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Global Finance names the Safest Banks In Australasia: April 2012



NEW YORK, March 1, 2012Global Finance magazine ( has named the top “Safest Banks In Australasia: 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 Australasia: April 2012
Tie* 1. National Australia Bank
4. Suncorp-Metway
Tie* 1. Commonwealth Bank of Australia
5. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
2. Westpac Banking Corporation
6. Macquarie Group
3. Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)
7. Bank of Queensland

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