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Allied Banking Corporation (now Philippine National Bank) was one of the largest banks in the Philippines. On February 9, 2013, the bank was merged with Philippine National Bank, creating the fourth largest private domestic bank in the Philippines.

Allied Banking Corporation
IndustryBanking, Finance and Insurance
FateAcquired by, and later merged into, Philippine National Bank
SuccessorPNB Savings Bank
FoundedManila, Philippines (1977)
DefunctFebruary 9, 2013
HeadquartersMakati, Philippines
Key people
Domingo T. Chua, Chairman
Anthony Q. Chua, President
ProductsFinancial Services
P1.325 billion PHP (Increase4%) (2004) [2] Edit this on Wikidata



Allied Bank was incorporated under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines on April 11, 1977, and granted by the Central Bank of the Philippines the Certificate of Authority to operate as a commercial bank on May 20, 1977. It formally opened for business on June 2, 1977. On August 19, 1977, it was authorized to operate an expanded foreign currency deposit unit (FCDU) and in December 1981 granted to operate as expanded commercial bank or universal bank. As of December 31, 2007, Allied Bank was the 9th largest private domestic commercial bank in the country in terms of total deposits, and the 10th largest in terms of net worth..

Aside from its 283 domestic branches/offices, Allied Bank had two off-shore (OBU) branches in Bahrain and Guam; a wholly owned subsidiary in the United Kingdom (Allied Bank (UK) Plc); a majority-owned subsidiary in Hong Kong (Allied Banking Corporation (Hong Kong), Ltd.); a majority-owned commercial bank subsidiary in Xiamen, Fujian Province, People's Republic of China (Allied Commercial Bank), and an affiliate commercial bank based in San Francisco, California, USA with a branch in Guam (Oceanic Bank). Representative offices were established in Australia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Spain.

In the Philippines, the universal banking group of Allied Bank included a wholly owned savings bank, the Allied Savings Bank, wholly owned Allied Forex Corp., and an affiliate Allied Leasing and Finance Corporation.

On December 7, 2007, the Supreme Court of the Philippines affirmed a judgment dismissing the state's sequestration of Lucio Tan's companies: "There can be no question that indeed, petitioner's (the government's) orders of sequestration are void and have no legal effect." The landmark decision would trigger a planned merger between Philippine National Bank (PNB) and Tan's Allied Banking Corporation. Edgar Bancod, research head, ATR-Kim Eng Securities, stated that the merged bank would become the country's fourth biggest after Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., Banco de Oro-EPCIB, and the Bank of the Philippine Islands.[1][2]

On February 9, 2013, the PNB-Allied Bank merger was completed, adopting the name Philippine National Bank.[citation needed] Tarriela will be the chairman and Mier will be the chief executive of the merged bank.[3]

Subsidiaries and AffiliatesEdit

Domestic bank affiliatesEdit

  • Allied Bankers Insurance Corporation
  • Allied Leasing and Finance Corporation
  • Allied Savings Bank

International bank affiliatesEdit

  • Allied Bank Philippines (UK) Plc
  • Allied Banking Corporation (Hong Kong) Ltd.
  • Allied Commercial Bank
  • Oceanic Bank


Allied Bank's main competitors were major Philippine banks like Metrobank, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Banco de Oro (BDO) and Landbank.

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