Global Finance, a reputable financial journal, has published its annual ranking of the safest banks in the world (2017). 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. It is one of the leading promotional banks with about 80 offices worldwide and over 6,000 employees. The top 10 safest banks include 5 banks from Germany, 2 banks from the Netherlands, 1 bank from Switzerland and 1 bank from Luxembourg. The top 30 world’s safest banks are listed below.

1. KfW (Germany)

2. Zürcher Kantonalbank (Switzerland)

3. Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank (Germany)

4. L-Bank (Germany)

5. Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (Netherlands)

6. Nederlandse Waterschapsbank (Netherlands)

7. NRW.BANK (Germany)

8. Banque et Caisse d'Épargne de l'État (Luxembourg)

9. Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (France)

10. DZ Bank (Germany)

11. DBS (Singapore)

12. Svenska Handelsbanken (Sweden)

13. OCBC Bank (Singapore)

14. United Overseas Bank (Singapore)

15. Korea Development Bank

16. Export-Import Bank of Korea

17. Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (Switzerland)

18. Deutsche Apotheker- und Arztebank (Germany)

19. Toronto-Dominion Bank (Canada)

20. Industrial Bank of Korea

21. SFIL (France)

22. Pictet & Cie (Switzerland)

23. Royal Bank of Canada (Canada)

24. Rabobank (Netherlands)

25. ANZ Group (Australia)

26. Commonwealth Bank of Australia

27. Nordea (Sweden)

28. Westpac (Australia)

29. National Australia Bank

30. Swedbank (Sweden)