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Piraeus Bank received two prominent international awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards 2018 for the Yellow Rewards Program: a) "Best Loyalty Programme of the Year - Financial Services"; and b) "Regional Loyalty Champion of the Year - Central & Eastern Europe incl. Russia & Turkey".



Piraeus Bank received the highest award of “Performance Brand of the Year” at the Peak Performance Marketing Awards 2018. In the same competition for the most effective and innovative communication campaigns, the Bank received four other distinctions.




With a total of 14 awards, Piraeus Bank excelled in the Ermis Awards 2018, the institution that rewards excellence in strategy, creativity and communication effectiveness. In addition, Piraeus Bank is the first organization to be honored in 2018 for the first time with the Creative Bravery Award as the most “daring” advertiser for the bravery in its communication.

Piraeus Bank received from Global Custodian, the highly respected publication in the international securities services arena, the Global Excellence Award in the area of Relationship Management and Client Services.









In the top 5 CEOs of the largest European banks featured the CEO of Piraeus Bank Christos Megalou during the vote of the Extel Survey 2018 in which participated over 11,300 executives of banks, investment companies and business of financial sector from 88 countries of the world. The Investor Relations of Piraeus Bank received significant distinction, ranking first among all Greek businesses and ninth among 128 European banks.
Piraeus Bank's technological leadership was confirmed through a number of distinctions within the Impact Business IT Excellence (BITE) Awards 2018. Specifically, a top performance award in the "Transformation of Business Processes" category for the implementation of the new "e-loan by winbank" service, as well as in the "Electronic Cooperation / Electronic Pricing" category for the specialized software platform "rapid LINK". An award of excellence to the "Web based Trade Finance" service, which was evaluated under the category "New Services & Business Model Transformation". An excellent performance in the "Business and ICT Linking" category for the new “Small Business & Agricultural Affordability & Treatment Tool” and finally, the top distinction Grand Award.
Piraeus Bank received significant distinction from the established institution for the Greek Retail and Industry, Retail Business Awards 2017. Specifically, the new winbank mobile app won in E-COMMERCE MOBILE APP 2017 category.



Piraeus Bank's Yellow Loyalty Program received a total of 5 awards at the Loyalty Awards 2018 to highlight best practices in rewarding and customer loyalty.






Piraeus Bank is a constituent of the FTSE4Good Emerging Index since its launch in December 2016. The FTSE4Good index is an extension to the FTSE4Good Index series, which is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.
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Oekom Research, one of the largest research and rating agencies in the world in the field of responsible investments, in January 2018, upgraded Piraeus Bank’s performance on Corporate Responsibility to the level C- medium (on a scale from A+ to D-). Piraeus Bank’s performance is above the average of the 253 companies of the financial sector that are evaluated, of which none has been rated above C+.
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MSCI ESG Research upgraded Piraeus Bank to the “BB” from “B” by positively assessing the Bank’s practices for systemic risk management and the measures it takes to reduce the environmental impact of its financing through the implementation of its Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS).




ISS Corporate Solutions
Piraeus Bank received the highest score of “1 - HIGHER DISCLOSURE” from ISS Corporate Solutions, both in the environmental and the social pillar (“Environmental & Social Quality Score”), compared to the global banking industry (as of May 2018). The score indicates the excellent identification and management of the relevant environmental and social risks and transparent disclosure practices.
Piraeus Bank is included in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register, following the Forum ETHIBEL announcement. This selection by Forum Ethibel indicates that the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility performance is above average in the banking sector.