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ABN AMRO ABN AMRO is a Dutch Bank, currently owned by a consortium of Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Fortis, and Banco Santander. The bank is the result of the 1990-91 merger of Amsterdam-Rotterdam (AMRO) Bank and ABN, whose history dated back to the founding of the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij in 1824. Between 1991 and 2007, ABN AMRO was one of the largest banks in Europe and had operations in about 63 countries around the world. In 2007 the bank was acquired by the consortium , [1] which is splitting up the bank between the three aquiring banks. This process will take till the end of 2009. The American retail assets were sold by ABN AMRO to Bank of America in the months leading up to the acquisition.
Adelaide Bank The Adelaide Bank was a publicly listed regional bank with its head office in the state of South Australia. Since 30 November 2007 it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bendigo Bank (ASX:BEN) and Adelaide Bank shares are no-longer quoted on the ASX.[1] Adelaide Bank was established on 1 January 1994 from the Co-operative Building Society of South Australia Limited, which was Australia's largest building society. The building society was established at the turn of the 20th Century.
In 1990, the building society's asset base passed the $1 billion mark and since its establishment as a bank, the bank's base assets has surpassed $2 billion. The bank's assets currently exceed $23 billion and are found throughout Australia, with 75% of assets found outside of South Australia. The bank generates over 3% of the national mortgage loan approval, or $700 million a month and is one of Australia's biggest margin lenders.
On August 9th 2007, the Adelaide Bank agreed to merge with the larger Bendigo Bank.
On November 12th 2007, ~98% of the Adelaide Bank Ordinary Shareholders voted their support for the merger. The Federal Court’s then approved the merger on Friday, 16 November and the implementation date of the merged bank was Friday, 30 November.
In early 2008 there will be a shareholder vote on whether to change the name of the bank to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited
AMG International Bank Corporation Offshore banking, electronic banking, investments, securities, trusts, letters of credit, foreign exchange trading, securities, money and asset management, tax deffered investment, confidential accounts, IBC and Bank organization. Banking correspondents being established around the world. Mortgage and Leasing divisions and administration in Australia, Nauru, London, Nauru and the U.S.
ANZ Australia and New Zealand ANZ is one of the largest companies in Australia and New Zealand and a major international banking and financial services group, which is among the top 50 banks in the world. ANZ world headquarters is located in Melbourne, where it first opened an office as the Bank of Australasia in the 1830s.
Arab Bank Australia Limited Provides commercial banking services including deposits, loans and credit cards; investment banking services including investment advisory, treasury, brokerage, and asset management.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ASX:ANZ, NZX: ANZ), commonly called ANZ, is the fourth largest bank in Australia, after the National Australia Bank, the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation. Australian operations make up the largest part of ANZ's business, with commercial and retail banking dominating. ANZ is also the largest bank in New Zealand, where the legal entity became known as ANZ National Bank Limited in 2004 and where it operates two brands, ANZ and the National Bank of New Zealand.
In addition to operations throughout Australia and New Zealand, ANZ also extends to twenty-five other nations. It is one of the leading banks in the South Pacific and in Asia.
ANZ posted a net profit of A$3.69 billion for the year ended September 30, 2006. ANZ recorded revenue growth of 8.4 per cent in the year ended September 30, with group operating revenue of A$10.15 billion and assets of $335 billion.
Bank of America Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648) is the largest commercial bank in the United States by deposits and market capitalization.
It is a member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Bank of China Bank of China Limited (BOC) SSE: 601988 SEHK: 3988 is one of the big four state-owned commercial banks of the People's Republic of China. Founded in 1912 to replace the Ta Ching Government Bank, it is the oldest bank in China. From its establishment until 1942, it issued banknotes on behalf of the Central Government along with the "Big Four" banks of the period: the Central Bank of China, Farmers Bank of China and Bank of Communications. Although it initially functioned as the Chinese central bank, in 1928 the Central Bank of China replaced it in that role. Subsequently, BOC became a purely commercial bank.
After the Chinese civil war ended in 1949, the Bank of China effectively split into two operations. Part of the bank relocated to Taiwan with the Kuomintang government. It was privatised in 1971 to become the International Commercial Bank of China (中國國際商業銀行). It has subsequently merged with the Taiwan Bank of Communications (Chiao Tung Bank, 交通銀行) to become the Mega International Commercial Bank (兆豐國際商業銀行). The Mainland operation is the current entity known as the Bank of China.
It is the second largest lender in China overall, and the 8th largest bank in the world by market capitalization value[2]. Once 100% owned by the central government, via Central Huijin Investment and National Council for Social Security Fund (SSF), an IPO of its shares took place in June 2006, the free float is at present over 26%.
Bank of Cyprus Australia Pty Limited Bank of Cyprus (CSE: BOCY ATHEX: BOC), is a major Cypriot financial institution. In terms of market capitalisation it is the country's second largest company.[2] As of December 31, 2005, the Group's Total Assets reached C£13,22bn (€23,00bn) and the Group's Shareholders' Funds were C£818mn (€1,42bn).
The shares of the Bank are listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Athens Stock Exchange. The Bank is the largest listed company on the CSE in terms of market capitalization and has a well-diversified shareholder base.
The Bank of Cyprus has traded on the FTSE ATHEX 20 index from October 9, 2006.[3] Since October 8, 2007 the Bank of Cyprus has been part of the Dow Jones Cyprus Titans 10 Index, which comprises the 10 largest companies in Cyprus.
The Group currently operates through a total of 280 branches, of which 147 operate in Cyprus, 134 in Greece, six in the United Kingdom, eleven in Australia and one in the Channel Islands, and four in Romania (three in Bucharest and one in Constanta).
Bank of Queensland Bank of Queensland (ASX:BOQ), one of the Australian state of Queensland's oldest financial institutions, is a full-service retail bank with a growing network of almost 270 branches, including 152 in Queensland, 52 in New South Wales, 23 in Victoria and 34 currently in WA along with branches in every other State and Territory. With the Home Building Society and Pioneer mergers it now has more than 650,000 customers
The bank's BSB code is 12.
Bank One Australia On 1 July 2004, the Bank One Corporation merger with and into JPMorgan Chase & Co., with JPMorgan Chase & Co as the surviving entity. Read 1 Reviews
BankSA The Bank of South Australia, known commercially as BankSA, was originally the State Bank of South Australia. It was sold to and merged with Advance Bank due to a collapse and bailout by the Government in 1992. BankSA has 55 branches in metropolitan Adelaide, 66 in rural South Australia (totalling 121 overall in the state, more than any other bank in South Australia), four in the Northern Territory and one in Queensland.
BankWest Formerly Bank Of Western Australia Ltd.

Bank of Western Australia (commonly known as BankWest) is a full service bank based in Perth, Western Australia. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of HBOS Australia Pty Ltd (HBOS Australia), which also holds three other financial services companies: Capital Finance Australia Limited (Capital Finance); St Andrew's Australia Pty Ltd (St Andrew's); and BOS International (Australia) Ltd (BOS International). HBOS Australia is a subsidiary of HBOS plc of the UK.

Offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney currently provide interstate services to BankWest customers. On the 12th July 2007, BankWest announced their “Banking Refreshed” initiative. It consists of the roll out of 160 new branches across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia over the next 3 – 4 years, with the aim to win customers from the ‘Big 4’ banks.

Barclays Capital Barclays Capital is a leading global investment bank. It is the investment banking division of Barclays plc which has a balance sheet of over £1.2 trillion (2008 BARCAP figures). Barclays Capital provides financing and risk management services to large companies, institutions and government clients. It is a primary dealer in U.S. Treasury securities and various European Government bonds.
Barclays Capital is led by CEO Robert (Bob) Diamond, an American who had been vice-chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston prior to joining Barclays. Barclays Capital had 2004 income of GBP 3.4 billion/USD 6.4 billion primarily driven by the structured tax and rates businesses. Barclays Bank as a whole had 2004 income of GBP 13.9 billion/USD 26.4 billion.
Barclays Capital has offices in 29 countries and employs over 16,200 people.
BBL Funds Management Limited An Australian-based subsidiary of Banque Bruxelles Lambert S.A. of Belgium. The company offers The Director trust, a unique managed investment in Australian Equities and near-cash securities. The Director Trust contains three Equity funds and one near cash Enhanced Yield fund. Investors may either replicate the broad market index (the All Ordinaries) or set up their own active positions. MER is capped at a very low value (about 1/3 of the Australian industry average), and multimedia is used extensively in direct marketing.
Bendigo Bank Bendigo Bank (ASX:BEN) operates some 350 branches, primarily in Victoria and Queensland. This includes 190+ Community Bank branches. The bank's national headquarters are in the city of Bendigo, and it has a regional headquarters in the Melbourne Docklands.
"Community Bank" is an innovative franchise program in which the local community owns and operates a Bendigo Bank branch (which is separately incorporated), and Bendigo Bank provides all the banking infrastructure and support. The community company and Bendigo Bank share all branch revenue with whatever is left over after the company pays its branch running costs remaining as profit. The program was a response to a massive closure of bank branches in rural areas. Bendigo Bank has since extended the program to areas that have bank service.
BNP Paribas BNP Paribas (Euronext: BNP, TYO: 8665) is one of the main banks in Europe. It was created on 23 May 2000 through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas. Together with Société Générale and Crédit Lyonnais (now known as LCL), it is one of the "three old" banks of France. It is a constituent of the CAC 40 index.
On 9 August 2007, BNP Paribas announced that it could not fairly value the underlying assets in three funds as a result of exposure to U.S. subprime mortgage lending markets.[2] Faced with potentially massive (though unquantifiable) exposure, the European Central Bank (ECB) immediately stepped in to ease market worries by opening lines of €96.8 billion (then US$130 billion) in low-interest credit.[3] The long term debt of the group is currently ranked AA+ by S&P, Aa1 by Moody's and AA by Fitch.
Citibank Australia Citibank is a major international bank, founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York, later First National City Bank of New York. Citibank is now the consumer and corporate banking arm of financial services giant Citigroup, one of the largest companies in the world. As of March 2007, it is the largest bank in the United States by holdings.
Citibank has operations in more than 100 countries and territories around the world. More than half of its 1,400 offices are in the United States, mostly in the New York City, Chicago, Miami, and Washington DC metropolitan areas, as well as in California.
In addition to the standard banking transactions, Citibank offers insurance, credit card and investment products. Their online services division is among the most successful in the field, claiming about 15 million users.
Colonial Bank Colonial is a diverse international financial services group. With businesses in banking; retail insurance; investments; superannuation; funds management; stockbroking; and funds administration and consulting, Colonial offers financial solutions to our customers' lifelong financial needs.
Commonwealth Bank The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) is the second largest bank in Australia. With businesses in New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. Commonwealth Bank provides a variety of financial services including retail, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and broking services. Commonly referred to as the Commonwealth Bank (or Commbank), The Commonwealth Bank is now the second largest Australian listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange as of January 2008 with brands including Colonial First State Investments Limited, ASB Bank (New Zealand), Commonwealth Securities Limited (CommSec)and Commonwealth Insurance Limited (CommInsure). On 7 December 2007 the bank won its skirmish with ANZ over bragging rights to the title of "Australia's most convenient bank".
Founded in 1911 by the Australian government, the Commonwealth is second only to National Australia Bank (NAB), and is one of the 'big four' Australian banks, the third and fourth being ANZ and Westpac. The bank was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1991 and was fully privatised in 1996.
On 14 August 2008 the Commonwealth Bank declared a $4.7 billion annual profit [1]. The bank has approximately 7.7 million customers. This means that each customer contributes (on average) about $5,800 to the bank's profit line.
Credit Suisse The Credit Suisse Group (SWX: CSGN, NYSE: CS) is a financial services company, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Credit Suisse was founded by Alfred Escher in 1856 under the name Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (SKA, Swiss Credit Institution). The bank is organized into three divisions, Investment Banking, Private Banking, and Asset Management. Shared Services, which includes functions such as IT and legal/compliance, encompasses all three major areas.
In 1942, it opened its first branch outside of Switzerland, in New York City. In 1988, it gained a controlling stake in The First Boston Corporation, hence the long-time name of its investment banking unit Credit Suisse First Boston. In 1993, Credit Suisse Group bought Schweizerische Volksbank (People's Bank of Switzerland). In 1996 the two retail banks were merged and renamed Credit Suisse. In 2000, it acquired the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and, with it, an e-commerce software portfolio, including DLJ Direct, that it later sold to the Bank of Montreal.
Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank AG (literally "German Bank"; ISIN: DE0005140008, NYSE: DB) is an international Universal bank with a broad private clients franchise, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. The bank employs more than 78,000 people in 76 countries, has a large presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the emerging markets.
Deutsche Bank has offices in finance-hubs, including Frankfurt, London, Birmingham, Moscow, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Furthermore, the bank is investing in expanding markets such as the Middle East, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific.
The bank offers financial products and services for corporate and institutional clients along with private and business clients. Services include sales, trading and origination of debt and equity, risk management products such as derivatives, corporate finance, wealth management, retail banking, fund management and transaction banking.
Deutsche Bank’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Group Executive Committee, since 2002, is Dr. Josef Ackermann.
Deutsche Bank (Australia) Deutsche Bank is one of the world's leading international financial service providers. With: - roughly EURO 972 billion in assets - approximately 63,700 employees - unparalleled financial services in 74 countries
Elders Rural Bank Limited Elders, has worked alongside rural Australia since 1839 and during this time has developed a realistic understanding of agribusiness. Over many years Elders supported farmers through the provision of rural finance.
In 2000, the company was granted a banking licence and Elders Rural Bank was formed to deliver a much-needed specialist banking service to rural Australia. Elders Rural Bank is a joint venture between Bendigo Bank Limited and Futuris Corporation Limited, the parent company of Elders Limited.
Elders Rural Bank really understands the needs of our customers and since 2000, we have extended the range of our products and services to meet these needs.
Today, our products and services are available at over 400 outlets nationally, including the Elders, Bendigo Bank and Bendigo Community Bank branches.
Since launch, Elders Rural Bank has secured a sound niche market position in the Australian banking sector.
Our customer base has grown every year, due to a large extent to a demonstrated commitment to rural and regional Australia.
Elders' relationship with its rural producer client base and knowledge of their operations and the markets in which they operate delivers a competitive advantage of immense value to the Bank and its clients.
Few banks know their clients the way we do and none can match our commitment to agribusiness and rural Australia.
First Australian Building Society First Australian Building Society will develop solutions to meet customers' financial requirements in a changing environment with an emphasis on simplicity, convenience and quality in balance with the needs of stakeholders. The Society's main activities continue to be retail investments and mortgage lending. Additional facilities now available through the Society include commercial lending, consumer lending, credit card facilities and business products.
HBOS HBOS plc (LSE: HBOS) (Halifax Bank of Scotland) is a banking and insurance group in the United Kingdom, the holding company for Bank of Scotland plc, which operates the Bank of Scotland and Halifax brands; HBOS Australia, owner of BankWest; and HBOS Insurance & Investment Group Limited, the group's insurance division. Although officially HBOS is not an abbreviation with any intrinsic meaning, it is widely recognised as an initialism for Halifax Bank of Scotland. The corporate headquarters of the group are in Edinburgh, Scotland; the old office of the Bank of Scotland. Operational headquarters are based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England; the old head office of Halifax.[1]
HBOS was formed by the merger of the Halifax plc and the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland,[2] and the formation of HBOS was heralded as creating a fifth force in British banking as it created a company of comparable size and stature to the established Big Four UK retail banks. Since its creation it has grown to become the fourth biggest banking group in the UK by market capitalisation. It is also the UK’s largest mortgage lender.[3] HBOS is a public limited company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HBOS). A reorganisation of the group initiated by the HBOS Group Reorganisation Act 2006 saw the transfer of the Halifax plc to the Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, which was now a registered public limited company, Bank of Scotland plc.
HSBC Bank Australia Limited HSBC Bank Australia Limited (formerly the HongkongBank of Australia Limited) was granted a banking license in 1986 having been established as HSBC Finance Company Limited in 1965. It is a subsidiary of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and part of the worldwide HSBC Group.
ING Bank (Australia) Limited ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING, Euronext: INGA) (known as ING Group) is a financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management services. ING stands for Internationale Nederlanden Groep.
As of 2007, ING Group covers 75 million private, corporate and institutional clients in 50 countries with a workforce of over 120,000 people. It has offices in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Romania, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, UK and United States. It owns ING Direct, a virtual bank with operations in Australia, Canada, Spain, UK, USA and elsewhere. In the 2008 Forbes Global 2000, ING was the ninth-largest company in the world.
Investec Bank (Australia) Limited Investec (JSE: INL and LSE: INVP) is an international specialist banking group that caters to the high-end market, providing a diverse range of financial products and services.
JP Morgan - Chase Known in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region as JPMorgan, the firm, with global assets of US$771 billion, is a leader in investment banking, asset management, private equity, consumer banking, private banking, e-finance, and custody and processing services.
JPMorgan Chase JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is one of the oldest operating financial services firms in the world. The company, headquartered in New York City, is a leader in investment banking, financial services, asset and wealth management and private equity. With assets of $1.7 trillion, JPMorgan Chase is currently the second largest banking institution in the United States,[3] behind Citigroup. The hedge fund unit of JPMorgan Chase is the largest hedge fund in the United States with $34 billion in assets as of 2007.[4] Formed in 2000 when Chase Manhattan Corporation acquired J.P. Morgan & Co., the firm serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and governmental clients.
In 2004, the company merged with Bank One Corp., bringing on board current chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon as president and COO and designating him as CEO William B. Harrison, Jr.'s successor. Dimon's pay was pegged at 90% of Harrison's. Dimon quickly made his influence felt by embarking on a cost-cutting strategy and replaced former JPMorgan Chase executives in key positions with Bank One executives -- many of whom were with Dimon at Citigroup. Dimon became CEO in January 2006 and Chairman in December 2006.
The Chase brand named is used for credit card services in the United States and Canada and the bank's retail banking activities in the United States. The JPMorgan brand is used by the Investment Bank as well as the Wealth & Asset Management Group's partially merged Private Bank and Personal Client Services divisions. Fiduciary activity within W&A is done under the aegis of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. -- the actual trustee. The newly acquired Bear Stearns private client group is expected to operate under the name "Bear Stearns Wealth Management, a JPMorgan Company" within the Wealth & Asset Management structure.
Macquarie Bank Limited Macquarie Group Limited (formerly Macquarie Bank Limited) is an Australian merchant bank and financial services group, providing a broad range of products and services to investors, corporations and government. Its global headquarters are located in Sydney, and it is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). It is the only large, majority Australian-owned investment bank.
During 2005, it raised more than $80 billion AUD in equity capital markets, capital raisings and floats, making it the largest player in Australia in capital raisings. It is the second largest player in the mergers and acquisitions area of corporate finance in Australia.
Macquarie On-Line Macquarie is a member of the Australian finance and banking community. They provide a wide range of services including investment banking, stockbroking, and funds management.
Marfin Popular Bank Marfin Popular Bank (CSE: CPB ATHEX: MARFB ), formerly Cyprus Popular Bank (a.k.a. Laiki Bank), is the second largest bank on the island of Cyprus behind the Bank of Cyprus. Currently it holds a 14.98% share of the market in loans and a 19.2% share of deposits. Its shares are listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange and the Athens Stock Exchange.
In 2006 the Greek company Marfin Financial Group acquired the Cyprus Popular Bank (Laiki Bank), which it re-branded as Marfin Popular Bank.
In 2007, the bank announced a multi-million financial deal to sponsor the Cyprus first division until 2010.
Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. The Mega International Commercial Bank (兆豐國際商業銀行) is one of the leading banks in Taiwan. It has 105 branches in Taiwan along with 17 branches, 2 representative offices and 2 wholly-owned subsidiaries abroad. The bank's total workforce is over 4,900 and its aggregate paid-in capital is approximately NT$64.1 billion.
Members Equity Bank Pty Limited Members Equity Bank provide funding packages to suit investors, developers and builders throughout Australia.
We pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of service with absolute transparency in the structure of fees and charges.
Importantly, we make the lending process as uncomplicated and as efficient as possible, leaving you to get on with running your business.
Mizuho Corporate Bank Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. (株式会社みずほコーポレート銀行, Kabushiki-gaisha Mizuho Kōporēto Ginkō?), or MHCB, is the corporate and investment banking subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, the second-biggest Japanese financial services conglomerate. MHCB was created in April 2002 by the merger of the Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank and Fuji Bank's corporate and investment banking division with the Industrial Bank of Japan.
Headquarters are in the Ōtemachi district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.
Backed by Mizuho Financial Group's credit ratings and financial solidity, MHCB is positioned as a major player in financial markets and among Japan's leading corporate and investment banks by market share.[1] The brokerage arm Mizuho Securities is a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market.
MHCB will open a branch in Wuxi, China in 2006 in a bid to support transactions with Japanese companies operating in the city. Mizuho will be the first foreign bank to have a branch in Wuxi.
National Australia Bank National Australia Bank (or NAB) is the largest financial institution and bank in Australia in terms of market capitalisation and customers. It is one of the world's top 30 financial services companies with total assets of A$457 billion as at 30 September 2006. It operates across 10 countries serving 6 million banking customers and over 2.3 million wealth management customers.
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O04) (Simplified Chinese: 华侨银行有限公司), abbreviated as OCBC Bank (华侨银行), is a publicly listed financial services organisation with its head office in Singapore. It is one of the largest local banks in Singapore and serves many business and retail customers, mainly in the East Asian market.
Rabobank Australia Limited Rabobank (Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A.) is a Dutch cooperative banking institution with offices all over the world, although primarily in the Netherlands.
RBA - Reserve Bank of Australia The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is Australia's central bank. Its main responsibility is monetary policy. Other key roles are to maintain financial system stability and enhance the safety and efficiency of the payments system.
Reserve Bank of Australia The Reserve Bank of Australia came into being on 14 January 1960 to operate as Australia's central bank and banknote issuing authority. The bank offers banking services to the Federal Government, and to licensed banks that participate in the payments system. It is headed by the Governor of the Reserve Bank, Glenn Stevens.
Royal Bank of Canada The Royal Bank of Canada (Banque Royale du Canada in French) is Canada's largest company and bank.[1]
Its master brand is RBC and that name is used on all its business units or subsidiaries. In Canada, the bank is branded as RBC Royal Bank, a combination of its new master brand and its traditional Canadian brand. Some business units of RBC are:
  • investment banking division RBC Capital Markets,
  • full service investment brokerage firm RBC Dominion Securities,
  • online investment site RBC Direct Investing.
RBC also has a large retail banking presence in the southeastern United States, marketing itself there as RBC Bank.
RBC has its heaquarters in Montreal and Toronto but since the late 1970s, all the decisions are made out of the Toronto headquarters at the Royal Bank Plaza. RBC ranks number 55 on the Forbes Global 2000 list (2008 edition). Its market cap fluctuates at around CAD$ 63.7 billion as of October 31, 2006.
As of 2007, RBC is the largest financial institution/bank in Canada measured in both assets and market capitalization. RBC has 1524 branches in Canada, offices in 39 countries, and serves clients from 150 countries. RBC currently serves more than 15 million customers and employs more than 70,000 full and part-time employees internationally
Royal Bank of Scotland The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (Scottish Gaelic: Banca Rìoghail na h-Alba) is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, which together with NatWest and Ulster Bank, provides branch banking facilities in the United Kingdom. Royal Bank of Scotland has around 700 branches, mainly in Scotland though there are branches in many larger towns and cities throughout England and Wales. The Royal Bank of Scotland and its parent, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, are completely separate from the fellow Edinburgh based bank, the Bank of Scotland, which pre-dates the Royal Bank of Scotland by 32 years. The Bank of Scotland was effective in raising funds for the Jacobite Rebellion and as a result, The Royal Bank of Scotland was established to provide a bank with strong Hanoverian and Whig ties.
Société Générale Société Générale (Euronext: GLE) is one of the main European financial services companies and also maintains extensive activities in others parts of the world. It is headquartered in France with the main head office in Tours Société Générale in the business district of La Défense west of Paris. The three main divisions are Retail Banking & Specialized Financial Services (particularly in France and Eastern Europe), Corporate and Investment Banking (Derivatives, Structured Finance and Euro Capital Markets) and Global Investment Management & Services.
Société Générale is one of the oldest banks in France. The original name was Société Générale pour favoriser le développement du commerce et de l'industrie en France (English: General Company for the Support of the Development of Commerce and Industry in France). Société Générale is often nicknamed SocGen in the international financial world.
St. George Bank St.George Bank is the fifth largest bank in Australia (by market capitalisation)[1]. It trades mostly in New South Wales and in South Australia through its subsidiary, BankSA. However, St George does maintain branches and ATMs in other states and has offshore operations in Bangalore, India.
Standard Chartered Bank Standard Chartered Bank (LSE: STAN, SEHK: 2888,OTCBB: SCBFF) is a British bank headquartered in London with operations in more than seventy countries. It operates a network of over 1,700 branches and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) and employs 73,000 people.
Despite its British base, it has few customers in the United Kingdom and 90% of its profits come from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Because the bank's history is entwined with the development of the British Empire its operations lie predominantly in former British colonies, though over the past two decades it has expanded into countries that have historically had little British influence. It aims to provide a safe regulatory bridge between these developing economies.
It now focuses on consumer, corporate, and institutional banking, and on the provision of treasury services—areas in which the Group had particular strength and expertise.
Standard Chartered is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is among the top 25 constituent members of the FTSE 100 Index.
State Bank of India State Bank of India (SBI) (LSE: SBID) is a Public Sector Banking Organisation (PSB), in which the Government of India is the biggest shareholder. It is the largest bank in India and is ranked at 380 in 2008 Fortune Global 500 list, and ranked 219 in 2008 Forbes Global 2000. Measured by the number of branch offices, SBI is the second largest bank in the world. SBI traces its ancestry back to the Bank of Calcutta, which was established in 1806; this makes SBI the oldest commercial bank in the Indian subcontinent. SBI provides various domestic, international and NRI products and services, through its vast network in India and overseas. With an asset base of $126 billion and its reach, it is a regional banking behemoth.
In recent years the bank has focused on four priorities, first, reducing its huge staff through the Golden handshake scheme known as the Voluntary Retirement Scheme, second, computerizing its operations, third, implementation of Business Process Re-Engineering(BPR), and fourth, trying to change the rude attitude of its staff through a program aptly named 'Parivartan' or 'change'. On the whole, the Bank has been successful in the first three initiatives but has failed in Parivartan.
After a 20 year hiatus, the Bank is recruiting 20000 clerks and 3500 officers. The pick of the universities aspire to join the Bank and more than 2.5 million applications have been received.
State Street Bank and Trust Company The State Street Bank and Trust Company is a bank. It was a subsidiary of the State Street Corporation, until it sold off the retail banking portion of this unit in 1999 to Citizens Financial Group (a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland), of Providence, RI. The retail banking and commercial lending units were sold for $350 million.
In 1999, State Street Bank and Trust Company had four branches and just over $1 billion in assets.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC, Mitsui Sumitomo Ginkō) is a Japanese bank based in Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. It is a member of the Sumitomo Group and Mitsui Group.
SunCorp Metway Bank The Suncorp Group is one of Australia's leaders in banking, insurance, investment and superannuation. The Group focuses on retail consumers and small to medium business.
Taiwan Business Bank The forerunners of the Taiwan Business Bank were two private savings organizations, one established in Taipei in June of 1915 and the other in Tainan in July of the same year, following the traditional practice of forming cooperatives.
Following the restoration of Taiwan to the Republic of China on Oct. 25, 1945, these two organizations and two more savings cooperatives were taken over by the Taiwan Provincial Government and, on Sept. 1, 1946, were reorganized to form the Taiwan Mutual Financial Co., Ltd. On May 31, 1947 the Taiwan Mutual Financial Co. absorbed the Tokiwa Real Estate Co., Ltd., and reached an accumulated capitalization of $10 million former Taiwan dollars. On June 1, 1947 the name of the company was changed to the Taiwan Provincial Mutual Loans and Savings Co., Ltd. Then, because of the similarity of its business to that of a private cooperative, the name was changed again in January 1948, to the Taiwan Credit Cooperative and Savings Co., Ltd.
Following the promulgation of the revised Banking Law in 1975, the company was reorganized, on July 1, 1976, into the Medium Business Bank of Taiwan in line with the government's overall economic policy and the provisions of the revised law. It was the first specialized bank established by the government for the purpose of providing financing assistance and guidance to small and medium-sized enterprises.
To cope with the liberalized and internationalized financial environment,and to conform to the government's policy of privatizing state-owned enterprises,the TBB was transformed into a private bank on Jan.22,1998 and entered a brand-new age of operations. The Bank's domestic branch network covers the whole island. In additon there are three overseas units,including Los Angeles Branch in US,Hong Kong Branch in Hong Kong and Sydney Branch in Australia.
Under existing foundations,the bank will endeavor to create new heights of business performance.The whole staff will unite to confront challenges,respond to economic movements with great confidence and swiftness with the aim to fulfill our future vision together and pay homage to our precedent staff.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., or BTMU, is a Japanese bank that was established on January 1, 2006, with the merger of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd. and UFJ Bank Limited. The bank serves as the core retail and commercial banking unit of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan's largest financial services company measured by assets.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, based in Hong Kong, is a wholly owned subsidiary and the founding member of the HSBC Group, which is traded on several stock exchanges as HSBC Holdings plc. The business ranges from the traditional High Street roles of personal finance and commercial banking, to corporate and investment banking, and private banking. Known locally by the affectionate term Honkers and Shankers or equally its old trademark HongkongBank, the bank was founded by the Scot Thomas Sutherland to finance trade in the Far East in 1865. It is the largest bank in Hong Kong and has offices in Asia Pacific region.
Toronto-Dominion Bank The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) (TSX: TD NYSE: TD TYO: 8640) is a bank headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is one of Canada's Big Five banks, being the second largest bank in the country by assets (behind RBC), and the third largest in market capitalization behind Royal Bank of Canada and Scotiabank. TD ranks number 95 on the Forbes Global 2000 list (2008 edition).
TD offers a full range of financial products and services. Operating under the corporate brand TD Bank Financial Group, the bank and its subsidiaries are organized into four key business lines: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking. TD has over 52,000 employees worldwide and over 10 million customers.
UBS AG UBS AG (NYSE: UBS; SWX: UBSN; TYO: 8657) is a diversified global financial services company, with its main headquarters in Basel & Zürich, Switzerland. It is the world's largest manager of private wealth assets, "the world's biggest manager of other people's money" and is also the second-largest bank in Europe, by both market capitalisation and profitability. UBS has a major presence in the U.S., with its American headquarters located in New York City's Manhattan borough, (Investment Banking); Weehawken, New Jersey (Private Wealth); and Stamford, Connecticut (Capital Markets). UBS's retail offices are located throughout the United States, and in over 50 other countries. UBS is an abbreviation, which originated from a predecessor firm, the Union Bank of Switzerland, however UBS ceased to be considered a representational abbreviation after its 1998 merger with Swiss Bank Corporation.
UBS's global business groups are Private Banking, Investment Banking, and Asset Management. Additionally, UBS is one of the leading providers of retail banking and commercial banking services in Switzerland. Overall invested assets are 3.265 trillion Swiss francs (CHF), shareholders' equity is 47.850 billion CHF and market capitalization is 151.203 billion CHF by end of 2Q 2007.
The AG in the company's name means Aktiengesellschaft, which is the equivalent to a shareholder-based corporation in the USA.
In some ways, UBS has evolved on a similar path to its cross-town rival Credit Suisse. Both are Swiss commercial and retail banks which bought major US investment banks (and in the case of UBS, a leading retail stock broker, PaineWebber).
United Overseas Bank United Overseas Bank Limited SGX: U11, abbreviated as UOB is a bank incorporated in Singapore. It was founded on 6 August 1935 by Kuching-born Datuk Wee Kheng Chiang, father of the present United Overseas Bank Group Chairman, Mr. Wee Cho Yaw, and a group of seven Chinese businessmen.
WestLB WestLB AG is a universal bank based in Düsseldorf, Germany which is partly owned by the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The bank was incorporated on January 1, 1969. Total assets of the group are €292.1bn as of September 30, 2006 with operations spread over Europe, The Americas and Asia, including significant investment banking operations in New York, London, Luxembourg, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
WestLB is also the central institution for savings banks in North Rhine-Westphalia. On August 30, 2002 WestLB was transformed into a joint stock company (AG) and on July 19, 2005 institutional liability and guarantor liability was abolished, allowing the company to concentrate on commercial operations.
Westpac Westpac (registered as Westpac Banking Corporation), is a multinational Financial services company and the second largest bank in Australia (by market capitalisation)[1]. Westpac has also been recognised by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as the most sustainable bank in the world for the fifth year running.[citation needed] The bank is one of the Australian 'big four' banks, joining NAB, ANZ, and the Commonwealth Bank as the main providers of financial services to Australians.
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