Sixteen new banks claim Safest Bank honors in the Individual Country rankings.

Author: Andrew Cunningham

Western Europe

Country

Group Name

Ratings

Total Score

Assets

$ mn

Statement

Date

Fitch

Moody’s

S&P

Andorra

Crèdit Andorrà

BBB

N/R

N/R

3

7,524

12/31/14

Austria

Erste Group

BBB+

Baa1

BBB+

9

217,467

31/12/15

Belgium

KBC

A-

A1

A

15

236,936

12/31/15

Cyprus

RCB Bank

NR

B3

N/R

-21

9,749

12/31/15

Denmark

Danske Bank

A

A2

A

15

482,120

12/31/15

Finland

OP Corporate Bank

N/R

Aa3

AA-

20

61,062

12/31/15

France

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

AA

Aa2

AA

24

169,672

12/31/15

Germany

KfW

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

547,603

12/31/15

Greece

National Bank of Greece

N/R

Caa3

CCC+

-25

121,102

12/31/15

Iceland

Islandsbanki

BBB-

N/R

BBB-

2

8,070

12/31/15

Ireland

Bank of Ireland

BBB-

Baa2

BBB-

4

142,580

12/31/15

Italy

Cassa Di Risparmio Di Parma E Piacenza

N/R

A3

N/R

9

57,890

6/30/15

Lichtenstein

LGT Bank

NR

Aa2

A+

20

30,889

12/31/15

Luxembourg

Banque et Caisse d’Epargne
de l’Etat

N/R

Aa2

AA+

24.5

48,309

6/30/15

Malta

Bank of Valletta

BBB+

N/R

N/R

6

11,093

9/30/15

Netherlands

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten

AA+

Aaa

AAA

29

162,777

12/31/15

Norway

DNB ASA

N/R

Aa2

A+

20

300,962

12/31/15

Portugal

Banco Santander Totta

BBB

Baa3

BB+

2

53,441

12/31/15

Spain

Santander

A-

A3

A-

12

1,459,183

12/31/15

Sweden

Handelsbanken

AA

Aa2

AA-

23

298,803

12/31/15

Switzerland

Zürcher Kantonalbank

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

155,640

12/31/15

United Kingdom

HSBC

AA-

A1

A

18

2,409,656

12/31/15

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