19/10/2017 22:17 AST

National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has been named the Best Bank in Kuwait 2017 by the international financial publication Global Finance. The award was presented to George Richani, General Manager – International Banking Group at NBK, at an award ceremony held on the occasion of the International Monetary Fund Annual meeting held in Washington.

NBK was chosen the Best Bank in Kuwait based on input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants. Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products.

“We have selected the winners based on performance over the past year, as well as subjective criteria, including reputation and management excellence,” said Global Finance. NBK continues to enjoy collectively one of the highest ratings among all banks in the Middle East from the three international rating agencies Moody’s, Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s. The Bank’s ratings are supported by its high capitalization, prudent lending policies, and its disciplined approach to risk management, in addition to its highly recognized and very stable management team. NBK was also named among Global Finance’s list of the 50 safest banks in the world for twelve consecutive times and was awarded as the Best Bank in Kuwait in 2016 by the Banker, Euromoney and Global Finance.

NBK enjoys the widest banking presence with a local and international network reaching 4 continents. NBK’s international presence spans many of the world’s leading financial centers including New York, Europe, GCC, Middle East, Singapore as well as China (Shanghai).


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