The financial system in Bangladesh includes Bangladesh Bank (the Central Bank), scheduled banks, non-bank financial institutions, microfinance institutions (MFIs), insurance companies, co-operative banks, credit rating agencies and stock exchange. Among scheduled banks there are 4 nationalized commercial banks (NCBs), 5 state-owned specialized banks (SBs), 30 domestic private commercial banks (PCBs), 9 foreign commercial banks (FCBs) and 29 nonblank financial institutions (NBFIs) as of December 2006. However, Rupali Bank, an NCB is being sold to a foreign buyer, and once this transaction is completed, the country will have only 3 NCBs. Which are being corporative. Over and above the institutions cited above, three development financial institutions namely House Building Finance Corporation (HBFC), Ansar- VDP Unnayan Bank and Karma Shangsthan Bank are operating in Bangladesh, all of which arestate owned.
List of Commercial banks in Bangladesh
The commercial banking system dominates Bangladesh's financial sector. Bangladesh Bank is the Central Bank of Bangladesh and the chief regulatory authority in the sector. The banking system is composed of four state-owned commercial banks, five specialized development banks, thirty private commercial Banks and nine foreign commercial banks. The Nobel-prize winning Grameen Bank is a specialized micro-finance institution, which revolutionized the concept of micro-credit and contributed greatly towards poverty reduction and the empowerment of women in Bangladesh.
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• Bangladesh Bank
Pursuant to Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972 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 with retrospective effect from 16 December 1971.
State-owned Commercial Banks
The banking system of Bangladesh is dominated by the 4 Nationalized Commercial Banks , which together controlled more