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Largest European banks in 2019, by assets

This statistic presents the leading banks in Europe as of the end of 2019, 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.

HSBC tops the list

It can be seen that the London headquartered HSBC Holdings PLC was the largest bank in Europe at the end of 2019, with total assets amounting to over 2.4 trillion euros. The leading ten banks included three UK banks, four French banks and one bank from Germany, Spain and the Netherlands respectively.

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 in Europe 2019, by total assets

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Data collected from individual annual reports.
* HSBC holdings total assets were originally in USD and converted as of 31st December close date into EUR.
** Barclays plc and Lloyds Banking Group total assets were originally in GBP and converted as of 31st December close date into EUR.

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