Leading banks with domestic origins in the Benelux region 2017, by net profit

This statistic shows the leading banks with domestic origins in the Benelux countries (Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) as of December 31, 2017, by net profit (in million euros). In 2017, the net result from continuing operations of the ING Group in the Netherlands was worth approximately five billion euros. This makes it the leading bank in the Benelux region, when it comes to net profit. In comparison, KBC was the leading Belgium-based bank with a net profit of approximately 2.6 billion euros. The net profit of banks with Luxembourgish origins was lower than those from Belgium and the Netherlands, however. This because the Grand Duchy has many large foreign banks within the country.

The banking sector in Belgium has two important characteristics. First, banking is deemed an important part of Belgian culture with a relative high number of bank offices in the country. In 2015, for example, the total number of offices of banks established in Belgium reached approximately 4,519 in the Flemish region. Second, the Belgian banking landscape has the presence of several big non-Belgian banking concerns, notably Dutch bank ING and France-based BNP Paribas. In 2016, BNP Paribas Fortis, BNP Paribas' Belgian daughter, reached a phased-in Common Equity Tier 1 (CET 1) ratio of approximately 14 percent.

Luxembourg is an international financial center in the European Union, with over 140 international banks having an office in the Grand Duchy. The fund industry is one of the largest in Europe. In 2016, for example, the total value of investments in private equity companies in Luxembourg amounted to approximately 465 million euros.

In the Netherlands, a few large institutions dominate the domestic financial markets. In 2015, for example, the five largest Dutch credit institutions, which includes the likes of ING, Rabobank and ABN Amro, held approximately 85 percent of the total assets. The Dutch banking sector, consequently, is one of the most concentrated in Europe.

Leading banks with domestic origins in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (Benelux) as of December 31, 2017, by net profit

Net profit in million euros
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Release date

May 2018


Belgium, Europe, Luxembourg, Netherlands

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Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

The net profit from the ING Group are from continuing operations.

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