EBL is the only bank in Bangladesh to be awarded Fastest Growing Digital Bank of 2021 by International Finance Banking Awards
Awards And Recognitions
We are very much under the grip of this age of digitization and virtual reality. The market place, be it product or financial, is undergoing rapid changes. The challenge is to ride the bandwagon of digitization and at the same time carry on with age-old values. The guiding principle for EBL to meet the new challenges of contemporary market place is to focus on the power of personal touch and relationship banking. No digital innovation can take the place of human touch. But that does not stop us to use the most up-to-date IT solutions for banking infrastructure.
The state-of-the-art IT solutions is one of the key sources of strength for the bank. The second key area of strength of EBL is corporate governance. Effective corporate governance in accordance with high international standards is of paramount importance to EBL. What sets us apart from others is our passion for performance. EBL is the country’s most awarded bank locally and internationally. What follows is a presentation of our major recognitions and awards
Eastern Bank Ltd. is the only bank to win Bangladesh Fintech Award 2021 in the Fintech Innovation of the year-Banks category for EBLConnect, a solution developed by EBL ICT Division for its corporate customers.
This award is an initiative of Bangladesh Fintech Forum, organized and hosted by Bangladesh Brand Forum.
EBL has been awarded the prestigious Bank of the Year 2021 for Bangladesh by The Banker. EBL is the first bank in Bangladesh to win the award for two consecutive years from 2020 - 2021. The award truly demonstrated a level of stability that is testament to the organizational strength.
EBL has been awarded the Best Domestic Bank Bangladesh 2021 by Asiamoney. The award is a testimony of EBL’s efforts to broaden its services for retail investors in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Eastern Bank Ltd was recognized as the Best Financial Institution in 2010 at the DHL-Daily Star Bangladesh Business Awards
Our system of corporate governance provides the basis for the responsible management, transparency of processes and compliance to regulatory bodies with a focus on sustainable value creation. Our continuous effort to adopt and adapt to international best practices in corporate governance has been recognized by Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB). We have got recognition for last three consecutive years at the ICSB National Award for Corporate Governance Excellence award
In 2016 the jury of Euromoney Awards for Excellence conferred the Best Bank in Bangladesh for its professionalism, prudence, and growth. It also referred EBL's depleting NPL ratio as mark of health. In 2017 and 2018 EBL adjudged the Best Bank in Bangladesh making the tally to three consecutive years. After the introduction of the coveted Euromoney award for Bangladesh in 2013, EBL is the most successful bank to win maximum number of awards
In retail banking EBL has emerged as an undisputed leader. The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services award has adjudged EBL as the Best in Retail Bank in Bangladesh for the last six consecutive years from 2013-18.
The London-based International Finance magazine in 2018 awarded EBL for the Best Credit Card Offering in Bangladesh.
EBL has been awarded Bangladesh Best Employer Brand Award 2019 at the 14th Employer Branding Awards ceremony.
EBL has won the prestigious ‘ICMAB Best Corporate Award 2018’ securing the first position in the Private Commercial Bank Category. It signifies the Bank’s resilient performance over the years. EBL won the award for three consecutive years from 2016.
EBL was awarded the Best Corporate and Investment Bank in Bangladesh for four consecutive years from 2017 - 2020 by Asiamoney.
In 2017 IFC of World Bank group recognized us as the Best Issuing Bank Partner and Best Trade Operations Issuing Bank Partner in South Asia.
EBL has been recognized as a 'Superbrand' of the country for the year 2018-2020 by the Superbrands Bangladesh. EBL also received the Superbrands of Bangladesh award in 2009 for the period 2009-2011.
The FinanceAsia magazine awarded the Best Bank in Bangladesh accolade in 2017. EBL also received Best Investment Bank in Bangladesh in 2019 award by FinanceAsia.
EBL has been awarded the Most Innovative Retail Bank- Bangladesh 2019 by International Finance Award 2019.
Our relentless effort to upgrade and update on every account of standardization is reflected in our Operations department's recent ISO 9001: 2015 certification.
The ISO 27001:2013 certificate has been conferred to EBL for its compliance with Information Security Management System (ISMS), which is an international risk management framework
The rating by a top global agency like Moody's in March 2016 was a high point in our journey to excellence. Moody's assigned us Ba3 rating with stable outlook. The rating is equivalent to country sovereign of Bangladesh. EBL is the first company in the country to achieve this commendable feat. Moody's reaffirmed EBL the Ba3 rating in 2017 and 2018. EBL's current rating is B1.
PCI DSS certificate has been awarded to EBL in 2016 and reaffirmed in 2017 by global leader in cyber security NCC Group of UK is a testimony to our emphasis on card security.
Network Intelligence Global Cybersecurity provider assessed EBL and found compliant with PCI DSS on card security for the year 2019 and 2020.
EBL has been awarded at the prestigious Asian Banker Business Achievement Awards 2018 held in Beijing. EBL is the only bank from Bangladesh to win Best Transaction Bank in Bangladesh Awards in two categories of Best Cash Management and Trade Finance.