Top Countries By Deposit Rates

Country (Currency) Deposit Rate Deposit Rating
 Netherlands (EUR) 1.72%↑ Aaa
 Poland (PLN) 1.63%↓ Aa3
 Cyprus (EUR) 1.52%↑ Baa1
 Slovakia (EUR) 1.41%↑ Aaa
 Croatia (HRK) 1.21%↓ Baa1
 Italy (EUR) 1.08%↑ Aa2
 Czech Republic (CZK) 1.07%↑ Aa2
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Top Countries By Credit Rating

Country Fitch Moody's S&P
 Norway AAA Aaa AAA
 Netherlands AAA Aaa AAA
 Luxembourg AAA Aaa AAA
 Germany AAA Aaa AAA
 Denmark AAA Aaa AAA
 Sweden AAA Aaa AAA
 Switzerland AAA Aaa AAA
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Recent Articles

Offshore Banking in Montenegro

Published 12 January 2017

Despite carrying substantial risks and lacking innovative banking products especially in private and investment banking, Montenegro is becoming an increasingly popular offshore banking destination. Montenegrin banks offer a variety of services for non-residents in retail and corporate banking, know-your-customer procedures are simple and straightforward, and Montenegro doesn't participate in Automatic Information Exchange.

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Automatic Exchange of Information on Financial Accounts

Last updated 21 November 2016

On 29 October 2014, 51 jurisdictions signed a multilateral agreement to automatically exchange information on financial accounts and 23 more joined the agreement during the following year. This is the first ever agreement to exchange this type of information automatically.

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Countries Which Will Not Automatically Exchange Account Information

Last updated 21 November 2016

By the end of 2018, 96 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.

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Top Rated Banks

Rank Bank Country Fitch Moody's 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   N.V. Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten Netherlands Aaa AAA
6   Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V. Netherlands Aaa AAA
7   LfA Förderbank Bayern Germany Aaa
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Largest Banks

Rank Bank Country Total Assets (bln EUR)
1   HSBC Bank plc United Kingdom 2213 ↑
2   BNP Paribas France 1994 ↓
3   Crédit Agricole France 1699 ↓
4   Deutsche Bank AG Germany 1629 ↓
5   Barclays Bank plc United Kingdom 1526 ↓
6   Banco Santander Spain 1340 ↑
7   Société Générale France 1334 ↑
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Switzerland: Economy and Banking Sector

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