Thriving 3Q23 Awards Season
Friday 20 October 2023
At UniCredit we are always up for a strong and healthy competition, benchmarking with the market our drive for excellence and providing best-in-class solutions to all our stakeholders. The Awards season from July to September has proven particularly successful with over 20 new accolades won by our teams in all markets.
In July, we secured nine new awards at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2023, gaining four more prizes compared to the previous year. We solidified our position as the “Best Bank” in Central & Eastern Europe, particularly excelling as:
• Best Bank in Italy
• Best Bank in Austria
• Best Bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Best Bank in Bulgaria
• Best Bank in Croatia
• Best Investment Bank in Italy
• Best Bank for Transaction Services in Central & Eastern Europe
• Best Bank for Wealth Management in Central & Eastern Europe
Our Structured Products and Funds were recognised with nine new prizes in total in two prestigious awards competitions in September.
Firstly, we achieved significant recognition at one of the most esteemed ceremonies of the financial industry in the structured securities sector. During a gala in Frankfurt am Mein, Feingold Research Germany assigned UniCredit the Deutsche Zertifikate Preis in three categories:
- Exotic Warrants - 1st place
- Capital Protected Certificates - 3rd place
- Credit Linked Notes - 3rd place
The prestigious prizes were awarded by an independent 30-person jury consisting of experts and decision-makers from the financial industry. In addition, almost 15,000 private investors voted on the respective winners.
During the same month, onemarkets by UniCredit claimed six accolades at the Zertifikate Award Austria 2023 in Vienna. Our unique investment solutions garnered recognition in the following categories:
- Jury overall ranking - 2nd place
- Primary Market - 2nd place
- Capital Protected Certificates - 3rd place
- Express Certificates - 3rd place
- Reverse Convertibles - 3rd place
- Audience Awards (Info & Service) - 3rd place
In September, the main representatives of the covered bond market gathered in Munich, Germany, for a gala organised by Global Capital to celebrate its finest. Our Bank won in these categories:
- Best Syndicate Bank
- Best Syndicate Banker - for Alberto Villa
- Best Pioneering Deal - in consortium with several other banks
The Banker's Transaction Banking Awards 2023 provided us with another opportunity to shine. Our Group was acknowledged in the Payments category in this annual ranking.
The Banker commented that embracing digital transformation should be a standard practice for global transaction banks, and further explained: "This year, our winning financial organisations are focused on delivering virtual, tailored products to meet their clients' needs in areas such as cash management, liquidity and sustainability."
We have also gained distinction from Euromoney as the Best FX Bank for Service and Support for our leading e-solutions, such as UC Hedge — our proprietary digital platform to support corporate customers' end-to-end management of foreign exchange risk.
This recognition underscores the robustness of our innovative, client-focused FX solutions, specifically crafted to meet the unique needs of our small and mid-sized corporate clients.
Our Banks in Central and Eastern Europe earned a multitude of country awards.
After conducting a comprehensive assessment of 169 private banking service providers hailing from German-speaking regions, the Society for Quality Testing honoured Schoellerbank once more with the "Excellent Advisory Quality" rating.
UniCredit Bank Austria has once again secured the top position in the "Investment Advice" subcategory of the "Investment Advice 07/2023" study within the assessment among national financial institutions.
The independent market research company "Society for Consumer Studies" (ÖGVS), responsible for the study, conducted a comparative analysis of nine branch banks across service, advisory quality, and transparency categories.
UniCredit Bulbank in Bulgaria clinched several recognitions in the Best Digital Banking Awards 2023:
- Best Digital Bank
- Best Trade Finance Service
- Best Mobile Banking App
B2B Media awarded the UniCredit Bulbank with top honours, such as 1st place is the category Equality and care for employees, 2nd place in the category Social project for "Call for Education - Bulgaria and Romania" of UniCredit Foundation and 3rd place in Investments for sustainable development and green transformation.
The Bulgarian contributions were further acknowledged with a special accolade in the "Financing for Sustainable Development" category in the SGD Pioneers 2023, a ceremony dedicated to sustainability and presented by Global Compact, a division of the United Nations.
Discover more about our Awards & Recognitions by visiting our dedicated page.