Global Finance, a reputable financial journal, has published its ranking of the safest banks in the world (2016). The banks were selected through a comparison of the long-term credit ratings and total assets of the 500 largest banks worldwide. KfW, a German government-owned development bank, is the safest bank in the world with long term ratings of AAA/Aaa/AAA. It is one of the leading promotional banks with about 80 offices worldwide and over 5,600 employees. The top 25 world’s safest banks are listed below.

1. KfW

2. Zurcher Kantonalbank

3. Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank

4. L-Bank

5. Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG)

6. Nederalndse Waterschapsbank

7. NRW.BANK

8. Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat

9. Caisse des Depots et Consignations

10. Toronto-Dominion Bank

11. DZ Bank

12. DBS Bank

13. Svenska Handelsbanken

14. OCBC Bank

15. Korea Development Bank

16. United Overseas Bank

17. Export-Import Bank of Korea

18. Banque Cantonale Vaudoise

19. Deutsche Apotheker- und Arztebank

20. Royal Bank of Canada

21. Commonwealth Bank of Australia

22. National Australia Bank

23. ANZ Group

24. Westpac

25. Industrial Bank of Korea