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Recognising the best of the best in the banking and finance industry

#AsianBankingandFinanceAwards

The ABF WHOLESALE BANKING AWARDS

The ABF Wholesale Banking Awards honours outstanding banks that have introduced groundbreaking wholesale banking solutions, products and services that proved to be industry game changer.

Watch our trailer for Asian Banking and Finance Awards

Testimonials

What do our winners have to say about winning the award?

Recognition for the team who worked extensively over a short period of time and we were able to deliver a great outcome ...

David Malligan Head of Technology, Core Banking, Technology and Operations, ANZ Bank

I am so glad we have been given this opportunity to receive this award and I think this is truly a recognition of OCBC's...

Tan AI CHIN Conglomerates & GLC Coverage and Head, Global Investment Banking & Corporate Development, OCBC

I must acknowledge and give credit to our customers and our own people. Indeed it's really a great honor to receive this...

Munindra Verma Senior President and Country Head, Transaction Banking Group, Yes Bank Ltd

Watch videos from past winners

ABF Wholesale Banking Awards 2021 Winner: OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

ABF Wholesale Banking Awards 2021 Winner: Pt Bank Central Asia

ABF Wholesale Banking Awards 2021 Winner: United Overseas Bank

ABF Wholesale Banking Awards 2021 Winner: UOB Malaysia

Why should you enter

NETWORK

Winners will be invited to attend the prestigious awards dinner in Singapore. Winners can bring their clients, peers, and colleagues to the awards dinner and celebrate their well-deserved award with them.

AMPLIFY

Reach potential clients as you let your innovations be known and honored in Asia.

EXPOSURE

Have the opportunity to be featured in the definitive magazine for today's banking and finance leader, the Asian Banking & Finance. With its monthly circulation of 7,250 copies and 16,218 monthly active users in its website, you are sure to reach elite level decision makers of large banking and financial service institutions in Asia.

Guidelines and Criteria

GUIDELINES

1. Nomination is open to all banks in Asia with wholesale banking projects and initiatives.

2. Each bank can nominate up to 3 categories only.

3. Each project is only allowed to be nominated for one nomination level, either International Bank OR Domestic Bank

  • International Bank - open to predominantly international/foreign banks operating in a market.

  • Domestic Bank category - open to predominantly domestic banks

4. Awards will be judged by esteemed industry experts committee based on nominations received.
5. Each nomination form is valid for 1 entry only. If you are nominating for several categories, please enter each entry separately.
6. Nomination is free of charge.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for an award, the product, service, project or deal must be:

  • Launched (either in part or full) over the last 12 calendar months of 2021.

  • Launched prior to 2021 but had recent innovations to improve the product, service, project or deal.

CATEGORIES

  • Cash Management
  • Trade Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Technology & Operations
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Swift Initiative
  • COVID Management
  • Initiative Award (Liquidity Management, Open Banking, AI, Mobile App, DLT Platform, Green Finance, etc.)

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

  1. Uniqueness & Innovation - Has the project introduced new or cutting-edge innovation?
  2. Effectiveness & Impact - Did the project, product, service or deal achieve its objectives and targets? What measures have been used to assess its success? What was the impact to your bank, clients and the industry?
  3. Dynamism - Is the project, product, service or deal flexible to changes and progressive opportunities?

HOW TO ENTER?

1. Go to the online nomination form.

  • Read the award entry guidelines and eligibility for your reference.
  • Fill out the company information and entrant details fields.
  • Choose the category you'd like to enter.
  • Provide project information: Project title, 500-word summary of the entry, and client testimonial/s (if any).
  • Upload supporting documents to substantiate your entry
    • Supporting documents and photos must be in PDF, PowerPoint and/or JPG format
    • For supporting videos, Youtube.com or Vimeo.com links must be provided.

2. You will then receive an email confirmation from the ABF Awards organisers after your nomination has been received.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 8 April 2022, Friday
Awards presentation: July 2022

Past Winners

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

  • UAE Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Alliance Bank Berhad

  • Malaysia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Malaysia Domestic Mobile App of the Year

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Bank of Ayudhya Plc. (Krungsri)

  • Thailand Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year
  • Thailand Domestic Initiative of the Year

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Hong Kong Domestic ESG Liquidity Management Initiative of the Year
  • Hong Kong Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Hong Kong Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Bank SinoPac

  • Taiwan Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year

Banque Misr

  • Egypt Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Egypt Domestic Initiative of the Year

BBVA

  • Hong Kong International Initiative of the Year

Cathay United Bank

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

China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited

  • Hong Kong International Cash Management Bank of the Year

Citi

  • Hong Kong International Project Finance Bank of the Year

Commercial Bank of Ceylon

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

FINCA Microfinance Bank Ltd Pakistan

  • Pakistan Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year

First Abu Dhabi Bank

  • UAE Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • UAE Domestic Swift Initiative of the Year

Habib Bank Limited

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

Hang Seng Bank

  • Hong Kong Domestic DLT Initiative of the Year
  • ​Hong Kong Domestic Payments Bank of the Year

HSBC

  • Sri Lanka International Initiative of the Year

The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

  • India International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited Dubai (DIFC) Branch

  • UAE International Project Finance Bank of the Year

ICICI

  • India Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • India Domestic Initiative of the Year
  • India Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year

Intesa SanPaolo

  • Hong Kong International Swift Initiative of the Year

Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam

  • Vietnam Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year
  • Vietnam Domestic Derivatives Initiative of the Year
  • Vietnam Domestic FDI Bank of the Year

KASIKORNBANK

  • Thailand Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Maybank

  • Malaysia Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year

Maybank Investment Bank

  • Malaysia Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year
  • Malaysia Domestic Sustainability Initiative of the Year

National Development Bank PLC

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Sri Lanka Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

Nepal SBI Bank Limited

  • Nepal Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year
  • Nepal Domestic Initiative of the Year

OCBC Bank

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

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

  • Malaysia International Cash Management Bank of the Year

PT. Bank OCBC NISP, Tbk

  • Indonesia Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

PT Bank Danamon Indonesia, Tbk (Danamon)

  • Indonesia Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year

PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk

  • Indonesia Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

  • Indonesia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Indonesia Domestic Initiative of the Year

RHB Banking Group

  • Malaysia Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

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

Sai Gon Thuong Tin Commercial - Sacombank

  • Vietnam Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank

  • Vietnam Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Vietnam Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year

Sampath Bank

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Customer Initiative of the Year

Standard Chartered Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank

  • Singapore International Swift Initiative of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

  • Malaysia International Initiative of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank of Thailand

  • Thailand International Cash Management Bank of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank, Indonesia Branch

  • Indonesia International Cash Management Bank of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited

  • Singapore International Data Initiative of the Year

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Taipei Branch

  • Taiwan International Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Taishin International Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Turk Ekonomi Bankasi A.S.

  • Turkey Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

U Microfinance Bank Limited

  • Pakistan Domestic Initiative of the Year

United Overseas Bank Limited

  • Brunei International Project Finance Bank of the Year

UOB

  • Malaysia International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

  • UAE Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad

  • Malaysia Domestic Initiative of the Year
  • Malaysia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

  • Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

PT Bank Central Asia Tbk

  • Domestic API Project of the Year - Indonesia

Bank Nizwa SAOG 

  • Oman Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Bank of Ayudhya PCL (Krungsri)

  • Thailand Domestic Technology and Operations Bank of the Year
  • Thailand Domestic Initiative of the Year

Bank of China (Hong Kong)

  • Hong Kong Domestic RMB Internationalisation Initiative of the Year
  • Hong Kong Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Hong Kong Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Bank of the Philippine Islands

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

Bank SinoPac 

  • Taiwan Domestic Remittance Initiative of the Year

Barclays Bank PLC UAE Branch

  • UAE International Cash Management Bank of the Year 

Cathay United Bank

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

CB Bank

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

CIMB Bank Berhad, Singapore branch

  • Singapore International COVID Management Initiative of the Year

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

CTBC Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year
  • Taiwan Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

DBS Bank Taiwan

  • Taiwan International Initiative of the Year
  • Taiwan International Cash Management Bank of the Year

DBS Bank

  • Singapore Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year
  • Singapore Domestic Technology and Operations Bank of the Year

DBS Bank India

  • India International Cash Management Bank of the Year

Habib Bank Limited

  • Pakistan Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Pakistan Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

Hang Seng Bank

  • Hong Kong Domestic AI Initiative of the Year
  • Hong Kong Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year

HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited

  • China International Cash Management Bank of the Year

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

  • Hong Kong International Cash Management Hong Kong

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Thailand Branch)

  • Thailand International Cash Management Bank of the Year

HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Limited

  • Vietnam International COVID Management Initiative of the Year
  • Vietnam International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

ICICI Bank

  • India Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year
  • India Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year
  • India Domestic Liquidity Management Initiative of the Year
  • India Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Indusind Bank Ltd 

  • India Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

KASIKORNBANK

  • Thailand Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Thailand Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year

Kotak Mahindra

  • India Domestic Digital Onboarding Initiative of the Year

LaoVietBank

  • Laos Domestic Initiative of the Year

Maybank Investment Bank

  • Malaysia Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad 

  • Malaysia Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

Meghna Bank Ltd.

  • Bangladesh Domestic Initiative of the Year

National Development Bank

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year 
  • Sri Lanka Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year 

Nabil Bank

  • Nepal Domestic Technology and Operations Bank of the Year

Nepal SBI Bank

  • Nepal Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year
  • Nepal Domestic Initiative of the Year

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad 

  • Malaysia International Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Malaysia International Project Finance Bank of the Year

OCBC NISP

  • Indonesia Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Prime Bank

  • Bangladesh Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Bank Mandiri

  • Indonesia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

RCBC

  • Philippines Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year

RHB Banking Group

  • Malaysia Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Sacombank

  • Vietnam Domestic Technology and Operations Bank of the Year
  • Vietnam Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank

  • Vietnam Domestic COVID Management Initiative of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank

  • UAE International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank

  • Singapore International Initiative of the Year
  • Singapore International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year
  • Singapore International Cash Management Bank of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank (Vietnam) Limited

  • Vietnam International Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Vietnam International Initiative of the Year

State Bank of India, Australia

  • Australia International Initiative of the Year

Taishin International Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic M&A Initiative of the Year

Turk Ekonomi̇ Bankasi A.S.

  • Turkey Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

United Arab Bank

  • UAE Domestic Technology and Operations Bank of the Year

United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

  • Malaysia International Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Malaysia International Initiative of the Year

UOB

  • Brunei International Project Finance Bank of the Year

UOB

Singapore Domestic Initiative of the Year

YES BANK

India Domestic Transaction Banking Initiative of the Year

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

  • UAE Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Allied Bank Limited

  • Pakistan Domestic Initiative of the Year for Green Banking

Bahrain Islamic Bank

  • Bahrain Domestic Initiative of the Year for Open Banking

Bangkok Bank

  • Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam JSC. (BIDV)

  • Vietnam Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Bank of Ayudhya PCL.

  • Thailand Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year
  • Thailand Domestic Initiative of the Year for Supply Chain on Blockchain

Bank of China (Hong Kong)

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

Bank of the Philippine Islands

  • Philippines Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Bank SinoPac

  • Taiwan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

BANK UOB INDONESIA

  • Indonesia International Cash Management Bank of the Year

Banque Misr

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

BDO Unibank

  • Philippines Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Cathay United Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

CB Bank

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

CIMB Bank Berhad, Singapore Branch

  • Singapore International Initiative of the Year for Supply Chain Financing

CTBC Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

DBS Bank (Indonesia)

  • Indonesia International Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

DBS Bank (Taiwan)

  • Taiwan International Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Taiwan International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

DBS Bank Ltd

  • Singapore Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year
  • Singapore Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Habib Bank Limited

  • Pakistan Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year
  • Pakistan Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Hang Seng Bank Limited

  • API Project of the Year

JSC Bank CenterCredit

  • Kazakhstan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

KASIKORNBANK

  • Thailand Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

KBZ Bank

  • Myanmar Domestic Initiative of the Year for Mobile Payments

Lao Viet Joint Venture Bank

  • Laos Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

  • Malaysia Domestic Initiative of the Year for Green Islamic Financing
  • Malaysia Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

Mutual Trust Bank Ltd

  • Bangladesh Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

National Development Bank PLC

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Sri Lanka Domestic Initiative of the Year for Mobile Banking
  • Sri Lanka Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad

  • Malaysia International Initiative of the Year for Green Financing
  • Malaysia International Project Finance Bank of the Year

OCBC NISP

  • Indonesia Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.

  • Indonesia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

RHB Banking Group

  • Malaysia Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

  • Philippines Domestic Initiative of the Year for Sustainable Financing

Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank

  • Vietnam Domestic Initiative of the Year for Corporate Credit Support
  • Vietnam Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Taishin Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Initiative of the Year for M&A Portal

Turk Ekonomi Bankasi A.S.

  • Turkey Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

United Overseas Bank (China) Limited

  • China International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

UOB

  • Brunei International Project Finance Bank of the Year

UOB (Thai) PCL

  • Thailand International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

UOB Malaysia

  • Malaysia International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

YES BANK

  • India Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • India Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • India Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

  • UAE Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

ANZ Banking Group Limited

  • Korea International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Bangkok Bank

  • Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Bank Mandiri

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

Bank of Ayudhya PCL (Krungsri)

  • Thailand Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

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

Bank of the Philippine Islands

  • Philippines Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year
  • Philippines Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Bank Sinopac

  • Taiwan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

BDO Unibank

  • Philippines Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

BIDV

  • Vietnam Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

BPI Capital Corporation

  • Philippines Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

Cathay United Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

CB Bank

  • Myanmar Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year
  • Sri Lanka Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

  • Hong Kong International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

CTBC Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

DBS Bank

  • Singapore Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

DBS Bank (China)

  • China International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

  • Hong Kong International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

DBS Bank (Indonesia)

  • Indonesia International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

DBS Bank (Taiwan)

  • Taiwan International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Doha Bank

  • Qatar Domestic Cash Management Bank fo the Year 

Habib Bank Limited

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

Hang Seng Bank Limited

  • Hong Kong Liquidity Management Bank of the Year
  • Hong Kong Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

IndusInd Bank Ltd

  • India Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

International Bank of Yemen

  • Yemen Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

KASIKORNBANK PCL.

  • Thailand Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

KBZ Bank

  • Myanmar Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Lao Viet Joint Venture Bank

  • Laos Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Mutual Trust Bank Ltd Bangladesh

  • Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

National Development Bank PLC.

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year
  • Sri Lanka Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk

  • Indonesia Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

RHB Banking Group

  • Malaysia Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year
  • Malaysia Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Malaysia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank Vietnam

  • Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited

  • Singapore International Cash Management Bank of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh 

  • Bangladesh International Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Bangladesh International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited Nepal

  • Nepal International Cash Management Bank of the Year

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

  • Singapore International Project Finance Bank of the Year

Taishin Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

The First MicroFinanceBank - Tajikistan

  • Tajikistan International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia

  • Mongolia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Turk Ekonomi Bankasi A.S.

  • Turkey Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Union National Bank

  • UAE Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd

  • Malaysia International Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Malaysia International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

UOB

  • Brunei International Project Finance Bank of the Year

Vietnam Public Joint Stock Commercial Bank (PVcombank)

  • Vietnam Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Westpac Institutional Bank

  • Australia Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

YES BANK

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

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

  • UAE Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Ardshinbank CJSC 

  • Armenia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Armenia Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year  

AtaBank OJSC

  • Azerbaijan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year 

Babylon Bank

  • Iraq Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Bangkok Bank

  • Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited (Krungsri)

  • Thailand Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Bank of China (Hong Kong) LImited

  • Hong Kong Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Bank Saderat Tashkent 

  • Uzbekistan Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year 

Bank Sinopac

  • Taiwan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

BDO Unibank

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

Bhutan National Bank Limited

  • Bhutan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year 

BPI Capital Corporation 

  • Philippines Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

CATHAY UNITED BANK

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

CB BANK (Co-operative Bank Ltd.)

  • Myanmar Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Sri Lanka Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year
  • Sri Lanka Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

CTBC Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year 

DBS Bank

  • Singapore Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Doha Bank

  • Qatar Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Emirates NBD

  • UAE Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Hang Seng Bank Limited

  • Hong Kong Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Hong Kong Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

ICICI Bank Limited

  • India Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam

  • Vietnam Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Joint-stock commercial bank "Agrobank"

  • Uzbekistan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year 

KASIKORNBAN PCL.

  • Thailand Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

KBZ BANK

  • Myanmar Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

LAO VIET JOINT VENTURE BANK

  • Laos Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Maybank

  • Malaysia Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Maybank Investment Bank

  • Malaysia Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

National Development Bank PLC

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

OJSC Bank Eskhata

  • Tajikistan Domestic Trade Finance Bank Of The Year

PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk.

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

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

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

RHB Bank Berhad 

  • Malaysia Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year 
  • Malaysia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year 
  • Malaysia Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank

  • Vietnam Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year 

Security Bank Corporation, Philippines

  • Philippines Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank India

  • India International Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • India International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Techcombank

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

TURK EKONOMİ BANKASI (TEB)

  • Turkey Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year 

UNITED OVERSEAS BANK (MALAYSIA) BERHAD 

  • Malaysia International Cash Management Bank of the Year

Westpac Institutional Bank

  • Australia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

YES BANK

  • India Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • India Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

  • UAE Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

ANZ Bank Thailand

  • International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

ANZ Banking Group

  • Vietnam International Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Bakhtar Bank

  • Afghanistan Domestic Technology & 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 Mandiri Indonesia

  • Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

PT. Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

  • Indonesia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Bank OCBC NISP

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

Bank of Ayudhya PCL. (Krungsri)

  • Thailand Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

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

Bank SinoPac

  • Taiwan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

BDO Unibank

  • Philippines Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Cathay United Bank

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

CB Bank

  • Myanmar Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

CTBC Bank

  • Taiwan Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

DBS Bank (China)

  • China International Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • China International Trade Finance Bank of the Year

DBS Bank

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

Doha Bank

  • Qatar Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year
  • Qatar Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

Emirates NBD PJSC

  • UAE Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Hang Seng Bank Limited

  • Hong Kong Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

HSBC

  • Hong Kong International Cash Management Bank of the Year

ICICI Bank Limited

  • India Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

KBZ Bank

  • Myanmar Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Myanmar Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

KASIKORNBANK PCL

  • Thailand Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Lao Viet Joint Venture Bank

  • Laos Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

Maritime Bank

  • Vietnam Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Maybank

  • Malaysia Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

  • Malaysia Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

National Bank of Pakistan

  • Pakistan Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

National Development Bank PLC

  • Sri Lanka Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year
  • Sri Lanka Domestic Project Finance Bank of the Year

OJSC Optima Bank

  • Kyrgyzstan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year

RHB Banking Group

  • Malaysia Domestic Foreign Exchange Bank of the Year

Saigon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank

  • Vietnam Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

TEB (Türk Ekonomi Bankası)

  • Turkey Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Vietnam Prosperity Bank

  • Vietnam Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year

Westpac Institutional Bank

  • Australia Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

Yes Bank Ltd

  • India Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year

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

Contact Us

For more details, contact:

Julie Anne Nunez

(+65) 3158 1386 ext. 221

awards@charltonmediamail.com

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ABF Corporate & Investment Banking Awards 2020 Winner: U Microfinance Bank Limited

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: PrimeCredit

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ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: Baiduri Bank

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ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: BDO Private Bank

ABF Retail Banking Awards 2020 Winner: HSBC Bank Vietnam Ltd

Corporate and Investment Banking Awards 2019 Winner: The City Bank Limited

Retail Banking Awards 2019 Winner: Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

News

Sacombank crowned top Bank of the Year award in Wholesale Banking Awards

Sep 28, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

It was hailed as Vietnam Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year by Asian Banking and Finance.


Sacombank has grown to be one of the leading banks across Vietnam. Riding the wave of changes needed during the pandemic...

Turning pandemic woes into a sea of opportunities for digital banking

Aug 23, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Bank SinoPac has demonstrated its digital strength to accelerate the digitisation of its customer service and internal operations.


It is a given that the COVID-19 pandemic affected all industries in one way or the other. Whilst...

Fighting financial crime with advanced machine learning capabilities

Aug 09, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

RCBC and GBG clinched two major awards at the ABF Wholesale Banking Awards 2022 with their enterprise risk management technology.


The adoption of the latest digital technologies has been inevitable for most banks and financial...

Exemplary financial institutions, initiatives commended at the Asian Banking & Finance Wholesale and Retail Banking Awards 2022

Jul 29, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

This year’s awards programme recognised over 150 exceptional banks and financial companies.


With the Asia Pacific banking and finance industry still navigating its way to economic recovery, industry players will still need to...

Strengthening ability to withstand uncertainties ‘crucial’ for financial stability, says Deloitte Singapore Audit & Assurance Chief Strategy & Operations Officer

Jul 22, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Ho Kok Yong said the financial services sector should stay vigilant about inflation, turbulence in capital markets, and the implication of ‘policy normalisation.’ 


Deloitte Singapore Audit & Assurance Chief Strategy &...

Respond to client needs first amidst big volumes of data, says Bain & Co partner

Jul 22, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Edy Widjaja said acting the best digital and data talent helps deliver value to customers creating a virtuous cycle attracting further talent.


Bain & Co Partner Edy Widjaja has worked across multi-year transformations, focused...

EY partner: Digitalisation, sustainability initiatives to continue ‘in the long run’

Jul 19, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Nam Soon Liew said that financial institutions need to double down on cybersecurity and financial crime compliance amidst digitalisation.


Nam Soon Liew is currently the ASEAN Regional Managing Partner for EY and the managing...

Nominations are now open for the highly anticipated Asian Banking & Finance Awards 2022

Jan 17, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Banks and financial institutions are invited to submit their entries for the Wholesale Banking Awards, Retail Banking Awards, and Corporate and Investment Banking Awards 2022.


As the world transitions to the new normal, the...

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I nominate?

You may nominate: 

✓ Unique and innovative wholesale banking products, services or solution that you have provided to your customers

✓ Successful initiatives that made a positive impact to your bank

✓ Best practices and strategies that helped your team to be successful

✓ Pioneering technologies and digital transformation journey of your bank

✓ Your bank's overall success, performance and growth in the wholesale banking space

✓ Any achievement that you think is deserving of a prestigious award

How do I nominate?

  • Go to the online nomination form and read the nomination guidelines.

  • Fill in the required details about the company and contact person for the nomination.

  • Select your category.

  • Provide your project title, 500-word write-up, client feedback (if any), key achievements, and photos of the project that you are nominating.

  • Wait for the nomination confirmation email and acknowledge it once received.

Note:

  • Photos are required while supporting documents are optional but will highly increase the chances of winning.

Can I nominate for more than 1 category?

Yes, each bank can nominate for a maximum of 3 categories. 


 

Can I send two or more entries?

Yes, you can nominate for a maximum of two entries for a category. If you are nominating several projects, please enter each entry separately.

How many winners per category?

There will only be one winner per category on each country and award level

Eg. "Domestic Cash Management Bank of the Year - Singapore", "International Cash Management Bank of the Year - Singapore"


 

Is there a cost to nominate?

The nomination is free of charge. Should you win, there are Winners Package Options that you may take up. This includes high valuable entitlements to maximize the benefits of being an esteemed winner of Asian Banking and Finance Awards. 

Entitlements and pricing will be communicated to the banks upon announcement of winners. 

Will there be an awards dinner this year?

Due to the current pandemic, the physical awards dinner will not happen this year. As an alternative, we will conduct Individual a Digital Awards Presentation and Interview via Zoom video conferencing. Click here for samples of Digital Presentation and Interview.

Further details and guidelines will be disclosed to the winners upon announcement of results via email. 


 

When is the deadline to submit an entry?

The deadline for this year's nomination entries is on 8 April 2022, Friday. 

What is Asian Banking and Finance?

Asian Banking and Finance is the industry magazine serving Asia’s dynamic financial services industry. Each issue carries a balanced mix of articles which appeal to the C-level executives of large banking and financial services institutions in Asia.

Asian Banking and Finance is printed quarterly and is circulated to senior management in Asia’s financial services firms through direct mail delivery and by bulk copies to headquarters.