In total assets, the largest banks all over the world start from three billion dollars as of number one in the list, and end with two billions and a half. Chinese banks take a big bite of the world finance, Japan and America follows next. Let us have a look at the largest banks in the world as estimated by relbanks.
10 Barclays PLC
Barclays is one of the big names in Britain. It was founded in London in the beginning of the 17th century. Still, the bank has branched all over the world. Nearly there is no one type of transactions Barclays are not working in from investment to wholesale and retail.
9 Credit Agricole
The bank’s headquarter is located in France and was founded in 1885. Credit Agricole service is friendly as they have founded the Point Passerelle in which customers suffering from any problem like threatened with getting their accounts suspended can find solutions and a helping hand.
8 Bank of China
Founded in 1912 in the Chinese capital Beijing, the Bank of China has different branches around the world.
7 Agricultural Bank of China
Built in 1951 in Beijing, the bank branched out in Japan, U.S, Australia, German, Korea and Singapore. It has around hundred million customers across these branches. It has an advanced rank among the top ten in the world, in number of transactions. The bank witnessed a number of bad circumstances that affected its presence, however it continued to be.
6 JPMorgan Chase & Co
Known as Chase, JPMorgan Chase is a public bank that was founded in 2000 in the United States of America. Chase is the largest bank in the States. Its total assets are estimated to be around above $2 trillion.
The Mitsubishi UF J Financial Group is based in the Japanese headquarter, Tokyo. It was founded in 2005 and has an average of $2.5 trillion in assets. Although it was founded only 20 years ago, it was able to precede other banks in number of transactions. As usual, this big bank merged with other important bank in Japan; Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and. Such merging always increases the bank’s scope and power and adds to its security.
4 BNP Paribas
Founded in France in 1848, BNP Paribas had enough time to spread its branches worldwide. Like Barclays, Paribas is stretching a hand in every transactional sector like retail, investment and wholesale.
3 China Construction Bank
Founded in Beijing in 1954, is one of the four biggest banks in China as a whole. In addition to the various branches around the world, the Bank of America staked around $3 billion in 2005 and holds above %10 of its shares as well. However it decided that it would sell half of those shares.
The world known bank HSBC is mainly British with its headquarter in London, the bank was founded in 1865. The bank’s total assets are above $2.6 trillion and big revenue of $68 billion. This is mainly because of its wide scope that covers many countries in America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Founded in 1984, the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China is the major bank in the country. Take into consideration the amount of transactions made with China, now all this money comes here! The ICBC as a company ranked first in Forbes list of biggest companies in the year 2000. Unlike the widespread of HSBC branches all over the world, ICBC is doing it timidly. Only four of its banks are built in the Middle East in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Kuwait.