Leading banks in Europe 2017, by total assets (in billion euros)

Largest European banks in 2017, by assets This statistic presents the leading banks in Europe as of the end of 2017, ranked by total assets. Total assets is one of the main measures of a bank's prosperity, and is 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. It can be seen that the London headquartered HSBC Holdings PLC was the largest bank in Europe at the end of 2017, with total assets amounting to approximately 2.1 trillion euros. The leading fifteen banks included four UK banks, five French banks, two Italian banks, one Swiss bank as well as one bank each from Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Rankings of banks can be constructed using the 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.
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Total assets in billion euros
HSBC Holdings2,100.13
BNP Paribas*1,963.34
Credit Agricole Group1,763.17
Deutsche Bank**1,470.38
Banco Santander***1,446.15
Barclays PLC1,275.62
Societe Generale1,275.13
Groupe BPCE****1,259.42
Lloyds Banking Group914.14
ING Group846.22
UniCredit S.p.A836.79
Royal Bank Of Scotland830.78
Intesa Sanpaolo*****801.01
Credit Mutuel******793.52
UBS AG782.45
Total assets in billion euros
HSBC Holdings2,100.13
BNP Paribas*1,963.34
Credit Agricole Group1,763.17
Deutsche Bank**1,470.38
Banco Santander***1,446.15
Barclays PLC1,275.62
Societe Generale1,275.13
Groupe BPCE****1,259.42
Lloyds Banking Group914.14
ING Group846.22
UniCredit S.p.A836.79
Royal Bank Of Scotland830.78
Intesa Sanpaolo*****801.01
Credit Mutuel******793.52
UBS AG782.45
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This statistic presents the leading banks in Europe as of the end of 2017, ranked by total assets. Total assets is one of the main measures of a bank's prosperity, and is 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. It can be seen that the London headquartered HSBC Holdings PLC was the largest bank in Europe at the end of 2017, with total assets amounting to approximately 2.1 trillion euros. The leading fifteen banks included four UK banks, five French banks, two Italian banks, one Swiss bank as well as one bank each from Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Rankings of banks can be constructed using the 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.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
Europe
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
The source added the following information:
* Financial data adjusted for the pending purchase of Luxembourg based ABN AMRO Bank (Luxembourg) SA, a subsidiary of ABN AMRO Group NV, by Luxembourg cased BGL BNP Paribas SA, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas SA.

** Financial data adjusted for the pending sale of Poland based private & commercial banking business and brokerage house, DB Securities SA.

*** Financial data adjusted for the pending purchase of U.S. based TotalBank and pending purchase of Deutsche Bank AG's Poland based private & commercial banking business and brokerage house, DB Securities SA.

**** Financial data adjusted for the pending sale of Mauritius based Banque des Mascareignes Ltee.

***** Financial data adjusted for the pending purchase of Italy based Banca Nuova SpA.

****** Data is as of December 2016.
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