Below is a list of the Best Banks in the World. The Banks were selected based on credit ratings from leading international rating agencies Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch Ratings.

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 Long-term Credit Ratings

Bank Moody’s S&P Fitch Country
1 Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten Aaa AAA AAA Netherlands
2 Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC) Aaa AAA AAA France
3 KfW Aaa AAA AAA Germany
4 Landeskreditbank Aaa AA+ AAA Germany
5 Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank Aaa AAA AAA Germany
6 Nederlandse Waterschapsbank Aaa AAA - Netherlands
7 Rabobank Aaa AAA AA+ Netherlands
8 Royal Bank of Canada Aaa AA- AA Canada
9 Toronto-Dominion Bank Aaa AA- AA- Canada
10 Zurich Cantonal Bank Aaa AAA AAA Switzerland
11 NRW.Bank Aa1 AA- AAA Germany
12 ASB Bank Aa2 AA AA New Zealand
13 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Aa1 AA AA- Australia
14 BBVA Aa2 AA AA- Spain
15 Banco Santander Aa2 AA AA Spain
16 Bank of Montreal Aa2 A+ AA- Canada
17 Bank of New York Mellon Aa2 AA- AA- United States
18 BNP Paribas Aa2 AA AA- France
19 Caisse centrale Desjardins Aa1 AA- - Canada
20 CIBC Aa2 A+ AA- Canada
21 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Aa1 AA AA Australia
22 Crédit Agricole Aa1 AA- AA- France
23 Credit Suisse Aa1 A+ AA- Switzerland
24 DBS Bank Aa1 AA- AA- Singapore
25 HSBC Holdings Aa2 AA- AA United Kingdom
26 Intesa Sanpaolo Aa2 A+ AA- Italy
27 la Caixa Aa2 AA- AA- Spain
28 Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg Aa2 - A+ Germany
29 National Australia Bank Aa1 AA AA Australia
30 National Bank of Kuwait Aa2 A+ AA- Kuwait
31 Nordea Aa2 AA- AA- Sweden
32 OverseChinese Banking Corporation Aa1 A+ AA- Singapore
33 Pohjola Bank Aa2 AA- AA- Finland
34 Scotiabank Aa1 AA- AA- Canada
35 Société Générale Aa2 A+ A+ France
36 Svenska Handelsbanken Aa2 AA- AA- Sweden
37 United Overseas Bank Aa1 A+ AA- Singapore
38 Westpac Banking Corporation Aa1 AA AA Australia

Ratings as of February 2010

See also:  Best Banks in AmericaBest Banks in CanadaBest Banks in Australia

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