In 1975 the government nationalized all banks. The largest bank in the country, the Bank of Afghanistan, is the center of the formal banking system. It is the sole bank of issue, and it plays an important role in determining and implementing the government's financial policies. There are private money traders who provide nearly all the services of a commercial bank.
International trade was done through Pashtany Tujarati Bank. D'Afghan Bank is also an important financial institution and Afghanistan. There are plans for private own Bank operation in Afghanistan.