Top 1000 World Banks - Europe

Western European banks have widely seen a recovery in their performance in this year's Top 1000 World Banks ranking, while asset quality in Cyprus, Greece and Italy continues to cause concern. But how well capitalised are the banks? And what will be the impact of the devaluation of the Russian rouble and economic and geopolitical difficulties in Russia and Ukraine?

  

 
Top 1000 World Banks 2015

Top 1000 World Banks 2015: A new global picture

June 29, 2015

Greece aside, European banks have sustained a recovery in their performance in the 2015 ranking. But the willingness of the largest European players to act as global banks is clearly declining and emerging market champions are not quite ready to assume the cross-border mantle just yet.

Armenian banks braced for difficult year

Armenian banks braced for difficult year

July 1, 2015

Stringent capital requirements set by the Central Bank of Armenia will test many of the country's banks, which are already struggling in a slowing economy. But for those that already meet the new standards, the opportunities arising from possible consolidation could provide a much-needed avenue to growth.

Russian banks adapt to a new normal

Russian banks adapt to a new normal

April 30, 2015

Banks in Russia are feeling the force of Western sanctions, with funds from international capital markets slowing and deposits experience a lull, but some institutions are finding ways to maintain commercial relationships with foreign investors. 

G-SIBs threatened with higher leverage ratio

July 2, 2015
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A higher leverage ratio requirement would prove a challenge to 13 global systematically important banks.

Spanish lenders transition from stability back to growth

Spanish lenders transition from stability back to growth

July 1, 2015

The Spanish economy's recovery is benefiting the country's banks, which are reporting increased profits and ambitious plans for growth.

Top 1000 World Banks – The AQR effect sees Europe buck the trend

June 26, 2015

A rise in risk weightings in western Europe may well indicate the tougher supervision of the European Central Bank, rather than deteriorating asset quality.

Top 1000 World Banks – Global decline in loan-to-deposit ratio slows

June 29, 2015

The global decline in loan-to-deposit ratios is slowing down, with western Europe even starting to rebound following years of deleveraging. 

Top 1000 World Banks – Asset quality problems dog European lenders

June 29, 2015

Asset quality at European banks is slowly improving, but the situation in countries such as Cyprus, Greece and Italy continues to cause concern.

Top 1000 World Banks – Tier 1 declines causes shake up in western Europe

June 29, 2015

HSBC remains western Europe's largest lender, but it is all change elsewhere in the ranking, as capital declines across numerous institutions causes movement among the largest lenders.

Top 1000 World Banks – Rouble devaluation causes CEE ranking shake-up

June 29, 2015

Russian banks still account for the top three positions in the central and eastern European ranking, but their positions have been weakened after a tough year for the country's economy.

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2015 ranking WORLD Press: IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 29, 2015

The world’s biggest banks continue to lose ground to Chinese rivals, according to The Banker’s latest ranking of Top 1000 banks.

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2015 ranking UK Press: IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 29, 2015

UK banks continue to lose their global position as Chinese banks power ahead, according to The Banker’s latest ranking of Top 1000 banks. HSBC fell from fifth place to ninth, Barclays from 12th to 13th and Royal Bank of Scotland from 15th to 18th as they restructured and slimmed down in the wake of the financial crisis. The ranking is based on capital strength.

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2015

Top 1000 World Banks ranking

The Banker Database

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