Global Finance Names Česká spořitelna the World's Safest Bank 2013 in Central & Eastern Europe

World's Safest Banks 2013

New York, August 26, 2013 - Global Finance magazine has named the Safest Banks in Central & Eastern Europe in an exclusive survey to be published in the October 2013 issue. Winners were selected through an evaluation of long-term credit ratings—from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch—and total assets of the 500 largest banks worldwide.

Czech banks land the top two spots on the list this year, but Polish and Russian banks each take four spots in the top ten.

The full report evaluates the safest banks in Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, Latin America and Australasia.

“Bank counterparty assessment has become an intrinsic part of the job of a CFO and treasurer,” says Global Finance publisher Joseph D. Giarraputo. “ Global Finance ’s Safest Banks ranking provides an objective tool for benchmarking and analysis of regional banks.”

Rank Group Name Country
1 Česká spořitelna Czech Republic
2 Komerční banka Czech Republic
3 PKO Bank Polski Poland
4 Bank Pekao Poland
5 ING Bank Śląski Poland
6 BRE Bank Poland
7 Vnesheconombank Russia
8 Sberbank Russia
9 VTB Group Russia
10 Rosbank Russia

Ratings current as of July 30, 2013