There are several ways to measure the size of a bank, for example by number of employees, or number of offices. The most widely used measure from the financial perspective is total assets.
Formally speaking, an asset is a resource controlled by the company as a result of past events and from which future economic benefits are expected to flow into this company. Total assets of a company is a sum of monetary values of all assets of the company.
This page contains a list of 28 largest European banks (by total assets) as of December 2015.
To view detailed information about a particular bank including its total assets, click the link in the 'Name' column.
|Rank||Name||Country||Total Assets (bln EUR)|
|1||HSBC Bank plc||United Kingdom||2213|
|4||Deutsche Bank AG||Germany||1629|
|5||Barclays Bank plc||United Kingdom||1526|
|9||The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS)||United Kingdom||1111|
|10||Lloyds Bank Plc||United Kingdom||1099|
|12||Unicredit, Societa per Azioni||Italy||860|
|13||ING Bank NV||Netherlands||842|
|14||Credit Suisse AG||Switzerland||758|
|15||Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.||Spain||750|
|16||Intesa Sanpaolo Spa||Italy||676|
|17||Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.||Netherlands||670|
|18||Nordea Bank AB||Sweden||647|
|19||Standard Chartered Bank||United Kingdom||588|
|22||ABN AMRO Bank NV||Netherlands||390|
|23||DnB NOR Bank ASA||Norway||271|
|27||Erste Group Bank AG||Austria||200|
|28||Allied Irish Banks plc||Ireland||103|