Citizens Bank Named One of America’s Most Reputable Banks by American Banker/Reputation Institute

Citizens Bank has been named one of the Most Reputable Banks in the country, according to the American Banker/Reputation Institute Survey of Bank Reputations released today.

Citizens Bank placed ninth out of 32 banks based on customer scores on the 2015 list of America’s most reputable banks. Citizens’ 2015 customer results showed the fourth-best year-over-year improvement in the industry. Conducted annually by American Banker and Reputation Institute, the survey asks respondents to rank banks according to factors of corporate reputation that the Reputation Institute applies across industries.

“Our plan to become a top-performing regional bank is built on our commitment to provide Citizens Bank customers with the best possible banking experience, and we are pleased to see this year’s survey confirm the progress we are making,” said Brad Conner, Vice Chairman and Head of Consumer Banking. “This recognition reflects the hard work of Citizens colleagues and the significant investments we have made in our products and services that are helping our customers bank better.”

Over the past two years, Citizens has enhanced its product offerings and introduced new products as part of its Bank Better program. Significant developments in 2014 and 2015 included:

  • One Deposit Checking – where just one deposit each statement period – of any amount – waives the monthly maintenance fee. One Deposit Checking includes the $5 Overdraft Pass – no overdraft charges for any transactions of $5 or less.
  • Education Refinance Loan – the Education Refinance Loan allows college graduates to refinance both private and federal student loans. Citizens is the only national bank to offer the federal loan refinancing option in the U.S.
  • The new Cash Back Plus World MasterCard® – A new credit card offering up to 1.8% cash back on everyday purchases.

Designated one of the Best Banks in America by Money magazine in both 2014 and 2015, Citizens also has consistently received national recognition from industry analysts at Javelin Associates for the quality of its mobile banking apps. Earlier this year, Citizens Commercial Banking was honored with the Greenwich Middle Market Banking Excellence Award in the Northeast for overall Client satisfaction. Most recently, Citizens’ commitment to diversity resulted in recognition from Professional Woman’s Magazine, Hispanic Network Magazine and Black EOE Journal.

Full survey results and related analysis can be found on Reputation Institute’s website at http://www.reputationinstitute.com/us-banking-reptrak and on American Banker’s website at AmericanBanker.com/bank-reputations-2015, as well as in the July issue of American Banker Magazine.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $136.5 billion in assets as of March 31, 2015. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens helps its retail customers “bank better” with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services in select markets nationwide. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance. Citizens operates through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A., and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. Additional information about Citizens and its full line of products and services can be found at www.citizensbank.com.

About Reputation Institute

Reputation Institute (RI) is the world’s leading research-based consulting and advisory firm for reputation. RI enables many of the world’s leading companies to make more confident business decisions that build and protect reputation capital, analyze risk and sustainability topics, and drive competitive advantage. RI’s most prominent management tool is the RepTrak® model for analyzing the reputations of companies and institutions — best known via the Global RepTrak® 100, the world’s largest and most comprehensive study of corporate reputations, as well as Country RepTrak® and City RepTrak® studies that look at reputation across organizations within a given geography.

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Contacts:

Citizens Bank
Lauren DiGeronimo, 781-471-1454
lauren.digeronimo@citizensbank.com

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