Most Profitable Banks in Europe

BNP Paribas is the most profitable bank in the Euro-zone and has one of the most extensive international networks in the world. It is the largest listed banking group in France and the largest in the Euro-zone in terms of stock market capitalisation. The Bank offers a full range of services and banking products, from current accounts to the most complex elaborations of businesses' financing or private assets management.

BBVA is one of the best and most profitable banks in Europe. BBVA Group achieved solid and recurrent results in 2010 with positive contributions from all business areas. In 2010, BBVA's net attributable profit increased to €4.61 billion, 9.4% higher than a year earlier. It continues to be one of the most profitable banks in its peer group in terms of return on equity (15.8%) and return on total assets (0.89%).

OTP is also one of the most profitable banks in Europe. According to RosBusinessConulting (RBC), OTP Bank was rated 11th in the ranking of most profitable banks in the 1Q of 2011. The Bank made a profit of over Rub 2 billion. OTP Bank, the biggest bank in Hungary, is part of OTP Group, one of the most important financial groups from Eastern and Central Europe.

Societe Generale Group, headquartered in Paris since 1864, is one of the strongest and most profitable banks in Europe. Societe Generale was named “Best Bank” in Central and Eastern Europe in the prestigious Euromoney Awards for Excellence, which recognise banks' leadership, innovation and momentum.

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