Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD), one of the leading banks in the UAE, has won four prestigious awards at the MEA Finance 2021 Awards. CBD’s “Direct From Customer” initiative, which enables instant digital account opening with just your Emirates ID, has won the “Best Digital Transformation Implementation” award. The recently launched “CBD Investr” app, which is the first app in the region to offer customers access to actively managed globally diversified and personalized portfolios, has been recognised as the “Best Robo Advisory Investment Solution” and CBD’s Commercial Banking Division won the “Best Commercial Bank” award. In addition, CBD’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Bernd van Linder, received the acclaimed “Banker of the Year” Award.

The awards were received by CBD’s CEO Dr. Bernd van Linder along with the CBD senior management team at the MEA Finance Awards 2021 ceremony, held recently at the Ritz-Carlton JBR Hotel in Dubai.

Commenting on the sideline of the awards ceremony, Dr. Bernd van Linder, said: “I am immensely proud that CBD has won four awards at the MEA Finance Awards 2021 ceremony. CBD has been on a relentless digital transformation journey to create a better user experience for our customers and is among the pioneers in the region to provide innovative, customer-centric solutions.”

He added: “I am also truly humbled and honoured to be chosen as the “Banker of the Year” by MEA Finance, which I would like to accept on behalf of all my team, our customers and partners, who have helped CBD on our journey to be ‘default digital’”.

The MEA Finance Awards 2021 recognized financial institutions, technology solutions providers and individuals for their exceptional achievement and inspirational leadership in delivering innovative products and services of the highest value to their retail and business customers.

About Commercial Bank of Dubai:

Commercial Bank of Dubai was established in 1969 and is registered as a Public Shareholding Company (PSC). The Bank is listed on the Dubai Financial Market and is mostly owned by UAE Nationals, including 20% by the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD). Over the years, Commercial Bank of Dubai has built itself into a progressive and modern Banking institution, endowed with a strong financial structure and strong management, as well as a loyal and ever increasing customer and correspondent base. Today CBD is one of the leading banks in the United Arab Emirates and offers its customers a full range of retail and commercial banking products and services.