EUROPE: RANKING - EUROPE'S TOP 500 - BANKS.

EUROPE: RANKING - EUROPE'S TOP 500 - BANKS. -

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Total

assets Profitability Solidity

Rank Company Country £m RI R2 S1 S2 Score

1(1) Banco

Santander Sp. 40,736 25.6 1.7 6.7 13.3 126.09

2(2) Banco Bilbao

Vizcaya Sp. 58,282 21.2 1.5 7.1 2.7 88.31

3(4) Abbey

National GB 71,812 20.6 1.1 5.2 15.1 68.98

4(3) Suez Fr. 96,620 6.6 0.7 10.7 14.8 64.17

5(5) Central

Hispano Sp. 57,412 19.1 1.2 6.6 1.8 62.57

6(-) Banesto Sp. 41,082 14.4 0.9 6.3 11.0 47.08

7(-) Allied Irish

Banks Eire 19,710 20.1 1.1 5.3 2.1 45.35

8(-) HSBC

Holdings GB 170,450 13.6 0.7 5.3 20.1 40.80

9(13) BEX Sp. 25,259 14.0 0.9 6.4 2.1 31.24

10(17) Lloyds

Bank GB 54,909 18.1 1.1 5.6 -4.9 29.64

11(8) Deutsche

Bank Ger. 203,432 18.8 0.8 4.1 9.4 28.97

12(12) Schweizer

Bankges. Switz. 120,624 8.9 0.6 7.3 7.5 21.44

13(6) Bank of

Scotland GB 28,810 13.6 0.7 4.8 12.1 20.05

14(7) Compagnie

Bancaire Fr. 35,348 10.6 0.6 6.0 8.6 14.94

15(-) CS Holding Switz. 112,755 12.5 0.6 4.7 8.6 5.14

16(15) Schweizer.

Bankverein Switz. 90,846 10.4 0.6 6.0 2.1 3.20

17(14) Banca Commerc.

Ital. Italy 58,783 12.1 0.6 4.8 6.1 1.07

18(35) Standard

Chartered GB 27,226 16.4 0.7 4.3 -3.0 -0.59

19(20) ABN-AMRO Holl. 167,924 14.1 0.5 3.8 5.1 -6.90

20(19) Kredietbank Belg. 46,018 14.4 0.5 3.4 7.2 -7.33

21(18) Paribas Fr. 135,034 8.5 0.5 5.3 7.7 -8.61

22(23) Commerzbank Ger. 95,343 16.7 0.5 3.1 3.2 -8.84

23(25) Dresdner

Bank Ger. 135,004 14.1 0.5 3.5 5.9 -10.98

24(10) Royal Bank

of Scot. GB 34,498 8.9 0.5 5.2 5.3 -12.43

25(22) Credito

Italiano Italy 47,971 11.7 0.5 4.3 3.7 -12.85

26(27) Bayernhypo Ger. 90,333 14.6 0.4 2.8 9.5 -14.04

27(24) Societe

Generale Fr. 170,770 14.7 0.4 2.9 7.4 -14.73

28(9) TSB GB 27,589 5.7 0.4 6.7 -1.4 -21.28

29(32) Credit

Commercial Fr. 40,705 11.6 0.4 3.5 6.4 -21.85

30(31) Bayr.

Vereinsbank Ger. 103,132 13.6 0.4 2.6 8.0 -23.44

31(33) Generale

Bank Belg. 66,784 13.3 0.5 3.4 1.2 -23.90

32(29) National

Westminster GB 143,216 7.5 0.4 4.7 2.9 -30.34

33(36) Berliner

Bank Ger. 25,471 8.3 0.3 3.2 12.9 -30.50

34(30) Credit

Lyonnais Fr. 233,122 5.8 0.2 4.2 12.1 -30.78

35(37) Creditan-

stalt Austria 37,515 6.8 0.3 4.9 3.4 -31.47

36(-) Dt. Hypo.

Frankfurt Ger. 20,849 15.6 0.3 2.1 1.2 -34.62

37(16) Barclays

Bank GB 147,178 6.8 0.4 4.6 2.1 -35.48

38(39) Bank Austria Austria 32,506 6.9 0.3 4.9 0.4 -36.48

39(21) Svenska

Handelsb. Swe. 36,953 5.3 0.2 4.3 5.9 -41.42

40(38) BNP Fr. 188,606 8.6 0.3 3.4 3.8 -41.49

41(43) Banca di Roma Italy 64,550 5.8 0.3 5.1 -1.5 -43.00

42(41) Banque Brux.

Lambert Belg. 49,182 9.7 0.3 2.7 5.1 -44.88

43(42) Depfa-Bank Ger. 37,627 11.6 0.2 1.7 3.8 -53.36

44(45) Banca Naz.del

Lavoro Italy 73,239 3.1 0.1 3.9 3.0 -63.07

45(40) Den Danske

Bank Den. 35,703 -0.4 0.0 5.8 -3.7 -71.99

46(46) Banca Naz.

dell'Agr. Italy 51,983 5.4 0.1 1.5 1.8 -84.09

47(28) SE-Banken Swe. 45,610 -8.4 -0.2 4.4 6.3 -104.51

48(48) Kans.-

Osake-Pankki Fin. 21,877 -18.6 -0.8 5.4 -0.2 -165.03

49(44) Unidanmark Den. 23,464 -17.4 -0.8 5.6 -4.9 -165.25

50(49) Nordbanken Swe. 31,887 -32.9 -1.2 3.6 1.4 -241.05

Banks go from bad to worse

The banking sector suffered another dismal year, thanks to continuing recession and the collapse of the ERM. Almost every significant institution recorded a worse overall score than it achieved in 1992. The Spanish group easily held their place at the top of the table (and were reinforced by newcomer, Banesto at number6). Rankings among the main French, German and Italian contenders showed little change, despite the adventures of several houses, like Credit Lyonnais and Banca Nazionale del Lavoro. But there were some dramatic shifts elsewhere, particularly among the British, Scandinavian and Swiss contingents. Standard Chartered jumped 19 places, while Lloyds also did well and Midland registered the transformation brought about by its absorption into the Hongkong and Shanghai group. But Barclays dropped precipitately, from 16 to 37, after cutting its dividend, losing its chairman and accepting further bad-debt provisions. Similarly, TSB and the two big Swedish contenders, Svenska Handelsbank and SE Banken, fell almost 20 places and Schweitzer Kredietanstalt (last year's number11) and Schweitzer Volksbank dropped out altogether. Otherwise the biggest surprise is the extraordinary stability shown by Germany. Despite reunification, rising inflation and Black Wednesday, the relative standing of Deutsche Bank, Dresdner and Commerzbank has shifted by scarcely a single point.

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