Top Countries By Deposit Rates

Country (Currency) Deposit Rate Deposit Rating
 Cyprus (EUR) 2.67%↑B3
 Romania (RON) 2.63%↓A3
 Bulgaria (BGN) 2.25%↓A3
 Poland (PLN) 2.25%↓Aa3
 Croatia (HRK) 2.24%↓A3
 Slovakia (EUR) 2.12%↑Aaa
 Netherlands (EUR) 1.82%↑Aaa
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Recent Articles

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

Private Banking

31 January 2015

Private banking is banking, investment and other financial services provided by banks to high-net-worth individuals having high levels of income or sizable assets. Products and services provided by the bank are rendered on a more personal basis than in mass-market retail banking.    Full Article

Countries Which Will Not Automatically Exchange Account Information

08 January 2015

By the end of 2018, 91 jurisdictions will automatically exchange information on financial accounts for tax purposes. Hence, there still will be more than 100 jurisdictions which will not exchange the information automatically.    Full Article

Top Countries By Credit Rating

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

Rank Bank Country Fitch Moodys S&P
1 Zürcher KantonalbankSwitzerlandAAAAaaAAA
2 Landwirtschaftliche RentenbankGermanyAAAAaaAAA
3 Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg - Förderbank -GermanyAAAAaaAAA
4 Kreditanstalt für WiederaufbauGermanyAAAAaa
5 LfA Förderbank BayernGermanyAaa
6 Kommuninvest i Sverige ABSwedenAaa
7 KommuneKreditDenmarkAaa
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Largest Banks

Rank Bank Country Total Assets (bln EUR)
1  HSBC Bank plc United Kingdom2040 ↑
2  Deutsche Bank AG Germany2012 ↓
3  BNP Paribas France1907 ↓
4  Credit Agricole France1842 ↑
5  Barclays Bank plc United Kingdom1836 ↓
6  The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS) United Kingdom1616 ↓
7  Banco Santander Spain1270 ↑
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