UK banks assets expressed in trillion British pounds 2012-2019

Total assets are one of the main measures of a bank's prosperity and are defined as all assets owned by a bank. This includes, but is not limited to cash and balances, loans and advances to banks and customers, as well as debt securities. In 2012, HSBC Holdings ranked as the top bank in the UK, with total assets of 2.69 trillion British pounds. Despite a slight bounce back seen in 2019, total assets of HSBC have decreased to 2.05 trillion British pounds. Nevertheless, the bank remained in a leading position for another year.

HSBC leads Europe

The London headquartered HSBC Holdings PLC was the largest bank in Europe at the end of 2019. The leading ten banks included three UK banks, four French banks, as well as one bank each from Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.

Market capitalization

Rankings of banks can be constructed using a multitude of indicators. Frequently employed to determine the size of a bank is market capitalization, or the total dollar market value of a company's or bank's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated from the current market price of one share and the number of shares outstanding for a company.

Leading banks ranked by total assets in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2019

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United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2019**

Supplementary notes

All figures at the end of respective financial years.
Figures prior to 2016 were collected from an external source and are subject to change.
HSBC and Standard Chartered report annual figures in USD and subsequently converted to GBP as of December 31st of each year reported.

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