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Britain’s Biggest Banks By Market Capitalization, December 2018

As of December 2018, HSBC Holdings is the biggest bank in the United Kingdom in terms of market capitalization. HSBC Holdings led the ranking, with market capitalization amounting to around 129.6 billion British pounds (US$ 167.16 billion).

Banco Santander SA was ranked second biggest on the London Stock Exchange, at just under 58 billion British pounds (US$ 74.28 billion) market value in shares, followed by Lloyds Banking Group PLC with approximately 36.89 billion British pounds (US$47.61 billion) market value.

This statistic displays the largest banks trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) as of the 31st of December 2018 (figures for the last trading day of the month), ranked by market capitalization. 167.09

Britain’s Biggest Banks By Market Capitalization:

1. HSBC Holdings.
Market capitalization: 129.6 billion British pounds (US$167.09 billion)

2. Banco Santander SA.
Market capitalization: 57.56 billion British pounds (US$74.21 billion)

3. Lloyds Banking Group PLC.
Market capitalization: 36.89 billion British pounds (US$47.56 billion)

4. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina SA.
Market capitalization: 27.78 billion British pounds (US$35.82 billion)

5. Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC.
Market capitalization: 26.11 billion British pounds (US33.66$ billion)

6. Barclays PLC.
Market capitalization: 25.79 billion British pounds (US$33.25 billion)

7. Standard Chartered.
Market capitalization: 20.16 billion British pounds (US$26 billion)

8. AIB Group PLC.
Market capitalization: 8.93 billion British pounds (US$11.52 billion)

9. Commerzbank AG.
Market capitalization: 6.48 billion British pounds (US$8.36 billion)

10. Bank of Ireland Group PLC.
Market capitalization: 4.72 billion British pounds (US$6.09 billion)


Top 100: Britain’s Biggest Companies By Market Capitalization on the London Stock Exchange (LSE):

RankCompanyMarket Capitalization (million British pounds)
1ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC190850.19
2TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION163208.46
3BOEING CO.149912.64
4HSBC HOLDINGS PLC129601.13
5INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION116410.66
6TOTAL S.A.110076.42
7BP PLC99975.85
8GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY93296.04
9HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED92460.47
10ASTRAZENECA PLC74399.85
11GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC73981.35
12DIAGEO PLC67614.05
13BANCO SANTANDER S.A.57558.66
14BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC57344.24
15JARDINE MATHESON HOLDINGS LD56453.61
16JARDINE STRATEGIC HOLDINGS LD54268.56
17BASF SE50428.7
18SCHLUMBERGER LD50342.59
19UNILEVER PLC48009.08
20RIO TINTO PLC47588.53
21RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC42533.59
22SHIRE PLC41950.52
23VODAFONE GROUP PLC40854.24
24GLENCORE PLC40788.1
25HONG KONG LAND HOLDINGS LD40737.45
26LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC36893.99
27PRUDENTIAL PLC36339.82
28BHP GROUP PLC34882.98
29TELEFONICA SA34313.94
30MARSH & MCLENNAN COS. INC32035.46
31RELX PLC31826.65
32PJSC LUKOIL29444.1
33BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA S.A.27784.99
34COMPASS GROUP PLC26167.34
35ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC26109.11
36NATIONAL GRID PLC25972.83
37BARCLAYS PLC25785.97
38ANGLO AMERICAN PLC24554.89
39BT GROUP PLC23624.07
40IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC22670.33
41STANDARD CHARTERED PLC20155.74
42DAIRY FARM INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LD19478.7
43TESCO PLC18617.44
44WORLDPAY, INC.18262.24
45EXPERIAN PLC17336.03
46CRH PLC16896.03
47ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC16173.9
48ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC15734.38
49AVIVA PLC14910.1
50BAE SYSTEMS PLC14673.48
51COMPAGNIE DE SAINT-GOBAIN14297.32
52LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC14142.18
53LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP PLC13769.02
54KERRY GROUP PLC13568.92
55MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION13061.49
56SMITH & NEPHEW PLC12803.21
57INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINES GROUP S.A.12256.86
58FERGUSON PLC11632.02
59SSE PLC11102
60RYANAIR HOLDINGS PLC10885.17
61WPP PLC10682.58
62SOUTH32 LIMITED9349.43
63COCA-COLA HBC AG9007.4
64AIB GROUP PLC8926.81
65HARGREAVES LANSDOWN PLC8770.15
66WHITBREAD PLC8408.75
67INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP PLC8078.68
68BUNZL PLC7969.57
69MELROSE INDUSTRIES PLC7960.25
70INFORMA PLC7887.75
71ASHTEAD GROUP PLC7821.9
72INTERTEK GROUP PLC7746.87
73ANTOFAGASTA PLC7721.23
74CENTRICA PLC7684.41
753I GROUP PLC7524.93
76PEARSON PLC7329.58
77CARNIVAL PLC7277.69
78BURBERRY GROUP PLC7139.4
79EVRAZ PLC6935.3
80SCOTTISH MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST PLC6803.02
81SCHRODERS PLC6688.57
82TUI AG6616.83
83SAGE GROUP PLC6526.78
84STANDARD LIFE ABERDEEN PLC6494.27
85COMMERZBANK AG6479.22
86FRESNILLO PLC6337.28
87RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD6234.83
88RENTOKIL INITIAL PLC6215.72
89CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC6167.48
90PERSIMMON PLC6098.25
91KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION6006.32
92MONDI PLC5998.88
93SEGRO PLC5965.48
94LAND SECURITIES GROUP PLC5964.32
95ADMIRAL GROUP PLC5946.59
96KINGSPAN GROUP PLC5932.4
97DCC PLC5880.23
98SAINSBURY (J) PLC5834.49
99MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL PLC5793.02
100OLD MUTUAL LIMITED5788.13

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.