Banks

    Habib Bank Limited.
  • HBL was the first commercial bank to be established in Pakistan in 1947. Over the years, HBL has grown its branch network and become the largest private sector bank with over 1,450 branches across the country and a customer base exceeding five million relationships. The Government of Pakistan privatized HBL in 2004 through which AKFED acquired 51% of the Bank's shareholding and management control. HBL is majority owned (51%) by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, 42.5% of the shareholding is retained by the Government of Pakistan (GOP), whilst 7.5% is owned by the general public i.e. over 170,000 shareholders following the public listing that took place in July 2007. With a presence in 25 countries, subsidiaries in Hong Kong and the UK, affiliates in Nepal, Nigeria, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan and rep offices in Iran and China, HBL is also the largest domestic multinational. The Bank is expanding its presence in principal international markets including the UK, UAE, South and Central Asia, Africa and the Far East. Key areas of operations encompass product offerings and services in Retail and Consumer Banking. HBL has the largest Corporate Banking portfolio in the country with an active Investment Banking arm. SME and Agriculture lending programs and banking services are offered in urban and rural centers. Rating HBL is currently rated AA (Long term) and A-1+ (Short term) and has a balance sheet size of USD 10.2 billion. It is the first Pakistani bank to raise Tier II Capital from external sources. -
  • Habib Metropolitan Bank
  • Habib Metropolitan Bank was incorporated in Pakistan as a Public Listed Company in 1992 under the name, Metropolitan Bank Limited. The Bank commenced, duly licensed, full scheduled commercial-banking operations in October 1992. Metropolitan Bank, from October 1992 to September 2006, remained a highly rated bank and, vide it’s nationwide 51-branch on-line network, established as a distinguished provider of trade finance services. On October 26, 2006 Habib Bank A G Zurich`s Pakistan Operations merged into Metropolitan Bank Limited and the merged entity was named Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited (HMB). Demonstrating a strong commitment to Pakistan economy, HBZ is the principal shareholder of HMB. HMB operates in all major cities of the country. The Bank ranks within Top 10 in Pakistan with a strong vision to be the most respected Financial Institution. HMB has its primary focus on retail banking and trade finance and also offers highly innovative E-Banking solutions and Consumer Banking to its customers. The Bank’s Islamic Banking Division is fully capable of catering to customers seeking Shariah compliant products. The HBZ Group is heir to a rich tradition of banking and commerce dating back to more than 160 years. The group’s flagship and HMB’s principal, HBZ (incorporated 1967) enjoys International ranking of 687 in terms of capital. With Headquarters in Switzerland, the HBZ Group also operates in Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom and North America. The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency (PACRA) has allotted both long-term and short-term ratings of Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited at “AA+” (Double A plus) and “A1+” (A one plus), respectively. These ratings, being the highest amongst the local sector Private Banks, denote a very low expectation of credit risk emanating from a very strong capacity for timely payment of financial commitments.