Safest Banks in Europe

Following are the top ranked safest banks in Europe:

KfW Germany - It is one of the leading and most experienced promotional banks in the world, ranked No. 1 among the World's Safest Banks in the Global Finance magazine. KfW has received an award from the International Financing Review (IFR) for outstanding capital market achievements in the year 2010.

Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC) - Ranked 2nd among the Safest Banks in Western Europe by Global Finance in 2010 . The Caisse des Depots group is made up of the Public Institution and its subsidiary companies. The Public Institution brings together the functional activities and operational activities, while the subsidiary companies carry out market activities adhering strictly to the rules.

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG) - It is a specialised financial institution for the public sector, providing customised financial services ranging from loans and funds transfers to consultancy, electronic banking and investments. BNG-issued debt securities are rated AAA by Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch.

Zuercher Kantonalbank (ZKB) - It is the largest cantonal bank and leading financial services provider in the greater Zurich area. For many years, the bank has been accorded top credit ratings and thus you can be sure your assets are in safe hands. It was awarded the highest-possible ranking (Aaa) by Moody's. In addition, Standard & Poor's has awarded ZKB an AAA rating.

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank - It is Germany's development agency for agribusiness, providing refinancing to banks within the European Union involved in financing agriculture, related sectors thereof and rural areas. Rentenbank's long-term obligations are triple A-rated by Moody's Investors Service, Standard and Poor's and Fitch Ratings.

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Top Largest Banks in Europe

Safest Banks in:
- UK
- Ireland
- Spain
- Switzerland