Author: Andrea Fiano

Global Finance names the Safest Banks In Western Europe: April 2012


NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 Global Finance magazine ( ) has named the top 10 “Safest Banks in Western Europe: April 2012” in an exclusive survey to be published in the April 2012 issue. The banks were selected through a comparison of the long-term credit ratings and total assets of the largest banks. Ratings from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch were used.

The full report covers the safest banks in Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, Latin America and Australasia. “More than ever, customers around the world are viewing long-term creditworthiness as the key feature of the banks with which they do business,” says Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance . “These banks have solid capital positions and superior risk management capabilities.”

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Safest Banks In Western Europe: April 2012
1. KfW
( Germany )
6. Nederlandse Waterschapsbank
( Netherlands )
2. Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG)
( Netherlands )
7. Banque et Caisse d’Épargne de l’État
( Luxembourg )
3. Zürcher Kantonalbank
( Switzerland )
8. Rabobank Group
( Netherlands )
4. Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
( Germany )
9. NRW.Bank
( Germany )
5. Caisse des Dépôts Consignations (CDC)
( France )
10. HSBC
( United Kingdom )
6. Landeskreditbank Baden- Württemberg–Förderbank (L-Bank)
( Germany )

*A tie is assigned when two banks with the same score have total assets within a $5 billion range.