Achievements Awards

BKT Achievements Awards

Since its privatization in 2000, Banka Kombetare Tregtare has been the focus of successive developments and assessments.

A detailed chronology of achievements and evaluations over the years is reflected below.


"BEST BUY" Medal

According to the market research by the Swiss company ICERTIAS International Certification Association GmbH, Albanians have chosen BKT as their financial institution for the best report on the quality of banking services in Albania for the years 2021/2022. Here you can read the Full Report

 

JCR Eurasia Rating reaffirms BKT as ‘AAA (Alb)'

JCR Eurasia Rating, during periodic review, affirmed Banka Kombetare Tregtare Sh.A.’s Long Term National Credit Rating as ‘AAA (Alb)’ and Short Term National Credit Rating as ‘A-1+ (Alb)’ with ‘Stable’ outlooks on both ratings. The Bank’s Long Term International Local and Foreign Currency Ratings are assigned as ‘BB+’, reflecting the country ceiling of Turkey (BB+) where the principal shareholder is located and one notch higher than the rating of country of residence, Albania (BB). Here you can read the Full Report


"THE BANK OF THE YEAR IN ALBANIA FOR 2020"- The Banker

Tirana, Albania (2 December 2020) – Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) was selected as "The Bank of the Year in Albania for 2020” by the prestigious financial magazines "The BankerThe Banker is part of the Financial Times and has been providing global financial intelligence since 1926. Their publications provide a key source of data and analysis in the industry, functioning as a widely used index of global banking. The awards gala event was held online through TheBanker.Com platform with the participation of the executive board of the invited banks. Here you can read the Full Report


EMEA Finance awards BKT for tenth time as “BEST BANK IN ALBANIA”

Tirana, Albania (May 25, 2021) – Banka Kombëtare Tregtare has been awarded as the "Best Bank in Albania" and "Most Innovative Bank" for 2020 in Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States by EMEA Finance in the thirteen editions of Europe Banking Awards 2020. Here you can read the Full Report


Achievement Awards from Finance Central Europe for 2020

Finance Central Europe at the "Top South East Europe Bank Rankings 2020" event on its 21th anniversary, rewards Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil CEO of the bank and Banka Kombëtare Tregtare with the following awards:

  • ‘The Best Banker in Albania 2020’ – Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil, CEO, Banka Kombetare Tregtare Sh A, Tirana, Albania
  • ‘The Best Bank in Albania 2020’ – Banka Kombetare Tregtare Sh A, Tirana, Albania
  • ‘The Best Bank in Albania by Assets Strength 2020’ – Banka Kombetare Tregtare Sh A, Tirana, Albania
  • ‘The Best Bank in Albania by Capital Strength 2020’ – Banka, Kombetare Tregtare Sh A, Tirana, Albania
  • ‘The Best Bank in Albania by Pre-Tax Profit 2020’ – Banka Kombetare Tregtare Sh A, Tirana, Albania

The best bank in Albania for 2020 - by "Global Finance"

The Global Finance magazine awards BKT as "The best bank in Albania for 2020" during the 27th annual awards ceremony ‘World’s Best Banks’. Here you can check the Full Report

 

Achievement Awards from “Finance Central Europe” for 2019

Finance Central Europe at the "Top South East Europe Bank Rankings 2019" event on its 20th anniversary, rewards Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil CEO of the bank as “The Best Banker in Albania 1999 – 2019, 20 Years” and as “The Best Banker in Albania 2019” and Banka Kombetare Tregtare with the following awards “The Best Bank in Albania 1999 – 2019, 20 Years”, “The Best Bank in Albania 2019” , “The Best Bank in Albania by Pre-Tax Profit 2019” and “The Best Bank in Albania by ROE (Return on Equity) 2019”.


AAA (Alb) on Long Term National Credit Rating -by “JCR Eurasia Rating”

JCR Eurasia Rating, during periodic review reaffirmed for the 12th time in a row Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) with score 89.69 ‘AAA (Alb)’ and also with a stable outlook in Long Term National Rankings. The grade assigned to BKT signifies a Distinctive Level of Compliance with the principles of the Albanian’s Corporate Governance Code and its Notch degree to the level a/Excellent. Here you can check the Full Announcement


The Bank of The Year in Albania for 2019 - by “The Banker”

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) was selected as "The Bank of the Year in Albania for 2019” by "The Banker", the world’s premier banking and finance resource, providing global financial intelligence since 1926. . Here you can check the Full Report

AAA (Alb) rating - by JCR Eurasia Rating

JCR Eurasia Rating, during periodic review affirmed for the 11th time in a row Banka Kombëtare Tregtare’s (BKT) Long- and Short-Term National Ratings of ‘AAA (Alb)’ and ‘A-1+ (Alb)’, respectively with “Stable” outlooks on both ratings and its International Long-Term FC and LC ratings as “BBB-Stable”, one notch higher than the principal operating country ceiling. Here you can check the Full Report


Best Bank In Albania – by “Euromoney”

In recognition of its exceptional performance and leadership in the banking market, Banka Kombëtare Tregtare is awarded "The Best Bank in Albania" for the 7th time from Euromoney Magazine, one of the top financial publications in the world.


The Best Bank in Albania for 2018 - by “EMEA Finance"

The prestigious EMEA Finance magazine choses BKT for nine consecutive years as "The Best Local Bank in Albania for 2018". This award emphasizes once again the evaluation over the years toward BKT from this magazine.


Bank of the Year In Albania For 2019 - by “Global Finance “

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare has been selected as The Best Bank of Albania for 2019 by US magazine Global Finance* on its 26th annual awards for the World’s Best Banks.

 

Best Bank in Albania for 2018 - by “The Banker”

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare has won "The Bank of the Year in Albania for 2018” by "The Banker". Regarded as the industry standard for banking excellence, The Banker’s “Bank of the Year” awards were once again contested by the world's leading financial institutions.


AAA (Alb) rating - by “JCR Eurasia Rating”

JCR Eurasia Rating reaffirms AAA (Alb) to BKT for the 10th time in a row in a high-level investment category in Long Term National Credit Rating, and Short Term National Credit Rating as ‘A-1+ (Alb)’, with ‘Stable’ outlooks on both ratings.
The ratings on the Long Term International Foreign and Local Currency are affirmed as ‘BBB-’, one notch above the country ceiling level.


The Best Bank in Albania for 2017 - by “ EMEA Finance"

The prestigious British financial magazine EMEA Finance, that awards each year best banks and financial institutions, awarded BKT for the eighth consecutive year “The Best Local Bank in Albania for 2017”. This success was an evaluation for BKT which successfully continued its restructure, reinvent, and retool for the year ahead and future challenges.

 

The Best Bank in Albania for 2017 – by “The Banker”

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare has been reaffirmed for the eighth time as "The Best Bank in Albania for 2017" in the financial services industry by one of the most prestigious financial magazines, “The Banker”, a Financial Times publication, which annually selects the best banks in the world.


The Best Bank in Albania for 2017 – by “Euromoney"

BKT keeps getting international evaluations! The pre-eminent British magazine Euromoney for 2017 reaffirms BKT for the sixth consecutive year as “The Best Bank in Albania”.


The Best Bank in Albania for 2016 - by “ EMEA Finance"

The Awards continue to reflect the success of Banka Kombëtare Tregtare in the Albanian banking sector. BKT has been awarded for the seventh consecutive year “The Best Local Bank in Albania for 2016” from the prestigious British financial magazine EMEA Finance.


AAA(Alb) – by JCR Euroasia Rating

Eurasia Rating has evaluated Banka Kombetare Tregtare (BKT) in a high-level investment category and affirmed its ratings on the Long Term National Scale as ‘AAA (Alb)’ along with a ‘Stable’ outlook.

 

The Banker Awards BKT as the Best Bank in Albania for the Seventh Time

In recognition of its exceptional performance and leadership in the banking market, Banka Kombëtare Tregtare won "The Bank of the Year in Albania for 2016" award from one of the most prestigious financial magazines, "The Banker", which is published by Financial Times.


JCR Eurasia Rating assigns AAA (Alb) to BKT for Corporate Governance

JCR Eurasia Rating, by evaluating the corporate governance practices established within BKT, has assigned 87.06 (AAA (Alb)/Distinctive) points out of 100 for the overall level of compliance with the Albanian Corporate Governance Code and the regulations.


The best bank in Albania for 2016 - by "Euromoney"

International ratings for BKT continue! The well-known British magazine Euromoney evaluates for 2016 BKT again for the fifth time in a row as "The best bank in Albania".


AAA (Alb) – by JCR Euroasia Rating

JCR - Eurasia Rating reaffirms for the eight time in a row its “AAA (Alb)” rating for BKT.

 

The best bank in Albania for 2015 - by "EMEA Finance"

EMEA Finance magazine reaffirms for the sixth consecutive time its evaluation for BKT as “The Best Bank in Albania” for 2015 for the sixth year in a row.


BKT Celebrates Its 90th Anniversary With "The Best Bank In Albania" Award Received for the Sixth Time By "The Banker"

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare has been selected as "The Bank of the Year" in Albania for 2015 by "The Banker", which is published by Financial Times. One of the most prestigious financial magazines, “The Banker” annually nominates the best banks in the world.


JCR Eurasia Rating assigns AAA (Alb) to BKT for Corporate Governance

CR-Eurasia Rating has assigned for the second time in a row to BKT “AAA (Alb)/Distinctive” the grade of Compliance with the principles of the code of corporate governance.


BKT renews the ISO 9001:2008 certificate

BKT has been recertified with the ISO 9001:2008 Standard through TÜV AUSTRIA CERT.


BKT Annual Report 2014 receives two ARC awards from MERCOMM Inc.

BKT Annual Report for 2014 won two awards in the ARC worldwide competition for annual reports organized by MERCOMM Inc. The Silver Award for Bank Category and the Honor Award in the Green/Environmentally Sound Annual Reports. The ARC Awards are considered the Oscars of official publications.


The best bank in Albania for 2015 - by "Euromoney"

BKT keeps getting international evaluations! The pre-eminent British magazine Euromoney for 2015 reaffirms BKT for the fourth consecutive year as “The Best Bank in Albania”.


AAA (Alb) rating by - JCR Eurasia Rating

JCR - Eurasia Rating reaffirms for the seventh time in a row its “AAA (Alb)” rating for BKT.

 

The Best Local Bank in Albania award and the Corporate Social Responsibility award in Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States- by “EMEA FINANCE”

EMEA Finance magazine selects BKT for the “Corporate Social Responsibility award in Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States”. This award confirms the success of BKT in the implementation of its CSR Policy with innovative initiatives that affect the most sensitive aspects of the Albanian society.


The best bank in Albania for 2014 - by “EMEA Finance”

EMEA Finance Magazine reaffirms for the fifth year in a row its rating for BKT as "Best Bank in Albania" for 2014.


The best bank in Albania for 2014 - by “The Banker”

The pre-eminent magazine published by Financial Times, "The Banker", which annually nominates the best banks in the world, has selected Banka Kombëtare Tregtare as "The Best Bank in Albania for 2014".


AAA (Alb) rating by - JCR Eurasia Rating

JCR Eurasia Rating assigns AAA (Alb) to BKT for Corporate Governance.


AAA (Alb) - by JCR Eurasia Rating for Corporate Governance

JCR-Eurasia Rating, evaluates for the first time BKT with "AAA (Alb) / Distinctive", with the principles of the code of corporate governance


The best bank in Albania for 2014- by “Euromoney”

International ratings for BKT continue! This time, the well-known British magazine Euromoney evaluates BKT again for the third time in a row as "The best bank in Albania for 2014".

 

The best bank in Albania for 2013 - by “EMEA Finance”

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare is awarded as “The Best Bank of Albania for 2013”, based on its superior growth, overall performance and innovation shown during 2013 by the prestigious British magazine EMEA Finance for the fourth time.


Payment Excellence Award (STP )- by “Deutsche Bank”

BKT receives "Payment Excellence Award (STP) for 2013" from Deutsche Bank.


The best bank in Albania for 2013- by “The Banker”

BKT is awarded once again for its high performance during 2013. The Banker evaluates BKT as “The Bank of the Year 2013 for Albania” for the forth time in the last four years.


JCR Eurasia Rating confirms AA(Alb) evaluation to BKT for Corporate Governance

JCR-Eurasia Rating, evaluates for the second time BKT with "AAA (Alb) / Distinctive", with the principles of the code of corporate governance


AAA (Alb) rating by - JCR Eurasia Rating

JCR-Eurasia Rating, reconfirms its rating for BKT with "AAA (Alb)", with a stable outlook for the fifth year in a row.


The best bank in Albania for 2013 - by “Euromoney”

BKT adds another important award to its international evaluations’ collection. The pre-eminent British magazine Euromoney confirms BKT for the second year as “The Best Bank in Albania for 2013”.

 

The Best Local Bank in Albania – by “EMEA Finance”

EMEA Finance Magazine reaffirms for the third year in a row its rating for BKT as "Best Local Bank in Albania" for 2012.


Payment Excellence Award (STP) - by “Deutsche Bank”

BKT receives "Payment Excellence Award (STP) for 2012" from Deutsche Bank.


CEO of BKT, has been awarded as CEO of 2012 for Europe – by “ EMEA Finance”

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare has been awarded for the third time consecutively as The Best Local Bank of Year in Albania by the prestigious British magazine EMEA Finance. At the same time Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil CEO of BKT has been awarded as CEO of 2012 for Europe by EMEA Finance.


JCR Eurasia Rating assigns AA (Alb) to BKT for Corporate Governance

JCR Eurasia Rating, by evaluating the corporate governance practices established within BKT, has assigned (AA(Alb)/Merit) for the overall level of compliance with the Albanian Corporate Governance Code and the regulations set by Albanian Ministry of Finance.


The best bank in Albania -by “Euromoney”

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare is awarded as “The Best Bank of Albania” in Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2012 by pre-eminent international finance magazine Euromoney.


AAA (Alb)- by JCR Euroasia Rating

JCR - Eurasia Rating, reconfirms its rating for BKT with "AAA (Alb)", with a stable outlook for the fourth year in a row.


Quality Management System- by TUV Austria

"TUV Austria" gives BKT the quality management system certificate ISO 9001: 2008 applicable for banking services.

 

The best bank in Albania - by “The Banker”

(BKT) has been re-awarded as “Bank of the Year 2011 for Albania” by The Banker, the banking sector’s magazine of Financial Time.


Award for Payments- by “Wells Fargo”

BKT receives the "Payment Award (STP) for 2011" from Wells Fargo.


The Best Local Bank in Albania- by “EMEA Finance”

EMEA Finance magazine reaffirms its rating for BKT as the "Best Bank in Albania" for 2011.


AAA (Alb) - by “JCR Eurasia Rating”

JCR - Eurasia Rating, reconfirms its rating for BKT with the grade "AAA (Alb)", with a stable outlook for the third year in a row.


"B1" rating - by “Moody's”

Moody's confirmed the rating "B1" of BKT, the highest rating that Moody's can give to an Albanian entity.

 

AAA (Alb) - by “JCR Eurasia Rating”

JCR-Eurasia Rating, reconfirms its rating for BKT with "AAA (Alb)".


Bank of the year in Albania - by "The Banker"

BKT celebrates the 85th anniversary of the establishment of its first branch in Durrës with many awards and appreciations. BKT was rated "Best Bank in Albania" by the prestigious British magazine, The Banker.


The Best Local Bank in Albania - by "EMEA Finance"

EMEA Finance, another British magazine, cited BKT as "Albania's Best Bank for 2010".


Payment Excellence Award (STP) - by “Deutsche Bank”

BKT receives "Payment Excellence Award (STP) for 2010" from Deutsche Bank.

 

The Best Bank in Albania - by "Finance Central Europe"

 


Best Bank in Southeast Europe - by “Finance Central Europe”

For the second year in a row, BKT has been honored with the rating "Best Bank in Albania", but this time accompanied by the international rating as "Best Bank in Southeast Europe for 2009".


AAA (Alb) - by JCR “Eurasia Rating”

JCR Eurasia Rating again evaluates BKT with the grade AAA (Alb) for 2009.

 

Bank of the year in Albania - by "The Banker"

The prestigious British magazine "The Banker" awarded BKT as "The best bank in Albania". Evaluation refers to a high overall performance through the analysis of recent results and its strategic developments and overall achievements.