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In today’s interconnected global economy, the banking sector plays a pivotal role in shaping the financial landscape. From China to the United States, several banks have emerged as major players, boasting impressive assets and an extensive reach. Let’s explore the top 10 largest banks in the world, as estimated by relbanks:

Barclays PLC

Established in London in the early 17th century, Barclays has grown into a prominent British bank with a global presence. The bank engages in various transactions, ranging from investment banking to retail and wholesale operations.


Credit Agricole

Headquartered in France, Credit Agricole has been serving customers since its founding in 1885. Known for its friendly customer service, the bank established the Point Passerelle to assist customers facing account-related issues and provide them with solutions.

Bank of China

Founded in Beijing in 1912, the Bank of China has expanded its operations to multiple branches worldwide, solidifying its position as a significant player in global finance.

Agricultural Bank of China

Originating in Beijing in 1951, this bank has expanded its reach to Japan, the U.S., Australia, Germany, Korea, and Singapore. With millions of customers across its branches, the Agricultural Bank of China stands out in terms of transaction volume, despite facing various challenges throughout its existence.

JPMorgan Chase & Co

JPMorgan Chase, also known as Chase, is a publicly traded bank founded in the United States in 2000. With total assets surpassing $2 trillion, it holds the title of the largest bank in the country.


The Mitsubishi UF J Financial Group, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, was established in 2005. Despite being a relatively young institution, MUFG has quickly gained prominence, boasting average assets of $2.5 trillion and surpassing other banks in terms of transaction volume. Mergers with other key banks in Japan, such as the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, have enhanced its reach and stability.

BNP Paribas

Founded in France in 1848, BNP Paribas has expanded its network of branches worldwide. Similar to Barclays, it engages in various sectors, including retail, investment, and wholesale banking.

 China Construction Bank

Founded in Beijing in 1954, the China Construction Bank is one of the four largest banks in China. Besides its numerous global branches, the Bank of America holds over 10% of its shares, with an investment of approximately $3 billion in 2005, although it has since decided to sell half of those shares.


Headquartered in London, HSBC is a globally recognized bank that was founded in 1865. With total assets exceeding $2.6 trillion and significant revenue of $68 billion, HSBC’s widespread scope covers numerous countries across America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.


Founded in 1984, the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) holds a dominant position in China’s banking sector. Considering the substantial volume of transactions involving China, a significant portion of global finances flows through ICBC. In 2000, the company topped Forbes’ list of the world’s largest companies. While ICBC’s branch network is more limited compared to HSBC, it has expanded modestly into the Middle East, with branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Kuwait.

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