Here are the top 50 biggest European banks in 2021

  • The top three banks in Europe, based on figures for 2017, have remained unchanged.
  • British bank HSBC is still the top largest bank in Europe, with a balance sheet total of $2,470 billion.
  • The UK has three banks in the top 10 largest banks in Europe as well as six banks in the top 50.
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For large banks, the balance sheet total is still a crucial indicator of how well a bank is doing—particularly amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and resulting financial crisis.

With the 2020 edition of the 50 largest European banks published by S&P Global Market Intelligence, we get a good indication of each bank’s volume in terms of lending (i.e. mortgages, business loans) and assets.

The top three banks in Europe, based on figures for 2017, haven’t budged. With its total assets amounting to $2,470 billion, British investment bank HSBC still comes out on top as the largest bank in Europe, followed by French lenders BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole.

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Here are the 50 Largest Banks in Europe (2019).

1. HSBC Holdings plc, UK – €2,419.47 Billion

2. BNP Paribas SA, France – €2,164.71 Billion

3. Crédit Agricole Group, France – €2,010.97 Billion

4. Banco Santander SA, Spain – €1,517.27 Billion

5. Société Générale SA, France – €1,356.30 Billion

6. Barclays plc, UK – €1,345.68 Billion

7. Groupe BPCE, France – €1,338.06 Billion

8. Deutsche Bank AG, Germany – €1,297.67 Billion

9. Lloyds Banking Group plc, UK – €984.15 Billion

10. Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, Italy – €942.63 Billion

11. ING Groep NV, Netherlands – €891.74 Billion

12. UBS Group AG, Switzerland – €866.31 Billion

13. UniCredit SpA, Italy – €855.65 Billion

14. Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, UK – €853.32 Billion

15. Crédit Mutuel Group, France – €852.56 Billion

16. Credit Suisse Group AG, Switzerland – €724.38 Billion

17. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Spain – €696.93 Billion

18. Standard Chartered plc, UK – €641.95 Billion

19. Rabobank, Netherlands – €590.60 Billion

20. DZ Bank AG, Germany – €559.00 Billion

21. Nordea Bank AB, Sweden – €554.85 Billion

22. Danske Bank A/S, Denmark – €503.32 Billion

23. PAO Sberbank of Russia, Russia – €429.99 Billion

24. Commerzbank AG, Germany – €426.30 Billion

25. CaixaBank SA, Spain – €391.41 Billion

26. ABN AMRO Group NV, Netherlands – €375.05 Billion

27. Svenska Handelsbanken AB, Sweden – €292.81 Billion

28. KBC Group NV, Belgium – €292.17 Billion

29. DNB ASA, Norway – €283.15 Billion

30. Nationwide Building Society, UK – €281.96 Billion

31. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, Sweden – €272.49 Billion

32. La Banque Postale SA, France – €271.68 Billion

33. Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Germany – €256.63 Billion

34. Erste Group Bank AG, Austria – €245.69 Billion

35. Swedbank AB, Sweden – €229.72 Billion

36. Raiffeisen Gruppe Switzerland, Switzerland – €228.50 Billion

37. Bayerische Landesbank, Germany – €226.00 Billion

38. Banco de Sabadell SA, Spain – €223.75 Billion

39. VTB Bank, Russia – €227.70 Billion

40. Nykredit A/S, Denmark – €215.15 Billion

41. BFA Sociedad Tenedora de Acciones SAU, Spain – €210.78 Billion

42. Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale, Germany – €207.03 Billion

43. Belfius Banque SA, Belgium – €172.44 Billion

44. Banco BPM SpA, Italy – €167.04 Billion

45. Zürcher Kantonalbank, Switzerland – €153.71 Billion

46. Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Austria – €152.20 Billion

47. OP Financial Group, Finland – €147.02 Billion

48. Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, Germany – €139.62 Billion

49. Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA, Italy – €132.20 Billion

50. Bank of Ireland Group PLC, Ireland – €131.88 Billion

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