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Commercial Banks

 
1. Lebanese Banks S.A.L.
1. (1) FRANSABANK S.A.L.
2. (10) BANQUE LIBANO-FRANCAISE S.A.L.
3. (11) B.L.C. BANK S.A.L.
4. (14) BLOM BANK S.A.L.
5. (16) FEDERAL BANK OF LEBANON S.A.L.
6. (19) SOCIETE GENERALE DE BANQUE AU LIBAN S.A.L. (SGBL)
7. (22) BANKMED S.A.L.
8. (27) AUDI PRIVATE BANK S.A.L.
9. (28) BBAC S.A.L.
10. (36) BANQUE DE CREDIT NATIONAL S.A.L.
11. (39) BYBLOS BANK S.A.L.
12. (48) SARADAR BANK S.A.L.
13. (52) IBL BANK SAL
14. (53) CREDIT LIBANAIS S.A.L.
15. (56) BANK AUDI S.A.L.
16. (58) FENICIA BANK S.A.L.
17. (63) LEBANESE SWISS BANK S.A.L.
18. (68) BSL BANK S.A.L.
19. (75) BANK OF BEIRUT S.A.L.
20. (80) JAMMAL TRUST BANK S.A.L.
21. (93) BANQUE BEMO S.A.L.
22. (94) LEBANON AND GULF BANK S.A.L.
23. (95) SAUDI LEBANESE BANK S.A.L.
24. (98) CEDRUS BANK S.A.L.
25. (101) AM BANK S.A.L.
26. (103) CREDITBANK S.A.L.
27. (104) UNITED CREDIT BANK S.A.L.
28. (105) BANK AL-MADINA S.A.L.
29. (108) FIRST NATIONAL BANK S.A.L.
30. (110) MEAB S.A.L.
31. (126) LEBANESE ISLAMIC BANK S.A.L
32. (127) BLOM DEVELOPMENT BANK S.A.L.
33. (130) BANK OF BEIRUT INVEST S.A.L.
 
2. Lebanese Banks S.A.L. with Arab Control
1. (3) BANQUE MISR LIBAN S.A.L. (BML SAL)
2. (34) SYRIAN LEBANESE COMMERCIAL BANK S.A.L. (a)
3. (62) NORTH AFRICA COMMERCIAL BANK S.A.L.
4. (73) NATIONAL BANK OF KUWAIT (LEBANON) S.A.L.
5. (92) EMIRATES LEBANON BANK S.A.L.
6. (109) AL BARAKA BANK S.A.L.
7. (125) ARAB FINANCE HOUSE S.A.L. (ISLAMIC BANK)
 
4. Arab Banks
1. (5) ARAB BANK P.L.C.
2. (9) RAFIDAIN BANK
3. (90) ARAB AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL BANK
4. (132) BANK OF BAGHDAD PRIVATE S.A.Co
5. (134) AL-BILAD ISLAMIC BANK FOR INVESTMENT & FINANCE P.S.C. (b)
6. (136) QATAR NATIONAL BANK S.A.Q. - Lebanon
7. (141) INVEST BANK PSC
 
5. Foreign Banks
1. (67) BANK SADERAT IRAN (a)
2. (85) HBL HABIB BANK
3. (115) CITIBANK N.A.


Remark:
The number between brackets preceding the Banks’ name is the number stated on the official list of Banks issued by the Central Bank of Lebanon (BDL).

- BDL’s official list of banks n° 109, 125, 126, 127 & 134 are Islamic banks.


(a) = ABL Membership suspended since 2014
(b) = ABL Membership suspended in 2018



Removal of banks from the official list

BLC Invest s.a.l. ( n° 138) removed from the official list of banks after its merger with B.L.C. Bank s.a.l. (n° 11) according to BDL decision n° 12561 dated May 24, 2017 (O.G. 24/June 1, 2017)

HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (n° 7) removed from the official list of banks after its acquisition by BLOM Bank s.a.l. (n° 14) according to BDL decision n° 12598 dated June 23, 2017 (O.G. 57/December 12, 2017)

New Branding

- Habib Bank Limited (n° 85) has a new branding to read HBL Habib Bank

- Al-Mawarid Bank s.a.l. (n° 101) has changed its designation to read AM Bank s.a.l. (n° 101)









Last updated on June 19th, 2018


Investment Banks

1. (33) AUDI INVESTMENT BANK S.A.L.
2. (41) BANQUE DE L'HABITAT S.A.L.
3. (43) FINANCE BANK S.A.L.
4. (111) BLOMINVEST BANK S.A.L.
5. (113) MEDINVESTMENT BANK S.A.L.
6. (114) CREDIT LIBANAIS INVESTMENT BANK S.A.L.
7. (118) ARAB BANK (SWITZERLAND) LEBANON S.A.L.
8. (121) FRANSA INVEST BANK S.A.L.
9. (123) BYBLOS INVEST BANK S.A.L.
10. (129) FFA PRIVATE BANK S.A.L.
11. (133) CSCBANK SAL
12. (135) IBL INVESTMENT BANK S.A.L.
13. (137) CEDRUS INVEST BANK S.A.L.
14. (139) LiBANK S.A.L. (Levant Investment Bank)
15. (142) LUCID INVESTMENT BANK S.A.L.


Remark: The number between brackets preceding the Banks’ name is the number stated on the official list of Banks issued by the Central Bank of Lebanon (BDL).

- BDL’s official list of banks n° 118 is a Lebanese bank with Arab control


Change of Designation

- Arab Investment Bank s.a.l. (n° 118) has changed its designation to read Arab Bank (Switzerland) Lebanon s.a.l. (n° 118) according to BDL decision n° 12815 dated May 29, 2018 (O.G. 26/2018).






Last updated on May 30th, 2018
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