Top Countries By Deposit Rates

Country (Currency) Deposit Rate Deposit Rating
 Croatia (HRK) 2.18%↑ A3
 Greece (EUR) 1.80%no change Caa3
 Romania (RON) 1.79%↓ A3
 Poland (PLN) 1.74%↓ Aa3
 Cyprus (EUR) 1.66%↑ B3
 Netherlands (EUR) 1.57%↓ Aaa
 Slovakia (EUR) 1.47%↓ Aaa
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Recent Articles

Cooperative Banks in Italy

30 July 2015

Cooperative banks are non-for-profit organizations providing financial services to its members and serving the needs of local community. In Italy the nework of cooperative banks consists of nearly 400 banks with more than 4000 branches operating in about 100 provinces and 2700 municipalities.    Full Article

Financial Data of European Banks: What Do National Supervisors Want to Share?

04 March 2015

While European Central Bank started to directly supervise 123 significant banks of the Euroarea countries, there are more than 6,000 banks operating in the European Union left for the supervision by their National Supervisors. This makes transparency of information provided by the National Supervisors about individual banks an important factor contributing to the transparency of the whole European financial system.    Full Article

Corporate Banking

24 May 2015

Corporate banking is providing banking and financial services to business clients and non-commercial organizations. Corporate banking covers a variety of business needs with a full range of financial solutions: payments cash management, financing, managing surplus, debt and equity management.    Full Article

Top Countries By Credit Rating

Country Fitch Moody's S&P
 Norway AAA Aaa AAA
 Sweden AAA Aaa AAA
 Denmark AAA Aaa AAA
 Switzerland AAA Aaa AAA
 Germany AAA Aaa AAA
 Luxembourg AAA Aaa AAA
 Finland AAA Aaa AA+
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Top Rated Banks

Rank Bank Country Fitch Moodys S&P
1   Zürcher Kantonalbank Switzerland AAA Aaa AAA
2   Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank Germany AAA Aaa AAA
3   Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg - Förderbank - Germany AAA Aaa AAA
4   Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau Germany AAA Aaa
5   LfA Förderbank Bayern Germany Aaa
6   Kommuninvest i Sverige AB Sweden Aaa
7   KommuneKredit Denmark Aaa
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Largest Banks

Rank Bank Country Total Assets (bln EUR)
1   HSBC Bank plc United Kingdom 2 ↑
2   BNP Paribas France 2 ↑
3   Credit Agricole France 1 no change
4   Barclays Bank plc United Kingdom 1 no change
5   Deutsche Bank AG Germany 1 no change
6   The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS) United Kingdom 1 no change
7   Société Générale France 1 no change
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