What Are the Most Secure and Established International Banks?


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Some of the safest and most well-established international banks include KfW in Germany, Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten in The Netherlands, ZŸrcher Kantonalbank in Switzerland and TD Bank Group in Canada, according to the Global Finance website rankings of 2013. Out of the North American companies, Canada and the United States both have six banks in the top 50 rankings, but Canada's groups rank higher than those from the United States.

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The following is a select list of safe and well-established international banks as ranked in 2013 by Global Finance. The Global Finance website contains a complete list.

  • Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank of Germany
  • L-Bank of Germany
  • Nederlandse Waterschapsbank of The Netherlands
  • Caisse de DŽp™ts et Consignations of France
  • Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat of Luxembourg
  • DBS Bank of Singapore
  • Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp of Singapore
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Westpac of Australia
  • Nordea of Sweden
  • Bank of Nova Scotia in Canada
  • Hang Seng Bank in Hong Kong
  • HSBC in the United Kingdom
  • Agricultural Development Bank of China
  • BNY Mellon of the United States
  • Pohjola of Finland
  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates
  • Korea Finance Corporation of South Korea
  • National Bank of Kuwait
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in Japan
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