Global Finance names the World's Best Internet Banks in Middle East/Africa 2010
NEW YORK, July 26, 2010 – Global Finance has announced the First Round winners in the "World's Best Internet Banks" competition in Middle East/Africa. 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."
For Awards Dinner ticket information please contact: Chris Giarraputo, firstname.lastname@example.org
For editorial information please contact: Dan Keeler, Editor, email@example.com
|Kuwait||Kuwait Finance House|
|Saudi Arabia||Samba Financial Group|
|South Africa||Absa Digital Channels|
|United Arab Emirates||Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank|
|Saudi Arabia||The Saudi British Bank|
|United Arab Emirates||Standard Chartered|
|Best Investment Management Services||Falcom Financial Services|
|Best Bill Payment & Presentment||HSBC|
|Best Online Consumer Credit Site||HSBC|
|Best Web Site Design||Samba Financial Group|
|Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site||Samba Financial Group|
|Best Information Security Initiatives||Samba Financial Group|
|Best Online Deposits Acquisition||HSBC|
|Best Investment Management Services||Citi|
|Best Online Cash Management||Standard Chartered|
|Best Trade Finance Services||Standard Chartered|
|Best Web Site Design||Citi|
|Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site||Standard Chartered|
|Best Information Security Initiatives||Standard Chartered|