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About The Banker Database

Industry standard

The Banker Database was created as part of The Banker magazine's regular rankings of the world's largest banks. Over the past five decades our rankings have become the industry standard for measuring bank performance strength.

Unrivalled coverage

The database tracks banks in more than 160 jurisdictions representing 90% of the world's total banking assets. In addition to data published in the magazine rankings, the database offers detailed itemised breakdowns of banks' balance sheets, profit and loss statements, capital structures and other indicators.

The database also offers advanced search and analysis capabilities, allowing users to compare bank performance over time according to more than 100 financial and non-financial indicators.


Daily updates

Data is updated daily throughout the year, ensuring timely publication of banks' latest data.


Because our rankings are highly visible within the industry, 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. Most data is supplied by banks using our online data entry system. This 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.