London Stock Exchange (UK) trading: biggest banks 2019

As of December 31st 2019, banks listed on the London Stock exchange accounted for 43 of the total number of companies trading. The largest bank in terms of market capital was the British owned HSBC’s Hldgs had market capital value more than double that of Banco Santander, who had the second largest market capital value.

Market capital

Market capital is the value of a company’s outstanding shares and is a key measurement for investors for determining a company’s size. One reason the measurement is often adopted by investors is its ease in calculating. Market capital is calculated by multiplying the number of outstanding shares by the cost of one share.

London Stock Exchange (LSE)

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) fluctuates in terms of numbers of companies listed and the market capital value of companies listed. In 2018, with hundreds of thousands of trades being made daily, the LSE was the sixth largest stock exchange in the world.

Banks trading on the London Stock Exchange (UK) ranked by market capitalization as of December 31, 2019

Market capitalisation in billion British pounds*
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Release date

January 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 31st, 2019

Supplementary notes

* Market capitalization of a company trading on stock market means the total value of all its shares. It is used to estimate the size of the company. It is calculated by multiplying shares of the company by current market price of one share.

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