BEST INTERNET BANKS IN ASIA 2009
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NEW YORK, July 21, 2009 — Global Finance has announced the First Round winners in the “World’s Best Internet Banks” competition in Asia. This is the 10th 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.”

 

See following for full listing of the World’s Best Internet Banks First Round winners for 2009 in Asia:

 

 

Country Winners:

Best Consumer Internet Banks

 
Australia
HSBC
Azerbaijan
Rakbank
Brunei
HSBC
China
ICBC
Hong Kong
HSBC
India
Citi
Indonesia
Citi
Japan
Citi
Kyrgyz Republic
AsiaUniversalBank
Malaysia
Citi
Pakistan
Citi
Philippines
Citi
Singapore
HSBC
South Korea
Shinhan Bank
Sri Lanka
HSBC
Taiwan
Taishin International Bank
Thailand
Citi
Vietnam
HSBC

 


 

Country Winners:

Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks

 
Australia
Citi
Azerbaijan
Rakbank
Bangladesh
Citi
Brunei
HSBC
China
Citi
Hong Kong HSBC
India
Citi
Indonesia
HSBC
Japan
Citi
Kazakhstan
Citi
Kyrgyz Republic AsiaUniversalBank
Malaysia
OCBC
Nepal
Standard Chartered
New Zealand Citi
Pakistan
Citi
Philippines Citi
Singapore HSBC
South Korea Citi
Sri Lanka HSBC
Taiwan
Chinatrust Commercial Bank
Thailand
Citi
Vietnam
Citi

 

 

 

 

Regional Sub-Category Winners:

Best Consumer Internet Banks

 
Best Investment Management Services
Citi
Best Bill Payment & Presentment Citi
Best Online Consumer Credit Site HSBC
Best Web Site Design Commonwealth Bank
Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site ICBC
Best Information Security Initiatives HSBC
Best Online Deposits Acquisition HSBC




Regional Sub-Category Winners:

Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks

 
Best Investment Management Services
HSBC
Best Online Cash Management HSBC
Best Trade Finance Services HSBC
Best Web Site Design HSBC
Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site ICBC
Best Information Security Initiatives HSBC