Germany’s fiscal probity shines in 10 of the top spots on our annual list.

Author: Andrew Cunningham

THE 50 SAFEST european BANKS

Rank

Group Name

Country

Ratings

Total Score

Assets

$ mn

Statement

Date

Fitch

Moody’s

S&P

1

KfW

Germany

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

547,603

12/31/15

2

Zürcher Kantonalbank

Switzerland

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

155,640

12/31/15

3

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank

Germany

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

101,571

12/31/15

4

L-Bank

Germany

AAA

Aaa

AAA

30

79,660

12/31/15

5

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten

Netherlands

AA+

Aaa

AAA

29

162,777

12/31/15

6

Nederalndse Waterschapsbank

Netherlands

N/R

Aaa

AAA

29

91,720

6/30/15

7

NRW.BANK

Germany

AAA

Aa1

AA-

26

151,885

12/31/15

8

Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat

Luxembourg

N/R

Aa2

AA+

24.5

48,309

6/30/15

9

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

France

AA

Aa2

AA

24

169,672

12/31/15

10

DZ Bank

Germany

AA-

Aa1

AA-

23

444,574

12/31/15

11

Svenska Handelsbanken

Sweden

AA

Aa2

AA-

23

298,803

12/31/15

12

Banque Cantonale Vaudoise

Switzerland

N/R

Aa2

AA

23

43,373

12/31/15

13

Deutsche Apotheker und Ärztebank

Germany

AA-

Aa1

AA-

23

39,678

12/31/15

14

Société de Financement Local (SFIL)

France

AA-

Aa3

AA

22

91,108

12/31/15

15

Pictet & Cie

Switzerland

AA-

Aa2

N/R

21.5

34,519

12/31/14

16

Rabobank

Netherlands

AA-

Aa2

A+

21

729,856

12/31/15

17

Nordea

Sweden

AA-

Aa3

AA-

21

704,266

12/31/15

18

Swedbank

Sweden

AA-

Aa3

AA-

21

254,580

12/31/15

19

Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe
(Sparkassen)

Germany

A+

Aa2

N/R

20

1,353,868

12/31/14

20

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Sweden

AA-

Aa3

A+

20

295,702

12/31/15

21

DNB ASA

Norway

N/R

Aa2

A+

20

254,171

12/31/15

22

HSBC France

France

AA-

A1

AA-

20

183,406

12/31/15

23

OP Corporate Bank (formerly Pohjola)

Finland

N/R

Aa3

AA-

20

61,062

12/31/15

24

Münchener Hypothekenbank

Germany

AA-

Aa3

N/R

20

41,479

12/31/15

25

LGT Bank

Liechtenstein

N/R

Aa2

A+

20

30,889

12/31/15

26

BBBank

Germany

AA-

N/R

AA-

20

10,136

12/31/14

27

TeamBank Nuernberg

Germany

AA-

N/R

AA-

20

9,408

12/31/15

28

HSBC Holdings

United Kingdom

AA-

A1

A

18

2,409,656

12/31/15

29

UBS

Switzerland

A

Aa3

A+

18

950,767

12/31/15

30

Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel

France

A+

Aa3

A

18

499,200

12/31/15

31

BNP Paribas

France

A+

A1

A

17

2,171,141

12/31/15

32

ING

Netherlands

A+

A1

A

17

912,932

12/31/15

33

ABN AMRO Bank

Netherlands

A+

A1

A

17

424,950

12/31/15

34

BGL BNP Paribas

Luxembourg

A+

A1

A

17

47,049

12/31/15

35

Crédit Agricole

France

A

A1

A

16

1,849,602

12/31/15

36

Nationwide Building Society

United Kingdom

A

A1

A

16

297,337

4/4/16

37

Länsförsäkringar Bank

Sweden

NR

A1

A

15.5

29,572

12/31/15

38

Societe Generale

France

A

A2

A

15

1,452,794

12/31/15

39

Standard Chartered

United Kingdom

A+

A1

BBB+

15

639,792

12/31/15

40

Danske Bank

Denmark

A

A2

A

15

482,120

12/31/15

41

KBC

Belgium

A-

A1

A

15

236,936

12/31/15

42

Groupe BPCE

France

A

A2

A

14

1,270,044

12/31/15

43

Coventry Building Society

United Kingdom

A

A2

N/R

14

50,555

12/31/15

44

Komerční banka

Czech Republic

A-

A2

A

14

35,915

12/31/15

45

Schroders

United  Kingdom

A+

A3

N/R

14

26,823

12/31/15

46

Sparebank 1 SR-Bank

Norway

A-

A1

N/R

14

21,801

12/31/15

47

Nykredit Realkredit

Denmark

A

Baa1

A

13

202,605

12/31/15

48

Česká spořitelna

Czech Republic

A-

A2

A-

13

38,655

12/31/15

49

La Banque Postale

France

A-

N/R

A

12.5

238,114

12/31/15

50

ING Bank Slaski

Poland

A

A3

N/R

12.5

27,913

12/31/15

Europe is defined to include Eastern European and Balkans but not FSU.     Asset data from Fitch.

 

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