Intesa Sanpaolo S p A: The Banker awards Intesa Sanpaolo the title of “Bank of the Year in Italy” for 2021
THE BANKER INTESA SANPAOLO AS AWARD
“BANK OF THE YEAR IN ITALY” FOR 2021
Milan, December 2, 2021 – Intesa Sanpaolo was once again recognized as “Bank of the Year in Italy” by The banker, the Financial Times Group’s flagship publication for the sector, on the occasion of the 2021 annual Bank of the Year Awards.
In their selection this year, The bankerThe Commission judges paid particular attention to the role played by banks in ensuring stability and supporting the collective effort to exit the pandemic – areas in which Intesa Sanpaolo has distinguished herself. The judges continued to focus on banks that have shown the way in helping customers and the wider economy meet the needs of the future, and which have best adapted to establish long termgrowth in the face of such a global change.
Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo, commented: “This year’s award recognizes the Group’s success in a period of extraordinary commitment and transformation, reinforcing our determination to work, every day, towards sustainable and inclusive growth. With a sense of pride and responsibility as Italy’s First Bank, we will continue to leverage our strength and know-how to help businesses and families, through actions such as our commitment to provide more than 400 billion euros in medium / long-term loans in support of Italy’s national recovery plan, as well as through initiatives that will soon be announced as part of our new 2022-25 Business Plan “.
The Group’s subsidiary Bank Intesa Sanpaolo Albania also received special recognition from ” Bank of the Year for Community Banking 2021“, for the support provided to local communities, in particular the financial education of children and the economic empowerment of women.
Considered the industry standard for valuing banks around the world since 1926, The bankerThe “Bank of the Year” rewards the main global institutions. A rigorous and highly analytical process is put in place to reach each “Bank of the Year” decision and The bankerThe reputation for independence, authority and integrity applies to every submission.
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About Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sanpaolo is a wealth management and protection company, the leading Italian bank and one of the strongest and most profitable banking groups in Europe. It offers commercial banking, corporate investment, private banking, asset management and insurance services. The Intesa Sanpaolo group has approximately 13.5 million customers in Italy and 7.1 million customers abroad through commercial banking subsidiaries in 12 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as an international network to support corporate clients in 25 countries. Intesa Sanpaolo is recognized as one of the most sustainable banks in the world and is committed to becoming a benchmark model in terms of sustainability and social and cultural responsibility. Intesa Sanpaolo supports major economic inclusion and poverty reduction projects, including a € 1.5 billion impact fund for loans to social groups who have difficulty accessing credit. The Group has a fund of 6 billion euros dedicated to the circular economy. The Group is also strongly involved in cultural initiatives in Italy and beyond, with the aim of preserving, promoting and sharing the historical and artistic heritage of Italy, also through permanent and temporary exhibitions hosted at the Gallerie d ‘ Italia, the Intesa Sanpaolo museums located in Milan, Naples, Vicenza and soon Turin.
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