These awards prove once again that we put our customers at the centre of everything we do – across the entire Group – and continue to believe in them, despite these challenging times.
We have the best sustainable funds
Funds are the new savings book – and they fit into every wallet, especially if they are sustainable. There is one fund we can recommend in particular – in Austria and in Hungary.
The fund management team of Erste Asset Management was named a winner in the “Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards”, which are given to individual funds that have outperformed their peers. Of the approximately 6,500 funds that were up for selection this time, the ERSTE WWF STOCK ENVIRONMENT was recognised as the best fund in the “Alternative Energy Equity Fund” category for both its 5-year and 10-year performance.
Erste Alapkezelő, the Hungarian subsidiary ofErste Asset Management, received the “Klasszis” award for the best asset management experts and investment funds in Hungary from the forum “Privatbankar.hu”. With its “Erste Duett Open End Funds” fund of funds, Erste Alapkezelő won first place in the “Best Mixed Balanced Fund” category.
We excel in real estate financing
Regardless of whether you want to build a home, purchase a home or undertake a real estate development project – we are the competent partner at your side.
s Bausparkasse is a leader in digitalisation and sustainability
A building savings contract is not old-fashioned, but rather a solid component of any portfolio.
For the fifth time, s Bausparkasse was named “Best Building Society” by the financial magazine “Börsianer”. 159 financial companies were assessed, and the focus this year was on the megatrends of digitalisation and sustainability. For its outstanding customer service, sBausparkasse was also honoured with the “Industry Champion 2021” label, which is awarded by the Austrian Society for Consumer Studies (ÖGVS) together with the Austrian magazine “News”.
George is leading in Romania as well
George is not only the leading online banking platform in Austria, but in all countries in which we operate.
Banca Comerciala Romana received the award “The Most Agile Product Roadmap in Digital Banking” for George and its 240 functionalities. George now has almost 1.2 million active customers in Romania, and the Romanian version is the highest rated banking app in Google Play and the Google App Store. In addition, BCR was named the “most innovative and complex mobile banking service in 2020” forGeorge by the financial magazine “Piata Financiara”.
"Bank of the Year" in the Czech Republic
Our subsidiary Česká spořitelna is your ideal partner for all banking products and services in the Czech Republic.
A renowned jury of Czech experts named Česká spořitelna “Bank of the Year”. At the same time, its CEO, Tomáš Salomon, was recognised as “Banker of the Year”. The title “Woman of the Year” awarded by the daily newspaper Hospodářské noviny went to Daniela Pešková, member of the Česká spořitelna Retail Board.
We are leaders in Private Banking – across borders
We also won several awards in Private Banking: Česká spořitelna and Slovenská sporiteľňa were honoured for their “Best Private Banking” at the Private Banking Awards of the financial magazine “Euromoney”. The magazine “Global Finance” named Banca Comerciala Romana “Best Private Bank in Romania” at the “World's Best Private Bank Awards”.