Allied Bank Limited, formerly Allied Bank of Pakistan Ltd., is a Pakistan-based bank, engaged in commercial banking and related services. It offers a suite of banking products and services. The Bank operates through a network of 779 branches in over 300 cities and towns. The Bank operates in five segments: Corporate finance, which includes investment banking activities, such as mergers and acquisitions, underwriting, privatization, securitization, initial public offers and secondary private placements; Trading and sales, which undertakes the Bank?s treasury, money market and capital market activities; Retail banking, which provides services to small borrowers, including consumers, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and borrowers? agriculture sector; Commercial banking, which includes loans, deposits and other transactions with corporate customers, and Payment and settlement, which includes payments and collections, funds transfer, clearing and settlement with the customers.