NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2015 — Global Finance has named the Safest Banks in North America in an exclusive survey to be published in the November 2015 issue. 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 500 largest banks worldwide.

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Canadian banks lead this list once again, taking the top three positions and six of the top ten.

The full report includes the following rankings: World’s 50 Safest Banks, World’s 50 Safest Commercial Banks, Safest Banks by Country, 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).

“The past year has been a rollercoaster for banks in the region, as they continued to deal with volatility and major regulatory changes across global markets. Global Finance’s Safest Banks ranking 2015 highlights those banks that have built strong foundations—providing safety and security in this rapidly changing market land- scape,” says Global Finance publisher and editorial director Joseph D. Giarraputo. “This ranking is an invaluable tool for companies and investors to evaluate institutional strength.”


Bank Name


1 TD Bank Group Canada
2 Royal Bank of Canada Canada
3 Bank of Nova Scotia Canada
4 AgriBank United States
5 Caisse centrale Desjardins Canada
6 Bank of Montreal Canada
7 CIBC Canada
8 CoBank United States
9 AgFirst United States
10 U.S. Bancorp United States
Ratings current as of August 14, 2015


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