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Global Finance magazine awards BKT as “The Best Bank in Albania for 2020”

Tukish Investor in Albania and Kosovo Mr. Ahmet Çalık is honored with Order of the Rising Sun of Japan

Achievement Awards from Finance Central Europe

BKT HOSTED ALBANIA ROUNDTABLE IN THE EUROMONEY CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPEAN FORUM

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

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.

AAA (Alb) rating - by JCR Eurasia Rating

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 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.

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

Tirana, Albania (February 15, 2019) – Banka Kombëtare Tregtare clarifies its position regarding the publications in some portals

Tirana, Albania (29 November 2018) – 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.

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 11-year collaboration between BKT and FASTIP reveals year after year the success of this unique education system in Albania

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 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.
Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) joined Tirana’s Municipality initiative for afforestation of Tirana, sponsoring a tree planting project in the Artificial Lake area. In the inauguration ceremony organized for this occasion, participated BKT CEO and Board Member, Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil and Mayor of Tirana, Mr. Erjon Veliaj. 

For several years now Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) is supporting the tradition of “Work & Study” fair.

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) was ranked first in the short preliminary list of only 3 banks, selected from Albanian Deposit Insurance Agency (ADIA) as Agent Banks for carrying out the deposit compensation process.

On 16-17 January 2018, Euromoney Conferences, in its 23rd installment of its Central and Eastern Europe Forum, was attended by over 1,100 government representatives, policy makers, financial intermediaries, business leaders and investors. This Forum is considered as one of the best networking events for anyone with an interest in Central and Eastern Europe. 
Banka Kombëtare Tregtare, sponsored and organized for the third consecutive year, the Albania Roundtable “Mobilizing finance for further growth..

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.

Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës (UAMD) organized the graduation ceremony for Faculty of Integrated Studies with Practice students. The ceremony was held in Durrës, at “Horizont” Hotel premises.

This academic year corresponds with the 10th anniversary of the establishment of FASTIP and the cooperation of the Banka Kombëtare Tregtare with "Aleksandër Moisiu" University, Durrës.

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 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.  

 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.

BKT supported the Work & Study Fair organized by Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the Municipality of Tirana and Sport & Education Ministry in the context of supporting and encouraging employment participated in the fair held at Palace of Congress from 18-20 May.

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) organized the inauguration ceremony of its newest branch “Dega Çorovodë”.

In the framework of supporting to promote and support the creation of new job vacancies takes part in the Labor Fair 2017, organized by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and National Employment service, in the premises of Palace of Congresses from 29-31 March 2017.

The Turkey-Albania Agricultural Business Forum was attended by various entrepreneurs of the sector from both countries and Personalities like Turkey Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock H.E. Faruk ÇELİK, Albanian Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration H.E Edmond Panariti, BKT’s Chairman Mr. Mehmet Usta as the President of DEİK\Turkey-Albania Business Council (DEİK stands for The Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey),  TOBB Member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Faik Yavuz (TOBB stands for The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey).

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare supporting, evaluated and financially supported “If we were Bankers” competition with the best students of the Finance Department of Economic Faculties of some chosen Universities.

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare, sponsored and organized for the second consecutive year, the Albania Roundtable “Albania’s Progression Towards Becoming the Fastest Growing Economy in the Balkans for 2017”.

Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) is a key partner for FASTIP at UAMD, and has contributed massively during these 9 years in this unique program of Public - Private Partnership, between the Albanian and German Government, UAMD and Albania Business Partners.
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, 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.
With the aim to support and promote employment BKT attended in Job Fair 2016 organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the Municipality of Tirana and the Ministry of Education and Sports.
BKT keeps getting international evaluations! The pre-eminent British magazine Euromoney for 2015 reaffirms BKT for the fifth consecutive year as “The Best Bank in Albania”.
JCR - Eurasia Rating reaffirms for the eight time in a row its “AAA (Alb)” rating for BKT.
BKT organized a friendly meeting with representatives from the Agribusiness sector in the premises of Sheraton Hotel.
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 organized a business gathering with representatives from the construction business in Sheraton Hotel.
The Honorary Consulate of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has opened yesterday in Tirana.
Euromoney Conferences gathered over 1,200 delegates in Vienna in the 21st installment of its Central and Eastern Europe Forum

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. 
 

BKT has been recertified with the ISO 9001:2008 Standard through TÜV AUSTRIA CERT.
BKT has been recertified with the ISO 9001:2008 Standard through TÜV AUSTRIA CERT.
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.
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
JCR-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.
JCR-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.
JCR-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.
JCR - Eurasia Rating reaffirms for the seventh time in a row its “AAA (Alb)” rating for BKT.
EMEA Finance magazine selects BKT for the “Corporate Social Responsibility award in Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States”. In the same ceremony EMEA Finance magazine reaffirms for the fifth consecutive time its evaluation for BKT as “The Best Bank in Albania” for 2014 for the fourth year in a row.
The Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth has awarded Social Solidarity Prize for year 2014 to Mr. Ahmet Calik, President of Calik Holding, with motivation: “For special attention and contribution of Çalik Holding companies in Albania”.
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".

JCR Eurasia Rating, by evaluating the corporate governance practices established within BKT, has assigned 85.23 (AAA (Alb)/Distinctive) points out of 100 for the overall level of compliance with the Albanian Corporate Governance Code and the regulations.

17 students graduated at Faculty of Studies Integrated with Practice (FASTIP) in Bank Management. Students are sponsored and offered working practices by Banka Kombëtare Tregtare during the 3 years study
Euromoney Magazine has recognized BKT, as “The Best Bank in Albania for 2014” in its annual Awards for Excellence that took place in London on July 10, 2014.
JCR-Eurasia Rating has evaluated Banka Kombëtare Tregtare Sh.A. in a high-level investment category and affirmed for the sixth time in a row its ratings on the Long Term National Scale as ‘AAA (Alb)’ along with a ‘Stable’ outlook.

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. 

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, 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.
Within the framework of expanding the cooperation with Local Government and the corporate social responsibility, aiming at contributing in the economic development, increasing the employment and enlarging the customer base, BKT has signed New Loan Guarantee Agreement with Municipality of Tirana.
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”.

EMEA Finance magazine selects Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil as “CEO of the Year 2012 in Europe”. This evaluation recognizes Mr. Pencabligil’s contribution in the strategic and steady management of BKT, making it one of the most successful financial institutions in Europe.
EMEA Finance magazine reaffirms its evaluation for BKT as “The Best Bank in Albania” for 2012 for the third year in a row

In the framework of economy lending and mitigation on the challenges affords faced nowadays by the business, Banka Kombetare Tregtare has launched many new products for the financial support of business’ objective realization. In this line, the latest product offered is Cheque Collateralized Loan, presented during the seminar held in Tirana with subject “Cheque Usage Alternatives”.
BKT receives the Deutsche Bank’s “2013 Straight-Through-Processing (STP) Excellence Award”.
JCR-Eurasia Rating reconfirms its rating for BKT with “AAA (Alb)” with stable outlook for the fifth year in
Kombetare Tregtare, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey to Tirana, in the framework of BKT’s corporate social responsibility policies, donated food and other cleaning materials for 50 families of the students in need in Mustafa Kemal Ataturk school in Zall Herr.
Banka Kombetare Tregtare, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey to Tirana and the Roma Integration Association and Antitraffic of Children, in the framework of BKT’s corporate social responsibility policies, donated food and other cleaning materials for 50 families in need from the Roma community in Tirana.

This is the first–ever such rating to an Albanian Company
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.

BKT continues for the 5th year to sponsor studies in “Bank Management” field, Faculty of Integrated Studies with Practice (FASTIP) near “Aleksandër Moisiu” University in Durrës.
Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT), within the framework of supporting agribusiness, has launched today for SME-s operating in the agriculture sector, a new loan called BKT AGRO LOAN.
17 students were graduated, out of whom 15 had the pleasure and honor to take along with their diplomas their working contract with BKT, starting immediately working in the available positions in the Bank.
Banka Kombëtare Tregtare is awarded as “The Best Bank of Albania” in Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2012 by pre-eminent international finance magazine Euromoney
In cooperation with the National Institute For Albanian Orphans, BKT has supported the event that took place in May 20, National Day of Albanian Orphans
Banka Kombëtare Tregtare is awarded as “The Best Bank of Albania for 2011”, based on its superior growth, overall performance and innovation shown during 2011 by the prestigious British magazine EMEA Finance for the second time consecutively.
Among the seven other members from Europe coming from Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Luxembourg, for the first time in the history of this prestigious organization, Albanian bank’s representatives, Mr. Mehmet Usta, Chairman of BKT and Mr. Seyhan Pencapligil, CEO and Board Member of BKT, are elected as the Member and Alternate Member of WSBI’s Board of Directors, respectively.
(BKT) has been re-awarded as “Bank of the Year 2011 for Albania” by The Banker, the banking sector’s magazine of Financial Times.
Banka Kombëtare Tregtare celebrated the 85th anniversary of the opening of its Vlora Branch with the participation of the prefect of Vlora County, Mr. Eduard Veçani and other important participants. This branch is the one of the oldest banking institution in Albania and has been established in November 15, 1926 in Flag Square in Vlora.
Banka Kombëtare Tregtare is reelected as Bank of Albania for 2010 by the prestigious magazine EMEA Finance
Banka Kombëtare Tregtare, in line with the aim at being closer to its corporate clients, has organized the Foreign Trade Practices Seminar
Now all BKT clients may use many of its products and services free of charge.
Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) has been awarded as “Bank of the Year 2010 for Albania” by The Banker, the banking sector’s magazine of Financial Times