NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2015 — Global Finance has named the Safest Banks in more than 100 countries around the world as part of an exclusive survey to be published in the November 2015 issue.

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Two African countries have been added to this year’s list - Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya.

In addition to the Safest Banks by Country, the full report also includes the following rankings: World’s 50 Safest Banks, World’s 50 Safest Commercial Banks, 50 Safest Banks in Emerging Markets, Safest Islamic Financial Institutions in the GCC, Safest Banks by Region (Asia, Australasia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, North America and Western Europe) and Safest Emerging Markets Banks by Region (Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa).

Banks were selected through an evaluation of long-term foreign currency ratings—from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch—and total assets of the 1000 largest banks worldwide.

“Banks around the world face increasingly tough market landscapes— and must dedicate an increasing amount of their time and resources to managing risk and staying compliant. Those banks that do so successfully have the chance to redefine their relationship with clients,” says Global Finance publisher and editorial director Joseph D. Giarraputo. “Global Finance’s Safest Banks By Country ranking provides companies and investors with an objective tool for benchmarking and analysis on a country-by-country basis.”

North America

Canada TD Bank Group
United States AgriBank

Latin America

Argentina Banco Macro
Bermuda Butterfield Bank
Bolivia Banco Mercantil Santa Cruz
Brazil Banco Bradesco
Chile BancoEstado
Columbia BBVA Colombia
Costa Rica Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
Dominican Republic Banco de Reservas
Ecuador Banco Pichincha
El Salvador Banco Agrícola
Guatamala Banco Industrial
Jamaica National Commercial Bank Jamaica
Mexico HSBC Mexico
Panama Bladex
Paraguay Banco Continental 
Peru Scotiabank Perú
Trinidad and Tobago First Citizens Bank
Uruguay Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay
Venezuela Banesco Banco Universal

Western Europe

Andorra Crèdit Andorrà
Austria Erste Bank
Belgium KBC
Cyprus Hellenic Bank
Denmark Danske Bank
Finland Pohjola Bank
France Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations
Germany KfW
Greece National Bank of Greece
Iceland Islandsbanki
Ireland Bank of Ireland
Italy Cariparma
Liechtenstein LGT Bank
Luxembourg Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat
Malta Bank of Valletta
Netherlands Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten
Norway DNB
Portugal Banco Santander Totta
Spain Santander
Sweden Svenska Handelsbanken
Switzerland Zürcher Kantonalbank
United Kingdom HSBC

Central & Eastern Europe

Albania Credins Bank
Armenia Ardshininvestbank
Azerbaijan International Bank of Azerbaijan
Belarus Bank BelVEB
Bulgaria Societe Generale Expressbank
Croatia Zagrebačka Banka
Czech Republic Komerční banka
Georgia Bank of Georgia
Hungary OTP Bank
Kazakhstan Development Bank of Kazakhstan
Latvia Citadele Banka
Lithuania Šiaulių bankas
Poland Bank Pekao
Romania BRD - Groupe Société Générale
Russia Vnesheconombank
Slovak Republic VÚB banka
Slovenia Banka Koper
Turkey Türk Ekonomi Bankası
Ukraine Ukrsotsbank
Uzbekistan Ipoteka Bank


Brunei Baiduri Bank
Cambodia Acleda Bank
China China Development Bank
Hong Kong Hang Seng Bank
India State Bank of India
Indonesia BII
Japan Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
South Korea Korea Development Bank
Macao Tai Fung Bank
Malaysia Maybank
Mauritius  Mauritius Commercial Bank
Mongolia Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia
Pakistan Habib Bank
Papua and New Guinea Bank South Pacific
Philippines Metrobank
Singapore DBS Bank
Sri Lanka National Savings Bank
Taiwan Bank of Taiwan
Thailand Bank of Ayudhya
Vietnam VietinBank
Middle East
Bahrain Gulf International Bank
Egypt National Bank of Egypt
Israel Bank Hapoalim
Jordan Arab Bank 
Kuwait National Bank of Kuwait
Lebanon Bank Audi
Morocco Attijariwafa Bank
Oman Bank Muscat
Qatar Qatar National Bank
Saudi Arabia Samba Financial Group
Tunisia Arab Tunisian Bank
UAE National Bank of Abu Dhabi

Sub-Saharan Africa

Angola Banco Angolano de Investimentos
DCR Rawbank
Ghana GCB Bank
Kenya CfC Stanbic Bank
Nigeria FirstBank
South Africa Standard Bank of South Africa
Togo Ecobank Transnational


Australia National Australia Bank
New Zealand Kiwibank
Ratings current as of August 14, 2015


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