Global Banking and Finance Review has announced BBK as the Best Retail Bank Bahrain 2014.
BBK was awarded for its outstanding achievements in many areas of the Retail Banking sector. The Bank was evaluated for its products and services offered, transactional loans, mortgages, growth in assets, online banking, and by scoring high according to the judging panel in innovative technology, adherence to high standards in Corporate Governance and its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
For more than 40 years the Bank has demonstrated its pioneering position in the market. It has succeeded in building a name and reputation locally as well as internationally. Apart from a strong local presence in Bahrain with a nationwide network of Financial Malls, branches and ATMs, the Bank has operations in the State of Kuwait, the Republic of India and through a representative office in Dubai, UAE. In 2006 BBK conceived the revolutionary 'Financial Mall' concept, housing partners such as CrediMax credit cards, telecommunications service, travel and insurance needs under one roof. These Financial Malls provide customer-convenient services, personal financial advisors and queue-beating automated systems. The concept was a giant step forward and further solidified the Bank’s reputation as a market leader, creating the Brighter banking experience.
Anticipating an increased interest in online banking, BBK was the first local Bank to introduce comprehensive eBanking solutions and provide new generation services through a user friendly website, which won several awards.
The Bank has diversified its offerings and established a number of subsidiaries in the areas of financial services, Islamic mortgage, credit cards issuing and acquiring, comprehensive insurance products and a business process outsourcing company (Invita).
The Global Banking and Finance Review Awards honour institutions that stand out in their particular area of expertise in the finance industry. They recognize achievement, challenge, progress and inspirational change in finance globally.. The Global Banking and Finance research team scrutinize nominations to ensure that it meets the specific criteria and the judging panel, comprising the research team, the Editor and the Publisher evaluate it along with the other nominations received for the award category and select a winner.