Economic headwinds and uncertainty are prompting many banks to restructure—whether their balance sheets are growing or not.
This year, the Country Winners of the Global Finance World’s Safest Banks rankings include five new countries and 24 new winners. And three countries had two banks in a near-tie for the No. 1 spot.
With profits squeezed and fintech expanding, banks are re-evaluating their business models.
Chinese banks dominate Global Finance’s top-50 ranking for emerging markets; Brazil maintains second place despite economic pressures
The safest emerging markets banks exhibit a measure of stability that keeps them buoyant despite global recession concerns.
Given the potential for macroeconomic disruption, Global Finance’s ranking of the World’s Safest Banks is especially valuable in 2019.