Bank Awards
Bangkok Bank is proud to have received a number of international accolades.

Year 2017


Sub-Custodian Bank of the Year Thailand, The Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand, and The Best Payment Bank in Thailand by The Asian Banker

Bangkok Bank received three awards "Sub-Custodian Bank of the Year Thailand", "The Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand", and "The Best Payment Bank in Thailand" from The Asian Banker. This emphasizes the bank’s success in providing services, especially trade services, and the benefits of the bank’s long-standing experience and expertise.

Best Mobile Banking Strategy by Retail Banking International

Bangkok Bank received the "Best Mobile Banking Strategy Award" for Bualuang mBanking at the Retail Banking Conference and Awards 2017, organized by the Retail Banking International magazine. The award took into account market penetration strategy and customers’ daily usage. Bualuang mBanking experienced a 350% increase in the number of transfers per month after adding P2P money transfers and mAlert service – with notifications about account movements, credit card payments, and usage available via push notification.

Distinguished Achievement in the Category of Innovation Project by Thailand Management Association

Bangkok Bank won the award for "Distinguished Achievement in the Category of Innovation Project on the Project Mobile Banking" at the Thailand ICT Excellence Awards 2017 organized by the Thailand Management Association. The award again highlighted the success of Bualuang mBanking as a creator of innovation useful for customers, that responds to modern lifestyle needs, and maximizes service efficiency.

Most Trusted Bank
and Most Trusted Debit Card by BrandAge magazine

Bangkok Bank received two awards – "Most Trusted Bank" and "Most Trusted Debit Card" – from BrandAge magazine. The awards are based on a survey by BrandAge magazine to find Thailand’s Most Admired Brand 2017 and Why We Buy? It is the 17th year the awards have been organized.

Four Awards from The Asset magazine

Bangkok Bank received four awards from The Asset magazine, namely "Best Service Provider in Trade Finance" due to its innovative and service-oriented channels that meet the needs of businesses and its trade business partners; "Best Service Provider-Supply Chain Solutions" for its ability to provide a full range of supply chain solutions to meet the needs of business partners within the supply chain as well as the strength of its international branch and correspondent bank network; and two "Triple A Best Supply Chain Solution" awards for providing supply chain solutions to PTT Polymer Marketing Company Limited and Chevron Thailand Limited.

Best Bank for SMEs in Thailand 2017

Bangkok Bank received the "Best Bank for SMEs in Thailand 2017" award from The Asiamoney Best Bank Awards 2017. This award reflected Bangkok Bank’s excellence in providing financial support to SME customers with financial products development as well as the establishment of Bualuang Ventures to invest in high growth potential SMEs and startups and Bangkok Bank Innohub which is a program that selects and provides financial support to promising Fintech startups.


Historical Awards

Year 2016

Best Peer-to-Peer Payments Initiative and CEPI Asia Leadership Awards – Institutional (Highly Commended) by Timetric Asia

Bangkok Bank received the "Best Peer-to-Peer Payments Initiative" and the "CEPI Asia Leadership Awards – Institutional (Highly Commended)" from Timetric Asia at the 3rd Cards & Electronic Payments International Asia Awards 2016 in Singapore. These awards highlight the bank’s success in innovation that is useful for customers, suits modern lifestyles and provides a highly efficient service, especially through the bank’s electronic payment channels – Bualuang mBanking, Bualuang iBanking and Bualuang ATM.

Best Mobile Payment in Thailand by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank received the "Best Mobile Payment in Thailand" award from The Asian Banker magazine. We continually add new functions to our Bualuang mBanking service to support fast and convenient mobile financial transactions, using cutting-edge technology while emphasizing security.

Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year – Thailand by Asian Banking & Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank received the "Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year – Thailand" award from Asian Banking & Finance magazine in recognition of our outstanding Bualuang mBanking service. We understand the needs and expectations of customers and have introduced financial innovations such as direct funds transfers using a mobile phone number and mAlert service for actionable alerts.

Best Customer Experience – Mobile (Highly Commended) by Timetric Asia

Bangkok Bank received the "Best Customer Experience – Mobile (Highly Commended)" award from Timetric Asia. The award recognizes the high priority we give to customers, which ensures they have good impressions and experiences using Bualuang mBanking.

Best Bank in Thailand 2016 by Euromoney magazine

Bangkok Bank was presented with the "Best Bank in Thailand 2016" award at the "Awards for Excellence Asia 2016" ceremony in Hong Kong by Euromoney. The award is given annually to a financial institution with an outstanding performance in the previous 12 months based on a comparison of key data points with competitors, outstanding and successful new product launches, effective risk management and successful management of challenges in the face of volatile market conditions. This is the 6th time the bank has received the award; it also won in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2015.

Best Foreign Bank in Indonesia by Infobank magazine

Bangkok Bank was named "Best Foreign Bank in Indonesia" for the second consecutive year in 2016 by Infobank, Indonesia’s leading banking magazine, after receiving the highest score of 86.74. The bank’s Jakarta branch has also been recognized by Infobank for its outstanding performance as a foreign bank branch for the fifth consecutive year.

Bank of the Year 2016 by Money & Banking magazine

Bangkok Bank has been named "Bank of the Year 2016" by Money & Banking magazine. This is the 9th win in 10 years, beginning in 2007, due to its outstanding performance and profit growth. The Bank’s net profit in ranked among the three most profitable banks in Thailand at Baht 34.2 billion, representing a net profit of Baht 17.91 per share and a net profit margin of 23.86 percent. In addition to its high profitability, the Bank manages its credit risk effectively while staying close to its customers and providing them with continuous advice and support. This has helped it to manage its levels of non-performing loans which stood at 2.75 percent at the end of 2015.

The Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand, The Best Payment Bank in Thailand and Sub-Custodian Bank of the Year Thailand by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank received three awards "The Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand", "The Best Payment Bank in Thailand" and "Sub-Custodian Bank of the Year Thailand" from The Asian Banker magazine. This emphasizes the bank’s success in providing services, especially trade services, and the benefits of the bank’s long-standing experience and expertise.

Most Trusted Bank and Most Trusted Debit Card by BrandAge magazine

Bangkok Bank received two awards – "Most Trusted Bank" and "Most Trusted Debit Card" – from BrandAge magazine. The awards are based on a survey by BrandAge magazine to find Thailand’s Most Admired Brand 2016 and Why We Buy? It is the 16th year the awards have been organized.

Bank of the Year Thailand 2016 by The Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank won "Bank of the Year Thailand 2016" award by The Banker magazine. More than 1,000 banks were considered worldwide and awards were presented to the ‘Best Bank’ from 149 countries, with the aim of highlighting excellence in the industry. Winners were chosen because of the digital strategy, technology and innovation which contributed to their success and healthy financial performance. The award reflects Bangkok Bank’s vision to be a leading Asian bank that provides quality financial services.

Excellence Awards for 2016 from the Finance Ministry and the Thai Bond Market Association

Bangkok Bank won two Ministry of Finance Awards for "Best Primary Market Contributor", given to a financial institution achieving the highest allocation of government bonds in the primary market, and "Best Secondary Market Contributor", given to a financial institution achieving the highest trade value of government bonds in the secondary market. The bank also won the ThaiBMA Award for "Best Bond Dealer", given to the financial institution with an outstanding performance in making the most trades in government and corporate bonds in the secondary market in the previous year. The awards recognize the dedication and outstanding achievements of the bank and participants in the bond market, promoting the development and growth of Thailand’s bond market.

Year 2015

Best Bond Awards by Thai Bond Market Association

Bangkok Bank won three Best Bond Awards 2015 from the Thai Bond Market Association (ThaiBMA) – "Best Primary Market Contributor", which was given to a financial institution which achieved the highest allocation of government bonds in the primary market; "Best Secondary Market Contributor", which was given to a financial institution which achieved the highest trade value of government bonds in the secondary market; and "Best Bond Dealer" which was given to the financial institution with an outstanding performance in making the highest trade in government and corporate bonds in the secondary market in the previous year.

Brand of the Year by World Branding Forum

Bangkok Bank received "Brand of the Year 2015-2016" (banking category) award from the World Branding Forum. Bangkok Bank is the only Thai bank to be acclaimed a national winner. Winners were judged on three criteria: brand valuation, consumer market research, and public online voting with more than 65,000 consumers from around the world voting for their favourite brands.

Best Trade Finance Bank by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

Bangkok Bank won "Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand" award from Alpha Southeast Asia magazine for the 9th consecutive year due to its strong domestic and international branch network as well as its largest market share for trade products and the preferred choice for importers and exporters. The bank also has a reputation of thinking outside-the-box with innovative trade solutions and in recent years has started covering as much of the supply chain as possible with the aim of helping their clients mitigate risk and boost their internal cash flows.

Best Technology Implementation – Front End by Timetric Asia

Bangkok Bank won "Best Technology Implementation – Front End" award at The Customer Experience in Financial Services (CXFS) Asia Awards 2015 from Timetric, highlighting the success of Bualuang mBanking, a mobile banking service that offers a convenient channel for financial transactions via smartphones and tablets. The award criteria included service development for business growth, innovation in products and services, and the consumer-centric nature of services.

Best Mortgage Product and Best Mobile Banking Project by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank has won the award for "Best Mortgage Product" from The Asian Banker, a leading Asian money and banking magazine, in The Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2015. The award recognises the variety of offers and privileges offered by Bualuang Home Loans to meet customers’ needs as well as the ease of application that has led to outstanding growth. Bualuang Home Loans grew by 12% in the past year despite strong competition. The bank also efficiently manages its home loan debt, with good-quality debtors and lower NPLs than last year.

The bank also won "Best Mobile Banking Project" award in The Asian Banker Technology Implementation Awards 2015. The award criteria included the functions of the application, its ability to meet the needs of all customer groups, to provide an efficient and stable system structure and design, and to offer streamlined connections with the bank’s other systems and security. Bualuang mBanking is a convenient and highly-secure channel for customers to make financial transactions using smartphones or iPads. The application is well accepted by customers and its popularity has led to a doubling of the bank’s digital banking transactions.

Best Bank in Thailand by Euromoney magazine

Bangkok Bank won "Best Bank in Thailand" from Euromoney magazine in the "Awards for Excellence Asia 2015". The awards recognize the bank’s strength and competitiveness and its outstanding performance over the past 12 months. The criteria for the awards include financial performance, outstanding and successful new product launches, effective risk management and management of change in volatile and difficult conditions.  This is the 5th time the bank has won the award; it also won it in 2001-2003 and in 2007.

Bank of the Year 2015 by Money & Banking magazine

Bangkok Bank was announced as a co-winner for "Bank of the Year 2015" by Money & Banking magazine. This is the eighth year the bank has won the award for its outstanding performance, which not only considers profitability, as demonstrated by its position as one of the three most profitable banks in Thailand, but also its focus on strength and stability, as Bangkok Bank has the highest total allowance for doubtful accounts from loan classification among banks, of 89,411.51 billion baht, resulting in total loan loss reserves of 5.02%. The bank has a total capital adequacy ratio to risk assets of 17.41% and the highest book value per share of 169.47 baht. Its business philosophy of being a ‘Reliable Partner and Trusted Friend’ has placed it in a strong position as it has been able to establish decades-long relationships and earn the trust of various customer groups. These are the key factors that have driven growth for the Bank as it has expanded its business to meet the growing financial demands of its customers.

Best Sub Custodian Bank 2015 by Global Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded as "Best Sub Custodian Bank in Thailand" for the eighth consecutive year by Global Finance magazine for its outstanding performance in relation to its service quality, standardized and modern technology platform, and business continuity plans. Bangkok Bank provides a full-range of custodian services to international and domestic financial institutions. This award reflects its high standards in business operations which are recognized internationally.

Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year by Asia Banking and Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank won the "Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year" in the ABF Wholesale Banking Awards 2015. The award was for trade finance, in recognition of the bank’s trade expertise and strength as Thailand’s leading regional bank as well as the bank’s Straight Through Processing service, which integrates the clients’ ERP system with the bank’s system.

Bank of the Year in Thailand in 2015 by The Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank is Thailand’s market leader in corporate and commercial banking as well as the market leader in areas such as debit cards and deposits. It is Thailand’s leading international bank with 32 international branches in 15 economies, with particular strengths in Southeast Asia and greater China.

The bank integrates its business, consumer, investment banking, domestic and international operations by organizing many activities to bring together potential business partners such as investors, business and corporate customers. With one of the largest branch networks in Thailand Bangkok Bank is continually improving service efficiency and adding more benefits for customers and convenient banking services via electronic channels such as mobile banking.

Year 2014

Bank of the Year 2014 by Money & Banking magazine

Bangkok Bank was announced as "Bank of the Year 2014" by Money & Banking magazine. This is the seventh year the bank has won the award for its outstanding performance, which not only considers profitability, as demonstrated by its position as one of the three most profitable banks in Thailand, but also its focus on strength and stability as Bangkok Bank has the highest total allowance for doubtful accounts from loan classification, among banks, of 89.697 billion baht, resulting in total loan loss reserves of 5.12%. The bank has a total capital adequacy ratio to risk assets of 16.92%, Tier 1 capital and Tier 2 capital of 14.40% and 2.52% respectively.

Best Sub Custodian Bank 2014 by Global Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded as "Best Sub Custodian Bank 2014 in Thailand" for the seventh successive year by Global Finance magazine for its outstanding performance in relation to its service quality, technology platform, post-trade operations and business continuity plans. Bangkok Bank provides a full-range of custodian services to leading international and domestic financial institutions.  This award reflects its high standards in business operations which are recognized internationally.

Best Trade Finance Bank, Best Bond House and Best FX Bank for Financial Institutions and Corporates by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded as "Best Trade Finance Bank", "Best Bond House" and "Best FX Bank for Financial Institutions and Corporates" by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine. The bank has won the "Best Trade Finance Bank" award for the 8th consecutive year due to its strong domestic and international branch network as well as its convenient and quick services, under truly world-class standards. The bank can support import and export business customers of every size and also advise customers in every circumstance. Bangkok Bank also differentiates its services through innovations and modern service channels.

Thailand Bond Deal of the Year by Asiamoney magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded "Thailand Bond Deal of the Year 2014" by Asiamoney magazine, Asia’s leading financial magazine. The award was for jointly underwriting the issuance of hybrid bonds by Indorama Ventures Public Company which raised 15,000 million baht. This deal was the largest-ever subordinated bond issuance by a non-financial institution in Thailand.

Best Ministry of Finance’s Counterparty 2013 by Thai Bond Market Association

Bangkok Bank was awarded "Best Ministry of Finance’s Counterparty 2013". The winner was selected by the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO), Ministry of Finance, recognizing the financial institution that supported the PDMO’s operations with distinction in every aspect. The services provided by the bank included providing information and advice regarding debt securities transactions, providing high-quality services, and continuously and consistently supporting the Ministry of Finance’s policy throughout 2013. The award was announced on 1 April 2014.

Top 10 Successful ASEAN Companies in China 2014 by China-ASEAN Business Council

Bangkok Bank received "Top 10 successful ASEAN companies in China 2014" award from the China-ASEAN Business Council. This award is a great honor for Bangkok Bank (China), the largest Thai commercial bank which has a significant presence in China and ASEAN and provides full financial services for Thai and foreign entrepreneurs to meet the challenges of the upcoming AEC.

The Asian Banker Promising Young Banker Vietnam award for 2014 by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank Vietnam’s General Manager Tharabodee Serng-Adichaiwit received "The Asian Banker Promising Young Banker Vietnam" award for 2014 from The Asian Banker. The award presentation is organized to recognize outstanding bankers from Asia Pacific and the Middle East who are less than 40 years of age when considered for the awards. The awards are based on three main qualifications: responsibility in supervising a core business division, outstanding management performance, and holding a top management position in the organization.

Year 2013

Best Sub-Custodian Bank 2013 by Global Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded as "Best Sub-Custodian Bank 2013" for the sixth successive year by Global Finance magazine for the outstanding in service quality, client relationship management, standardized and modern technology platform and its business continuity plans. Bangkok Bank is a Thai bank who provides a full-range of custodian services to international and domestic financial institutions. This award reflects the high standards in business operations which are recognized internationally.

Best Bond House 2013 by Finance Asia magazine

Bangkok Bank was chosen as "Best Bond House 2013" by Finance Asia magazine, for its outstanding performance in the Thailand bond market and its strength as the country’s leading bond distributor. It received special praise for its achievements in issuing the Finance Ministry’s government amortising bonds and inflation-linked bonds along with the debentures of many Thai private companies over the past year.

Best Trade Finance Bank by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

Bangkok Bank was recognized as "Best Trade Finance Bank" for the 7th consecutive year by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine. The award recognizes the bank’s strong domestic and international branch network as well as its convenient and quick services, under truly world-class standards. The bank can support import and export business customers of every size and also advise customers in every circumstance. Bangkok Bank also differentiates its services through innovations and modern service channels.

Top-rated for Custodian Services in Thailand by Global Custodian magazine

Bangkok Bank is awarded with "Top rated" by the Global Custodian magazine’s Agent Banks in Emerging Markets Survey in the cross-border categories for 5 consecutive years (2008-2012). The Global Custodian magazine annually publishes the survey to all securities services market participants and the survey result was gathered from actual feedback from clients using Bangkok Bank as their custodian in Thailand. Bangkok Bank is the only Local Thai Commercial bank that received this prestigious award among the foreign bank competitors.

The Strongest Bank Balance Sheet in Thailand for 2013 by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank topped the ranking this year in Thailand on the back of stronger asset and profitability growth. The largest lender in Thailand maintained good asset quality with strong loan loss reserves, and sustained growth in balance sheet and profitability as well as improvement in risk profile. The ranking is based on a very detailed and transparent scorecard that ranks commercial banks on six areas of financial performance: namely scale of the bank’s assets (relative to domestic GDP), balance sheet growth, risk profile, profitability, asset quality and liquidity.

Best Trade Finance Bank and Leading Counterparty Bank for 2013 by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank won "Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand award for 2013" from The Asian Banker magazine due to its outstanding record that includes 25% market share based on letters of credit volume across 64 trade centers. The bank also offers an innovative service known as Bualuang iTrade that executes letters of credit in real-time and Bank Payment Obligations, a popular, new and efficient alternative payment service used by importers and exporters around the world. The bank also received the "Leading Counterparty Bank in Thailand award for 2013" due to its outstanding global correspondent banking network and extensive international branch network covering major economies worldwide. The award-winning trade finance and correspondent banking services, together with the bank’s partnership with ThaiTrade.com, help support the international trade capabilities of customers expanding their businesses to global markets.

Best Loan Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

The funding for the acquisition of Siam Makro by retail giant CP All for almost USD 5.9 billion was chosen by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine as the "Best Loan Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia". This landmark transaction was funded through cash flow, loans and Baht bond issuance. The Baht bond issuance was a vital part of the funding and became the largest-ever Thai baht offering made by a Thai corporate. Bangkok Bank was one of the lead arrangers for the deal.

Best Sovereign Bond Deal by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

Inflation-linked bonds issued by the Ministry of Finance in Thailand. They were Thailand’s longest-ever tenor for such bonds (15 years) and were one of the best-timed sovereign bond deals of the year. The US$1.3 billion issue was chosen as "Best Sovereign Bond Loan Deal of the Year" in Southeast Asia by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine. Bangkok Bank was a joint lead arranger for the deal.

Certificate of Merit for Excellent Banking Performance 2013 by the Vietnam Government and Flag of Merit 2013 by the State Bank of Vietnam

Bangkok Bank Vietnam was awarded "Certificate of Merit for Excellent Banking Performance 2013" from the Vietnam Government and "Flag of Merit 2013" from the State Bank of Vietnam. Bangkok Bank Vietnam is the first and only foreign bank to receive the Certificate of Merit for Excellent Banking Performance, which reflects its outstanding performance. These high-level honors bestowed upon the bank demonstrate the competency of the bank and its personnel and its capability in providing business advice to both Thai and international entrepreneurs so they can be ready for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Year 2012

Bank of the Year 2012 by Money & Banking magazine

Bangkok Bank was announced as "Bank of the Year 2012" for the sixth consecutive year by Money & Banking magazine for its outstanding profitability as evidenced by the highest net profit per share at Baht 14.48, net profit of Baht 27.365 billion, an increase of 14.71%, in 2011. The bank also had the highest share price (Book Value) of Baht 123.24.

Thailand’s Best Sub Custodian Bank 2012 by Global Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded as "Best Sub Custodian Bank 2012" for the fifth successive year by Global Finance magazine for the outstanding performance in relation to service quality, technology platform, post-trade operations and its business continuity plans. Bangkok Bank is a Thai bank who provides a full-range of custodian services to leading international and domestic financial institutions.  This award reflects the high standards in business operations which are recognized internationally.

2012 Best Trade Finance Bank and Leading Counterparty Bank in Thailand by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank won "2012 Best Trade Finance Bank and Leading Counterparty Bank in Thailand" awards from The Asian Banker magazine. The awards are based on the bank’s continued success in increasing its transaction volume. Bangkok Bank is also the only Thai bank to receive a license from the Chinese government to operate as a local bank in China with four branches there. In addition, the bank has an exclusive partnership with ThaiTrade.com. These services support customers’ international trading as they expand onto world markets.

2012 USD and Euro STP Excellence Awards by Deutsche Bank

Bangkok Bank received "2012 USD and Euro STP Excellence Awards" from Deutsche Bank for excellence in its import and export trade services and for its efficiency in delivering a global standard of payment operations.

Best Bond House Award and Best Trade Finance Bank Award by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

Bangkok Bank received "Best Bond House Award" and "Best Trade Finance Bank Award" from Alpha Southeast Asia magazine. The Best Bond House award recognizes the outstanding quality and quantity of bonds Bangkok Bank guaranteed for distribution and the bank’s role in developing Thailand’s debt instruments market. The Best Trade Finance Bank award recognizes convenient and quick services, under truly world class standards. The bank can support import and export business customers of every size and advise customers in every circumstance. Bangkok Bank also differentiates its services through innovations and modern service channels.

Deal of the Year 2012, Recognition for Primary Market Contributor and Best Dealer Compliance awards by Thai Bond Market Association

Bangkok Bank received "Deal of the Year 2012" award from Thai Bond Market Association (ThaiBMA) as one of the distributors of PTT Debentures 1/2012 valued at Baht 20 billion as part of the PTT Debenture Loyalty Program which also received "Deal of the Year 2012" for the successful distribution of its debentures. The SETTRADE random system was used for the first time in Thailand for this deal, which allows investors to subscribe and pay upon receiving the debentures, which is a transparent way to allocate debentures equally to all interested investors. Bangkok Bank also received the "Recognition for Primary Market Contributor" award for its outstanding performance in arranging bond auctions in the primary market and the "Best Dealer Compliance" award for its compliance standards as set by the government and ThaiBMA.

STP and Relationship Excellence Awards 2012 by Commerzbank AG

Bangkok Bank received "Straight-Through Processing (STP) and Relationship Excellence Awards 2012" from Commerzbank AG for its excellent quality in the delivery of commercial payments and financial institution transfers, for its excellence in cooperation with a high level of professionalism, and for its continuously excellent work.

Best Peer-to-Peer Payments Initiative and CEPI Asia Leadership Awards – Institutional (Highly Commended) by Timetric Asia

Bangkok Bank received the "Best Peer-to-Peer Payments Initiative" and the "CEPI Asia Leadership Awards – Institutional (Highly Commended)" from Timetric Asia at the 3rd Cards & Electronic Payments International Asia Awards 2016 in Singapore. These awards highlight the bank’s success in innovation that is useful for customers, suits modern lifestyles and provides a highly efficient service, especially through the bank’s electronic payment channels – Bualuang mBanking, Bualuang iBanking and Bualuang ATM.

Best Mobile Payment in Thailand by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank received the "Best Mobile Payment in Thailand" award from The Asian Banker magazine. We continually add new functions to our Bualuang mBanking service to support fast and convenient mobile financial transactions, using cutting-edge technology while emphasizing security.

Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year – Thailand by Asian Banking & Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank received the "Mobile Banking Initiative of the Year – Thailand" award from Asian Banking & Finance magazine in recognition of our outstanding Bualuang mBanking service. We understand the needs and expectations of customers and have introduced financial innovations such as direct funds transfers using a mobile phone number and mAlert service for actionable alerts.

Best Customer Experience – Mobile (Highly Commended) by Timetric Asia

Bangkok Bank received the "Best Customer Experience – Mobile (Highly Commended)" award from Timetric Asia. The award recognizes the high priority we give to customers, which ensures they have good impressions and experiences using Bualuang mBanking.

Best Bank in Thailand 2016 by Euromoney magazine

Bangkok Bank was presented with the "Best Bank in Thailand 2016" award at the "Awards for Excellence Asia 2016" ceremony in Hong Kong by Euromoney. The award is given annually to a financial institution with an outstanding performance in the previous 12 months based on a comparison of key data points with competitors, outstanding and successful new product launches, effective risk management and successful management of challenges in the face of volatile market conditions. This is the 6th time the bank has received the award; it also won in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2015.

Best Foreign Bank in Indonesia by Infobank magazine

Bangkok Bank was named "Best Foreign Bank in Indonesia" for the second consecutive year in 2016 by Infobank, Indonesia’s leading banking magazine, after receiving the highest score of 86.74. The bank’s Jakarta branch has also been recognized by Infobank for its outstanding performance as a foreign bank branch for the fifth consecutive year.

Bank of the Year 2016 by Money & Banking magazine

Bangkok Bank has been named "Bank of the Year 2016" by Money & Banking magazine. This is the 9th win in 10 years, beginning in 2007, due to its outstanding performance and profit growth. The Bank’s net profit in ranked among the three most profitable banks in Thailand at Baht 34.2 billion, representing a net profit of Baht 17.91 per share and a net profit margin of 23.86 percent. In addition to its high profitability, the Bank manages its credit risk effectively while staying close to its customers and providing them with continuous advice and support. This has helped it to manage its levels of non-performing loans which stood at 2.75 percent at the end of 2015.

The Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand, The Best Payment Bank in Thailand and Sub-Custodian Bank of the Year Thailand by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank received three awards "The Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand", "The Best Payment Bank in Thailand" and "Sub-Custodian Bank of the Year Thailand" from The Asian Banker magazine. This emphasizes the bank’s success in providing services, especially trade services, and the benefits of the bank’s long-standing experience and expertise.

Most Trusted Bank and Most Trusted Debit Card by BrandAge magazine

Bangkok Bank received two awards – "Most Trusted Bank" and "Most Trusted Debit Card" – from BrandAge magazine. The awards are based on a survey by BrandAge magazine to find Thailand’s Most Admired Brand 2016 and Why We Buy? It is the 16th year the awards have been organized.

Bank of the Year Thailand 2016 by The Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank won "Bank of the Year Thailand 2016" award by The Banker magazine. More than 1,000 banks were considered worldwide and awards were presented to the ‘Best Bank’ from 149 countries, with the aim of highlighting excellence in the industry. Winners were chosen because of the digital strategy, technology and innovation which contributed to their success and healthy financial performance. The award reflects Bangkok Bank’s vision to be a leading Asian bank that provides quality financial services.

Excellence Awards for 2016 from the Finance Ministry and the Thai Bond Market Association

Bangkok Bank won two Ministry of Finance Awards for "Best Primary Market Contributor", given to a financial institution achieving the highest allocation of government bonds in the primary market, and "Best Secondary Market Contributor", given to a financial institution achieving the highest trade value of government bonds in the secondary market. The bank also won the ThaiBMA Award for "Best Bond Dealer", given to the financial institution with an outstanding performance in making the most trades in government and corporate bonds in the secondary market in the previous year. The awards recognize the dedication and outstanding achievements of the bank and participants in the bond market, promoting the development and growth of Thailand’s bond market.

Best Bond Awards by Thai Bond Market Association

Bangkok Bank won three Best Bond Awards 2015 from the Thai Bond Market Association (ThaiBMA) – "Best Primary Market Contributor", which was given to a financial institution which achieved the highest allocation of government bonds in the primary market; "Best Secondary Market Contributor", which was given to a financial institution which achieved the highest trade value of government bonds in the secondary market; and "Best Bond Dealer" which was given to the financial institution with an outstanding performance in making the highest trade in government and corporate bonds in the secondary market in the previous year.

Brand of the Year by World Branding Forum

Bangkok Bank received "Brand of the Year 2015-2016" (banking category) award from the World Branding Forum. Bangkok Bank is the only Thai bank to be acclaimed a national winner. Winners were judged on three criteria: brand valuation, consumer market research, and public online voting with more than 65,000 consumers from around the world voting for their favourite brands.

Best Trade Finance Bank by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

Bangkok Bank won "Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand" award from Alpha Southeast Asia magazine for the 9th consecutive year due to its strong domestic and international branch network as well as its largest market share for trade products and the preferred choice for importers and exporters. The bank also has a reputation of thinking outside-the-box with innovative trade solutions and in recent years has started covering as much of the supply chain as possible with the aim of helping their clients mitigate risk and boost their internal cash flows.

Best Technology Implementation – Front End by Timetric Asia

Bangkok Bank won "Best Technology Implementation – Front End" award at The Customer Experience in Financial Services (CXFS) Asia Awards 2015 from Timetric, highlighting the success of Bualuang mBanking, a mobile banking service that offers a convenient channel for financial transactions via smartphones and tablets. The award criteria included service development for business growth, innovation in products and services, and the consumer-centric nature of services.

Best Mortgage Product and Best Mobile Banking Project by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank has won the award for "Best Mortgage Product" from The Asian Banker, a leading Asian money and banking magazine, in The Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2015. The award recognises the variety of offers and privileges offered by Bualuang Home Loans to meet customers’ needs as well as the ease of application that has led to outstanding growth. Bualuang Home Loans grew by 12% in the past year despite strong competition. The bank also efficiently manages its home loan debt, with good-quality debtors and lower NPLs than last year.

The bank also won "Best Mobile Banking Project" award in The Asian Banker Technology Implementation Awards 2015. The award criteria included the functions of the application, its ability to meet the needs of all customer groups, to provide an efficient and stable system structure and design, and to offer streamlined connections with the bank’s other systems and security. Bualuang mBanking is a convenient and highly-secure channel for customers to make financial transactions using smartphones or iPads. The application is well accepted by customers and its popularity has led to a doubling of the bank’s digital banking transactions.

Best Bank in Thailand by Euromoney magazine

Bangkok Bank won "Best Bank in Thailand" from Euromoney magazine in the "Awards for Excellence Asia 2015". The awards recognize the bank’s strength and competitiveness and its outstanding performance over the past 12 months. The criteria for the awards include financial performance, outstanding and successful new product launches, effective risk management and management of change in volatile and difficult conditions.  This is the 5th time the bank has won the award; it also won it in 2001-2003 and in 2007.

Bank of the Year 2015 by Money & Banking magazine

Bangkok Bank was announced as a co-winner for "Bank of the Year 2015" by Money & Banking magazine. This is the eighth year the bank has won the award for its outstanding performance, which not only considers profitability, as demonstrated by its position as one of the three most profitable banks in Thailand, but also its focus on strength and stability, as Bangkok Bank has the highest total allowance for doubtful accounts from loan classification among banks, of 89,411.51 billion baht, resulting in total loan loss reserves of 5.02%. The bank has a total capital adequacy ratio to risk assets of 17.41% and the highest book value per share of 169.47 baht. Its business philosophy of being a ‘Reliable Partner and Trusted Friend’ has placed it in a strong position as it has been able to establish decades-long relationships and earn the trust of various customer groups. These are the key factors that have driven growth for the Bank as it has expanded its business to meet the growing financial demands of its customers.

Best Sub Custodian Bank 2015 by Global Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded as "Best Sub Custodian Bank in Thailand" for the eighth consecutive year by Global Finance magazine for its outstanding performance in relation to its service quality, standardized and modern technology platform, and business continuity plans. Bangkok Bank provides a full-range of custodian services to international and domestic financial institutions. This award reflects its high standards in business operations which are recognized internationally.

Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year by Asia Banking and Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank won the "Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year" in the ABF Wholesale Banking Awards 2015. The award was for trade finance, in recognition of the bank’s trade expertise and strength as Thailand’s leading regional bank as well as the bank’s Straight Through Processing service, which integrates the clients’ ERP system with the bank’s system.

Bank of the Year in Thailand in 2015 by The Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank is Thailand’s market leader in corporate and commercial banking as well as the market leader in areas such as debit cards and deposits. It is Thailand’s leading international bank with 32 international branches in 15 economies, with particular strengths in Southeast Asia and greater China.

The bank integrates its business, consumer, investment banking, domestic and international operations by organizing many activities to bring together potential business partners such as investors, business and corporate customers. With one of the largest branch networks in Thailand Bangkok Bank is continually improving service efficiency and adding more benefits for customers and convenient banking services via electronic channels such as mobile banking.

Bank of the Year 2014 by Money & Banking magazine

Bangkok Bank was announced as "Bank of the Year 2014" by Money & Banking magazine. This is the seventh year the bank has won the award for its outstanding performance, which not only considers profitability, as demonstrated by its position as one of the three most profitable banks in Thailand, but also its focus on strength and stability as Bangkok Bank has the highest total allowance for doubtful accounts from loan classification, among banks, of 89.697 billion baht, resulting in total loan loss reserves of 5.12%. The bank has a total capital adequacy ratio to risk assets of 16.92%, Tier 1 capital and Tier 2 capital of 14.40% and 2.52% respectively.

Best Sub Custodian Bank 2014 by Global Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded as "Best Sub Custodian Bank 2014 in Thailand" for the seventh successive year by Global Finance magazine for its outstanding performance in relation to its service quality, technology platform, post-trade operations and business continuity plans. Bangkok Bank provides a full-range of custodian services to leading international and domestic financial institutions.  This award reflects its high standards in business operations which are recognized internationally.

Best Trade Finance Bank, Best Bond House and Best FX Bank for Financial Institutions and Corporates by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded as "Best Trade Finance Bank", "Best Bond House" and "Best FX Bank for Financial Institutions and Corporates" by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine. The bank has won the "Best Trade Finance Bank" award for the 8th consecutive year due to its strong domestic and international branch network as well as its convenient and quick services, under truly world-class standards. The bank can support import and export business customers of every size and also advise customers in every circumstance. Bangkok Bank also differentiates its services through innovations and modern service channels.

Thailand Bond Deal of the Year by Asiamoney magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded "Thailand Bond Deal of the Year 2014" by Asiamoney magazine, Asia’s leading financial magazine. The award was for jointly underwriting the issuance of hybrid bonds by Indorama Ventures Public Company which raised 15,000 million baht. This deal was the largest-ever subordinated bond issuance by a non-financial institution in Thailand.

Best Ministry of Finance’s Counterparty 2013 by Thai Bond Market Association

Bangkok Bank was awarded "Best Ministry of Finance’s Counterparty 2013". The winner was selected by the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO), Ministry of Finance, recognizing the financial institution that supported the PDMO’s operations with distinction in every aspect. The services provided by the bank included providing information and advice regarding debt securities transactions, providing high-quality services, and continuously and consistently supporting the Ministry of Finance’s policy throughout 2013. The award was announced on 1 April 2014.

Top 10 Successful ASEAN Companies in China 2014 by China-ASEAN Business Council

Bangkok Bank received "Top 10 successful ASEAN companies in China 2014" award from the China-ASEAN Business Council. This award is a great honor for Bangkok Bank (China), the largest Thai commercial bank which has a significant presence in China and ASEAN and provides full financial services for Thai and foreign entrepreneurs to meet the challenges of the upcoming AEC.

The Asian Banker Promising Young Banker Vietnam award for 2014 by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank Vietnam’s General Manager Tharabodee Serng-Adichaiwit received "The Asian Banker Promising Young Banker Vietnam" award for 2014 from The Asian Banker. The award presentation is organized to recognize outstanding bankers from Asia Pacific and the Middle East who are less than 40 years of age when considered for the awards. The awards are based on three main qualifications: responsibility in supervising a core business division, outstanding management performance, and holding a top management position in the organization.

Best Sub-Custodian Bank 2013 by Global Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded as "Best Sub-Custodian Bank 2013" for the sixth successive year by Global Finance magazine for the outstanding in service quality, client relationship management, standardized and modern technology platform and its business continuity plans. Bangkok Bank is a Thai bank who provides a full-range of custodian services to international and domestic financial institutions. This award reflects the high standards in business operations which are recognized internationally.

Best Bond House 2013 by Finance Asia magazine

Bangkok Bank was chosen as "Best Bond House 2013" by Finance Asia magazine, for its outstanding performance in the Thailand bond market and its strength as the country’s leading bond distributor. It received special praise for its achievements in issuing the Finance Ministry’s government amortising bonds and inflation-linked bonds along with the debentures of many Thai private companies over the past year.

Best Trade Finance Bank by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

Bangkok Bank was recognized as "Best Trade Finance Bank" for the 7th consecutive year by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine. The award recognizes the bank’s strong domestic and international branch network as well as its convenient and quick services, under truly world-class standards. The bank can support import and export business customers of every size and also advise customers in every circumstance. Bangkok Bank also differentiates its services through innovations and modern service channels.

Top-rated for Custodian Services in Thailand by Global Custodian magazine

Bangkok Bank is awarded with "Top rated" by the Global Custodian magazine’s Agent Banks in Emerging Markets Survey in the cross-border categories for 5 consecutive years (2008-2012). The Global Custodian magazine annually publishes the survey to all securities services market participants and the survey result was gathered from actual feedback from clients using Bangkok Bank as their custodian in Thailand. Bangkok Bank is the only Local Thai Commercial bank that received this prestigious award among the foreign bank competitors.

The Strongest Bank Balance Sheet in Thailand for 2013 by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank topped the ranking this year in Thailand on the back of stronger asset and profitability growth. The largest lender in Thailand maintained good asset quality with strong loan loss reserves, and sustained growth in balance sheet and profitability as well as improvement in risk profile. The ranking is based on a very detailed and transparent scorecard that ranks commercial banks on six areas of financial performance: namely scale of the bank’s assets (relative to domestic GDP), balance sheet growth, risk profile, profitability, asset quality and liquidity.

Best Trade Finance Bank and Leading Counterparty Bank for 2013 by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank won "Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand award for 2013" from The Asian Banker magazine due to its outstanding record that includes 25% market share based on letters of credit volume across 64 trade centers. The bank also offers an innovative service known as Bualuang iTrade that executes letters of credit in real-time and Bank Payment Obligations, a popular, new and efficient alternative payment service used by importers and exporters around the world. The bank also received the "Leading Counterparty Bank in Thailand award for 2013" due to its outstanding global correspondent banking network and extensive international branch network covering major economies worldwide. The award-winning trade finance and correspondent banking services, together with the bank’s partnership with ThaiTrade.com, help support the international trade capabilities of customers expanding their businesses to global markets.

Best Loan Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

The funding for the acquisition of Siam Makro by retail giant CP All for almost USD 5.9 billion was chosen by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine as the "Best Loan Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia". This landmark transaction was funded through cash flow, loans and Baht bond issuance. The Baht bond issuance was a vital part of the funding and became the largest-ever Thai baht offering made by a Thai corporate. Bangkok Bank was one of the lead arrangers for the deal.

Best Sovereign Bond Deal by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

Inflation-linked bonds issued by the Ministry of Finance in Thailand. They were Thailand’s longest-ever tenor for such bonds (15 years) and were one of the best-timed sovereign bond deals of the year. The US$1.3 billion issue was chosen as "Best Sovereign Bond Loan Deal of the Year" in Southeast Asia by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine. Bangkok Bank was a joint lead arranger for the deal.

Certificate of Merit for Excellent Banking Performance 2013 by the Vietnam Government and Flag of Merit 2013 by the State Bank of Vietnam

Bangkok Bank Vietnam was awarded "Certificate of Merit for Excellent Banking Performance 2013" from the Vietnam Government and "Flag of Merit 2013" from the State Bank of Vietnam. Bangkok Bank Vietnam is the first and only foreign bank to receive the Certificate of Merit for Excellent Banking Performance, which reflects its outstanding performance. These high-level honors bestowed upon the bank demonstrate the competency of the bank and its personnel and its capability in providing business advice to both Thai and international entrepreneurs so they can be ready for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Bank of the Year 2012 by Money & Banking magazine

Bangkok Bank was announced as "Bank of the Year 2012" for the sixth consecutive year by Money & Banking magazine for its outstanding profitability as evidenced by the highest net profit per share at Baht 14.48, net profit of Baht 27.365 billion, an increase of 14.71%, in 2011. The bank also had the highest share price (Book Value) of Baht 123.24.

Thailand’s Best Sub Custodian Bank 2012 by Global Finance magazine

Bangkok Bank was awarded as "Best Sub Custodian Bank 2012" for the fifth successive year by Global Finance magazine for the outstanding performance in relation to service quality, technology platform, post-trade operations and its business continuity plans. Bangkok Bank is a Thai bank who provides a full-range of custodian services to leading international and domestic financial institutions.  This award reflects the high standards in business operations which are recognized internationally.

2012 Best Trade Finance Bank and Leading Counterparty Bank in Thailand by The Asian Banker magazine

Bangkok Bank won "2012 Best Trade Finance Bank and Leading Counterparty Bank in Thailand" awards from The Asian Banker magazine. The awards are based on the bank’s continued success in increasing its transaction volume. Bangkok Bank is also the only Thai bank to receive a license from the Chinese government to operate as a local bank in China with four branches there. In addition, the bank has an exclusive partnership with ThaiTrade.com. These services support customers’ international trading as they expand onto world markets.

2012 USD and Euro STP Excellence Awards by Deutsche Bank

Bangkok Bank received "2012 USD and Euro STP Excellence Awards" from Deutsche Bank for excellence in its import and export trade services and for its efficiency in delivering a global standard of payment operations.

Best Bond House Award and Best Trade Finance Bank Award by Alpha Southeast Asia magazine

Bangkok Bank received "Best Bond House Award" and "Best Trade Finance Bank Award" from Alpha Southeast Asia magazine. The Best Bond House award recognizes the outstanding quality and quantity of bonds Bangkok Bank guaranteed for distribution and the bank’s role in developing Thailand’s debt instruments market. The Best Trade Finance Bank award recognizes convenient and quick services, under truly world class standards. The bank can support import and export business customers of every size and advise customers in every circumstance. Bangkok Bank also differentiates its services through innovations and modern service channels.

Deal of the Year 2012, Recognition for Primary Market Contributor and Best Dealer Compliance awards by Thai Bond Market Association

Bangkok Bank received "Deal of the Year 2012" award from Thai Bond Market Association (ThaiBMA) as one of the distributors of PTT Debentures 1/2012 valued at Baht 20 billion as part of the PTT Debenture Loyalty Program which also received "Deal of the Year 2012" for the successful distribution of its debentures. The SETTRADE random system was used for the first time in Thailand for this deal, which allows investors to subscribe and pay upon receiving the debentures, which is a transparent way to allocate debentures equally to all interested investors. Bangkok Bank also received the "Recognition for Primary Market Contributor" award for its outstanding performance in arranging bond auctions in the primary market and the "Best Dealer Compliance" award for its compliance standards as set by the government and ThaiBMA.

STP and Relationship Excellence Awards 2012 by Commerzbank AG

Bangkok Bank received "Straight-Through Processing (STP) and Relationship Excellence Awards 2012" from Commerzbank AG for its excellent quality in the delivery of commercial payments and financial institution transfers, for its excellence in cooperation with a high level of professionalism, and for its continuously excellent work.

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