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Bank Rankings :: Europe

Top banks and banking groups in Europe, ranked by total assets (2012)
British multinational banking and financial services company HSBC is the biggest bank in Europe in terms of total assets.

Rank Company Country Total assets, trillion
USD EUR Balance sheet date Core Tier 1 ratio
1 HSBC Holdings UK 2.693 2.040 31.12.2012 12.3%
2 Deutsche Bank Germany 2.656 2.012 31.12.2012 11.4% 1)
3 Credit Agricole France 2.650 2.008 31.12.2012 9.7%
4 BNP Paribas France 2.517 1.907 31.12.2012 11.8%
5 Barclays UK 2.420 1.834 31.12.2012 10.9%
6 Royal Bank of Scotland UK 2.131 1.615 31.12.2012 10.3%
7 Santander Group Spain 1.676 1.270 31.12.2012 11.2%
8 Societe Generale France 1.651 1.251 31.12.2012 10.7%
9 ING Group Netherlands 1.539 1.166 31.12.2012 11.9%
10 Groupe BPCE France 1.515 1.148 31.12.2012 10.7%
11 Lloyds Banking Group UK 1.502 1.138 31.12.2012 12.0%
12 UBS Switzerland 1.377 1.043 31.12.2012 19.0%
13 UniCredit Group Italy 1.224 0.927 31.12.2012 10.8%
14 Credit Suisse Group Switzerland 1.010 0.765 31.12.2012 15.6%
15 Rabobank Group Netherlands 0.993 0.752 31.12.2012 13.2%
16 Nordea Sweden 0.894 0.677 31.12.2012 13.1%
17 Intesa Sanpaolo Italy 0.890 0.674 31.12.2012 11.2%
18 BBVA Spain 0.842 0.638 31.12.2012 10.8%
19 Commerzbank Germany 0.839 0.636 31.12.2012 12.0% 1)
20 Standard Chartered UK 0.637 0.483 31.12.2012 11.7%
1) Core Tier 1 capital ratio

December 31, 2012: 1 USD = 0.7576 EUR | 1 EUR = 1.2074 CHF | 1 EUR = 0.8125 GBP

Source: Interim and Annual Financial Reports
Financial News
 China Overtakes the USA as the World’s Largest ATM Market

04.04.2014 Chinese Financial News, an authoritative media of financial industry in China, released the report of Chinese ATM Market Overview 2013. Source: GRG Banking Equipment

 The Global Islamic Microfinance Forum Ready to Set New Standards

16.09.2013 The Forum will determine the Standards and strategic policies for Sustainable Islamic Microfinance Development. Source: AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics

 New Chairman for Mediterranean Bank Network (MBN)

17.05.2013 Mr. Hassan El Basri has been elected as chairman of the Mediterranean Bank Network (MBN). Source: Mediterranean Bank Network

 Islamic banking assets to surpass $1.8 trillion globally in 2013

05.02.2013 Global Islamic banking assets are forecast to cross $1.8 trillion in 2013 up from $1.3 trillion in 2011, Ernst & Young said in its World Islamic Banking Competitiveness Report 2013. Source: zawya.com

 No more queues in front of ATMs

23.01.2013 Reduced transaction duration is an important issue for customer satisfaction and for efficient use of Banking channels, especially at ATMs. Every measure taken to fasten cash withdrawals, most widespread used ATM transaction, is beneficial to both customers and banks.

 Swiss bank Wegelin & Co. to close after US tax evasion fine

04.01.2013 Switzerland's oldest bank is to close permanently after pleading guilty in a New York court to helping Americans evade their taxes. Wegelin & Co., which was established in 1741, has also agreed to pay $57.8 million in fines to US authorities. Source: BBC

 Banks seen shrinking for good as lay-offs near 160,000

16.11.2012 Major banks have announced some 160,000 job cuts since early last year and with more lay-offs to come as the industry restructures, many will leave the shrinking sector for good as redundancies outpace new hires by roughly two-to-one. Source: Reuters


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