Largest Banks in the World by Assets

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Dataset contains 100 data items (see table below).


Total Assets Managed by the Largest Banks. The top largest 100 banks in the world hold a combined total of US$91.54 trillion in assets. 

China had the most number of these top banks (eighteen in total), holding close to US$23.76 trillion in assets. United States had the second most number of top banks (eleven in total), holding close to US$12.19 trillion in assets, followed by Japan whose eight banks hold US$10.534 trillion in assets.

Compare the world's largest banks - ICBC of China with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group of Japan

Compare JP Morgan & Chase of USA with HSBC Holdings of UK

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World's Largest Banks

1. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Holding a total asset size of more than US$4 trillion, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is the largest bank and financial institution in the world by total assets, deposits, loans, number of customers and number of employees.

Compare ICBC with Deutsche Bank, largest bank of Germany

ICBC Vice President, Zhang Hongli, shares the secret of the bank’s success

2. China Construction Bank Corporation. Founded on 1 October 1954 and based in Xicheng District, Beijing, the China Construction Bank Corporation comes in as the second largest bank in the world with US$3.4 trillion in assets

Compare China Construction Bank with ICBC

3. Agricultural Bank of China. The Agricultural Bank of China or ABC is founded in 1951 and headquartered in Dongcheng District, Beijing. It holds around US$3.23 trillion in assets and is ranked as the 3rd largest bank by total assets in the world.

Compare Agricultural Bank of China with Crédit Agricole of France

Agricultural Bank of China(source: Wikimedia/Hwangxiheng)

4. Bank of China. One of the earliest banks in China, Bank of China or BOC's history began in 1905 as Daqing Hubu Bank before officially renamed as the Bank of China in 1912 as the Republic of China was established. Bank of China manages close to US$2.99 trillion in assets and is the fourth  largest bank in the world by total assets.

Compare Bank of China with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

source: Wikimedia/

5. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is a Japanese bank holding / financial services company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is the largest bank in Japan and the fifth largest in the world by total assets (US$2.78 trillion).

Compare Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group with DBS Bank of Singapore

The Story of MUFG

6. JP Morgan Chase & Co. JP Morgan Chase & Co is the world's most valuable bank by market capitalization and the sixth largest bank in the world by total assets, managing close to US$2.6 trillion in assets.

Compare JP Morgan Chase & Co with Royal Bank of Scotland

America's Biggest Bank

7. HSBC Holdings PLC. The largest bank in Europe is HSBC Holdings with more than US$2.5 trillion in assets. HSBC Holdings is also the 7th largest bank in the world. The name HSBC is originally derived from the initials of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Compare HSBC Holdings PLC of UK with Société Générale of France

8. BNP Paribas. The largest bank in France is BNP Paribas with US$2.357 trillion in assets. Founded since 1848, it is also the 2nd biggest bank by assets in Europe and the eighth largest bank in the world.

Compare BNP Paribas with Citigroup Inc of USA

Find out more about the world's largest banks by total assets:

1. The largest banks in the world

2. JP Morgan Chase & the largest banks in USA

3. Royal Bank of Canada & the largest banks in Canada

4. HSBC Holdings & the largest banks in Europe

5. ICBC & the largest banks in Asia.