The World's Safest Banks In 2012

According to  Global Finance survey of the World’s 50 Safest Bank in 2012, American banks are really not safe at all, at least compared to other countries. Not a single U.S. bank figured in the top 20. Almost forty percent of these banks were European; including Credit Agricole in France and Banco Santander  in Spain.

Global Finance has been compiling a list of the World’s 50 Safest Banks for the past 21 years . Rankings are determined by long-term credit ratings and analysis of total assets owned by the 500 largest banks in the world.

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1 Top-10 World's Safest Banks in 2012:

1. KfW - (Germany)2. Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG) - (Netherlands)3. Zürcher Kantonalbank - (Switzerland)4. Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank - (Germany)5. Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) - (France)Tie* 6. Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg Förderbank (L-Bank) - (Germany)Tie* 6. Nederlandse Waterschapsbank - (Netherlands)7. Banque et Caisse d’Épargne de l’État - (Luxembourg)8. Rabobank Group - (Netherlands)9. NRW.Bank - (Germany)10. Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) - (Canada)11. Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank) - (Canada)Tie* 12. National Australia Bank - (Australia)Tie* 12. Commonwealth Bank of Australia - (Australia)13. Westpac Banking Corporation - (Australia)14. Scotiabank (Bank of Nova Scotia) - (Canada)15. DBS Bank - (Singapore)16. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation - (Singapore)17. United Overseas Bank - (Singapore)18. Caisse centrale Desjardins - (Canada)19. HSBC Holdings - (United Kingdom)20. Nordea Bank - (Sweden)

[See complete list on Global Finance]

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