Al-Ahli Bank Al Rajhi bank Bank Al-Jazira Arab National Bank Banque Saudi Fransi Islamic Development Bank
Al Ahli Al Rajhi Al Jazira Anb Saudi Fransi IDB
Riyad Bank Samba Bank Saudi British Bank Saudi Investment Bank Saudi Hollandi Bank
Riyad Bank Samba Group Saudi British Bank (SABB) SAIB SHB
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  • Arab National Bank (anb) – One of the ten largest banks in the Middle East. Anb was established in 1979 and has about 190 local branches, 42 ladies sections and one branch in London.
  • Al Rajhi Bank – One of the world's largest Islamic banks in terms of total assets. It also the largest branch network (over 550 branches), and the largest ATM network in Saudi Arabia.
  • Bank Al-Jazira (BAJ) – One of the leading Shari'ah compliant fast growing financial institutions in Saudi Arabia. BAJ provides customers with innovative Shari'ah compliant financial services.
  • Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) – A full service commercial bank serving the local and international banking needs of its clients. It is a leading provider of comprehensive financial services and products in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other markets.
  • Islamic Development Bank (IDB) – IDB was established in pursuance of the Declaration of Intent issued at the Conference of Finance Ministers of Muslim Countries in December 1973. The purpose of the Bank is to foster the economic development and social progress of member countries and Muslim communities in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah.
  • National Commercial Bank (NCB) (Al-Ahli Bank) – The first Saudi Arabian bank. NCB is the largest bank in terms of capital in the Arab world and one of the pioneers in Islamic banking.
  • Riyad Bank – One of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East. The Bank's network includes over 200 local branches and over 1,500 ATMs, as well as international offices in London, Houston, and Singapore.
  • Samba Financial Group (formerly known as Saudi American Bank) is a large banking group in Saudi Arabia, established in 1980 with the takeover of Citibank branches in Jeddah and Riyadh. SAMBA was always the acronym for the Saudi American Bank but the name was changed to Samba Financial Group in 2003.
  • Saudi British Bank (SABB) – Established on January 21, 1978, SABB formally commenced activities on July 1, 1978 when it took over the operations of the British Bank of the Middle East (BBME) in Saudi Arabia.
  • Saudi Hollandi Bank (SHB) – The first bank in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, founded in 1926. SHB employs over 1,600 people with a Saudization ratio of over 87% and operates 43 branches, 8 Ladies Sections and over 260 ATMs throughout the Kingdom.
  • Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) – A Saudi Arabian joint stock company established on June 23, 1976. SAIB offers a wide range retail and commercial banking products and services in addition to investment banking.
  • United Saudi Bank (USB) – In 1999 SAMBA merged with United Saudi Bank by an exchange of shares, to form one of the largest banks in Saudi Arabia and Middle East.

The Largest Banks in Saudi Arabia

Rank Company Total Assets (SAR m, 30/06/2012) Total Assets (US$bn, 30/06/2012)
1 National Commercial Bank 320,417.91 85.438
2 Al Rajhi Bank 238,211.90 63.518
3 Samba Financial Group 199,508.90 53.198
4 Riyad Bank 180,637.40 48.166
6 Saudi British Bank (SABB) 151,904.90 40.505
5 Banque Saudi Fransi 147,088.70 39.221
7 Arab National Bank 120,392.00 32.102
8 Saudi Hollandi Bank 61,961.10 16.522
9 Islamic Development Bank 10,351.157 * 14.795
10 Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) 53,464.00 14.256
11 Bank Al Jazira 47,267.12 12.604
* In millions of Islamic Dinars.  (Source: Annual reports)
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