Studies come up with different lists for the top 10 banks in the world, depending on whether they use assets, revenue, market capitalization, size of customer base or any one of the many other reference points that can measure the relative sizes . As a result, these usually come up with different results. As well, some banks use reporting methods that have to conform with their own countries’ regulations.
To rank the top 10 banks in the world by assets, analysts usually measure the bank’s net asset value, which means deducting outstanding debt and borrowing from the assets owned. In this method the top 10 banks in the world are led by four Chinese banks, followed by two from France and the USA, with only one each in UK and Japan. If you exclude the Chinese banks, which are not typical in the sense of ownership or scope of service, then the list comprises four from USA, 3 from Japan, two from France and one from the UK.