Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
While the broader economic environment and demand levels for industry products and services have improved markedly since the recession, the subprime mortgage crisis has continued to dictate trends for the Global Commercial Banking industry over the five years to 2017. However, the growing prominence of e-banking services has tempered the industry's need for labor to a certain extent, causing variable employment costs to fall and margins to rise. Over the next five years, consolidation that began prior to the crisis is anticipated to continue, bolstering margins and providing extra capital for expensive technological investments and access to many emerging markets... read more
Three regions dominate the Global Commercial Banks industry: Europe, North Asia and North America. The geographical distribution of bank assets reflects both the degree of deregulation and the development in financial and capital markets. Yet, the commercial banking market still has a considerable way to go before becoming completely globalized, and as this trend continues, the three regions' shares of global banking assets are expected to diminish.
According to the latest available information from the European Central Bank and IBISWorld estimates, Europe is anticipated to account for 40.7% of the industry's total assets and 38.3% of assets from the 50 largest global banks. How.. read more