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About The Banker Database

The Banker Database is a service of the Financial Times, providing you with comprehensive financial data, and insight for 5000 of the worlds leading banks in more than 160 countries.

We track key indicators, including itemised breakdowns of banks' balance sheets, profit and loss accounts, and regulatory capital data. Our data has been normalised for regional reporting and regulatory variations, and has formed the basis of The Banker's monthly bank rankings, including the world-renowned Top 1000 World Banks, since 1970. These benchmark measures of bank strength are trusted and used by the entire industry.

Unrivalled coverage: The Banker Database tracks banks in more than 160 jurisdictions representing 90% of the world's total banking assets.

The Banker Database provides comprehensive financial data, performance and contact information on the significant local and foreign owned banks in every country, and offers detailed itemised breakdowns of banks' balance sheets, profit and loss statements, capital structures and other indicators.

Industry standard: all data is closely scrutinised before publication online and in the magazine. We have a high level of co-operation with banks during the data normalisation process. The data is verified against audited annual reports by The Banker's dedicated in-house research team and normalised for regional accounting inconsistencies. It is then screened by our research editor and by more than 30 advanced data tests before passing through the quality control system into the database.

This rigorous research process is the reason the industry has come to rely on The Banker rankings and database.

Daily updates: updated daily by our team of research analysts.


Why subscribe to The Banker Database?

Banking news: stay up to date with markets and news content from, which can be accessed directly from each bank's overview page, making the The Banker Database a uniquely powerful and flexible resource for bank research and analysis.

Rankings: access 20 years of global and regional rankings based on bank size, profitability, liquidity, capital efficiency, operational efficiency and asset quality.

Reports: view and download detailed time series reports on individual banks, featuring more than 80 financial data points and ratios, accounting and regulatory compliance standards, peer group benchmarking, rankings history, senior management, markets data and news.

Functionality: use the advanced search and analysis capabilities to create downloadable custom rankings based on bank location, consolidation level, reporting date and any, or all, of the 100 financial and on non-financial data points. This allows you to compare bank performance over time.

About The Banker

The Banker provides economic and financial intelligence for the world's financial sector and has built a reputation for objective and incisive reporting.

The Banker has been the trusted source of banking information since 1926. The Banker has navigated its way through 89 years of banking coverage from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to the current financial crisis with the same reputation for accuracy, authority and integrity.

Read in more than 100 countries around the world, The Banker strives to stimulate and inform, offering an unparalleled outlook with a wide range of news, features, analysis and interviews. Month by month it provides in-depth coverage of all the key issues facing the financial sector.

The Banker's senior editors travel the globe to interview the world's leaders, finance ministers and senior bankers, giving you a unique insight into global trends.

The Banker offers an unrivalled combination of authoritative news, features, surveys and heavyweight interviews and is essential reading for CEOs, CFOs, corporate treasurers and central bank governors.

Our various bank rankings, including the Top 1000 World Banks, provide a global benchmark for bank analysis.

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