List of banks in China

This is a list of incorporated banks in China. The "big four" banks are marked with asterisks (*).

Banks majority owned by the central government

Central banks and policy banks

Name Chinese Pinyin Headquarters
People's Bank of China (Central Bank) 中国人民银行 Zhōngguó Rénmín Yínháng Beijing
Agricultural Development Bank of China 中国农业发展银行 Zhōngguó nóngyè fāzhǎn yínháng Beijing
China Development Bank 国家开发银行 Guójiā Kāifā Yínháng Beijing
Exim Bank of China 中国进出口银行 Zhōngguó Jìnchūkǒu Yínháng Beijing

Commercial Banks majority owned by the central government

Name Chinese Pinyin Headquarters First Level parent entity Total Assets (end 2015)
Agricultural Bank of China * 中国农业银行 Zhōngguó Nóngyè Yínháng Beijing
Bank of China * 中国银行 Zhōngguó Yínháng Beijing
Bank of Communications 交通银行 Jiāotōng Yínháng Shanghai
China CITIC Bank 中信银行 Zhōng Xìn Yínháng Beijing
China Everbright Bank 中国光大银行 Zhōngguó guāngdà yínháng Beijing China Everbright Group / Central Huijin CN¥3.168 trillion
China Construction Bank * 中国建设银行 Zhōngguó Jiànshè Yínháng Beijing
Hua Xia Bank 华夏银行 Huá Xià Yínháng Beijing
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China * 中国工商银行 / 工行 Zhōngguó Gōngshāng Yínháng / Gōngháng Beijing
Postal Savings Bank of China 中国邮政储蓄银行 Zhōngguó Yóuzhèng Chǔxù Yínháng Beijing
Bank of Dalian 大连银行 Dàlián yínháng Dalian China Orient Asset Management

Banks majority owned by local governments

Name Headquarters Chinese Owner
China Bohai Bank Tianjin 渤海银行 Tianjin municipal government
Shengjing Bank Shenyang 盛京银行 Shenyang municipal government
Bank of Changsha Changsha 长沙银行 Changsha municipal government
Bank of Jinzhou Jinzhou 锦州银行
Bank of Jilin Changchun 吉林银行
Harbin Bank Harbin 哈尔滨银行
Industrial Bank Fuzhou 兴业银行 Fujian Provincial government
Fujian Haixia Bank Fuzhou 福建海峡银行 Fuzhou municipal government
China Guangfa Bank Guangzhou 广发银行
Bank of Ningbo Ningbo 宁波银行 Ningbo municipal government
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Shanghai 浦发银行
Shenzhen City Commercial Bank Shenzhen 深圳市商业银行 Shenzhen municipal government
Zhejiang Tailong Commercial Bank Taizhou 浙江泰隆商业银行 Taizhou municipal government

Non-government owned banks

Listed company held by public in majority

Privately owned bank

Other banks

Banks incorporated in the Special Administrative Regions

Hong Kong


Branches and subsidiaries of foreign banks

The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) announced on 24 December 2006 its approval for nine foreign-funded banks to start their preparatory work for setting up local corporations in China.[5][6][7][8][9] Currently, even more banks have been able to incorporate locally in China.

* - Does not service individuals

See also


  1. Ownership is through a Variable Interest Entity (V.I.E.) structure, which was created in 2000, to circumvent Chinese restrictions on investment in certain industries. Buyers were actually purchasing shares in a Cayman Islands shell corporation, not in the Alibaba group, as China forbids foreign ownership of its companies. Direct investment in MYbank or Ant Financial is not possible as of June 2017. A future IPO offering for Ant Financial Services Group, which owns the subsidiary MYbank, is expected in both the domestic Chinese stock exchange and overseas exchanges.[1][2][3]


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