Below is a list of the best banks in the world. The banks are selected based on credit ratings from the leading international rating agencies Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch.

 Long-term Credit Ratings

Rank Bank Moody’s Fitch S & P's Country
1 KfW Aaa AAA AAA Germany
2 Zürcher Kantonalbank Aaa AAA AAA Switzerland
3 Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank Aaa AAA AAA Germany
4 L-Bank Aaa AAA AAA Germany
5 Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten AAA AA+ AA+ Netherlands
6 Nederlandse Waterschapsbank Aaa n/r AA+ Netherlands
7 NRW.BANK Aa1 AAA AA- Germany
8 Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations Aa1 AA AA France
9 Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat Aa2 N/R AA+ Luxembourg
10 TD Bank Group Aa1 AA- AA- Canada
11 DBS Bank Aa1 AA- AA- Singapore
12 Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Aa1 AA- AA- Singapore
13 United Overseas Bank Aa1 AA- AA- Singapore
14 Société de Financement Local Aa2 AA- AA France
15 Banque Cantonale Vaudoise Aa2 n/r AA Switzerland
16 Royal Bank of Canada Aa3 AA AA- Canada
17 National Australia Bank Aa2 AA- AA- Australia
18 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Aa2 AA- AA- Australia
19 ANZ Group** Aa2 AA- AA- Australia
20 Westpac Banking Corporation Aa2 AA- AA- Australia
21 DZ Bank Aa2 AA- AA- Germany
22 Svenska Handelsbanken Aa2 AA- AA- Sweden
23 Deutsche Apotheker-und Arztebank Aa2 AA- AA- Germany
24 Pictet & Cie Aa2 AA- N/R Switzerland
25 Rabobank Aa2 AA- A+ Netherlands
26 Nordea Aa3 AA- AA- Sweden
27 Bank of Nova Scotia Aa2 AA- A+ Canada
28 Hang Seng Bank Aa2 A+ AA- Hong Kong
29 National Bank of Abu Dhabi Aa3 AA- AA- UAE
30 AgriBank Aa3 AA- AA- United States
31 Caisse centrale Desjardins Aa2 AA- A+ Canada
32 Kiwibank Aa3 AA A+ New Zealand
33 China Development Bank Aa3 A+ AA- China
34 Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Aa2 A+ N/R Germany
35 Bank of Montreal Aa3 AA- A+ Canada
36 Agricultural Development Bank of China Aa3 A+ AA- China
37 Export-Import Bank of China Aa3 A+ AA- China
38 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Aa3 AA- A+ Canada
39 DNB Aa2 n/r A+ Norway
40 Korea Development Bank Aa3 AA- A+ South Korea
41 HSBC France A1 AA- AA- France
42 Industrial Bank of Korea Aa3 AA- A+ South Korea
43 Pohjola Bank Aa3 A+ AA- Finland
44 Qatar National Bank Aa3 AA- A+ Qatar
45 CoBank N/R AA- AA- United States
46 National Bank of Kuwait Aa3 AA- A+ Kuwait
47 Export-Import Bank of Korea Aa3 AA- A+ South Korea
48 BancoEstado Aa3 A+ AA- Chile
49 LGT Bank Aa2 N/R A+ Liechtenstein
50 AgFirst n/r AA- AA- United States

Source: Global Finance
Updated January 31, 2016.