It seems like more and more local banks are preferring the use of Long-Term Negotiable Certificates of Deposits (LTNCD) as a way of raising additional funds. Instead of issuing more shares or launching a new debt instrument, banks in the Philippines are resorting to LTNCDs which consumers find more attractive because they are relatively safe yet high-yielding compared to traditional deposits.
Last year, we posted a list of the Top 10 Banks in the Philippines, based on total assets and deposits at year-end 2008. We now bring you the list of the Largest Banks in the Philippines, in terms of assets, deposits, and net income, as of year-end 2009.
The list only includes banks headquartered in the Philippines, meaning other banks based in another country but with local operations are not analyzed. Also, since the basis of the financial figures are the financial statements submitted to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), only publicly-listed banks are mentioned. Government- and privately-owned banks whose financial statements are not available to the public are excluded in the list.