NOMSA NKANA, Lusaka
THE Global Finance magazine has named Barclays Bank Zambia Plc as the 2017 best bank in the country.
At a ceremony where the bank received its award, the magazineâ€™s editorial director of global finance, Joseph Giarraputo, said this yearâ€™s winners are those banks that attended carefully to their customersâ€™ needs in difficult markets and accomplished better results while laying the foundations for future success.
â€œThese awards celebrate financial institutions that excel at delivering to customers the services and products tailored to meet their unique needs,â€ Mr Giarraputo said in a statement availed to the Daily Mail.
The selection of winners by Global Finance was made after extensive consultations with corporate financial executives, banking consultants and analysts.
Commenting on the accolade, Barclays Bank Zambia managing director Saviour Chibiya said the bank is proud to have been recognised with this prestigious award.
Mr Chibiya said it is an achievement the bank could not have attained without the support of its loyal customers.
He said the award is testament of the Bankâ€™s commitment to ensuring that customers are kept at the heart of its operations and that the financial institution would continue to develop products and services which not only meet but exceed their [customersâ€™] needs and expectations.
â€œWe would like to thank our customers for their support and hereby reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that we continue delivering world-class banking solutions.
Barclays will continue to support public and private sector initiatives, and efforts to develop the Zambian economy by playing an integral role using our local and Group expertise whilst ensuring that we continue to invest in innovative banking solutions for our customers,â€ Mr Chibiya said.
He said despite a challenging economic environment last year, Barclays Bank Zambia Plc remained resolute in complementing Government efforts in driving growth in the country by supporting the key economic sectors, including mining, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, telecom and public sectors.
NOMSA NKANA, Lusaka