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19 October 2018

BIBD Confirmed Among Best Banks in ASIA-Pacific

October 19th, 2018 – BIBD was recently conferred as one of the Best Banks in Asia-Pacific (2018) as the country winner for Brunei Darussalam by leading financial publication Global Finance as part of its 25th Annual Best Bank Awards. BIBD was honoured with the award at an award ceremony held during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia.

Commenting on the recent addition to BIBD’s awards, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II, in his capacity as Chairman of BIBD commented, “Alhamdulillah, we are humbled by this achievement and sincerely grateful to the people of Brunei Darussalam for their unceasing trust and support in BIBD. This achievement showcases the capability of Brunei’s institution and its people onto a regional level, in line with His Majesty’s Wawasan 2035 to be a nation widely recognized for the accomplishments of its well-educated and highly-skilled people as measured by international standards.

“In shaa Allah, we will continue to build on this success and further strengthen our position as one of the best banks in the region, reflecting on Brunei’s progression as a viable destination for investment and FDI. At the same time, we will sharpen our focus on promoting financial inclusion and awareness within the country.”

BIBD Managing Director, Mubashar Khokhar, also commented, “Alhamdulillah, we are thankful of this award that recognises the stellar support of the government, the dedication of our stakeholders and regulators, as well as the trust our customers continue to show in us as we all build alliances as Brunei’s partners in progress. Together, as we contribute towards a collaborative, sustainable and progressive economy, in shaa Allah, we will continue our support towards the dynamic future of Brunei Darussalam and its people.”

Global Finance publisher and editorial director, Joseph D. Giarraputo, in a press release said, “The winners are world-class leaders, responding adeptly to shifting political winds, new technologies and changing market conditions.”

On top of the Global Finance award, BIBD has already recently collected the “Best Mobile Banking Application” and “Best Digital Bank in Brunei – 2017” by World Finance as well as “Best Retail Bank” in Brunei Darussalam by The Asian Banker for the sixth consecutive year.

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