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 2001, 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.

National Art Council

  • Patron of the Arts Award 2001

Singapore Children's Society for Outstanding Fund Raising Efforts

  • Merit Award

Community Chest for Corporate SHARE Program

  • Distinguished Platinum Award

Singapore 1000 2001/2002 Awards

  • An Award recipient for Highest Industry Growth (Finance) (By Industry Category)

Singapore 1000 2001/2002 Awards

  • An Award recipient in Highest Net Profit in the annual Singapore 1000 2001/2002 Awards

CFO Asia

Risk Management Awards 2014

  • First Best Annual Reports in Asia Contest:
  • Score Four and a Half out of a possible Five stars - Best Design and Visuals

CFO Asia

    Achieved the score of 8:
  • Most Transparent Companies in Asia
  • 2nd Annual Ranking of Corporate Finance Deals:
  • Voted Top "Deal of the Year"
  • DBS' US$5.9 billion Acquisition of Dao Heng Bank

The Asset

    Asian Awards:
  • Singapore - Best Domestic Investment House
  • Singapore - Best Synthetic Securitisation Issue
  • Singapore - Block Sale of the Year

The Asset

  • Best in Corporate Governance in Singapore:
  • Ranked 2nd - DBS

Global Custodian

  • Top rated in 2001 in 2001 Major Market Agent Bank Review

Global Custodian

  • Winter 2001 DBS Thai Danu Bank Top Rated in 2001 in 2001 Agent Banks in Emerging Markets Survey

Asia Risk

    Singapore Dollar-Interest Rate Swaps
  • Ranked 1st - DBS
  • Singapore Dollar - Cross-currency swaps
  • Ranked 1st - DBS
  • Thai Baht - Cross-currency swaps
  • Ranked 3rd - DBS
  • Interbank poll - top houses
  • Ranked 4th - DBS
  • Singapore Dollar - Currency options
  • Ranked 1st - DBS
  • Singapore Dollar - Currency forwards
  • Ranked 3rd - DBS
  • Thai Baht - Currency forwards
  • Ranked 1st - DBS
  • Singapore Dollar - Forward rated agreements
  • Ranked 3rd - DBS

Asia Risk

    Awards 2001:
  • Domestic Derivatives House of the Year - South Asia

Global Custodian (US based)

    Global Custodian survey 2001:
  • Top-rated in Custody Reviews

GSCS Beachmarks (UK based)

    Top rating scoring stars in three categories:
  • Settlement, Safe-keeping & Overall Highest number of stars for Singapore market for Safekeeping services

IR Asia

Investors' Choice Awards 2001

    The Most Transparent Company Award for the Finance Category:
  • Runner Up


    Bank Relationships and Service Quality:
  • Bank most often used for primary issues
  • Bank Relationships and Service Quality:
  • Best overall in the local currency debt market for origination, sales and trading

Finance Asia & UBS Warburg

    Top 250 Asian Banks:
  • Ranked 2nd: In terms of Market Capitalization
  • Ranked 8th: In terms of Asset Size

The Banker

  • Best Bank in Singapore

Investor Relations

    Asia Awards:
  • Most Progress in IR
  • Best Roadshow
  • Best Board Communications
  • Best Annual Report

Global Finance

  • Best Trade Finance Bank in Singapore, Hong Kong and Asia

Finance Asia

    4th Annual Country Awards for Achievement:
  • Best Singapore Dollar Bond House (Singapore)
  • Best Local Equity House (Singapore)


Awards for Excellence 2001

  • Best Bank in Singapore

Asia Risk

    In Annual Domestic Bank Rating 1st:
  • Singapore - Foreign Exchange Products
  • Singapore - Interest Rate Products
  • Singapore - Equity Derivative Products
  • Hong Kong - Interest Rate Products

Asian Banking Awards

  • Recipient of two winning projects under Credit Risk Management and Internet Banking

The Asset

    The Best and the Brightest in 2001:
  • DBS Bank ranked 1st on best credits-unweighted in Singapore. Reported in the 3rd annual Benchmark Survey of Asian Credits


    Asia's strongest banks revealed:
  • Ranked 12th under the Asia's top 25 strongest banks


    Asiamoney deals of the year:
  • Asian wide award for the PSA S$ bond deal as best local currency bond deal in Asia for year 2000

Singapore 1000/Singapore SME 500

  • DBS wins the Highest Sales/Turnover for the financial sector, ranked 12th under the top 100 Singapore 1000 Companies category
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