28 Dec 2020
CIEL Finance

Bank One wins three distinct awards at the Global Banking & Finance Awards

We are pleased to announce that the Global Banking & Finance Review has awarded Bank One for Best SME Bank Mauritius 2020, Best Corporate Governance Bank Mauritius 2020 and Best Custodian Bank Mauritius 2020. Launched in 2011, the Global Banking & Finance Awards honour institutions bringing inspirational changes within the global financial community.


Wanda Rich, Editor, Global Banking & Finance Review says: “Focusing on processes, products and innovation, Bank One Limited ensures its clients’ interests are at the core of all their activities. They help customers navigate the complex financial world and achieve their financial goals with their knowledgeable relationship managers, Open Architecture model and state-of-the-art Custody Platform. Their unique value proposition, strong corporate governance and ethical business conduct helped them stand out as the clear winners this year. We look forward to seeing further growth and industry-leading solutions from them in the years to come.”


Bank One Private Banking: an award-winning service


Bank One Private Banking distinguished itself on the international scene this year despite the numerous challenges faced by the overall banking sector since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guillaume Passebecq, Head of Private Banking & Wealth Management and his team won the titles of ‘Best Private Bank - South Africa’ and ‘Best Product Innovation’ for its very first participation at the Global Private Banking Innovation Awards (GBP Awards) 2020 earlier this year.

The team is not new to accolades and has been the recipient of the ‘Best Private Bank Mauritius’ title from Global Finance Magazine for 4 years running since 2017. Their latest recognition for ‘Best Custodian Bank Mauritius 2020’ confirms their commitment to staying ahead of the curve in terms of value proposition for the Private Wealth market in Mauritius and the region.

Guillaume Passebecq states: “I believe that our success lies in the fact that Bank One has spared no effort to fully embrace the rapid changes in the banking sector in recent years. We have invested massively in our digital channels by revisiting our business strategy and operational model. These channels include our Internet Banking platform, Mobile Banking application and our full-fledged Custody platform. We will definitely continue to adapt our products and services to a very demanding market and strengthen our position as the bank of choice for our sophisticated clientele”.


Bank One SME Banking: a partner of choice for local SMEs.


Local SMEs play a major role in most economies, particularly in developing countries such as Mauritius. At Bank One, we have a dedicated team that focuses exclusively on serving the SMEs with a wide range of highly attractive tailor-made products and services to support them in their activities and long-term growth. Over time, we have developed strong relationships with our SME clients through a team of seasoned Relationship Managers that offers, over and above traditional banking products and services, advisory and counselling services adapted to the particular needs of each customer. This is particularly appreciated in the current COVID-19 environment where many of our customers’ businesses are impacted.


Sunil Sathebajee, Head of Business & SME Banking adds: “Our Relationship Managers play an important role in our long-term business success. They are the ones who are in direct contact with our customers and who understand their immediate needs and aspirations. We are pleased that Bank One is recognised today as a valuable partner for the SMEs not only on the basis of highly competitive and attractive rates but also on the premise that we are here for the long haul and we always seek what is in the best interests of our clients in the long run”.