Talk:Lists of banks

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Confusing link[edit]

Didn't linkify Halifax, as none of the articles in the disambiguator are right. If it was linked, people may assume the article is there when it isn't. Not sure about this. Anyone? Kirun 23:06 Apr 26, 2003 (UTC)

Puerto Rican banks into US[edit]

I moved all Puerto Rican banks into the United States category; Puerto Rico is a United States Commonwealth, not an independent country. To compensate, I added which state/territory/whatever the main HQ of the bank was located in.

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. — Instantnood 08:09, 25 February 2006 (UTC) where is this list of banks located in the United States?--Waxsin (talk) 00:38, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
Here was the latest version of the list. It got redirected because apparently it was too long and "impossible to maintain". The discussion can be found here. -- œ 01:05, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Indian banks categorization[edit]

Banks in India require a special categorization, at least two, namely, nationalized banks (major equity owned by the Government of India), and private sector banks. India also has several other types of Banks, but to begin with these two categorization should serve the purpose.
I also find that the word "publicly owned" requires clarification - in India "publicly owned" means owned by the Government, where this phrase generally conveys the meaning that the entity is a corporate body with equity held by the general public, and conveys a sense of private ownership. In view of this, for a wider audience, the categorization of Banks in India should be done at least under two sections: 1) Nationalized Banks, and 2) Private Banks.
Accordingly, I am re-arranging the names of Banks of India, and suitably modifying the factual information, wherever required. --Bhadani 3 July 2005 03:22 (UTC)

Does the words "publicly owned" have been used in the sense that the Bank concerend has since issued euqity to the public? I will study the classification in that light also.--Bhadani 3 July 2005 03:32 (UTC)
I am re-arranging the names of the Banks in India as above.--Bhadani 6 July 2005 14:41 (UTC)

Recent edits by user:Alanmak..[edit]

Regarding [1] [2] [3] - User:Alanmak has ignored the fact that even though Taiwan is dictated by the official Wikipedia NPOV policy for Chinese-related topics that it should not be used synonymously with the modern state/régime/government/polity of Republic of China, for the purpose of listing it's generally agreed upon that it should be listed under #T. The underlying rationale is that most readers would be looking for it by its common (but not entirely official) short name. A hyperlink from #C is already adequate to help readers locate it.

As for Hong Kong, he has effectively disregarded the constitutional status of special administrative region with respect to the administrative division hierarchy of the People's Republic of China (PRC) (Cf. Articles 30 and 31 of the 1982 Constitution of the PRC). In his edits he has kept asserting his point of view that special administrative regions are ordinary subnational entities, comparable to provinces or equivalence of the PRC. He's also over-did that reordering of the banks according to alphabetical order was also reverted. — Instantnood 08:09, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Chinese names of banks[edit]

Would it be possible to add the Chinese names of banks in China to each bank listed under China? For some reason the Chinese name often has no relation to the English name (eg HSBC = 汇丰) and it would be nice to have a list somewhere, as it seems excessive to have two lists. m.e. 11:07, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Confusing Organisation of the List[edit]

It's not clear to me how this list is organised (in particular, which country should a bank be listed in under) For instance, there are several banks listed under UAE that (whilst they may well have branches and/or offices there) aren't 'from' the UAE (examples include - but are certainly not limited to - Bank of America, Bank of China, Deutsche Bank etc. etc.)

In addition, some banks (e.g. Citibank, Credit Suisse etc) operate globally - it's not entirely clear where they should be listed. (Credit Suisse is a particularly good example - despite the name, is arguably more American than Swiss these days) (talk) 18:51, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Good point. I would suggest that only banks incorporated in a country be listed under the country name. This would remove branches of foreign banks, but would permit the listing of locally incorporated subsidiaries of foreign banks. Implementing this distinction, however, would require a great deal of expertise to identify whether, say Deutsche Bank, was operating in Country X thorugh a branch or subsidiary. It would also require referring to the subsidiaries by their local name and their own entries, including a link to the parent, rather than just a redirect to the parent. It's all doable, but labor intensive. Acad Ronin (talk) 23:44, 26 January 2008 (UTC)


I just am tired to move Turkey into Europe Section of the article. Please keep that there cause Turkish Economics are more similar to European system with its stock exchange, foreign exchange, mortgage systems and so on...

Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Umi1903 (talkcontribs) 20:34, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Important change recommended[edit]

Dear editors of this article, before i do any changes, i'd like your openions on this:
Since this article is too large, and since Wikipedia Standards does not recommend large articles, do you all think that is is better to divide it in to sub-articles? Such as: List of banks in Country X, (if doing this task is too complex, then how about sub-articles like this: List of banks in Continent X?). --Rehman Abubakr (talk) 09:25, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

ABN AMRO[edit]

Because the official legal name of this Dutch bank is ABN AMRO, I made the appropriate corrections. Steelbeard1 (talk) 18:13, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Top 10 banks in Lebanon?[edit]

can anyone please tell me what is the current ranking of banks in Lebanon? mainly the top 10 (in order) --23-01-2009


Am I going blind, or does this page not include banks in the USA??? Barnabypage (talk) 19:11, 11 September 2009 (UTC)


This article is obviously way, way, way, too big. It needs to be split by country (preferably), or by continent at the very least. --Kevlar (talkcontribs) 02:20, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Start the Split[edit]

The overwhelming majority favor a split, at the very least, by continent. If it does not offend anyone, I will start working on that task right now. At a later date, we can split the continental information into individual countries. I will leave the main article intact but will start on:

Thank you.Fsmatovu (talk) 15:08, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Creation of disambiguation page[edit]

Now that the article has been split into six (6) separate articles, I will proceed to create the disambiguation page leading to each of those continentspecific articles. I will do this within the next twenty-four (24) hours. Thanks.Fsmatovu (talk) 16:27, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

This is still a list, just split up into six different lists, so it is not a disambiguation page. I have made the correction accordingly. Thanks. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 13:28, 27 February 2010 (UTC)