NEW YORK, July 21, 2015 – Global Finance has announced the First Round winners in the 2015 World’s Best Digital Banks Awards in Central & Eastern Europe (formerly known as the Best Internet Bank Awards). This is the 16th year Global Finance has named the World’s Best Digital Banks and details on all First Round winners will be published in the September issue.

First Round winners include Best Corporate/ Institutional Digtal Banks, Best Consumer Digital Banks and for the first time, Best Islamic Digital Banks at the country level. Winners were selected in Asia-Pacific, North America, the Middle East/Africa, Latin America, Western Europe and Central & Eastern Europe. Also announced today were regional winners in Sub-Categories.

The overall Regional and Global winners, and Global Sub-Category winners, will be revealed on 27th October at Global Finance’s Best Digital Bank Awards dinner, which will follow the Digital Bank Conference at The Brewery in the heart of The City, London’s Financial District. A full report on the Awards and the Conference will be published in the December issue of Global Finance.

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 digital customers, success in getting clients to use digital offerings, growth of digital customers, breadth of product offerings, evidence of tangible benefits gained from digital initiatives, and web/mobile 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.

“Banks have continued to transform their corporate and retail offerings into multichannel, digital solutions,” says Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance. “As new innovations continue to proliferate, the winners of this year’s awards are those that take advantage of the vast array of new solutions out there in order to provide the best customer experience to clients.”

The full list of Global Finance’s 2015 World’s Best Consumer Digital Banks First Round Winners in Central & Eastern Europe follows below:

Country Winners | Regional Sub Category Winners



UniCredit Bulbank
SEB Bank
TBC Bank
OTP Bank
SEB Bank
SEB Bank
Bank Zachodni WBK
Garanti Bank
Tinkoff Bank
Tatra banka
Best Online Deposit, Credit and Investment Product Offerings
Tinkoff Bank
Best Bill Payment & Presentment
Best Web Site Design
Tatra banka
Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site
Garanti Bank
Best Information Security Initiatives
Best in Mobile Banking
Bank Zachodni WBK
Best in Social Media
Tatra banka
Best Mobile Banking App
Bank Zachodni WBK
Best SMS/Text Banking
TBC Bank

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