Banking Sector Size and Margins per Country

The charts below compare the banking sector in four different countries, which have populations ranging from 6m to 325m people.

The smaller the country, the higher the revenue and margins. Australia’s lack of volatility in banking sector margins is striking. Margins should be mean-reverting in a competitive market. The remarkable stability suggests a lack of competition.

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