List of banks in Hong Kong

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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[edit]

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[edit]

Licensed banks incorporated outside Hong Kong[edit]

Mainland China[edit]

Europe[edit]

Canada[edit]

United States[edit]

Australia[edit]

Asian[edit]

Japanese Banks[edit]
Singapore Banks[edit]
Taiwanese Banks[edit]
Malaysian Banks[edit]
Pakistani Banks[edit]
  • National Bank of Pakistan
  • Habib Bank Limited
Indian Banks[edit]

Public Sector

Private sector


Other banks[edit]

Restricted license banks[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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
  • 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

Restricted license banks incorporated outside Hong Kong[edit]

Deposit-taking companies[edit]

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 in Hong Kong[edit]

  • 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
  • Vietnam Finance Company Limited
  • Wing Hang Finance Co. Ltd.
  • Wing Lung Finance Ltd.

Local representative offices in Hong Kong[edit]

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.

Approved money brokers in Hong Kong[edit]

  • BGC Capital Markets (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Bloomberg Tradebook Hong Kong Limited
  • Currenex, Inc.
  • EBS Service Company Limited
  • FX Alliance, Llc
  • FXmarketspace Limited
  • GFI (HK) Brokers Limited
  • Icap (Hong Kong) Limited
  • iMarkets Limited
  • Korea Money Brokerage Corporation
  • Lotus Forex Limited
  • Nittan Capital Asia Limited
  • Reuters Transaction Services Limited
  • SMBC Capital Markets Limited
  • Tradition (Asia) Limited
  • Tullett Prebon (Hong Kong) Limited

Defunct, renamed or acquired banks[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]