2021 saw DBS bag a record number of global accolades, including many first-time wins. Global wins included “World’s Best Bank” and “World’s Best Digital Bank” from Euromoney, “Global Bank of the Year” and the global award for “Most Innovative in Digital Banking” from Financial Times publication The Banker, and “World’s Safest Commercial Bank” from New York-based Global Finance.

“Of all banks we cover worldwide, DBS was the one that most clearly demonstrated a rare skill: not just surviving a crisis but using it as a chance to innovate and to be a better bank. As well as fortitude and profitability, it showed opportunism and smart thinking, all underpinned by its digital leadership.”

World’s Best Bank 2021, Euromoney

“Once again DBS has demonstrated its world-class deployment of innovative technology solutions that is not only delivering material benefits for clients but is also driving a reimagination of banking as we know it today. Importantly, the bank has also taken a lead in sustainable and transition financing, spearheading framework and taxonomy developments to support the shift to a low-carbon global economy. A truly forward-looking organisation with solid foundations and a spirit of innovation.”

Global Bank of the Year, The Banker

“It is a fitting tribute to a bank that is renowned for being ahead of its peers in adopting emerging technologies that are reshaping the banking industry. During the past year, it launched DBS Digital Exchange, NAV Planner, and a Covid contact-tracing solution using AI/ machine learning. These initiatives are testament to DBS’ innovative spirit.”

Most Innovative in Digital Banking, The Banker

Our efforts on the sustainability front also received recognition from renowned publications, with Global Finance recognising us for our “Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Project Finance” and “Outstanding Leadership in Green Bonds”, while The Asset named us “Best ESG Transaction Bank” in Asia-Pacific. In Singapore, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment acknowledged our efforts to champion a more sustainable way of living with the “President’s Award for the Environment”.

Shee Tse Koon, DBS Singapore Country Head, receiving the President’s Award for the Environment, awarded by Singapore’s Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment from Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob