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Top Rated Banks

Credit Rating is an opinion of a credit rating agency about credit worthiness of a company or a government. Althouhg being debatable and contradictive, сredit ratings remain the most popular and well-known parameter to estimate a bank's reliability.

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The table below provides a list of 100 European banks having the highest long-term credit ratings assigned by Fitch and Moody's as of April 2016. Long-term credit rating is an agency's view of a credit institution’s relative vulnerability to default on its financial obligations in a long-term period.

RankBankCountryFitchMoody's
1 Zürcher KantonalbankSwitzerlandAAAAaa
2 Landwirtschaftliche RentenbankGermanyAAAAaa
3 Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg - Förderbank -GermanyAAAAaa
4 Kreditanstalt für WiederaufbauGermanyAAAAaa
5 N.V. Bank Nederlandse GemeentenNetherlandsAaa
6 Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V.NetherlandsAaa
7 LfA Förderbank BayernGermanyAaa
8 Kommuninvest i Sverige ABSwedenAaa
9 KommuneKreditDenmarkAaa
10 Investitionsbank Schleswig-HolsteinGermanyAAA
11 Investitionsbank BerlinGermanyAAA
12 Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AktiengesellschaftAustriaAaa
13 NRW.BANKGermanyAAAAa1
14 Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat, LuxembourgLuxembourgAa2
15 Svenska Handelsbanken ABSwedenAA-Aa2
16 DEUTSCHE APOTHEKER- UND ÄRZTEBANK EGGermanyAA-Aa1
17 The Bank of New York Mellon SABelgiumAA-Aa1
18 Aktiebolaget Svensk ExportkreditSwedenAa1
19 Euroclear BankBelgiumAA+
20 Banque Pictet & Cie SASwitzerlandAA-Aa2
21 St.Galler Kantonalbank AGSwitzerlandAa1
22 Banque Cantonale VaudoiseSwitzerlandAa2
23 Berner Kantonalbank AGSwitzerlandAa1
24 Nordea Bank ABSwedenAA-Aa3
25 Westpac Europe LtdUnited KingdomAa2
26 Elavon Financial Services Designated Activity CompanyIrelandAAAa2
27 EAA Covered Bond Bank plcIrelandAa1
28 Caisse des dépôts et consignations - section généraleFranceAa2
29 DBS Bank LimitedUnited Kingdom(P)Aa1
30 Clearstream Banking S.A.LuxembourgAA
31 Aargauische KantonalbankSwitzerland
32 Schwyzer KantonalbankSwitzerland
33 PostFinance AGSwitzerland
34 Raiffeisen-Gruppe exkl. Notenstein Privatbank AGSwitzerlandAa2
35 Westpac Banking CorporationUnited Kingdom(P)Aa2
36 Swedbank Hypotek ABSwedenAa3
37 Münchener Hypothekenbank eGGermanyAA-Aa3
38 CIBC World Markets plcUnited KingdomAA-Aa3
39 Bank Julius Bär & Co. AGSwitzerlandAa2
40 The Korea Development Bank - London BranchUnited KingdomAa2
41 Bpifrance FinancementFranceAa2
42 Rabobank Curaçao N.V.Curacao(P)Aa2
43Raiffeisenbank (group)GermanyAA-
44Volksbank (group)GermanyAA-
45 EDEKABANK AktiengesellschaftGermanyAA-
46 Raiffeisenkasse Erbes-Büdesheim und Umgebung eGGermanyAA-
47 Spar- und Kreditbank Bühlertal eGGermanyAA-
48VR-Bank (group)GermanyAA-
49 Evangelische Bank eGGermanyAA-
50 Bank für Kirche und Caritas eGGermanyAA-
51RAIFFEISENBANK (group)GermanyAA-
52 PSD Bank Rhein-Ruhr eGGermanyAA-