Login Subscribe
The Benchmarking Centre
The Transaction Banking WG
Retail Finance Working Group
Risk & Regulation Working Group
Financial Technology
Data & Analytics Working Group
List of Leading Practitioners

Current Directory

Profile Photo
Saudi’s Al Rajhi Bank delivered highest ROA in Middle East, while National Bank…

Al Rajhi Bank and National Bank of Egypt have emerged as the strongest bank in the Middle East and Africa respectively. Across the region, the average ROA of banks fell to 0.9% in 2020 from 1.6% in the year earlier, while their capitalisation…

Profile Photo
ICBC still largest bank in the world as assets grew 10.7%

The top ten remained largely unchanged in the ranking of the largest banks in Asia Pacific, while HSBC slipped two places to rank 13th due to the stronger growth of Chinese banks and the appreciation of the RMB against the US dollar.

Profile Photo
Al Rajhi Bank’s $2.8 billion profit almost quarter of the 100 largest Islamic…

Saudi Arabia-based Al Rajhi Bank retained its position as the largest and strongest Islamic bank in the world, with total assets amounting to $125 billion in 2020. The aggregate total assets of the 100 largest Islamic banks in the world…

Profile Photo
Bank of China (Hong Kong) retains strongest bank ranking in Asia Pacific despite…

The financial performance of the Hong Kong and Singapore banking sectors remained relatively strong. The COVID-related relief measures eased the short-term pressure on banks’ asset quality and capital adequacy.

Profile Photo
UOB's Chan: "Companies need to step up cyber risk safeguards amid shift to hybrid…

As hybrid working becomes more commonplace, organisations are grappling with the challenges of putting in place practical and secure remote working arrangements as well as risks from increased reliance on technology and having less control…

Profile Photo
Asia Pacific banks improved average CAR to 15.9% in 2020

Bank of China (Hong Kong), the strongest bank by balance sheet in Asia Pacific in 2020, has the highest capital adequacy ratio (CAR) among banks with total assets of over $100 billion in Asia Pacific at the end of 2020. The bank is well…

Profile Photo
Islamic banks' assets rose 13%

Saudi Arabian Islamic banks continue to display strong financial performance. The growth of Islamic bank assets accelerated despite slowdown in profits

Profile Photo
Saudi Arabian and Egyptian banks demonstrate capital strength as Middle Eastern…

National Commercial Bank and Banque Misr emerged as the strongest bank by balance sheet in the Middle East and Africa respectively in 2020. Banks in Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the strongest in the Middle East, while Egyptian and South African…


Our Methodology
The following sections outline our proprietary methodology, which subscribers can use as a guide to understand the various research notes and analysis.
Advisory Board
Other Commentators
We Follow
We follow bloggers who provide alternative, meaningful, serious and sometimes irreverent insights into the industry
White Papers