As part of the 16th Middle East e-Government and e-Services Excellence Awards 2011, BBK, Bahrain pioneer in retail and commercial banking, won the e-Banking Excellence Award from the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute (MEEAI).
This prestigious award has been granted to BBK in light of its innovative and comprehensive web-based solutions catering to both retail as well as business customers. Mr. Rashad Akbari, Assistant General Manager- Transactional Banking Division, BBK was presented with the award at the ceremony held by MEEAI on Wednesday 25th May, 2011 at Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, in the presence of decision makers, e-Government projects managers, media representatives and other invited guests.
MEEAI was established as a platform to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of leaders and organizations who have contributed to the remarkable growth and development of the regional and global economy. The institute conducts field research and studies in government and private institutions in the Middle East to identify the best social, technological, economical, media, financial and leadership achievements based upon the modern knowledge economy and leadership culture to recognize their significant role played in the region. Recognition is also received by individuals who are able to bring about change and to consolidate the necessary leadership principles and qualities and to contribute to building the region’s future based on the international standards of competitiveness.
Upon receiving the Award, Mr. Rashad Akbari said: “After BBK won in 2011 the Bahrain e-Government e-Content award for the fourth consecutive year in the Kingdom of Bahrain, we are proud on winning also the e-Banking Excellence Award for the Middle East . BBK is always keen on achieving the highest levels of quality and to provide the best banking solutions that meet the customers’ needs, being one of the leading banks that offers the latest and best quality technologies.”
He added: “We have recently developed and enhanced the Bank’s website and launched our latest Corporate Cash Management Platform BBKCashlink which qualified the Bank to win such prestigious award and win our customers’ satisfaction. Winning this award is considered one of the Bank’s significant achievements, which motivates us to continue to use the latest and most sophisticated technologies for the convenience of our customers. We seek to win the MEEAI recognition yet again and wish to thank them for their appreciation.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Ali Al Kamali, Datamatex & MEEAI General Manager said the Award seeks to develop a climate of competition based upon the quality standards among individuals, government and business organizations throughout the region according to the international assessment standards. This will have a significant impact upon the growth of the IT industry and its growth in the region. The event coincides with new economic and technological developments in the region that will bring about a fundamental change in the regional and international technological and economic map, which will certainly help achieve economic development goals.”
Al Kamali added information technology and telecommunications have elements of power that can bring about change in work and management patterns in government agencies to enhance performance and to save money and efforts. They also provide an electronic boom that involves citizens and civil society organizations in discussing policies through direct dialogue and support to the decision making process and drawing up policies that provides better understanding of individuals and the economy.
BBK brings the operational convenience of banking to the door step of its customers. It enables both individuals and businesses to manage their finances effortlessly. Primarily any customer, be it a Retail or Corporate entity, can benefit from BBK’s wide range of secure, customized, cost effective and timely 24X7 Internet banking services. Striving to be at the financial forefront for all our customers’ needs, BBK has recently revamped its website www.bbkonline.com and launched the new release of Internet Retail Banking; it has been redesigned to incorporate better functionality and more advanced features to deliver customers a faster, safer and more convenient service than ever before. Further BBK has recently launched its suite of Cash Management products and services designed to cater to the needs of Corporate Customers through its latest offering BBKCashlink. The platform allows the customer to access a host of features and functionality from anywhere around the world and is built on robust technology, leveraging the highest possible security standards.