The Banker Magazine Announces: "Leumi - Bank of the Year in Israel"
Leumi President and CEO, Rakefet Russak-Aminoach: "The award is a recognition of the Bank's impressive achievements in all areas of its business operations, as well as continuing to lead the digital innovation revolution in Israeli banking and deepening our involvement in the high-tech industry by establishing Leumi-Tech"
The prestigious banking magazine “The Banker” from the Financial Times Group named Leumi as “Bank of the Year in Israel for 2014". This is the fifth time in the past decade Leumi has won this distinguished title. Leumi’s selection was made by a panel of professional judges who examined the Bank's financial results, business achievements, investment in technology and the Bank's overall strategy.
The magazine praised Leumi for a number of key moves made during the past year, the foremost being the establishment of “Leumi-Tech” - the high-tech arm of the Bank - and the increased involvement of Leumi in the Israeli high-tech sector. The magazine also mentioned Leumi's extensive investment in digital and mobile banking while adapting banking activities to the needs of today's client, and the bank's focus on the small and medium-size business sector in Israel by expanding the "Leumi Digital Business Arena” and providing business owners with tools for managing and expanding their business.
The "Bank of the Year" awards ceremony by The Banker was recently held in London, attended by senior representatives of banks from more than 150 countries worldwide.
Leumi President & CEO, Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, noted following the award: "We are in the midst of a period of renewal and growth. Over the past year we had to lead a profound change in order to adapt the structure of the Bank's business operations to the new world and the new customer. This means more technology, more availability, more efficiency, and more customization, in order to provide our customers with the most advanced services and enable them to perform banking operations appropriate to their needs – in every channel, from anywhere, and at any time convenient for them. This award is an important recognition of the Bank's impressive achievements in all areas of our operations, including continuing to lead the digital innovation revolution in Israeli banking and deepening our involvement in Israeli high-tech through the establishment of Leumi-Tech"