UniCredit Bank Austria awarded as best SME Bank in Austria

  • UniCredit Bank Austria has been named “Best SME Bank 2022” in Austria by the US corporate financial magazine "Global Finance"

Susanne Wendler, member of the Management Board of UniCredit Bank Austria, Unternehmerbank: “We are very happy about this outstanding award and being selected as the best bank for small and medium-sized enterprises in Austria, especially following such a challenging year in 2020. This international award is testimony to our high level of client satisfaction, as it is only with the support of our clients that we are able to prove our leading position as a strategic financial partner. Therefore, this award is also a recognition of the excellent performance of our employees."

UniCredit Bank Austria serves seven out of ten large Austrian companies and nearly every third medium-sized company in Austria. UniCredit Bank Austria is one of Austria's best capitalized major banks and part of UniCredit, a successful pan-European commercial bank. This enables UniCredit Bank Austria to combine local support with global expertise. Through its European banking network, it provides its clients with unique access to leading banks in 13 core markets. Leveraging on an international network of representative offices and branches, UniCredit serves clients in another 16 countries worldwide. 

“We see ourselves as a strategic financial partner and advisor for our customers. And especially in this historic upswing phase of the economy that we are currently experiencing, we are supporting small and medium-sized enterprises with financing and know-how to seize their opportunities”, says Wendler.

The editors at Global Finance – along with support from industry experts – evaluated a number of criteria for the “Best SME Bank 2022” award, including entries from the respective banks, their market share, knowledge of SME markets and needs, breadth of products and services and innovation. The winners were evaluated and selected on the basis of a proprietary algorithm. This year’s ratings are based on performance from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. The winners are those banks that best meet the specialized needs of SMEs in their markets.

Global Finance magazine is based in New York and has offices around the world. It was founded in 1987 and boasts a readership spanning across 193 countries with a circulation of 50,000 copies. The readership of Global Finance includes directors and chief financial officers responsible for the investments and strategic decisions of multinational companies and financial institutions. The corporate financial magazine regularly selects the top performers amongst banks and other providers of financial services. The awards have developed into an established standard of quality for the global financial world.

Enquiries:    UniCredit Bank Austria Press Office
    Franziska Schenker, Tel. +43 (0)5 05 05-51417
    Email: franziska.schenker@unicreditgroup.at