List of banks in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong maintains a three-tier system of deposit-taking institutions, i.e. licensed banks, restricted licence banks and deposit-taking companies. They are collectively known as authorized institutions supervised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).[1]

As one of the top five financial centres of East Asia (together with Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, and Beijing), Hong Kong has one of the highest concentrations of banking institutions in the world, with 70 of the largest 100 banks in the world having an operation in Hong Kong. As at 16 January 2015, there were 159 licensed banks, 21 restricted licence banks and 23 deposit-taking companies in business, constituting a total of 203 authorized institutions with 1,372 local branches. In addition, there are 63 local representative offices of foreign banks in Hong Kong.[2]

Licensed banks[edit]

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

Licensed banks incorporated in Hong Kong[edit]

Licensed banks incorporated outside Hong Kong[edit]

Mainland China[edit]

Taiwan (Republic of China)[edit]

United Kingdom and Jersey[edit]

Eurozone and Sweden[edit]

Switzerland and Liechtenstein[edit]

United States[edit]




Rest of Asia[edit]

South Korea[edit]
United Arab Emirates[edit]

Restricted licence 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 licence banks incorporated in Hong Kong[edit]

Restricted licence banks incorporated outside Hong Kong[edit]






Deposit-taking companies (all incorporated in Hong Kong)[edit]

Deposit-taking companies are mostly owned by, or associated with, banks. These companies engage in specialized 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.

  • BCOM Finance (Hong Kong)
  • BPI International Finance
  • Chau's Brothers Finance Company
  • Chong Hing Finance
  • Commonwealth Finance Corporation
  • Corporate Finance (D.T.C.)
  • Fubon Credit (Hong Kong)
  • Gunma Finance (Hong Kong)
  • Habib Finance International
  • HBZ Finance
  • Henderson International Finance
  • HKCB Finance
  • Hung Kai Finance Co.
  • KEB Asia Finance
  • Kexim Asia
  • OCBC Inchroy Credit Corporation
  • OCBC Wing Hang Finance Company
  • Octopus Cards
  • PrimeCredit
  • Public Finance
  • Shinhan Asia
  • Vietnam Finance Company
  • Woori Global Markets Asia

Local representative offices (all incorporated outside Hong Kong)[edit]

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

Mainland China[edit]



Switzerland and Liechtenstein[edit]

United States[edit]



South Africa[edit]


Rest of Asia[edit]

South Korea[edit]





United Arab Emirates[edit]

Approved money brokers[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]


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