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Barcelona-based CaixaBank is considered the world's best bank in technological innovation

The British financial magazine ‘Euromoney’ has named the Catalan CaixaBank the world’s best bank in a technological innovation ranking. Furthermore, the publication considered CaixaBank to be the best Spanish bank for the second consecutive year. The Catalan entity is the largest bank within the Spanish market, ahead of the two world giants Santander and BBVA. Furthermore, CaixaBank leads online banking in Spain with 8.8 million clients.

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13 July 2013 01:22 AM

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London (ACN).- The Catalan financial entity CaixaBanks is the world\u2019s best bank in technological innovation and the best bank in Spain according to the British financial magazine \u2018Euromoney\u2019. The Barcelona-based bank was awarded these two distinctions at a gala organised in London on Thursday evening. The President of CaixaBank, Isidre Fainé, stated that the awards represent \u201Crecognition\u201D of the Catalan bank\u2019s way of working. The Catalan entity is the largest bank within the Spanish market, ahead of the two world giants Santander and BBVA. Furthermore, it leads online banking in Spain with 8.8 million clients. It is the second time that CaixaBank has been considered by \u2018Euromoney\u2019 as the best bank in Spain, as the Barcelona-based company already received this award last year.


At London\u2019s ceremony, \u2018Euromoney\u2019 named the US bank Wells Fargo as the world\u2019s best global entity. In addition, the CEO of the Lloyds Banking Group, the Portuguese Antonio Horta-Osório, was named Banker of the Year.

\u2018Euromoney\u2019 is one of the leading financial magazines internationally, and it was founded in 1969. Since 1992, the publication has organised an award ceremony for financial entities. The awards included some 20 categories which are added to prizes for world regions and states. According to the organisation, they recognise institutions and businesspeople that \u201Cshow leadership, innovation and market impulse\u201D.

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  • CaixaBank's CEO, Joan Maria Nin (left) and the company's President, Isidre Fainé (right) (by J. Molina)

  • CaixaBank's CEO, Joan Maria Nin (left) and the company's President, Isidre Fainé (right) (by J. Molina)