The banking sector has an extensive and significant global presence, with several financial organizations controlling trillions of dollars in assets. Notably, many of the world’s major banks are owned by larger bank-holding corporations, with them owning one or more banks in addition to providing financial services.

This gives them a strategic edge by providing a diverse portfolio of financial institutions, enabling them to boost the overall stability of the banks they own and strengthen their resilience and competitiveness in the worldwide market.

Interestingly, as of June 20, 2024, India’s largest bank, HDFC Bank, has climbed back to the top ten banks in the world in terms of market capitalization, with its stock rising over the previous month following a 13% rise. This confirmed its status as India’s largest bank following its merger with its parent business, Housing Development Finance Corp., in July 2023.

As we list the top 10 largest banks in the world, one must know they play a significant role in the global economy. As dominant financial institutions, they serve as the backbone of the international financial system, facilitating trade, providing business loans, and offering a wide range of financial services to millions of customers worldwide.

The top 10 largest banks in the world by market cap in 2024:

Here’s a table enlisting the world’s top ten largest banks in 2024, ranked by their market caps (as of June 28, 2024).

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1. JPMorgan Chase: $571.86 billion

JP Morgan JP Morgan Chase, USA

JPMorgan Chase & Co., an American financial holding company headquartered in New York City, is the largest US-based bank in terms of market cap and the fifth-largest bank in the world in terms of total assets. It is also one of the largest corporations in the world and a leading player in investment banking and financial services globally.

2. Bank of America: $308.83 billion

BoA Bank of America, USA

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bank of America has a substantial investment banking, wealth management, and trading presence, making it the second-largest bank in the world, with $288.96 billion in market capital. It is also one of the largest companies in the world, ranking fifth globally.

3. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC): $260.80 billion

ICBC ICBC Bank, China

ICBC offers a wide range of financial services, including consumer banking, corporate banking, and investment banking. It is the largest Chinese multinational bank, headquartered in Beijing, and the third largest bank in the world, with a market cap of $260.80 billion. The bank continues to steadily remain near the top, along with the likes of Bank of America, and is also the fourth-largest company in the world, considering its total assets.

4. Agricultural Bank of China: $147.41 billion

Agricultural Bank of China Agricultural Bank of China, China

Headquartered in Beijing, China, the Agricultural Bank of China is the second-largest bank in China and the fourth-largest bank in the world, with a market cap worth $147.41 billion. Playing a crucial role in supporting China’s agricultural sector, the bank offers diverse financial services globally, hence being ranked as the ninth-largest company in the world in terms of total assets.

5. Wells Fargo: $205.73 billion

Wells Fargo Wells Fargo, USA

Headquartered in San Francisco, USA, Wells Fargo is a diversified, community-based financial services company with a market cap of $205.73 billion. One of the top five banks in the US and one of the largest banks in the world as per market cap, it serves more than 70 million customers, providing banking, investment, and mortgage products and services.

6. China Construction Bank (CCB): $166.19 billion

China Construction Bank, China China Construction Bank, China

A multinational bank headquartered in Beijing and the seventh-largest company in the world, in terms of total assets, China Construction Bank is the sixth-largest bank globally in terms of market capital, boasting about $166.19 billion. It has a significant influence on China’s construction and infrastructure projects and is one of the leading commercial banks in China.

7. Bank of China: $171.35 billion

Bank of China, China Bank of China, China

One of the oldest banks in China and the Chinese majority-owned bank, the Bank of China, has the aim of maintaining the stability of the currency’s value and promoting economic growth in the country. It initially began its operations in Hong Kong and is now headquartered in Beijing, China, and is the seventh largest bank in the world by market cap.

8. HDFC Bank: $153.01 billion

HDFC HDFC Bank, India

As of July 2023, HDFC Bank has merged with its parent company, HDFC Ltd. (a leading housing finance company), to become one entity, making it currently the largest bank in India and the eighth largest bank globally. When it comes to market capitalization, HDFC Bank is the third-valuable company in India, with a current market value of $153.01 billion. The bank has a strong presence in retail and corporate banking, offering a wide range of financial products and services.

9. HSBC: $163.95 billion


Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), which initially started in Hong Kong and Shanghai, is now headquartered in London, United Kingdom. This banking group ranks as the ninth largest bank in the world as per the market cap, with a current value of $163.95. An international banking and financial services organization, HBSC provides financial products and services while now also expanding its personal banking customer base.

Morgan Stanley: $155.58 billion

  Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley, USA

HQ in New York, Morgan Stanley is one of the leading global investment banks and financial services providers based in the United States. Offering a variety of investment banking, securities, wealth management, and investment management services, it is one of the ten largest banks in the world as per market cap and value of $155.58 billion currently. In a recent development, the firm announced a collaborative venture with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial to go into foreign exchange trading and enable Japanese research and equities businesses to serve a global consumer base.