SURVEY: None Of The World's 20 Safest Banks Are In The US

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Global Finance is publishing a sweet list of the world’s top 50 safest banks in their April issue.Rankings were determined by credit rating and balance sheet. Only major institutions qualified.

Main takeaway: American banks are really not safe at all, at least compared to their global peers.

Not a single U.S. bank figured in the top 20.

Just five are in the top 50.

Check out the full list here.

Here are the top 10, only one of which we’re familiar with:

1. KfW
(Germany)

2. Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG)
(Netherlands)

3. Zürcher Kantonalbank
(Germany)

4. Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
(Germany)

5. Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations(CDC)
(France)

6. Tie* Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg
Förderbank (L-Bank) (Germany); Nederlandse Waterschapsbank (Netherlands)

7. Banque et Caisse d’Épargne de l’État
(Luxembourg)

8. Rabobank Group
(Netherlands)

9. NRW.Bank
(Germany)

10. Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
(Canada)

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