50 safest banks in the world

Global FInance, a respected financial magazine, has just published its half yearly review of the 50 safest banks in the world.. Singapore, despite all its woes, has 3 banks on the list. Look carefully and see whether any of our banks make it to the list?

A full report on the list will appear in the April issue of Global Finance.

1. KfW
(Germany)
2. Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC)
(France)
3. Bank Nederlands Gemeenten (BNG)
(Netherlands)
4. Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
(Germany)
5. Rabobank
(Netherlands)
6. Landeskreditbank Baden-Wuerttemberg-Foerderbank
(Germany)
7. NRW. Bank
(Germany)
8. BNP Paribas
(France)
9. Banco Santander
(Spain)
10. Royal Bank of Canada


(Canada)
11. National Australia Bank
(Australia)
12. Commonwealth Bank of Australia
(Australia)
13. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)
(Spain)
14. Toronto-Dominion Bank
(Canada)
15. Australia & New Zealand Banking Group
(Australia)
16. Westpac Banking Corporation
(Australia)
17. Banco Espanol de Credito S.A. (Banesto)
(Spain)
18. ASB Bank Limited
(New Zealand)
19. HSBC
(United Kingdom)
20. Credit Agricole
(France)
21. Wells Fargo
(United States)
22. Nordea Bank
(Sweden)
23. Scotiabank
(Canada)
24. La Caixa
(Spain)
25. Svenska Handelsbanken
(Sweden)
26. US Bancorp
(United States)
27. Banco Popular Espanol
(Spain)
28. DBS Bank
(Singapore)
29. Pohjola Bank
(Finland)
30. Deutsche Bank
(Germany)
31. Société Générale
(France)
32. Intesa Sanpaolo
(Italy)
33. Bank of Montreal
(Canada)
34. DnB NOR Bank
(Norway)
35. The Bank of New York Mellon
(United States)
36. Caixa Geral de Depositos
(Portugal)
37. United Overseas Bank
(Singapore)
38. OCBC
(Singapore)
39. Axa Bank Europe
(Belgium)
40. Credit Suisse Group
(Switzerland)
41. Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg
(Germany)
42. Nationwide Building Society
(United Kingdom)
43. CIBC
(Canada)
44. National Bank Of Kuwait
(Kuwait)
45. Barclays
(United Kingdom)
46. UBS
(Switzerland)
47. JPMorgan Chase
(United States)
48. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
(Japan)
49. Banque Federative du Credit Mutuel (BFCM)
(France)
50. Credit Industriel et Commercial (CIC)
(France)

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. monsterball
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 13:13:29

    No surprise that S’pore is the only country in South East Asia…having safe banks.
    Once we boast to be second to none….especially under the late…Tan Siew Sin.
    And if you notice….once an UMNO Malay man takes over…the trademark of so many suspected unhealthy deals clawed in.
    Watch out for one so call..huge airline go bust…sooner or later in Malaysia.
    When the government is so corrupted….favoring one race…nothing will be safe.

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  2. petestop
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 17:05:17

    In Malaysia, nothing will go bust, bcoz govt will bail them out using tax-payers (meaning you and me) money.

    Those toll concessionaires are guaranteed profit by govt, where got such a deal on earth, except for M’sia.

    Not to mention the water concessionaires in Selangor, it is heading to another bailout by the Federal Govt.

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  3. anon
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 18:11:30

    Russian Scholar Says U.S. Will Collapse Next Year

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0%2C2933%2C504384%2C00.html

    MOSCOW — If you’re inclined to believe Igor Panarin, and the Kremlin wouldn’t mind if you did, then President Barack Obama will order martial law this year, the U.S. will split into six rump-states before 2011, and Russia and China will become the backbones of a new world order…

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  4. anun
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 19:31:09

    5. Rabobank
    (Netherlands) Dutch Govt had to buy into the
    bank !

    28. DBS Bank
    (Singapore) ? Involved with Lehman Brothers,
    Had a run on its deposits ?

    You believe what these jokers write ? When S&P , Moodys , Fitch Ratings gave very good ratings to the Wall Street and their currency ?

    Would you believe that a country who has trillions in debts , has to bail out almost every big company in the country and is a bankrupt country /nation can still has a strong and appreciating currency back by what , I don’t know . Definetly not gold in Fort Knox but Fools Gold .

    Where every child born today in the US owns the United States of America $50,000 .

    Where is Public Bank ? the best well managed Bank with the most awards in Asia ?

    Perhaps the ugly side of the American CEOs has emerged – GREED , Easy and high spending life styles , arrogant , little thought for the rest of the world , need for me to say more ?

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  5. Myxzyden
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 20:26:14

    UBS safe?
    Barclay safe? awww…. come on…
    these two would’ve gone belly up long ago if not for some SWF and taxpayers money…

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  6. Disgusted
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 22:34:20

    The list lacks credibility. Myxzyden is correct in pointing out.

    monk

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  7. Amin
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 23:50:10

    Where does Standard Chartered of UK stand? In 2008, it performed better than HSBC which is listed 19th. This bank was by far the best in UK as a big boy there.
    Staff are getting big bonuses just 2 days ago.

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  8. racist
    Mar 07, 2009 @ 23:17:53

    monsterball can you gave comment without include about umno and malay.

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  9. Henry Chew
    Mar 13, 2009 @ 17:30:53

    Dr Hsu,

    Appreciate you can also post top 10 most unsafe bank.

    Hope our is not in the list.

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  10. Townsville Talk Forum
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 12:55:14

    Great Work

    Like

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