With financial markets strengthening in most quarters, a stellar credit rating—not just a solid one—is now required to gain a place on our list of the World’s Top 50 Safest Global Banks.

Author: Andrew Cunningham

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North America

Rank

Bank

Fitch

Moody’s

S&P

Total Score

Reporting Assets $mn

Country

1

TD Bank Group*

AA-

Aa1

AA-

23

837,909

Canada

2

Royal Bank of Canada*

AA

Aa3

AA-

22

834,191

Canada

3

Bank of Nova Scotia*

AA-

Aa2

A+

21

714,560

Canada

4

AgriBank

AA-

Aa3

AA-

21

94,425

United States

5

Caisse centrale Desjardins

AA-

Aa2

A+

21

38,213

Canada

6

Bank of Montreal*

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

522,092

Canada

7

CIBC*

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

367,985

Canada

8

CoBank

AA-

N/R

AA-

20

107,428

United States

9

AgFirst

AA-

N/R

AA-

20

29,503

United States

10

U.S. Bancorp

AA-

A1

A+

19

402,529

United States

Statement Ratings current as of 12/31/14
*Statement Ratings current as of 10/31/14
**Statement Ratings current as of 9/30/14
***Statement Ratings current as of 6/30/14

Western Europe

Rank

Bank

Fitch

Moody’s

S&P

Total Score

Reporting Assets $mn

Country

1

KfW

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

593,750

Germany

2

Zürcher Kantonalbank

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

160,137

Switzerland

3

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

107,862

Germany

4

L-Bank

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

84,680

Germany

5

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten

AA+

Aaa

AA+

28

186,360

Netherlands

6

Nederlandse Waterschapsbank

N/R

Aaa

AA+

27.5

85,718

Netherlands

7

NRW.BANK

AAA

Aa1

AA-

26

172,459

Germany

8

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

AA

Aa1

AA

25

181,803

France

9

Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat

N/R

Aa2

AA+

24.5

49,868

Luxembourg

10

Société de Financement Local (SFIL)

AA-

Aa2

AA

23

106,867

France

Statement Ratings current as of 12/31/14
*Statement Ratings current as of 10/31/14
**Statement Ratings current as of 9/30/14
***Statement Ratings current as of 6/30/14

Central & Eastern Europe

Rank

Bank

Fitch

Moody’s

S&P

Total Score

Reporting Assets $mn

Country

1

Komerční banka

A-

A2

A

14

41,747

Czech Republic

2

Česká spořitelna

A-

A2

A-

13

39,528

Czech Republic

3

Bank Pekao

A-

A2

BBB+

12

47,795

Poland

4

PKO Bank Polski

N/R

A2

BBB+

11

70,911

Poland

5

ING Bank Śląski

A-

A3

N/R

11

28,473

Poland

6

Bank Zachodni WBK

BBB+

A3

N/R

9.5

38,350

Poland

7

mBank

BBB-

Baa2

BBB

5

33,641

Poland

8

Banca Comercială Română

BBB

Ba1

N/R

0.5

16,715

Romania

Statement Ratings current as of 12/31/14
*Statement Ratings current as of 10/31/14
**Statement Ratings current as of 9/30/14
***Statement Ratings current as of 6/30/14

Latin America

Rank

Bank

Fitch

Moody’s

S&P

Total Score

Reporting Assets $mn

Country

1

BancoEstado

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

46,291

Chile

2

Banco de Chile

N/R

Aa3

A+

18.5

45,517

Chile

3

Banco Santander Chile

A+

Aa3

A

18

50,272

Chile

4

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones

A-

A1

A

15

39,297

Chile

5

HSBC México

A

A3

BBB+

12

40,444

Mexico

6

Scotiabank Perú

A-

A3

BBB+

11

15,742

Peru

7

Banobras

BBB+

A3

BBB+

10

38,871

Mexico

8

Banco de Crédito BCP

A-

Baa1

BBB+

10

38,744

Peru

9

Banco Nacional
de Comercio Exterior

BBB+

A3

BBB+

10

17,877

Mexico

10

Banco Santander (Mexico)

BBB+

A3

N/R

9.5

63,639

Mexico

Statement Ratings current as of 12/31/14
*Statement Ratings current as of 10/31/14
**Statement Ratings current as of 9/30/14
***Statement Ratings current as of 6/30/14

Asia

Rank

Bank

Fitch

Moody’s

S&P

Total Score

Reporting Assets $mn

Country

1

DBS Bank

AA-

Aa1

AA-

23

333,510

Singapore

2

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp

AA-

Aa1

AA-

23

303,660

Singapore

3

United Overseas Bank

AA-

Aa1

AA-

23

232,147

Singapore

4

Hang Seng Bank

A+

Aa2

AA-

21

162,980

Hong Kong

5

China Development Bank

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

1,685,954

China

6

Agricultural Development Bank of China

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

513,517

China

7

Export-Import Bank of China

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

386,953

China

8

Korea Development Bank

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

252,231

South Korea

9

Industrial Bank of Korea

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

199,910

South Korea

10

Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM)

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

66,952

South Korea

Statement Ratings current as of 12/31/14
*Statement Ratings current as of 10/31/14
**Statement Ratings current as of 9/30/14
***Statement Ratings current as of 6/30/14

Middle East & Africa

Rank

Bank

Fitch

Moody’s

S&P

Total Score

Reporting Assets $mn

Country

1

National Bank of Abu Dhabi

AA-

Aa3

AA-

21

102,409

UAE

2

Qatar National Bank

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

133,614

Qatar

3

National Bank of Kuwait

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

74,399

Kuwait

4

Samba Financial Group

A+

Aa3

A+

19

57,973

Saudi Arabia

5

National Commercial Bank

A+

A1

A+

18

115,967

Saudi Arabia

6

Al Rajhi Bank

A+

A1

A+

18

82,056

Saudi Arabia

7

Riyad Bank

A+

A1

A+

18

57,224

Saudi Arabia

8

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

A+

A1

A

17

55,553

UAE

9

Banque Saudi Fransi

A

Aa3

A

17

50,341

Saudi Arabia

10

SABB

A

Aa3

A

17

50,029

Saudi Arabia

Statement Ratings current as of 12/31/14
*Statement Ratings current as of 10/31/14
**Statement Ratings current as of 9/30/14
***Statement Ratings current as of 6/30/14

Australia & New Zealand

Rank

Bank

Fitch

Moody’s

S&P

Total Score

Reporting Assets $mn

Statement Date

Country

1

National Australia Bank

AA-

Aa2

AA-

22

773,062

9/30/14

Australia

2

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

AA-

Aa2

AA-

22

745,527

6/30/14

Australia

3

ANZ Group

AA-

Aa2

AA-

22

675,733

9/30/14

Australia

4

Westpac

AA-

Aa2

AA-

22

674,639

9/30/14

Australia

5

Kiwibank

AA

Aa3

A+

21

14,634

31/12/14

New Zealand

6

Suncorp Metway

A+

A1

A+

18

56,577

6/30/14

Australia

7

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

A-

A2

A-

13

61,289

6/30/14

Australia

8

Bank of Queensland

A-

A3

A-

12

43,852

8/31/14

Australia

9

Macquarie

A-

A3

BBB

 10

143,504

3/31/15

Australia

10

ME Bank

N/R

A3

BBB+

9.5

16,838

6/30/14

Australia

Source for ratings: Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service
Source for Reporting Assets: Fitch Solutions

Comments


Jim Nielsen | January 12, 2016 | Reply

I would be interested to hear from Mr Manning where energy and specifically alternate sources comes in for technology innovations for China. An issue that must be of extreme importance to China as their energy needs only increase juxtaposed with the pollution problem.

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