Awards & Accolades


At DBS, we put our customers first. And the confidence that our customers have in us drives us to excel and to redefine boundaries.

We continued to garner numerous prestigious awards in 2016, reflecting our growing strength and influence on the financial landscape throughout Asia. We are proud that the market recognises the strengths of our diverse team and our ability to deliver innovative financial solutions to our customers. Here are some of our awards.


Acquisition International

2016 Offshore Excellence Awards

  • Best Offshore RMB Banking Service - Asia Pacific
  • Recognised Leader in Global Transaction Services

Alpha Southeast Asia

Best Financial Institutions Awards

  • Best Bank
  • Best Bond House
  • Best Cash Management Bank
  • Best Equity House
  • Best Investment Bank
  • Best M&A House
  • Best Trade Finance Bank
Global Finance

AON Hewitt

Aon Hewitt's Best Employers Asia 2016 Award

  • Regional Best Employer (Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan)
  • Best Employer Singapore
  • Best Employer Hong Kong
  • Best Employer for Women Award

Aon Hewitt Best Employers Indonesia 2016

  • Best Employer 2016
  • Best Employer for Women in The Workforce 2016

Asian Banking & Finance

Asian Banking & Finance Retail Banking Awards 2016

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year, Singapore
  • Online Banking Initiative of the Year, Singapore

Wholesale Banking Awards

  • Best Technnology & Operations, Singapore


People's Choice Awards

  • Best Bank - POSB
  • Best Bank Top Three - DBS
  • Best Credit Card - DBS Visa Debit Card
  • Best Credit Card Top Three - POSB Everyday Card
  • Best Mobile Banking Service - POSB mBanking
  • Best Mobile Banking Service Top Three - DBS mBanking

Brand Digital Excellence Awards Singapore

Brand Digital Excellence Awards Singapore 2016

  • Best Consumer Banking Brand

Business Times

Singapore Corporate Awards

  • Best Annual Report (Silver)

Corporate Governance Asia

Asian Excellence Award

  • Asia's Best CEO (Investor Relations) - Piyush Gupta
  • Asia's Best CFO (Investor Relations) - Chng Sok Hui
  • Best CSR
  • Best Environmental Responsibility
  • Best Investor Relations Company, Singapore

Covered Bond Magazine

Award for Excellence

  • Award for Excellence: Editor's award

Customer Experience in Financial Services Asia

CXFS Asia Summit and Awards

  • Best Customer Experience – Branch - IServe
  • Best Customer Experience – Call Centre – IServe Integrated platform
  • Best Customer Experience – Insurance – FYP
  • Best CX Business Model – Customer Frame
  • Best Technology Implementation – Front Office – Dynamic IVR
  • (Highly Commended) Best Client Onboarding Initiative – Virtual Account Opening and Online Loan Application
  • (Highly Commended) Best Technology Implementation – Back-Office – Operation Toolkit
  • Leadership in Customer Experience - Institution


Awards for Excellence

  • World's Best Digital Bank
  • Asia's Best Bank
  • Asia's Best Digital Bank
  • Singapore's Best Bank


Country Awards

  • Best Bank, Singapore
  • Best Broker, Singapore
  • Best DCM House, Singapore
  • Best ECM House, Singapore
  • Best Investment Bank, Singapore
Global Finance

Global Finance

The Innovators - Foreign Exchange

  • Process Innovation - USD-CNH Cross Currency Swap

The Innovators - Trade Finance

  • Product Innovation - Irrevocable Distributable Ledger

The Innovators - Corporate Finance

  • Product Innovation – Abercrombie & Fitch Online Collection and Cash Pool Solution in Asia
  • Product Innovation – CapitaMalls Asia (CMA) Liquidity Management Solution
  • Product Innovation – Cross-border Pre-shipment Financing Solution for Xinren

World's Best Investment Bank

  • Best Investment Bank, Singapore

World's Best Securities Services Providers Awards

  • Best Subcustodian Bank, Singapore

Treasury and Cash Management Providers 2016

  • Best Overall Bank for Cash Management, APAC

Trade & Supply Chain Finance Awards 2016

  • Best Trade Finance Provider, Singapore

World's Best Foreign Exchange Providers

  • Best FX Provider, SEA
  • Best FX Provider, SG

Stars of China

  • Best Consumer Bank (Foreign)
  • Best Bank for Cross Border Trade Settlement (Foreign)
  • Best Trade Finance Provider (Foreign)
  • Best Treasury and Cash Management (Foreign)

Who's Who in Treasury and Cash Management

  • Who's Who in Treasury and Cash Management - Atul Bhuchar

World's Best Digital Bank Awards

  • Best Consumer Digital Bank, Singapore
  • Consumer sub-category: Best Bill Payment & Presentment, Global
  • Consumer sub-category: Best Website Design, Asia  
  • Consumer sub-category: Best in SMS/Text Banking, Global
  • Best Corporate Institutional Digital Bank, Singapore
  • Corporate sub-category: Best Online Cash Management, Asia
  • Corporate sub-category: Best Web Site Design, Asia


IDC Financial Insights Innovation Awards

  • Best Bank in Asia/Pacific
  • Corporate Banking - Leads Generation using text analytics
  • Enterprise Transformation - DFNO

Marketing Interactive

Mob-Ex Awards 2016

  • Best App – Consumer Brand – DBS PayLah!
  • Best App – Games – DBS Lifestyle App
  • Best App – Games – KYC Game
  • Best Campaign - Direct Response - DBS Lifestyle Mobile Gamification
  • Best Campaign - Research and insights - AIC
  • Best Campaign - Video/Rich media - AIC

Private Banker International

PBI Greater China Awards

  • (Highly Commended) Best Private Bank in Hong Kong (Foreign)
  • Private Banker International Greater China Rising Star
  • Outstanding Young Private Bankers (Greater China-North Asia)

Retail Banker International

Retail Banker International Awards

  • Best Bank in Community Outreach Initiative – DBS x CAL Talk
  • Best Digital Marketing Campaign – DBS Taiwan
  • Best Marketing Campaign Overall – AIC
  • Excellence in Business Model Innovation - DFNO
  • Excellence in Contact Centre Innovation
  • Excellence in Client On-boarding Communication
  • Excellence in Internet Banking – Cross-Border
  • Excellence in Internet Banking – Overall
  • Excellence in Internal Communications – PRIDE (DBS Taiwan)
  • Excellence in Loan Origination - OLAF
  • Excellence in Service Innovation - Demand Management Model
  • Excellence in SME Banking
  • Trailblazer of the Year – Institution
  • (Highly Commended) Best Graduate Employment Scheme – Retail Banking
  • (Highly Commended) Best Staff Training & Development Program – Digital Graduate Training Program
  • (Highly Commended) Dynamic Third Party Partnership – DBS Accelerator with NEST
  • (Highly Commended) Excellence in Mobile Banking – Customisation
  • (Highly Commended) Excellence in Multi-Channel Integration - DBS Digital Retail Banking
  • (Highly Commended) Excellence in Service Innovation – Service Centre Branch Model
  • (Highly Commended) Excellence in Social Media – Customer Relations & Brand Engagement – DBS BusinessClass

Singapore Business Awards

Singapore Business Awards

  • Outstanding Chief Executive Officer of the Year for 2015

The Asian Banker

Retail Financial Services Programme

  • Best Retail Bank in Asia Pacific
  • Best Retail Bank Singapore
  • Branch Automation Project

The Asset

Infrastructure Awards

  • Oil and gas deal of the year (PT Medco E&P Tomori Sulawesi US$200 million senior secured term loan facility)
  • Power deal of the year (A$5.9 billion financing for acquisition of TransGrid by NSW Electricity Networks)
  • Best social infrastructure deal, Singapore (Singapore SportsHub S$1.5 billion refinancing)

Asset Servicing Awards

  • Best Custodian Bank, Singapore

Private Banking, Wealth Management, Investment and ETF Awards

  • Best Private Bank – Singapore
  • Best Wealth Manager – Asia
  • Best Wealth Manager – Singapore

Private Banking, Wealth Management, Investment and ETF Awards

  • Editors' Triple Star: DBS Minmax
  • Transaction Banker of the Year - Asian Bank (John Laurens)
  • Best Specialist Bank for Emerging Corporates, APAC
  • Best Specialist Bank for FI and NBFI, APAC
  • Best Specialist Bank for SMEs, APAC
  • Best in Treasury & Cash Management, ASEAN
  • Best Cash Management Bank, Singapore
  • Best Cash Management Solution, Singapore – Grabtaxi
  • Best in Treasury and Working Capital - SMEs, Singapore
  • Best in Treasury and Working Capital - Liquidity Management, Singapore
  • Best Renminbi Bank, Singapore
  • Best Structured Finance Bank, Singapore
  • Best Structured Trade Deal, Singapore – Halcyon Agri Corporation Ltd
  • Best Trade Finance Deal, Singapore –Lenovo Group Ltd
  • Best Transaction Bank, Singapore

The Banker

Deals of the Year

  • Bonds: Corporates (Huawei USD 1bn bond)

Wealth Briefing Asia

Wealth Briefing Asia Awards

  • Best Private Bank - Client Service
  • Domestic Clients Team
  • HNW Team
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