July 12, 2021
Banknote branches are highly evaluated in the competition “Latvia's Best Trader 2020”
This year Latvian financial services company AS DelfinGroup participated in the client service quality assessment competition “Latvijas Labākais tirgotājs 2020” (Latvia's Best Trader 2020) for the first time and received two winning titles in the store category.
The competition is organized by the Latvian Traders Association (LTA) and the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (LALRG). This time LTA experts had to evaluate several hundred commercial facilities, and only 22 of them were shortlisted as potential winners. The main competition evaluation criteria were customer service quality, arrangement and environment, range of products, special offers and information accessibility.
Four branches of DelfinGroup that operate under brand name Banknote participated in the competition organized by the LTA and each of them received a positive evaluation:
- Nomination “Winner” - Banknote branch in Daugavpils, Saules iela 55;
- Nomination “Winner” - Banknote branch in Tukums, Elizabetes iela 6;
- Nomination “Laureate” - Banknote branch in Aizpute, Zvaigžņu iela 2;
- Nomination “Participant” - Banknote branch in Limbaži, Rīgas iela 7.
Only six competitors, representing Latvian stores, were ranked in the nomination “Winner”, and two of them were Banknote branches.
Ivars Lamberts, Commercial Director of the DelfinGroup and the Board Member responsible for branches of Banknote pawn shop network: “These awards confirm that we are moving in the right direction. Furthermore, it is an additional motivation to set new goals and improve the level of client service, range of products offered, and services provided. I would like to thank all colleagues who make sure daily that our branches are valued by our clients. ” The jury formed by the LTA, first of all, evaluated the commercial facility - its infrastructure, internal order, accessibility and general emotions upon entering and walking through the premises. The jury also evaluated the employees' knowledge, competence, politeness, and cooperation, as well as the overall range of goods and services - their diversity and quality.
Henriks Danusēvičs, the President of LTA: “I was involved in the evaluation of all participating facilities of the competition “Latvia's Best Trader 2020”, and therefore I visited branches of Banknote pawn shop network for the first time. Well, I am really surprised, in the positive way, by the range of goods available in the branches. I especially appreciate the employees’ attitude and the service quality. I would like to single out the employees of the branch of Banknote pawn shop network in Saules iela in Daugavpils as an example of excellent customer service.”
The objective of the competition “Latvia's Best Trader” is to promote the improvement of customer service standards and culture in a company by enhancing the quality of service offered by entrepreneurs in commerce, catering, and service sectors and appreciating individual contribution of every staff member. It is a non-commercial and open competition - any Latvian company operating in the sector can take part in it. The competition is organized by public organizations - the Latvian Traders Association in cooperation with the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments.
AS DelfinGroup is a licensed financial services company founded in 2009 and represents the brands Banknote, VIZIA, and Rīgas pilsētas lombards (Riga City Pawnshop). The company employs 277 professionals in 92 branches operating in 38 Latvian cities. DelfinGroup is a member of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Latvian Association of Alternative Financial Services and has received the Gold Level status of the State Revenue Service cooperation programme. DelfinGroup core services are retail sale of pre-owned goods in branches and online, pawn loans, consumer loans, and loans specifically designed for people at retirement age. DelfinGroup bonds are listed on the Nasdaq Riga First North bond list. In 2020, the company's revenue was 23.7 million euros, the loan portfolio reached 34.7 million euros, EBITDA increased to 9.3 million euros and profit before taxes reached 4.6 million euros. DelfinGroup estimated taxes for 2020 are 3.42 million euros.
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