Tirana, Albania (30 November 2017) – Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) has won "The Bank of the Year in Albania for 2017” by "The Banker", one of the most prestigious financial magazines. The Banker’s awards continue to set the benchmark for the industry and BKT is proud to receive for the eighth time one of the most significant accolades in financial services industry. The ceremony was held in London on November 29th, 2017.
Mr. Mehmet Usta, chairman of BKT, emphasized that: “The Bank of the Year in Albania award, for the eighth year, is a fantastic endorsement of the exceptional performance that BKT has achieved during these years. This accolade comes as a pleasant assurance that we have not been erring in terms of decisions and actions. I congratulate all our employees for their tremendous efforts required to make BKT the great bank we know it to be”.
The CEO and Board Member, Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil, added that: “Being recognized for our performance on the international stage during so many years is a remarkable achievement, and I am extremely grateful to each of our dedicated employees who have made this possible. As long as we will continue being close to our customers, understanding their needs and adapting our vision and strategy in line with this comprehension, I strongly believe that we will keep growing and receiving all major awards in the banking industry".
Together with the “Bank of the year in Albania” award by The Banker, BKT again this year complete all three major awards in the banking industry, receiving formerly "The Best Bank in Albania" by “Euromoney” and “EMEA Finance”.
Established in 1925 BKT is the largest and the oldest commercial Bank in Albania. With a total asset value of 3.5 billion USD and total deposits of 2.9 billion USD, BKT serves its customers through a network of 93 branches, out of which 67 are located in Albania and 26 in Kosovo.