Bank of the Year Awards 2019 - Open for entry



Regarded as the industry standard for banking excellence, The Banker’s Bank of the Year awards will once again be contested by the world's leading financial institutions.

Judged on their ability to deliver returns, gain strategic advantage and serve their markets – winners reap huge benefits in terms of market visibility and position. They also have the honour of attending the awards gala dinner to be held on November 28th, at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane, London.

As always the competition to win will be very tough. Please be sure to get your completed questionnaires back to us within the deadline. 

To enter this year's awards, please download and complete the Bank of the Year entry form and return to by July, 15th, 2019

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Whether in industrialised countries or developing economies, all countries face the challenge of including their poorest members in the financial system. Banks serving this segment not only perform a social function, through reducing poverty and boosting prosperity, but can also ensure a responsible and sustainable path to growth.

Banks around the world are aware of the importance of building sustainable businesses that invest within the communities that they serve. The Banker’s Banking in the Community Award aims to recognise the most innovative initiatives launched by financial institutions that enrich and improve the societies in which they operate. 

To measure which banks are doing best in these contexts, The Banker will be inviting entries to its Financial Inclusion & Banking in the Community Awards.

Please download the submission information and return your case studies to by July, 15th, 2019

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