Global Finance

names the 2012 World’s Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks in Central & Eastern Europe

150 GF Corporate Internet Banks Europe 2012-1

NEW YORK, July 27, 2012

Global Finance

has announced the First Round winners in the “World’s Best Internet Banks” competition in Central & Eastern Europe. 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, Latin America, Europe 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

Global Finance

. 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

Global Finance

. “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 Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks:
Bulgaria Citi
Croatia Privredna Bank Zagreb
Czech Republic Citi
Estonia Swedbank
Hungary Citi
Kazakhstan Citi
Latvia Swedbank
Poland Bank Pekao
Romania Citi
Russia Citi
Slovakia Citi
Ukraine Citi

Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks:
Best Investment Management Services Citi
Best Online Cash Management Citi
Best Trade Finance Services Bank Pekao
Best Web Site Design Citi
Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site Citi
Best Information Security Initiatives Citi
Best in Mobile Banking Swedbank
Best in Social Media Citi
Best in Online Treasury Services BRE Bank