TORONTO, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The employees of RBC were honoured today
with the most prestigious international prize that Retail Banker
International (RBI) can bestow in its yearly global awards competition
- Global Retail Bank of the Year.
The annual RBI Awards are a well-established global competition and
highly regarded within the industry as a mark of exceptional
performance. In addition to being named Global Retail Bank of the Year,
RBC was shortlisted in five other categories including North American
Retail Bank of the Year; Retail Banker of the Year; Best Branch
Strategy; Best Use of Digital Marketing; and Best Digital Channels
Strategy, which received an honourable mention.
"By every measure - record financial performance, sustainable profitable
growth and outperforming its peer group in a wide variety of metrics -
RBC led the way in North America and internationally," said Douglas
Blakey, Editor, Retail Banker International. "RBC is also being
recognized for continuing to dominate the Canadian landscape in terms
of good governance, integrity, diversity and corporate social
responsibility, which all contributed to an exceptional year for RBC."
RBC was the only Canadian bank to win an award, a notable achievement in
a wide field with just under 300 banks nominated for RBI Awards
"It's a great honour to see RBC recognized globally," said Gord Nixon,
RBC's Chief Executive Officer. "These awards are a testament to the
outstanding leadership of our President Dave McKay, formerly the Group
Head of Personal & Commercial Banking, and our employees' incredible
dedication and commitment to serving our clients and supporting the
communities in which we operate."
This year's RBI Awards programme marks the third year in a row that RBC
has been among the most recognized banks. Last year, RBC won for Best
Retail Bank in North America for the second consecutive year and the
award for Innovation in Customer Service. In the history of the RBI
Awards, no other Canadian bank has ever achieved this level of
RBI is one of the world's leading sources of retail banking news and
information from around the world. It is part of Timetric, a leading
provider of online data, analysis and advisory services on key
financial and industry sectors. More about the RBI Awards 2014.
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest
banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North
America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide
personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance,
investor services and capital markets products and services on a global
basis. We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who
serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 42 other
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, we contributed
more than $104 million to causes worldwide, including donations and
community investments of more than $69 million and $35 million in
sponsorships. Learn more at www.rbc.com/community-sustainability.
For further information:
Georgia Maxwell, Corporate Communications, 416-974-0833