Thursday the 30th October in Dublin and the winners of the 2008 IIA Net Visionary Awards were announced at a glittering event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
The Net Visionary Awards, now in their 3 year, are unique as they are run and voted on by the internet industry in Ireland. The Awards evening remains one of the most prestigious within the online industry.
RaboDirect online bank (RaboDirect.ie) were shortlisted in two categories, Aoife Mahon for Best Business Podcaster and Martin O’Leary for Best Online Financial Service. It was Martin O’Leary, Online Marketing Manager, who was victorious on the night accepting the award for Best Online Financial Service for RaboDirect.
A second time winner at the IIA Net Visionary Awards, last year the recipient of the Best Internet Marketer Award, O’Leary was clearly delighted by the win.
‘We were delighted to win this award as the competition was very tough this year. I’m delighted that the significant improvements we have made to the RaboDirect website over the past two years have been recognised by this prestigious award win’.
O’ Leary added ‘Our website fits in closely with our philosophy of offering a no-nonsense and hassle-free online banking experience. It empowers customers to maximize their savings, credit and investment opportunities by getting immediate access to a wealth of knowledge from independent financial experts. No other Irish bank is currently offering their customers this level of exposure to financial commentators across a wide range of topics. Our financial podcasts and webcasts are a clear example of our pioneering work in this regard.
Commenting on the award win Roel van Veggel, General Manager at RaboDirect said: “It is fantastic to see that RaboDirect maintains a high level of recognition in the industry, winning awards in categories that matter.
In these challenging financial times, it is vital to maintain a cutting edge web presence and use all of the state of the art online and offline tools we have at our disposal. It's also a great reward for our team that manages, with sometimes limited budgets, to come up with innovative solutions to serve our customers the best way possible”