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Banker Magazine’s country Bank of the Year eight years in a row

Banker Magazine’s country Bank of the Year eight years in a row

Michelle van Wyk (middle) flew all the way to London to receive the Bank of the Year award on behalf of her employer, First National Bank Namibia, from the publishers of the respected Banker Magazine.


For the eighth consecutive year, The Banker Magazine’s adjudicators judged FNB Namibia to be the best bank in the country. The country Bank of the Year award acknowledges and promotes industry wide excellence in the global banking community and international judges select only one winning bank for each country. “This is what makes The Banker “Country Bank of Year Award” such a sought after award” stated the publishers.

The Banker Magazine is a monthly international financial affairs publication owned by The Financial Times Ltd. And edited in London. The magazine was first published in January 1926 through founding Editor, Brendan Bracken of the Financial News, who became the Chairman of the Financial Times from 1945 to 1958. The best bank awards are named in his honour.

FNB Namibia’s Chief Executive, Sarel van Zyl expressed his delight saying “We have once again won this prestigious award, and I would like to thank every FNB employee for their hard work, professionalism, commitment and constantly delivering their best – ensuring that we remain the best bank, and continue to create a better world not only for our customers but the community in which we operate. These awards confirm what we know to be true – FNB Namibia is a great bank!”

FNB Namibia’s Treasurer, Michelle van Wyk who received the award in London, said that it not only proved the bank’s commitment to all stakeholders but to the country in particular. “Our national Harambee Prosperity Plan also talks about improving performance and service delivery and being respected and trusted in the international community. This international award shows that we are a player on the global stage – a player to be reckoned with. Thank you to everyone who continually contributes to ensure FNB’s outstanding level of service to all our stakeholders.”

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