Parent Company: National Bank of Canada
Brand Value: $2,066 million
Headquarter City: Montreal
Year Formed: 1859
National Bank is one of the country’s six largest banks and the market leader in Quebec. Its 23,450 employees serve 2.7 million clients across 428 branches and 937 ATMs, with $262 billion in total assets under management. While the name says “National,” the bank was founded in 1859 in Quebec by francophone businessmen eager to have a bank under local control. Today, the bank is represented across Canada and also has a small operation in the United States. It is one of the most profitable banks in the world based on return on equity. On a sophisticated note, National Bank has acquired the largest corporate collection of Canadian art. It consists of more than 7,000 works of art, which are displayed in its offices and branches across the country.