PRESS RELEASE – Safest Bank Awards 2023 – World’s 50 Safest Commercial Banks

Global Finance Names The World’s 50 Safest Commercial Banks 2023

Global Finance has named the World’s 50 Safest Commercial Banks for 2023 in an exclusive survey to be published in the November print and digital editions, as well as online at For commercial banks to qualify for this ranking, they must not be majority owned by government or regional authorities.

Royal Bank of Canada maintains its ranking as the World’s Safest Commercial Bank for 2023, and Canadian banks take 6 of the top 16 positions and 7 overall. Singapore lands three banks in the top five, and the United Sates is represented by 8 banks, the most of any individual country.

In addition to the World’s 50 Safest Commercial Banks, the full report also includes the following: World’s 50 Safest 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).

Global Finance’s annual rankings of the World’s Safest Banks have been the recognized and trusted standard of financial counterparty safety for more than three decades. Winners 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.

“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.

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

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