Updated List of A Class Commercial Banks in Nepal with Paid-up Capital

Currently, there are 27 (twenty-seven) A class banks in operation in Nepal according to Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).
In this post, the details of these A-class banks are presented with their operation date, head office location, their total paid-up capital and Swift Code.

The paid-up capital is based on the financial statement as of Mid July 2020.

Tabular list of A-class banks in Nepal

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S.No.Name of the bankOperation Date (A.D.)Head OfficePaid up Capital
in NRS Crore
1Nepal Bank Ltd.1937/11/15Dharmapath,Kathmandu1128.28NEBLNPKA
2Rastriya Banijya Bank Ltd.2018/05/02*Singhadurbarplaza, Kathmandu900.48RBBANPKA
3Agriculture Development Bank Ltd.1968/01/21Ramshahpath, Kathmandu1498.92ADBLNPKA
4Nabil Bank Ltd.1984/07/12Beena Marg, Kathmandu1009.75NARBNPKA
5Nepal Investment Bank Ltd.1986/03/09Durbarmarg, Kathmandu1424.90NIBLNPKT
6Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd.1987/02/28Nayabaneshwor, Kathmandu801.14SCBLNPKA
7Himalayan Bank Ltd.1993/01/18Kamaladi, Kathmandu937.23
8Nepal SBI Bank Ltd.1993/07/07Kesharmahal, Kathmandu895.62NSBINPKA
NSBINPKA001 (Birgunj branch)
9Nepal Bangaladesh Bank Ltd.1994/06/06Kamaladi, Kathmandu849.58NPBBNPKA
10Everest Bank Ltd.1994/10/18Lazimpat , Kathmandu851.02
11Kumari Bank Ltd.2001/04/03Durbarmarg, Kathmandu1300.29
12Laxmi Bank Ltd.2002/04/03Hattisar, Kathmandu981.26LXBLNPKA
13Citizens Bank International Ltd.2007/04/20Narayanhitipath, Kathmandu908.98CTZNNPKA
14Prime Commercial Bank Ltd.2007/09/24Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu1398.52PCBLNPKA
15Sunrise Bank Ltd.2007/10/12Gairidhara, Kathmandu896.78SRBLNPKA
16Mega Bank Nepal Ltd.2018/05/13*Kamaladi, Kathmandu1313.86
17Century Commercial Bank Ltd.2011/03/10Putalisadak , Kathmandu841.55CCBNNPKA
18Sanima Bank Ltd.12012/02/15Nagpokhari, Kathmandu880.14SNMANPKA
19Machhapuchhre Bank Ltd.2012/7/9*Lazimpat, Kathmandu845.85MBLNNPKA
20NIC Asia Bank Ltd.2013/6/30*Thapathali, Kathmandu971.77NICENPKA
21Global IME Bank Ltd.2019/09/04*Kamaladi, Kathmandu1897.59GLBBNPKA
22NMB Bank Ltd.2019/09/28*Babarmahal, Kathmandu1395.10NMBBNPKA
23Prabhu Bank Ltd.2016/2/12*Babarmahal, Kathmandu1031.55PRVUNPKA
24Siddhartha Bank Ltd.2016/7/21*Hattisar, Kathmandu978.78SIDDNPKA
25Bank of Kathmandu Ltd.2016/7/14*Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu854.69BOKLNPKA
26Civil Bank Ltd.22016/10/17*Kamaladi, Kathmandu800.34CIVLNPKA
27Nepal Credit and Commerce Bank Ltd.32017/01/01*Bagbazar, Kathmandu935.39NBOCNPKANRD (New Road branch)
Paid-up capital based on the financial statement of Mid Jul, 2020

* Operation date after joint merger

1 Paidup Capital After acquisition of Bagmati Develoment Bank Ltd. by Sanima Bank Ltd. 2 After merger of Civil Bank Ltd. and International Leasing and Finance Company Ltd.

3 Paid Capital After the merger of Nepal Credit and Commerce Bank Ltd., International Development Bank Ltd., Infrastructure Development Bank Ltd., Supreme Development Bank Ltd. and Apex Development Bank Ltd.

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Nepal Bank Ltd.

  • First commercial bank of Nepal
  • established in 1937, by Juddha Shumsher, marking the beginning of formal banking in Nepal
  • Ownership: Government of Nepal (51%) and general public (49%)
Total branches203
Total staff2175 (As of Aug 16, 2020)
Head officeDharma path, Kathmandu
Contact phone+977 1 4247999

Rastriya Banijya Bank Ltd.

  • fully government-owned, and the largest commercial bank in Nepal
  • established on January 23, 1966 (2022 Magh 10 BS)
Total branches239
Head officeSinghadurbar Plaza, Kathmandu
Contact phone+977 1 5970018
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Agriculture Development Bank Ltd.

  • autonomous organization largely owned by the Government of Nepal providing banking services primarily in agricultural sector
  • ownership: 51% Government of Nepal and 49% general public
Total branches278
Head officeRamshah Path, Kathmandu
Contact phone977 1 4263387

Nabil Bank Ltd.

  • first bank in Nepal incepted by multinational investors
  • established in July 12, 1984
Total branches118
Head officeDurbarmarg, Kathmandu
Contact phone+977 1 5970015

Nepal Investment Bank Ltd.

  • established in 1986 as a joint venture between Nepalese and Credit Agricole Indosuez
  • ownership: Promoters – 69% and General Public – 31%
Total branches86 Branches, 127 ATMs
Head officeDurbarmarg, Kathmandu
Contact phone01-4228229

Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd.

  • subsidiary of Standard Chartered PLC
  • established on
  • only international bank in Nepal
  • ownership: Standard Chartered Group (70.21%) and general public (29.79%)
Total branches12
Head officeNaya Baneshwor,
Contact phone+977 1 4781800

Himalayan Bank Ltd.

  • established in 1993 in joint venture with Habib Bank Limited of Pakistan
Total branches43
Head officeThamel Kathmandu, Nepal
Contact phone01-4227749

Nepal SBI Bank Ltd.

  • first Indo-Nepal joint venture in the financial sector
  • established on July 17, 1992
Total branches108, 121 ATMS
Total staff995 as on 18.12.2020
Head officeKathmandu, Nepal
Contact phone977 1 4423375

Nepal Bangaladesh Bank Ltd.

  • established in June 1994
  • established as a joint venture bank with IFIC Bank Ltd., Bangladesh
Total branches81
Head officeKathmandu, Nepal
Contact phone4233780

Everest Bank Ltd.

  • commercial Bank of Nepal, a joint venture of Punjab National Bank, India
  • established in 1994
Total branches100 Branches, 132 ATMs
Head officeKathmandu, Nepal
Contact phone01-4418878

Kumari Bank Ltd.

  • founded in 2001
  • has over 9 lakh customers
Total branches192 branches, 13 extension counters and 23 Branchless Banking Units
Head officeTangal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Contact phone01-4443077

Laxmi Bank Ltd.

  • founded in 2002
  • share owned: 51% promoter and 49% general public
Total branches125
Head officeHattisar – 1, Kathmandu
Contact phone014444684/685
How many A class banks are there in Nepal?

Currently there are 27 (twenty-seven) A class banks in operation in Nepal.

Which Nepali bank has the highest paid-up capital?

Global IME Bank has the highest paid up capital (of 1897.59 crores) among all the Nepali bank.

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