State Bank of Pakistan Deposit Protection Mechanism

The Deposit Protection Corporation (DPC) has been established under the Deposit Protection Corporation Act, 2016 as a subsidiary of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The primary objective of DPC is to protect small depositors for the losses incurred by them to the extent of protected amount, in the event of failure of a bank.

The current limit of protected amount for all eligible depositors is up to PKR 500,000/- (Rupees five hundred thousand) per depositor per bank. All scheduled banks operating in Pakistan are mandatory member institutions of deposit protection scheme.

For more information and clarity, detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been developed and posted at DPC website

Important Information

Instructions and regulations issued by Deposit Protection Corporation can be accessed through the following links:

Notification of Board of Directors
Declaration of Commencement of Business of Deposit Protection Corporation
Member Institutions of Deposit Protection Corporation (DPC)
Enhancement of Guarantee Amount Protected Deposit

Product Brochures

Samba English Brochure
Samba Urdu Brochure

Frequently Asked Question

For Depositors

For Banks