Global Finance Ranks Citizens Bank as Best Bank in Northeast and Great Lakes Regions for 2018

Global Finance magazine has selected Citizens Bank as ‘Best Bank’ in the Northeast and Great Lakes regions in its 25th annual rankings – making Citizens the only U.S. bank to win the prestigious award in more than one region.

“At a time of unprecedented change in the financial services industry, Global Finance’s annual Best Bank Awards continue to deliver a consistent evaluation of financial industry performance, whether in developing products to meet emerging financing needs or designing digital platforms that speed and enhance services,” said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance. “The winners are world-class leaders, responding adeptly to shifting political winds, new technologies and changing market conditions.”

“This recognition reflects our focus on delivering thoughtful solutions to help our customers be successful and reach their potential,” said Bruce Van Saun, chairman and CEO of Citizens Financial Group. “The award marks our progress in becoming a top-performing bank that delivers well for all stakeholders.”

The winners of this year’s awards are those banks that “attended carefully to their customers’ needs in difficult markets and accomplished better results while laying the foundations for future success,” according to Global Finance. Winners were chosen by the magazine’s editors after extensive consultations with corporate financial executives, bankers and banking consultants, and analysts throughout the world as well as a poll of Global Finance’s corporate readership.

Headquartered in New York with offices around the world, Global Finance has readers in 192 countries. Global Finance regularly selects the top performers among banks and other providers of financial services. Its awards have become a trusted standard of excellence for the global financial community.

Citizens will be recognized for its top rankings on Oct. 13 in Bali, Indonesia, during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings.

Details about Global Finance’s 25th annual Best Banks ranking and the list of winners are available here.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $152.3 billion in assets as of December 31, 2017. 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. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,300 ATMs and approximately 1,150 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. 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 rate products, and asset finance. More information is available at or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.


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