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United Community Bank Named to Forbes List of World's Best Banks and Best Banks in America


It's an honor to be named one of the “Best Banks in the World” according to the inaugural Forbes World’s Best Banks list. Based largely on customer satisfaction, data compiled by Statista ranked banks across the globe. United was recognized as fifth on the list of 60 banks in the United States and was the top bank recognized with a regional Southeast presence for 2019.

“We are extremely humbled to receive such a global recognition and have customer feedback make us one of the top five financial institutions in this country,” said Lynn Harton, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Community Bank. “Customer service has always been our primary focus and continues to be the driving force behind our success. Our employees go above and beyond every day to serve our clients to the best of their ability. This award would not be possible without them.”

The complete ranking list can be found here.

We are also proud to have been recognized as one of America’s best performing banks by Forbes magazine for the sixth consecutive year.

“America’s Best Banks 2019,” an article written by Kurt Badenhausen, ranks 100 of the largest publicly traded banks and thrifts nationwide. For 2019, United Community Bank was again included in this prestigious list.

For ten consecutive years, Forbes has ranked the nation’s 100 largest publicly-traded banks on ten metrics including return on average tangible equity, return on average assets, net interest margin, efficiency ratio and net charge-offs as a percent of total loans. The magazine also factored in nonperforming assets as a percent of assets, risk-based capital ratio and reserves as a percent of nonperforming assets. The final component, according to the magazine, is operating revenue growth.

Data for the ranking was provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence based on regulatory filings through September 30.

The complete ranking list can be found here.

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Customer overall experience rating
of 9.6 out of 10*

*As reported by Customer Service Profiles