The World’s 50 Biggest Banks based on Assets

The 50 biggest banks in the world based on total assets was released by the Global Finance magazine. The number of banks with more than $1 Trillion in assets grew to just 25 from 24 due to the credit crunch last year.


Source: Global Finance

The total assets of banks of Citibank(C), Royal Bank of Scotland(RBS) dropped by the end of 2008. Assets of Lloyds Banking Group(LYG), Wells Fargo (WFC) and JPM Morgan Chase(JPM) grew due to acquisitions.

European banks especially British banks dominate the top 10 rankings.None of the Latin American made it to this list. The growing power of Chinese banks is evident from the appearance of four Chinese banks in the above table as opposed to just one last year.

The World’s Biggest Banks by Assets Held

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