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 2018, reflecting our growing strength and influence on the financial landscape throughout Asia and the world. We are proud that the market and our peers recognise the strengths of our diverse team and our ability to deliver innovative financial solutions to our customers.

Here are some of our awards.

The Banker

Bank of the Year Awards

  • Global Bank of the Year
  • Asia Pacific Bank of the Year
  • Singapore Bank of the Year

Top 100 ASEAN Banks Ranking

  • Best Bank in ASEAN

Investment Banking Awards

  • Most Innovative Investment Bank of the Year from Asia-Pacific

Global Finance

World's Best Global Bank

  • Best Bank in The World

Best Bank in Asia-Pacific

  • Best Bank in Asia-Pacific

World's Safest Bank

  • Safest Banks in Asia - #1 (2009 – 2018)
  • World's 50 Safest Commercial Banks - #4
  • World's 50 Safest Banks - #14

World's Best Investment Bank

  • Best Investment Bank - Best Debt Bank
  • Best Investment Bank - Best Debt Deal of the Year

World's Best Digital Bank

  • Best Trade Finance Services
  • Best Online Portal Service
  • Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Banks - Country Winner

World's Best Digital Bank - Consumer Digital Banks in Asia-Pacific

  • Best Bill Payment & Presentment - Regional Sub-Category
  • Best Web Site Design- Regional Sub-Category
  • Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site- Regional Sub-Category
  • Best SMS/Text Banking- Regional Sub-Category
  • World’s Best Consumer Digital Banks In Asia-Pacific - Country winner

World's Best Digital Bank - Mortgage Banks

  • World's Best Digital Mortgage Banks

The Innovators

  • Customer Science
  • Most Innovative Financial Institution in APAC


Women of the Future Awards South East Asia

  • Global Empowerment Award in the Women of the Future Awards South East Asia

Shorty Awards

Shorty Awards (Brand & Organisation Winners)

  • Content and Media - Branded Series (Sparks Mini-Series)
  • Strategy & Engagement - Physical & Digital (Sparks Mini-Series)

Marketing Magazine

Mob-Ex Awards

  • Best App - Consumer Brand (POSB Smart Buddy Programme)
  • Best App - Creativity (POSB Smart Buddy Programme)
  • Best App - Government & Community Service (POSB Smart Buddy Programme)
  • Best App - Utility (POSB Smart Buddy Programme)
  • Best Campaign - Innovation (POSB Smart Buddy Programme)
  • Best Campaign - Integration of Mobile (Digibank 2.0)
  • Best Campaign - User Experience (POSB Smart Buddy Programme)
  • Best Campaign - Video/Rich Media (Sparks)
  • Best Solution - mCommerce (digibank Indonesia)

Marketing PR Awards

  • Best Employee Engagement/Internal Comms (DBS @Live App and CCTR RaRa)

Lighthouse Independent Media

Loyalty and Engagement Awards

  • Best Customer Experience - POSB Smart Buddy
  • Best Customer Experience - VTM
  • Best Use of Technology - Reimagining our Customer's Journey
  • Best Employee Engagement Strategy - Digital Employee Engagement Strategy
  • Best Engagement Strategy for a Male Audience - DBS Safra Card
  • Best Partnership in a Loyalty Programme - DBS Esso Card
  • Best Use of CSR - POSB Run for Kids 2017
  • Best Use of Mobile - POSB Smart Buddy

HRM Awards

  • Best Next-Gen Opportunities & Development

International Finance Magazine

International Finance Magazine Awards

  • Most Innovative Bond Deal


Euromoney Awards for Excellence Global Awards

  • World's Best Digital Bank
  • World's Best Bank for SMEs

Bloomberg Businessweek Financial Institution

Bloomberg Businessweek Financial Institution Awards

  • Corporate Social Responsibility - HK ( Outstanding Award)


Best Bank Awards

  • Best Bank for SMEs - Hong Kong

Asian Banking & Finance

Retail Banking Awards

  • Domestic Retail Bank of the Year - Singapore
  • Open Banking Initiative of the Year - Singapore
  • Service Innovation of the Year - Singapore

ABF Corporate & Investment Banking Awards

  • Equity Deal of the Year
  • Syndicated Loan of the Year

Wholesale Banking Awards

  • Technology & Operations (Singapore)

Alpha Southeast Asia

Annual Best Financial Institution Awards

  • Best Digital Bank in Southeast Asia
  • Best Bank, Singapore
  • Best Bond House, Singapore
  • Best Equity House, Singapore
  • Best Investment Bank, Singapore
  • Best Retail Broker, Singapore (DBS Vickers)
  • Best Private Wealth Management Bank, Singapore


Country Awards

  • Best Domestic Bank (Singapore) + Supporting Documents
  • Best Investment Bank (Singapore)
  • Best DCM House (Singapore)
  • Best ECM House (Singapore)
  • Best Broker (Singapore)
  • Best Private Bank (Singapore)

The Business Times

Singapore Corporate Awards

  • Special Recognition Award

The Asset

Triple A Private Banking, Wealth Management, Investment and ETF awards

  • Best ETF Broker, Singapore
  • Best ETF Broker, Asia
  • Best Participating Dealer, Singapore
  • Best Private Bank – HNWIs
  • Best Wealth Manager, HK
  • Best Private Bank, SG
  • Best Wealth Manager, Asia
  • Best Structured Produce House, Indonesia

PWM/The Banker

Annual WealthTech Awards

  • Best Private Bank for use of technology, Asia
  • Best Private Bank for digitally empowering relationship managers, Asia