Global Finance Names the World’s Best Internet Banks 2013


NEW YORK, November 5, 2013 – On November 5th Global Finance ( presented The World’s Best Internet Bank Awards at its annual gala awards dinner at The Harvard Club in New York City. A full report will appear in the December 2013 issue of Global Finance. Round 1 winners previously appeared in the September 2013 issue.

The overall winners for Regional and Global Coprporate/Institutional Internet Banks as well as Regional and Global Consumer Internet Banks were announced. Also announced were the overall global sub-category winners. The grand prize of Best Overall Global Internet Bank was presented to Citi.

Global Finance ’s World Best Internet Bank Awards are based on submissions from banks that wish to be considered. This year, 250 individual banks from around the world entered the competition. Representatives from Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions, comprised the judging panel. Based on the judge’s evaluations, Global Finance ’s editors made the final selections.

Winners were selected based on strength of strategy for attracting and servicing online customers, success in getting clients to use web offerings, growth of online customer base, breadth of products offered, evidence of tangible benefits gained from Internet inititatives, and web site design and functionality. Sub-category winners were selected on the basis of relative strength products and services.

Best Overall Internet Bank – Global Citi
Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Bank – Global Citi
Best Consumer Internet Bank - Global Standard Chartered
REGIONAL WINNERS: Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks
North America Citi
Western Europe Citi
Asia/Pacific Citi
Latin America Citi
Central and Eastern Europe Citi
Middle East/Africa Citi
REGIONAL WINNERS: Best Consumer Internet Banks
North America Scotiabank
Western Europe Garanti Bank
Asia/Pacific Citi
Latin America Scotiabank
Central and Eastern Europe Tatra Banka
Middle East/Africa Standard Chartered
GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS: Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks
Best Investment Management Services Citi
Best Online Cash Management Site Citi
Best Trade Finance Services Wells Fargo
Best Web Site Design Citi
Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site ICBC
Best Information Security Initiatives Citi
Best in Mobile Banking Citi
Best In Social Media Citi
Best Online Treasury Services BRE Bank
GLOBAL SUB-CATEGORY WINNERS: Best Consumer Internet Banks
Best Online Deposit, Credit and Investment Product Offerings HSBC
Best Bill Payment & Presentment TBC Bank
Best Web Site Design Tatra Banka
Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site TBC Bank
Best Information Security Initiatives Standard Chartered
Best In Mobile Banking Tatra Banka
Best in Social Media Standard Chartered