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Global Finance names the World's Best Internet Banks in Europe 2010


NEW YORK, July 26, 2010 – Global Finance has announced the First Round winners in the "World's Best Internet Banks" competition in Europe. This is the 11th year Global Finance has named the World's Best Internet Banks. Details on all First Round winners will be published in the September issue. First Round winners include Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks and Best Consumer Internet Banks at the country level. The Regional and Global winners for these categories will be announced at an Awards Ceremony in New York City in November and published in the December issue of Global Finance. Also announced were Regional winners in Sub-Categories. Global winners in the Sub-Categories will also be announced at the Awards Ceremony and in the December issue. The list of First Round winners follows.

Winners were chosen among entries evaluated by a world-class judging panel. 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 online cash management" were selected based on the relative strength and success of those web products and services.

"In less than a decade, 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."


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Best Consumer Internet Banks:
Channel Islands          HSBC
Cyprus  Marfin Popular Bank Public
Greece  EFG Eurobank Ergasias
Malta HSBC
Turkey  Yapi Kredi Bank
UK Lloyds TSB International



Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks:
Belgium Citi
Cyprus  Hellenic Bank Public Company
Denmark  Citi
Finland  Citi
France  Citi
Greece  Citi
Ireland  Citi
Italy  Citi
Luxembourg  Citi
Netherlands  Citi
Norway  Citi
Portugal  Citi
Spain  Citi
Sweden  Citi
Switzerland  Citi
United Kingdom Citi



Best Consumer Internet Banks:
Best Investment Management Services Lloyds TSB International                                               
Best Bill Payment & Presentment  Yapi Kredi Bank
Best Online Consumer Credit Site  HSBC
Best Web Site Design  HSBC
Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site  HSBC
Best Information Security Initiatives  Lloyds TSB International
Best Online Deposits Acquisition



Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks:
Best Investment Management Services                  
Best Online Cash Management Site  Citi                                                                                                                 
Best Trade Finance Services  Citi
Best Web Site Design  HSBC
Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site  HSBC
Best Information Security Initiatives