Largest Banks in the World

Banks are financial intermediary that accepts deposits and channels those deposits into lending activities, either directly or through capital markets. They connect customers with capital deficits to customers with capital surpluses. Following is the list of World’s Largest Banks

Banks are financial intermediary that accepts deposits and channels those deposits into lending activities, either directly or through capital markets. They connect customers with capital deficits to customers with capital surpluses. Following is the list of World’s Largest Banks rank according to total Assets and market capitalization:

 

List of Top Banks in the world
Rank Bank name City Country Assets US$m
1 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Limited Beijing China 3124474
2 China Construction Bank Corporation Beijing China 2537402
3 BNP Paribas SA, France Paris France 2474078
4 Agricultural Bank of China Limited Beijing China 2405091
5 Bank of China Limited Beijing China 2291492
6 Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt am Main Germany 2214678
7 Barclays Bank PLC London UK 2173936
8 Crédit Agricole SA Montrouge France 2112250
9 Japan Post Bank Co Ltd Tokyo Japan 1961701
10 JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association New York USA 1945467
11 The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd Tokyo Japan 1760014
12 Société Générale Paris La Defense France 1697721
13 The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Edinburgh UK 1688912
14 BPCE Paris France 1544145
15 Banco Santander SA Boadilla del Monte Spain 1533312
16 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Tokyo Japan 1518269
17 Mizuho Bank Ltd Tokyo Japan 1437609
18 Bank of America NA Charlotte USA 1433716
19 Lloyds TSB Bank Plc London UK 1427395
20 Wells Fargo Bank NA San Francisco USA 1373600
21 China Development Bank Corporation Beijing China 1352212
22 Citibank NA New York USA 1346747
23 HSBC Bank plc London UK 1344088
24 UniCredit SpA Milan Italy 1162505
25 UBS AG Zurich Switzerland 1130736
26 ING Bank NV Amsterdam Netherlands 1082523
27 Bank of Communications Co Ltd Shanghai China 984514
28 Credit Suisse AG Zurich Switzerland 956681
29 Bank of Scotland plc Edinburgh UK 941235
30 Rabobank Nederland Utrecht Netherlands 926524
31 Postal Savings Bank of China Co Ltd Beijing China 920682
32 Nordea Bank AB (publ) Stockholm Sweden 866457
33 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA Milan Italy 860752
34 Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank Paris La Defense France 832791
35 The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited Hong Kong Hong Kong 830456
36 The Toronto-Dominion Bank Toronto Canada 826814
37 Royal Bank of Canada Montreal Canada 825172
38 The Norinchukin Bank Tokyo Japan 805396
39 Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Madrid Spain 800680
40 Commerzbank AG Frankfurt am Main Germany 755444
41 National Australia Bank Ltd Melbourne Australia 753146
42 Commonweath Bank of Australia Sydney Australia 746370
43 The Bank of Nova Scotia Toronto Canada 712987
44 Natixis Paris France 701115
45 Standard Chartered PLC London UK 674380
46 China Merchants Bank Co Ltd Shenzhen China 663352
47 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Docklands Australia 654920
48 Westpac Banking Corporation Sydney Australia 648969
49 Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW) Frankfurt am Main Germany 638751
50 Shanghai Pudong Development bank Co. Ltd Shanghai China 607813

Source: Balance Sheet of respective banks March 2014

Banking is generally a highly regulated industry, and government restrictions on financial activities by banks have varied over time and location. The current set of global bank capital standards is called Basel II. In some countries such as Germany, banks have historically owned major stakes in industrial corporations while in other countries such as the United States, banks are prohibited from owning non-financial companies. In Japan, banks are usually the nexus of a cross-share holding entity known as the keiretsu. In Iceland, banks had very light regulation prior to the 2008 collapse.Banks not only help in growth of the country economy but also give stability to capital market.

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Last Updated on : 19th May 2015