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Biggest UK Banks
The Assets values below are for the Banks Worldwide Assets.

Rank Bank Assets (£UK) Assets ($USD) Market Cap
1 HSBC 1708 Billion 2715 Billion 105 Billion
2 Barclays 1560 Billion 2480 Billion 22.5 Billion
3 Royal Bank of Scotland 1300 Billion 1950 Billion 32 Billion
4 Lloyds Banking Group 967 Billion 1538 Trillion 37 Billion
5 Standard Chartered Bank 377 billion 599 Billion 34 Billion

Largest Banks in the United Kingdom

The ranking is by assets held in United Kingdom only doesn’t include offshore assets. It ranks largest banks in UK market alone.
All monetary figures below are in Billions of United Kingdom Pounds.

Rank Bank Assets £ UK Subsidiaries
1 Royal Bank of Scotland Group 880 National Westminster Bank · Royal Bank of Scotland · Ulster Bank ·Adam and Company · Child & Co. · Coutts & Co. · Drummonds Bank
2 Lloyds Banking Group 820 Bank of Scotland · Birmingham Midshires · Cheltenham & Gloucester · Halifax · Intelligent Finance · Lloyds TSB · Sainsbury’s Bank – Scottish Widows Bank
3 Barclays plc 750 Standard Life Bank.- Woolwich
4 HSBC 620 First Direct – HFC Bank
5 Santander UK 349 Abbey National – Bradford & Bingley – Alliance & Leicester- Cater Allen – Cahoot
6 The Co-operative Bank 70 Smile · Britannia · Unity Trust Bank
7 Clydesdale bank 48 Yorkshire Bank
8 Citibank UK 32
9 Standard Chartered Bank 25
10 Virgin Money 19
11 Tesco Bank 8.2


HSBC is the most global of the big four banks. The other big four banks have a higher proprtion of assets in the UK.
Lloyds Banking Group is the smallest of the big four banks by total assets but has the smallest offshore presence of the big four banking groups. It is currently second in the UK market.

Santander Uk to rebrand all of its major UK High Street brands – Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley to Santander. By June 2011 theses brands will disapper.

On 21st January 2009, Co-operative Financial Services and Britannia Building Society agreed to a merger

Standard Charted business is mainly outside the UK with only 7% of profits coming from the UK. This is the reason it is ranked 9 in UK market list.