Hellenic Bank has been ranked by Global Finance magazine among the top banks in the world because they managed to rapidly and effectively adapt to the new circumstances created by the Covid pandemic.

“The more successful had already invested heavily in digitisation and, since the pandemic acted as an accelerator to the migration of customers to digital channels, these banks were also able to accelerate the rationalisation of their branch networks, thereby reducing their cost base over the long term” it stressed.

Referring to Hellenic Bank it pointed out that it weathered a difficult year well from a strong capital position, with a Capital adequacy ratio of 22.4 per cent and ample liquidity, the bank’s liquidity coverage ratio standing at 477 per cent.

According to the magazine, the winner in Cyprus generated a €50.5m net profit in 2020 despite impairment losses remaining high. Both organic and non-organic efforts to resolve NPEs continue, while the CET1 ratio is 20.01 per cent.

Hellenic Bank is one of the leading financial institutions in Cyprus. It is at the forefront of financing growth and the development for the country’s most important industries. It is a robust, reliable partner for SMEs, with its success can be attributed to its customer-centered approach and the wide range of competitive products and services it offers.

All these resulted in Hellenic Bank being chosen as the top bank in Cyprus. As the magazine pointed out, 2021’s winning banks were the ones that took care of their customers’ needs in a very difficult year, achieving strong performance and financial results, laying solid foundations for their future success.

The results of the awards are published in the May Issue of Global Finance and on the website of World’s Best Banks 2021: Western Europe | Global Finance Magazine (gfmag.com).