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 San Marino 181.18 2018
2 Mongolia 68.69 2018
3 Luxembourg 67.96 2018
4 Spain 55.15 2018
5 Bulgaria 52.68 2018
6 Seychelles 50.60 2018
7 Montenegro 43.50 2018
8 Cyprus 42.23 2018
9 Italy 40.93 2018
10 Bolivia 40.72 2018
11 Switzerland 39.51 2018
12 Macao SAR, China 39.47 2018
13 Uzbekistan 36.10 2018
14 Portugal 36.02 2018
15 France 34.86 2018
16 Belgium 34.81 2017
17 Japan 34.07 2018
18 Cabo Verde 33.01 2018
19 St. Kitts and Nevis 33.00 2018
20 Tonga 32.98 2018
21 Iceland 31.48 2018
22 Georgia 31.33 2018
23 United States 30.90 2018
24 Iran 30.76 2018
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina 30.31 2018
26 Croatia 30.11 2018
27 Malta 29.74 2018
28 Poland 29.67 2018
29 Australia 28.19 2018
30 Slovenia 28.03 2018
31 Serbia 27.73 2018
32 The Bahamas 27.39 2018
33 Moldova 26.95 2018
34 New Zealand 26.78 2018
35 Guatemala 26.25 2018
36 Russia 26.23 2018
37 Slovak Republic 25.60 2018
38 Romania 25.49 2018
39 United Kingdom 25.14 2013
40 Morocco 24.87 2018
41 Antigua and Barbuda 24.46 2018
42 Grenada 24.36 2018
43 North Macedonia 24.17 2018
44 Armenia 23.44 2018
45 Samoa 23.23 2018
46 Tunisia 22.04 2018
47 Panama 21.68 2018
48 Lebanon 21.29 2018
49 Czech Republic 21.26 2018
50 Hong Kong SAR, China 21.19 2018
51 Greece 20.88 2018
52 Denmark 20.83 2018
53 São Tomé and Principe 20.58 2018
54 Ireland 20.53 2018
55 Canada 20.05 2018
56 Costa Rica 19.70 2018
57 Vanuatu 19.68 2018
58 Albania 19.40 2018
59 Belize 19.26 2018
60 Brazil 18.99 2018
61 Honduras 18.69 2018
62 Sri Lanka 18.59 2015
63 Israel 17.31 2018
64 Barbados 17.21 2018
65 Brunei 17.18 2018
66 Mauritius 17.13 2018
67 Bhutan 17.03 2017
68 Turkey 16.80 2018
69 Indonesia 16.24 2018
70 Venezuela 15.92 2015
71 Dominica 15.51 2018
72 St. Lucia 15.51 2018
73 Korea 15.45 2017
74 Nepal 15.41 2018
75 Sweden 14.91 2018
76 El Salvador 14.90 2018
77 Colombia 14.86 2018
78 Namibia 14.70 2016
79 Latvia 14.69 2018
80 Jordan 14.69 2017
81 Kuwait 14.67 2018
82 India 14.56 2018
83 Oman 14.47 2018
84 Mexico 14.43 2018
85 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 14.24 2018
86 Hungary 14.19 2018
87 Chile 14.03 2018
88 Argentina 13.46 2018
89 Dominican Republic 12.73 2018
90 Austria 11.91 2018
91 Libya 11.79 2017
92 Trinidad and Tobago 11.77 2018
93 Fiji 11.69 2018
94 Thailand 11.69 2018
95 Suriname 11.52 2018
96 Lithuania 11.51 2018
97 Germany 11.10 2018
98 Netherlands 10.96 2018
99 Azerbaijan 10.66 2015
100 United Arab Emirates 10.65 2018
101 Malaysia 10.25 2018
102 Pakistan 10.18 2018
103 South Africa 10.12 2018
104 Paraguay 10.10 2018
105 Ecuador 10.09 2018
106 Uruguay 10.08 2018
107 Estonia 9.71 2018
108 Angola 9.46 2018
109 Gabon 9.23 2013
110 Nicaragua 9.23 2018
111 Philippines 9.09 2018
112 Bangladesh 8.96 2018
113 China 8.85 2018
114 Ghana 8.65 2018
115 Singapore 8.36 2018
116 Mauritania 8.32 2017
117 Saudi Arabia 8.32 2018
118 Guyana 8.27 2018
119 Kyrgyz Republic 8.07 2018
120 Cambodia 7.84 2018
121 The Gambia 7.83 2018
122 Botswana 7.70 2017
123 Peru 7.36 2018
124 Djibouti 7.28 2017
125 Qatar 7.22 2018
126 Jamaica 7.13 2018
127 Timor-Leste 6.98 2018
128 Eswatini 6.85 2018
129 Tajikistan 6.48 2013
130 Rwanda 5.75 2018
131 Kiribati 5.70 2013
132 Senegal 5.57 2018
133 Norway 5.51 2017
134 Zimbabwe 5.35 2018
135 Togo 5.18 2018
136 Algeria 5.18 2018
137 Côte d'Ivoire 5.09 2018
138 Myanmar 5.09 2018
139 Kenya 5.03 2018
140 Mali 5.02 2018
141 Egypt 4.95 2018
142 Equatorial Guinea 4.89 2015
143 Iraq 4.52 2018
144 Syrian Arab Republic 4.52 2013
145 Nigeria 4.30 2018
146 Solomon Islands 4.28 2017
147 Mozambique 4.23 2018
148 Vietnam 3.91 2018
149 Lesotho 3.88 2018
150 Zambia 3.88 2018
151 Liberia 3.73 2014
152 Congo 3.65 2015
153 Sudan 3.34 2017
154 Benin 3.27 2018
155 Malawi 3.19 2015
156 Comoros 3.18 2018
157 Burundi 3.17 2016
158 Lao PDR 3.17 2018
159 Finland 3.15 2018
160 Guinea-Bissau 3.03 2017
161 Ethiopia 2.93 2012
162 Burkina Faso 2.83 2018
163 Guinea 2.70 2018
164 Sierra Leone 2.67 2012
165 Haiti 2.67 2018
166 Uganda 2.61 2018
167 Kazakhstan 2.49 2018
168 Tanzania 2.46 2015
169 Madagascar 2.32 2017
170 Afghanistan 2.23 2018
171 Cameroon 2.19 2018
172 Yemen 1.59 2015
173 Niger 1.52 2018
174 Papua New Guinea 1.52 2018
175 Dem. Rep. Congo 1.03 2015
176 Chad 1.00 2017
177 Belarus 0.78 2017
178 Central African Republic 0.68 2017
179 Ukraine 0.43 2018

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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.