Standard Bearers

Author: Andrew Cunningham

WORLD'S SAFEST BANKS 2014  |  TOP 50 

Rank
Bank
Fitch
Moody’s
S&P
Total Score
Assets $mn
Statement Date
Country

1

KfW

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

640,953

12/31/13

Germany

2

Zürcher Kantonalbank

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

167,927

12/31/13

Switzerland

3

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

112,995

12/31/13

Germany

4

L-Bank

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

96,733

12/31/13

Germany

5

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten

AAA

Aaa

AA+

29

180,917

12/31/13

Netherlands

6

Nederlandse Waterschapsbank**

N/R

Aaa

AA+

27.5

100,500

12/31/13

Netherlands

7

NRW.BANK

AAA

Aa1

AA-

26

197,425

12/31/13

Germany

8

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

AA+

Aa1

AA

26

197,337

12/31/13

France

9

Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat

N/R

Aa1

AA+

26

56,102

12/31/13

Luxembourg

10

Société de Financement Local (SFIL)

AA

Aa2

AA

24

115,195

12/31/13

France

11

TD Bank Group

AA-

Aa1

AA-

23

824,916

10/31/13

Canada

12

DBS Bank

AA-

Aa1

AA-

23

317,729

12/31/13

Singapore

13

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp

AA-

Aa1

AA-

23

267,485

12/31/13

Singapore

14

United Overseas Bank

AA-

Aa1

AA-

23

224,634

12/31/13

Singapore

15

Rabobank

AA-

Aa2

AA-

22

929,719

12/31/13

Netherlands

16

Royal Bank of Canada

AA

Aa3

AA-

22

823,278

10/31/13

Canada

17

National Australia Bank

AA-

Aa2

AA-

22

752,585

9/30/13

Australia

18

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

AA-

Aa2

AA-

22

698,745

6/30/13

Australia

19

ANZ Group

AA-

Aa2

AA-

22

654,432

9/30/13

Australia

20

Westpac

AA-

Aa2

AA-

22

648,485

9/30/13

Australia

21

Nordea

AA-

Aa3

AA-

21

869,444

12/31/13

Sweden

22

Bank of Nova Scotia

AA-

Aa2

A+

21

711,350

10/31/13

Canada

23

Svenska Handelsbanken

AA-

Aa3

AA-

21

387,591

12/31/13

Sweden

24

Hang Seng Bank

A+

Aa2

AA-

21

147,511

12/31/13

Hong Kong

25

National Bank of Abu Dhabi

AA-

Aa3

AA-

21

88,512

12/31/13

UAE

26

Caisse centrale Desjardins

AA-

Aa2

A+

21

32,691

12/31/13

Canada

27

HSBC

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

2,671,318

12/31/13

United Kingdom

28

Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe (Sparkasse)

A+

Aa2

N/R

20

1,455,045

12/31/12

Germany

29

China Development Bank

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

1,341,642

12/31/13

China

30

Bank of Montreal

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

513,867

10/31/13

Canada

31

CIBC

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

381,015

10/31/13

Canada

32

Agricultural Development
Bank of China

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

364,583

12/31/12

China

33

Export-Import Bank of China

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

308,873

12/31/13

China

34

HSBC France

AA-

A1

AA-

20

288,089

12/31/13

France

35

Korea Finance Corporation

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

245,217

12/31/13

South Korea

36

Industrial Bank of Korea

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

201,424

12/31/13

South Korea

37

Korea Development Bank

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

158,921

12/31/13

South Korea

38

Pohjola Bank

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

139,265

12/31/13

Finland

39

CoBank

AA-

N/R

AA-

20

97,644

12/31/13

United States

40

AgriBank

AA-

N/R

AA-

20

87,726

12/31/13

United States

41

National Bank of Kuwait

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

65,958

12/31/13

Kuwait

42

Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM)

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

58,181

12/31/13

South Korea

43

BancoEstado

A+

Aa3

AA-

20

48,802

12/31/13

Chile

44

Banque Cantonale Vaudoise*

N/R

A1

AA

20

45,349

12/31/13

Switzerland

45

AgFirst

AA-

N/R

AA-

20

28,844

12/31/13

United States

46

DZ Bank

A+

A1

AA-

19

533,689

12/31/13

Germany

47

BNY Mellon

AA-

A1

A+

19

374,310

12/31/13

United States

48

U.S. Bancorp

AA-

A1

A+

19

364,021

12/31/13

United States

49

Qatar National Bank

A+

Aa3

A+

19

121,837

12/31/13

Qatar

50

Samba Financial Group

A+

Aa3

A+

19

54,676

12/31/13

Saudi Arabia

  • Source for ratings: Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service.
  • Source for Reporting Assets: Fitch Solutions, except for * Moody’s Investors Service, and ** bank’s financial reports.
  • Ratings current as of August 14, 2014

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