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NEWS - 2018 04 16 - 13:35

Global Finance named SEB banka the best bank in Latvia

The international financial magazine Global Finance has announced the winners of the award “Best banks in Central and Eastern Europe in 2018”. SEB banka has been named the best bank in Latvia and Lithuania.

Ieva Tetere, CEO of SEB banka: “We are proud about this evaluation of international experts, which motives us to maintain the high standard of customer service and continue to develop disruptive digital banking platform to ensure world class service for our customers.

Over the past year, we took big steps toward digitization by introducing new innovative solutions. We are proud that our clients are actively using Smart ID, mobile application and the ability to apply remotely signing contracts for study loans and consumer credits online. In addition, we were one of the the first bank in Europe, which introduced a fast payment. We also made a progress in the capital market - last year we introduced two green bonds aimed at promoting both the development of the Baltic capital market and the development of a sustainable way of thinking. We are happy to receive recognition from different experts and many companies about the Bank's innovative approach by providing support to start-up entrepreneurs as well as the professionalism of our experts, also helping large companies grow their business ambitions."

Joseph D. Giarraputo, Global Finance publisher and director: “In a time when the financial sector is experiencing unseen changes in financial services, Global Finance continues to consistently monitor the performance of industry players by evaluating the development of  their latest products that is important for customers to meet their new financial needs or by creating new digital platforms that can speed up and improve reception service.”

More information about Global Finance Award and a list of regional winners is available on the Financial Statement website. The full review will be published in Mays magazine, revealing winners in 150 countries competition, which will include banks from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and Western Europe.

The main criteria for award is related to banks asset growth, profitability, strategic relationships, new business solutions and product innovation.

The International Business and Finance Reviewer Global Finance has been released since 1987. It comes out in 189 countries, read more than 50 thousand - mostly by organizations and business executives and finance professionals. This has been the twenty-25th year in a row for the Global Finance selecting the world's best banks, including the Central and Eastern European region. Global Finance admitted SEB as the best bank in Latvia also in 2012, 2013, and 2015.

For more information:
Kristīne Martinsone, SEB bankas komunikācijas projektu vadītāja – 67779719, 26102288,
More about SEB Group in Latvia:
Twitter/SEB_Latvia, Facebook/SEB_Latvia, Skype/SEB_Latvia, YouTube/SEBlatvia, Soundcloud/SEB_Latvia


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