The Banker’s Bank of the Year awards continue to go from strength to strength, even as banks the world over face increasing challenges. This year, we made awards in 152 countries.
Western Europe's slow growth, low-interest rate environment is not the most lucrative landscape for the region's banks, but this year's western European Bank of the Year winners have shown impressive levels of expertise and innovation to negotiate these difficult times.
Slow growth across Europe and Western sanctions on Russia coupled to make 2015 a difficult year for many central and eastern European banks but those featured in this year's Bank of the Year awards remained nimble allowing them to produce impressive results.
Home to some of the world's largest and fastest-growing banks, competition among lenders in Asia-Pacific was tough, with only the most innovative and profitable players picking up honours in this year's Bank of the Year Awards.
The best of the best are celebrated as The Banker crowns the global Bank of the Year, and hands out the laurels for our regional winners and the lender that has excelled the most when it comes to financial inclusion.