The Commercial Bank of Syria, throughout its long history not excluding the recent years of competition, has managed to maintain its leading position among Syrian banks. It continues to capture a very large share of the total banking activity in Syria, be it on the level of deposits, loaning or profits in the local market.
When CBS was created its capital amounted to one hundred and fifty million Syrian Pounds. But its capital was raised gradually to become seventy billion Syrian Pounds (by virtue of Legislative Decree No. 35 of 2006), which has consequently contributed to a more comprehensive enhancement of its capabilities, and to the achievement of a greater financial standing towards its clients and correspondents.