Company Milestones

November 30,2023 EBL has been awarded Bangladesh’s ‘Bank of the Year 2023.’ The accolade was conferred upon EBL by the renowned London-based international financial analysis and intelligence publication, The Banker. EBL becomes the first local bank to receive the coveted award for the third time 2020, 2021 and 2023.
November 27,2023 EBL has clinched awards at the "Mastercard Excellence Awards 2023" in three categories. The bank won "Excellence in Mastercard Business (Innovation)" for its SkyTrip Credit Card, "Excellence in Mastercard Business (Innovation)" for wearable payment solution, and ‘Excellence in Mastercard Online Acquiring Business.’
November 19,2023 Most Innovative Partner by the country's leading Travel Assistant Company, ShareTrip.
November 09,2023 EBL wins e-Commerce Movers Award (eCMA) 2023 for its significant contribution to Bangladeshi e-commerce industry.
November 07,2023 EBL has won gold award at the ICMAB Best Corporate Award 2022 in the Private Commercial Bank category.
October 14,2023 EBL has won gold award in general banking category for its outstanding corporate governance practices as well as transparency and accountability in overall management at the 10th ICSB National Award 2022 for Corporate Governance Excellence
September 14,2023 EBL has won Visa Excellence Awards in four categories at the Visa Leadership Conclave - Towards a Cashless, Smart Bangladesh 2023 for their outstanding achievements in Excellence in E-commerce Acquiring, Excellence in Cybersource-Payment Gateway, Excellence in Co-brand Cards, and Excellence in Cross-Border Payments.
September 11,2023 EBL in collaboration with Payment Network partners Mastercard and Visa has officially launched the nation's first wearable payment devices branded WEAREBL.
September 03,2023 Eastern Bank Limited has been renamed as Eastern Bank PLC. (EBL)
August 23,2023 EBL, renowned for its innovative financial products and services, successfully closed Bangladesh's first local currency interest rate swap deal with Pran Agro Ltd., a leading player in the manufacturing sector.
July 25,2023 EBL Securities Ltd. has won the Independence Golden Jubilee Award 2022 given by the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC). It won the first prize under the Stock Broker and Stock Dealer category for significant contributions to the development and progress of the country's capital market.
July 20,2023 EBL wins the International Finance Banking Awards 2023 under the category of ‘Most Innovative Retail Bank in Bangladesh’. The accolade was conferred upon EBL by the renowned London-based International Finance magazine, known for its comprehensive coverage of the global financial sector.
June 27,2023 EBL adjudged “Bangladesh's Best Domestic Bank 2023” by ASIAMONEY
June 25,2023 The Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh has assigned its highest credit rating, "AAA", for EBL, which denotes an extremely strong capacity to meet financial commitments.
February 08,2023 Ali Reza Iftekhar, MD and CEO wins first Kotler CEO of the year award
December 17,2022 EBL has won gold award in the banking category at the 9th ICSB National Award for Corporate Governance Excellence 2021.
December 15,2022 Ali Reza Iftekhar, the longest serving Managing Director and CEO of Eastern Bank Limited won 'Best Banking CEO of the Year, Bangladesh 2022' from World Business Outlook.
December 01,2022 EBL received the Bronze Award in "ICMAB Best Corporate Award 2021" in the private commercial bank category.
November 24,2022 EBL wins the Mastercard Excellence Award in two categories - Mastercard Prepaid Business and Mastercard Online Acquiring Business.
July 18,2022 Eastern Bank has won the Best Domestic Bank 2022 Asiamoney Best Bank Awards for Bangladesh for second consecutive years.
July 14,2022 EBL wins Euromoney Best Bank in Bangladesh Award at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2022 in London. EBL is the only bank in Bangladesh to win the coveted award for the fourth time from 2016-2018 and in 2022.
June 30,2022 EBL has been awarded as one of the top ten banks in Sustainability Rating Recognition 2021. Bangladesh Bank has published the rating based on four indicators such as Sustainable Finance, Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR), Green Refinance and Core Banking Sustainability.
June 23,2022 EBL wins Visa Excellence Award in four different categories at the Visa Leadership Conclave-Digital Payments for Smart Bangladesh 2022. The categories are Excellence in Cross-Border Issuing Business, Excellence in E-commerce Acquiring Business, Excellence in CyberSource Processing, and Excellence in Value Added Service (VAS) Products.
January 10,2022 EBL is the only bank in Bangladesh to be awarded Fastest Growing Digital Bank of 2021 by International Finance Banking Awards
December 01,2021 EBL has been awarded the prestigious Bank of the Year 2021 for Bangladesh by The Banker. EBL is the first bank in Bangladesh to win the award for two consecutive years from 2020 - 2021. The award truly demonstrated a level of stability that is testament to the organizational strength.
November 27,2021 EBL has won the first Bangladesh FinTech award in 2021 in the 'Fintech Innovation of the year-Banks' category for EBLConnect, a solution developed by EBL ICT Division for Corporate customers.
March 26,2021 Asiamoney has picked up Eastern Bank Limited as Best Domestic Bank in the 2021 Asiamoney Best Awards for Bangladesh. EBL won the award for the first time.
January 17,2021 EBL has been awarded by International Finance Corporation (IFC) under World Bank Group as the Best Partner for Equipment Trade in South Asia under Global Trade Finance Program.
December 02,2020 EBL has been awarded the prestigious Bank of the Year 2020 for Bangladesh by The Banker.
October 28,2020 EBL has been recognized with the 2020 Leading SME Trade Bank award for its outstanding contribution in supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises in Bangladesh by Asian Development Bank (ADB)
October 22,2020 EBL SKYCARE the exclusive service outlet designed especially for our valuable cardholders. It is a one-stop solution for EBL Cards where visiting customers can instantly avail a new prepaid card.
October 15,2020 EBL wins awards from Visa in three categories - Excellence in Product Innovation, Excellence in E-commerce Acquiring Business and Excellence in Cross-Border Business for the year 2019-2020 from VISA.
September 23,2020 EBL introduces first in Bangladesh UnionPay Dual Currency Debit card and UnionPay Dragon Prepaid Card.
September 02,2020 In collaboration with VISA EBL is the first bank in Bangladesh to launch Bangla QR Payment System, powered by mVISA on SKYBANKING app.
May 31,2020 EBL Insta Account - first Bangladeshi bank to introduce e-KYC based bank account.
March 30,2020 2020 Euromoney-Asiamoney Trade Finance Survey
  • Eastern Bank Limited ranked number 1 in Market Leaders (Asian Banks) in Bangladesh
  • Eastern Bank Limited ranked number 1 in Best Services (Asian Banks) in Bangladesh
December 16,2019 EBL won the Most Innovative Retail Bank – Bangladesh 2019 by the International Finance Magazine.
December 15,2019 EBL has won the prestigious ‘ICMAB Best Corporate Award 2018’ securing the first position in the Private Commercial Bank Category.
September 29,2019 EBL opened its first representative office in Guangzhou, China
September 08,2019 EBL won the Best Employer Brand Award 2019 at the 14th Employer Branding Awards at Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka. The award was given by the globally renowned Employer Branding Institute.
June 27,2019 EBL won the 'Best Investment Bank Bangladesh' at the FinanceAsia Country Awards 2019, held in Hong Kong.
March 25,2019 EBL received Asiamoney Best Corporate and Investment Bank in Bangladesh Award for 2018. EBL has been awarded for three consecutive awards.
December 08,2018 EBL won 2nd prize of ICMAB's 'Best Corporate Award 2017' under Traditional Private Commercial Bank Category.
November 10,2018 EBL won the gold award at the 'ICSB National Award for Corporate Governance Excellence 2017' in the 'Banking Companies' category by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB). This is EBL's third gold award in last five years.
September 01,2018 EBL has been recognized as a 'Superbrand' of the country for the year 2018-2020 by the Superbrands Bangladesh. This is the second time EBL has been adjudged with this award.
July 18,2018 EBL became Euromoney Best Bank in Bangladesh by repeating the performance in 2018 for the third consecutive year.
June 24,2018 EBL has moved into its permanent home at 100 Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka. This is a state-of-the-art intelligent building and also an architectural landmark of the city.
May 24,2018 EBL received Asian Banker Transaction Awards-2018 in two categories: Best Cash Management Bank in Bangladesh and Best Trade Finance Bank in Bangladesh.
March 22,2018 EBL adjudged the 'Best Retail Bank in Bangladesh' award for 2018 consecutively for the sixth time by The Asian Banker.
December 28,2017 EBL launched country's first Artificial Intelligence (AI) - based banking chatbot titled 'EBL DIA' (EBL Digital Interactive Agent) - where anyone can interact with through chatting with an AI-based Chat Robot on social media platform.
September 26,2017 EBL received Asiamoney Best Corporate and Investment Bank in Bangladesh Award for 2017.
July 13,2017 EBL repeated the performance in 2017 by winning Euromoney Best Bank in Bangladesh award for the second consecutive year.
March 17,2017 EBL won the prestigious Best Retail Bank in Bangladesh award for 2017 consecutively for fifth times by The Asian Banker.
December 24,2016 Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) won the second prize at the 3rd ICSB National Award for Corporate Governance Excellence 2015.
November 28,2016 EBL wins 3rd prize best financial reporting at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh or ICAB awards
October 01,2016 EBL achieved the global standard in payment-card security certification 'Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) from world's top cyber security leader NCC Group based in UK
June 29,2016 EBL was adjudged as the Best Bank in Bangladesh by FinanceAsia.
May 21,2016 EBL is the first bank in Bangladesh to be awarded Ba3 ratings by Moody's
November 10,2015 EBL won the 'ICSB National Award for Corporate Governance Excellence-2014' in the Banking Companies category
April 19,2015 EBL wins the prestigious Best Retail Bank for Bangladesh2015 award.
December 30,2014 The 14th ICAB National Awards for the Best Presented Annual Reports 2013
December 04,2014 ICSB National Award for Corporate Governance Excellence 2013 in the banking company category
November 11,2014 Best Structured SME Bank of the Year 2014
July 31,2014 Global Brand Excellence Award by The World Brand Congress
April 29,2014 EBL wins the ICMAB Best Corporate Award 2013
April 03,2014 Best Retail Bank in Bangladesh 2014 awarded by the Asian Banker
February 20,2014 EBL has been awarded the Best Partner for Working Capital Systemic Solutions in 2013 by IFC.
March 22,2013 EBL wins the Best Retail Bank in Bangladesh 2013 awarded by the Asian Banker.
October 05,2012 IFC awarded EBL the Best GTFP Issuing Bank in South Asia in 2012
October 01,2012 Annual Report 2011 Awarded 2nd prize as 'Best Presented Annual Report Awards' by ICAB.
July 25,2012 EBL CEO awarded 'CEO of The Year' by World HR Congress & World Brand Congress Hosted by Asian Confederation of Businesses.
July 19,2012 Crowned Asia's Best Employer Brand Awards 2012 in the category of 'Best HR Strategy in line with business' by World HR Congress & Employer Branding Institute.
November 28,2011 Incorporated with HK authority 'EBL Finance (HK) Limited', the fully owned first foreign subsidiary of EBL.
November 25,2011 Conferred Global awards for Brand Excellence in the category of 'Best Banking and Financial Services' by The Global Brand Congress.
June 05,2011 Adjudged the Best Financial Institution 2010 at the DHL Daily Star Bangladesh Business Awards.
May 11,2011 Centralized operations of EBL got Quality Management Systems Certificate as per ISO 9001: 2008
January 09,2011 Incorporated 'EBL Asset Management Limited', a fully owned subsidiary of the Bank to do asset management i.e. managing mutual funds.
April 04,2010 Implemented 'Universal Banking System (UBS)', world's one of the renowned core banking solutions as a first bank in Bangladesh.
March 01,2010 Acquired 60% shares of a brokerage house 'LRK Securities Limited' renamed afterwards as 'EBL Securities Limited' and was acquired fully in 2012.
December 30,2009 Established 'EBL Investments Limited' a fully owned subsidiary to do merchant banking (MB) operations (MB License received in January 2013).
November 01,2009 EBL was awarded 3rd position for Annual Report 2008 in the 'Best Published Accounts' by ICAB and conferred a 'Certificate of Merit' award for 'Best Presented Accounts and Corporate Governance Disclosures Awards 2008' by SAFA.
April 30,2009 Awarded 'Superbrand' by Superbrands Inc. for the period 2009-2011.
April 26,2009 Launched Priority Banking for premium customer segment.
April 19,2009 Registration of EBL 1st Mutual Fund with Securities and Exchange Commission.
February 13,2009 Commencement of Investment Banking Operations.
May 25,2008 First 'Right Issue' declared @ 2:1 at par.
July 01,2007 Launched Own Managed Cards Software and Production System.
November 09,2006 Partnered with ADB under Trade Finance Facilitation Program (TFFP) to receive guarantee and revolving credit facility.
June 06,2006 Launched SME Banking Division.
March 05,2006 Centralization of liability product processing functions at Service Delivery.
November 30,2005 Partnered with IFC under Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) for better handling complex trade transactions.
June 27,2005 Authorized share capital increased to BDT 3.3 billion.
September 11,2004 Listed with Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd.
May 19,2004 Commenced of operations of Off shore Banking Unit, Bangladesh.
January 25,2004 Obtained permission from Bangladesh Bank for Offshore Banking Unit, Bangladesh.
July 17,2003 Launched online banking services across all the branches.
January 19,2002 Centralization of Trade Services.
November 12,1998 First dividend declared for income year 1997.
March 20,1993 Listed with Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd.
August 16,1992 Commenced banking operations.
August 08,1992 Incorporated.