Awards for Excellence 2009: Greece
Best Bank: National Bank of Greece
National Bank of Greece continues to benefit from more resilient earnings than its peers. It generates its income on the back of a strong competitive position, especially with regard to its liquidity. It has a leading position for deposits, which enabled it to make more loans than its banking rivals. Total operating income for the year came to €3.3 billion, with net income at €702 million. Although its first-quarter €177 million net profit was down 28% year on year, this was a better performance than its competitors’.