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The biggest banks by assets

Here is the City has done a nice job of crunching some data to come up with a list of the biggest banks in the world by assets under management as at 31st October 2010. BNP Paribas $3.12 trillion in assets (+34.47%)* HSBC $2.74 trillion (+12.46%) Barclays $2.71 trillion (+37.03%) Royal Bank of Scotland $2.707…

Mobile Money: the Samee and Dave Show

Another great evening at the FSClub last week with the Samee and Dave show. OK, it’s not a double-act although I’m trying hard to make them into one, with Samee the straight guy and Dave the fungi obviously. Samee Zafar and David Birch are both great speakers about payments and, in particular, mobile payments. As…

Providers

Britain’s Best Bank 2010: HSBC

OK, so it's not scientific, but I've been looking at the UK's banks from four dimensions this week: Customers Employees Investors Regulators To the best of my databank's knowledge, the attributes and reviews are pretty accurate and have turned up some surprising results.  For example, who would have thought that the UK's most stable bank…

Final Result

Britain’s Best and Worst Banks for Regulators

This week is dedicated to assessing the UK's best and worst banks from four dimensions: Customers Employees Investors Regulators Having looked at the banks from the customers’ perspective on Monday, employees on Tuesday and investors on Wednesday, today it’s the turn of the regulator. Now the regulators have been in a frenzy of self-analysis and…

Capital Ratio

Britain’s Best and Worst Banks for Investors

This week is dedicated to assessing the UK's best and worst banks from four dimensions: Customers Employees Investors Regulators Having looked at the banks from the customers’ perspective on Monday and employees on Tuesday, today it’s the turn of the investment community’s view. Now then, you could say that this one’s easy: Barclays and HSBC…

Banker Magazine Analysis

Britain’s Best and Worst Banks for Employees

This week is dedicated to assessing the UK's best and worst banks from four dimensions: Customers Employees Investors Regulators Having looked at the banks from the customers’ perspective yesterday, this second part looks at the views of employees. This view is actually darned hard to find out. Although there are 400,000 staff working for banks…

LinkedIn

Britain’s Best and Worst Banks for Customers

I blogged about Santander last week and embedded the survey results on service, which actually warrant a blog entry in their own right, so here it is. Now I love customer surveys of views on banks, but they are published too far and few between and often with poor density, so it was an unexpected…

UK Customer Service

More Banking Statistics: Home Ownership

Following on from the comments on UK Bank Stats from the BBA, and the report from TheCityUK, here's a few more statistics focused upon home ownership. Just a century ago, nine out of ten homes were rented in the UK compared to only one in three today. Since 1976, owner-occupier households have risen from 55%…

UK Home Ownership

More UK banking stats

Following on from yesterday's number – UK Bank Stats: a fascinating portrait of life -I was sent another report today from TheCityUK, the trade body that promotes the interests of the City of London.There’s loads of numbers in this document that are useful, which I will post in a few separate blog entries starting with…

UK Bank Stats: a fascinating portrait of life

I just got a copy of the BBA’s Annual Abstract of Banking Statistics. Fascinating stuff, and the data shows a real insight into the way we are living our lives.  For example, every ten minutes: 35,000 people use the internet to check their bank account balance or statement on-line, 4,500 people are paying bills via…

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