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Distinctions 2016

“Best Bank in Greece” for 2016

Alpha Bank was named “Best Bank in Greece” for 2016, in the context of the “Awards for Excellence 2016” of the “Euromoney” magazine, the prestigious international financial publication, in a special event held in London on July 6, 2016.
The award is given to banks whose dynamic profile in the international and regional markets in which they operate sets them apart from the competition and are chosen following an in-depth analysis of their qualitative and quantitative figures. According to the selection committee, the award went to Alpha Bank as the Bank is already back on a path to profitability, as well as for its strong capital base after its successful Share Capital Increase in November 2015, which was covered solely by private investors. The award was received by the COO of Alpha Bank London Limited Linda Cullen and the General Manager of Alpha Bank London Limited Graham Ballantyne.


Financial services

In June 2016, in the framework of the annual international survey conducted by Extel, aiming to highlight the best professionals in the financial sector at a Pan-European level, Alpha Bank gained major distinctions, such as:

- Alpha Bank’s Investor and Analyst Relations Division ranked 1st in Greece for the third consecutive year out of 28 companies and 11th in Europe out of a total of 137 European banks (versus 12th last year).
- The General Manager Mr. Vassilios E. Psaltis was voted Best CFO in Greece and ranked 9th in Europe, out of a total of 97 CFOs.

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The Manager of the Investor and Analyst Relations Division, Mr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos, was voted Best IR Professional in Greece and 13th in Europe, while the Assistant Manager Ms Elena Katopodi was voted 2nd Best IR Professional in Greece and 14th in Europe. In addition, Senior Relations Officer, Mr. Marios Deportou, was voted 3rd Best IR Professional in Greece and 19th in Europe.

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The Managing Director – CEO of the Bank Mr. Demetrios P. Mantzounis was voted Best CEO in Greece and 18th at a Pan-European level, out of a total of 106 CEOs.

E-banking and digital presence

 

Additionally, in 2016, Alpha Bank received an important number of distinctions for its advanced e-banking services and for its digital presence. Inter alia, the Bank received:

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The “Digital Bank of Distinction for Western Europe” award at the annual competition “Best Digital Banks 2016” organised by the respected Global Finance Magazine. This distinction ranks Alpha Bank amongst the most important “digital banks” worldwide.

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Gold Prize at the Mobile Excellence Awards 2016, at the “Mobile Banking Services” category, about Alpha Mobile Banking service and the “Redesign-Prelaunch Mobile app” category about the redesigned transactions platform of  Alpha Mobile Banking.

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The “Banking Innovation of the Year” distinction about the new look and feel of Alpha e-Banking for Individuals, in the framework of ┼-Bizz Awards 2016.

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Gold Prizes at “Digital Experience” and “Design/Branding” categories for “The evolution of everyday banking” event at TEDxAcademy 2015 and Silver Prize at the “Event of the Year” category for the organisation of “Dine Athens”. These awards were included in Event Awards 2016, organised by Boussias Communications.

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Gold Prizes, at Ermis Awards 2015, at the “Brand sites” category about the new Alpha e-Banking for Individuals and at the “Mobile Banking apps” category about the new Alpha Mobile Banking application (iOS, Android).

Best practices and quality management
In parallel, in 2016, the European Society Quality Research (ESQR) Organisation awarded to Alpha Bank, for the second consecutive year, the honorary distinction “European Award for Best Practices 2016”, in recognition of its efforts for the systematic upgrading of the quality of its services.

Information Security
Moreover, in 2016, Alpha Bank was recognised for its successful conformity with information security international standards. More specifically:

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In the framework of the annual evaluation by the independent certification body Bureau Veritas, the Information Security Division maintained its certification in accordance with the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 International Standard, for the “Design, Development, Operation, Management and Support of Information Security for the Alpha Bank Group”. The standard sets demanding requirements in all areas that affect confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information at all stages of its “lifecycle” (creation, use, processing, transmission, storage and destruction).

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In July 2016, the Bank was recertified according to the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Date Security) Standard, as Level 1 Service Provider and Level 4 Merchant. The standard states that the Bank abides by strong security measures in twelve different areas.
 
 
 
 

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