Top 50 Banks in Top 1000 World Banks by Tier 1 2019

While the global banking system is undoubtedly safer a decade on from the height of the financial crisis, years of a low-volatility bull market along with several sharp shocks rocked many lenders in 2018. Shrinking assets in Europe and central Asia, lacklustre profits everywhere but North America and an uncertain economic environment point towards a slowdown.


     
Rank Prev Rank Bank Name
1 1 ICBC
2 2 China Construction Bank
3 4 Agricultural Bank of China
4 3 Bank of China
5 5 JP Morgan Chase & Co
6 6 Bank of America
7 7 Wells Fargo & Co
8 8 Citigroup
9 10 HSBC Holdings
10 9 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
            Strength Size Soundness Profits Performance  
Rank Prev Rank Bank Name Year End Country City $m Tier 1 Capital Tier 1 Capital %ch $m Assets Assets rank Assets %ch Capital Assets Ratio Capital Assets Ratio prev Capital Assets Ratio rank $m Pre-tax profits Pre-tax profits %ch Return on Capital Return on Capital prev Return on Capital rank Return on assets Return on assets rank BIS capital ratio NPL Loan to Assets ratio RWA to TA ratio Cost/Income
1 1 ICBC 31-Dec-2018 China Beijing 337,539.12 4.14 4,043,728.47 1 0.91 8.35 8.09 462 54,366.86 -2.94% 12.92 17.28 322 1.08 370 15.39 1.52 55.67 62.06 26.78
2 2 China Construction Bank 31-Dec-2018 China Beijing 287,461.31 5.6 3,390,174.16 2 -0.25 8.48 8.01 448 44,986.86 -2.31% 12.98 16.92 319 1.1 359 17.19 1.46 61.32 58.82 24.75
3 4 Agricultural Bank of China 31-Dec-2018 China Beijing 242,895.33 11.37 3,300,652.70 3 2.06 7.36 6.74 597 36,740.73 -0.12% 12.18 13.6 385 0.9 486 15.12 1.59 53.2 60.65 32.79
4 3 Bank of China 31-Dec-2018 China Beijing 229,969.78 2.46 3,104,711.68 4 3.82 7.41 7.51 591 33,524.53 -2.09% 12.22 12.66 379 0.9 483 14.97 1.42 62.01 60.38 32.32
5 5 JP Morgan Chase & Co 31-Dec-2018 US New York (NY) 209,093.00 0.22 2,622,532.00 6 3.51 7.97 8.24 510 40,790.00 13.59% 15.54 17.21 189 1.24 292 15.53 1.02 38.69 58.3 58.07
6 6 Bank of America 31-Dec-2018 US Charlotte (NC) 189,038.00 -1.28 2,354,980.00 8 3.22 8.03 8.39 504 34,585.00 18.38% 14.89 15.26 217 1.2 314 15.4 0.89 41.63 61.03 57.96
7 7 Wells Fargo & Co 31-Dec-2018 US San Francisco (CA) 167,866.00 -5.8 1,895,883.00 12 -2.86 8.85 9.13 392 28,537.00 4.24% 13.63 15.36 284 1.21 304 16.6 1.68 50.89 65.79 64.15
8 8 Citigroup 31-Dec-2018 US New York (NY) 158,122.00 -4.08 1,917,383.00 11 4.07 8.25 8.95 479 23,437.00 3.44% 11.45 13.74 431 0.94 458 16.64 0.9 36.58 61.25 57.63
9 10 HSBC Holdings 31-Dec-2018 UK London 147,142.00 -2.53 2,558,124.00 7 1.44 5.75 5.99 799 19,890.00 15.86% 13.52 11.37 294 0.78 547 20 1.25 41.53 33.83 58.3
10 9 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 31-Mar-2019 Japan Tokyo 146,739.09 -4.12 2,805,074.86 5 -2.95 5.23 5.29 862 10,325.70 -22.2% 5.84 8.67 765 0.31 820 16.03 0.9 34.52 37.63 67.98