Commercial bank branches (per 100,000 adults) - Country Ranking

Definition: Commercial bank branches are retail locations of resident commercial banks and other resident banks that function as commercial banks that provide financial services to customers and are physically separated from the main office but not organized as legally separated subsidiaries.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Financial Access Survey.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Colombia 256.78 2016
2 San Marino 223.81 2016
3 Luxembourg 76.14 2016
4 Mongolia 70.37 2016
5 Spain 61.93 2016
6 Seychelles 52.83 2016
7 Italy 48.66 2016
8 Bulgaria 48.54 2016
9 Montenegro 44.20 2016
10 Portugal 42.71 2016
11 Switzerland 42.46 2016
12 St. Kitts and Nevis 41.21 2016
13 Macao SAR, China 37.47 2016
14 France 37.06 2016
15 Uzbekistan 36.14 2016
16 Malta 36.10 2016
17 Iceland 35.60 2016
18 Cyprus 34.34 2016
19 Japan 34.10 2016
20 Cabo Verde 33.41 2016
21 Guatemala 33.35 2016
22 Croatia 32.86 2016
23 Georgia 32.67 2016
24 United States 32.67 2016
25 Iran 31.30 2016
26 Poland 31.03 2016
27 Slovenia 30.47 2016
28 Russia 30.14 2016
29 Serbia 29.72 2016
30 Tonga 29.72 2015
31 The Bahamas 29.58 2016
32 New Zealand 28.96 2015
33 Bosnia and Herzegovina 28.94 2016
34 Slovak Republic 28.27 2016
35 Romania 27.98 2016
36 Grenada 27.84 2016
37 Australia 27.80 2016
38 Antigua and Barbuda 27.45 2016
39 São Tomé and Principe 25.53 2016
40 United Kingdom 25.14 2013
41 Macedonia 25.00 2016
42 Greece 24.68 2016
43 Morocco 24.67 2016
44 Lebanon 24.09 2016
45 Denmark 23.91 2016
46 Panama 23.40 2016
47 Armenia 23.10 2016
48 Canada 22.94 2016
49 Samoa 22.73 2016
50 Czech Republic 22.37 2016
51 Costa Rica 21.79 2016
52 Ireland 21.51 2016
53 Albania 21.51 2016
54 Vanuatu 21.44 2015
55 Hong Kong SAR, China 21.43 2016
56 Tunisia 20.46 2016
57 Belize 20.42 2016
58 Brazil 20.40 2016
59 Mauritius 20.40 2016
60 Honduras 19.64 2016
61 Brunei 19.43 2016
62 Israel 18.86 2016
63 Sri Lanka 18.59 2015
64 Turkey 18.14 2016
65 St. Lucia 18.10 2016
66 Sweden 17.58 2016
67 Indonesia 17.39 2016
68 Dominica 17.37 2016
69 Latvia 17.09 2016
70 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 16.83 2016
71 Barbados 16.50 2016
72 Oman 16.35 2016
73 Korea 16.26 2016
74 Chile 16.19 2016
75 Venezuela 15.92 2015
76 Bolivia 15.32 2015
77 Bhutan 15.27 2016
78 Jordan 15.08 2016
79 Hungary 14.70 2016
80 Namibia 14.70 2016
81 Kuwait 14.27 2016
82 Mexico 14.15 2016
83 India 14.06 2016
84 Germany 13.46 2016
85 Lithuania 13.43 2016
86 Argentina 13.37 2016
87 Trinidad and Tobago 12.94 2016
88 Austria 12.63 2016
89 Dominican Republic 12.60 2016
90 Netherlands 12.46 2016
91 United Arab Emirates 12.42 2016
92 Thailand 12.37 2016
93 Fiji 11.84 2016
94 Qatar 11.75 2016
95 Malaysia 11.49 2016
96 Libya 11.45 2012
97 Uruguay 11.43 2016
98 Suriname 11.24 2016
99 Nicaragua 11.12 2016
100 Ecuador 11.03 2016
101 Azerbaijan 10.66 2015
102 Estonia 10.42 2016
103 Pakistan 10.36 2016
104 Angola 10.29 2016
105 South Africa 10.18 2016
106 Paraguay 10.13 2016
107 Moldova 9.99 2016
108 Nepal 9.58 2016
109 El Salvador 9.52 2016
110 Gabon 9.23 2013
111 Singapore 8.98 2016
112 Philippines 8.87 2016
113 China 8.78 2016
114 Saudi Arabia 8.58 2016
115 Bangladesh 8.44 2016
116 Guyana 8.43 2016
117 Kyrgyz Republic 8.38 2016
118 Botswana 8.32 2016
119 Mauritania 8.31 2016
120 The Gambia 8.11 2016
121 Peru 7.96 2016
122 Ghana 7.13 2016
123 Belgium 6.90 2016
124 Tajikistan 6.48 2013
125 Norway 6.16 2016
126 Rwanda 6.16 2016
127 Cambodia 6.12 2015
128 Mali 6.07 2016
129 Swaziland 5.95 2016
130 Djibouti 5.89 2016
131 Kiribati 5.70 2013
132 Togo 5.58 2016
133 Finland 5.44 2016
134 Kenya 5.43 2016
135 Nigeria 5.36 2016
136 Zimbabwe 5.26 2016
137 Algeria 5.23 2016
138 Côte d'Ivoire 5.09 2016
139 Jamaica 5.09 2016
140 Timor-Leste 5.04 2016
141 Senegal 4.96 2016
142 Equatorial Guinea 4.89 2015
143 Zambia 4.68 2016
144 Egypt 4.53 2015
145 Syrian Arab Republic 4.52 2013
146 Mozambique 4.20 2016
147 Solomon Islands 4.12 2016
148 Iraq 4.08 2016
149 Vietnam 3.87 2016
150 Liberia 3.73 2014
151 Congo 3.65 2015
152 Benin 3.62 2016
153 Lesotho 3.49 2014
154 Myanmar 3.41 2016
155 Sudan 3.36 2015
156 Malawi 3.19 2015
157 Burundi 3.18 2015
158 Comoros 3.14 2016
159 Guinea-Bissau 3.11 2016
160 Lao PDR 3.04 2016
161 Kazakhstan 2.96 2016
162 Ethiopia 2.93 2012
163 Burkina Faso 2.89 2016
164 Uganda 2.77 2016
165 Sierra Leone 2.67 2012
166 Haiti 2.66 2015
167 Papua New Guinea 2.65 2015
168 Guinea 2.64 2016
169 Tanzania 2.46 2015
170 Afghanistan 2.22 2016
171 Madagascar 2.20 2016
172 Cameroon 2.01 2014
173 Niger 1.62 2016
174 Yemen 1.59 2015
175 Dem. Rep. Congo 1.03 2015
176 Central African Republic 1.02 2013
177 Chad 1.01 2016
178 Belarus 0.86 2016
179 Ukraine 0.48 2016

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Development Relevance: Access to finance can expand opportunities for all with higher levels of access and use of banking services associated with lower financing obstacles for people and businesses. A stable financial system that promotes efficient savings and investment is also crucial for a thriving democracy and market economy. There are several aspects of access to financial services: availability, cost, and quality of services. The development and growth of credit markets depend on access to timely, reliable, and accurate data on borrowers' credit experiences. Access to credit can be improved by making it easy to create and enforce collateral agreements and by increasing information about potential borrowers' creditworthiness. Lenders look at a borrower's credit history and collateral. Where credit registries and effective collateral laws are absent - as in many developing countries - banks make fewer loans. Indicators that cover getting credit include the strength of legal rights index and the depth of credit information index.

Limitations and Exceptions: Population-based ratios of the number of branches and ATMs assume a uniform distribution of bank outlets within a country's area and across its population, while in most countries bank branches and ATMs are concentrated in urban centers of the country and are accessible only to some individuals.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data are shown as the number of branches of commercial banks for every 100,000 adults in the reporting country. It is calculated as (number of institutions + number of branches)*100,000/adult population in the reporting country.

Aggregation method: Median

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Country-specific metadata can be found on the IMF’s FAS website at  http://fas.imf.org.