Act 1994 as a Public Company Limited by Shares for carrying out all kinds of banking activities with Authorised Capital of Tk. 38,00,000,000 divided into 38,000,000 ordinary shares of Tk. 100 each. The Company was also issued Certificate for Commencement of Business on the same day and was granted license on October 05, 1999 by Bangladesh Bank under the Banking Companies Act 1991 and started its banking operation on October 24, 1999.
The Company (bank) operates through its Head Office at Dhaka and 30 branches. The Company/Bank carries out international business through a global network of foreign correspondent banks.
Mutual Trust Bank Limited Mutual Trust Bank Limited a private sector commercial bank. It started operations on 24 October 1999 with an authorised and paid up capital of Tk 1,000 million and Tk 200 million respectively. The capital is divided into ordinary shares of Tk 100 each. In December 2000, the banktotal equity and reserve funds were Tk 208.48 million and Tk 8.48 million respectively. The bank is a Bangladeshi joint venture company with equity participation from Advanced Chemical Industries Ltd., East West Properties Development Ltd. and Associated Builders Corporation Ltd. The bank has its head office at Dhaka and 4 branches. The total number of employees of the bank is 68. The management of the bank is vested in an 18-member board of directors, including representatives of the 3 sponsor firms. The managing director is its chief executive.
National Bank Ltd The National Bank LTD is the first private sector Bank fully owned by Bangladeshi entrepreneurs. The bank was opened on March 28, 1983 but the first branch at 48, Dilkusha Commercial Area, Dhaka started commercial operation on March 23, 1983. The 2nd Branch was opened on 11 May 1983 at Khatungonj, Chittagong. At present, NBL has been carrying on business through its 91 branches spread all over the country. Besides, the Bank has drawing arrangement with 415 correspondents in 75 countries of the world as well as with 32 overseas Exchange Companies. NBL was the first domestic bank to establish agency arrangement with the world famous Western Union in order to facilitate quick and safe remittance of the valuable foreign exchanges earned by the expatriate Bangladeshi nationals. NBL was also the first among domestic banks to introduce international Master Card in Bangladesh. In the meantime, NBL has also introduced the Visa Card and Power Card. The Bank has in its use the latest information technology services of SWIFT and REUTERS. NBL has been continuing its small credit programme for disbursement of collateral free agricultural loans among the poor farmers of Barindra area in Rajshahi district for improving their lot. Alongside banking activities, NBL is actively involved in sports and games as well as in various Socio-Cultural activities. Up to September 2006, the total number of workforce of NBL stood at 2239, which include 1689 officers and executives and 550 staff. Total assets of the Bank was Tk. 4483 crore on 30.09.2006.
The Bank invested 25% equity in Gulf Overseas Exchange Company LLC, a joint venture Exchange Company in Oman, operating since November, 1985 under the management of our Bank. The Bank received Riyal Omani 11875 equivalent to Tk.2.10 million as dividend for the year 2006
National Bank of Pakistan The National Bank of Pakistan has its headquarters in Karachi, Pakistan. It has over 1,200 branches throughout Pakistan. The bank provides both commercial and public sector banking services. It has assets worth USD 12.293 billion in 2007 . Its subsidiaries include NBP Capital, NBP Modaraba Management Company, NBP Exchange Company, Taurus Securities, NBP Almaty et al. It also supports a first-class cricket side that competes for the ABN-AMRO Patron's Trophy in Pakistan. As of March, 2005, its Chairman and President is Syed Ali Raza.
National Credit & Commerce Bank Ltd National Credit and Commerce Bank Limited (NCCBL) started banking operations on 17 May 1993 with an authorised capital of Tk 750 million divided into 7.5 million ordinary shares of Tk 100 each and paid up capital of Tk 195 million. The paid up capital was enhanced to Tk 390 million in 2000. NCCBL is the restructured form of the first investment company in the country, the National Credit Limited (NCL), which started business with a paid up capital of Tk 50 million and survived 8 years before its normal operations were suspended.
One Bank One Bank Limited incorporated in Bangladesh as a public limited company was established in 1999 under the companies act 1994. It started banking operations on 14 July 1999. Its authorised and paid up capital were Tk 1,000 million and 202.5 million respectively. The capital is divided into ordinary shares of Tk 100 each. Fifty percent of its total share capital is reserved for the promoters designated as Group-A shareholders and the remaining 50% for general public designated as Group-B shareholders.
Oriental Bank The Bank has been incorporated on April, 1987 as a public limited company under the Companies Act, 1913 to undertake and carry out all kinds of banking, financial and business activities, transactions and operations in strict compliance with the principles of Islamic Law (Shariah) relating to business activities in particular avoiding usury in credit and sales transactions and any practice which amounts to usury. Certificate for commencement of business has been issued to the bank on April, 30, 1987.
The Bank has been authorized by the Bangladesh Bank to carry on the banking business in Bangladesh with effect from May 4, 1987. However, actual banking operations commenced on May 20, 1987.
Premier Bank The Premier Bank Limited is incorporated in Bangladesh as banking company on June 10, 1999 under Companies Act.1994. Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of Bangladesh, issued banking license on June 17, 1999 under Banking Companies Act.1991. The Head Office of The Premier Bank Limited is located at Banani, one of the fast growing commercial and business areas of Dhaka city.
The Bank has clear vision towards its ultimate destiny - to be the best amongst the top financial institutions.
Prime Bank In the backdrop of economic liberalization and financial sector reforms, a group of highly successful local entrepreneurs conceived an idea of floating a commercial bank with different outlook. For them, it was competence, excellence and consistent delivery of reliable service with superior value products. Accordingly, Prime Bank Ltd. was created and commencement of business started on 17th April 1995. The sponsors are reputed personalities in the field of trade and commerce and their stake ranges from shipping to textile and finance to energy etc.

As a fully licensed commercial bank, Prime Bank Ltd. is being managed by a highly professional and dedicated team with long experience in banking. They constantly focus on understanding and anticipating customer needs. As the banking scenario undergoes changes so is the bank and it repositions itself in the changed market condition.

Prime Bank Ltd. has already made significant progress within a very short period of its existence. The bank has been graded as a top class bank in the country through internationally accepted CAMEL rating. The bank has already occupied an enviable position among its competitors after achieving success in all areas of business operation.

Prime Bank Ltd. offers all kinds of Commercial Corporate and Personal Banking services covering all segments of society within the framework of Banking Company Act and rules and regulations laid down by our central bank. Diversification of products and services include Corporate Banking, Retail Banking and Consumer Banking right from industry to agriculture, and real state to software.

The bank has consistently turned over good returns on Assets and Capital. During the year 2007, the bank has posted an operating profit of Tk. 3257 million and its capital funds stood at Tk 6382 million. Out of this, Tk. 2275 million consists of paid up capital by shareholders and Tk. 2659.21 million represents reserves and retained earnings. The bank’s current capital adequacy ratio of 11.50% is in the market. In spite of complex business environment and default culture, quantum of classified loan in the bank is very insignificant and stood at less than 1.35%.
Prime Bank Ltd., since its beginning has attached more importance in technology integration. In order to retain competitive edge, investment in technology is always a top agenda and under constant focus. Keeping the network within a reasonable limit, our strategy is to serve the customers through capacity building across multi delivery channels. Our past performance gives an indication of our strength. We are better placed and poised to take our customers through fast changing times and enable them compete more effectively in the market they operate.
Pubali Bank The Bank was initially emerged in the Banking scenario of the then East Pakistan as Eastern Mercantile Bank Limited at the initiative of some Bangalee enterpreneurs in the year 1959 under Bank Companies Act 1913 . After independence of Bangladesh in 1972 this Bank was nationalised as per policy of the Government and renamed as Pubali Bank. Subsequently due to changed circumstances this Bank was denationalised in the year 1983 as a private bank and renamed as Pubali Bank Limited. The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh handed over all assets and liabilities of the then Pubali Bank to the Pubali Bank Limited. Since then Pubali Bank Limited has been rendering all sorts of Commercial Banking services as the largest bank in private sector through its branch network all over the country.
Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) a government owned specialised financial institution for financing development of agriculture and its backward and forward linkage industries in the Rajshahi division of the country. The bank was established on 15 March 1987 by taking over of all offices, branches, and other establishments of bangladesh krishi bank (BKB) in Rajshahi division, including their assets and liabilities. In addition to development financing, RAKUB conducts traditional commercial banking activities. RAKUB started its operations with an authorised and paid up capital of Tk 500 million and Tk 60 million respectively. The paid up capital was enhanced to Tk 980 million in 1999-2000.
Rupali Bank Rupali Bank Ltd. was constituted with the merger of 3 (three) erstwhile commercial banks i.e. Muslim Commercial Bank Ltd., Australasia Bank Ltd. and Standard Bank Ltd. operated in the then Pakistan on March 26, 1972 under the Bangladesh Banks (Nationalization) Order 1972 (P.O. No. 26 of 1972), with all their assets, benefits, rights, powers, authorities, privileges, liabilities, borrowings and obligations. Rupali Bank worked as a nationalized commercial bank till December13, 1986.

Rupali Bank Ltd. emerged as the largest Public Limited Banking Company of the country on December 14, 1986.
Rupali Bank operates through 492 branches. It is linked to its foreign correspondents all over the world.
The Corporate Head Office of the Bank is located at Dhaka with one local office (Main Branch), four corporate branches at Dhaka, one in Chittagong and twenty-five zonal offices all over the country.
Shahjalal Islami Bank From time immemorial Banks principally did the functions of moneylenders or "Mohajans" but the functions and scope of modern banking are now-a-days very wide and different. They accept deposits and lend money like their ancestors, nevertheless, their role as catalytic agent of economic development encompassing wide range of services is very important. Business commerce and industries in modern times cannot go without banks. There are people interested to abide by the injunctions of religions in all sphere of life including economic activities. Human being is value oriented and social science is not value-neutral. Shahjalal Islami Bank believes in moral and material development simultaneously. "Interest" or "Usury" has not been appreciated and accepted by "the Tawrat" of prophet Moses, "the Bible" of prophet Jesus and "the Quran" of Hazrat Muhammad (sm). Efforts are there to do banking without interest Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited avoids "interest" in all its transactions and provides all available modern banking services to its clients and wants to contribute in both moral and material development of human being. No sustainable material well being is possible without spiritual development of mankind. Only material well-being should not be the objective of development. Socio-economic justice and brotherhood can be implemented better in a God-fearing society.
Social Investment Bank The formal corporate sector, this Bank would, among others, offer the most up-to date banking services through opening of various types of deposit and investment accounts, financing trade, providing letters of guarantee, opening letters of credit, collection of bills effecting domestic and international transfer, leasing of equipment and consumer durables, hire purchase and installment sale for capital goods, investment in low-cost housing and management of real estates, participatory investment in various industrial, agricultural , transport, educational and health projects and so on.
In the Non-formal non-corporate sector, it would, among others, involve in cash Waqf Certificate and development and management of WAQF and MOSQUE properties, and Trust funds.
Sonali Bank-UK Sonali Bank (UK) Ltd is incorporated in the UK. 51% of the shares are held by Bangladesh Government and 49% by Sonali Bank, Bangladesh.
Sonali Bank (UK) Ltd was established to:


  • 1. To help the UK Bangladesh community involved with the development of the Bangladesh economy through the remittance of foreign exchange and Trade finance.

  • 2. Provide niche banking service to the UK Bangladeshi community.

  • 3. Provide access to the London financial market for the banking and corporate communities in Bangladesh.
South East Bank Southeast Bank Limited is a scheduled commercial bank in the private sector established under the ambit of Bank Company Act, 1991 and incorporated as a Public Limited Company under Companies Act, 1994 on March 12, 1995. The Bank started commercial banking operations on May 25, 1995. During this short span of time the Bank is successful in positioning itself as a progressive and dynamic financial institution in the country. The bank had been widely acclaimed by the business community, from small entrepreneurs to large traders and industrial conglomerates, including the top-rated corporate borrowers for its forward - looking business outlook and innovative financial solutions. Thus within this very short period of time it has been able to create animage and earn significant reputation in the country's banking sector as a Bank with Vision. Presently, it has 41 branches. .
Southeast Bank Limited has been licensed by the Government of Bangladesh as a Scheduled commercial bank in the private sector in pursuance of the policy of liberalisation of banking and financial services and facilities in Bangladesh. In view of the above, the Bank within a period of 10 years of its operation achieved a remarkable success and met up capital adequacy requirement of Bangladesh Bank.
It has been growing fast as one of the leaders of the new generation banks in the private sector in respect of business and profitability as it is evident from the financial statements for the last 10 years.
Southeast Bank Limited Southeast Bank Limited a private sector scheduled bank incorporated as a public limited company on 12 March 1995 under the companies act 1994. It commenced banking operations on 25 May 1995. The bank was set up with an authorised capital of Tk 500 million divided into 5 million ordinary shares of Tk 100 each. The paid up capital was Tk 200 million, of which the sponsor directors paid Tk 100 million. The paid up capital was enhanced to Tk 300 million in 1999. The reserve funds of the bank composed of statutory and general reserves stood at Tk 140 million on 31 December 2000
Standard Bank Limited Standard Bank Limited (SBL) was incorporated as a Public Limited Company on May 11, 1999 under the Companies Act, 1994 and the Bank achieved satisfactory progress from its commercial operations on June 03, 1999. SBL has introduced several new products on credit and deposit schemes. It also goes for Corporate and Retail Banking etc. The Bank also participated in fund Syndication with other Banks. Through all these myriad activities SBL has created a positive impact in the Market.
The bank would serve as partner and advisor of the clientele to trade, commerce and industry.
Mission is to be utmost trustworthy stakeholder, careful, committed for equitable and sustainable growth based on diversified deployment of fund/resources leading the bank to the peak of healthy and wholesome financial institution.
To be a dynamic leader in the financial market in innovating new products as to the needs of the society.
Standard Chartered Bank Standard Chartered Bank (LSE: STAN, SEHK: 2888,OTCBB: SCBFF) is a British bank headquartered in London with operations in more than seventy countries. It operates a network of over 1,700 branches and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) and employs 73,000 people. Despite its British base, it has few customers in the United Kingdom and 90% of its profits come from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Because the bank's history is entwined with the development of the British Empire its operations lie predominantly in former British colonies, though over the past two decades it has expanded into countries that have historically had little British influence. It aims to provide a safe regulatory bridge between these developing economies. It now focuses on consumer, corporate, and institutional banking, and on the provision of treasury services—areas in which the Group had particular strength and expertise. Standard Chartered is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is among the top 25 constituent members of the FTSE 100 Index.
Standard Chartered Grindlays Bank Ltd. Standard Chartered Grindlays Bank Limited formed on 1 August 2000 with the branches of ANZ Grindlays Bank Limited in Bangladesh following the purchase of the Global Grindlays Business by the London based Standard Chartered Bank PLC, an announcement by the former to this effect, and the permission by the bangladesh bank issued on 27 April 2000.
State Bank of India State Bank of India (SBI) (LSE: SBID) is a Public Sector Banking Organisation (PSB), in which the Government of India is the biggest shareholder. It is the largest bank in India and is ranked at 380 in 2008 Fortune Global 500 list, and ranked 219 in 2008 Forbes Global 2000. Measured by the number of branch offices, SBI is the second largest bank in the world. SBI traces its ancestry back to the Bank of Calcutta, which was established in 1806; this makes SBI the oldest commercial bank in the Indian subcontinent. SBI provides various domestic, international and NRI products and services, through its vast network in India and overseas. With an asset base of $126 billion and its reach, it is a regional banking behemoth. In recent years the bank has focused on four priorities, first, reducing its huge staff through the Golden handshake scheme known as the Voluntary Retirement Scheme, second, computerizing its operations, third, implementation of Business Process Re-Engineering(BPR), and fourth, trying to change the rude attitude of its staff through a program aptly named 'Parivartan' or 'change'. On the whole, the Bank has been successful in the first three initiatives but has failed in Parivartan. After a 20 year hiatus, the Bank is recruiting 20000 clerks and 3500 officers. The pick of the universities aspire to join the Bank and more than 2.5 million applications have been received.
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Ltd. HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited) obtained license from bangladesh bank on 17 April 1996 to conduct banking business in the country and commenced formal banking operations on 3 December 1996 through opening a branch at Dhaka. In Bangladesh, the HSBC Group is represented by Hongkong Bank, which has its head office in Hong Kong and a holding company, HSBC Holding Plc, which is incorporated in England. On 31 December 2000, total capital and reserves of HSBC in Bangladesh were Tk 535.7 million, which comprised core capital Tk 441.6 million, and supplementary capital Tk 94.2 million.
Trust Bank Limited Trust Bank Limited a domestic private sector commercial bank in Bangladesh, incorporated in June 1999 as a public limited company under the companies act 1994. It started business operations in July 1999 with an authorised capital of Tk 1,000 million divided into 1 million ordinary shares of Tk 1,000 each. The bank's initial paid up capital was Tk 200 million, 50% of which are held by Army Welfare Trust designated as group-A shareholder. The remaining 50% are held by the public designated as group-B shareholders.
United Comercial Bank The Bank has in its Management a combination of highly skilled and eminent bankers of the country of varied experience and expertise successfully led by Mr. M. Shahjahan Bhuiyan, a dynamic banker, as its Managing Director and well educated young, energetic and dedicated officers working with missionary zeal for the growth and progress of the institution.
Uttara Bank Uttara Bank-one of the largest and oldest private-sector commercial bank in Bangladesh, with years of experience. Adaptation of modern technology both in terms of equipment and banking practice ensures efficient service to clients. 207 branches at home and 600 affiliates worldwide create efficent networking and reach capability. Uttara is a bank that serves both clients and country.
Woori Bank Woori Bank is a bank headquartered in Seoul, Korea. The bank changed its name in 2002, and includes the former Commercial Bank of Korea, Hanil Bank, and Peace Bank. It was known from 1999 through 2002 as Hanvit Bank. Woori Bank is a part of the Woori Financial Group. In 2004, Woori Bank opened its Gaeseong Industrial Complex branch, in Gaeseong, North Korea.
World Bank-BD The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member countries—the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).
Each institution plays a different but supportive role in our mission of global poverty reduction and the improvement of living standards. The IBRD focuses on middle income and creditworthy poor countries, while IDA focuses on the poorest countries in the world. Together we provide low-interest loans, interest-free credit and grants to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, communications and many other purposes.
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