List of Govt Banks in Bangladesh

Last Updated on May 3, 2019 by Aminul Haque Shahin

Bangladesh got independence in 1971. But that time Bangladesh economics condition was poor and scattered.  That is why Bangladesh actually needed to re-design the existing Banks for developing economical structure and ensuring a positive flow of money all over the country.

After liberation war of 1972, State Bank of Pakistan (Dhaka Branch) has been converted to the Bangladesh Bank.

These days, Bangladesh has several governments backed Banks and all the banks (including private banks) are under the umbrella of Bangladesh Bank.

List of gov’t banks in Bangladesh

    • Janata Bank, Bangladesh
    • Agrani Bank, Bangladesh
    • Rupali Bank, Bangladesh
    • Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, Bangladesh
    • Pubali Bank Ltd, Bangladesh
    • Bangladesh Development Bank Limited (BDBL)
    • Sonali Bank Limited

Details of all gov’t Bank of Bangladesh

All the govt bank of Bangladesh has been established in a different time and different Situations.

Janata Banka, Bangladesh:

Janata Bank is a state-owned commercial bank and is created for basic savings and loan fulfillment of people. Janata bank founded in 1971. Its headquarter is located at Motijheel in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Their motto and commitment are to serving people maintaining the international standard.

Contact Details of Janata Bank:

Janata Bhaban, 110 Motijheel Road, Dhaka 1000
PABX : 9566094, 9565003, 9566089, 9560219, 9564375
Phone: 9558509, 7168883, 9571676, 9554654


SWIFT Code of Janata Bank: JANBBDDH

Agrani Bank, Bangladesh:

At present Agrani Bank is one of the most popular govt. back Banks in Bangladesh. Agrani Bank is a state owned commercial bank. This bank is founded in 1972 right after the liberation war in 1971 and its headquarter is located at Motijheel in Dhaka. It was established combining two abandoned Banks of Pakistan and Habib Bank. After the liberation war, Agrani bank got nationalized and spread all over the country with numerous branches. Now Agrani Bank is fully owned by the Government of Bangladesh.

Contact details of Agrani Bank, Bangladesh:

9D, Dilkusha C/A, Motijheel Road Dhaka 1000

Phone:  02-9551569, 9554497, 9561556, 9553064

Email:  [email protected], [email protected]


SWIFT Code of Agrani Bank: AGBKBDDH

Rupali Bank, Bangladesh:

Rupali bank was nationalized in 1972 under the Bangladesh Bank, In 1986 Rupali Bank was Established by merging 3 popular banks named  Muslim Commercial Bank Ltd, Australasia Bank Ltd, and Standard Bank Ltd.

Nowadays Rupali bank has an important impact on Bangladesh economy.

Contact details of Rupali Bank, Bangladesh:

34, Dilkusha Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Phone: 880-2-9551624-25,  9554122, 9552163, 9552183, 9552184

Emails: [email protected]



Krishi Bank, Bangladesh:

Bangladesh is an agricultural country and most of the people are farmer staying in rural areas.  In Bangladesh 85% of people are depending on agricultural But due to poverty Agricultural development in the country is almost impossible. The Government of Bangladesh has taken an initiative and established Krishi Bank Bangladesh in order to the prior development of Bangladesh’s overall agriculture ecosystem.

Now the farmers and agri-based business owners can get a loan for their development from the Krishi Bank, Bangladesh easily. This was not actually possible from other banks due to hundreds of rules & regulations and the higher margin of interest.

Nowadays Bangladesh agriculture has been much improved than the early days of the birth of Bangladesh and the full credit goes to Krishi bank and various agricultural development initiative by Bangladesh Government.

These days Krishi Bank lending money and managing lands for the farmers for the sole farmer’s development.

In 1973, Krishi bank got nationalized and the Government of Bangladesh fully own this bank.

Contact details of Krishi Bank, Bangladesh:

Bangladesh Krishi Bank
Krishi Bank Bhaban
83-85 Motijheel Commercial Area
Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh

Phone: (+88 02) 956 0021,

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

FAX: (+88 02) 956 1211


SWIFT Code of Krishi Bank: BKBABDDH

Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, Bangladesh:

Rajshahi Krishi Unnayon Bank is a state-owned Bank in Bangladesh. This Bank was established in 1987 and its headquarter is located in Rajshahi.

Rajshahi Krishi Bank has been made basically for the farmers of Rangpur and Rajshahi division. In every year the bank provides a large amount of money as a loan to the farmers and people who wants to develop agri-business and want to take their existing agriculture based business to the next level.

Contact details of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayon Bank, Bangladesh:

Kazihata, Rajshahi 6000, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-775008-9

Email: [email protected]    


Pubali Bank Limited, Bangladesh

Pubali Bank is one of the ancient banks of Bangladesh and was successfully running even in the Pakistan Era. Pubali Bank was established in 1959.

Pubali Bank is located at Dilkusha Commercial Area of Dhaka.

Contact Details of Pubali Bank:

Phone: +880-2-9551614 EXT.-278, 322

Fax: +880-2-9564009.

Email: [email protected]


SWIFT Code of Pubali Bank: PUBABDDH

Sonali Bank Limited, Bangladesh:

Sonali Bank was previously the “National Bank of Pakistan” and then after the liberation war, it merged with Premier Bank and Bahawalpur Bank and become the largest commercial bank of Bangladesh.

Sonali Bank is located in Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka.

Contacts of Sonali Bank:

Phone: +880-2-9550426-31, 33, 34, 9552924 (Pabx)

Fax: +880-2-9561410, 9552007

These are the list of all Government Banks of Bangladesh. Some of these already have been limited, but the government still owns the most shares and the rules and regulations are backed by BD Gov. 

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