Global Finance Names TD Bank Group of Canada the World’s Safest Bank 2013 in North America

World's Safest Banks 2013

New York, August 26, 2013 - Global Finance magazine has named the Safest Banks in North America 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.

Canadian banks continue to dominate this list, taking positions one through six.

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 TD Bank Group Canada
2 Royal Bank of Canada Canada
3 Bank of Nova Scotia Canada
4 Caisse centrale Desjardins Canada
5 Bank of Montreal Canada
6 CIBC Canada
7 BNY Mellon United States
8 CoBank United States
9 AgriBank United States
10 AgFirst United States

Ratings current as of July 30, 2013