How Eastern Bank and LankaBangla stood out

We explain how Bangladesh's outstanding bank and investment bank claimed FinanceAsia's awards, and why Standard Chartered excels in the country.

In May, FinanceAsia named the winners of its annual Country Awards for Achievement. Last month, winners were given their awards at our annual awards dinner in Hong Kong. Today, we begin presenting the rationale for our decisions, to celebrate the best in banking from across the region, starting with the fast-evolving Bangladesh market.

Best Bank Eastern Bank

This is always a difficult award to judge as Bangladeshi banks have carved out very different niches for themselves. BRAC Bank, for example, not only leads the country but also the wider region in terms of the depth and breadth of its mobile financial services operation.

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