Top 1000 World Banks - Africa

South African banks retain their clear lead in the Africa rankings, despite the problems posed by the country's dismal economic growth and subsequent rand volatility. Nigerian banks have kept their heads above the water during a damaging oil price slide, and Moroccan lenders have consolidated their position near the top of the rankings despite regional instability. 



The Banker's Africa editor, Michael Watt talks to Brian Caplen about the performance of the African banking sector in this year's rankings.

The spark amid a slump

The spark amid a slump: Will Angola's banks emerge from oil price dip stronger?

June 1, 2015

The Angolan banking sector has been hit hard by the oil price slump, adding to concerns about systemic loan book weakness. However, a tough new asset quality review should improve matters, as should the expansion of the country's capital markets.

African payments system

Connecting a continent: the rise of Africa's payment systems

July 1, 2015

Africa's regional payments systems, such as Siress, are flourishing and are expected to play a growing role in the continent's economic growth, particularly as intra-African trade picks up.

Johannesburg is top African financial hub

June 1, 2015

In the ranking of African financial centres, Johannesburg is the leading destination for FDI inflows, while Casablanca leads the way in terms of outflows. 

Top 1000 World Banks – Struggling South Africa still out in front in Africa

June 29, 2015

The difficulties of the South African economy are reflected in its banks' performances in the 2015 Top 1000 ranking, but elsewhere there is good news for Togo's Ecobank and First Bank of Nigeria.

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.

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