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The first special edition
of TOP100SEE is here

An in-depth look at the region's banking sector,
published by SeeNews

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SEE TOP 100 Banks is a ranking of the largest banks in Southeast Europe in terms of total assets from non-consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2018.

To allow comparison, all local currencies have been converted into euro, using the central banks’ official exchange rates on the last working day of 2018 and 2017, respectively. The figures of Romanian OTP Bank Romania SA are converted into euro from Hungarian forints according to the exchange rate of European Central Bank as of December 31, 2018.

Local currency figures have been used when calculating year-on-year changes.  

All data is sourced from central banks, national commercial registers, financial supervision commissions, bank associations, government and corporate websites, and companies themselves. Data for Alpha Bank Romania SA, OTP Bank Romania SA, Credit Europe Bank (Romania) SA and ProCredit Bank SA are provided by Romanian consultancy company Keysfin SRL.

The initial pool exceeds 190 banks registered in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia and published annual financial reports up to May 20, 2019. By this date, 12 of banks have not published figures for 2018 and 15 banks provided only some basic data, due to this they are not included in sub-rankings.

Cost to income ratio (CIR) ranking is a ranking of the top 10 banks with the best performing ratio, calculated as cost except depreciation and impairment of financial assets divided by gross revenue.

ROE ranking presents the top 10 banks with the highest proportion between the net financial result and total equity. In this sub-ranking we excluded three banks with a negative total equity – BNP Paribas S.A. – Sofia branch, ING Bank N.V. – Sofia branch and Invest Banka Montenegro A.D.

ROA ranking is a ranking of the top 10 banks with the largest ratio between the net financial result and the bank’s total assets.


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(*) Profit/loss before taxes

(**) Consolidated figures for 2018

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