The Malaysian banking industry is extremely competitive and many major international and local banks can be found in Bandar Sunway and neighbouring Subang Jaya, offering ATM facilities, currency exchange and cash transfer services.

Banking on campus

You’ll find Maybank's MEPS ATM machines on campus, located inside the Maybank @ Monash lounge. You may withdraw or transfer money using the machines.

International students -- opening a bank account

International students need an official letter, which we call a ‘short letter’, from International Student Pass (ISP) Counter 8 at Building 2, Level 2 to open a local bank account.

To request a short letter, you need to fill out a short-letter form (PDF, 0.1 MB). You can complete the paperwork on campus at the Student Services counter.

Banks operating in Malaysia

Major local

Affin Bank

Alliance Bank



Hong Leong Bank

Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)

Public Bank

RHB Bank

Major international


Hong Kong Shanghai Bank (HSBC)

Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC)

Standard Chartered Bank

The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotia Bank)

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

United Overseas Bank (UOB)

Islamic banking services

Al Rajhi Bank

Affin Islamic Bank Berhad

AmIslamic Bank Berhad

Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad

CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad

Kuwait Finance House Berhad

OCBC Al-Amin Bank

Hong Leong Islamic Bank

Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad