REVEALED: Top 20 banks in the Middle East

Saudi's National Commercial Bank ranks number one in influential ranking of region's top lenders
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Bank: Union National Bank
\nRegional Rank: 20
\nWorld Rank: 259
\nCountry: UAE
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 3,338
\n\n* Research by The Banker
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Bank: Bank pasargad
\nRegional Rank: 19
\nWorld Rank: 257
\nCountry: Iran
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 3,362
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Bank: Mashreq Bank
\nRegional Rank: 18
\nWorld Rank: 236
\nCountry: UAE
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 3,645
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Bank: Arab Banking Corporation
\nRegional Rank: 17
\nWorld Rank: 220
\nCountry: Bahrain
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 4,050
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Bank: Arab National Bank
\nRegional Rank: 16
\nWorld Rank: 217
\nCountry: Saudi Arabia
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 4,078
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Bank: Alinma Bank
\nRegional Rank: 15
\nWorld Rank: 214
\nCountry: Saudi Arabia
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 4,233
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Bank: Saudi British Bank
\nRegional Rank: 14
\nWorld Rank: 210
\nCountry: Saudi Arabia
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 4,408
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Bank: Arab Bank
\nRegional Rank: 13
\nWorld Rank: 203
\nCountry: Jordan
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 4,616
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Bank: Kuwait Finance House
\nRegional Rank: 12
\nWorld Rank: 185
\nCountry: Kuwait
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 5,352
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Bank: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
\nRegional Rank: 11
\nWorld Rank: 169
\nCountry: UAE
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 5,816
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Bank: National Bank of Kuwait
\nRegional Rank: 10
\nWorld Rank: 166
\nCountry: kuwait
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 5,898
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Bank: Banque Saudi Fransi
\nRegional Rank: 9
\nWorld Rank: 165
\nCountry: Saudi Arabia
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 5,959
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Bank: First Gulf Bank
\nRegional Rank: 8
\nWorld Rank: 161
\nCountry: UAE
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 6,192
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Bank: National Bank of Abu Dhabi
\nRegional Rank: 7
\nWorld Rank: 149
\nCountry: UAE
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 7,103
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Bank: Emirates NBD
\nRegional Rank: 6
\nWorld Rank: 146
\nCountry: UAE
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 7,515
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Bank: Riyad Bank
\nRegional Rank: 5
\nWorld Rank: 145
\nCountry: Saudi Arabia
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 7,544
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Bank: Samba Financial Group
\nRegional Rank: 4
\nWorld Rank: 143
\nCountry: Saudi Arabia
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 7,554
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Bank: Al Rajhi Bank
\nRegional Rank: 3
\nWorld Rank: 142
\nCountry: Saudi Arabia
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 7,622
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Bank: Qatar National Bank
\nRegional Rank: 2
\nWorld Rank: 129
\nCountry: Qatar
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 8,845
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Bank: National Commercial Bank
\nRegional Rank: 1
\nWorld Rank: 115
\nCountry: Saudi Arabia
\nTier 1 capital ($m): 10,186
\n\n* Two banks were redacted from this list due to regional sensitivities