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Bank Negara Malaysia


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Established on 26 January 1959 under the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 1958 (CBA 1958). The CBA 1958 has been repealed by the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009 which became effective on 25 November 2009. It is a statutory body wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia with the paid-up capital progressively increased, currently at RM100 million. The Bank reports to the Minister of Finance, Malaysia and keeps the Minister informed of matters pertaining to monetary and financial sector policies.


Among the major role of the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is the prudent conduct of monetary policy, which has seen generally low and stable inflation for decades and thereby, preserving the purchasing power of the ringgit. The Bank is responsible for bringing about financial system stability and fostering a sound and progressive financial sector. The Bank actively promotes financial inclusion, which has led to improved access to financial services for all economic sectors and segments of society, thereby supporting balanced economic growth.

The Bank also plays a significant developmental role, including development of financial system infrastructure with major emphasis placed on building the nation's efficient and secured payment systems as well as the necessary institutions (including Securities Commission, KLSE, now known as Bursa Malaysia and Credit Guarantee Corporation) which are important towards building a comprehensive, robust and resilient financial system.

At present, BNM have 5 branches in Malaysia and have 3 overseas representative offices located at New York, London and Beijing.

Bank Negara Malaysia HQ Location Map

Bank Negara Malaysia
HQ Address: Bank Negara Malaysia
Jalan Dato' Onn
P.O. Box 10922
50929 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +603 2698 8044
Facsimile: +603 2691 2990
Currency: Ringgit Malaysia
Banking Hours:
Monday - Friday : 9.00am - 5.00pm


In achieving the functions as mentioned above, the Bank commits itself to providing effective support functions through a sound banking and financial control system, appropriate information system and the development of competent and qualified staff.
List of banks governed by Bank Negara Malaysia:
Commercial Banks

Affin Bank Berhad Citibank Berhad OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad
Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad Deutsche Bank (Malaysia) Berhad Public Bank Berhad
AmBank (M) Berhad EON Bank Berhad RHB Bank Berhad
Bangkok Bank Berhad Hong Leong Bank Berhad Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad
Bank of America Malaysia Berhad

HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (M) Berhad
Bank of China (Malaysia) Berhad ICBC (Malaysia) Berhad The Bank of Nova Scotia Berhad
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Berhad J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad
CIMB Bank Berhad Malayan Banking Berhad United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Islamic Banks

Affin Islamic Bank Berhad Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad Maybank Islamic Berhad
Al Rajhi Banking Corp (Malaysia) Berhad CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad
Alliance Islamic Bank Berhad EONCAP Islamic Bank Berhad Public Islamic Bank Berhad
AmIslamic Bank Berhad Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad RHB Islamic Bank Berhad
Asian Finance Bank Berhad HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad Kuwait Finance House (M) Berhad

Investment Banks

Affin Investment Bank Berhad Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad
Alliance Investment Bank Berhad HwangDBS Investment Bank Berhad MIMB Investment Bank Berhad
AmInvestment Bank Berhad KAF Investment Bank Berhad OSK Investment Bank Berhad
CIMB Investment Bank Berhad Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad Public Investment Bank Berhad
ECM Libra Investment Bank Berhad Maybank Investment Bank Berhad RHB Investment Bank Berhad

International Islamic Banks

Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation PT. Bank Syariah Muamalat Indonesia, Tbk Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
Unicorn International Islamic Bank Malaysia Berhad


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