We’ve been awarded three accolades at the 2024 Global Finance Awards

NatWest is delighted to be recognised as the UK’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance and the Best Trade Finance Provider for 2024, and NatWest Markets has been awarded the UK's Best Bank for Foreign Exchange for 2024

Best UK Bank for Sustainable Finance

For the second consecutive year, we’ve been selected as the country winner for the Best Bank for Sustainable Finance. The awards were judged by the Global Finance editorial team from independent research for the 2023 calendar year against criteria including: governance policies and goals, achievements in environmental and social sustainability financing, industry leadership and third-party assessments. 

As a purpose-led bank that’s committed to supporting businesses and communities on their journeys toward net zero, we actively incentivise their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) objectives through sustainable financing. Receiving this award truly recognises our dedication and efforts in this space. 

Gustavo Brianza, Managing Director of Debt and ESG Advisory commented: “We’re honoured to once again be recognised as the Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in the UK. It’s an achievement that highlights how we’re committed to supporting our customers on their transition journey.”

Caroline Haas, Head of Climate and ESG Capital Markets at NatWest, added: “Sustainability is at the heart of our work, and we’re committed to supporting customers with sustainable transactions. Being recognised by Global Finance on our leading role in the market, demonstrates that our customers also value our pledge to helping businesses and customers thrive in this space.”

Best UK Trade Finance Provider

We’re also delighted to have won the Best Trade Financer Provider in the UK category. 

Winners are selected by Global Finance editors, with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology experts. The judging is based on independent research of performance during the period from Q4 2022 through to Q3 2023. 

Rowan Austin, Head of Trade Origination & Advisory at NatWest noted: “Our customers have been through turbulent times over the past few years as global events have triggered market volatility, and technology fundamentally altered supply chains and how businesses trade internationally. This award is true recognition of the work we do to support our customers during these times.”


Best UK Bank for Foreign Exchange, NatWest Markets

For the fifth consecutive year, NatWest Markets has been recognised as the Best Foreign Exchange Bank in the UK. 

According to Global Finance’s website, winners are selected based on objective factors that are detailed in company documents and media reports. This includes aspects such as transaction volume, market share, breadth of offerings and global coverage. Reputation, thought leadership, customer service, technology innovation, and using input from industry analysts, surveys and corporate executives, also play a major role in the judges’ assessment. 

Simon Manwaring, Global Head of Trading & Sales at NatWest Markets said: “We’re proud to once again be awarded the Best FX Bank in the UK by Global Finance. It’s fantastic that the dedication and support we provide to our customers is continuing to be recognised.” 

For more information about the Global Finance Awards for 2024, please visit the website.

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