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Awards 2011

Recent wins

The Commonwealth Bank is committed to being Australia's finest financial services organisation through excelling in customer service. This focus has been reflected in a number of recent award wins.

Australian Business Awards - 2011 Winner - Best New Product

Australian Business Awards – Best New Product 2011

The Retail Bank’s Campus Card has been awarded the Winner of the 2011 Australian Business Award for Best New Product. Campus Card was recognised as an exciting new market leading product which demonstrates the Bank’s commitment to develop innovative products that meet the needs of its customers.  The Campus Card solution allows University students to manage all their day to day university needs with one smart card. 

CANSTAR Best Value Australia – Small Business Banking

CANSTAR Best Value Australia – Small Business Banking

We have been awarded CANSTAR Best Value Australia – Small Business Banking. This award recognises our service improvements such as making our Business Bankers available 24/7 and having the largest branch network, so our business is close to yours. As well as having Australia’s best online banking website.

Australian Private Banking Awards

Australian Private Banking Awards winners 3 years in a row

Australian Private Banking Awards 2011

Commonwealth Private were proud to receive multiple awards at the Australian Private Banking Awards. For the third year running Commonwealth Private were named the Australian Private Banking Council’s Most Outstanding Institution (in the $1m-$10m category). This is the private banking industry’s peak award, and is the result of interviews of more than 500 clients of private banks in Australia. 

  • Winner - Outstanding Private Banking Institution of the Year 2011 in the $1-$10m category, for the third year in a row.
  • Winner – Outstanding New Wealth/ Investment Advisor 2011 - awarded to Luther Poier, Senior Relationship Manager Commonwealth Private Office.


Australian banking and Finance Awards 2011

Australian Banking and Finance Awards 2011

The Australian Banking & Finance Awards are Australia's premier financial services awards with winners selected by an independent panel of senior industry professionals. In 2011 we were awarded:

  • Australian Financial Institution of the Year – Major Banks
  • Chief Information Officer of the Year - Michael Harte
  • Chief Risk Officer of the Year – Alden Toevs
  • Innovative Mortgage Product of the Year – No Fee Variable Rate Home Loan
  • Best Product Business Bank
  • Best Equipment Finance & Leasing Business Bank
  • Best Internet Business Bank
  • Best Merchant Services Bank
Money Magazine Awards - 2011

Money Magazine Awards 2011

We're thrilled to be Money magazine's Bank of the Year two years running. These prestigious awards are based on an independent assessment of the services and products of banks, building societies and credit unions across Australia. Overall we were named:

  • Bank of the Year
  • Banking Website of the Year
  • Credit Card Issuer of the Year
  • Margin Lender of the Year - CommSec.



Asian banker awards

The Asian Banker Transaction Banking Awards 2011

The Asian Banker is a leading provider of strategic intelligence to the financial services industry.

Every year, The Asian Banker Transaction Banking Awards honour the achievements of leading global and domestic banks in the transaction banking business including cash management, trade finance, payments and counterparty relationships.

In 2011 we were awarded:

  • Best Cash Management Bank in Australia


Australian Lending Awards 2011

Australian Lending Awards 2011 

We are proud to have been recognised with several awards at the inaugural 2011 Australian Lending Awards, reinforcing our position as Australia's leading financial services organisation among consumers and brokers. We were awarded:

  • Third Party Operator of the Year  
  • Best Innovator



Insto Awards 2011

Insto is an Australian-based capital markets news service for financial market professionals. Their annual awards are a premier event on the industry calendar attracting the top financial executives from around Australia. In 2011 we were honoured with:

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Year – David Craig
  • Australian Issuer of the Year (Australian bond market)


IMA award

Interactive Media Awards 2011

The Interactive Media Awards recognise the highest standards of excellence in website design and development internationally.

  • Outstanding Achievement Award, eCommerce (CommBiz)