In its dialogue with investors, shareholders and clients, VP Bank values up-to-date information that also takes account of international trends and developments. The design of the 2016 annual report centred on the «NextBanking» topic, as an expression of VP Bank's digitisation strategy. VP Bank included contributions by seven experts to highlight the wide-ranging nature of digitalisation.
A total of eight international awards for the VP Bank Group's 2016 annual report underscore the high quality of the information policy, and once again demonstrate VP Bank's design creativity. In the case of the «ARC Awards», the VP Bank annual report beat some 2,000 submissions from 33 countries to win a Gold Award («Best of Category») for the attractive illustrations. The «ARC Awards» have been staged in the USA for the past 30 years.
The annual report won a Silver Award from «Stevie Awards» from the USA as the «Best Annual Report - Print». Further awards came from «Galaxy Award» as well as the «Vision Award» of LACP, the «League of American Communications Professionals». VP Bank won its first accolade in Germany with an award for high design quality from the «Red Dot Design Award».
The online version of the VP Bank 2016 annual report also attracted international awards, including two gold LACP Vision Award and ARC Awards. Within the context of the «Swiss Annual Report Rating», a jury comprising communication and financial professionals also rated the design print and online versions of the VP Bank Group annual report amongst the best 15 reports from Switzerland and Liechtenstein.