Allied Bank Limited was the first bank to be established in Pakistan. It started out in Lahore by the name Australasia Bank before independence in 1942; was renamed Allied Bank of Pakistan Limited in 1974 and then Allied Bank Limited in 2005. In August 2004, because of capital reconstruction, the Bank�s ownership was transferred to a consortium comprising Ibrahim Leasing Limited and Ibrahim Group. Today, with its existence of over 60 years, the Bank has built itself a foundation with a strong equity, assets and deposit base. It offers universal banking services, while placing major emphasis on retail banking. The Bank also has the largest network of over 700 online branches in Pakistan and offers various technology-based products and services to its diverse clientele.