The Philippines has a comprehensive banking system encompassing various types of banks, from large universal banks to small rural banks and even non-banks. As of September 30, 2022,[1] there were forty-five (45) universal and commercial banks,[2] forty-four (44) savings banks,[3] four hundred (400) rural and cooperative banks,[4] forty (40) credit unions and 6,267 non-banks with quasi-banking functions, all licensed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) under the General Banking Act of 2000.[5]

On top of regular banking services offered by universal, commercial, thrift and rural banks, there are savings and loan associations which are mainly based in communities and among retirees in the armed forces and the police organization and other employees of the government of the Philippines. Prominent among these small savings services is the Armed Forces and Police Savings and Loan Association, Inc. (AFPSLAI), which is exclusive to active servicemen and retirees of the armed forces in the Philippines.[6]


Universal and commercial banks

  1. ABN Amro Philippines
  2. Al-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines*
  3. American Express Bank - Manila Branch
  4. Asia United Bank Corporation (AUB, a subsidiary of the Rebisco Group of Companies)
  5. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)
  6. BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO; largest bank in the Philippines in terms of assets; 243rd largest bank globally, a subsidiary of SM Investments Corporation)
  7. BDO Private Bank (a subsidiary of BDO Unibank, Inc.)
  8. Prince Bank
  9. Bank of America, N.A.
  10. Bank of China - Manila Branch
  11. Bank of Commerce (a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation)
  12. Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI; oldest bank in Southeast Asia)
  13. Bangkok Bank Co. Ltd.
  14. Barclays Bank - Manila Branch
  15. Cathay United Bank Co. Ltd. - Manila Branch
  16. Chang Hwa Commercial Bank LTD - Manila Branch
  17. China Banking Corporation (Chinabank)
  18. Citibank Philippines
  19. Chinatrust Philippines Commercial Bank Corporation (Chinatrust)
  20. CIMB Bank Philippines Inc.
  21. Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP, secondary government bank)*
  22. Deutsche Bank
  23. East West Banking Corporation (EastWest Bank, a subsidiary of Filinvest)
  24. First Commercial Bank Manila
  25. Hua Nan Commercial Bank Ltd. Manila
  26. Industrial Bank of Korea Manila Branch
  27. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMorgan Chase)
  28. KEB Hana Bank - Manila Branch
  29. Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank; LBP, main government bank)*
  30. Maybank Philippines, Inc.
  31. Mega International Commercial Bank Co. LTD
  32. Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank)
  33. Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Manila Branch
  34. MUFG Bank, Ltd.
  35. Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom)
  36. Philippine National Bank (PNB)
  37. Philippine Trust Company (Philtrust Bank)
  38. Philippine Veterans Bank (Veterans Bank; PVB)
  39. Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)
  40. Robinsons Bank Corporation (RBank)
  41. Security Bank Corporation (Security Bank)
  42. Shinhan Bank - Manila Branch
  43. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Manila Branch
  44. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
  45. Tonik (bank)
  46. Union Bank of the Philippines, Inc. (Unionbank)
  47. United Overseas Bank Limited Manila Branch

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas[7]

Savings Banks

  1. 1st Valley Bank (a development bank)
  2. AllBank, Inc.
  3. Bank of Makati
  4. Bank One Savings Corporation
  5. Bangko Kabayan, Inc. (a private development bank)
  6. Bataan Development Bank
  7. BPI Direct BanKo, Inc. (a subsidiary of BPI)
  8. CARD SME Bank, Inc. (a thrift bank)
  9. Century Savings Bank Corporation
  10. China Bank Savings (formerly PlantersBank - now a subsidiary of Chinabank)
  11. City Savings Bank (a subsidiary of Unionbank)
  12. Citystate Savings Bank
  13. Cordillera Savings Bank, Inc.
  14. Dumaguete City Development Bank, Inc.
  15. Equicom Savings Bank (Equicom)
  16. First Consolidated Bank, Inc.
  17. Hiyas Banking Corporation
  18. HSBC Savings Bank Philippines Inc.
  19. Isla Bank (a thrift bank)
  20. Legazpi Savings Bank
  21. Lemery Savings and Loan Bank, Inc.
  22. Life Savings Bank, Inc.
  23. LOLC Bank Philippines, Inc. (a thrift bank)
  24. Luzon Development Bank
  25. Makiling Development Bank Corporation
  26. Malayan Savings Bank
  27. NorthPoint Development Bank, Inc.
  28. Overseas Filipino Bank (subsidiary of Landbank; government bank)
  29. Pacific Ace Savings Bank, Inc.
  30. Pampanga Development Bank
  31. Pen Bank, Inc. (formerly Peninsula RB, Inc.)
  32. Philippine Business Bank
  33. Philippine Savings Bank (PS Bank; a subsidiary of Metrobank)
  34. Philippine Star Development Bank, Inc.
  35. Producers Savings Bank Corporation (Producers Bank)
  36. Queen City Development Bank
  37. Quezon Coconut Bank, Inc. (a thrift bank)
  38. Rizal Microbank, Inc. (a thrift bank of RCBC)
  39. Sterling Bank of Asia
  40. Sun Savings Bank, Inc.
  41. UCPB Savings Bank (a subsidiary of UCPB)
  42. University Savings Bank, Inc.
  43. Wealth Development Bank Corporation
  44. Yuanta Savings Bank Philippines, Inc.

Rural and cooperative banks

  1. Agribusiness Rural Bank, Inc.
  2. Aliaga Farmers Rural Bank, Inc.
  3. ARDCIBank, Inc. - A Rural Bank
  4. ASPAC Rural Bank, Inc.
  5. AuroraBank, a microfinance-oriented rural bank
  6. Balanga Rural Bank, Inc.
  7. Banco Dipolog (acquired by Producers Savings Bank Corporation)
  8. Banco Laguna, Inc. (a rural bank since 1965)
  9. Banco Mabuhay (a rural bank)
  10. Banco Mexico, Inc. (a rural bank in Mexico, Pampanga since 1962)
  11. Bankways, Inc. (a rural bank)
  12. BDO Network Bank (formerly One Network Bank, a subsidiary of BDO Unibank, Inc.)
  13. BHF Rural Bank, Inc.
  14. BOF, Inc. (a rural bank)
  15. Camalig Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  16. Cantilan Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  17. CARD Bank, Inc. (a microfinance rural bank)
  18. Cavite United Rural Bank Corporation (a subsidiary of Asia United Bank Corporation)
  19. Cebuana Lhuillier Rural Bank, Inc.
  20. Common Wealth Rural Bank, Inc.
  21. Community Rural Bank of Catmon (Cebu) Inc.
  22. Community Rural Bank of Dapitan City, Inc.
  23. Community Rural Bank of San Felipe (Zambales) Inc.
  24. Cooperative Bank of Bohol
  25. Cooperative Bank of Cotabato
  26. Cooperative Bank of Nueva Vizcaya
  27. Cooperative Bank of Quezon Province
  28. Consolidated Cooperative Bank
  29. Country Builders Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  30. D' Asian Hills Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  31. Dumaguete Rural Bank, Inc. (DRBI)
  32. EastWest Rural Bank, Inc. (EWRB; a subsidiary of EastWest Bank)
  33. Entrepreneur Rural Bank, Inc.
  34. First Agro-Industrial Rural Bank, Inc. / FAIRBANK Inc.
  35. First Isabela Cooperative Bank (FICO Bank)
  36. First Tagum Rural Bank, Inc.
  37. GM Bank of Luzon, Inc. (a rural bank)
  38. Guagua Rural Bank, Inc.
  39. Highland Rural Bank, Inc.
  40. Ilocos Consolidated Cooperative Bank (formerly Ilocos Sur Cooperative Bank and Cooperative Bank of Ilocos Norte)
  41. Imus Rural Bank, Inc.
  42. Innovative Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  43. Insular Savers Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  44. Katipunan Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  45. Laguna Prestige Banking Corporation (a rural bank)
  46. Liberty Bank (a rural bank)
  47. LifeBank (a rural bank)
  48. Mactan Rural Bank (Lapu-Lapu City) Inc.
  49. Malarayat Rural Bank, Inc.
  50. Mallig Plains Rural Bank (ISA) Inc.
  51. Marayo Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  52. Metro South Cooperative Bank
  53. Mount Makiling Rural Bank, Inc.
  54. MVSM Bank (a rural bank since 1953) Inc.
  55. Network Consolidated Cooperative Bank
  56. New Rural Bank of San Leonardo (N.E.) Inc.
  57. Opportunity Kauswagan Inc. (a microfinance rural bank)
  58. People’s Rural Bank (Gen. Santos City) Inc.
  59. PlanBank (Rural Bank of Canlubang Planters, Inc.)
  60. Quezon Capital Rural Bank, Inc.
  61. Rang-ay Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  62. RBG Imperial Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  63. RBT Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  64. Rizal Bank (a microfinance rural bank)
  65. Rural Bank of Angeles, Inc. (a subsidiary of Asia United Bank)
  66. Rural Bank of Bagabag (N.V.) Inc.
  67. Rural Bank of Bambang (Nueva Vizcaya) Inc.
  68. Rural Bank of Barili (Cebu) Inc.
  69. Rural Bank of Bauang, Inc.
  70. Rural Bank of Bayombong, Inc.
  71. Rural Bank of Calbayog City, Inc.
  72. Rural Bank of Cardona (Rizal) Inc.
  73. Rural Bank of Cauayan, Inc.
  74. Rural Bank of Central Pangasinan (Bayambang) Inc.
  75. Rural Bank of Digos, Inc.
  76. Rural Bank of Dolores (Quezon) Inc.
  77. Rural Bank of Dumangas, Inc.
  78. Rural Bank of Gattaran (Cagayan) Inc.
  79. Rural Bank of General Trias, Inc.
  80. Rural Bank of Guinobatan, Inc.
  81. Rural Bank of Itogon (Benguet) Inc.
  82. Rural Bank of Jaen, Inc.
  83. Rural Bank of Lebak (Sultan Kudarat) Inc.
  84. Rural Bank of Mabalacat, Inc.
  85. Rural Bank of Magdalena (Laguna) Inc.
  86. Rural Bank of Mangaldan
  87. Rural Bank of Maragondon, Inc.
  88. Rural Bank of Maria Aurora (Aurora) Inc.
  89. Rural Bank of Mexico (Pampanga since 1962)
  90. Rural Bank of Montalban, Inc.
  91. Rural Bank of Pandi (Bulacan) Inc.
  92. Rural Bank of Paracale (Camarines Norte) Inc.
  93. Rural Bank of Pilar (Bataan) Inc.
  94. Rural Bank of Pilar (Sor) Inc.
  95. Rural Bank of Pola (Oriental Mindoro)
  96. Rural Bank of Rizal (Zamboanga del Norte) Inc.
  97. Rural Bank of Rosario (La Union) Inc.
  98. Rural Bank of San Antonio, Inc.
  99. Rural Bank of San Mateo (Isabela) Inc.
  100. Rural Bank of San Narciso, Inc.
  101. Rural Bank of San Pascual (Obando, Bulacan) Inc.
  102. Rural Bank of Solano (Nueva Vizcaya) Inc.
  103. Rural Bank of Sta. Ignacia, Inc.
  104. Rural Bank of Tandag (Surigao Del Sur) Inc.
  105. Rural Bank of Tangub City (Misamis Occidental) Inc.
  106. Rural Bank of Taal, Inc
  107. Saviour Rural Bank, Inc.
  108. Sta. Maria Rural Bank, Inc.
  109. Sugbuanon Rural Bank, Inc.
  110. Summit Bank (rural bank of Tublay, Inc.)
  111. Valiant Bank, Inc. (a rural bank)
  112. Rural Bank of Cuenca Inc.

Defunct or merged banks

Largest banks

Main article: List of largest banks in the Philippines


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