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Asian Banking and Finance Awards 2016 honours more than 80 winning companies

It was the biggest ABF Awards in history, with over 230 attendees.

This year's Asian Banking and Finance Awards marked a breakthrough as it honoured a record number of organisations. On its 11th year, the Retail Banking Awards recognised 65 winning banks from 24 countries, while on its 5th year, the Wholesale Banking Awards acknowledged 40 winning banks from 22 countries.

The Insurance Asia Awards was also launched this year with 12 winning insurance companies from seven Asian countries.

All the nominations were judged by: Mohit Mehrotra, regional head of financial services, strategy & operation, Deloitte; Liew Nam Soon, ASEAN managing partner, Ernst and Young; Karen Loon, partner - assurance, financial services, PwC; and Egidio Zarrella, ASPAC head of banking and capital markets, KPMG.

One of the judges, Nam Soon, spoke on behalf of the judging panel during the Awards night. "We live in very interesting times especially with the rise of disruptors, fintechs, and regulatory compliance. The job gets harder every year because of all the wonderful innovations the banks are doing to transform the industry. So congratulations to all the winners," he said.

On its second year, the Charlton EastColes Corporate Performance Awards 2016 also gave recognition to the top firms in South-East Asia. Charlton EastColes, a joint venture between the Sydney-based financial markets research specialist East Coles and ABF publisher Charlton Media Group, surveyed over 200 fund managers and analysts across the region and asked them to rate the largest listed companies.

Last night's event marked the biggest ABF Awards in history. The Island Ballroom A at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore was packed with more than 230 attendees from over 80 companies.

"We had such a wide range of interest for tonight's awards, so thank you all very much. I'd also like to thank all our judges who patiently went through all the nominations," said Tim Charlton, publisher of the Asian Banking and Finance.

Below is a list of all the winning companies. Again, congratulations!

WINNERS OF WHOLESALE BANKING AWARDS 2016

​Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

  • UAE Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

ANZ Bank Singapore

  • Singapore International Technology and Operations Bank of the Year

ANZ Banking Group

  • Australia Domestic Technology and Operations Bank of the Year

Bangkok Bank

  • Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam JSC

  • Vietnam Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri)

  • Thailand Domestic Technology and Operations Bank of the Year

Bank of China (Hong Kong)

  • Hong Kong Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year
  • Hong Kong Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

BankDhofar

  • Oman Domestic Technology and Operations Bank of the Year

BDO Unibank, Inc.

  • Philippines Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

BURGAN BANK

  • Kuwait Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Cathay United Bank Taiwan

  • Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

CB BANK

  • Myanmar Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Myanmar Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

CIMB

  • Malaysia Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

CIMB Niaga

  • Indonesia Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

CTBC Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

DBS Bank

  • China International Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • China International Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Singapore Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Doha Bank

  • Qatar Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Emirates Islamic

  • UAE Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Hang Seng Bank Limited

  • Hong Kong Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Indusind Bank Ltd

  • India Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Krungthai Bank

  • Thailand Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Lao Viet Joint Venture Bank

  • Laos Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)

  • Malaysia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Maritime Bank

  • Vietnam Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Mashreq

  • UAE Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

  • Malaysia Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

National Development Bank PLC

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

OCBC Malaysia

  • Malaysia International Project Finance Bank of the Year

OJSC Optima Bank

  • Kyrgyztan Domestic Technology and Operations Bank of the Year

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

  • Indonesia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk

  • Indonesia Domestic Technology and Operations Bank of the Year
  • Indonesia Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

RHB Banking Group

  • Malaysia Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank

  • Vietnam Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

SB Capital Investment Corporation

  • Philippines Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank

  • Bahrain Bahrain Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Taishin Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Techcombank

  • Vietnam Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Vietnam Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Türk Ekonomi̇ Bankasi A.S. ( BNPP Joint Venture)

  • Turkey Domestic Cash Managment Bank of the Year

United Amara Bank Limited

  • Myanmar Domestic Technology and Operations Bank of the Year

Westpac Banking Corporation

  • Australia Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Australia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

YES Bank

  • India Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

WINNERS OF RETAIL BANKING AWARDS 2016

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank 

  • SME Bank of the Year - UAE
  • Retail Innovation of the Year - UAE

Alliance Bank Berhad 

  • Graduate Employment Programme of the Year - Malaysia

Asia Commercial Bank 

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Vietnam

Baiduri Bank Berhad 

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Brunei

BDO Unibank, Inc. 

  • Automotive Lending Initiative of the Year - Philippines
  • Mortgage and Home Loan Product of the Year - Philippines
  • Online Banking Initiative of the Year - Philippines
  • Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year - Silver 

Bank Eghtesad Novin 

  • Online Banking Initiative of the Year - Iran
  • Digital Banking Initiative of the Year - Iran
  • Social Media Initiative of the Year - Iran

Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam JSC 

  • Social Media Initiative of the Year - Vietnam

Bank of Ayudha Public Company Limited 

  • Advertising Campaign of the Year - Thailand
  • Social Media Initiative of the Year - Thailand
  • Mortgage and Home Loan Product of the Year - Thailand

Bangkok Bank

  • Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year - Thailand

Bank of China (Hong Kong)

  • Digital Banking Initiative of the Year - Hong Kong
  • Social Media Initiative of the Year - Hong Kong
  • Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year - Hong Kong

BankDhofar 

  • Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year - Oman
  • Digital Banking Initiative of the Year - Oman

Banque Pour LE Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) 

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Laos
  • Online Banking Initiative of the Year - Laos 

Burgan Bank 

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Kuwait
  • Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year - Kuwait
  • Digital Banking Initiative of the Year - Kuwait

Cambodian Public Bank 

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Cambodia

CIMB Bank Singapore 

  • Credit Card Initiative of the Year - Singapore

CIMB Group 

  • Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year - Malaysia
  • Digital Banking Initiative of the Year - Malaysia
  • Core Banking System Initiative of the Year - Malaysia

CIMB Thai 

  • Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year - Thailand

Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited 

  • Advertising Campaign of the Year - Hong Kong

Citibank, N.A. Philippines 

  • Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year - Gold

DBS Hong Kong 

  • Online Banking Initiative of the Year - Hong Kong
  • SME Bank of the Year - Hong Kong

DBS Singapore 

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Singapore
  • Online Banking Initiative of the Year - Singapore

DBS Taiwan

  • Employer Award of the Year - Gold

DongA Money Transfer Company

  • Finance Company of the Year - Vietnam

Eurasian Bank 

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Kazakhstan
  • Employer Award of the Year - Silver

HDFC Bank 

  • Online Banking Initiative of the Year - India
  • Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year - India
  • Digital Banking Initiative of the Year - India

Hong Leong Finance 

  • ASEAN Finance Company of the Year
  • Website of the Year - Singapore

HSBC 

  • Asia Pacific International Retail Bank of the Year 

HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd. 

  • International Retail Bank of the Year - Vietnam

HSBC Bank Australia Limited

  • Digital Banking Initiative of the Year - Australia

HSBC India

  • Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year - Bronze

HSBC Sri Lanka

  • International Retail Bank of the Year - Sri Lanka

ICICI Bank

  • Website of the Year - India
  • Branch Innovation of the Year - Silver
  • Core Banking System Initiative of the Year - India

Janata Bank Limited

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Bangladesh
  • Online Banking Initiative of the Year- Bangladesh

KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited

  • Digital Banking Initiative of the Year - Thailand
  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Thailand

Krungsri Auto

  • Automotive Lending Initiative of the Year - Thailand

Land Bank of the Philippines

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Philippines
  • Graduate Employment Programme of the Year - Philippines

Lao Viet Joint Venture Bank

  • Core Banking System Initiative of the Year - Laos

Malayan Banking Berhad - Malaysia

  • Online Banking Initiative of the Year - Malaysia

Maybank Kim Eng Securities Pte Ltd

  • Online Securities Platform of the Year - Malaysia

National Development Bank

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Sri Lanka
  • SME Bank of the Year - Sri Lanka
  • Social Media Initiative of the Year - Sri Lanka

OCBC Bank

  • ASEAN SME Bank of the Year

OCBC Malaysia

  • SME Bank of the Year - Malaysia

OCBC NISP

  • SME Bank of the Year - Indonesia
  • Website of the Year - Indonesia
  • Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year - Indonesia

OJSC Optima Bank

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Kyrgyzstan

Panin Bank

  • Online Banking Initiative of the Year - Indonesia

Philippine National Bank

  • New Consumer Lending Product of the Year - Philippines

Philippine Savings Bank

  • Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year - Philippines

Ping An Bank

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - China

Prime Credit

  • Finance Company of the Year - Hong Kong

Public Bank Berhad

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Malaysia

PVcomBank

  • Advertising Campaign of the Year - Vietnam
  • Website of the Year - Vietnam

Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SHB)

  • SME Bank of the Year - Vietnam

Security Bank Corporation

  • Advertising Campaign of the Year - Philippines

Siam Commercial Bank

  • SME Bank of the Year - Thailand

Standard Chartered Bank

  • Branch Innovation of the Year - Gold

Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Pcl

  • International Retail Bank of the Year - Thailand
  • Credit Card Initiative of the Year - Thailand

Standard Chartered Bank (Vietnam) Limited

  • Digital Banking Initiative of the Year - Vietnam

State Savings Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan "Amonatbank"

  • SME Bank of the Year - Tajikistan

Taishin Bank

  • Credit Card Initiative of the Year - Taiwan
  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Taiwan
  • Branch Innovation of the Year - Bronze
  • Advertising Campaign of the Year - Taiwan
  • Social Media Initiative of the Year - Taiwan

Techcombank

  • Mortgage and Home Loan Product of the Year - Vietnam

Unionbank of the Philippines

  • Employer Award of the Year - Bronze

United Amara Bank Limited

  • Most Improved Retail Bank of the Year - Myanmar
  • Advertising Campaign of the Year - Myanmar

United Overseas Bank Limited

  • Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year - Singapore

Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Rural Bank of the Year - Vietnam

Vietnam Prosperity Joint-Stock Commercial Bank - Vpbank

  • Credit Card Initiative of the Year - Vietnam 

WINNERS OF INSURANCE ASIA AWARDS 2016

Aetna International

  • New Insurance Product of the Year - Singapore

AIA Company Limited

  • International Life Insurer of the Year - Thailand

AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad

  • International General Insurer - Malaysia
  • New Insurance Product of the Year - Malaysia

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd.

  • Domestic General Insurer of the Year - India
  • New Insurance Product of the Year - India
  • Tapan Singhel - CEO of the Year

COFACE

  • Digital Insurance Initiative of the Year - Singapore
  • Asian Credit Insurer of the Year

Expat Insurance

  • Local Broker of the Year - Singapore

FWD Life Insurance Corporation

  • Digital Insurance Initiative of the Year - Philippines
  • Marketing Initiative of the Year - Philippines

Hong Leong Assurance Berhad

  • Domestic Life Insurer of the Year - Malaysia

Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance Public Company Limited

  • CSR Initative of the Year - Thailand

Peak Reinsurance Company Limited

  • Asian Reinsurer of the Year

PT AXA Life Indonesia

  • Digital Insurance Initiative of the Year - Indonesia

Transamerica Life (Bermuda) Ltd.

  • International Life Insurer of the Year - Hong Kong

WINNERS OF CHARLTON EASTCOLES CORPORATE PERFORMANCE AWARDS 2016

Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc.

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Aboitiz Power Corporation

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Philippines Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders Company of the Year 2016. 

Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Silver
  • Thailand Wireless Telecommunication Services Company of the Year 2016

Astra International Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Silver

Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Axiata Group Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Ayala Corporation

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Gold
  • Philippines Real Estate Management & Development Company of the Year 2016

Ayala Land, Inc.

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Silver

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Bank Central Asia Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Gold 
  • Indonesia Bank of the Year 2016

Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Bank of the Philippine Islands has been ranked

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Banpu Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels Company of the Year 2016

BDO Unibank, Inc.

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Philippines Bank of the Year 2016

Big C Supercenter Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15 
  • Thailand Food & Staples Retailing Company of the Year 2016

British American Tobacco Malaysia Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Central Pattana Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Thailand Real Estate Management & Development Company of the Year 2016

DBS Bank

  • Singapore Bank of the Year 2016

DiGi.Com Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Silver
  • Malaysia Diversified Telecommunication Services Company of the Year 2016

Electricity Generating Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Thailand Electric Utilities Company of the Year 2016

Globe Telecom, Inc.

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Philippines Diversified Telecommunication Services Company of the Year 2016

Glow Energy PCL

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

GT Capital Holdings, Inc.

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Gudang Garam Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Home Product Center Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Hong Leong Bank Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

IHH Healthcare Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Bronze

Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk

  • Indonesia Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels Company of the Year 2016

Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Bronze
  • Indonesia Construction Materials Company of the Year 2016

Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Indonesia Food Products Company of the Year 2016

Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Chemicals Company of the Year 2016

Intouch Holdings Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Bronze
  • Thailand Diversified Telecommunication Services Company of the Year 2016

Jasa Marga Persero Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

JG Summit Holdings, Inc.

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Jollibee Foods Corporation

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Philippines Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure Company of the Year 2016

Kalbe Farma Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Thailand Bank of the Year 2016

Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Malaysia Chemicals Company of the Year 2016

Land and Houses Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Lippo Karawaci Tbk

  • Indonesia Real Estate Management & Development Company of the Year 2016

Malayan Banking Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Manila Water Company, Inc.

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Matahari Department Store Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Media Nusantara Citra Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Indonesia Media Company of the Year 2016

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Philippines Multi-Utilities Company of the Year 2016

MISC Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Petronas Gas Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Malaysia Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels Company of the Year 2016

PPB Group Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Malaysia Food Products Company of the Year 2016

Public Bank Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Gold
  • Malaysia Bank of the Year 2016

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Semirara Mining and Power Corporation

  • Philippines Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels Company of the Year 2016

Siam Cement Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Gold
  • Thailand Construction Materials Company of the Year 2016

Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Singapore Telecommunications Limited

  • Singapore Telecommunications Company of the Year 2016

SM Investments Corporation

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

SM Prime Holdings, Inc.

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Surya Citra Media Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Tenaga Nasional Berhad

  • Malaysia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

TMB Bank Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Unilever Indonesia Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15

Universal Robina Corporation

  • Philippines Company of the Year 2016 - Bronze
  • Philippines Food Products Company of the Year 2016

XL Axiata Tbk

  • Indonesia Company of the Year 2016 - Top 15
  • Indonesia Diversified Telecommunication Services Company of the Year 2016

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