• Al Rodhan: NBK garners the fruits of long years of investment in technology and people
  • The award demonstrates the long-term commitment to cement our leadership in foreign exchange markets

National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) was named “Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Kuwait and the Middle East for 2023”, for the 11th consecutive time in the annual survey of Global Finance magazine based on the input from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology experts around the world.

Criteria for choosing the Foreign Exchange Providers Award winners included transaction volume, market share, scope of global coverage, customer service, competitive pricing and innovative technologies. Global Finance also considered bank submissions, input from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology specialists.

Global Finance magazine has named its 23rd annual World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers in 88 countries including 7 different global regions, as well as the winning providers for FX research and analysis and for FX trading technology.

NBK was listed among the World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers, and the best bank in the Middle East in terms of providing FX market services along with major international financial institutions such as J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, Citibank, BBVA and Société Générale.

Global Finance mentioned that these awards honor banks with FX departments that have provided their clients superior guidance and performance during these changing times, with inflation reaching unprecedented rates since four decades. This has dramatically increased the foreign exchange market’s volatility, making selecting the best FX partner critical more than ever.

Receiving this prestigious award constitutes a new recognition of NBK’s leadership, locally and regionally, as a provider of top-notch innovative banking solutions to its clients. This leadership is the fruit of the bank’s huge investments in developing its infrastructure to offer high-quality services as well as its investments in high-caliber human capital.

Commenting on this recognition, Roudhan Al Rodhan, Chief Foreign Exchange Dealer at National Bank of Kuwait, said: “Receiving this award for the 11th  year in a row reflects the breadth and quality of the services provided to our clients. It addition, it is a testimonial to the hard work, flexibility and dedication of NBK Treasury team.”

Al Rodhan noted that the award demonstrates NBK’s long-term commitment to cement its leadership and strengths in foreign exchange markets by providing competitive rates and high-quality service to clients, as well as continuing to provide liquidity even during market volatility.

“NBK garners the fruits of long years of investment in technology and people. The foreign exchange market industry is highly competitive, therefore, the bank is determined to continue investing heavily in technologies and upgrading foreign exchange electronic dealing platforms to meet all the needs of its clients,” he added.

Global Finance, founded in 1987 and headquartered in New York, is one of the most reputable magazines specialized in finance and economics. It has a circulation of 50,000 readers in 193 countries around the world, including senior corporate and financial officers responsible for making investment and strategic decisions at multinational companies and financial institutions.

The magazine conducts various surveys annually about innovation and profitability for banks and financial institutions all over the world, based on which it selects top performers on the regional and international levels.

For more information about Global Finance’s Best Foreign Exchange Provider Award 2023, please visit their website: https://www.gfmag.com/