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

Updated on March 30, 2016.