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The world's top 20 banks

All banks have been ranked by total assets in US$ in 2012.

Rank 2012 Bank Country Assets (Billion US$)
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
1 Royal Bank of Scotland Group UK 2 801 2 790 2 673 2 950 3 513
2 Barclays UK 2 740 2 689 2 549 2 737 3 002
3 Deutsche Bank Germany 2 554 2 679 2 453 2 354 2 894
4 BNP Paribas France 2 543 2 478 2 324 2 232 2 727
5 HSBC UK 2 541 2 393 2 266 2 225 2 525
6 JP Morgan Chase USA 2 447 2 324 2 263 2 221 2 173
7 Credit Agricole France 2 429 2 318 2 157 2 194 2 172
8 Citigroup USA 2 398 2 302 2 116 2 151 1 936
9 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Japan 2 341 2 262 2 131 2 030 1 920
10 ING Group Netherlands 2 264 2 245 2 039 1 855 1 856
11 Bank of America USA 2 127 2 235 1 912 1 724 1 816
12 UBS Switzerland 2 095 1 955 1 706 1 666 1 738
13 Mizuho Financial Japan 1 873 1 941 1 645 1 657 1 536
14 Societe Generale France 1 866 1 816 1 633 1 635 1 484
15 Banco Santander (1) Spain 1 837 1 797 1 628 1 591 1 463
16 UniCredit Italy 1 827 1 784 1 580 1 480 1 457
17 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) China 1 803 1 774 1 566 1 467 1 424
18 Wells Fargo USA 1 655 1 771 1 548 1 407 1 308
19 China Construction Bank China 1 619 1 651 1 513 1 331 1 102
20 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Japan 1 528 1 589 1 401 1 299 1 113

It is important to not that the figures above give an indication of the relative Assets at a specific time. These figures are dynamic and change with "take-overs" between banks, fluctuations in exchange rates between currencies (figures converted to US$ for the comparison) etc. It is however interesting to follow the trend of Assets of the most prominent banks over the last few years.

See top 50 banks in the world ranked according to Market Capitalisation in 2012

See world's top banks credit ratings from Fitch, Standard & Poor and Moodyas in 2010

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