Total branches of “A” class Commercial Banks reached to 1510 till December 15, 2013. Commercial Bank’s higher concentration is inside Kathmandu valley contributing 31% of total branch penetration.
Agriculture Development Bank has the largest branch networks of 232 including sub-branches whereas Global IME amongst private sector promoted bank has the largest branch network of 72 across the country. Commercial banks including Agriculture Development Bank, Rastriya Banijya Bank and Nepal Bank have maintained their presence to all 75 districts.
Top 10 districts alone have more than 56% market share out of total branch penetration of 1510 across 75 districts. Out of total districts, 16 geographically challenged districts have less than 5 bank presence wherein government sector bank has the majority branch presence. The government sector banks in particular have been serving by and large banking population of 20 economically backward districts.