The Global Finance award ceremony of the World's Best Banks took place in Istanbul, Turkey on October 6, 2009. The worldwide financial edition named Belarusbank the best bank in Belarus in 2009. Over 100 representatives from 58 world's largest banks took part in the award ceremony.
The following criteria were considered in selecting the best bank: growth of assets and profit, strategic partnership, services to customers, pricing policy and innovative products.
Global Finance points out that despite the dominant position of Belarusbank in the banking sector of Belarus the bank is developing and implementing innovations. In 2008 Belarusbank successfully launched the Internet-banking project and increased the functionality of its ATMs: now the customers can not only make payments but also buy bus tickets and check lottery results.
According to Joseph Giarraputo - the publisher of Global Finance - the customers more than ever before demand high-quality banking services. The winners among banks are the best banks satisfying the highest demands of their customers.