Banking in Vietnam

Information on opening a bank account in Vietnam - the documents to provide - the credit and debit cards, payment methods, cheques and more...

There are several banks operating in Vietnam, including five state-owned banks which are overseen by the State Bank of Vietnam, and many joint-stock commercial banks. There are also a number of foreign banks.

Major Banks in Vietnam

Information about the four largest state-owned banks in Vietnam can be found below:

Agribank is the largest bank in Vietnam and has branches in 92 countries around the world. It is formally known as Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.

  • Agribank
    At: 36 Nguyen Co Thach , My Dinh, Tu Liem, Hanoi (Head Office)
    Tel: (04) 8313717
    Fax: (04) 8313719
  • Customer Services
    Tel: (04) 38687437 / (04) 38687913 (Agribank card hotlines)
    Tel: (04) 38313729 (other services)
  • To find a local Agribank branch: Click here

VietinBank was separated from the State Bank of Vietnam in 1988. It is formally known as Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade.

  • VietinBank
    At: 108 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi (Head Office)
    Tel: (04) 39421158 / (04) 39421030
    Fax: (04) 39421032
  • Customer Services
    Tel: 1900558868 (24/7 hotline)
  • To find a local VietinBank branch: Click here

Vietcombank originated as the bank for foreign trade in Vietnam. It officially became known as the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam in 2008.

  • Vietcombank
    At: 198 Tran Quang Khai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi (Head Office)
    Tel: (04) 39343137
    Fax: (04) 38269067
  • Customer Services
    Tel: 1900545413 / 0438243524
  • To find a local Vietcombank branch: Click here

The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), founded in 1957, specialises in medium and long-term project financing. It officially became known as the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam in 2012.

  • BIDV
    At: BIDV Tower, 35 Hang Voi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi (Head Office)
    Tel: (04) 22205544
    Fax: (04) 22200399
  • To find a local BIDV branch: Click here
  • Customer Services
    Tel: (04) 2220 5256

Private banks

Some of the main private banks in Vietnam include: