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, The Banker Rankings, FT.com news and market data with original financial statements 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 130 items.


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
  • 4,000+ 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