At the annual ‘World’s Best Trade Finance Providers 2019’ awards organised by Global Finance magazine, Nordea has been recognised as the best bank in the Nordic region for Trade Finance
Nordea were selected as the best trade finance provider by the editorial review board of Global Finance based on input from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology experts. According to Global Finance, criteria for choosing the winners included transaction volume, scope of global coverage, customer service, competitive pricing, innovative technologies as well as entry submissions from banks and other providers.
Adding customer value
Patrik Zekkar, Global Head of Trade & Working Capital Management at Nordea, says: “We are delighted to have won this important award from Global Finance which is further recognition of our leading Trade Finance offering in the Nordics and confirmation that we are on the right track. The Global Finance awards are judged on a range of critical criteria and its very encouraging that we are well on the way towards reaching our targeted future state. Throughout 2018 we have continually worked to align and simplify trade between the Nordic countries, making it easier for anyone wanting to conduct business in the region. We have also focused on our advisory services to become even more of a partner to our customers, helping them every step of the way through the trade process. Right across our team, we have introduced new ways of working in order to free up time to create even more value for our customers. We are fully focused on providing the best range of products and tools to facilitate trade and support that with a best in class customer experience.”
Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance, adds: “The world of trade is being rocked by the rise of protectionism, technological change and the entrance of alternative trade finance providers into the marketplace. The winners of our Trade Finance Awards are staying on top of these evolving trends and providing their clients with advice and solutions to mitigate risks and succeed in their international business.”
Win in Finland
At the national level, Nordea was also given the award for best Trade Finance provider in Finland.
About Global Finance
Global Finance, founded in 1987, has a circulation of 50,050 and readers in 188 countries. Global Finance regularly selects the top performers among banks and other providers of financial services. These awards have become a trusted standard of excellence for the global financial community.
For more information on Nordea Trade Finance check out: www.nordea.com/en/our-services/tradefinance/