WORLD’S BEST INTERNET BANKS IN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE 2011
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Global Finance names the World’s Best Internet Banks in Central & Eastern Europe 2011

 

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NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 – Global Finance has announced the First Round winners in the “World’s Best Internet Banks” competition in Central & Eastern Europe. This is the 12th 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 panel of judges at Infosys. 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
Czech Republic mBank
Estonia Swedbank
Latvia Swedbank
Lithuania Swedbank
Poland BRE Bank
Romania Citi
Russia Alfa-Bank
Slovakia mBank

 

COUNTRY WINNERS: Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks
Bulgaria Citi
Czech Republic Citi
Estonia UniCredit Bank
Hungary Citi
Latvia UniCredit Bank
Lithuania UniCredit Bank
Poland BRE Bank
Romania Citi
Russia Citi
Serbia UniCredit Bank
Slovakia Citi
Slovenia UniCredit Bank
Ukraine Citi

 

REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS: Best Consumer Internet Banks
Best Online Deposit, Credit and Investment Product Offerings Bank Millennium
Best Bill Payment & Presentment Garanti Bank
Best Web Site Design Swedbank
Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site Swedbank
Best Information Security Initiatives Citi
Best in Mobile Banking Bank Millennium
Best in Social Media BRE Bank

 

REGIONAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS: Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks
Best Investment Management Services Citi
Best Online Cash Management Citi
Best Trade Finance Services Citi
Best Web Site Design Citi
Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site Bank Pekao
Best Information Security Initiatives Citi
Best in Mobile Banking Citi
Best in Social Media Citi