Global Finance has announced the First Round winners in the “World’s Best Internet Banks” competition in Middle East/Africa. This is the 14th year Global Finance has named the World’s Best Internet Banks. First Round winners include Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks and Best Consumer Internet Banks at the country level.
Winners were also selected in Asia, North America, Latin America, Europe and CEE. The Regional and Global winners for these categories will be announced at an Awards Ceremony in New York City in November.
Winners were chosen among entries evaluated by a world-class panel of judges at Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing. Global Finance editors were responsible for the final selection of winners in the First Round.
Only banks that entered the competition were considered for awards, and awards were only given in those regions, countries and categories in which there were entries.
Winning banks were selected based on the following criteria: strength of strategy for attracting and servicing online customers, success in getting clients to use web offerings, growth of online customers, breadth of product offerings, evidence of tangible benefits gained from Internet initiatives, and web site design and functionality. Category winners, such as “best in social media” were selected based on the relative strength and success of those web products and services.
“The Internet has transformed the way many consumers and most businesses bank,” says Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance. “The continuing improvements in Internet offerings represented by this year’s entries show that more significant Internet banking developments are still ahead of us.”
|COUNTRY WINNERS: Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks|
|Democratic Republic of Congo||Citi|
|United Arab Emirates||Citi|
|REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS: Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks|
|Best Investment Management Services||Citi|
|Best Online Cash Management||Citi|
|Best Trade Finance Services||Samba|
|Best Web Site Design||Citi|
|Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site||Samba|
|Best Information Security Initiatives||Samba|
|Best in Mobile Banking||Citi|
|Best in Social Media||Citi|