- Abbey National
Group - Abbey
National is the sixth largest bank by assets (as at July 2002)
in the UK, the 16th largest in Europe, and the 30th largest in
the world. It is the second largest provider of mortgages and
savings in the UK. Abbey National's main head offices are in
London, Milton Keynes, Bradford, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The Group is also represented globally, with offices in
Eire, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, France, Italy, Gibraltar,
Hong Kong, Australia and the United States. Abbey National
employs around 28,300 full time equivalent as at 30 December
2002. Financial and banking services include asset
financing, commercial lending operations, securities financing
and risk management activities including foreign exchange
- ABN Amro
- is a
prominent international bank, its origins going back to 1824.
ABN AMRO ranks 10th in Europe and 22nd in the world based
on tier 1 capital, with over 3,500 branches in more than 60
countries, a staff of 110,000 full-time equivalents and total
assets of EUR 597 billion (as per end March 2003). ABN
AMRO offers a wide range of financial products and services to
clients through an extensive network that includes a
significant presence in all major financial markets, as well
as many emerging markets. ABN AMRO
is listed on several exchanges, including the Amsterdam,
London and New York Stock Exchanges.
- Amalgamated Banks of South Africa - one of the largest banks
in South Africa. Provides variety of banking and
investment products and services including foreign exchange.
Uncompromising, world-class solutions: Absa Corporate &
Merchant Banks strategic intent is to provide world-class
solutions in markets that create stakeholder value to its
clients. This approach focuses on matching the unique needs of
existing, new and potential clients to its comprehensive range
of tailor made corporate and merchant banking solutions
through a variety of distribution channels.
Bank of China
- One of the main banks in mainland China. Among the top
50 banks in the world with an asset of over 300 billion US
dollars as of April 2003. The Bank is the second largest
of the four specialized banks in China and is wholly owned by
the Chinese government.
PLC - AIB Capital Markets comprises AIB Group's Global
Treasury, Investment Banking and Corporate Banking businesses.
The Division operates world-wide through offices in Ireland,
UK, USA, Europe and Asia Pacific through a range of specialist
business units and subsidiary companies.
International Group (AIG) - is
the world's leading international insurance and financial
services organization, with operations in approximately 130
countries and jurisdictions. AIG member companies serve
commercial, institutional and individual customers through the
most extensive worldwide property-casualty and life insurance
networks of any insurer. In the United States, AIG companies
are the largest underwriters of commercial and industrial
insurance, and AIG American General is a top-ranked life
insurer. AIG's global businesses also include financial
services, retirement savings and asset management. AIG's
common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well
as the stock exchanges in London, Paris, Switzerland and
(ANB) is one of the ten commercial banks in the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia. ANB was established in 1980 upon Saudisation of
the six branches of Arab Bank of Jordan. The Arab Bank had
been operating in the Kingdom for 30 years. Arab Bank own 40%
of the shares of ANB while the remaining 60% is owned by 5,000
and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd - is Australia’s
leading international banking and financial services group.
ANZ offers a full range of financial products and services in
Australia and New Zealand and has representation in 41 other
countries, predominantly in greater Asia. With total assets of
AUD 135 billion, ANZ is the second largest Australian based
. Services include transacting foreign exchange and
ANZ Investment Bank is a division of the Australia and New
Zealand Banking Group, a top 100 bank globally, carrying a
Standard & Poor's long-term rating of AA- and a Moody's
credit rating of Aa3. Its global foreign exchange and
commodities business is an established leader in the
international financial markets with a network spanning
Australia and New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and North
America. As one
of the first banks to offer online FX trading to corporate and
institutional clients, ANZ launched its proprietary single
portal, anz.com FX Online, in September 1998. It now has over
1,500 users connected to this web based service and through
its pioneering approach to eFX, has developed leading edge
expertise in FX online trading systems. ANZ is committed to
maintaining its close consultation with clients on their eFX
needs, whether in the single or multi-bank eFX environment.
Intesa - Headquarter in Italy and is the country's largest
financial institution. Included in the top 100 banks worldwide
with over 290 billion US dollars in assets. The
integration between Cariplo and Banco Ambrosiano Veneto (1998),
the aggregation of Cassa di Risparmio di Parma e Piacenza and
Banca Popolare FriulAdria (1999) and the subsequent merger with
Banca Commerciale Italiana (2001) are the milestones of a process
which has made IntesaBci the top Italian banking group and one of
the protagonists in the European financial arena.
Popolare De Milano - One of the largest bank in Italy.
Provides a wide variety of banking services including foreign
exchange. Website is in Italian language.
Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA(BBVA) - operates in 37 countries
through a network of 7,491 offices, of which 4,336 are in Spain.
It has over 293 billion US dollars in assets as of april
2003. It offers a wide range of banking and investment products
and services. Formerly known as Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, S.A.