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The Banker Database is a service from the Financial Times, providing comprehensive coverage of the leading banks in more than 190 countries.

The Banker Database combines standardised financial data, senior management information, The Banker rankings, FT.com news and market data and original financial statements with advanced search, filtering and download functionality to provide all the information you need for worldwide bank research and analysis.

Data Quality

The Banker's research and rankings have been the industry's standard measures of performance for more than 50 years. All data is researched and verified in-house by experienced analysts using a standardised template of up to 150 items. All data is quality checked by the head of research, and the database itself runs more than 200 automated variance and relational checks to ensure the highest levels of accuracy.


Each bank's data is presented in a standardised template, using strict data point definitions to take account, wherever possible, of reporting and regulatory variations and provide unrivalled levels of cross border data comparability.

Research Universe

  • We track significant local and foreign owned banks in more than 190 countries
  • 5,000+ public, private, government and subsidiary banks accounting for more than 90% of total global banking assets
  • Data archive of up to 30 years
  • Subscribers may request the inclusion of additional banks

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.

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.