For the third consecutive year, Nordea has been named Best Nordic Bank by World Finance magazine.
- We have received awards in fierce competition on the financial market across countries, showing our customers that we are a stable, competent bank, and we can be proud of this. It's a strong inspiration to continue developing our services at an even faster pace in order to meet and exceed customer expectations ahead, says Group CEO Christian Clausen.
Nordea was also on Global Finance's list of the world's 50 safest banks, ranking 20th in the world and as the absolute leader among Nordic banks.
- We are indeed one of the strongest banks in Europe. But competition on the financial market is getting tougher and customer expectations are rising. At the same time, new regulations are placing demands on increased profitability and hence cost-efficient solutions, says Christian Clausen.
- So we will continue implementing our plan towards the future relationship bank, with a strong focus on reducing complexity and improving efficiency at the same time as we develop our services. It has to be simple for customers to get in touch with us and use our services. In line with this, we are focusing on developing our digital services and making our processes simpler, continues Christian Clausen.
Among the awards received by Nordea in 2013 are:
Euromoney: 'Best Bank in the Nordics and Baltics'. For the first time, Nordea was also named 'Best Investment Bank in the region'. Nordea also won awards in the following categories:
•'Best M&A House' in the Nordics and Baltics
•'Best Debt House' in the Nordics and Baltics
•'Best Bank' in Denmark and Finland
•'Best Investment Bank' in Finland
Global Finance: Best bank in the Nordics 2013. Nordea in Finland, Sweden Norway and Lithuania also received the award of best bank in each respective country.
Euromoney: Nordea named best in Private Banking in the Nordics and Baltics for the fifth consecutive year.
Global Finance magazine 'Best Subcustodian' in Denmark, Norway and Finland.
Global Finance: Nordea named one of the best globally in Treasury & Cash Management. For the second year in a row Nordea has won awards in the following categories:
•Best Bank for Risk Management in the Nordic region
•Best Provider of Money Market Funds in the Nordic region