TRUST and respect form the cornerstone for Handelsbanken’s operations. The bank has a presence in Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the UK. Handelsbanken offers competitively priced, quality banking services — and market reviews and customer surveys show it consistently hits the mark. The Swedish Quality Index ranks Handelsbanken customers as the country’s most satisfied, and its banking app is also top-rated. Handelsbanken trusts its employees to act in the best interests of clients and bank, and its profit-sharing scheme encourages initiative. Its governance code favours prudent management strategies and seeks to increase financial literacy. The BV judging panel is pleased to present Handelsbanken with the 2020 award for Best Bank Governance (Sweden).