ING has been named the best bank in the world, winning a total of four awards at The Banker’s Best Bank Awards 2016; besides “Global Bank of the Year,” ING was named “Best Bank of the year 2016” in the Netherlands, Belgium and Western Europe.
Financial Times’ The Banker hosted the annual Best Bank Awards in London on 7 December. The presented awards rewarded outstanding performances in various areas. ING had previously won awards for Best Bank in the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Western Europe. And now, it can add the highly prestigious award for “Best Global Bank” to the list.
A winning combination
The jury reviewed over 1,000 applications from all over the world in terms of the banks’ results, performance, and growth over the last year. All banks had to submit lots of data regarding their financial performance, technology, innovation and marketing initiatives.
In their verdict, The Banker stated: “Congratulations to ING for being our global and Western European bank of the year 2016. ING has presented a healthy set of results together with a leading strategy of investment in technology, innovation and focus on customer service. It’s definitely a winning combination.”
The Banker is part of the Financial Times and has been reporting global financial intelligence since 1926. Their publications provide a key source of data and analysis in the industry, functioning as a widely used index of global banking.