Global Finance

names the 2012 World’s Best Consumer Internet Banks in Asia

150 GF Internet Banks Consumer 2012-1

NEW YORK, July 20, 2012

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has announced the First Round winners in the “World’s Best Internet Banks” competition in Asia. This is the 13th year

Global Finance

has named the World’s Best Internet Banks. Details on all First Round winners will be published in the September issue. First Round winners include Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks and Best Consumer Internet Banks at the country level. Winners were aslo selected in North America, Latin America, Europe, CEE and Middle East/Africa. The Regional and Global winners for these categories will be announced at an Awards Ceremony in New York City in November and published in the December issue of

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. Also announced were Regional winners in Sub-Categories. Global winners in the Sub-Categories will also be announced at the Awards Ceremony and in the December issue. The list of First Round winners follows.

Winners were chosen among entries evaluated by a world-class panel of judges at Infosys.

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editors were responsible for the final selection of winners in the First Round.

Only banks that entered the competition were considered for awards, and awards were only given in those regions, countries and categories in which there were entries.

Winning banks were selected based on the following criteria: strength of strategy for attracting and servicing online customers, success in getting clients to use web offerings, growth of online customers, breadth of product offerings, evidence of tangible benefits gained from Internet initiatives, and web site design and functionality. Category winners, such as “best in social media” were selected based on the relative strength and success of those web products and services.

“The Internet has transformed the way many consumers and most businesses bank,” says Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher of

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. “The continuing improvements in Internet offerings represented by this year’s entries show that more significant Internet banking developments are still ahead of us.”

For Awards Dinner ticket information please contact: Chris Giarraputo,

For editorial information please contact: Andrea Fiano, Editor,


Best Consumer Internet Banks:
Australia Citi
Brunei HSBC
China ICBC
Guam Citi
Hong Kong HSBC
India Citi
Indonesia Citi
Japan Rakuten Bank
Malaysia CIMB Group
Pakistan Standard Chartered
Philippines Citi
Singapore Standard Chartered
South Korea Citi
Sri Lanka HSBC
Taiwan ANZ Taiwan
Thailand Citi
Vietnam Standard Chartered


Best Consumer Internet Banks:
Best Online Deposit, Credit and Investment Product Offerings Standard Chartered
Best Bill Payment & Presentment Standard Chartered
Best Web Site Design HSBC
Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site Standard Chartered
Best Information Security Initiatives Citi
Best in Mobile Banking HSBC
Best in Social Media CIMB Bank