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World's largest banks 2008: Top 25 by shareholder equity (free to access)

This is a sample of the World's largest banks in 2008, with data from Moody's.

Rank Pro-forma Ranking Bank Moody's Ratings (as of October 2008) Country Fiscal period Shareholder equity ($m) Equity growth (%) Total assets ($m) Asset growth (%) Net income ($m) Income growth (%) RoE, period end (%) RoA, period end (%) Loans % Deposits Tier 1 capital ratio (%)
1 1 Bank Of America Corporation Aaa/P-1/A- United States 2007 146,803 8.5% 1,720,688 17.6% 14,982 -29.1% 10.2% 0.9% 112.7% 6.9%
2 4 HSBC Holdings Plc Aa1/P-1/B United Kingdom 2007 128,160 11.5% 2,354,266 26.5% 20,455 21.2% 16.0% 0.9% 91.3% 9.3%
3 3 JP Morgan Chase & Co. Aaa/P-1/B+ United States 2007 123,221 6.4% 1,562,147 15.6% 15,365 6.4% 12.5% 1.0% 75.0% 8.4%
4 2 Citigroup Inc Aa1/P-1/B United States 2007 113,598 -5.2% 2,187,631 16.1% 3,617 -83.2% 3.2% 0.2% 104.3% 7.1%
5 38 Intesa Sanpaolo (a) Aa2/P-1/B- Italy 2007 107,533 348.9% 842,429 119.0% 10,661 215.9% 9.9% 1.3% 167.7% 6.5%
6 6 Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc (The) Aa1/P-1/B United Kingdom 2007 105,700 34.3% 3,787,554 122.1% 14,879 22.6% 14.1% 0.4% 122.5% 7.3%
7 5 Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group Inc Aa2/P-1/C Japan 2007 88,362 7.8% 157,699 -90.0% 4,923 59.8% 5.6% 3.1% 75.3% 7.6%
8 14 Unicredito Italiano Spa Aa2/P-1/B- Italy 2007 84,881 67.3% 1,502,453 38.4% 8,765 22.0% 10.3% 0.6% 152.9% 6.6%
9 11 Banco Santander SA Aa1/P-1/B Spain 2007 84,637 36.4% 1,342,404 22.1% 14,170 30.3% 16.7% 1.1% 152.5% 7.7%
10 10 BNP Paribas Aa1/P-1/B France 2007 80,944 20.1% 2,491,624 31.2% 11,502 19.4% 14.2% 0.5% 132.0% 7.3%
11 9 Wachovia Corporation Aa1/P-1/B+ United States 2007 76,872 10.3% 782,896 10.7% 6,312 -19.0% 8.2% 0.8% 107.8% 7.4%
12 12 Industrial & Commercial Bank Of China (The) - ICBC A1/P-1/D- China 2007 67,390 14.3% 1,188,882 23.6% 11,261 76.2% 16.7% 0.9% 59.0% 11.0%
13 13 Barclays Plc Aa1/P-1/B United Kingdom 2007 63,416 19.5% 2,446,457 25.4% 10,216 -0.7% 16.1% 0.4% 118.0% 7.5%
14 30 Fortis Bank A1/P-1/C- Belgium 2007 60,452 139.5% 1,128,155 26.8% 2,619 -58.0% 4.3% 0.2% 144.3% 9.5%
15 8 Crédit Agricole Aa1/P-1/B France 2007 59,834 32.2% 2,079,556 25.1% 5,947 -7.2% 9.9% 0.3% 80.1% 8.1%
16 18 China Construction Bank Corporation A1/P-1/D- China 2007 57,636 36.3% 903,353 29.4% 9,466 59.5% 16.4% 1.0% 61.3% 10.4%
17 16 Deutsche Bank AG A1/P-1/B- Germany 2007 56,563 28.1% 2,970,839 42.2% 9,573 19.4% 16.9% 0.3% 41.0% 8.6%
18 17 Bank Of China Limited A1/P-1/D- China 2007 48,185 9.2% 820,254 20.2% 8,493 37.4% 17.6% 1.0% 64.8% 10.7%
19 15 Wells Fargo & Company Aaa/P-1/A United States 2007 47,628 4.0% 575,442 19.4% 8,057 -4.3% 16.9% 1.4% 111.0% 7.6%
20 7 ING Groep NV --/P-1/-- Netherlands 2007 46,919 31.7% 1,461,802 23.9% 5,277 6.6% 11.2% 0.4% 73.5% 7.4%
21 26 Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Aa1/P-1/B Spain 2007 46,503 37.9% 738,470 36.0% 9,433 51.0% 20.3% 1.3% 145.3% 6.8%
22 25 ABN Amro Holding NV Aa2/P-1/B- Netherlands 2007 45,156 32.2% 1,507,533 15.8% 14,668 132.7% 32.5% 1.0% 73.8% 12.4%
23 23 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc Aa2/P-1/C Japan 2007 45,152 19.6% 854,189 -5.8% 3,738 -35.8% 8.3% 0.4% 78.5% 6.4%
24 21 Hbos Plc --/P-1/B United Kingdom 2007 43,543 7.6% 1,329,162 14.8% 8,197 8.0% 18.8% 0.6% 178.2% 7.4%
25 28 Rabobank Nederland Aaa/P-1/B+ Netherlands 2007 42,146 26.9% 838,901 14.3% 3,469 22.7% 8.2% 0.4% 89.8% 10.7%

Banks are ranked by:

  •   Shareholder equity ($m) - World's largest bank by shareholder equity

  •   Total assets ($m) - World's largest bank by assets

  •   Net income ($m)- World's largest bank by net income

  •   RoE, period end (%)- World's largest bank by RoE

  •   RoA, period end (%)- World's largest bank by RoA

  •   Loans as a percent of deposits - World's largest bank by loans as a percent of deposits

  •   Tier 1 capital ratio - World's largest bank by tier 1 capital ratio

Plus breakdowns by regions:
Africa, Australasia, Caribbean, Central and eastern Europe, Central Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Nordic and Baltic, North America, Northern Asia, South-East Asia, Southern Asia, Western Europe.




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