The World’s safest banks 2014

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Global Finance announced its 23rd Ranking of the World’s 50 Safest Banks during an online press conference at on Tuesday.

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The list of the top 20 safest banks 2014 appears below and will be published in their November issue.

Global Finance’s annual ranking of World’s 50 Safest Banks have been the recognized and trusted standard of financial counterparty safety for more than 20 years. Winners were selected through an evaluation of long-term credit ratings—from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch—and total assets of the 500 largest banks worldwide. A video detailing the methodology behind the selections can be found at

The full results of this exclusive survey will be published in the November issue of Global Finance. The safest banks will be presented awards at a special ceremony to be held during the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington, DC on October 11.

The top 20 safest banks 2014 are below:

1. KfW  - Germany

2. Zürcher Kantonalbank  - Switzerland

3. Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank - Germany

4. L-Bank - Germany

5. Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten - Netherlands

6. Nederlandse Waterschapsbank - Netherlands

7. NRW.BANK - Germany

8. Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations - France

9. Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat Luxembourg

10. Société de Financement Local (SFIL) France

11. TD Bank Group - Canada

12. DBS Bank - Singapore

13. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation - Singapore

14. United Overseas Bank - Singapore

15. Rabobank - Netherlands

16. Royal Bank of Canada - Canada

17. National Australia Bank - Australia

18. Commonwealth Bank of Australia - Australia

19. ANZ Group - Australia

20. Westpac - Australia

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