On 28 November 2013, FNB Namibia was presented with the Bracken Best Bank in Namibia award by The Banker Magazine in London. This is the fifth consecutive year that FNB Namibia has walked away with this prestigious accolade. The programme acknowledges and promotes industry wide excellence in the global banking community and international judges select only one winning bank for each country which is what makes The Banker “Country Bank of Year Award” such a sought after award.
The BankerMagazine is a monthly international financial affairs publication owned by The Financial TimesLtd. and edited in London. The magazine was first published in January 1926 through founding Editor, Brendan Brackenof the Financial News, who went on to become the Chairman of the Financial Timesfrom 1945-1958. The best bank awards are named in honour of Mr. Brendan Bracken.
Since its founding, the magazine has claimed a dedication to the international perspective through features, interviews, multi-media applications and events. The Banker is the world’s premier banking and finance resource, read in over 180 countries and is the key source of data and analysis for the industry. The Banker Magazine reports “Namibia’s four established lenders form what is one of the most sophisticated banking systems in Africa. And they are highly profitable. But even among its peers, First National Bank of Namibia (FNB) stands out.”
Ian Leyenaar, CEO of FNB Namibia was ecstatic with the achievement and said: “While other Namibian banks have won this award in the past, this is now the fifth year in a row that this great honour has been bestowed on FNB Namibia and this means that we are consistently and constantly delivering on our helpfulness promises to staff, customers and all our stakeholders. To us this five year success means that we have been the most successful in delivering on the important. In future, we will continue to build and enhance all our business plans to become even bigger and better for all our stakeholders on our journey of being the local world class financial services provider of choice in Namibia.”