Vlora, Albania (November 15, 2011) – 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.
For this occasion, the exterior architecture of the building, a very well-known landmark in Vlora, has been rehabilitated while the interior design of the branch has been renewed in order both to better reveal the characteristics of the building and to make the branch more user-friendly for our customers.
“We are very happy to inherit such an important and significant branch and all our actions have been in line with the respective responsibility. Our efforts to make the oldest commercial bank in Albania the most modern one by providing the best products and services, will continue.” said Seyhan Pencapligil, CEO and Board Member of BKT. “In this important anniversary I would like to share with you the joy of the good news that BKT, unlike many of its competitors, has been increasing its deposits and business faster than ever
Vlora Branch is the third oldest branch of BKT, after Durrës Branch, 85th anniversary of which was celebrated last year in November.
About BKT
BKT is the second largest and the oldest commercial bank in Albania with a total of 1.8 billion USD in assets and 1.6 billion of USD in deposits. BKT network includes 82 branches out of which 62 are situated in Albania and 20 of them in Kosovo, making BKT the biggest Albanian bank in the region. BKT has been continuously awarded as the Best Bank in Albania reaching lately the evaluation as “Best Bank of Albania for 2010” by the prestigious British magazine “The Banker”. BKT is the only bank that has been reaffirmed for the third year in a row by JCR-Eurasia Rating with AAA(Alb).

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