The central bank of Lebanon is Banque du Liban. The bank was established in 1st August in 1963. Besides the central bank a new committee was established in 1967 and its name is The Banking Control Committee of Lebanon (BCCL). The BCCL is overseas and monitors the country’s financial organizations, foreign exchange, issuing currency, price stability and banks in Lebanon. It is completely an independent and autonomous body that controls Lebanon’s banking department.
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The Central Bank of Lebanon Banque du Liban
At a glance The Central Bank of Lebanon Banque du Liban Information
Headquarters: Beirut, Lebanon
Established: August 1, 1963
Ownership: 100% state ownership
Governor: Riad Salameh
Central bank of Lebanon
Currency: Lebanese Pound
Reserves: 38 440 million USD
Bank rate of: 2.75%
Interest on reserves 4.00%
List of all Banks in Lebanon
Top listed Lebanese Banks
There are 13 top listed banks in Lebanon. Besides these, Banks incorporated in Lebanon and foreign banks are available. All banks are controlled under the central bank’s name Banque du Liban.
- Bank Audi
- Byblos Bank
- Bank of Beirut
- Bank of Beirut and Arab Countries S.A.L.
- Banque de la Méditerranée S.A.L.
- Banque Libano-Française S.A.L.
- Crédit Libanais S.A.L.
- First National Bank S.A.L.
- IBL Bank S.A.L.
- Lebanon and Gulf Bank S.A.L.
- Saradar Bank S.A.L.
Banks Incorporated in Lebanon
- Lebanon and Gulf Bank S.A.L
- Bank of Beirut S.A.L.
- Fenicia Bank S.A.L.
- Banque libano-française S.A.L. (BLF)
- Banque libanaise pour le commerce S.A.L.
- Banque européenne pour le Moyen-Orient S.A.L.
- Banque de crédit national S.A.L. (B.C.N.)
- Société générale de banque au Liban S.A.L.
- BSL Bank S.A.L.
- Al-Mawarid Bank S.A.L.
- Arab Investment Bank S.A.L.
- Banque de l’habitat S.A.L.
- Lebanese Swiss Bank S.A.L.
- LIBANK (Levant Investment Bank) S.A.L.
- FFA Private Bank S.A.L.
- Finance Bank S.A.L.
- Federal Bank of Lebanon S.A.L.
- Middle East & Africa Bank S.A.L.
- Méditerranée Investment Bank S.A.L.
- Warka Bank for Investment and Finance S.A.L.
- CSCBank SAL
- First National Bank S.A.L.
- Arab Bank
- Arab Finance House S.A.L.
- ABN Amro Bank – Holland
- Banque Misr Liban
- Banca di Roma
- Lebanese Islamic Bank S.A.L.
- Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank S.A.L.
- National Bank of Kuwait (Lebanon) S.A.L.
- Saradar Bank
For those who considering a career in the banking sector in Lebanon, this is the top list of banks in Lebanon is very helpful on where to start. To get more information, please refer to our list of financial institutions in Lebanon.
Bank Audi According to customers’ deposits, total assets, shareholders’ equity, loans and advance payments, Audi Bank is the biggest bank in Lebanon. The bank provides a variety of financial products and services in the areas of personal banking, commercial banking and private banking. It conducts business with the support of 204 branches, 474 ATMs and 35 ITMs through 3 financial companies and 10 banks in 11 countries/regions. Audi Bank was established in 1830.
BLOM Bank BLOM Bank is one of the largest banks in Lebanon and the bank is founded in 1951, Providing customers with comprehensive banking products and services. The business scope of the bank is as follows: private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, retail banking, investment banking, asset management, Islamic banking, capital market services, and insurance products and services. The company is headquartered in Beirut and controls a network of 77 branches in Lebanon. The bank also has 15 branches in Cyprus and Jordan, two branches in Iraq and a representative office in Abu Dhabi.
Bank of Beirut Bank of Beirut manages 70 branches in Lebanon, 24 branches in other countries, and representative offices in Nigeria, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai). The bank offers commercial banking, consumer banking, corporate banking, agent banking, asset management and capital market services in the domestic and regional markets.
Banque Libano-Francaise In Lebanon, Banque Libano-Francaise Bank offers commercial and corporate banking services. Their main focus is to provide investment banking and global markets, retail banking, private banking and wealth management. The company is headquartered in Beirut. The bank serves through 58 branches and 109 ATMs across the country.
Byblos Bank Byblos Bank was established in 1963 in Jbeil, Lebanon. The bank and its subsidiaries and affiliated banks provide a full range of banking and insurance services to local and foreign customers. The company is headquartered in Beirut and manages multiple branches in Lebanon and nine other locations in foreign countries.
Credit Libanais Credit Libanais was established in 1961 and is engaged in corporate banking, retail banking and e-banking services in Lebanon. The bank is one of the significant banks of Lebanese banking technology which launches ATM services, POS technology, payment platforms and Internet banking innovations. The bank network includes 77 branches, 95 ATMs and 10,329 POS terminals. It also has branches in Bahrain, Cyprus, Senegal, Iraq and Canada.
IBL Bank In 1961 IBL Bank was established according to the Development Bank SAL. Later, it was renamed IBL Bank to improve its positioning and brand awareness. The bank headquarters is located in Beirut and is responsible for overseeing 20 active branches all over Lebanon.
Fransabank In 1961 IBL Bank was established according to the Development Bank SAL. Later, it was renamed IBL Bank to improve its positioning and brand awareness. The bank headquarters is located in Beirut and is responsible for overseeing 20 active branches all over Lebanon.
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