The table below is a list of the top 100 banks in the world measured by total assets. Three of the top 5 largest banks are UK financial institutions. With assets of over US$3.5 trillion, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is the largest bank in the world. RBS was founded in 1727 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Rank Bank Country Total assets ($b) Balance sheet
1 Royal Bank of Scotland Group UK 3,514.58 31.12.2008
2 Barclays UK 3,004.33 31.12.2008
3 Deutsche Bank Germany 2,895.50 31.12.2008
4 BNP Paribas France 2,729.23 31.12.2008
5 HSBC UK 2,527.47 31.12.2008
6 JP Morgan Chase US 2,175.05 31.12.2008
7 Credit Agricole France 2,173.89 31.12.2008
8 Citigroup US 1,938.47 31.12.2008
9 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Japan 1,922.18 31.03.2008
10 ING Group Netherlands 1,858.31 31.12.2008
11 Bank of America US 1,817.94 31.12.2008
12 UBS Switzerland 1,740.27 31.12.2008
13 Mizuho Financial Japan 1,537.92 31.03.2008
14 Societe Generale France 1,485.89 31.12.2008
15 Banco Santander (1) Spain 1,464.74 31.12.2008
16 UniCredit Italy 1,459.1 31.12.2008
17 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) China 1,425.72 31.12.2008
18 Wells Fargo US 1,309.64 31.12.2008
19 China Construction Bank China 1,104.01 31.12.2008
20 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Japan 1,115.06 31.03.2008
21 Bank of China China 1,015.79 31.12.2008
22 Credit Suisse Switzerland 1,010.32 31.12.2008
23 HBOS UK 1,004.25 31.12.2008
24 Dexia Group Belgium 908.457 31.12.2008
25 Commerzbank AG Germany 872.453 31.12.2008
26 Rabobank Netherlands 854.173 31.12.2008
27 Intesa Sanpaolo Italy 836.479 31.12.2008
28 Natixis France 775.607 31.12.2008
29 BBVA Spain 713.554 31.12.2008
30 Danske Bank Denmark 664.137 31.12.2008
31 Lloyds Banking Group UK 638.091 31.12.2008
32 Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Germany 625.035 31.12.2008
33 Nordea Bank Sweden 623.380 31.12.2008
34 Banque Federative du Credit Mutuel France 593.390 31.12.2008
35 Royal Bank Canada Canada 589.775 31.10.2008
36 Bayerische Landesbank Germany 588.426 31.12.2008
37 KfW Bankengruppe Germany 550.935 31.12.2008
38 KBC Group Belgium 495.837 31.12.2008
39 National Australia Bank Australia 470.741 30.09.2008
40 Toronto Dominion Bank Canada 468.330 31.10.2008
41 National Westminster Bank UK 467.568 31.12.2008
42 Dresdner Bank AG Germany 460.102 31.12.2008
43 Standard Chartered UK 435.068 31.12.2008
44 Bank of Nova Scotia Canada 422.106 31.10.2008
45 Resona Holdings Japan 397.559 31.03.2008
46 Bank of Communications China 392.034 31.12.2008
47 Banque Populaire Group France 367.298 31.12.2008
48 DZ BANK AG Germany 361.708 31.12.2008
49 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Australia 349.453 30.06.2008
50 Bank of Montreal Canada 338.983 31.10.2008
51 ANZ Banking Australia 337.593 30.09.2008
52 Deutsche Postbank AG Germany 322.749 31.12.2008
53 Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) Sweden 320.155 31.12.2008
54 Bank of Ireland Ireland 311.656 31.03.2008
55 Westpac Banking Australia 315.033 30.09.2008
56 Banca Monte Dei Paschi Italy 298.348 31.12.2008
57 PNC Financial Services US 291.081 31.12.2008
58 Itau Unibanco Brazil 290.080 31.12.2008
59 CIBC Canada 288.370 31.10.2008
60 Erste Group Austria 281.107 31.12.2008
61 Svenska Handelsbanken Sweden 275.247 31.12.2008
62 U.S. Bancorp US 265.912 31.12.2008
63 DnB NOR Norway 263.243 31.12.2008
64 Fortis Bank Nederland Netherlands 257.051 31.12.2008
65 Allied Irish Banks (AIB) Ireland 254.177 31.12.2008
66 Banco Brasil Brazil 238.982 31.12.2008
67 Bank of New York Mellon US 237.512 31.12.2008
68 Swedbank Sweden 230.992 31.12.2008
69 China Merchants Bank China 230.20 31.12.2008
70 Raiffeisen Banking Group (RZB Group) Germany 218.980 31.12.2008
71 Bradesco Brazil 208.330 31.12.2008
72 State Bank of India India 205.482 31.03.2008
73 Landesbank Berlin (LBB) Germany 202.862 31.12.2008
74 Sberbank of Russia Russia 199.069 31.12.2008
75 China CITIC Bank China 193.30 31.12.2008
76 Shanghai Pudong Dev Bank China 191.80 31.12.2008
77 SunTrust Banks US 189.138 31.12.2008
78 State Street US 173.631 31.12.2008
79 SNS Reaal Netherlands 173.617 31.12.2008
80 UBI Banca Italy 170.187 31.12.2008
81 DBS Group Singapore 169.264 31.12.2008
82 Capital One US 165.878 31.12.2008
83 Standard Bank Group South Africa 165.230 31.12.2008
84 Citizens Financial (2) US 159.925 31.12.2008
85 China Minsheng Banking China 154.40 31.12.2008
86 Banco Popular Espanol Spain 154.027 31.12.2008
87 BB&T Corp. US 152.01 31.12.2008
88 Industrial Bank China 149.50 31.12.2008
89 BOC Hong Kong Hong Kong 148.049 31.12.2008
90 Regions Financial US 146.248 31.12.2008
91 National Bank of Greece Greece 142.114 31.12.2008
92 Banco Comercial Português (BCP) Portugal 131.766 31.12.2008
93 VTB Bank Russia 125.120 31.12.2008
94 Fifth Third Bancorp US 119.764 31.12.2008
95 EFG Eurobank Ergasias Greece 114.711 31.12.2008
96 Banco Sabadell Spain 112.166 31.12.2008
97 Espírito Santo Financial Group (ESFG) Portugal 109.056 31.12.2008
98 KeyCorp US 104.531 31.12.2008
99 Caja Mediterraneo (CAM) Spain 100.403 31.12.2008
100 Hang Seng Bank Hong Kong 98.356 31.12.2008
101 Alpha Bank Greece 91.083 31.12.2008
102 Northern Trust US 82.054 31.12.2008
103 IKB Deutsche Industriebank Germany 79.280 31.03.2008
104 Volksbank AG Austria 77.889 31.12.2008
105 Piraeus Bank Greece 76.598 31.12.2008
106 Bankinter Spain 74.614 31.12.2008
107 Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna Italy 73.642 31.12.2008
108 UnionBanCal US 70.121 31.12.2008
109 Comerica US 67.548 31.12.2008
110 M&T Bank US 65.816 31.12.2008
111 Hudson City Bancorp US 54.150 31.12.2008
112 Banca Popolare di Milano Italy 53.094 31.12.2008
113 Charles Schwab US 51.670 31.12.2008
114 Samba Financial Group Saudi Arabia 47.693 31.12.2008
115 Al Rahji Bank Saudi Arabia 43.593 30.09.2008

 (1) - In December 2008, Banco Real and Alliance & Leicester were incorporated.
 (2) - Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

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