Monday 27, March 2017 by Matthew AmlĂ´t

Banker Africa—Southern Africa Banking Awards 2017 results announced

The results are in for the annual Banker Africa—Southern Africa Banking Awards 2017.

The annual Banker Africa—Southern Africa Awards is a programme open to all banks and financial institutions in the region. The aim of the Awards is to recognise outstanding performance and excellence in the financial services industry.

Shortlists for the awards were compiled by our group of experts before voting opened on The Southern Africa Awards are designed to reward innovation and the ability to gain market share. The winners were selected by the registered readers of CPI Financial products and services—in other words, your peers in the financial services industry.


This year nearly 4,000 votes were cast in the awards—the results of which are:

  • Best Retail Bank Southern Africa
    First National Bank
  • Best Corporate Bank Southern Africa
    Sasfin Bank
  • Best Commercial Bank Southern Africa
    Barclays Africa
  • Best Investment Bank
    Barclays Africa (CIB)
  • Best Emerging Bank Southern Africa
    BancABC (Atlas Mara)
  • Best Mobile Security Technology


The core philosophy of CPI Financial, the publisher of Banker Africa, is transparency, ensuring accurate reporting of economics and financial matters, the factors determining the future of the banking and finance community and the business deals driving the industry forward. Our Awards programmes are designed to reward and promote excellence and competition in the drive to set new standards in the industry in quality of service, best practice and financial performance.

The financial institutions that win one or more of the Banker Africa Awards in 2017 and in future years will be those offering best-in-class services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of their customers. They will, truly, be winners.

In each of four regions, North Africa, East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa, we hold separate awards competitions.

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