PRESS RELEASE – Safest Bank Awards 2023 – Safest Banks In Central & Eastern Europe

Global Finance Names The Safest Banks in Central & Eastern Europe 2023

Global Finance has announced the Safest Banks in Central & Eastern Europe as part of its 32nd annual ranking of the World’s Safest Banks. The full list is included here and will be published in the November print and digital editions, as well as online at

Komercni Banka of the Czech Republic maintains its #1 position for 2023, and Polish banks performed well again, taking three of the top five positions this year and five total.

The full report includes the following rankings: World’s 50 Safest Banks, World’s 50 Safest Commercial Banks, Safest Banks by Country, Territory and District, 50 Safest Banks in Emerging Markets, Safest Islamic Financial Institutions in the GCC, and Safest Banks by Region (Africa, Asia, Australasia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and Western Europe). 

“With the rise of inflation and disturbing bank runs happening in the US and Europe, bank soundness remains the cornerstone of worldwide commerce during these stressful times,” said Joseph Giarraputo, founder and editorial director of Global Finance.

Banks were selected through an evaluation of long-term foreign currency ratings—from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch—of the 500 largest banks worldwide.

Ratings current as of August 18, 2023/Press Release Issued: September 22, 2023

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