Global Finance

names the 2012 World’s Best Consumer Internet Banks in Latin America

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 Latin America. 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 also selected in Asia, North 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:
Anguilla Scotiabank
Antigua & Barbuda Scotiabank
Argentina Santander Rio
Bahamas Scotiabank
Barbados Scotiabank
Belize Scotiabank
Brazil HSBC
British Virgin Islands Scotiabank
Cayman Islands Scotiabank
Chile Banco Santander
Colombia Bancolombia
Dominica Scotiabank
Dominican Republic Scotiabank
Grenada Scotiabank
Guyana Scotiabank
Jamaica Scotiabank
Mexico HSBC
Puerto Rico Banco Popular Puerto Rico
St. Kitts & Nevis Scotiabank
St Lucia Scotiabank
St. Maarten Scotiabank
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Scotiabank
Trindidad & Tobago Scotiabank
Turks and Caicos Scotiabank
US Virgin Islands Scotiabank
Venezuela BBVA Banco Provincial


Best Consumer Internet Banks:
Best Online Deposit, Credit and Investment Product Offerings HSBC
Best Bill Payment & Presentment Banamex
Best Web Site Design Banco Santander Chile
Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site Santander Rio
Best Information Security Initiatives Banamex
Best in Mobile Banking Bancolombia
Best in Social Media Bancolombia