The Co-operative Bank's mobile banking application has received two honouree awards at the 19th annual Webby Awards, which are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences In New York.
The awards are for best ‘Visual Design Function’ and best ‘Services and Utilities’ for a mobile banking app.
The bank's app, for both iPhones and Android smartphones that was developed with New Zealand firm Alphero, was launched last July.
In a statement the Co-operative Bank’s head of digital, Michael Garden, was unsurprisingly quoted saying he was thrilled to be one of the very few banks honoured at the Webby Awards.
"I believe we are the only New Zealand bank to be honoured," Garden added.
“Being ranked with the likes of top brands such Nike, Vimeo, Target and Adidas is fantastic," said Garden.
“We’re always looking to keep ahead of the game and will continue to keep trying to improve our customers’ online experience,” he said.
David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards was quoted saying; “Honourees like the Co-operative Bank are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the internet. It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 13,000 entries we received this year.”
Judges included Tumblr founder David Karp, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile phone inventor Martin Cooper, and creator of the .gif file format, Steve Wilhite.