Leading banks with domestic origins in the Benelux region 2017, by total equity

This statistic shows the leading banks with domestic origins in the Benelux countries (Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) as of December 31, 2017, by total equity (in million euros). In 2017, the equity held by Netherlands-based bank ING reached a total of approximately 51.1 billion euros. This makes it the leading bank in the Benelux when it comes to total equity. In comparison, BNP Paribas Fortis was the leading Belgium-based bank with a total of approximately 28.3 billion euros. The equity 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 relatively high number of bank offices in the country. In 2015, for example, the total number of offices of banks established in Belgium reached 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 include 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 the Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (Benelux) as of December 31, 2017, by total equity (in million euros)*

Total equity in million euros
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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

Belgium, Europe, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* For this statistic, the values reported by two of the Luxembourgish sources have been rounded.

The figures have been taken from several publications.

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