Bank of The Year 2016

Bank of the Year 2016

Bank of the Year Awards

The Banker’s seventeenth annual Bank of the Year awards are now open for submissions. Lenders will be judged on their ability to deliver shareholder returns and to gain strategic advantage whether by using new technology or coming up with innovative, cost-efficient ways of expanding their businesses. 

To enter your bank into this year's awards, please return a completed submission form to

Download the submission form:

For any queries regarding Bank of the Year 2016 please contact Ms Saddy Njie. ( / +44 (0)20 78733973)

The deadline for Bank of the year submissions is Monday, September 19th.

Financial Inclusion Award

Whether in convalescent industrialised countries or hopeful developing economies, all communities face the challenge of including their poorest members in the financial system. Banks serving this segment not only perform a social function, but can also gain access to the potential high-margin customers of the future.

To measure which banks are doing best in this context, The Banker is inviting entries to its seventh annual Financial Inclusion Award.

The winners will be announced at a prestigious gala dinner on December 7th, at the Hilton London Bankside, as part of our Bank of the Year awards.

Email your submission to, by no later than Monday, October 3rd, 2016.

For any questions regarding the financial inclusion award, please contact: Simon Duffy (

Banker Awards 2015

The Banker's Bank of the Year Awards 2015

December 3, 2015

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.

Bank of the Year Awards 2015 – western Europe

December 3, 2015

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. 

Bank of the Year Awards 2015 – central and eastern Europe

December 3, 2015

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.

Bank of the Year Awards 2015 – Asia-Pacific

December 3, 2015

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.

Bank of the Year Awards 2015 – Americas

December 3, 2015

From large global banking brands to smaller domestic lenders, the list of winners from the Americas is diverse. The full results and write-ups detail how each of them managed to stand out from the crowd. 

Bank of the Year Awards 2015 – Middle East

December 3, 2015

Middle Eastern banks performed strongly in 2014, making the selection for Bank of the Year particularly tough. Read which banks made it onto the list of winners.

Bank of the Year Awards 2015 – Africa

December 3, 2015

With the highest number of submissions to this year’s awards coming from Africa, competition in each of the country categories was tough. The full results and write-ups reveal which banks shone through.

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The Banker's Bank of the Year Awards 2014

November 28, 2014

An introduction to the 15th annual awards.

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Bank of the Year Awards 2014 – global and regional winners

November 28, 2014

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.

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Bank of the Year Awards 2014 – western Europe

November 28, 2014

The best banks in 2014 from western Europe.

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