Banks in Hong Kong

There are four types of banks in Hong Kong:
  • Licensed banks: these are allowed to accept deposits as well as operate savings accounts
  • Banks with restricted licences: these offer investment advisory, specialise in capital markets and are allowed to take deposits of HK $500,000 and above
  • Deposit-taking companies: these have activities in consumer finance and accept securities with deposits over HK $100,000
  • Offices of foreign banks: representatives of overseas banks that generally operate on the same level as Licensed banks.

Bank of East Asia

Bank of East Asia logo

BEA (or Bank of East Asia) is one of the largest banks in Hong Kong, offering various financial services individuals and business customers.

HSBC Hong Kong

HSBC hong kong logo

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the largest bank in the city, the founding member of the HSBC Group, headquartered in London. Being established in 1865, the company is one of the oldest banking groups in the modern world.

Citibank Hong Kong

citibank hong kong logo

Citibank Hong Kong operates as a part of the Citigroup, one of the world’s largest financial institutions. The company was among the first foreign banks, started operations in the city in 1902.

DBS Hong Kong Bank

DBS Bank Hong Kong

Being a subsidiary of the Development Bank of Singapore, DBS Hong Kong provides superior financial services to individuals and businesses in the local market since 1999. 

Standard Chartered Hong Kong

Standard Chartered Hong Kong

Standard Chartered operates in Hong Kong as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Standard Chartered PLC, a leading international banking group.

Barclays Bank Hong Kong

Barclays Hong Kong

Barclays operates in Hong Kong as a branch of British-based financial group Barclays PLC. It offers clients in the city a wide portfolio of wealth management, business and investment banking solutions.

Bank of China Hong Kong

Bank o fchina hong kong logo

Bank of China Hong Kong (BOCHK) is considered as the second largest commercial bank in the city. It was formed in 2001 as a result of merging ten banks in the BOC group. 

ANZ Hong Kong

ANZ Hong Kong

ANZ Hong Kong is a regional office of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, the third largest bank by market capitalisation in Australia.

Commonwealth Bank Hong Kong

Commonwealth bank Hong Kong

Commonwealth bank Hong Kong is a branch of the Commbank of Australia.

NAB Hong Kong

National Australia Bank Hong Kong Branch logo

NAB Hong Kong acts as a branch of one of Australia’s major financial institutions with over 12 million customers across 12 countries around the world.

Westpac HK

Westpac Hong Kong

Westpac Hong Kong is a branch of Australian banking and financial services provider, one of the country’s big four banks and also the second-largest bank in New Zealand.

JP Morgan Hong Kong

jpmorgan hong kong logo

JP Morgan Hong Kong is the regional headquarters for the bank’s business in the Asia Pacific region.

RBC Hong Kong

RBC Hong Kong

RBC Wealth Management Hong Kong is a branch of the Royal Bank of Canada, the largest financial institution in Canada as measured by deposits, revenues, and market capitalization.

UBS Hong Kong

ubs hong kong logo

UBS Hong Kong is a division of the Swiss-based global financial services company UBS AG. In the local market, the bank provides essential business and individual banking services like foreign exchange, corporate finance and fixed income products.

RBS Hong Kong

RBC Hong Kong logo

The RBS branch in Hong Kong serves as a hub for bank’s operations in Asia.  There it offers services like risk management and investment solutions, transaction banking, foreign exchange, and financing.

Lloyds TSB Hong Kong

Lloyds Bank Asia

Lloyds TSB in Hong Kong offers a range of services, including International Mortgage Services (IMS) and Multi-Currency Deposits.

ING Commercial Banking in HK

ING Bank Hong Kong

ING Bank is represented in Hong Kong by its Commercial Banking arm. It became active on the local market in 1984 and today employs over 100 financial experts.

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong

Deutsche Bank became active in Hong Kong since 1958, currently operating as a division of the German-based global financial group. It is one of the bank’s four hubs in the Asia Pacific region (three others are in Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo).

Credit Suisse Hong Kong

Credit Suisse Hong Kong

Credit Suisse Hong Kong is a subsidiary of Credit Suisse AG, the leading international financial institution with a  history of more than 150 years in the private banking business.

Credit Agricole CIB

Credit Agricole CIB Hong Kong

The Credit Agricole CIB Hong Kong offers a wide range banking solutions and services in capital markets, structured finance and corporate segments.

Commerzbank in HK

Commerzbank Hong Kong

The Commerzbank Hong Kong, a branch of the German Commerzbank AG, is another strong financial institute in the Hong Kong region that provides essential banking and financial services to foreign travelers and expatriates with a particular focus on Germany. 

BNP Paribas Hong Kong

BNP Paribas Hong Kong

With two subsidiaries in Hong Kong, BNP Paribas provides fully featured investment and corporate banking services to its clients. 

ABN AMRO Private Banking

ABN AMRO Private Banking Hong Kong

The ABN AMRO Bank N.V.’s Private Banking division is based in Hong Kong, offering a full array of banking, financial, and investment management services.

Wing Lung

Wing Lung Bank

Wing Lung is a medium-sized bank, one of the oldest local Chinese banks in Hong Kong.

Wing Hang Bank

Wing Hang Bank Hong Kong

Wing Hang is a bank in Hong Kong, the sixth biggest by total assets in the city. It has been founded in 1937 by Y. K. Fung in Guangzhou as a money changing business.

Shanghai Commercial Bank

Shanghai Commercial Bank Honk Kong

Shanghai Commercial Bank is one of the most known local Chinese banks in Hong Kong.

Public Bank Hong Kong

public bank hk logo

Public Bank Hong Kong is a subsidiary of the Malaysian financial group Public Financial Holdings Limited.

Nanyang Commercial Bank

ncb hk logo

Being a part of BOCHK, NCB has a network of 41 branches in Hong Kong, where it provides personal banking and commercial banking services.


icbc asia hk logo

ICBC Asia is a bank in Hong Kong, a subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

Hang Seng

Hang Seng Bank

Hang Seng Bank is a financial organisation in Hong Kong, one of the largest in the region by market capitalisation. The bank operates as a part of HSBC Group (62.14%).

Fubon Bank

Fubon Bank Hong Kong logo

Fubon is a licensed bank, a subsidiary of Fubon Financial Holding Co. Ltd, a leading banking and insurance services group in Taiwan.

Dah Sing

Dah Sing Bank

Dah Sing Bank is a member of the Dah Sing Group, a leading financial group, providing banking, insurance, financial and other related services. Its main markets are Hong Kong, Macau and the People’s Republic of China.

China CITIC Bank International Limited

China CITIC Bank International Limited

CNCBI (formerly known as CITIC Bank International) is a full-service commercial bank, offering a broad spectrum of financial services. 

China Construction Bank Asia

China Construction Bank Asia

China Construction Bank Asia (CCB Asia) is a licensed financial institution in Hong Kong with 41 branches and one CCB Private Banking centre.

Chong Hing Bank

Chong Hing Bank logo

Chong Hing Bank (CHB) is a bank founded in Hong Kong in 1948. The CHB’s head office is located in Central District and branches in Western District and Mongkok.

Hong Kong is one of the East Asia's top five financial centres besides Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo & Seoul. It is known as a region with highest banking concentration globally, as the 70 out of 100 banking giants operate there.

Prominent multinational banks represented in Hong Kong are:

  • Bank of East Asia
  • HSBC
  • Citibank
  • Bank of China
  • Standard Chartered
  • Barclays
  • and DBS

All banks operating in Hong Kong are supervised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).