Tirana, Albania (03 December 2015) - Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) 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. 
The award was submitted to BKT’s Chairman Mr. Mehmet Usta and the CEO and Board Member, Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil in a ceremony held in London on December 2, 2015.
"Receiving "The Bank of the Year" award has become a tradition already for BKT. Although Albanian economic growth has been at the same level compared to other European countries, we have managed to record new achievements in our story of sustainable profitability and growth.” said Mr. Mehmet Usta, the Chairman of BKT since 2009. He added that: “We are aware and proud of the tremendous efforts behind this continuous success and appreciative that such a hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. As we are in the middle of the celebrations of our 90th anniversary of BKT’s establishment, this award is the perfect gift to all our customers, employees, stakeholders and business partners."
The CEO and Board Member, Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil, emphasized that: "This is the third year that we receive all three major awards (The Banker, Euromoney and EMEA Finance) in the banking industry. This kind of success creates additional expectations in our working environment and such performance is not enough. We have to set new standards not only for our industry and not only in Albania, but we need to show the same commitment in the region and make a good example for other industries, as we have the vast responsibility of owning the most valuable Albanian brand."
Together with the 6th “Bank of the year in Albania” award by The Banker, BKT has been selected for the 4th time as "The Best Bank in Albania" by “Euromoney” and for the 5th time by “EMEA Finance”, two other very important financial institutions.
With total assets of 2.8 billion USD, in its 90th anniversary BKT serves its customers through a network of 90 branches, 64 of which in Albania and 26 in Kosovo. .

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