Stockholm, Stockholm, 111 47 Sweden
#424 in FT Global 500 (June 2015)
Svenska Handelsbanken is Swedish for universal banking. The group provides corporate and individual clients with deposit products, loans, credit cards, and other banking services. Subsidiaries operate in several related areas, including life insurance, mortgages, pensions, fund management, and Internet banking. The bank boasts more than 830 branches in 25 countries, with most in Sweden, the UK, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and the Netherlands. Subsidiaries include corporate financing unit Handelsbanken Finans, Handelsbanken Asset Management, and Handelsbanken Liv. Founded in 1871, the bank's assets now exceed $360 billion.