A famous joke says bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove you don't need it! Here is a list of the 10 largest banks in the world, ranked on the basis of their assets as of 2012.
10.Royal Bank of Scotland Group:
Total Assets, US$bn = 2,225.14
Though RBS is primarily a British banking and insurance holding company in which the UK Government (HM Treasury) holds an 82% stake, over the years it has spread globally to other parts of Europe, North America and Asia. The RBS Group operates a wide variety of banking brands offering personal and business banking, private banking, insurance and corporate finance. After the financial collapse in 2008-09, it was the world's largest company by both assets (£1.9 trillion) and liabilities (£1.8 trillion) for a very brief period.