This is a list of banks in Laos.[1]

Central bank

Commercial banks

Government-owned banks

Name Abbv. Established Capital Website Notes
Banque pour le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public BCEL 2 December 1975 Laos
Lao Development Bank LDB 9 April 2003 Laos
Agricultural Promotion Bank APB 19 June 1993 Laos
Specialized banks
Nayoby Bank NBB 15 September 2006 Laos
Joint-state banks
Lao-Viet Bank LVB 22 June 1999 Laos-Vietnam Agreement between BCEL and BIDV
Banque Franco-Lao BDL October 2008 Laos-France Agreement between BCEL and BRED
Lao China Bank LCNB 22 January 2014 Laos-China Agreement between BCEL and Fudian Bank

Private banks

Name Abbv. Established Majority Owner Capital Website
Joint Development Bank JDB 21 January 1989 Simoung Group Laos
Phongsavanh Bank 29 March 2007 Phongsavanh Group Laos
Indochina Bank 6 February 2009 LVMC Holdings[2] South Korea
Booyoung Lao Bank September 2007 Booyoung Group[3] South Korea
Maruhan Japan Bank Lao MJB February 2013 Maruhan Japan
Bank for Investment and Commerce BIC 22 June 2017 AIF Group Laos
ST Bank 3 July 2009 ST Group Laos
Subsidiary banks
ACLEDA Bank Lao 26 December 2007 ACLEDA Bank Cambodia
RHB Bank Lao 6 May 2014[4] RHB Bank Malaysia
Kasikornthaibank Lao KBank 14 November 2014[5] Kasikornbank Thailand
Saigon Thuong Tin Bank Lao Sacombank 12 December 2008 Sacombank Vietnam
VietinBank Lao 27 January 2012 VietinBank Vietnam
Vietcombank Lao VCB 19 October 2018[6] Vietcombank Vietnam
Canadia Bank Lao 1 September 2009 Canadia Bank Cambodia
Saigon-Hanoi Bank Lao SHB 15 January 2016 SHB Bank Vietnam

Defunct bank(s)

Foreign banks

Name Abbv. Branch(es) Capital
Bangkok Bank Vientiane Thailand
Krungthai Bank KTB Vientiane Thailand
Bank of Ayudhya Krungsri Vientiane Thailand
TMBThanachart Bank TTB Vientiane Thailand
Siam Commercial Bank SCB Vientiane Thailand
Public Bank Vientiane Malaysia
Military CJS Bank MB Vientiane Vietnam
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ICBC Vientiane China
CIMB Thai Vientiane Thailand
Cathay United Bank CUBC Vientiane Taiwan
Bank of China BOC Vientiane China
First Commercial Bank FCB Vientiane Taiwan
Maybank Vientiane Malaysia
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group ANZ Vientiane Australia
Taiwan Cooperative Bank TCB Vientiane Taiwan


  1. ^ "List of Banks". Bank of the Lao P.D.R. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  2. ^ LVMC Holdings - Lao PDR
  3. ^ Booyoung Group - Global Business
  4. ^ "RHB Bank receives licence to establish subsidiary in Laos". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  5. ^ "KBank opens in Vientiane". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Vietcombank opens first overseas subsidiary in Laos". Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Lao Construction Bank Depositors to Retrieve Funds Next Month". Laotian Times. Retrieved 29 October 2021.