Best Private Banks in Spain

BBVA Banca Privada and Banif are the best rated private banks in Spain:

BBVA Banca Privada has been rated the best private banking unit in Spain in the 2010 edition of the awards by Euromoney magazine. In addition to being awarded best Private Bank in Spain, Euromoney rated BBVA highly in the following categories: best private banking service, best investment products, fixed-income and equity portfolio management, credit solutions, real estate investment and specialised services.

Furthermore, BBVA Banca Privada has been rated the best private banking unit in Spain in the 2011 edition of The Global Private Banking Awards held by The Banker, the prestigious magazine specialising in international banking.

Banif has been awarded for the third consecutive year as the “Best Private Bank in Spain”, in a survey made by Euromoney among specialized institutions on financial advisory and wealth management around the world. Among the 27 Private Banking services evaluated, Banif came 1st in eleven of them, a percentage of 40%.

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Best Banks in Morocco

The following are some of the top leading banks in Morocco:

BMCE Bank - In 2009 BMCE Bank was awarded “Best Bank in Morocco” by EMEA Finance and “Best Brand in terms of Services” by OMPIC. Moreover, the Bank came in 2nd place in the sector in terms of card issuance with a market share of 17.4%. In 2009 BMCE Bank expanded its network to 541 branches
and more than 600 ATMs with the installation of 70 new units.

Attijariwafa Bank - It has been awarded the “Best Bank in Morocco 2006 Award” by Global Finance. Attijariwafa bank Group has the leading banking and financial services network in Morocco. The banking network has a total of 793 branches at the end of December 2009, with an extension of 92 branches during the year, including six business centers. As of December 31, 2009, Attijariwafa bank Group's total assets amount to 290.4 billion dirhams.

Arab Bank Morocco - It offers a variety of products and services covering four major areas: Consumer Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB), AB Private Banking and Treasury. In 2010, Arab Bank Group achieved pre-tax and after provisions profit of US $486.8 million; total assets reached US $51.1 billion, while shareholders' equity equaled to US $8.4 billion.

Bank Al-Maghrib - It was created in 1959 in substitution for the former "Banque d'Etat du Maroc".