The Housing Bank won the "The Banker" award "Bank of the Year-Jordan for 2013", noting that the Banker belonging to the Financial Times Group is the best newspaper group concerned with money and economy in the world.
The Bank's winning the award was announced during a ceremony on the 30th of November in London in the presence of managers and leaders for more than 112 banks and financial institutions representing the winning institutions from around the world, as the award is given for one bank in each country only. Michel Marto, chairmen of the board of directors of the Bank has received the award with the presence of Omar Malhas, Director General and officials in the Bank.
Wining and celebration of distribution of "The Banker" awards, is one of the most prominent events that banks await, to introduce the best banks and financial institutions winning the award, as this celebration is an honour to winning banks as a recognition by the Banker's management of the successes and outstanding achievements made by these banks during the year. This celebration also provides the opportunity for senior bankers and financiers who represent their organizations to meet and introduce in this celebration.
It is noteworthy in this area that the Bank won the award "The Banker" as the bank of the year-Jordan 2013, after meeting the qualification requirements for winning the award, which is rated according to a group of financial principles and indexes, including the ability and success in facing the challenges of the period, initiative and innovation in products and services "new products and services and/or development of current products and services", efficiency and indexes of total of equity, strength index of adequacy of capital, total assets, proportion of equity to total assets and rate of return on assets and other positive indexes of strength and integrity of the financial position of the "winning" institutions.
Marto considered this occasion as an opportunity for praising the Bank's strength, congratulating and giving winning of this award to the board of directors and family "management and employees" as well as customers, as being partners in the qualification for this winning. Marto noted in this regard to ambitious plans adopted by the Bank in developing IT systems and focusing on providing special service for small and medium-sized enterprises without neglecting the Bank's role in servicing large companies and institutions, and continuing on the rationalization of expenditure and strengthening customer service network "branches and ATMs".
Marto concluded commenting on this important even that the Bank winning this award came in recognition of its performance and achievements, which will be an incentive to achieve greater achievements in various activities, so that the Bank remains at the level of trust of investors, shareholders and customers including depositors and borrowers.