Standard Chartered Bank’s excellence in online banking has been recognised by Global Finance Magazine which named the Bank the World’s Best Internet Bank for Africa and the Middle East.
The Bank out-performed the competition in eight markets within Africa and the Middle East to take the top honours for the superiority of its overall online servicing capabilities in Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Jordan, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.
Continuing the winning streak, Standard Chartered was also awarded Best Corporate and Institutional Internet Bank for offering the Best Trade Finance Services and Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site. The Bank also picked up the regional award for Best Corporate Bank.
The bank was also recognised for its strong online client service, broad online product offering and high quality website design and functionality which have underpinned its success in growing its online client base.
Standard Chartered continues to focus on strengthening its capabilities and on delivering flexible and convenient solutions for its clients – whether they are a small enterprise, a multi-national corporation or a financial institution, a press release from the bank states.
The release went on “With Straight2Bank, Standard Chartered’s single interface electronic platform launched last year, clients can undertake increasingly sophisticated transaction, hedging and information services or access a range of scalable, leading-edge working capital solutions to suit their segments, products and geographies”.
Commenting on the multiple wins, Eyram Atsu, Director, Origination & Client Coverage in the Wholesale Banking Division of the Bank dedicated the awards to customers of the Bank who have been using the “Straight2Bank” platform and have been giving positive feedback about the convenience and flexibility of the service.
He said “the Straight2Bank is a global online banking capability which provides convenience. It is a demonstration of Standard Chartered Bank’s commitment to supporting our clients with the online capabilities they need to grow their business.
This is only one of the capabilities of the synergy of the Standard Chartered Bank Group. We will continue to be the ‘right partner’ to our loyal customers”.
Global Finance magazine is regarded as a leading industry publication for the financial services.
The magazine celebrated its 21st year of publishing in 2008, has 50,000 subscribers and more than 284,000 readers in over 158 countries.