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1. 6. 2018

Equa bank is the most successful bank in the Golden Crown 2018 competition

Equa bank has won a total of seven awards this year.

Equa bank has become the most successful bank in this year's prestigious Golden Crown competition, winning seven awards. The expert panel awarded the bank two gold medals for the Minute Loan and the Current Account for Free and Without Conditions, a silver medal for the Business Current Account and two bronze medals for the Small Business Loan Guaranteed by the European Investment Fund and the unique new generation mobile banking. In addition, Equa bank also received award from the general public. Its Current Account for Free and Without Conditions ranked second in the Public Award category and its Business Current Account finished third in the Entrepreneurs’ Award category. 

Equa bank has won a total of seven awards this year, becoming the most successful bank in the Golden Crown 2018 competition. Each of these awards makes us extremely happy and confirms that we do a very good job and offer products and services that are valued not only by our clients but also the expert public. Since entering the market, Equa bank has been perceived as a bank offering the most affordable current account on the market, fast and convenient loans without unnecessary fees and modern digital banking. I am personally pleased with the awards for our products for entrepreneurs and businesses. We are successful also in this market segment and have a strong position there. We take our success in this year’s Golden Crown competition as a big commitment for the future,” said Petr Řehák, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Equa bank.

The Golden Crown competition has been recognizing the best financial products on the Czech market for the past 16 years. The products in 17 product categories are selected by the Financial Academy consisting of over 300 financial experts. An important part of the competition is the Public Award decided upon by the general public voting for the most popular financial products on the internet. Since 2008, the competition has been extended by the Entrepreneurs’ Award which recognizes the most popular financial products for small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2018, more than 60,000 votes were cast in both public competitions.