ABN AMRO wins Global Finance Award for Best Bank in the Netherlands

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In Washington at the 26th Annual Best Bank Awards ceremony, ABN AMRO was announced winner of the Global Finance Award for Best Bank in the Netherlands. The awards ceremony was held at the same time as the 2019 annual meetings of the World Bank and the IMF.

The jury wrote: ‘ABN AMRO is again our winner in the Netherlands, growing net interest income by 2% in 2018 and maintaining its profitability with a 1% improvement in operating results. In November, the bank launched a strategy focused on sustainability, with the purpose “Banking for better, for generations to come.” “This means supporting our clients in their transition to sustainability, reinventing the customer experience and building a future-proof bank,” explains CEO Kees van Dijkhuizen. “Our financial performance, growing client demand and the support of our colleagues to help build a more sustainable society, and our investments in digitization are all examples of ‘Banking for better.’ For Van Dijkhuizen, sustainability is a business opportunity, not a burden. “Although we won’t be the only bank doing this,” he says, “we want to be a front-runner.”

The Global Finance Awards are organised by Global Finance Magazine. Global Finance editors, with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology experts, selected the winners for the World’s Best Banks 2019 using entries provided by banks and other providers, as well as independent research, based on a series of objective and subjective factors. According to Global Finance, the winners outperformed their peers using sustainable business models and good governance, while adapting to rapid change.

In July 2019, ABN AMRO was announced winner of the Euromoney Awards for Excellence including ‘Western Europe’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance’ and the award for ‘The Netherlands’ Best Investment Bank’.

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