WORLD'S BEST INTERNET BANKS IN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE 2010
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Global Finance names the World's Best Internet Banks in Central & Eastern Europe 2010

 

NEW YORK, July 26, 2010 – Global Finance has announced the First Round winners in the "World's Best Internet Banks" competition in Central & Eastern 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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COUNTRY WINNERS
Best Consumer Internet Banks:
Bulgaria Raiffeisenbank
Czech Republic mBank
Estonia  Swedbank
Hungary  Citi
Latvia Swedbank
Lithuania  Swedbank
Poland  Bank Millennium
Romania  Garanti Bank International
Russia  Citi
Slovakia
Tatra Banka

 

 

COUNTRY WINNERS
Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks:
Bulgaria
Citi                                              
Czech Republic  Citi
Hungary  Citi
Lithuania  SEB Bankas
Poland  BRE Bank
Romania  Citi
Russia  Citi
Slovakia  Citi
Ukraine
Citi

 

REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS
Best Consumer Internet Banks:
Best Investment Management Services Swedbank                                                                                                    
Best Bill Payment & Presentment  Swedbank
Best Online Consumer Credit  Swedbank
Best Website Design  Citi
Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site BRE Bank
Best Information Security  Citi
Best Online Deposits Acquisition
Bank Millennium

 

REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS
Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks:
Best Online Cash Management  Citi                                                                                                           
Best Trade Finance  Citi
Best Web Site Design  Citi
Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site  BRE Bank
Best Information Security Initiatives
Bank Pekao